Cool mod lets you use GTA V in-game phone with your iPhone

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Now this is a cool mod! Photo: Planetleak
Now this is a cool mod! Photo: Planetleak

One of the hundreds of great touches I love about Grand Theft Auto V is the way that it uses in-game smartphones as menus for added realism — giving players the opportunity of sending and receiving messages, taking photos, and managing their contacts in a way that feels real-world authentic.

With the arrival of GTA V on PC, some smart iPhone-using modders have taken this as the basis for a nifty Xcode tweak, which allows the user to control the in-game phone via a real iPhone app.

Check out the video below.

See geezers recoil in horror at Grand Theft Auto V’s ultraviolence

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They're gonna cancel my insurance! Photo: React/YouTube
They're gonna cancel my insurance! Photo: React/YouTube

The Grand Theft Auto series is known for its violence; you’re usually cast as a thug or criminal of some sort, and set loose on a rampage across an open world landscape, able to steal cars, beat up civilians, and even gun down the cops.

Watch as these older folks do just that in Grand Theft Auto V, reacting to the crazy violence with fear, loathing, and a little bit of evil joy.

The 10 greatest games we played in 2014

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2014 gave us the most fun Call of Duty in recent history. Photo: Activision

We’ve argued on many occasions before that 2014 was a superlative year for iOS games. But it was also a fantastic twelve months for video games in general, as the last generation’s consoles were pushed to their max, and the PS4 and Xbox 360 hit their stride.

So now that the dust has settled what are our picks for games of the year? Check out our choice of the ten titles you must play after the jump.

Massive Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack spins onto vinyl

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Truly retro vinyl to show off your hip style. Photo: Rockstar Games
Truly retro vinyl to show off your hip style. Photo: Rockstar Games

As vinyl enjoys a resurgence in interest and availability, it’s no small wonder that the publisher of Grand Theft Auto V is creating a special boxed set of tunes on physical media.

The six-disc vinyl and three-disc CD box sets will include 59 tracks from the game, including the original score, songs from the in-game radio stations (including real recording artists like A$AP Rocky and Tyler), and even some new content from DJs in the game, including Big Boy, DJ Pooh, Nathan and Stephen from WAVVES, Kenny Loggins, Twin Shadow and Cara Delevingne. The soundtrack is already available digitally through iTunes, but the new collection will come out on CD and vinyl in a 5,000 copy collector’s edition run. You’ll be able to grab a copy starting Decemebr 9, though no price point has been revealed.

Infinity Blade III Is Now Available In The App Store

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September 17th sure has turned into a gamers delight. Not only did highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto V launch today on consoles as well as two companion iOS apps, but the biggest iOS game of the year is available an hour before midnight too.

Chair’s final piece of the Infinity Blade III trilogy is available a few hours ahead of the iOS 7 launch.  You can grab Infinity Blade III from the App Store now for $6.99.  The game is compatible with the new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPAd 3, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4.

We’ll have our full review on the game coming shortly, so stay tuned for more coverage. In the meantime, get to downloading. You only have about 10 more hours to play before iOS 7 drops too.

 

Source: iTunes

Rockstar Releases Official iOS Manual App For Grand Theft Auto V

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“Always read the instructions before playing,” is what my dad would say every time he found my sister and me making up rules on mortgages and bankruptcy whenever we busted out Monopoly. Knowing the rules and how to play is even more important with an open-world game as vast as Grand Theft Auto V’s Los Santos, so to help gamers out, Rockstar released its second iOS companion today: Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual

Rockstar Releases iFruit As iOS Companion App For Grand Theft Auto V

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As one of the year’s most anticipated games, Grand Theft Auto V is sure to be one of the biggest time sucks you’ve ever experienced. To keep you plugged into its action adventure open-world game more than ever before, Rockstar has launched a companion iOS app for the console game called “iFruit.”

The companion app allows GTA V players to to create their ultimate vehicle from the Los Santos Customs shop. Players can customize everything from the paint job down to the body armor, place an order, and then find the vehicle waiting in the shop when you boot up your console. You can also use the app to train and play with your canine sidekick Chop. The more you play, pet and feed your virtual Rottweiler, the more useful he becomes playing alongside Franklin once GTA V launches on consoles September 17th.

Here are the full release notes: