Originally Posted by Jomolungma
HOWEVER, don't you have to have an HD to get DLC? And doesn't DLC store on the HD and run from the HD? (I'm not entirely sure on that, so please correct me if I'm wrong). If that is the case, is there a chance that the load times and graphical issues that are on the release version of the game on the 360 might disappear when the DLC comes?
I think the answer is yes, you'll need a HDD for the DLC. As for new areas, I think Rockstar has been hinting that it won't be new areas, but new stories, new cars and other new additions like that. Will the graphical issues disappear? Maybe, but remember, they're so slight that you probably won't even notice them in the first place.