Tag Archives: grand theft auto iv
Mon, Feb 08, 2010 | 07:47 GMT
Fri, Feb 05, 2010 | 16:47 GMT
Rockstar’s announced that it’s holding a multiplayer event for Grand Theft Auto IV later tonight.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 | 05:54 GMT
Ever since their respective launches, GTA IV’s two DLC episodes have kept the GTA experience from going cold only on the Xbox 360. But no more. Today, Rockstar announced that GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City is bringing a double-helping of DLC to PS3 and PC this March.
Mon, Dec 07, 2009 | 18:57 GMT
GTA IV may be simply too large to succesfully carry DLC, Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s told VG247, as the majority of owners never actually finish the main game.
Pachter was talking in response to comments made earlier by AmTech analyst Ben Schachter (via Industrygamers and Joystiq), who expressed “concern” about the state of the GTA franchise in general thanks to The Lost and Damned, Gay Tony and other related games failing to match expectation.
“Ben’s right that the DLC disappointed, but I suspect that the reason is that GTA games are so massive that a substantial majority of the GTA audience hasn’t finished the core game, so they don’t feel especially compelled to buy the DLC,” Pachter said.
“GTA IV was at least a 50 hour game (for me, probably more like 100 hours), in contrast to the typical Call of Duty, which is a 6-10 hour game. Almost anyone who bought CoD finished it, and if they liked it (that’s a high percentage), they were interested in DLC. On the other hand, my guess is that fewer than 20% of GTA owners finished the game (100% of VG247 readers, of course), so fewer were interested in DLC.
“I think that is a fair assessment, and don’t think that the slow pace of DLC sales reflects poor performance for the franchise.”
They’re watching, kids. And they know you’re hardcore. No further GTA games are public at this point.
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 10:20 GMT
Nelson’s confirmed the release of GTA IV DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony. It’s your for 1,600 MSP.
The first reviews went live last night. Get them here.
Blurb, should you need it:
The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.
Get dancing, kiddlewinks.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 06:35 GMT
Rockstar’s released yet more screens of the imminent Gay Tony, this time showing the eponymous club owner doing some kind of funky chicken in front of a TV. They’re on Kotaku.
The GTA IV 360 DLC is actually out this week. Buy it. Relive the dream.
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 17:11 BST
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 21:20 BST
Indian 26-year-old Chirantan Patnaik has taken the official Guinness world record for the longest continuous play session of GTA IV.
Patnaik played the Rockstar epic for 40 hours 20 minutes at the offices of blog NeuralChaos.com from September 4-6.
An exercise regime of running and yoga helped him reach his goal, apparently, which beats the previously held record of 28 hours and 1 minute, held by an American.
What format? He was playing the game on PS3.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 13:10 BST
Grand Theft Auto IV is now available for download on 360, as you can see here.
The Games on Demand version of Rockstar’s opus will set you back a mere £20 and 7Gb. Bargain.
If you don’t own it already, now there’s no excuse. Get to it.
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 18:21 BST
Rockstar’s sent out an update to the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV to add in the Achievements for the upcoming Ballad of Gay Tony DLC.
All you need to do is stick in GTA IV into the trey, boot it up, update and bam. Gamerscore for the game now bumped up to 1500 from 1250.
More info over at StickSkills.
The Ballad of Gay Tony is out on October 29 on Xbox Live and at retail with Episodes from Liberty City alongside The Lost and Damned.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 15:16 BST
Xbox World’s dropped new info on Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. “Dropped” being the operative word: parachutes are back.
Basejumping, helicopter battles with yachts and more new weapons and new vehicles are going to be included.
And that the Middle Eastern business man in the trailer is comedian Omid Djalli.
The mag played a mission where Luis has to skydive onto a subway train while avoiding snipers, and try to unhook a carriage from the train then attach it to a custom helicopter – the same one from the trailer.
This is shaping up rather nicely, innit?
More info through here. The DLC is out on October 29 for 360.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 08:21 BST
The retailer has it listed for £19.99 as the RRP on the site, and have it for release on October 30: a day after the release of The Ballad of Gay Tony and Episodes from Liberty City on Xbox 360.
