35 Grand Theft Auto facts – the best secrets from Rockstar’s legendary crime-’em-up series

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at 11:32am September 27 2013
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Rockstar North is notoriously secretive when it comes to Grand Theft Auto, drip-feeding information and rarely granting interviews to the press. But with a series as popular and long-running as this, some things are always bound to slip through the net. We celebrate gaming’s most famous series by unveiling all the stuff you may have missed from previous games: development secrets, trivia, in-jokes, pop culture references, and stories from the franchise’s rich 18-year history. From the fascinating to the absolutely absurd, this is the untold history of Grand Theft Auto.

Taking liberties: why Joel Gregory’s attempts to finally finish GTA 4 have tainted the memories

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at 05:23pm May 8 2013

I bought Grand Theft Auto 4 on release day, excitedly careening into Liberty City to mow down pedestrians, fistfight hobos and, as it turned out, go for some of history’s most tedious games of bowling. But just for one day. See, I was only a month away from taking my university finals and, try as I might, I couldn’t find any evidence of past Oxford philosophy papers including questions about the morality of an illegal immigrant gunning down psychopathic club owners with substance addictions. Back in your box, Mr Bellic.

The 8 lead characters that all games use

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at 03:36pm January 5 2012

When was the last time you really engaged with a game’s protagonist? In recent times at least, the spectrum of lead characters in most action games ranges from ‘Vin Diesel with guns’ to ‘Vin Diesel with guns/powers,’ and with all respect to the esteemed actor, that’s not enticing company to spend hours on end with. Other genres are just as guilty of wheeling out gaming’s go-to guys, from RPGs to…

GTA 5 – Main character revealed? All the facts

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at 01:33pm November 11 2011

Ned Luke: remember the name. Because he might well be the voice (and face) behind the narrator/main character from GTA 5’s trailer. The little known Hollywood actor may currently be as famous as Kevin Bacon’s fourth cousin twice removed, but there’s a good deal of evidence to suggest he’s GTA’s new antihero.

PlayStation Trophy news this week

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at 10:24am November 2 2011
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This week in the world of PlayStation trophies, we sneak a look at the rewards on offer in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, our handsome hero Nathan Drake embarks on his latest adventure with a new set of silverware, and after a week of Grand Theft Auto fever we have a top tip for how to terrorise Liberty City by becoming a One Man Army.

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