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10
NOV
New GTA IV patch available for PC players

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 10:43 AM CST | By Neil
A new patch has been released for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV today. There are a handful of bug and exploit fixes, as well as a few new control options. The full release notes provided by Rockstar are as follows:

  • Convert all region SKU's into the same SKU.
  • Include support for all languages within single exe.
  • Allow controls to be double mapped on keyboard.
  • Added option in controls menu to disable mouse controls in helicopters.
  • Adjust keyboard control sensitivity in hood cam view in vehicles.
  • Security Updates to deter cheating in multiplayer.
  • Hosts can now immediately Kick users from their games in Lobby and in game via Cell phone without having to rely on peer voting.
  • Fixed a bug in Cops 'n Crooks mode where Host would drop out and prevent remaining players from leaving game.

The patch will automatically download the next time you sign in to Games for Windows LIVE while playing Grand Theft Auto IV. Alternatively, you can download the patch manually by visiting this page.
10
NOV
The Lost and Damned coming to PC?

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 10:46 AM CST | By Neil
Along with today's patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, an update was also made to its achievement list. The five achievements which featured in the Xbox 360 release of The Lost and Damned appeared on the PC list, albeit only briefly.

The achievements have now been removed, but this is the strongest indication yet that the DLC may be on its way to other platforms.
10
NOV
Grand Theft Auto vs. Frogger

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 09:24 PM CST | By Ash_735
Daneboe of Gagfilms.com has done another What If video, this time featuring Grand Theft Auto vs. Frogger!



Be sure to check out the other videos these guys have done!
14
NOV
Times Online interviews Dan Houser

GTAGaming.com - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 05:43 PM CST | By Slim Trashman
Times Online has posted a three-page, in depth interview with Dan Houser, entitled "The Driving Force Behind Grand Theft Auto," discussing the VP of Creative's background story, the controversy of the GTA series, and much more.
If you believe the more hysterical newspapers, the quiet-spoken, articulate man I am meeting today in London is the biggest threat to our nation's youth since the Sex Pistols swore TV presenter Bill Grundy into oblivion.

Even Hillary Clinton has said her say, claiming that his work is “stealing the innocence of our children”.

You might think that a man this notorious would be a household name, but though the work he helps create has smashed sales records and made headlines worldwide, Dan Houser has stayed firmly out of the limelight, his entry on the all-encompassing online encyclopaedia Wikipedia stretching to a mere nine lines.

» Read the interview: The Driving Force Behind Grand Theft Auto
14
NOV
The great mystery of the EFLC manual's "hint-at-next-GTA" solved!

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 07:31 PM CST | By Slim Trashman
Several weeks ago, we reported on the discovery of an ad in the Episodes From Liberty City manual that allegedly hinted towards the setting of the next Grand Theft Auto.

It has since been discovered by a user called "Lysergio" over at ModMyWhat.com that the image within the tear of the poster in the EFLC manual is in fact derived from another advertisement in GTA IV (pictured right). It can be found on the walls of two sex shops in Hove Beach and Star Junction (thanks Jordan @ PlanetGTA).

One of ModMyWhat's staff members, Gunner, created an animated GIF overlay of the poster and image as proof of the legitimacy of the claim, which you can view by clicking here. The only modification that had to be made to the image to match up with the poster is it was flipped horizontally.

So what does this tell us about the setting of the next GTA? Well, nothing actually. Nothing except that we were all looking at this in the wrong way, perceiving the image within the tear of the poster as a hint when in fact, that information would have been right in front of our faces had that poster not been "ripped". Basically, it would have looked something like this (please note the example uses SAMPLE text):


So it was fun speculating, but the truth appears to be nothing more than a carefully articulated tease. We probably won't be hearing of what the future of GTA holds for us until 2010.
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