Grand Theft Auto IV

  • October 29: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

    Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, the next DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV, will be released on October 29. It’ll be available on both Xbox Live and on a retail disc bundled together with The Lost and Damned for $39.99. Read More

  • Shock: Grand Theft Auto IV wins big at Spike TV Video Game Awards

    The Spike TV Video Game Awards were handed out last night in a star-studded event at Sony Picture Studios somewhere in “California.” It was hosted by Jack Black and was mostly abysmal, judging by the 15 minutes or so I wasted watching it. Everything is fueled by Dew for some reason (whereas I’ve never had Mountain Dew in my life). The big winner was Grand Theft Auto IV… Read More

  • The reviews are in for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but should you play it again?

    The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, which will be downloadable via Steam, comes out on Wednesday. The reviews embargo, however, must have lifted overnight in Europe as magazines there already have posted their reviews online. EuroGamer—the review written by one of the Rock, Paper, Shotgun gents—gives it a 9/10, calling the game groundbreaking and so on while acknowledging that… Read More

  • Yay: Grand Theft Auto IV uses SecuROM DRM (but gently)

    You know how in trailers of terrible “family” movies there’s always a part where the announcers says, “Here we go again!” in that dumb “enthusiastic announcer guy voice”? Think of that right now, only juxtaposed with the sights and sounds of Liberty City, for it has been revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV uses SecurROM DRM. That’s the same DRM… Read More

  • Duh: Grand Theft Auto IV for the PC looks really good

    Grand Theft Auto IV comes out for the PC this fall, but Rockstar’s in Leipzig showing it off at the Games Convention. It’s the same game you’ve already played to death, but running at a much higher resolution. Like, 2560×1600. Gaming in 1080p on a plasma isn’t so impressive when you’re a PC gamer. (But I’m not so it doesn’t bother me.) Other than… Read More

  • Video: Installing a game onto the Xbox 360 hard drive

    One of the many boring announcements made by Microsoft at E3 last month was that, with the next Dashboard update, users will be able to install games to the Xbox 360’s hard drive. This video shows someone doing just that, installing Grand Theft Auto IV to the console’s hard drive. You’ll note at the end how the Xbox still asks you to insert the game disc. That rules out… Read More

  • Rockstar Games announces availability of GTA IV for PC

    Rockstar Games has just announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be coming to a PC near you on November 18. Those of you across the pond in Europe will be able to purchase it on November 21. Read More

  • 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

  • CrunchArcade: Pirates downloading GTA IV like it's their job

    Yes, as we all know, Grand Theft Auto IV was leaked onto the Internet earlier this week. But just how many people have grabbed the game, roughly, from some of the bigger sites out there? Blackcats-Games, one of the biggest private, games-only BitTorrent trackers, has 45,747 users, of which a total of 4,207 users have snatched either the PAL or NTSC version. So, about 9 percent of those guys… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: GTA IV site updated, more radio stations (Opie and Anthony?) online

    As we approach the game’s April 29 release date, Rockstar keeps adding and adding content to the Grand Theft Auto IV Web site. A couple of new radio stations were added either last night or the night before (I try to check the site one a day, because I’m a dork), including Electro Choc (electronic/dance music) and Liberty City Hardcore (punk nonsense). There’s also a… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Grand Theft Auto IV will have 'undetailed' portrayals of sex acts (plus new gameplay video)

    Break out your telescope Unlike Manhunt 2 before it, Grand Theft Auto IV has passed that British censor board just fine. In so doing, however, we’re given a quick little play-by-play of what to expect from the game’s more “adult” moments. “During gameplay the character can pick up prostitutes… What follows is an un-detailed portrayal of masturbation… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition makes me wet my pants

    [photopress:gta4_x360_pre_500.jpg,full,pp_image] This is probably the coolest Special Edition package for any game I’ve ever seen. Way better than any of the Halo 3 packages. I’m pretty sure this is going to sell out so act quick. The SE includes an art book, soundtrack, Rockstar keychain with a safety deposit box and a Rockstar duffel bag. Amazon even has an exclusive for you… Read More

  • Microsoft rolls out GTA IV contest: Win a trip to NYC for game's launch

    [photopress:gta4sweep.jpg,full,center] Grand Theft Auto IV is supposedly coming out for the PS3 (and maybe exclusively thereafter?), but you wouldn’t know it listening to Microsoft. Redmond is having itself a little contest to celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is GTA. The grand prize is a trip to New York for the game’s launch (I imagine there’ll be some sort of party). Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto IV coming this April

    There are a slew of updates to game play such as having no control over your inebriated body or something more useful like autosave after each mission. It gets a tiny bit dramatic when you’re in sniper mode. You won’t be winning any Oscars or anything, but the whole thing turns into a short film. Throwing grenades sound pretty cool because you get to see your victim disintegrate. Read More

  • GTA IV trailer: Move up, Ladies Like a bad case of blue balls. Here’s the latest trailer from Rockstar of the forthcoming (hopefully soon) next installment of the ever-popular Grand Theft Auto series, GTA IV. Enjoy. Read More

  • Rockstar Plays Scrooge: Grand Theft Auto IV Delayed Till Spring

    Don’t blame the heads of Sony and Microsoft’s game divisions for wanting to sleep in today; they just learned that Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed until next spring, throwing off their respective holiday lineups. Take Two, the game’s publisher, which had the final say in the matter vis-à-vis Rockstar, delayed the game for “additional development time required… Read More

  • Second GTA IV Trailer: Yup, the Game Will Be Good Nearly lost in all the commotion of “something” last week was the release of the second Grand Theft Auto IV trailer. What’s most impressive about this trailer is that it’s far more “hip” and “stylish” than anything I’ve seen any CE company put out, save for Apple. We get a lot more… Read More