We’ll check in with Rockstar.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 22:35 BST
Rockstar’s Dan Houser reckons GTA IV’s DLC episodes have to come to discs because digital distribution for larger items just isn’t there yet.
“I know, as a consumer, I’m more comfortable buying songs, which are almost like playing a jukebox, than I am buying movies as purely digital items,” Houser told USA Today.
“We all feel that way, so we can surely get more people to experience it if we put it on a disc.”
However you end up consuming Gay Tony, it looks as though it’s going to be awesome. Houser expanded on the plot.
“Luis has to do some of these favors and see if he can get them out of debt,” he added.
“The situation with Tony’s drug problems gets worse and worse, and Tony gets more and more out of control.”
Sounds fun. The episode’s first movie was released tonight. It’s awesome. The content releases on October 29.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 17:09 BST
Rockstar’s released a pair of new wallpapers for The Ballad of Gay Tony: they’re the two rightmost ones here.
The second part of Microsoft’s exclusive GTA IV DLC releases on October 29.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 14:41 BST
Rockstar Games has told VG247 that the two episodes of DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, wont be going to the Playstation 3 and are still Xbox 360 exclusives.
It comes as an SCEE community moderator, who was at GamesCom this week, reported last night that The Lost and Damned was playable on the showfloor for the PS3 in Cologne.
A Rockstar rep told us: “The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony are both exclusive to Xbox 360.”
So there you have it, PS3 kiddies. No GTA IV DLC for you.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 21:09 BST
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda stated — in an interview with LEVEL (translated by neoGAF member “darkwings”) — that GTA IV and Mario Galaxy failed to blow him away.
Talking about GTA IV, Ueda said that “the biggest problem with the game is the lack of innovative things in the game. The graphic style impresses, but not the base premise, which is exactly the same as the predecessors.”
Next up, Ueda discussed Mario Galaxy, saying that he’d heard Miyamoto took some inspiration for the game from Shadow of the Colossus. Ueda, of course, brought the space-traversing plumber back down to earth.
“Yes I have played it, it was hard to not to since it was rumored that Miyamoto-san was inspired by me. But I had expected more, that segment, was like the rest of the game not so fun as it could had been. I think the fans made a big deal out of nothing when they said Miyamoto had stolen from me. The thing I am critical over isn’t that they didn’t borrow anything that isn’t unique for my game, but that they didn’t make more fun stages out of it,” he said.
Ouch. More through there, if you haven’t already torn down all your Ueda posters and burned them in effigy.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 16:56 BST
The PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV has been announced for PlayStation: The Best budget line in Japan.
Think of it as part of a “Greatest Hits” collection.
It will run gamers ¥3,990 ($41) and will be released on August 27.
Game’s been out since October 2008 in the country.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 21:28 BST
Rockstar just confirmed the second piece of GTA IV DLC is called The Ballad of Gay Tony.
The company also said today that both pieces of DLC, the new episode and The Lost and Damned, are going to be made available on disc. The DVD will cost $39.99 and will be a standalone product: you won’t need GTA IV to play it.
Gay Tony hits this fall, priced 1600 MS Points.
Press release after the break.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 22:47 BST
Grand Theft Auto IV turned one year old today, and to celebrate, Microsoft will release a Xbox 360 Elite bundle, reports Kotaku.
The Limited Anniversary Edition contains a copy of GTA IV, and two limited edition stickers featuring the GTA IV and Liberty City Swingers team logos.
A code for The Lost and Damned content is not included. You will still have to buy it kids.
No word on pricing or availability yet, but expect an announcement soon.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 09:28 BST
A Windows Live update released this weekend apparently gave Liberty City a case of the hiccups. No more, though, because Microsoft smoothed things over lickety-split.
“Thanks for your patience, a new update is available that addresses the stuttering issue with GTA IV. Just log in and apply the new update,” said a Microsoft rep.
You heard the man. Go steal cars and shoot things. Or steal things and shoot cars. Or something. Enjoy!