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GTAGaming V2 Update

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 09:22 AM MDT | By Shawn
Firstly, just want to clear up the result of the poll. The purpose of the question is that content must be sized so that when an 800x600 user views it - it does not force them to scroll horizontally. Whether or not it is fullscreen is irrelevant. I put forward this question to see if anyone cared about 800x600, if not it would allow for slightly more horizontal space in the 'middle frame'. Seeing as there is still a large number of votes towards 800x600, the fitted size will remain as is - at least for now.

The reason V2 has taken so long is me (as the developer behind this site). This upgrade is actually more than it seems - GTAGaming is splitting off from the Edge Network. So while GTAGaming V2 will show several new features, there is the possibility of a lot more later on. The new design is not too different from the current one, though it has themes for the various GTA games. That's all I'll say for now :)
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air_boy75
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Coool , Looking forward to it :)
09-14-2004 09:25 AM
Shawn
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Just a clarification, we will still be hosted by Edge Network, just not "part of it's network".
09-14-2004 09:28 AM
air_boy75
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Can you tell us 1 little extra itl have?
09-14-2004 09:29 AM
Shawn
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Alright.
Hopefully I get time to do this is.
For starters, news will be customizable, you'll be able to select what categories you want to see. So if you're not into mods, you don't have to see mod news. You'll still be able to see everything if you want to - but you can customize the default news page to your preferences.
09-14-2004 09:34 AM
Guest
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Anyone, whats Rockstars email address?
09-14-2004 11:37 AM
Blueflame
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Sounds good, looking forward to the split from Edge, there is too many bloody adverts.
09-14-2004 11:38 AM
Smoke
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Will we stil be downloading from the edgedatabase. Probally! But I always hate to go to their site and then download say, a mod or whatever.
09-14-2004 11:40 AM
air_boy75
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Hey new fake teaser site

http://www.burgershot.com
09-14-2004 12:00 PM
Guest
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sounds teh nicezorz
09-14-2004 12:19 PM
Guest
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air boy that's quite old and allready been posted here
but thnx for the hint for people who didn't see it
And shawn: HURRY up!!! ^^

~ShAmPi
09-14-2004 12:53 PM
Shawn
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Smoke, I assume you mean edgefiles. Technically, edgefiles will still be used, but it will be integrated into this site with less ads. However, that said, the edgefiles area of the site will have more than just the 728x90 banner at the top of the page.
You'd be suprised if you knew how much all this costs.
09-14-2004 01:12 PM
Guest
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In unrelated news :PLEASE R* UPDATE THE OFFICIAL SITE!
09-14-2004 01:17 PM
Guest
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Well i shoud say split every network site, and got rid of edgefiles or maybe change the ads. Take google for example!
09-14-2004 01:20 PM
snur
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I like gtagaming and I also think edgenetwok is good! they host many gaming sites and I think that's a very good job! so edgenetwork and gtagaming, keep up the good work!!!
09-14-2004 01:29 PM
Shawn
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As I've said in the past, edgefiles is a necessary evil. The reason that site is riddled with ads is because of the costs involved with the bandwidth it does. It also exists to have seperate servers consuming bandwidth from the main webservers.
Google's only good for a smalltime operation, not something that costs thousands each month :\
09-14-2004 01:53 PM
Guest
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this is why GTAnetwork has better sites
09-14-2004 01:57 PM
Shawn
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You mean because they have less people and do less traffic? I'd agree, it costs less. Go troll elsewhere punk ;)
09-14-2004 02:16 PM
RyanSE
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will V2 be out before SA? or are you planning a simultaneous release?
09-14-2004 02:20 PM
Shawn
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Before. Really just depends on me, but the original plan was long before. I'm doing what I can to have it done before September comes to an end.
09-14-2004 02:21 PM
Neil
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As part of the update, we've now launched a brand new screenshots feature, where the shots will load in a new window, rather than using that horrible image page we had before. Try it out at any one of the screenshots galleries on the site.
09-14-2004 02:29 PM
Shawn
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Did you have to say 'horrible' image page? C'mon man :)
09-14-2004 02:33 PM
Neil
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Oh ok, more untidy image page. :D
09-14-2004 02:41 PM
Guest
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Will you still be using those lovely, attractive.. 'illegal' scans that we all love so much? (Except R*, and the mag editors of course)
09-14-2004 02:59 PM
Shawn
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I doubt R* care.
It's the magazines who care, why buy the magazine if you can read it off the site - that's why. We do our best to let GTA fans know and see everything for free, because of that one of our over-zealous editors (you know who you are :) goes to those lengths when he really shouldn't...
09-14-2004 03:11 PM
Guest
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Well he should, cuz he makes money from these magazines. Thats his job. Respect. ;)
09-14-2004 03:40 PM
Shawn
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It's lawyer/PR people who contact us anyway :p
09-14-2004 03:56 PM
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someone is selling grand theft auto san andreas on ebay for ps2. for 91$.too much.How did they get it
09-14-2004 04:18 PM
Guest
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it started at 46.99, then people bid on it, and it went to 91$
09-14-2004 04:20 PM
air_boy75
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i was just looking at some screenshots of sa. Some cars seem very low poly and crap compared to some being high poly and very cool. I was wondering if maybe this is r* using props for vehicles until it comes out
09-14-2004 04:23 PM
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Re ebay
Bhah, just some auction relying on dumb people who can't read any further then the opening blurb. I bet most of their bids are due to the implied meaning that the game is ready with the "Factory Sealed" comment. They are relying on fools thinking they will get the game early by going through this seller.

An auction for the PAL release was probably done for the same reason, one part of their selling point is that while it will arrive within a week, it might arrive one day early! Of course the same thing might happen if you buy through a normal online retailer, and picking the shortest shipping option tends to increase this chance.
09-14-2004 05:36 PM
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re airboy75

I see your point but keep in mind most screens are low poly
09-14-2004 06:18 PM
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WOW I love this (really fricken awesome Shawn...)
09-14-2004 09:24 PM
 

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