Replay – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories


Grand Theft Auto is one of the best-selling video game series of all time, but two of its titles, Vice City Stories and Liberty City Stories, were embraced by a much smaller group of people, as they originated as PlayStation Portable exclusives. Years later Rockstar ported both titles to PlayStation 2. While the visuals aren’t quite up to snuff to the other Grand Theft Auto titles on PlayStation 2, the scope and gameplay are spot on. As you’ll quickly see in this Replay episode, the writing is also superb.


Having already taken a look at Liberty City Stories, and Vice City proper, we decided to dive into Vice City Stories’ introductory moments to get to know protagonist Vic Vance, who fans of the series already know quite well.


Our second segment is another competition in a game that people probably shouldn’t be playing anymore, as there are dozens of better versions of it out in the wild. We think you’ll like where this battle goes.


As always, we’ll see you all again in seven short days!


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Play This Year’s First-Round Rookies In Madden NFL 16


The 2016 NFL Draft is underway, and whether you’re a Rams fans salivating at getting first overall pick Jared Goff or looking to crush receivers with Jalen Ramsey, you can play with these newly minted rookies in Madden NFL 16’s Ultimate Team mode.


As in previous years, you can play with this year’s first-round picks in Madden 16’s Ultimate Team mode (EA Tiburon will be posting the players’ ratings soon here) via elite and gold versions.


I wonder if developer EA Tiburon will create a special Gas Mask version for Miami’s Laremy Tunsil…


In other Madden Ultimate Team mode news, developer EA Tiburon has started a beta for a Salary Cap Ranked mode within Ultimate Team (for Xbox One and PS4). As it sounds, the mode sets up a salary cap when selecting players from your binder. Publisher EA Sports has also announced a Madden Championship tournament using Salary Cap Ranked in Madden Ultimate Team with a $50,000 prize.


Finally, if you haven’t played Madden 16, you can play the full game for free on Xbox One and PS4 (with an EA account. Also requires a Live Gold membership on Xbox One). The trial lasts until May 2 (at 11:59pm ET). You can also download the game during this time for $19.80. For more info, head here.


Here’s a look at this year’s top five first-round picks.







Hello Games Touches On The Lore Of No Man’s Sky’s Vast Universe


No Man’s Sky doesn’t have a story, but it does have lore, and the involvement of Watchmen artist, Dave Gibbons and author James Swallow who has written for Star Trek, Doctor Who, and many other science fiction properties.


In a new video from Sony and Hello Games, director Sean Murray details in vague terms how the game’s lore will help build its universe. The video also speaks to Gibbons and Swallow who have been creating fiction for the game that will be included in comic book form with the game’s special edition release. Both seem to have a genuine appreciation for the universe Hello Games has created.


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You can also find this video in the same series that focuses on No Man’s Sky’s art by heading here.


For more on No Man’s Sky, check out all of our features from when the game was on our cover back in 2014.



[Source: PlayStation Blog Europe]