Grand Theft Auto IV

PS3, XB360, PC / Action / Release: Apr 29, 2008 / ESRB: M

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GTA IV Lost and Damned DLC Priced

Rockstar has confirmed that the first Xbox 360-exclusive DLC pack for Grand Theft Auto IV will run 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) on Xbox Live Marketplace.

That price had previously been rumored by way of GameStop, which sold pre-orders for DLC voucher codes. Read more »

"Never been a DLC fan, will pass on this for sure. They'd have been better off spending from ..."
- abrasion    See all 42 comments


Rockstar: No Grand Theft Auto Sequel in 2009

There is "no truth" to the recent reports that a full Grand Theft Auto sequel could be released by late 2009, series developer and publisher Rockstar told Kotaku.

The rumor first popped up in gaming magazine Game Informer, which claimed that the alleged sequel would be a full retail game--not just a collection of DLC--and could sport a subtitle, such as Grand Theft Auto: Tokyo, instead of jumping to Grand Theft Auto 5. Read more »

"Picture it: GTA: Europe as an MMO. You could drive all the way to Africa if you wanted to."
- MeestaNob    See all 13 comments


Rumor: Rockstar Readying Full GTA Sequel for Late 2009 Release?

File this one under "unlikely," but Game Informer is apparently reporting in its latest issue that a full Grand Theft Auto sequel could be released by late 2009.

"We're not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we're talking about a full retail game," wrote Game Informer in its "Loose Talk" column, according to PSU. Read more »

"Make PC version of GTA 4 playable first, then do what ever you want with dlc or stand alone ..."
- ClawHammR    See all 42 comments


Rockstar Senior Creatives Secured Through 2012

Publisher Take-Two has announced a new long-term deal with key members of Rockstar Games, ensuring that the talent behind the Grand Theft Auto IV developer won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

The deal will see Rockstar founders Sam and Dan Houser and other important members of the Rockstar team staying on to develop games for Take-Two through January 31, 2012.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with the new management team at Take-Two, who have helped us to protect the unique atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation," said Sam Houser. Read more »

"That's like the biggest game dev story since Bungie managed to leave MS and keep their name. ..."
- Avatar    See all 2 comments


First Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC Trailer Arrives Alongside New Screenshots

Publisher Rockstar has released more media of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, the first of the two Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable episodes for GTA4.

Requiring a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV to play, The Lost and Damned will arrive on February 17, with retailer GameStop indicating that it will run 1600 MS Points ($20). Read more »

"The new characters look good, I love the setting. Hope it comes for pc."
- Johnnsen    See all 38 comments


Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Patch Detailed, Due Soon; Rockstar Estimates 1% Have GTA4 Problems

Further addressing the problems that surfaced after Grand Theft Auto IV hit PC last week, developer and publisher Rockstar has completed work on the first patch.

"We are working on making a patch available in the next few days," the studio posted on fansite GTAForums. "Since Grand Theft Auto IV is a Games For Windows - Live game the patch must be certified by Microsoft before release. The patch is already at Microsoft and we expect a speedy approval." Read more »

"woops 1900 radian 512 mb gpu Game runs bad, fps is 18 -25 ."
- mighty french army    See all 82 comments


Rockstar Responds to Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Woes, Explains Error Codes

Following reports of game-breaking problems with the recently-released PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, publisher Rockstar has issued a statement, acknowledging that it is "aware that a small number of fans are having problems running GTA IV."

"We would like to assure them we are working to help solve these as quickly as possible," the studio told Voodoo Extreme. Rockstar suggests having issues contact local technical support--the number is in the game's manual--as well as check out the Rockstar Games Support website, which is "regularly updated." Read more »

"First of all,we shouldn't expect more when a game is ported from console to PC. Second,when a ..."
- THEHRZ    See all 110 comments


Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Release Plagued by Bugs

Rockstar's release of Grand Theft Auto 4 on the PC is turning into a headache for some consumers, with many players reporting errors ranging from missing textures to show-stopping crashes.

Shacknews has independently verified the issues, with our own Steve Gibson being met with two separate, nondescript error codes that kept him from loading the game at all. Read more »

"GTA IV - PC is a buggy piece of shit. (current patch 1.0.2.0) It's bad enough you have to ..."
- G346    See all 115 comments


GameStop Selling Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC Token Card, Priced at $19.99

Retailer GameStop has today begun selling redeemable tokens for Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned, the upcoming downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV.

The DLC is priced at $19.99, according to the product listing. The code can be redeemed for the content when Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned is released on February 17. Read more »

"why is gamestop selling tokens for DLC? i thought the point of DLC was to go through ..."
- j0nchan    See all 9 comments


Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Uses SecuROM DRM, Rockstar Addresses Common Complaints

The December 2-due PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV will utilize the oft-criticized SecuROM copy protection, publisher Rockstar has confirmed, though some controversial SecuROM features, such as install limits, will not be utilized.

"SecuROM is the most effective form of disc based copy protection and allows us to manage authenticity on a global level for Grand Theft Auto IV," IGN was told. Read more »

"Using SecuROM on the Steam version is like putting on two condoms to fuck. It's unnecessary and ..."
- -shadin-    See all 253 comments


Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Doubles MP Player Count

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV doubles the 16-person multiplayer limit of the console versions and allows 32 players to play online together, Rockstar has confirmed.

That doubling is the extent of the promised "newly expanded multiplayer," according to IGN. The site noted that the PC edition packs all of the same multiplayer modes as the previously-released PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 iterations, with the higher player count of certain modes, such as GTA Race and Team Deathmatch, being the only difference. Read more »

"Never considered playing this online. I'm getting it anyway but this feature may be icing on ..."
- samduhman    See all 44 comments


New Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Videos Get Sprunk

Further showcasing the in-game Video Editor included with the PC edition of Grand Theft Auto IV, publisher Rockstar has released two more vignettes that were made with nothing but the Video Editor itself. The enhanced PC port arrives December 2.

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"Thank the gaming gods this is coming. Maybe this will help me avoid WOTLK... been resisting so ..."
- bolneze    See all 11 comments


Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Coming to Steam, Vice City Pre-order Bonus Announced

Valve has announced that the PC port of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 4 is now available for pre-order on the Steam digital distribution service.

Those who buy the game ahead of time on Steam will receive the full PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as a pre-order bonus.

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"You know in the UK, it's actually cheaper to buy GTA IV from Amazon and then VIce City ..."
- Smurfy12    See all 24 comments


Take-Two Settles with Chicago Transit Authority, Future M-rated Game Ads Banned

The Chicago Transit Authority will reinstate the Grand Theft Auto 4 ads that it pulled from Chicago buses back in the spring, but after a short run the CTA will no longer accept ads for M-rated games.

A settlement was reached only recently after publisher Take-Two sued the CTA for breach of contract over the incident before the game was released in April, reports Chicago Breaking News as noticed by GamePolitics. Read more »

"you'd think the CTA would want MORE money, considering they just closed a dozen or two bus ..."
- DewFuel    See all 13 comments


More Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Videos, Details

Continuing our earlier look at the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, publisher Rockstar has issued more in-game movies created with the PC-exclusive Video Editor, along with a number of details regarding its functionality. The port hits stores December 2.

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"So pressing F2 gives you 30-40 seconds of footage? Why can't there just be record/stop buttons ..."
- bigexplosions    See all 28 comments





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