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Game Informer: November 2004

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 04:11 PM MDT | By Neil
Game Informer's November Issue (#139) has been received by the select few who subscribe. Inside are some startling new details on San Andreas, and specifically the way the gang territories and turf work.

Basically, the areas where gangs are prevailent are indicated by their respective colour shading on the map. Entering the area of another gang will not immediately start a war, it will require a few shots fired for the map to flash red and the fighting to begin. Members of the opposing gang will then appear in "waves" (think Space Invaders), and if you successfully overcome all of the gang members, the area will be shaded to the OGF green on the map. However, you'll have to defend your turf in the same way, facing waves of enemies, at what should be expected as random intervals.

If you've been wondering how you recruit and control the other members of your gang, the wait is over. Finally, it was revealed that approaching a pedestrian who is attired in the green Orange Grove Families clothes and then targetting them with the R1 button will begin the process. The player then must choose to press either up or down on the D-Pad, and if you receive a gang symbol from your recruitee, they'll join your posse. Controlling those following you is simple, just target them with R1, and you can choose to have them defend you, attack opponents or follow you with the D-Pad. It really is that simple.

Thanks to geep88 for providing us with a copy of the magazine.
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Mc Val
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Holy shit, that sounds really easy man...this game will rock
10-07-2004 04:14 PM
Zgill
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Awesome I can't wait. :)
10-07-2004 04:24 PM
c_ghost
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thats some ill shyt right there
10-07-2004 04:35 PM
Tombuk
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Were there any screenshots
10-07-2004 04:35 PM
juice
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I figure they will be doing the Las Venturra part of the site relatively soon, only because the game is getting released soon, and it's pointless to release a teaser after the game is realesed.

THEN, Tombuk, my friend, you'll get many screens
10-07-2004 04:41 PM
Neil
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The screenshots included in the magazine have all been seen before on this site.
10-07-2004 04:42 PM
c_ghost
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there was? are u sure?
10-07-2004 04:43 PM
Neil
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Positively.
10-07-2004 04:50 PM
c_ghost
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whci screens were they, were they the ones with the gang members smokin
10-07-2004 04:52 PM
Tombuk
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thanks neil
10-07-2004 04:57 PM
Corporate_Nothing
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cool... a foriegn (not american, neway) mag talked about this a while back... but this is my first opportunity to get it in america, i subscribe, hopefull i'll get it soon...
10-07-2004 05:13 PM
*GrAfFiTi ArTiSt*
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i cant wait to kill sum cops in this game because it just reminds of rodney king and how those ----ing cops beat the ---- out of him and got away not guilty.... ---holes
10-07-2004 06:14 PM
Dead Mike
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Neato.
10-07-2004 07:27 PM
*GrAfFiTi ArTiSt*
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this is seroisly gonna be da best game ever


much luv glenna
10-07-2004 08:44 PM
thugz12
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so so cool game grand theft auto san andreas!!!!!
10-07-2004 08:44 PM
Boricua_89
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San Andreas will Rock!!!
10-07-2004 09:15 PM
Gravyator
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awsome
10-07-2004 09:33 PM
Leegion
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Sounds very impressive.

I liked the game freedom fighters, and this sounds similar, I'm looking forward to playing this new feature.
10-07-2004 09:55 PM
Memphis Monroe
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Agreed, Leegion, freedom fighter's system was really good and I think this will be even better since you can pick your posse right off the street in the 'hood.
10-08-2004 07:22 AM
Generation_Terr
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It said 'startling new information, specifically about gang wars'. Was there any other information?
10-08-2004 07:25 AM
stovich
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I loved Freedom Fighters as well, but I still have doubts about this feature. I really liked being able to create havoc on my own, but now it seems I'm going to have to ask for help while "babysitting" my turf. I just don't know about this anymore. I'm getting vibes of other styles of gameplay(sim, rpg), rather than the gool old fashioned action genre. I'll just have to wait and see, I guess.
10-08-2004 10:09 AM
NotCool
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stovich you only can recruit if you want to
10-08-2004 12:30 PM
tommy vercetti guy
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OH MY GOD!!! I can chit chat wit people!! unbelivable!! Gonna get like 20 gang members put them in a bus and drive by on everybody in sight!
10-08-2004 03:15 PM
retrac
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i also loved freedom fighters (even though all my friends say i'm communist), and i like the sound of this whole recruiting business. some time ago, i had thought that some kind of "turf system" would be really cool. and now it's coming true! i can't wait.
10-08-2004 03:40 PM
MrV
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Awsomeness
10-08-2004 07:15 PM
 

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