Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold 95 Million Copies

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Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold 95 Million Copies

In the past quarter, Grand Theft Auto V has sold five million copies, according to Take Two's latest financial report. That puts the Rockstar (in multiple meanings of the word) game up to 95 million copies sold.

The game handily cleared the bar of best selling game in U.S. history last November and has just been adding on since then. The new number makes it a virtual guarantee that the game will sell 100 million copies before the end of 2018. Take Two is also leveraging the success of GTA Online with the recently released Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition, which is the game plus some extra in-game cash.

To hop up one more place on the best selling game list, GTAV would have to sell just under 50 million more copies and surmount Minecraft.

Soldier 76 And Tracer Overwatch Anniversary Skins Revealed

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Soldier 76 And Tracer Overwatch Anniversary Skins Revealed

For Overwatch's two year anniversary, Blizzard has promised new skins for the entire case especially for the anniversary. Today, the developer released two of the skins, Lightning Tracer and Venom Soldier 76.

Both costumes are Epic Drops and part of the seasonal anniversary event. Tracer's Lightning skin gives her blonde hair and a mohawk, along with the word Lightning emblazoned on her left leg. Soldier 76's Venom costume makes him look like a Saturday morning cartoon villain, complete with a cobra on his leather jacket's back and comic book-style metal mask.

Overwatch Anniversary 2018 begins next week, but we're starting the celebration early with new item reveals.
Our FIRST reveal: VENOM SOLDIER: 76! (Epic) pic.twitter.com/yzKViLTx58

We're Giving Away A Third And Final Exclusive Pickle Rick Statue To Denver Rick And Morty Fans

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We're Giving Away A Third And Final Exclusive Pickle Rick Statue To Denver Rick And Morty Fans

Remember that contest from day before yesterday where we gave away a Pickle Rick statue to Minneapolis entrant and a second equally awesome contest from yesterday where we did the same for Indianapolis? Well, Adult Swim has given Game Informer the go ahead to give away another special three-of-a-kind Pickle Rick statue to a lucky local fan in the Denver area this time.

With Rick And Morty Season 3 releasing on blu-ray and DVD today on May 15, Adult Swim is celebrating the occasion with a handmade Pickle Rick statue that isn't available at retail. Whoever wins this will have one of the only ones in the world that no other Rick and Morty fan can buy. Take a look at some pictures of it with different lighting below.

To win, just comment on the post below. We'll pick a winner at random from the comments by next Wednesday, May 23, at 12:00 PM CT. We'll shoot you a message at your Game Informer account and get the details for you to get your statue. This contest is only open for local fans, however, so if you're not in the Denver area, it probably doesn't make sense to enter. If you're in Indianapolis or Minneapolis, use these pages over here to comment!

Remedy Makes The World Fall In Love With Uuno The Dog

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Remedy Makes The World Fall In Love With Uuno The Dog

Remedy, creators of games like Max Payne and Alan Wake, posted some tweets the other day that have captured the attention of social media.

In the first tweet, Remedy introduces Uuno, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that the studio is employing for motion capture tests. The tweet contains the hashtag #YearOfTheDog, referring to the Chinese year of the dog, but quickly got a number of replies asking for more photos and details of the cute black dog.

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Take-Two Delays 'Highly-Anticipated' Sequel To Fiscal Year 2020

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Take-Two Delays 'Highly-Anticipated' Sequel To Fiscal Year 2020

While it's looking likely we'll get to play Red Dead Redemption 2 this year, we'll have to wait for a while longer for another of Take-Two's big franchises to get a sequel. We're not sure what franchise that might be, however.

As part of its quarterly financial earnings report (in which it posted strong earnings off the back of GTA Online and NBA 2K19), the company laid out its expectations for the 2019 fiscal year (which began in April of this year and concludes in March of next year), which includes strong sales for Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K20, WWE 2K20, but does not include a major sequel in one of its key franchises.

