Grand Theft Auto V PC New Release Date, First Screens and System Specs Announced


Rockstar Games revealed the first screens and system specs of Grand Theft Auto V for PC as well as a new release date of 24 March 2015. They have apologised for the slight shift in the date as the game required a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. They have also stated that moving a release date is never a decision they take lightly and is a choice they make only when they know it is in the best interests of the game and their fans.

GTA Online for PC, which will support up to 30 players, will launch alongside GTAV for PC and will include GTA Online Heists. Online Heists for consoles will be launching in the coming weeks ahead of the PC launch. You can see the new full 4K resolution screenshots they have released below:

GTAV for PC pushes Los Santos and Blaine County to even greater levels of detail, running at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups. GTAV for PC also includes the new Rockstar Editor, which gives players a full suite of editing tools to create and publish gameplay clips direct to both Social Club and YouTube. Stay tuned for more information on GTAV for PC in the coming weeks.

Check out also the official minimum and recommended specs:

Minimum specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

OXCGN’s Plantronics RIG Review


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All In One Gaming + Mobile Headset

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

rig-black-boomIn today’s world, you can use headsets for your gaming consoles to enjoy the brutal sounds of Borderlands 2, whilst chatting away to your friends in a party from the comfort of your lounge and you can be on a bus, enjoying the sights of the city whilst speaking to your friend via a bluetooth ear piece.

What you couldn’t do up until now, was use a gaming headset to speak to your party and listen to the footsteps behind you AND yap away on your mobile on a very important phone call.

Plantronics a brand better known for their mobile device peripherals, have released a new product that goes by the name of the RIG.

The RIG is specifically designed to combine your gaming and mobile phone, through the use of a mixer that will allow you to seamlessly answer a phone call whilst still having the ability to listen to what’s happening in the game.

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OXCGN’s Grand Theft Auto V Review


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OXCGN’s Grand Theft Auto V Review

The Perfect Crime?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

I enjoy the finer things in life.

Whether it’s cruising down the open highway in a convertible, boating on a luxury yacht, shopping in high-end retail stores, golfing,  or senseless murder, Grand Theft Auto V allows me to enjoy all these favoured pastimes from the comfort of my couch.

Featuring more than just stealing cars, Rockstar Games have grown and molded the Grand Theft Auto series over time, into living, breathing worlds that aren’t just a hell of a lot of fun to cause mayhem in, they also poke fun at the society we live in today using their trademark dark humour and satirical nature.

501-1280It’s no secret that every Grand Theft Auto title is one of, if not the most anticipated title in most gamers’ eyes. You only need to hear that Rockstar made $1 billion in the first three days of GTAV‘s release, to understand how popular it is. Synonymous with controversy, the media love to create news about GTA, and people who never play games know of the series.

Check out our criminal record here!

Have Fake GTAV Receipts Emerged In Hopes To Break Release Embargo?


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Have Fake GTAV Receipts Emerged In Hopes To Break Release Embargo?

Wild receipts appear

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

GTAV Fake ReceiptUPDATE: Both receipts have been confirmed as fake receipts in an attempt to break release date. The second receipt which is stamped has an incorrect product code for the game. Please do not attempt to use these receipts to buy the game as they will not work.

As of the 14th of September, a mere 3 days before its official release September 17th release, it seems that a few random receipts of Rockstar’s highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V are making the rounds from an Australia bricks & mortar store.

The first receipt you’ll see on the right was sent to me early last night under the impression that it was a fake receipt. Due to me working at JB Hi-Fi and dealing with a lot of these receipts, I instantaneously agreed this receipt as a fake.

Anyone who has worked in retail would clearly see that any item, if available on various platforms would state under the title which platform said item was purchased on.

With games it would state whether or not it was for PC, 360, 3DS, Wii U, Ps3 etc…

As you can see on this receipt this is not the case.

The second receipt which you can see at the bottom of the page seems a little bit more legitimate.

Click to doubt whether the second receipt is fake or real

Why R18+ is Not the Answer, a Case Study Involving Saints Row IV


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Follow the whole debacle down the rabbit hole

by Rocco Rinaldo

©2013 Rocco Rinaldo

saints_row_4-wide(Ed: Welcome our newest contributor Rocco Rinaldo, who joins as our opinionated writer. First up, he looks at Australia’s newly implemented R18+ classification and the news surrounding Saints Row IV over the last few months building up to its release)

When the Australian Classification Board (ACB) refused to classify Saints Row IV, debate surrounding censorship, appropriateness and the false hope of the R18+ classification in Australia sparked up again.

Here are my 2 cents.

If you thought the R18+ classification would automatically let you play any game created no matter how obscene or graphic, you were wrong and you should feel bad.

Deep Silver screwed up by choosing cheap laughs over a considered approach to mature content, underestimating the importance of incorporating adult material in a relevant and context specific way.

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