From the Rockstar Blog:
Due to a last minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television, and internet content we are forced to delay the worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for both PlayStation 3 and PC for an extra two weeks.
Grand Theft Auto IV on Games for Windows LIVE is now available through the Games on Demand service. This means any of you who have not yet got your filthy hands on a copy of the game, can now download it directly from the Games for Windows LIVE client for just £19.99 (or $29.99).
The PC version of GTA IV has some exclusive features including an easy-to-use video editor tool, hugely improved graphics, the Independence FM radio station that allows you to add your own songs in game. Plus insane up-to-32-player multiplayer matches.
And remember, Episodes from Liberty City comes out on 30th March for the PC and PS3, so now would be the perfect time to get GTA IV.
Rockstar have announced a whole host of dates for Episodes from Liberty City events, mainly on PlayStation 3 and PC. Further details and specifics for each event will be posted nearer the time.
Thursday, February 18th (4-7PM EST)
Grand Theft Auto IV Multiplayer Event with Rockstar
For PC on Games for Windows LIVE
Yes, our first official PC event in this series complete with live stream, chat and all. Lets get that full-on up-to-32-player mayhem going.
Friday, February 26 (4-7PM EST)
Midnight Club LA Multiplayer Event with Rockstar
For Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE
Jumping back into shredding through the streets of Los Angeles hope to see you all for an intense three hours of racing...
Friday, March 12 (4-7PM EST)
Grand Theft Auto IV Multiplayer Event with Rockstar
For PlayStation 3 on PlayStation Network
A title update for the Xbox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City and Grand Theft Auto IV is now available via Xbox LIVE. The update includes the following fixes and changes:
- The upwards velocity of parachutes is now capped
- Bowling alley 'invisible pins' are now fixed
- Updates have been made to prevent players modifying stats for online games
- Infinite Nitro is now fixed
You will be prompted to download and install the update when signing into LIVE.
Following on from the success of the Xbox 360 multiplayer events, Rockstar will be hosting another multiplayer event on Friday, 5th February (tomorrow) from the usual 4PM to 7PM Eastern Time, this time on the PS3. A PC event will be coming up soon, and there will be a whole calendar of events announced next week! So stay tuned for those.
Full details of how to get involved in the event can be found on the Rockstar Newswire
Rockstar have released the final set of cheats for the iPhone version of Chinatown Wars. These three are focused on manipulating time. Cheats are spelled out using the magnetized letters on the Mission Replay Board located in any Safe House.
Advance one hour - JUMPHR
Advance one day - JUMPDAY
Advance six hours - JUMPHRS
You can find the previously released cheats in parts 1 and 2. We will soon add all cheats to a page on the website for your convenience.
Yep, it's true. Rockstar Games has just announced that they are releasing the expansion packs for PS3 and PC.
We are happy to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows® LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode boasts the same detailed and immersive Liberty City we all know and love. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will have the chance to once again listen to the dulcet tones of Liberty City Radio.
Rockstar have released the second array of cheats for the Apple versions of Chinatown Wars, see the previous news post for details on how to enter these in game (using the mission replay board).
$10,000 cash - CASHIN
Full armor - SHELLY
Full health - LIFEUP
Wanted level up - COPIN
Wanted level down - COPOUT
Explosive Desert Eagle - BOOMCAN
Source: Rockstar Newswire
Rockstar have released the first part in what they promise will be a series of cheat reveals for the iPhone / iPod touch version of Chinatown Wars. The cheats revealed today are all for weapons.
Cheats are entered on your Mission Replay Board which can be accessed by visiting any Safe House (you can find the Board on the far right side of the Safe House). The Mission Replay Board has a jumbled set of magnetized letters that can be used to arrange all kinds of words - spell out the letters below to input the following cheats:
Weapon cheat 1 - LOADOA
Grants: grenade, nightstick, pistol, minigun, assault, micro smg, stubby shotgun
Weapon cheat 2 - LOADOB
Grants: molotov, teaser, dual pistols, flamethrower, carbine, smg, dual-barrel
Weapon cheat 3 - LOADOC
Grants: mine, chainsaw, revolver, flamethrower, carbine, smg, dual-barrel
Rockstar have released the official debut trailer for GTA Chinatown Wars on the iPhone / iPod touch. Check it out below.