The sequel, which had originally been planned to release during the 2019 fiscal year, has been pushed back to the 2020 fiscal year (April 2019-March 2020). The delay was made to give the developers extra time to work on the title. "We remain as excited as ever about this title, and expect it to enhance our results next fiscal year," said Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick.

United States Senate Votes To Save Net Neutrality

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United States Senate Votes To Save Net Neutrality

In December of last year, the FCC led by Ajit Pai voted to end net neutrality, a regulation in place that prevents internet providers from prioritizing content on the internet for faster speeds or data access. Today, the Senate voted to reinstate those protections in a 52-47 vote. 

President Trump made eliminating net neutrality a priority when he selected Ajit Pai as FCC chairman, but has long been an opponent of the regulation. Congress, however, is empowered to codify those Title II protections to prevent ISPs from throttling or blocking content. While the FCC voted to repeal those regulations in December, red tape prevented the change from going into effect for a number of months, until Pai confirmed that they would start applying on June 11.

The vote has been split on party lines with Democrats voting to keep the Obama-era protections in place and the majority of Republicans voting to let the repeal go through. Under the Congressional Review Act, the Democrats were able to call a vote to examine and vote on regulations by federal agencies under an expedited process, meaning it allowed the Senate to deny repeals with a simple majority.

Rumor: Pokémon Switch Rumors Suggest Going Back To Kanto

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Rumor: Pokémon Switch Rumors Suggest Going Back To Kanto

The internet has been lighting up in the last few days which over what appear to be possible leaks of a Pokémon game for Switch.

Yesterday, anonymous users of the image board 4chan, which is known for a number of true video game leaks and a far larger number of fake ones, posted the titles and details of what they claimed were the next few Pokémon games. Titled Pokémon Let's Go: Pikachu and Pokémon Let's Go: Eevee, the two titles are supposedly remakes or reimaginings of Pokémon Yellow.

Pokémon Yellow was the third game of the first generation, slightly redesigned to be more in line with the anime, with changes like getting all of the starter Pokémon in your team and starting with Pikachu instead. The battle sprites were also redrawn to be a little less abstract than they were in Red and Blue and look more like the cartoon.

Report: Rage 2 Will Not Have Loot Boxes

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Report: Rage 2 Will Not Have Loot Boxes

After the first teaser and gameplay trailers for Rage 2 earlier this week showed what we can expect from the post-apocalyptic sequel, we now have confirmation of at least one other cool bit of info: It reportedly does not have loot boxes.

Speaking with German publication GameStar, id Software confirmed loot boxes are out, but that the long-tail, games-as-a-service approach is still in. According to translation by USGamer, id Software studio director Tim Willits said id wants "people to play Rage 2 longer," though he did not elaborate on what, specifically, that would entail.

We will likely find out more about Rage 2 at E3 in a few weeks, the schedule of which you can check out here.

The Crew 2 Closed Beta Coming At The End Of May

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The Crew 2 Closed Beta Coming At The End Of May

The Crew 2 is getting a closed beta at the very end of this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you're eager to take Ubisoft's Crew sequel for a test drive, you can register for the beta here and choose your platform preference to get a chance to try the game when the beta launches on May 31. Once you get into the beta, you will have until June 4 to race around and change planes into boats and whatever else you want to do.

You can find our new preview of the game here. The Crew 2 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 29.

Discover Flame Toys’ New High-End Transformers Figures

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Discover Flame Toys’ New High-End Transformers Figures

Transformers fans have had lots to enjoy in recent years. In the video game sphere, 2015’s Transformers: Devastation offered an injection of nostalgia mixed with Platinum Games’ eye for high-octane action, and the Forged to Fight mobile game continues to expand with new characters on a regular basis. A new web-based animation series recalls some of the original generation of characters. An ongoing line of Hasbro figures explores a ton of different characters. And a compelling universe of storytelling has unfolded in the IDW comics (wrapping up later this year), in which old characters are given new life through a lengthy continuity and complex themes. 

The Flame Toys figure line looks to the IDW comic characters for inspiration