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Archive for the ‘GTA’ Category

September 29th, 2008

MADtv spoofs Grand Theft Auto

There’s a new board game in town. It’s Grand Theft Auto: The Board Game! There are hookers, pimps, automatic rifles, and all the other usual stuff one would need when engaging in a turf war or shooting people in the face. Just don’t try sniffing the synthesized drugs that came with the set. MADtv is […]

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June 13th, 2008

GTA IV and FragFX don’t mix

Using the FragFX on shooters is great. It gives the player PC-like controls and provide pinpoint accuracy when shooting. Given its benefits, I’ve decided to try playing Grand Theft Auto IV using the FragFX. What could go wrong? GTA IV requires a lot of shooting, so the optimist in me was stoked.
Let me tell you, […]

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May 30th, 2008

The joys of GTA IV #2: GTA IV is Shooting People in the FaceTM Lite

Let’s face it: the previous Grand Theft Auto games were absolutely pathetic in the shooting department. Press a button to automatically aim, and then press another to shoot. Was it fun? Nope. The only reason past GTAs sell well is the sandbox-style gameplay that lets you do anything (i.e. run over pedestrians, shoot people, steal […]

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May 29th, 2008

GTA IV annoyances #2: Shooting from cars not as cracked up as it should be

I’ve always hated the tradeoff of using motorcycles versus cars in Grand Theft Auto games primarily because I can’t shoot from inside a car, and that chasing someone in high speeds while riding motorcycles is bad for your health. It was a vicious circle that made GTA more difficult than enjoyable.
GTA IV seems to have […]

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May 18th, 2008

Can’t download the GTA IV patch? Read how to fix it here

Remember the patch by Sony and Rockstar to improve Grand Theft Auto IV’s multiplayer at PSN? It’s been available for quite some time now, but I was having difficulty downloading it. Every time I try to download the patch, I get the following message:
“An error occurred during the download operation. (80710092)”
Tags: grand_theft_auto, grand_theft_auto_4, grand_theft_auto_iv, GTA, […]

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May 14th, 2008

GTA IV How To’s: The Snow Storm

Accomplishing The Snow Storm mission in Grand Theft Auto IV isn’t easy. It’s loaded with armed crack dealers, a persistent SWAT team, a drawn-out and dangerous car chase, a bag full of illegal drugs, and a few nasty surprises along the way.
There’s always a good chance one won’t survive the mission, so I’ve decided to […]

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May 13th, 2008

GTA IV Annoyances #1: AI? What AI?

Yeah, you must’ve heard that Grand Theft Auto IV is all that, but it doesn’t mean we should all be raving fanboys. Aside from the good stuff I’m churning out about the game, rest assured that there will be well-placed rants, like this post.
What am I going to lambast this time? Artificial intelligence or the […]

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May 11th, 2008

The joys of GTA IV #1: Liberty City is a breathtaking sight

Clearly, Niko Bellic is not the star of Grand Theft Auto IV. He may be the lead character in Rockstar’s latest murder simulator epic crime drama, but the pièce de résistance is sprawling Liberty City, which is modeled after The Big Apple, New York City.
According to Wikipedia, Rockstar sent full-time researchers to NYC twice during […]

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May 8th, 2008

Living the American Dream in GTA IV is about riding cabs ‘cause you can

I’ve just hit the jackpot in Grand Theft Auto IV, and it’s only going to get even better. Remember when Rockstar representatives said that the game is a progression of “rags to slightly-better rags”? I think the publisher’s powers-that-be should sack these reps because they don’t really know what they’re talking about.
At my current playthrough, […]

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May 7th, 2008

GTA IV How To’s: Performing hits in peace

One of Grand Theft Auto IV’s major highlights is the ability to roam a massive virtual city and do whatever one wants. Jack any vehicle? Check. Swim in the river? Check. Waste time by playing pool, surfing the ‘net, or shopping for clothes? Check.
On top of all these features, GTA IV is a third-person shooter […]

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May 6th, 2008

First impressions: GTA IV feels fresh with improved shooting

Grand Theft Auto IV still feels like a GTA game. You’re treated to the familiar tongue-in-cheek humor no matter what corner of virtual New York you look at, you still drive around a massive city, you still jack cars like there’s no tomorrow, and you still shoot people in the face.
However, the act of shooting […]

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May 6th, 2008

GTA IV is finally here!

Yes, it took a week but finally, Grand Theft Auto IV hits our local store shelves. There were no crazy lines that greeted me, no muggers out for my blood. I’ve managed to take a picture using an old phone; unfortunately, it doesn’t look so good when I transferred it to my PC.
The GTA IV […]

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