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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Wins Game of the Year by Abney and Associates

Grand Theft Auto V has taken top prize at the annual Golden Joystick Awards.

Held this year in central London, the Rock Star North’s record-breaking title won Game of the Year at the annual awards.

A target date in the gaming industry’s calendar, the Golden Joystick Awards celebrate the best video-gaming creations of the past 12 months.

GTA V is the best ever selling video game title of all time and is forecasted to sell 25 million copies in the coming year.

A “masterpiece” it is. Games website IGN called is called one and this is one of the greatest video games ever made.

The setting is the fictional city of San Andreas, GTA V’s mission-led gameplay has gathered talk wildly reviews from fans worldwide, but critic says the game glorifies violence, torture and crime.

GTA V’s release last month saw chaotic scenes across the UK as avid fans queued up to get a copy of the fifth installment of the series while costing an estimated £170m to make and market.

Apparently, a 23-year-old man in north London was stabbed and robbed of his copy minutes after it went on sale.

And three teenagers have been charged regarding the incident.

The GTA series has moved around 150 million copies from the time when it started in 1997.

Nevertheless, the creators of GTA V were forced to make an apology at the start of October after the launch of the game’s online multiplayer mode was overwhelmed with problems.

Countless protested of the game deteriorating to load, at the same time as others were frequently disconnected once they managed to log on to the online platform. The issues were afterward fixed.

Other winners on the night naming cult shooter Call Of Duty picking up a Hall of Fame award, Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us winning Best Newcomer and Best Storytelling and BioShock creator Kevin Levine taking home the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award.

Levine said it’s an exciting time for the video game industry.

“The great thing about the still-maturing nature of video games is you get to be inspired by the work of novices and veterans alike,” he said.

“We’re all figuring out day by day exactly what the medium is capable of.”


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