With all the news being taken up with Apple and its almost impossible to find smartphones, it’s easy to forget that there were other big releases this week. Just days before the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale, arguably the biggest gaming release of the year happened.

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In the gaming industry, we’ve become accustomed to Call of Duty taking the crown as the biggest selling game year in, year out. But while we still await the impact of Call of Duty: Ghosts – set for release on November 5th – Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has already staked a claim to be this year’s biggest blockbuster; grossing an eye watering $800m in just one day. To put things into perspective somewhat, last year’s release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 made a paltry-by-comparison $500m, so, as some correctly predicted, Grand Theft Auto 5 is the fastest-selling game of all time.

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With the Xbox One almost upon us, it’s easy to forget that its predecessor, the Xbox 360, still has a fairly important role to play in the gaming world. With several key releases upcoming, including Grand Theft Auto 5, consumers will continue to purchase the console in their thousands. With that said, support for the older machine will eventually begin to dwindle as the Xbox One takes a stronghold, and Microsoft has just suggested that Xbox 360 support could cease in 2016.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is almost here, and Rockstar Games, the developer-publisher of the popular franchise, is doing its level best to generate even more hype in anticipation of the September 17th launch than there already is. While naturally dismayed by the news that 40+ hours of the game’s famed music content leaked online last week, the company’s mission to feed Grand Theft Auto 5 fans plenty of teasers continues, and with several GTA 5 trailers of the title already having been released, including the GTA 5 online gameplay video, another official trailer of the lively Los Santos-based title has just been uploaded to YouTube.

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A move which we have been expecting for quite some time: Microsoft has finally made the decision to rid Xbox 360 customers of Microsoft Points in favor of real-world local currency. A Xbox update that is starting to filter its way around the world puts an end to the Points system and converts any Microsoft Points on an account into the local currency of the user.

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Rockstar Games has been steadfast in its releasing of screenshots and teaser trailers for its upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5, and with just a couple of weeks left until the eagerly awaited retail date, the developer-publisher has come through with another bundle of snaps demonstrating some of the sumptuous scenery. Rockstar has already familiarized us with virtually every facet of the game including the characters, missions, weapons, vehicles, and even the GTA 5 online gameplay trailer, but these screenshots simply focus on the two main aspects of every GTA title: Crime and Leisure.

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The days of playing a game for personal gratification are long lost in the modern era of gaming, for aside from flexing your thumbs against some of the world’s best in online multiplayer lobbies, one can also clock up the achievements offered by every title released to market. Now, given that Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to be one of the biggest releases of 2013, it stands to reason that hardcore fans might like to know exactly what kinds of achievements are on offer from Rockstar’s forthcoming blockbuster, and even though the game won’t be around for a month yet, Xbox360Achievements has come through with the juicy details. We run through them after the break, although we wouldn’t be fulfilling our duties if we weren’t to issue a spoiler alert!

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When it comes to popular gaming franchises, Call of Duty always seems to leave competitors in its wake. We’re coming up to that point of the year again when Activision drops its latest blockbuster, and this time around, CoD fans are gearing themselves up for the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts. On a day that has seen much by way of game-related announcements, Activision and Infinity Ward have collectively announced that the special, Prestige Edition of the upcoming title will include an added extra in the form of a 1080p action camera. More details can be found right after the break!

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is easily one of the most anticipated titles to be releasing this year, and in the wake of NVIDIA’s revelation that the title would also be arriving for PC by the end of the year, Rockstar Games has just dropped the official online gameplay trailer. Hitherto, we’ve seen cinematics, snippets, and a deluge of screenshots illustrating just how advanced GTA 5 will be both graphically and in playing terms, but nothing beats a feature-length gameplay trailer. Check it out after the break!

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most eagerly anticipated titles to release in the past couple of years, and despite having been delayed from the spring to a now-confirmed September release, fans just as anxious to get their hands on it as ever. As has been the case throughout the past year, Rockstar has dropped yet another bundle of tasty GTA 5 screenshots, and even though we already knew that the developer-publisher was going above and beyond with regards to the graphics of GTA 5, these latest snaps will surely blow your mind.

