News Archive
16
DEC
New GTA IV Vehicles page

Grand Theft Auto IV - Website Updates | @ 04:30 PM MDT | By rappo

Keeping up with our spree of content updates, we now bring you a GTA IV vehicles page. However, as stated on the page, please keep in mind that the list of vehicles with their respective names is all speculation. If we gave a vehicle a name from a past GTA game, it is merely based off of some resemblance. Others don't have names because they may be new vehicles or unrecognizable upgrades. And remember, as always, if you know of any changes or additions to the page, please post in our GTA IV forums.
18
DEC
T2: Still no clarification on GTA IV release

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 04:09 PM MDT | By Neil + Slim Trashman
Take Two Interactive today released its financial results for the final quarter of fiscal year 2007, which ended on 31st October. The company's finances are in improving shape, with an increase in profit being attributed to Bioshock's impressive sales, which have crossed the two million mark.

Often the company uses this time as an opportunity to reveal final release dates for upcoming titles but today all the company would clarify about Grand Theft Auto IV was that it will be on store shelves in the second fiscal quarter of 2008. This means that it will release some time between February 1st and April 30th. The company restated that it is committed to seeing the game release simultaneously on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The company also confirmed that the first episodic content for GTA IV will hit Xbox 360 by 31st October 2008. The second of the packages, which Microsoft famously paid a total of $50million for, will release some time before 31st October 2009. The significance of this is that it almost certainly rules out any further GTA titles appearing at retail before 2010.

An interesting question was fielded to executives during the associated conference call - will Grand Theft Auto IV be coming to Nintendo Wii? The company's response was that "there are other titles better suited for the Wii than Grand Theft Auto IV". While this suggests that GTA IV won't be released for Wii, they did not rule out the possibility of an alternative or unique game being released for the growing platform.

Press Release: Take Two Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Financial Results
19
DEC
MCV: GTA IV coming April 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 09:09 AM MDT | By Neil
Games industry publication MCV has the scoop today on Grand Theft Auto IV's release date, claiming that the title will go on sale in the final week of April 2008. Citing sources "close to the game's publisher" they say that the game will go on sale in the United Kingdom on April 25th.

This appears to follow recent trends for Grand Theft Auto release dates, which have almost always been pushed back to be in the final week of Take 2 Interactive's fiscal quarters. Yesterday, the company said that the game would go on sale some time in its second fiscal quarter of 2008, which ends on April 30th.

A UK release date of April 25th would indicate that the game would release just prior to this in North America, with Tuesday April 22nd most likely. As usual though, Rockstar Games said that it does not comment on "rumours and speculation".

MCV is the UK's top games industry trade publication and has more credibility than most others worldwide. Its forecasts and industry insider comment are almost always true, with a recent example being its advanced notice of goings on with Manhunt 2 in the UK.

Source: MCV: April 25th UK release for GTA IV
19
DEC
GTA IV Christmas pre-order bonus

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 10:51 AM MDT | By Neil
The bonus pack which will be released in the three Benelux nationsRockstar Games has a special treat for fans who preorder Grand Theft Auto IV this Christmas. If you're lucky enough to live in Belgium, Luxembourg or the Netherlands and preorder the game soon, you'll get a special package with some nice treats inside.

The "IV Christmas Pre Order Pack" includes a DVD with all three currently released game trailers, a GTA IV branded gift card and a set of postcards which presumably include game artwork.

Source: InsideGamer: Special GTA IV pre-order pack for Benelux
19
DEC
Judge throws out Thompson Vice City case

GTA: Vice City - General News | @ 12:50 PM MDT | By Neil
Thompson speaking in 2006A 2006 case raised in New Mexico, USA by attorney Jack Thompson which alleged that GTA: Vice City was a catalyst in a brutal murder was thrown out of court yesterday. In 2004, teenager Cody Posey murdered his father, stepmother and stepsister, resulting in Thompson raising a case claiming that Take Two and Sony were to blame as the teenager had played GTA: Vice City.

"We are pleased that the Court took decisive and appropriate action to dismiss a case that Take-Two has always known had no basis in law or in fact."
-- Take Two Interactive Statement, December 19th 2007

The Judge disposed of the case because neither Sony nor Take Two Interactive has offices or business presence in the state of New Mexico. Thompson has 30 days to file an appeal.

Source: GamePolitics: Jack Thompsonís New Mexico GTA Lawsuit is Thrown Out by Judge
20
DEC
Special Edition: Exclusive license plate with Amazon pre-order

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 02:55 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
Amazon is offering an additional item to the GTA IV Special Edition's package of goodies if you pre-order with them. Not only will you receive the duffel bag, lock box, key chain, art book, and soundtrack, but Amazon will also throw in this very legitimate looking Liberty City license plate.

If you have been unsure about shooting for the Special Edition, it looks like Amazon has topped off the deal here.

Pre-order from Amazon: PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
20
DEC
Four new SA car mods by MindF*ck

GTA: San Andreas - File Downloads | @ 05:41 PM MDT | By rappo
We've taken a long break from posting GTA mods in our file archive on the site, but the latest poll shows that you guys still want them! So, here are a few new San Andreas car modifications to start things up again:


1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Woody

1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1970 Chrysler 300

Enjoy! Hopefully we'll make these updates a new habit.
21
DEC
Grand Theft Auto now available digitally

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 09:06 AM MDT | By Neil
Direct2DriveRockstar Games and IGN today announced that a number of Rockstar games are now available on Direct2Drive, IGN's digital distribution service for PC games. As part of the service, players can pay to download all three recent PC Grand Theft Auto titles as part of a number of packages or individually.

The "Grand Theft Auto Collection" sells for $29.95 and includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Vice City and III. Alternatively, San Andreas can be purchased for $19.95 and Vice City and GTAIII sell for $9.95.

Also on offer is a $59.95 "Rockstar Collection" which includes the three GTA titles along with Max Payne 1+2, Manhunt and Midnight Club 2. Currently all sales are limited to North America only.

Digital Downloads: Rockstar Games @ Direct2Drive
21
DEC
GameTrailers: Trailer 3 "Pop-Block"

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 11:19 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
GameTrailers & Rockstar have intercommunicated with each other and created this edit of trailer 3, "Move up, ladies", containing in video messages during certain scenes and which will provide viewers with a little detail or two about it. There's nothing really new here shown in these "pop-blocks", but if you're interested, it's worth taking a look. I have, however, outlined a couple bits of information below:
• This is the Caribbean arms dealer (middle), Little Jacob ("Sup, money?"), with Niko on the left and Elizabeta on the right. It would appear Little Jacob's appearance varies from dreadlocks to "Cesar"..

• Elizabeta is a good dancer.

• As usual, you will start out the game working with your fists and eventually obtain weapons.

• Brucie's ("THAT'S HOW WE ROLL!") tattoo of the Chinese symbol on his chest translates to "ME".

• Billiards (pool) will return from San Andreas as one of the many available mini games in GTA IV.


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