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Grand Theft Auto Online shows a polished multiplayer mode

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After watching Rockstar’s latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V’s mulitplayer, Grand Theft Auto Online. As you can tell from the split titles the new multiplayer is essentially its own game. While Grand Theft Auto V will be released September 17, Grand Theft Auto Online will be released as a download on October 1. The trailer gave gamers a glimpse into the free roam, the action, customization, missions and even the ability to interact with storyline NPC’s. This shows the immense amount of polish has given its mulitplayer modes after years of refining it in other games.

When multiplayer first appreared in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV it offered players their first opportunity of allowing players to connect with others, create their own criminal avatar, freely explore the open city and different gameplay modes you can complete with your friends. While this all started out well the multiplayer in Rockstar games have continued to get better and it’s a good thing it has. Grand Theft Auto IV’s multiplayer lacked polish. You could only select and customize your character to a certain point. More variety could have been implemented and the entire mode had large potenial.

Only a few years later in 2010, Rockstar upped their multiplayer game in Red Dead Redemption. Multiplayer functined very similarly to Grand Theft Auto IV, but with a touch of variety and a more refined combat system Rockstar seemed to have taken multiplayer gaming to new heights. Hell, you could choose from entire list of in game character skins instead of four to six different head torso matches.

Grand Theft Auto Online has taken each of its predecessors positives and has managed to improve upon them in every way. The free roam is back and looking as good as ever and customization has been improved immensely. You can now fully customize your avatar’s look, clothes, choose favorite weapons, get awesome cars and even buy yourself some decent home spaces. New game modes allow for more than the standard deathmatch and capture the flag. You can now recieve unique missions from in game characters giving free roam a little more interactive than simply hanging out with players and uninteractive NPCs. And as promised from Max Payne 3 players will be able to maintain and join crews to complete cooperative missions and earn plenty of cash.

We’ll need to wait a little longer for Grand Theft Auto Online, but with this much fun and content it’ll be a welcome breath of fresh air after completeing the single player campaign (yes, I intend on completeing it that quickly). Look for Grand Theft Auto V coming out September 17 and Grand Theft Auto Online October 1 yo become your own crime kingpin.

Also, here’s the multiplayer trailer in case you haven’t seen it, yet:

Source: Rockstar

Grand Theft Auto V looking great in new gameplay video

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Grand Theft Auto V’s September 13 release date isn’t very far off, but with a recent gameplay trailer it’s hard not to feel immense anticipation. Rockstar’s most recent trailer details some the games deep and customizable mechanincs, including how the three main protagonists will be controlled.

To start, the game shows off some impressive the impressive visuals we’ve been seeing for the past few months. You think it would get old at this point, but I still find my self amazed at how gorgeous this games looks and how badly I want to explore every inch of it. More importantly, the trailer reveals how Grand Theft Auto V’s three protagonists will be used in the game. Players will be able to switch from characters in missions to offer support to the other characters. In one scene we see Michael rappeling into an office building and kidnapping an individual. With two guns on him as he takes the man hostage, we see a small portrait of all three characters pop up in the lower-right hand corner of the screen. The player quickly selects Franklin, who is standing on top a roof of a building across from Michael. With sniper rifle in hand, Franklin pops the two gun men and Michael can make his escape. You can also switch between the three characters in their off time see what each of them is up to that particular day.

The trailer also shows how you can plan each heist your would be thieves can pull off. You can hire other individuals to work for you to create distractions or simply act as get aways. You’ll have access to floor plans and other helpful intel so you can plan out each mission in which ever style you prefer. For the most part plans will range from being subtle and smart, using gas to knock out witnesses and guards, or reckless, smashing the doors down holding everyone up.

With all that money in hand you might be wondering what a criminal can do with it in Los Santos. You can spend it on tattoos and cars frivolously, or you take bigger risks in the stocks or Los Santos ever growing real estate market. There are also a number of activities you can participate in if you’re interested. Hunting, scooba diving and even a little bit of golfing to cool your itchy trigger finger.

If all of this sounds interesting, you can enjoy the full trailer following the link.

Source: Rockstar Newswire