For 125 million gamers who prefer to play on their computers, Steam is the online retailer of choice, especially when it runs one of its huge seasonal sales. But while these promotions, like the current “Monster Summer Sale,” offer what appear to be deep discounts, Steam is also repeatedly accused of artificially inflating prices to make these savings look better than they are.
It’s not an unusual sight for the hottest new games at an electronics store to be in a secure place, making it harder for baddies to walk off with them. It is ironic, though, to see such a thing for the new game Grand Theft Auto V, a popular life-of-crime simulator. [More]
To say that the Sept. 17 release of Grand Theft Auto V was highly-anticipated in the gaming community would be like saying Harry Potter fans wouldn’t mind if J.K. Rowling ever got around to writing another book about the boy wizard. The steal’em, drive’em, shoot’em world of the game’s newest offering proved such an enticement for fans that three gamers allegedly tricked mall security into thinking they were cops — all so they could cut the line of 500 customers waiting to buy GTA V. [More]
First the good news about the upcoming Xbox 360 version of GTA V (or Grand Theft Auto 5, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing) — even though it’s shipping on two discs, you’ll be able to play the whole game without swapping discs in and out. The bad news, especially for those with smaller or full-up hard drives — GTA V will require that you install the entire 8 GB of the first disc, whether you want to or not. [More]
Some scammer out there has a sense of humor (and a shrink wrap machine), because when Greg opened his apparently “new” copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, he found a used copy of “Boys N Da Hood.”
Copies of the new “Grand Theft Auto” game are being stolen by UPS drivers en route to retailers. Guess this game causes crime after all. [ArsTechnica]