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Chatterbox: GTANet Interview with Razed

Chatterbox: GTANet Interview with Razed

Welcome to GTANet’s Chatterbox, our interview series where hosts uNi, Spider-Vice and Kirsty sit down and get personal with notable people from the GTANet and Rockstar Games community. From the well-loved to the unknown, Chatterbox is all-inclusive. It’s been a while, but now we’re back with a bang! Chatterbox #4 brings our first modder to the stage, with no other than

From Mods to Morals to Lawsuits: A Summary of Recent Events

From Mods to Morals to Lawsuits: A Summary of Recent Events

If you’re a regular in GTA social media circles, chances are you’ve heard about the recent events in which Take-Two Interactive, wholly owners of Rockstar Games’ titles, are taking legal action against a group of programming enthusiasts responsible for reverse engineering GTA III and GTA Vice City. The work-in-progress projects, known as re3 and reVC, were first shared on code

Snap Saturday: Grand Theft… Autos

Snap Saturday: Grand Theft… Autos

Welcome to Snap Saturday, GTANet’s ode to the virtual photography community who continue to capture some amazingly creative shots across GTA and Red Dead. What is one of the best things in Grand Theft Auto? Other than shooting up everyone and everything you see, robbing stores in go-karts or jetpacks, making the police’s life harder every dar, going on odd jobs

The People vs Take-Two: Redux

The People vs Take-Two: Redux

“It’s been a tumultuous 24 hours for the GTA community.” – that was how I started an article 4 years ago, on 16th June 2017, as the infamous modding tool OpenIV received a cease-and-desist order from Take-Two Interactive. The same could apply as I begin this summary again today in a turn of events that has shaken up the modding

Weekly IV/V Screenshots Spotlight Issue 1

Weekly IV/V Screenshots Spotlight Issue 1

Our community produces hundreds of screenshots from Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V, and although some are downright awful once in a while something great pops up that might as well be framed and displayed in your living room or gaming office. The staff will try and pick up our favourites and curated them weekly, enjoy our

Racing Battle 2006 Winners Announced

Yesterday saw the winners of the GTAForums Racing Battle unveiled. The contest, organised amongst the vehicle modellers of GTAF, required entrants to model from scratch a race or street car modified to their tastes. The final entries had to be under 20,000 polys, using only 2 512×512 pixel textures, and one 1024×1024. And the 5 winning entries: .59 Reverse and groundride were

Vice City Multiplayer – First Release

The Vice City Multiplayer project started by the San Andreas Multiplayer team as a prerequisite to their SA-MP development has proven to be far more productive than their first estimates were. VC-MP has been described as far from final, but the team believe that this release is an enjoyable release to play and should provide some commonly demanded features for the community

“Federal Trade Commission Inquiry”

Sounds fancy, hmm? Take-2 have announced that staff from the FTC’s division of advertising practices have launched an investigation into advertising claims made for GTA San Andreas. Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive regret that consumers may have been exposed to content that was not intended to be accessible in the playable version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The

ESRB Attempts to Shut Down Modding, Modding Strikes Back

After recent statments from the ESRB stating they wish to see modding for all games stopped, some of us decided it would be a good idea to defend ourselves from the whole “modders are evil” myth they are perpetuating. Namely that we somehow made something so shocking and offensive with Hot Coffee that it undermines their whole rating system, even