The latest issue of Australian magazine ZOO contains photographs of one of their journalists playing GTA IV on a large TV screen. As expected, the HUD is minimal, and the only thing that’s permanently visible is the radar. The radar is surrounded by two semi-circles representing health and armour. Everything on the radar is translucent except for the roads. Things like weapons
IGN got an opportunity to interview Dan Houser (Rockstar’s VP of Creative) and Aaron Garbut (Rockstar North’s Art Director) about the making of Grand Theft Auto IV. You can read the first part of the feature now, which contains 11 pages in total. It discusses the origins of the storyline, the creation of Niko Bellic, the new dynamic relationship system, and lastly
The Rockstar webmaster has just sent over some additional screenshots from the montage near the end of trailer 4. These aren’t direct captures from the trailer – they are the original high-resolution screenshots. Enjoy:
Hot on the heels of the Rockstar Games Social Club announcement comes further news of its functionality. Rockstar Games has joined forces with Amazon to provide a music download service for the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack. Any currently playing track in the game can be ‘marked’ for future reference, by means of the personal assistant / mobile phone gadget
The fourth and final GTA IV trailer, called “Good lord what are you doing?” (AKA “Everyone’s a rat”) has been released over on the official website. Head over there for the HD version and other downloadable formats. You can also view a collection of stills in our screenshot gallery. In addition, Rockstar were kind enough to send us this exclusive screenshot from the new trailer.
To coincide with the release of GTA IV, Rockstar will be launching a brand new website called the Rockstar Social Club. Registration for the club opens up on April 15th (mmm, tax day here in the US..), and it will apparently feature all kinds of multiplayer leaderboards and stat tracking. On top of the standard multiplayer ranking stuff, a press release
Rockstar have sent us the screenshots that featured earlier this month on EvilAvatar and MTV. You can view these screenshots – in addition to over 200 other screenshots – in our gallery. Thanks Rockstar!
Tonight’s new trailer (titled “Good lord, what are you doing?” AKA “Everyone’s a rat”) will go online at 10 PM GMT (6 PM EDT) on the official GTA IV website. This will be the final trailer before the game is released next month. In other news… this month magazines got to preview GTA 4 multiplayer, and now the online press are getting their turn. The UK
Official Xbox Magazine (USA) has a new seven-page GTA IV multiplayer preview in its latest issue. The preview contains two new pieces of artwork, and eight new screenshots. Here are some points worth mentioning from the preview: Jeronimo Barrera, a senior developer at Rockstar, says it takes testers playing 4 hours a day “a good 2 weeks to get through the whole