In an effort to keep you informed of the week’s events, each Sunday we gather the best of what the news had to offer, as well as provide some of our staffers’ thoughts and opinions on what’s going on within the video game industry. It’s the GameSided Recap!
- Daniel looks into the scope of torture within Grand Theft Auto V and how it pertains to the game’s story and messaging.
- Michael provides NFL Week 3 Madden 25 simulations. Additionally, the feature video shows simulated highlights between today’s Bengals and Packers game.
- Nick speaks with “Transformers: Legends” producer Tom Hess in an interview about the game.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Grand Theft Auto V launched this week worldwide.
- It made $800 million in sales in their first day, a world record for such entertainment media.
- Here’s a video by Mega64 which satires modern game reviews. Something to remember when you see a lower score for GTA V.
- Xbox 360 owners shouldn’t install the play disk to the HDD. Here’s why.
- Saints Row IV tried to take away their thunder by releasing a “GAT V” DLC for free on Steam.
In non-Rockstar-Games-related news…
- The PlayStation 4 will launch in non-Japanese Asian markets this December.
- Ryse will launch at 1080p upscaled from 900p native.
- Atlus has been purchased by SEGA Sammy Holdings for 14 billion yen.
- The man responsible for bringing Nintendo into the video gaming market, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has passed away at 85.
- Dark Souls II will launch in North America on March 11, 2014.
- SimCity will get its first expansion, “Cities of Tomorrow,” on November 12.
- Information about the Steam Box might be on its way soon.
- You can play the PS4 on the Xbox One, which is pretty nifty. It will make up for the fact its TV features will only be available for the US and Japan at their launches.
- Evo 2014 will see the switch to Xbox 360 from PS3 for main gameplay.
GameSided Question Of The Week
Which is your favorite Grand Theft Auto game?