GTA 5 Release Date for PS4, Xbox One and PC finally Revealed!

Grand Theft Auto V is set to release on PS4 and Xbox One on November 18 and on January 27 on PC, with a host of changes and improvements in tow.

The news comes after weeks of speculation and proves that a recent leak by a retailer was completely correct. But while it’s exciting to hear that we’ll finally be able to jump back into Los Santos before too long, what’s even more impressive is the improvements Rockstar is saying we’ll be able to see. Alongside new weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, a new foliage system and enhanced damage and weather effects, the developer is promising much more for those who think they’ve seen all the game has to offer.

 

“All players who pre-order the game will get $1,000,000 in-game bonus cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA$500K each for your Story Mode and for your GTA Online in-game bank accounts),” Rockstar writes.

“A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

“Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with much more to come.”

Grand Theft Auto V launched in early September last year, and we loved it. It made $800 million in a single day, and has since gone on to sell 33 million copies. At E3, it was announced for next-gen consoles and PC.

Flappy Bird could return, creator says!

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Flappy Bird could return, creator Dong Nguyen told Rolling Stone .

The free-to-play mobile phenomenon launched last September on iOS and this January on Android. By early February, Nguyen said that Flappy Bird was generating more than $50,000 a day in ad revenue. In mid-February, Nguyen pulled the gamebecause he was concerned that it had “become an addictive product.” Feedback from those who either played or knew of Flappy Bird contributed to his concern. He’s kept messages from people who criticized him for “distracting the children of the world.” He heard of people breaking their phones and losing their jobs.

“At first I thought they were just joking,” Nguyen said, “but I realize they really hurt themselves.”

Those who downloaded it can still play Flappy Bird, and he continues to earn “tens of thousands of dollars” from the game. Asked whether he might reintroduce Flappy Bird at some point, he said it’s a possibility.

“I’m considering it,” he said.

If Flappy Bird does return for sale, its creator also said it would do so with a warning imploring players to “Please take a break.”

Since its takedown, many Flappy Bird clones have appeared in mobile app stores. One report pegged 95 similar games that launched on a single day in February. Its lack of retail availability didn’t stop a crowdfunding campaign from launching for Flappy, a wireless plush toy controller for the game.

Even though the game was free to play with only the in-game ads being the source of revenue, Nguyen was said to be earning close to $50,000 per day from his game.

Rovio teases new Angry Birds “adventure” and announces new Angry Birds Stella game debuting this Fall

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Rovio has started teasing a new Angry Birds game, tweeting the above image out from its official Twitter account yesterday. Along with the photo, the game-maker says that a “big adventure with new birds” is coming soon and added the hashtag #NewAngryBirds.

The consensus here is that Rovio is finally going to introduce new characters to its franchise, after using the same birds and pigs in many of its popular Angry Birds titles. The ‘big adventure’ comment also suggests that this isn’t going to be its typical bird-slinger…

Here’s the tweet (via MacRumors):

Big adventure with new birds coming soon! #NewAngryBirds pic.twitter.com/DWdZ7fBrXq

— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) February 12, 2014

Rovio released a handful of new Angry Birds game last year, including the kart-racer Angry Birds Go! and Angry Birds Star Wars II. It also enhanced its franchise by introducing interactive TELEPODS! action figures and its very own Accounts cloud-syncing service.

There’s no word yet on when this new Birds title will be available, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we have more info. I know a lot of people are probably rolling their eyes at yet another Angry Birds game, but I’m interested to see if Rovio can strike gold again.

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After teasing its brand new Angry Birds “adventure” game on Twitter, Finnish games maker Rovio today formally announced that a new game named Angry Birds Stella is arriving this Fall. The game has been named after its protagonist, the pink, female Stella thing described as a “fierce and a feisty character with a great group of friends”.

Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe “you’ve never seen before,” the blurb promises. If a media release is an indication, Angry Birds Stella will indeed combine the familiar bird-slinging action with some new adventure elements. I’ve included some additional information below the fold…

Rovio writes:

Angry Birds Stella will open a door to a part of the Angry Birds universe you’ve never seen before!

There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they live in.

Luckily, Stella and her friends are good at finding creative solutions!

The release, a full-on assault across various platforms, will span all Rovio’s offerings, so expect a ton of merchandize as Rovio’s properties include not only games, but animations, books, toys and more.