As GTA 5 gains its top position at gaming lists, it has been nominated for the Game of the Year at the DICE Awards. Meanwhile Rockstar has got its hands full with hacking of GTA 5 Online…
The winners’ lists are out for the year 2013. Take Two Interactive has topped the lists of game publishers for the year 2013 and their star winner is GTA 5. The game has topped the sales for the year 2013. According to the latest NPD listings GTA 5 has the maximum number of units sold for the year 2013 followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts and Madden NFL 25.
The game has gathered the numbers despite not getting a PC release. However, for the month of December 2013, Call of Duty achieved the top position. The December ruling for the game may be short-lived following the release of GTA 5 on PC. The game which was released in September 2013 is Take Two Interactive’s prime release besides Bioshock Infinite and NBA 2K series.
GTA 5 has been nominated for the Game of the Year at the DICE Awards alongside Assassin’s Creed 4, Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us and The Legend of Zelda. It has been nominated in various categories including Outstanding Innovation, Outstanding Achievement in the field of Visual Engineering, Game Direction, Gameplay Engineering, among others. For now, GTA 5 Online is in a bad shape following a series of cheats and hackers integrating counterfeit GTA dollars within the game structure.
Rockstar has stated that it will come down strongly on those who participate in these activities resulting in even a complete ban on the player. The company has meanwhile assured that whoever received the GTA cash unknowingly would be spared. Among the debilitating actions considered by Rockstar, in-game penalties, confiscation of earned wins are some of the steps being implemented.
The game was under maintenance for a brief period following the discovery of in-game cash which impacted the game play. The mentioned booty has been removed by Rockstar but the developers also expect the return of these hackers to the fold and hence are shooting warning signs for them to settle. Players can report similar incidents of cheating by highlighting the offending players through the Online tab and selecting Report.
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