Terminator 2 Remake in Grand Theft Auto V

Since it’s Memorial Day, a lot of people are enjoying an extended weekend. Whether you’re one of those people chilling out at home or stuck at work trying to kill some time as everyone else outside the office has fun, we have a good way to kill some time.

Someone with a massive amount of time on their hands decided to recreate Terminator 2: Judgment Day in its entirety by using a modded version of the video game Grand Theft Auto V. It’s surprisingly well done, and for those who don’t have the time to sit through all of the real film’s running time, this version is only an hour long and still hits all the finer points of the film.

Watch the Terminator 2 remake in Grand Theft Auto V after the jump. Read More »

Rick and Morty Grand Theft Auto 5 mod

The video game Grand Theft Auto V has been out for about three and a half years now, but fans keep coming up with new ways to make the game more exciting, at least for those who play it on their computers. There have been mods adding The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man to the video game, and there was even an official update that introduced vehicles that were essentially TRON lightcycles into the mix. But a recent mod is one of the weirdest and coolest we’ve seen yet.

A modder known as Jedidiah515 took it upon himself to create a mod that allows the title characters from Adult Swim’s animated series Rick and Morty to enter the world of Grand Theft Auto V. In fact, the mod allows players to add tons of Ricks and Mortys into the game, as if all of the different versions from parallel dimensions were converging on this one world. However that mod also makes for some truly disturbing images, especially when strippers are replaced with Rick Sanchez.

Check out the Rick and Morty Grand Theft Auto 5 mod after the jump. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto V Hulk

Back in August, video gamer and expert mod creator JulioNIB spiced up Grand Theft Auto V by introducing an Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and repulsor blasters to create chaos in Los Santos. And now he’s moved on to Tony Starks science bro for his latest mod.

The Incredible Hulk is the latest character that JulioNIB has decided to bring into GTAV, and he’s like a big green freight train just tearing through the city, knocking cars around like toys, destroying anything in his path. Someone is gonna have to call in Veronica to stop him.

Check out the Grand Theft Auto V Hulk mod below! Read More »

Star Destroyer in Grand Theft Auto V

Not unlike trailer mash-ups and supercuts, there are plenty of video game modifications out there for those who choose to do their gaming on computers. Specifically, Grand Theft Auto has seen some awesome mods that have brought the Iron Man suit to GTA V and the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine to GTA IV.

But few mods bring something as big as this into the video game world. Gamer Justin Lewis (aka “JJxORACLE”) from Arterius Modding has created a mod that lets gamers fly an Imperial Star Destroyer in Grand Theft Auto V. And we’re not talking about a scaled down Star Destroyer. We’re talking about a massive starship cruising over Los Santos. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto Iron Man mod

Even though the newest edition of Grand Theft Auto is always something that gets people excited, like any other video game, it gets old after awhile. Sometimes not even expansion packs can make it much more exciting.

However, there are gamers out there who are much more skilled with computers than the average gamer, and they craft some pretty awesome mods to be thrown into a game like Grand Theft Auto V. For example, JulioNIB, who has been creating mods for the video game franchise for a few years now, has been working in an Iron Man suit that allows you to fly around Los Santos, shooting repulsor beams from the character’s hands and chest.

Watch the Grand Theft Auto Iron Man mod after the jump! Read More »

grandtheftauto-reallife-short

Whenever a new installment of the popular, violent video game franchise Grand Theft Auto is released, gamers marvel at the graphics, realism and gameplay (even though the latter is pretty much always the same). And as video game graphics continue to improve with each next generation gaming console, we’re getting closer and closer to copying the real-world in video game form.

But until we reach that point, Corridor Digital has delivered a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto in a short film that takes the visual style and gameplay point of view of the game and applies it to a live-action short film. It’s thorough and impressive. Watch the real life Grand Theft Auto short film after the jump! Read More »

Terminator 2 Chase

James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day is one of those movies we’ve all seen a million times. When it’s on television, its familiarity is like a warm blanket we can snuggle up in and can enjoy from any point. We even do other things while watching, without getting lost, because we know it so well.

In fact, we know it so well it’s probably lost some of its power. When we first saw the T-1000 emerge from flaming wreckage, or a Mack Truck fly off an overpass, they were eye-popping moments. Now, they’re very familiar. Unless, of course, they’re presented in new ways.

Maybe that means 3D, maybe that means seeing the film on the big screen the first time, or maybe it means the painstaking work of a YouTube team to recreate a scene from the film, nearly shot by shot, using Grand Theft Auto 5. Check out a Terminator 2 GTA chase below. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto 5

If Grand Theft Auto V were a theatrically-released movie instead of a video game, enough people would have bought tickets to earn only $227.4 million at the global box office. That box office number would be just enough to make it only the #453 largest grossing film ever worldwide – just under The Green Hornet, The Heat, Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Space Jam.

I’ll admit, I’m trolling video gamers a bit with this comparison — But I got your attention right? That said, the math is real:

29 million gamers bought GTAV, times that by the current movie ticket average of $7.84 a ticket (believe it or not, it is actually that low) equals a $227.4 million dollar gross at the box office.

If you’ve gotten this far (five sentences in) and didn’t just jump directly to the comments to post how I’m an idiot after reading only the headline or first sentence – Thank you smart reader! This actually isn’t the video game hit piece you might expect from the headline. The report on GTA V’s sales last week sent me on a journey to see how that, and the video game industry as a whole, compares to the movie business. Please join me in taking a fair and balanced look at the real numbers, perceived value and how its unfair to compare two entertainment industries in simple terms.

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GTAV Minigun

With games like Grand Theft Auto V, the line between video game and movie get more and more blurred. Rockstar Games long ago mastered blending cinematic storytelling with an immersive, interactive experience and their latest opus looks like it enhances the company’s approach. The game is set for release on September 17. Check out three new trailers, focused on characters named Michael, Franklin and Trevor, below. Read More »

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Games are constantly trying to become more cinematic, but very few manage the trick. It takes a lot more than a widescreen aspect ratio and some lens flare to capture cinema in a gaming context, but the characters and deep storylines of the Grand Theft Auto games come closer than almost anyone else. The trailer for the fifth game in the series (well, the fifth officially numbered game; there have been many spin-offs and portable installments as well) tells us that this will be a return to the Los Angeles analog city Los Santos, as originally seen in the 2004 game GTA: San Andreas.

Have a look at Grand Theft Auto V below. Read More »