Grand Theft Auto San Andreas RTX Remix with Path Tracing Maxes Out High-End RTX 4080

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas RTX Remix with Path Tracing Maxes Out High-End RTX 4080

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas RTX Remix Path Tracing
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas has been popular with modders since its release in 2004, but now, the official RTX Remix with path tracing has been released. Even with a high-end NVIDIA RTX 4080 graphics card, the RTX Remix struggles to run at a steady 60fps at 1440p.



Since RTX Remix is built on NVIDIA Omniverse, modders can easily import game assets into the RTX Remix application, or any other Omniverse app or connector. Teams can then collaboratively improve and replace assets, while visualizing each change, as the asset syncs from the Omniverse connector to Remix’s viewport. One thing to note is that when remastering assets for use with ray tracing, each texture and surface needs physically-based rendering (PBR) materials, to enable them to interact naturally with ray-traced light. Want to try it out yourself? Download the RTX Remix here.

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Hyundai Rally Team Parodies GTA 6 Trailer with Grand Test Auto XXIV

Hyundai Rally Team Parodies GTA 6 Trailer with Grand Test Auto XXIV

Hyundai Rally Team GTA6 Parody Grand Test Auto XXIV
You’ve seen the GTA 5 version, now check out the Hyundai Rally Team’s parody of the GTA 6 trailer, titled ‘Grand Test Auto XXIV’, which stars driver Ott Tänak as Lucia. The backing track is also Tom Petty’s “Love Is a Long Road,” but the random scenes of Leonida have been replaced with footage of their racing team and shots from inside their factory.



Other familiar scenes include Lucia’s face reveal, a local resident watering his yard in a crude way, and of course the two main characters holding drills at the end. Grand Theft Auto 6 is expected to be released in 2025 on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | X, but don’t be surprised if it does get delayed until 2026.

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Another Gamer Has Recreated the Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer in GTA V

Another Gamer Has Recreated the Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer in GTA V

Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Recreated GTA V
RavenwestR1 has faithfully recreated the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer in GTA V including all of the faux social media accounts posting bizarre scenes. It makes use of NaturalVision Evolved (NVE), which is essentially a graphics mod for Grand Theft Auto V that vastly improves the game’s visual effects.

NaturalVision Evolved enabled RavenwestR1 to modify GTA V’s weather / lighting systems, color grade, tone map, smooth out textures, building models, add ambient colors, and even vegetation. RavenwestR1 also used OpenIV, a free modding toolset that allows users to view and change the game data such as introducing new vehicles / characters. Grand Theft Auto 6 is set in Leonida, which includes Vice City, and follows Lucia as well as her prison inmate friend Jason. The open world, action-adventure game is set to be released in 2025 on the Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 platforms.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak Allegedly Teases Vice City Map

Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak Allegedly Teases Vice City Map

Grand Theft Auto 6 Leak Vice City Map
Another day, another Grand Theft Auto 6 leak, but this time, it allegedly comes from a child of a Rockstar Games employee who filmed a computer monitor. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait long to see the official trailer, as it’s set to be released at 9:00 a.m. ET tomorrow (Dec. 5).


A few other rumors include the GTA 6 map being twice as large as GTA V’s Los Santos and the inclusion of three cities as well as four sub-cities, complete with a lake around the middle. As for a release date, it’s estimated to be some time in mid-2024, while pre-orders should go live a week after the first trailer.

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Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer Released Ahead of Schedule, Launches in 2025

Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer Released Ahead of Schedule, Launches in 2025

Grand Theft Auto VI 6 Official Release
Rockstar Games was supposed to release the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer tomorrow, but decided to give fans a first look a few hours early. This installment takes players to the state of Leonida, where you’ll find the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond.



The fictional state of Leonida is based on Florida, and includes Vice City, a fictionalized version of Miami. Fans already know that Vice City was previously featured in Grand Theft Auto (1997) and as the main setting of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) as well as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006). It follows prison inmate Lucia, the series’ first female protagonist since 1999, and her partner. GTA VI is officially heading to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2025.

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Grand Theft Auto VI 6 Official Release

Grand Theft Auto VI continues our efforts to push the limits of what’s possible in highly immersive, story-driven open-world experiences. We’re thrilled to be able to share this new vision with players everywhere,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games.

