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GTA IV previews go live! 10 new screenshots released.

It’s been six long months since Take2 announced the delay of Grand Theft Auto IV. The response from the community was a mixture of outrage and apathy with aggravated gamers choosing to either lambaste all companies involved or simply shrug it off and move on. Some dedicated fans stayed strong, however, crossing their fingers in hopes that more in-depth previews would appear

Complete Trailer 3 Shot-By-Shot Analysis

Our partner site PlanetGrandTheftAuto have produced an extensive shot-by-shot analysis of the third GTA IV trailer, “Move up, ladies,” with 80 shots examined in total. Be sure to check it out, and leave any feedback/suggestions/comments at our forums.

Community Spotlight: Laying Out Liberty City

One of the most intriguing parts of Grand Theft Auto is the embracing of the city’s design. What it looks like, how the streets and areas are connected… basically an overall understanding of the city’s physical makeup. GTA IV is no exception. Although we know that it is set in Liberty City, Rockstar has promised to deliver such a drastic change in

Community Spotlight: Analyzing GamesTM Article

Scrutinize, poke, prod, dissect, devour. These are the steps taken by loyal gamers who are looking to get the most out of exclusive preview content. GTAForums member “ya mum” has done just that, but on a larger scale, analyzing every bit of the GamesTM article that we featured a few days back. From article excerpts to image comparisons, “ya mum” has

Sinking our teeth into WKTT Radio

Earlier today we posted a lil’ notice about Rockstar’s first GTAIV-related teaser site, WKTT Radio. Operating under the guise of a vigilant right-wing radio station based in Liberty City, WKTT is on the prowl for would-be voice actors to send in their belligerent, no-holds-barred recordings. What’s wrong with the world? What’s wrong with America? WKTT wants you to be loud, be proud, and

GTA IV Trailer: Things you may have missed

So you’ve probably watched the trailer about a dozen times already, but here are some of the things you may have missed: In one of the earlier screenshots, we saw a building called “Carney Island Pharmacy” in the Hove Beach area. The same location was shown in last week’s trailer, except now it’s called “Hove Beach Pharmacy,” and the front of the building looks

GTA IV set in 2006 or beyond?

While vehicles in the first trailer for GTA IV suggests a time period of around ~2005, PatrickW on our forums pointed out something very interesting. One of the notable landmarks that can be seen in the trailer is the Hearst Tower, which in real life is located at West 57th Street on Eighth Avenue to the south of Central Park. As PatrickW

Trailer Observations

Now that the chaos has died down a bit, we’ve had a chance to pick through the trailer to see what kind of technical upgrades might be hiding under the proverbial hood of GTA IV. Note, these aren’t all confirmed features, per se, but they do seem to indicate things will, in fact, be different. Perhaps the most obvious technical

More Boxart Analysis

After further inspection, I noticed the two characters at the bottom bare a close resemblance to Colonel Cortez and his right hand man Gonzales. In GTA Vice City, Cortez was forced to leave the city after running into problems with the French, and his no.2 Gonzales was killed during the mission “Treacherous Swine”. This means that – if these two characters are definitely who