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If the excitement over the soon-to-be released Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hasn’t quite managed to ramp your adrenaline levels, then thankfully EA is on hand to try and raise the stakes a little more. As part of the ongoing push to publicize the latest iteration of the Need for Speed franchise, EA has released an extended version of the Rivals trailer that was shown off during the E3 Conference, with a lot more emphasis placed on the Cops Vs. Racers aspect of the next-generation video game.

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Microsoft is well known for throwing out deals to entice users into long-term adoption of its flagship products, so it should come as no surprise to see the Redmond outfit use a free Xbox LIVE subscription as leverage for those signing up to Office 365. The productivity suite has been the subject of heavy promotion of late, and if you were tempted to subscribe to Office 365, you now have twelve more reasons to go ahead and take advantage.

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As we keenly await for the GTA 5 release date, Rockstar Games has been continually teasing us with GTA 5 screenshots and cinematics of the game. To really gauge how good a title is and more importantly, whether we can see ourselves going out and buying it, a gameplay trailer always helps, and today, Rockstar has, as promised, delivered just that.

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As per a blog post by Xbox LIVE’s Larry Hryb, otherwise known as Major Nelson, Xbox 360 users are now invited to try out the “2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta,” which adds many performance enhancing updates. Notably, users will be able to make purchases using real-life currency, with the current Microsoft Points system being discontinued later on this year with the Xbox One on the way.

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If you’re a fan of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto series, there’s a pretty strong chance you’re waiting on the release of GTA 5, which will hit the retail market in September. What you may not have considered amid the excitement and intermittent posting of GTA 5 screenshots by Rockstar, is that the title will require 8GB of your console’s hard drive space in order for the mandatory installation to take place. While this may not be a problem for those with plenty of leftover real estate, gamers in ownership of the 4GB or 8GB Xbox 360 will have to find or buy a USB stick to cope with the excess.

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The release of Grand Theft Auto 5, at least in gaming terms, is not too far away, and Rockstar Games has been doing everything it can to get fans excited for its September release. As has been the case for the best part of a year now, the publisher of the famed series has recently dropped a few more GTA 5 screenshots to whet the appetite, with more insight into the vehicles, weaponry and action. Check below for more details, as well as those all-important screenshots!

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Microsoft had previously promised to show more upcoming Xbox One games at E3, because at the end of it all, when the hardware finally ships, it’s all about the games. We are glad that the company kept to its word. Throughout their E3 press conference which was held earlier this week, Microsoft and its partners showed some of the blockbuster titles that we will all be looking forward to playing as this holiday season draws ever closer. and when the hardware finally ships, it’s all about the games.

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Today’s been a big day for announcements in the technology space, not least with Microsoft taking to the stage at this year’s E3. We’d all geared ourselves up for an Xbox One onslaught, and whilst we were treated to some new next generation loveliness, it was the current Xbox 360 that caught our attention the most.

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It’s definitely common practice these days for video game producers to stir up as much hype as possible for their new titles before they actually land on our shelves. The gaming industry is literally worth billions of dollars across the globe, so drumming up plenty of pre-release excitement and interest definitely becomes worthwhile when those sales figures are eventually reported. As far as gaming franchises go, they don’t come much bigger than Call of Duty, and if the latest trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts is anything to go by then it looks like gamers are in for a deep blue based treat when this one eventually lands.

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Diablo III holds the record as the fastest selling PC game of all time, but since it tends to be only the really hardcore gamers bumping up their graphics cards and battling it out on Windows, it makes sense that such a runaway success would eventually manifest itself on console. As of September 3rd, both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming fans will be able to get their Diablo III fix, with Activision Blizzard having just made the announcement of the title for the two market-leading current-gen consoles. Details after the break!

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