Modders are putting Liberty City inside Grand Theft Auto 5

A group of ambitious modders are working to put Liberty City inside Grand Theft Auto 5.

Liberty City is a fictional recreation of New York, and was the setting for Grand Theft Auto 3 and 4.

The mod is the work of the people behind modding tool OpenIV, who said in a post on that Liberty City will not replace Los Santos or Blaine County, but will appear across the sea. You can see how this looks in the teaser video, below. The idea is you can fly between the regular Los Santos map and GTA 4’s Liberty City map.

At the moment, Astroneer is a fascinating inversion of typical sci-fi wonder

Your Christmas game isn’t always the one you unwrap. Sometimes it’s simply the one you spend your Christmas break thinking about. In that case, there’s a clear winner for me this year. Astroneer, a wonderfully pretty Early Access sci-fi survival job is my Christmas game of 2016. I loved playing it, and now I can’t stop pondering it. Underneath all the easy brilliance, genre has done something slightly strange to this game, and I’m still trying to unmuddle it all.

Astroneer starts beautifully, each new game launching you from lofty orbit and down to the procedurally-scrambled surface of a low-poly planet, where you have to collect resources and build stuff in order to survive, explore, and thrive.

Gosh, it’s a looker, lovely purples and oranges and lime greens slapped all over the ground and the distant mountains, origami paper flowers scattered about, and, if you’re lucky, fragments of previous space launches scarring the earth and littered with salvage. It all looks sweet and sugary. If Starburst is looking for a sponsorship opportunity, Astroneer would be a good fit.

Ariana Grande is a Final Fantasy character

Getting 2017 off to a wonderful start, pop star Ariana Grande has announced she’s a Final Fantasy character.

In various posts on and , the singer revealed she’s set to appear in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, the mobile spin-off that came out late last year.

Based on a short clip of character animations posted to , Grande’s in-game look, which includes a black dress, black mask and black bunny ears, is lifted from the cover of her album, Dangerous Woman.

Star Wars: The Old Republic community honours Carrie Fisher in droves

The community of Star Wars: The Old Republic paid a heartfelt tribute to departed actor Carrie Fisher over the Christmas holiday. Her Princess Leia will forever be an iconic part of Star Wars.

Across SWTOR game servers, thousands journeyed to House Organa, the place Leia Skywalker would – following her father’s fall to the Dark Side – call her adopted home some 3500 Star Wars years later.

Even players from the hostile Sith Empire fought their way through droid guards and other obstacles to be there. .

Best-selling Steam games of 2016 revealed

Happy New Year! . And given the size and dominance of Steam in the desktop gaming marketplace, the results are worth noting.

The games are sorted into four tiers: platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

The best sellers, the platinum games, include Valve’s multiplayer colossi Dota 2 and CS:GO as well as big, desktop-exclusive 2016 games XCOM 2, Total War: Warhammer and Civilization 6. Multiplatform blockbusters The Division and Dark Souls 3 made the grade too.

Star Wars: The Old Republic community honour Carrie Fisher in droves

The community of Star Wars: The Old Republic paid a heartfelt tribute to departed actor Carrie Fisher over the Christmas holiday. Her Princess Leia will forever be an iconic part of Star Wars.

Across SWTOR game servers, thousands journeyed to House Organa, the place Leia Skywalker would – following her father’s fall to the Dark Side – call her adopted home some 3500 Star Wars years later.

Even players from the hostile Sith Empire fought their way through droid guards and other obstacles to be there. .

Eurogamer’s top 50 games of 2016

Hi, hello and how do you do. There’s one last day left before the new working year starts, I’ve still got a whole load of gammon and wine to get through and I don’t think anyone can really be bothered to do anything, you know, proper, so if it’s alright with you here’s a list of games I’ve just copied and pasted. Some people like that kind of thing, I hear.

, where Uncharted 4 came out on top, and What follows is the rest of our list, compiled scientifically by getting Eurogamer’s staff and contributors to let me know their top 10s in some sort of order and then totting up the votes to find the winner. Then I totally disregard the results and rig them so a game I actually like wins. It’s simple, really!

Anyway, I’ve just caught wind that the Freaky Friday remake is on ITV2 this afternoon so I’m going to see if I can work myself into a porky stupor before then and just dump the list right here. See you tomorrow when we’ll be properly back, and happy new year!