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Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Gets Recreated in GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Gets Recreated in GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Recreated GTA 5
Another day, another Grand Theft Auto 6 fan mod, and this time the recently released trailer was recreated using GTA 5 assets. Since the latter was released over 10-years-ago, it’s safe to say that even with the best graphics mods, the characters, objects, and environments are no match for those found in GTA VI.



As for the setting of Grand Theft Auto 6, the game will take place across several counties in the State of Leonida, a fictional version of Miami, including Vice-Dale County (home of Vice City). Currently, there are three known counties have been identified by name, while the entire playable area of Leonida has yet to be officially revealed. As the 2025 release date nears for the Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5, we’ll definitely learn more about the protagonists as well as Leonida.

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GTA 6’s Lucia and Jason Get Modded Into Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

GTA 6’s Lucia and Jason Get Modded Into Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

GTA 6 Lucia Jason Mod Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
GTA 6 isn’t coming out until 2025, but that hasn’t stopped some from playing as the game’s protagonists Lucia and Jason in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. How so? By using the GTA 6 Mission pack, which includes both characters. You’ve probably heard plenty about Lucia, but Jason still remains a mystery, with some believing that he may be an undercover cop due to the lyrics of Tom Petty’s ‘Love is a Long Road’ from the launch trailer.



The conspiracy is the song allegedly implies that Jason falls in love with Lucia and changes his world. If you watch the trailer a few times, a sticker can be seen that seemingly references Tom Petty, implying that Rockstar has had the song choice in mind for a while. Whatever the case may be, GTA 6 is officially set in the fictional open world state of Leonida, based on Florida, which includes Vice City.

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The Original Nokia Ringtone Comes from Grand Vals by Spanish Musician Francisco Tarrega

The Original Nokia Ringtone Comes from Grand Vals by Spanish Musician Francisco Tarrega

Original Nokia Ringtone Grand Vals Francisco Tarrega
Remember the original Nokia ringtone? If so, Grand Vals by Spanish musician Francisco Tarrega might sound familiar. This musical piece was composed in 1902 by the classical guitarist and associated with Finnish corporation since the 1990s.



Grand Vals is officially the first identifiable musical ringtone on a mobile phone, and Nokia selected an excerpt to be used as its default ringtone. Written in the key of A major, it initially shipped as monophonic, but was eventually replaced with polyphonic and audio versions. This tune made its first appearance on the Nokia 2110, which was released in 1994, under the ringtone name ‘Type 7’. This means that it was just one of the standard ringtones.

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For those who owned some of the later Nokia devices, you’ll know that the tune has been updated several times, with the first polyphonic MIDI version created by composer Ian Livingstone. This version could be found on the South Korea-exclusive Nokia 8877 and Nokia 8887, both of which were introduced in 2001. The Nokia 9500 Communicator in 2004 was the first device to use a real-tone recorded piano version, while the guitar-based version can be heard on Nokia’s 2008 N78.
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Leaked Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Confirmed as Fan Project

Leaked Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Confirmed as Fan Project

Leaked Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer Fan Project
Rockstar Games officially announced that the first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer will be released on Tuesday (December 5th) at 9am ET, but this supposedly ‘leaked’ video had fans in a frenzy earlier today. Some may have fallen for the fan project, but others were quick to point out that some of the footage used was sourced from different games.

Speaking of fake trailers, did you know that the first GTA 6 trailer supposedly leaked way back in 2015? It basically showed in-engine footage of a car driving around, but was actually demo footage from Dream Engine. The next big leak happened in 2019 when someone posted a document on Pastebin claiming that the game would have a map that was 40 times larger than GTA 5 that encompassed San Andreas, Liberty City, Mid-West, and Vice City. It’s safe to say that none of those leaks or rumors turned out to be credible.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is Coming to Netflix on December 14

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is Coming to Netflix on December 14

Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy Definitive Edition Netflix
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is coming to Netflix on December 14th and will be available on the Apple App Store, Google Play as well as in the Netflix mobile app. Starting today, subscribers will be able to pre-register to download Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, each updated for mobile.



GTA 3 is where it all began, with a massive open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life, and the freedom to explore at will. Vice City takes you back to the 1980s and follows Tommy Vercetti’s tale of betrayal and revenge in a neon-soaked tropical town. San Andreas transports players to the early 90s where Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson is framed and forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state to save his family and to take control of the streets. App store link here.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition adds to a growing catalog of more than 80 mobile games, with must-play titles across all genres adding further value to all Netflix memberships — including through one of the most iconic series in history, without any ads, in-app purchases, or extra fees,” said Netflix.

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