News Archive
29
NOV
GTA: San Andreas, Irrevent References

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 08:05 PM MDT | By Zidane
Here's a little something from 1up.com that I found interesting - the meanings behind the names of various things throughout San Andreas. If you have some extra time on your hands, you should give it a read. You can check it out here.

Update by Neil: I found the names of the horses in San Andreas' betting shops particularly interesting. Perhaps it's my sharing of the Scottish culture, but this area is overlooked by everyone, unless of course you know what it means. Picking out a few, Dundee Ned is probably the most funny of the bunch. Dundee being Rockstar North's original location when named DMA Design back in the 1990's, and a 'ned' being a "Non Educated Delinquent", often referred to as a "Chav" south of the border. These youths can usually be found loitering around Britain's larger towns and cities, with an acquired taste for cheap wines like Buckfast.
There's a couple of references to Scottish Football (soccer) in there aswell, like Scotland Nil, an all too popular line read by many a newscaster following an international game. Also there's Henrik's Jaw, a rather abrupt reference to former Glasgow Celtic goalscorer Henrik Larsson and his jaw breakage that saw him sidelined from football for a period in 2003 - during the time San Andreas was in development.
04
DEC
Win tons of GTA: San Andreas Gear!

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 05:52 PM MDT | By Neil

Interscope Records have partnered with Rockstar Games and are giving away tons of GTA: San Andreas gear to celebrate the release of the GTA: San Andreas Double CD and Box Set soundtracks. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a giant prize pack of GTA: San Andreas merchandise with a value of over $350. Included is a very exclusive San Andreas BMX Bicycle, Dominoes, Lockpick and more! Five first prize winners will receive a San Andreas hat and jacket, while 30 second prize winners will get a San Andreas beanie, poker chips, lighter and bandana. It should be noted that the competition is open to US Residents Only over the age of 13.

Sweepstakes: GTA San Andreas Gear with Interscope Records

Thanks to Samerali2 for mailing in about this!
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