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Grand Theft Auto IV
« on: July 23, 2009, 06:20:00 PM »
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony hits the Xbox 360 as a download on Oct. 29, Rockstar announced today.

The latest chunk of episodic content will also arrive on a disc along with previous DLC episode The Lost and Damned as Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City. Episodes is also set for an Oct. 29 release date.

Rockstar tells Kotaku that disc-based Episodes will sell for $39.99.

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony as the game's second downloadable episode will focus on the glitzy "high-end night life" of Liberty City. The second Xbox 360 exclusive episode will put players in the role of Luis Lopez, confirming previous rumors, as his part-time hoodlum duties are supplemented by full-time work for nightclub impresario Tony "Gay Tony" Prince.

According to the official announcement, "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."

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony is slated to release on Xbox Live this Fall for $19.99 USD or 1600 Microsoft Points.



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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 06:42:34 PM »
rather than start a new thread, i'll post it here.

Rockstar: we'll only make a GTA movie we can ruin ourselves


VP of Creative at Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, has reiterated that the company has no interest in creating a GTA movie unless it can retain "enough control to ensure that if the movie is terrible, at least we will know we ruined the property ourselves."

Speaking to the LA Times as Microsot and Ubisoft debuted game-related movies at the San Diego Comic-Con, Houser said ""We don't believe that the Grand Theft Auto games, which are massive in scope and structurally complex, can be adequately compressed into a two hour movie."

"It seems obvious to us that maintaining the long term integrity of any entertainment property has been dependent on not making substandard spin-off products to people whose primary interest is making a quick buck. If we ever decide to do a film, it will be because we have resolved our creative doubts, and while retaining enough control to ensure that if the movie is terrible, at least we will know we ruined the property ourselves."

Sensible man. We've no idea how you'd do a movie of an open-world game anyway, short of giving it multiple endings like the oft-overlooked Tim Curry vehicle, Clue. Oh yes, we're all about cutting edge cinema references around here


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 08:14:17 PM »
The Ballad of Gay Tony gets its first trailer this Tuesday



Notorious for not saying much about the GTA series until the very last minute, Rockstar Games stuck to form today in announcing the first trailer for upcoming GTA IV expansion The Ballad of Gay Tony. According to the company's website, a trailer for Episodes from Liberty City will be released this Tuesday, "featuring The Ballad of Gay Tony."

The only images we've seen so far from the DLC haven't been much more than loading screen art, and now the shot above of what looks to be Luis jumping out of a plane. Wait, jumping out of a plane? There were no planes in GTA IV! What is this madness?!


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 03:55:05 AM »
I have a friend we call gay Tony :D
Can't wait for Shenmue 3



I hate jokes that rely on visual imagery.

I've had it right up to here with them.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 07:29:43 AM »
new screens






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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 04:33:42 PM »
The first trailer is now available on the "Inside Xbox" section on the dashboard.


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 06:36:47 PM »
for those of you who don't want to bother downloading the new trailer, click me  :)


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 11:00:00 AM »
Everything in BoGT explodes by the look of the screens. Even puppies.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 06:41:40 AM »
New Trailer - Meet Tony Prince.


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 07:43:21 AM »
GTA IV Updated to 1500 Points

GTA IV was updated to 1500 points today with 10 new achievements added, worth 250 points total. The new achievements are obviously for the upcoming GTA IV expansion pack, The Ballad of Gay Tony and will have you winning the fight club tournament, dancing your socks off, playing golf, base jumping and more. The achievements are as follows:


Gone Down - 5
Complete all base jumps.

Diamonds Forever - 5
Complete the Trinity.

Four Play - 10
Hit a flag with a golf ball four times.

Bear Fight - 15
Win the L.C. Cage Fighters championship.

Catch the Bus - 15
Dance perfectly in both Tony's nightclubs.

Snow Queen - 20
Complete 25 drug wars.

Adrenaline Junkie - 25
Freefall for the longest possible time.

Maestro - 30
Finish the Ballad.

Past the Velvet Rope - 45
Score 80% or above in all missions.

Gold Star - 80
Score 100% in all missions.


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 06:15:28 AM »
Rockstar drops details of new multiplayer in GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony



You know that iconic moment in the Ballad of Gay Tony trailer when Luis jumps out of some kind of aerial vehicle? Did you ever wonder what it would look like if, instead of one guy parachuting down into Liberty City, it was eight people? Probably not. Anyway, here's a screenshot of that from Rockstar's latest release, detailing The Ballad of Gay Tony's multiplayer modes.

Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch will see lots of new weapons, of course, but also new Kill Streaks and Assisted Kills, which provide cash bonuses. Free Mode gets a little freer with the addition of Buzzard helicopters, APCs, and, of course, parachutes. We can't wait to see what kind of ridiculous emergent competition comes from parachute-based combat.


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2009, 08:50:01 AM »
'Ballad' is the Game GTA IV Should Have Been

Two years after the original release of Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar is about to release a downloadable content pack that will be the game many fans were waiting for. Some will argue that The Ballad of Gay Tony arrives too late to make much of a difference for those who felt betrayed by the original GTA IV. The first game had tons of narrative punch, but lacked many of the little details that made San Andreas so fun: there wans't much to do outside of the main storyline, and customizing the main character was out of the question. But now, with The Ballad of Gay Tony, Rockstar seems to finally be re-introducing some of the ingredients that fans have been asking for

In the single-player story mode, players take on the role of Luis Lopez. As right-hand man to Tony Prince, Lopez has many responsibilities in the two most profitable clubs in Liberty City: Maisonette9 and Hercules. As part of his daily routine, Luis must make the rounds to ensure everything is running smoothly. If any shady activity is going down it's his job to sweep it under the rug. This means kicking out drug dealers, perverts, and
other degenerates from the premises. Occasionally Luis must play the concierge for his celebrity clientele, including picking up obscure takeaways for models; helping stars avoid the paparazzi; or making sure the on-stage talent is sufficiently "medicated" before their performance. Clearly, there are going to be a lot of varied mission types in Ballad. For Luis, a huge payday awaits if he can meet the demanding needs of Liberty City's most wealthy. On the other hand, he runs with some pretty shady characters, and danger is right around every corner.

The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC adds tons of new minigames and activities. During Luis's downtime, he can take to the dance floor at Maisonette 9 or Hercules, where he can dance solo or in a group with a familiar-feeling dance mini-game. If the moment takes them, the whole club can join in a "bus stop" and dance in unison. Keep in mind that this is still an 'M' rated game: If he impresses a girl enough, she'll lead him off the dance floor for some hot action in the club bathroom. If the mood should strike him, Luis can get her number for a second, third, or fourth round.

Drinking was one of the ways we drowned our sorrows in the original GTA IV, and it has been enhanced this time around. To quench his thirst, Luis can head to Maisonette9 or Hercules for a shot at the bar. Each one will get him incrementally more drunk, too many and he'll black out, only to awake and find himself somewhere unexpected. Luis can also partake in a champagne drinking contest in the VIP section of Maisonette9. If he's not careful and drinks too quickly, he'll throw up. Too many bottles may cause drunkenness and blackouts. Sounds like a typical day around the GameFlavor offices...

Multiplayer has also been overhauled and improved in The Ballad of Gay Tony. The new episode takes the classic fan-favorite modes from the mayhem of Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer and overhauls every aspect for an action packed, over-the-top experience. New weapons for greater diversity and impact. New, tighter Deathmatch arenas for more fierce matches. And the addition of new gameplay features including parachutes, kill streaks and assisted kills.

The featured modes are: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, GTA Race, Race and Free Mode In Deathmatch, with up to 16 players online, your objective is to have the most kills within the set time. Players are awarded contract money for each kill, and can also loot casualties for their dropped cash. The player with the most cash when the game ends wins. In Team Deathmatch, players work as a team to rub out other teams for money - and the crew with the most cash at the end of the round wins. Deathmatch locations are contained areas, making for an even more intense experience. New locations include: CC Plaza, Meadow Hills, Firefly Island, Alderney Building Site, Varsity Heights, Factory, Construction, Acter Power Station, Pier 45, Castle Gardens Park, Boat House, Easton Subway, Warehouse, Hospital, Waste, Trespass, Museum and more.

The Ballad of Gay Tony also includes a raft of new weapons to spice up multiplayer showdowns. These are the Pistol .44, Explosive Shotgun, Assault SMG, Gold SMG, Advanced MG, Advanced Sniper, Sticky Bombs and Parachute.

All of this sounds mighty enticing, and we hope it is enough to bring some old fans back to the multiplayer servers for some collective parachute and tank mayhem. We only have two more weeks to wait for this DLC, which launches on October 29. The Ballad of Gay Tony will be available on Xbox LIVE for $19.99 USD (1600 points) or as part of the Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City bundle for $39.99 USD.


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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2009, 02:33:45 AM »
Might even buy the disc as I don't have Lost and Damned either.Was dissapointed with GTA 4,but might get disc and try it out again.Gotta finish Brutal Legend,OF;DR  etc.etc....

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Re: Grand Theft Auto IV
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009, 05:27:39 AM »


 

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