GTA IV

  • The NXE hard drive install only marginally improves game loading time

    The NXE hard drive install only marginally improves game loading time

    A round of applause for Eurogamer, which did the thankless task of testing out the NXE‘s HDD Install option and comparing it to normal method of playing games off the DVD. Several games of all shapes and sizes were checked, including Gears of War 2 (or should I say Gears of Bore, yuck), GTA IV and Halo 3, and found that, on average, you’re likely to shave a few seconds off your… Read More

  • Rockstar Games' Dan Houser says to expect GTA IV DLC release date in a few weeks

    Rockstar Games' Dan Houser says to expect GTA IV DLC release date in a few weeks

    There’s a nifty, jargon-free interviewover at Variety with Rockstar Games’ Dan Houser. (Let’s just call Houser the czar of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.) In it, which you really ought to read in its entirety, Houser explains the differences between Japanese and American gaming preferences (and how that affects GTA), how the industry has moved beyond all-Japanese developers… Read More

  • Some source: GTA IV DLC this November, count on it

    Some source: GTA IV DLC this November, count on it

    Downloadable content (DLC) for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV should be available this November. Eurogamer, in true Woodward and Bernstein style, claim to have a source who swears up and down that the DLC is shaping up nicely, and will be comprised of two, 10-hour episodes. Considering many games don’t even top out at 20 hours these days, gamers should be in for a treat in… Read More

  • Rumor: GTA IV DLC coming in Q1 of 2009

    Rumor: GTA IV DLC coming in Q1 of 2009


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    VG247 seems to have the inside scoop that Rockstar will release DLC for GTA IV sometime in January or February. There are mixed signals as to when the content will arrive since MS claims the “first episodes” will be out in “autumn” while T2 says it will arrive in their Q1, which is November to January. We’ll have to wait this one out. Read More

  • Take-Two (finally) makes EA do a re-do

    Take-Two (finally) makes EA do a re-do

    EA has been after Take-Two since late last year. The process went public in February with Take Two letting EA’s offer expire five times. Now, EA has finally given up on its attempts to acquire Take Two at around $25-26 per share. The deal would have been worth around $2 billion, however Take Two has held fast that the offer was too low. It looks like EA is finally going to listen and take… Read More

  • GTA IV sales didn't cause increase in console sales, NPD numbers show

    GTA IV sales didn't cause increase in console sales, NPD numbers show

    Despite breaking sales records left and right, GTA IV didn’t cause any measurable uptick in console sales. That probably hurts Sony more than Microsoft, seeing as though the GTA series has, since GTA III, been seen as a PlayStation franchise; Sony was expecting PS3-holdouts to see the game and buy a system. Didn’t happen. In fact, sales of the Xbox 360 version nearly doubled those… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: One month later, GTA IV still among top pirated video games

    CrunchArcade: One month later, GTA IV still among top pirated video games

    Grand Theft Auto IV is still among the top five torrented video games on Blackcats, the premiere, video game-specific, private BitTorrent tracker. With something like 970 seeders (the numbers fluctuate by the minute it seems) between both the PAL and NTSC version, the game trails only the just-released Race Driver Grid and Enemy Territory Quake Wars. And did everyone beat the game yet? I got up… Read More

  • EA, Take-Two deadline passed and nothing happened

    EA, Take-Two deadline passed and nothing happened


    Flickr’d EA’s self-imposed deadline vis-à-vis its proposed acquisition of Take-Two expired Friday with nary a peep from either company. EA, fond of money, offered to buy Take-Two, the publisher of GTA, back in February, with the two companies going back and forth like little children ever since. Well, mainly EA; Take Two has been fairly quiet throughout, telling AFP that any… Read More

  • Video: The Big Fancy plays GTA IV for 24 hours straight, documents it for your viewing pleasure

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-3853596833191197669&hl=en Admit it, some of you did this, too. You just didn’t have the guts to make a video. Some language NSFW, so find your headphones. Read More

  • Will It Blend: Another series that's jumped the shark

    http://flash.revver.com/player/1.0/player.swf?mediaId=884400&affiliate=46872 We get the point, Blendtec. You have a kickass blender that blends just about everything we fawn over these days. Of course your blender is going to obliterate a copy of GTA IV. Get over it and think of something new. Read More