By Samit Sarkar on Jan 06, 2014 01.06.14
Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, a livestreamed marathon of speed runs that is raising money for cancer research, is currently taking place through Jan. 11. Interested parties can watch the stream on Twitch and donate via PayPal, with the funds going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Last year, Awesome Games Done Quick raised more than $400,000, and this year's goal is $500,000. For whatever the stream's maximum concurrent viewership ends up being, Twitch will donate $50 per 1,000 viewers, with the donation topping out at $5,000 if the stream gets to 100,000 viewers. The marathon, which began Jan. 5, has pulled in just under $80,000 as of this writing. The combined running time of the speed runs totals more than 157 hours, with players breezing through more than 115 titles such as both H...
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 06, 2013 11.06.13
Digital versions of a bunch of older titles from the Rockstar Games catalog, including Grand Theft Auto 4 and Bully, are currently on sale at Newegg for upwards of 70 percent off. The list of games includes titles as recent as 2012's Max Payne 3, and sale prices range from $3 to $9. Here's the full list; the sale applies only to the Windows PC versions of the games: Grand Theft Auto 3: $3 (reg. $9.99, 70 percent off) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City: $3 (reg. $9.99, 70 percent off) Manhunt: $3 (reg. $9.99, 70 percent off) Max Payne: $3 (regularly $9.99, 70 percent off) Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne: $3 (reg. $9.99, 70 percent off) Midnight Club 2: $3.40 (reg. $9.99, 66 percent off) Max Payne Bundle: $4.50 (reg. $14.99, 70 percent off) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:...
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 24, 2013 07.24.13
The iOS and Android versions of Max Payne and three Grand Theft Auto titles are now on sale through July 30, publisher Rockstar Games announced today. Max Payne usually costs $2.99 but is currently available for $1.99, a 33 percent discount, on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars — a non-universal app that launched on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in 2010 for $9.99 — is available for $2.99 on all three platforms, a 70 percent discount (iPhone/iPod touch, iPad). Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City are also on sale for $2.99 each, 20 percent off their regular price of $4.99, on iTunes (3, Vice City) and Google Play (3, Vice City).
By Samit Sarkar on Jul 23, 2013 07.23.13
Grand Theft Auto games are remembered for their eclectic soundtracks, but they also have some original compositions for main themes, and a YouTube musician has done spot-on covers of the songs. Going by the moniker of Squid Physics, the one-man band is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing everything from mainstays such as guitar, bass and drums to string instruments like violin and cello to more exotic fare such as bongos and castanets. He's posted covers of the themes — the songs that play over the games' opening cutscenes — to Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto 4. You can watch the first one above, and the rest below. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Grand Theft Auto 4
By Michael McWhertor on Apr 11, 2013 04.11.13
Rockstar Games has made it easier than ever for fans of the Grand Theft Auto series to listen to the tunes that populate the virtual airwaves of the series' radio stations. The developer has replicated the stations from seven games (and two episodes) in the GTA franchise on Spotify and iTunes as playlists. Playlists built from the many radio stations featured in Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Episodes from Liberty City are available from Rockstar's official website. Granted, not every song from every radio station in Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City is available on Spotify and iTunes, but Rockstar...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 24, 2013 01.24.13
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be available for PlayStation 3 as part of PlayStation Network's PS2 Classics on Jan. 29, Rockstar Games announced. "Ever since the releases of San Andreas for PSN and Vice City on iOS and Android, we've received more than a few requests from the community wondering when they'd be able to touch down at Escobar International and return to the neon-lit streets and sun-splashed shores of Ocean Beach on their PS3," the announcement post reads. "Today we can confirm that it won't be long now..." Vice City fans can also pick up the recently released remastered EP for Love Fist, one of the game's fictional bands. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be available for $9.99. The game will also be available in Europe on Jan. 30 for £7.99.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Jan 11, 2013 01.11.13
A remastered EP of Love Fist, the self-titled creation from Grand Theft Auto's fictional Scottish heavy metal band, is available for purchase now on iTunes, Rockstar announced via its official site. The band's "1986" four-track Love Fist EP sells for $1.99, with individual songs priced at $0.69. The EP features "Dangerous Bastard," "Down Down Down," "Fist Till Morning" and "Fist Fury." Love Fist made their debut in Vice City, where protagonist Tommy Vercetti chauffeurs and assists band members Jezz, Willy, Dick and Percy with various tasks. The Love Fist EP is expected to arrive on Amazon as well in the coming days.
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 26, 2012 12.26.12
In the third and final part of a behind-the-scenes look at Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which Rockstar Games released today, the company focused on the making of Vice City itself. Videos and images offer a glance at exterior and interior environments for some of Vice City's most notable buildings, such as the Cherry Popper Ice Cream Company's factory and the Malibu Club, from wire frame models to in-game renders. Other videos include wire frame versions of entire sections of Vice City, along with images to show off the finished product, and models of vehicles like the trusty Maverick helicopter and the '50s-style Hermes sedan. The series' first part examined the process of building the game's animations with motion capture, while the second centered on audio, including Vice City's...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 22, 2012 12.22.12
Grand Theft Auto players in need of a map from the original trilogy can download high-resolution printable copies directly from Rockstar Games' website. Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are all available in their original forms; each copy is the same poster design that accompanied the games at release. According to Rockstar, the maps are a "friendly service for everyone downloading the Vice City Anniversary Edition release for mobile devices and navigating their way around the beaches, mansions, nighclubs, glitz and ghettos of Vice City." Posters for San Andreas are a nod to the game's PlayStation Network release just last week, while Grand Theft Auto 3 is available now for Android and PSN.
By Dave Tach on Dec 20, 2012 12.20.12
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Max Payne Mobile and Beaterator are on sale in the iOS App Store starting today. The games, devices and discounts include: Beaterator for iPhone and iPod Touch was $2.99, now $0.99. Grand Theft Auto 3 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad was $4.99, now $0.99. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone and iPod Touch and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD for iPad were $9.99, now $0.99. Max Payne Mobile for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad was $2.99, now $0.99. You can check out Rockstar's complete iOS selection here and download each game using the links above. The only Rockstar game not on sale is Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which is available for its regular $4.99. You can read about the first in a series of...