Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
GTA: Advance - Gamespot Hands On

Top Down GTA - General News | @ 12:49 AM MDT | By Neil
Gamespot have posted their own 'hands on' preview of Grand Theft Auto for Game Boy Advance. There are a few minor new details about the storyline, and it makes for an interesting read if you missed last week's coverage.

Link: Gamespot - GTA: Advance Hands-On
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Interesting.... Oh well...

Oh yeah the PSTwo has been revealed along with a November 1st release date... Guess the conspiracy was wrong, eh?



Tokyo, September 21, 2004 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), announced today a completely new look for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system (SCPH-70000), which will become available in Japan, North America and Europe for the year-end peak selling season. The new model will be available in stores on November 3rd in Japan, and on November 1st in North America and Europe.

While inheriting the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture has been completely overhauled, resulting in a slimmer and more lightweight design. Internal volume has been reduced by 75%, overall weight has been halved, and thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm). Its size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.

Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming, the new PlayStation 2 sets new standards in the fusion of design and functionality. In North America, approximately 40% (*1) of the PlayStation 2 on-line game users connect their PlayStation 2 to the networks through analog modem and reflecting the American users’ preference, North American model is equipped with both Ethernet and modem ports. During the year-end peak-selling season, about 80 on-line game titles are expected for release in Japan, and 120 titles and 65 titles respectively for North America and Europe. With the launch of the new network ready(*2) PlayStation 2, the further expansion of the world of on-line gaming is accelerated.

Gaining an overwhelming support from a wide range of users from all over the world, more than 72 million units of PlayStation 2 have been shipped as of today. Strongly supported by software developers and publishers, PlayStation 2 is indisputably the most popular computer entertainment system in the world and the new design will position it for ever greater success over the next half of its life. In the run-up towards the launch, the new PlayStation 2, will be displayed at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan’s booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2004, held from Friday, September the 24th to Sunday, the 26th, 2004, at Makuhari Messe, together with a rich number of exciting and attractive new titles scheduled for release towards the end of the year.

With the new PlayStation 2, together with the lineup of forthcoming new game titles, SCEI will continue to contribute to expand the market and to create a new world of computer entertainment.

(*1) According to SCEI’s DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication System) data.
(*2) Internet Service Provider and appropriate Internet access (e.g. ADSL, cable, fiber, etc.) required. For further details regarding network connection, on-line games and peripherals supported with the new model (SCPH-70000 CB), please visit our customer support website (http://www.playstation.jp/info/).
09-21-2004 02:34 AM
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Heh, just found this link on Eurogamer:


Yeah this is off topic.... But uhh I look forward to trying out GTA:Advanced though I'm not all that interested in it. I've never cared for the top down perspective in the old games, though it wasn't as bad in GTA3.
09-21-2004 03:54 AM
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i love gta 1
09-21-2004 06:55 AM
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Just remember the roots people!!
09-21-2004 05:39 PM
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