The GTA IV: San Andreas team have released a new beta of their awesome total conversion mod that brings the world of San Andreas into GTA IV using the powerful RAGE engine. Beta 3 adds a whole host of improvements, fixes, and features. Probably best summed up by the team themselves.
In this new third beta, new features are added, including, but not limited to multiplayer, races, gang wars, improved Setup and Launcher, improved graphics, map, vehicles, sounds, peds, shaders, collision materials, timecycle... Plenty improved stuff to check out!
Watch the launch trailer below.
Back in January we heard that Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City would be coming to the PS3 in the form of PS2 Classics on PSN. And today, the official PlayStation Blogcast has confirmed that GTA III at least will be arriving on the PlayStation Store this Tuesday, 31st July.
The game will be released as a "PS2 Classic", which unfortunately means it's simply a direct port of the PS2 version of the game. So sadly there will be no fancy remastered HD graphics or trophies that many of you were hoping for. The game will set you back $9.99 in the US.
No word on availability in other regions yet. We'll update if we find any information on that.
Still not got any GTA games on your PC? Well, good news, today's daily deals in the Steam Summer Sale include the entire Grand Theft Auto Collection, with every game featuring a 75% discount.
Furthermore, the already discounted complete package has an additional 75% off. This means you can legitimately own all the PC GTA games for just £4.99 ($12.49 / 7,49€). That is an incredible deal!
Rockstar have given us a nice little surprise today with the release of the first two screenshots from Grand Theft Auto V in the latest Asked & Answered Newswire post. Check them out below and let us know your thoughts on them!
Source: Asked and Answered
Popular GTA IV modding tool OpenIV has finally reached a 1.0 release today. The main new addition in this update by GooD-NTS and the rest of the team is support for opening and viewing Max Payne 3 textures and collision bounds objects.
Other changes in this release include:
- new texture viewer
- improved GTA IV vehicle rendering
- simple text-based format for easy WPL editing
- many other improvements and bug fixes
The video below demonstrates some of the tool's features. Download links after the video.
Download: OpenIV 1.0
Making the rounds in the news today and this past week have been stories regarding the supposed release date of GTA V, following the leak of a Rockstar North employee's CV. Understandably this spread like wildfire after the CV revealed GTA V's release date to be October 2012. Why is this a problem? Well, the CV isn't real. We've heard from an actual Rockstar source that it's a falsified document. And upon further investigation this appears to check out. The "leak" appears to originate from a so-called "fansite", which consists mostly of completely made up information on GTA V.
Since the first GTA V trailer was initially revealed back in November, many users have attempted to recreate it using GTA San Andreas. One of the first to gain popularity was one made by CreativityZone which we posted about last year. The newest effort we have is from GTARLde, check his re-creation out below and let us know what you think.
And another one from last year which you may not have seen as we didn't post it at the time, from user coollertmb:
Tell us your thoughts in the forums and let us know if there's any other good remakes we've missed.
This weekend the US observes Memorial Day, and as part of the holiday, Rockstar Games have put on some of their mobile games on sale, along with the Mac trilogy of GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas.
Grand Theft Auto III: 10-Year Anniversary Edition on iOS and Android is just $0.99 (£0.69 / €0.89), and Chinatown Wars for iOS is also just $0.99 until Monday May 28th. Mac gamers can also get 50% off Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas on the Mac App Store until 28th May.
Rockstar have released a minor update to GTA III: 10th Anniversary Edition for iOS. The update is said to offer stability improvements thanks to some optimised memory usage, noticeable when running on the iPad 1 and iPhone 4. It also includes "various bug fixes", although Rockstar have chosen not to elaborate on what exactly has been fixed. Let us know in the comments if this fixes problems you were having with the game on your device!
Check for updates to your apps on your device or through iTunes to download.
The following is an excerpt from Rockstar Games' latest Q&A on the Newswire:
"When will we know more about #GTAV" - Fash08 (via Twitter)
"When's the release date for GTA5" - Akiieran (via Twitter)
"Can we expect a 2nd trailer this year for GTAV?" - mats hoi
"Any more news about GTAV on the way, I can't wait!!!!" - mattoneill1991 (via Twitter)
First of all, we'd like to again thank you and everyone out there for the amazing response to the debut Grand Theft Auto V trailer. We know that there are a ton of questions you all have about the game, including release date and lots else.
The beginning of another month brings about the beginning of something new here at The GTA Place; the launch of our dedicated mobile website.
The latest issue of X360, the UK's bestselling independent Xbox 360 magazine went on sale this week, in it is an interesting industry reaction piece to Grand Theft Auto V. Since there's not all that much news about GTA V right now I thought I'd post about it and see if people agree with the opinions given by the experts, as well as the fans; a couple of quotes are from yours truly.
Rockstar have updated the Android version of Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition today. Version 1.3 features added support for the Asus Transformer Prime and Medion LifeTab tablet devices, plus other updates including:
- The addition of Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
- The ability to tailor your visual experience with new video display settings
- The ability to install the game to an SD memory card
- Improved controls for Xperia Play and supported gamepads plus full support for the GameStop Wireless Game Controller
The MTASA team have just released the latest update to their multiplayer mod for San Andreas. Version 1.3, which has been in the RC stage for the last 2 weeks, has now become stable and brings the following improvements and fixes with it:
- fixes for various network problems which occured in 1.1 and 1.2 series (including a fix for "Map download breaking often on large transfers" issue)
- added new scripting functions for removal of default GTASA map objects (including breakable ones)
- introduced a new scripting event - onClientVehicleCollision
- implemented a new scripting function - takePlayerScreenShot
- fixes for various crashes and issues (including "warp glitch", inaccurate heat seekers sync, createProjectile() velocity desync between clients, custom models texture crash, "white models" when using custom models and more)
The ESRB website has recently been updated to include two new entries for GTA games on the PlayStation 3, one for Grand Theft Auto 3, the other for Vice City. The publisher in both cases is listed as Sony Computer Entertainment America, which suggests both titles will be appearing as PS2 classics. This unfortunately means they're unlikely to be on the receiving end of any HD treatment, but still, they'll be nice to have in your collection.