Rockstar will be hosting yet another Ballad of Gay Tony multiplayer session this Thursday, 21st January from 4:00 to 7:00 PM EST (9:00 - 12:00 GMT). Full details of the event can of course be found on the Rockstar Newswire posting, and once again the event will be streamed live on the Social Club so those of you who can't join in the fun will be able to watch it all unfold.
GTA Chinatown Wars was originally announced for the iPhone and iPod Touch back in August 2009, and since then, there have been absolutely no reviews, screenshots, hype, or any sign of progress from Rockstar Games. Some thought it might have been cancelled, or at the very least delayed.
While there is still no official announcement from Rockstar, it was released just over an hour ago at midnight tonight (GMT) and is now available to download from the iTunes Store, the 188MB download costing £5.99.
Psy over at iGTA appears to be one of the first to get the game, and you can check out some random screenshots he's taken on iGrandTheftAuto.
I just finished a session of Modern Warfare 2 and noticed that the PC version of GTA IV, via Steam, currently has 75% off the retail price. That's £19.99 reduced to £4.99 ($7.49, €7.49). Now is definitely the perfect opportunity to pick up a copy in time for Christmas if you don't already own it!
Be quick though, the offer ends in just under a couple of days time (4PM GMT) Christmas Eve.
Check out the offer within the Store section of your Steam client, or head over to this page.
Rockstar is hosting another Ballad of Gay Tony multiplayer session on Xbox LIVE today from 4PM - 7PM Eastern Time (9PM - 12AM GMT). Full details of how to join the session can be found on the Rockstar News Wire
If you're unable to join at that time then you can still watch all the action on a live stream on the Social Club!
Happy Birthday to The GTA Place! It's hard to believe it was 7 years ago today I created this website. Our website history has had a small part added to bring it up to date with the most recent major change. If you don't know much about us, it might be interesting to you, or bore you to death!
Now we don't really have any big announcements for you this year, but that doesn't mean we're not looking to update or change things around here. We're currently talking about adding non-English subforums - good news for our foreign visitors (there are a lot of you). It's something we'd like to trial, and depending on its success this may spread to other parts of the website, the downloads database is extremely popular so that is one likely area we may make multi-lingual.
The online edition of The Times has posted a rare, in-depth interview with Rockstar's Dan Houser. The driving force behind Grand Theft Auto looks into the man's background, avoiding the public spotlight, the controversies brought about by GTA, and touches on future plans - albeit very briefly. The article is an excellent and very interesting read, you should certainly check it out if you can spare a few minutes.
A new title update for GTA IV PC released today has added achievements for The Lost and Damned! No official announcement from Rockstar or Microsoft on this, but by the looks of it we can say with some degree of certainty that the game will be coming to the PC version of GTA IV.
Microsoft paid $50 million for the exclusive DLC, however, no details of the deal were ever made public - whether it was a timed or permanent exclusive, or whether it was an Xbox 360 or GFWL exclusive.
At the time of posting there is still no changelog for what else the patch does. Though as per usual there are a wide variety of opinions, some claiming small performance increases, while others say it "doesn't do dick"...
More on that when we get the changelog.
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony is now available, it can be obtained in two ways. Firstly via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 1600 Points ($19.99 / £12.15). The second way is to purchase Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, which also includes The Lost and Damned, for $39.99 (£34.99).
Hope you're all enjoying the game by now!
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Fans who have pre-ordered Episodes from Liberty City have been receiving their copies, some fans spotted something interesting on page 13 of the manual. "Liberty City, It's over! Next stop". Take a look at this:
It's a small, not particularly detailed picture, so we can't really tell much from it. Yet. What do you think?
Credit to DigiShine on GTAForums for the scan.