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GTA: LCS - Rockstar/Take2 News | @ 08:13 PM MDT | By rappo
The official Liberty City Stories website has been updated with the news that everybody has wanted to hear - multiplayer! Yes, that's right... six player multiplay. There are currently three different versions of multiplayer described on the main site - Liberty City Survivor, Protection Racket, and Get Stretch, out of a total of seven, as reported by 1Up.com. The update also comes with several new screenshots, new artwork/wallpapers, and a brand new trailer.

Enjoy the updates... you'll be seeing more updates here tonight as well, gathering the new information. For now, you can check out our screenshots page for all the newest shots and the brand new multiplayer page for information on the modes of multiplay available.

*UPDATE* Yet another multiplayer preview has been published, this time by Eurogamer. The preview gives out some interesting information regarding the map in multiplayer mode and some other small pieces of information. I reviewed and quote some of the interesting multiplayer information here. However, the new article also has some quotes from Rockstar, one of which states that the average battery life for the game will be four hours off of a fully charged battery. That should be more than enough if you ask me!

Link Liberty City Stories Official Site
Related Links: 1Up, IGN, and Eurogamer Multiplayer Previews
Teasers: Electon Zone Radio. Bathtub Gin Still

Thanks to Adriaan for the splurge of news updates tonight. Yes, splurge.
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Asad Lion
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WOW!!

I wonder if they can do it on psp why they didn't do it on Pc & Xbox!
09-30-2005 08:45 PM
GTT
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Very nice to hear.. about time Rockstar made a GTA with multiplayer.
09-30-2005 09:04 PM
Asif
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Looking forward about the IGN articles...hope they will get into much details.

Edit: Hey! Check out the new trailer on IGN...
http://media.psp.ign.com/media/723/723575/vids_1.html
Just wondering why it's not on the official site yet?!

[ post edited 09-30-2005 09:13 PM by Asif ]
09-30-2005 09:05 PM
nicosw
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"I wonder if they can do it on psp why they didn't do it on Pc & Xbox!"

Because Rockstar Leeds is much smarter.
09-30-2005 09:26 PM
Asif
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This news needs an update, because IGN's Multiplayer preview is ON now!

http://psp.ign.com/articles/655/655013p1.html
09-30-2005 09:35 PM
Husky
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OMG! Multiplayer! I must get this!
09-30-2005 09:41 PM
rappo
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Asif - thanks for the IGN link, but the trailer is on the main site, as well as IGN.
09-30-2005 10:26 PM
sanandreashalo
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Adriaan is the best... check his website gtaportable.com he says he is gonna convert all the new video clips for PSP viewing GTA gets better and better, multiplayer will kick ass, imagine what the next GTA will be like for PS3.... mindblowing.
10-01-2005 03:43 AM
HalfHomo
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Wow, when I woke up this morning, I didn't expect to find news about multiplayer. Meh, this is fucking awsome. I have literally shat myself.

At first, this was going to be a rental from Gamefly. I now see that it will be a purchase from EBX.
10-01-2005 08:52 AM
jwrebholz
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One of the big problems with PS2/XBox multiplayer is you have to either split up the screen or make sure neither player strays too far from the other. The former requires a LOT of extra power, as you have to draw everything TWICE, the other is excessively restrictive, limiting what you can do. With the PSP these problems are essentially eliminated, as each player has his own screen (and his own dedicated processor chugging away on it), and the only information that needs to be transmitted is the location and actions of the other player--a relatively minor amount of data.
10-01-2005 05:16 PM
gtaperson
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PSP Multi Player GTA, is a great idea but do you think the Playstation 3 will hold enough power for four player multiplayer on GTA?
10-01-2005 05:46 PM
GTT
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Yeah that's true jwrebholz, but linking up 2 xbox or 2 PS2 consoles would also work.
10-01-2005 06:59 PM
jwrebholz
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Yup, using a system link with the XBox or PS2 would definitely solve the problem. Unfortunately the system link function isn't often used on the PS2 (more often on the XBox thanks to its much easier to set up LAN card), and can be expensive to set up (2 TVs, 2 systems, 2 copies of the game..you're starting to get into some serious coin, not to mention space problems). 2 PSPs likely aren't much cheaper, but at least you don't have to carry loads of heavy equipment around.
10-01-2005 08:16 PM
 

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