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Grand Theft Auto V is out on gaming consoles tomorrow, and it's apparently an unqualified hit: it's currently sitting on a stunning 98 rating for Xbox 360 and a 97 for Sony's PS3 on Metacritic. Sadly, a Mac version isn't currently on the radar (or a PC version, for that matter), but if you'd still like to interact with the game through your iDevice, you can do so via an app that developer Rockstar made just for iOS.
Called iFruit in a cheeky reference to our friends over at Cupertino, the app enhances your play experience. Through your iPhone or iPad, you can access the game's vehicle customization shop (known as Los Santos Customs), and alter everything from paint and window tints to engine and suspension upgrades. Once you're done, you can log in to the game and see your changes on your vehicle.
For that matter, you can even make changes with the app while you're actually playing. Just slap on your new paint job or change out your lights, and you'll get a call in-game announcing that your new ride's ready to leave the shop. And yes, you can even change your license plate if you feel so inclined.
The app isn't just about cars; you can also interact with "Chop," the Rottweiler who tags along for part of your tale. Knowing the franchise's history, it'll probably play like a not-so-family-friendly version of Nintendogs for the Nintendo DS. According to the description, "Look after [Chop] well in the "Chop the Dog" app and you will reap the benefits when playing as Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V. Pet him, feed and water him, play fetch and tug-of-war, teach him tricks." A happiness meter rounds off the offerings--let it get too low, and apparently Chop won't be so cooperative in the game itself.
You can pick up the app for free here. The app also features news about GTA V and access to the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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