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GTA Online: Taxi

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2023 by getbent57

It has been a long time since I played or talked about Grand Theft Auto Online.   About a week ago played some on my mini PC.  Was at a game night and we played a bunch of missions.  A lot has changed since I lasted played on my PS4.  So starting over with a new character was interesting and overwhelming at the same time.  The reason I am talking about this is because there is a new update out that lets you drive for and/or run a Taxi company.  Think this is a cool idea.  While I haven’t tired it out yet but when I do will be back with another post.  You can read all the update has to offer > here.

GTA Vice City – Crash, Smash & Dash – Remake?

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2022 by getbent57

Now that I have a copy of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition on it’s way.  Got thinking maybe I should remake an old video which I did in the early 2000’s.   Back in 2006 put on YouTube and called it GTA Vice City – Crash, Smash & Dash.  You can check it out > here.  Last summer when going though some old backups hoping to find the original footage.  Didn’t have any luck.  So thinking it might be fun to try and recapture some of the same scenes.  Sure I will have to use as new soundtrack. But that’s no big deal.

GTA Online: The Contract

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2021 by getbent57

Well tried to give the new Grand Theft Auto Online update/DLC, The Contract, a go the other day.  That was December 15, 2021, the day it came out.  Was thinking at first the could be played in an invite lobby.   That as because you can buy the building you need to start the new content.  Did that and went though the story set up.  Next up was to log into the computer to start the first mission.  Well for that to work you need to be in a public lobby.  I hate being public lobbies because like every online game.  All people want to do is kill you.  However, went into a the lobby.  But couldn’t start the mission because there were too many CEO’s/VIP in the lobby.  Jumped to another one and the same thing.  Tired four more times with no luck.  Might wait a day or two before trying again.

GTA Online: The Contract

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2021 by getbent57

GTA_Online_The_ContractHas been a very long time since I have talked about Grand Theft Auto Online or have played it.  Doing so now because they announced new update called The Contract.  They say this is a story featuring Franklin and Friends.  With a real life person as well, Dr. Dre.  Not sure how this is going to work yet.  Do you play as Franklin or as your online character working for him.  We will find out soon because it is set to be out December 15, 2021.  You can check out the trailer > here or below.

GTA Online: PS3 And Xbox 360 News

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2021 by getbent57

GTAOnline.jpgIf you are a fan Grand Theft Auto Online and still play on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 have some bad news to share.  Rockstar Games put a post on their news wire > here that they will be shutting downs those servers.  This will take place on December 16, 2021.  They will stop selling Shark Cards on September 15 for those systems as well.  Not sure how people still play this game on those devices.  But it with pretty much all online games they come to end at some point.

GTA Vice City – Crash, Smash & Dash

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2021 by getbent57

GTAViceCity.jpgAm revisiting an old video I made back in the early 2000’s.  If you every stopped by this blog you will know I am a big GTA fan.  Back in 2002 when Vice City was out.  Was playing it non-stop.  At this time was trying my hand at video editing.  Had a Windows 98SE with 64MB of ram and a 20GB hard drive.  My PS2 was hooked to the VCR and that was attracted to the TV.  So would record footage every now again.  Around that time got myself a Dazzle video capture box thing.  This let you plug in RCA cables to the box and then into the computer though USB.  At the time it was mind-blowing and the footage looked great.  Well not so much 15 years later.  You can see the video > here or below.  It is the most popular video I have.  With over 87,000 views.  Not sure if I still have the original footage.  Going to check and see.  May be I can make a new 15 years later version.

Changes to your GTA$ Benefit

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2021 by getbent57

There is a big change coming to Grand Theft Auto Online.   Received an email the other day from Sony saying there is a change coming to how you get your free monthly GTA money.  For awhile now if you play at lest once a month they will give you a million GTA$ until the PS5 version of GTA Online is out.  All you had to do was log into the game a play for a bit.  Starting April 1, 2021 that will change.  This is what the email said,

“ From April 1, 2021 forward you will need to claim your monthly GTA$1,000,000 benefit from the Playstation™Store. At the start of each month a new GTA$1,000,000 product will be available on the PS Store, like other similar PS Plus pack benefits. You must be a Playstation®Plus subscriber to claim this product each month and the GTA$ will be deposited into your in-game account upon store redemption.

The month of March 2021 will be the last month in which your monthly GTA$ benefit will be automatically deposited into your in-game account within 72 hours of your first play session. As of April 1, 2021, these automatic GTA$ in-game deposits will be discontinued.

The amount of the GTA$ benefit is not changing. The offer is still limited to GTA$1,000,000 per person per month and this offer will still end when Grand Theft Auto V launches on Playstation®5 in the second half of 2021. A specific release date of GTAV on PS5™ has not yet been announced.”

GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist Frustration

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2021 by getbent57

A few posts back talked about the Cayo Perico Heist in Grand Theft Auto Online.  Had all the setup missions done and was waiting to play the heist part with my brother. Well we gave it a try New Years eve.  For may years now we have been playing the game on that day.  In that last post all so talked about watching some how-to’s on YouTube.  It seemed simple enough to play though it in stealth.  We mess up the first time.  So decided to keep going and see if we would get the the end.  That didn’t work .  So tired two more quick restarts.  Ended up getting killed very quickly.  After that we started the whole mission again.  And again failed then one more time failed.  After that we stopped thinking we will try again another time.

Well the next try it again by myself and failed let again two times.  Got so frustrated shut the game off.  Might wait a day or two before trying one last time.  Do like the idea of this heist.  But for some reason find it too easy to mess-up and once you do there is now way to fight the way though it.

GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2021 by getbent57

Tried out more of the Cayo Perico Heist in Grand Theft Auto Online.  Left off were you scout out the island.  When I logged back in started to do some of the prep missions.  There are a bunch you can do.  The basically have you go some were on the map and get an item.  The few I did were pretty fun even if I died a few times.  Found a good tutorial, which you can see > here, showing off the best way to go about playing the heist.  Watched it a few times just to make sure I could pull it off.  As I am typing this haven’t finished the it yet.  Will be back with another update.

GTA Online: The Cayo Perico Heist

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2020 by getbent57

Tried out part of the Cayo Perico Heist in Grand Theft Auto Online.   It is the new add on/DLC that can be played single player, which is nice.  First you need to go to the new nightclub that is under the casino.  The talk to a guy who tells you to buy a submarine to start this new heist.  This acts as the base of operations.  Next there is more story stuff as you head the the new location, which is an island.  This is were you will be doing the heist.  Once the story stuff is over you need to scout the island to find the items you were sent to get.  All so along the way you will mark other items you can take.  When you are done that.  You head back the the main game to start off the next part of the mission.  This is were I stopped.  Planning to play with my brother in the coming days.  So will wait to finish that with him.