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08
DEC
TIME names GTA IV #1 game of 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 05:16 PM MDT | By rappo
Each year, prominent American newsmagazine TIME publishes Top 10 lists covering a variety of topics, including the top 10 video games from that year. This year, they have given Rockstar Games the honor of naming Grand Theft Auto IV the #1 video game of 2008! Brucie Kibbutz would be proud - it's lonely at the top, baby!

Here's a look at the full list that GTA IV went up against:
  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. Braid
  3. LittleBigPlanet
  4. Rock Band 2
  5. Gears of War 2
  6. Dead Space
  7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  8. Hunted Forever
  9. Fieldrunners
  10. Spore
Congratulations to Rockstar Games and others involved with GTA IV on this big accomplishment, and although GTA IV is seeing some tough times on PC at the moment, we're hoping that this version will soon be able to live up to its full potential.

Thanks to zeeshan810 for the news
10
DEC
GTA IV is Sci-Fi’s Most Overrated Game of 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 11:45 AM MDT | By Ash_735
Grand Theft Auto IV is certainly topping many polls of 2008, both good and bad, in contrast to the previous post where Grand Theft Auto IV is named Game of the Year by TIME Magazine, here, Sci-Fi’s Fidgit website have named it the most overrated Game of 2008. Here is what they had to say:
One of the most amazing realizations of a real-world-ish place and one of my favorite games this year. Also the setting for a poorly told story and uninspired gameplay, and the subject of a system-shattering PC port.

And here is the full list:
  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. LittleBigPlanet
  3. Braid
  4. Metal Gear Solid 4
  5. Mass Effect
  6. Wii Fit
  7. Spore
  8. Burnout: Paradise
  9. Left 4 Dead
  10. Civilization IV: Colonization
10
DEC
ATI 8.12 drivers released

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 01:36 PM MDT | By rappo
Following last week's nVidia drivers comes a new update to the ATI Catalyst drivers. ATI users are among the hardest hit by GTA IV PC troubles, but hopefully this driver (along with the coming game patch) will fix that. The dowlnoad is located on AMD's Drivers & Tools page. Also, be sure to report your experiences (good or bad) in our forums!
11
DEC
Three new screenshots of The Lost and Damned

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 01:30 PM MDT | By Ash_735
Over at the Xbox.com page for the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC “The Lost and Damned”, Microsoft have posted three new screenshots of the add on as well as a little blurb confirming what we already know:
Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV™ The Lost and Damned™ features a new main character, Johnny Klebitz, and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music—all with the incredible production values that are the trademarks of Grand Theft Auto.


View more at The Lost and Damned screenshot gallery »

Thanks to forum member }{oT~dEv1L 666 for bringing this to our attention.
12
DEC
GTA IV PC patch released

Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 11:51 PM MDT | By rappo
Rockstar listened, and is now delivering: a new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV is available for download. To get the 32.6Mb update, simply start your game, log into LIVE, and select to update when prompted. The patch is reported to make the following changes:
  • A fix to the crash after legal screen that some German customers were reporting.
  • Numerous improvements to the video editor: Smarter naming of videos, improved rendering quality, better fx during replays.
  • Fix to bowling while using certain sensitive mice.
  • Fix for ATI 1900 shadows.
  • Overall savings to memory.
  • Graphic improvements to particle systems and mirrors.
  • Multiplayer character settings are preserved.
  • Support for DirectInput controllers.
Thanks to Erika_ for the news
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