If you're looking for something to moan about this morning, here it is; the PlayStation 3 version of GTA IV features a five minute mandatory install.
A 1UP writer posted about the install on the NeoGAF forum, after playing the PS3 version at Rockstar's iron fortress.
Five minutes isn't nearly as bad as 22, but it's still been enough to send the internet frothing on the forums. We can't see what the fuss is about,
Ricky Gervais - of The Office fame in the UK - is in GTA IV, as part of Liberty City's stand-up comedy club, and somewhere else he's not saying...
Speaking to free magazine Shortlist, Gervais revealed that he performs three minute skits of never-before-heard material in Liberty City's comedy club, as well as gags from his recent Fame tour.
The Comedy Club is one of several extracurricular activities you can get up to in GTA
On April 9, inmate Jonathan Lee Riches, 31, filed a request for a temporary restraining order in a US District Court against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two, developer Rockstar, FCI Williamsburg and "Grand Theft Auto" itself, claiming that the defendants "put me in prison."
Riches, who's incarcerated for wire fraud, wrote in his filing that he seeks a temporary restraining order against the "newest Grand Theft Auto
Hooo boy, haven't had a media overload like this since September aught 7, when Halo 3 buffeted the planet with a seemingly unending parade of puffy quotes and junky merchandise. But where Master Chief toys and Burger King tie-ins surrounded Halo's arrival, idiotic press coverage and city-swallowing murals circle Grand Theft Auto IV before it's even sold one copy.
Take this 10-gallon jug of crazy right here: Jack Thompson, the
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World record bible Guinness Book of World Records is keeping a very close eye on GTA IV in case, just maybe, it breaks a record or two.
Officially, it "will be closely watching the release of Grand Theft Auto IV as a potential record-breaking phenomenon."
Should Rockstar's sequel indeed establish any new records - like 'Most hyped game ever' - it'll be keeping its predecessors company, as the series is no stranger to the
This Niko Bellic Munny is one of a kind - custom made by artist Scavenjer, apparently for friends at Rockstar New York. Seriously, these need to be in shops. We would buy at least a hundred so we could have our own army of Niko midgets.
Attorney Jack Thompson has fired off his inevitable barrage against GTA IV, in part inspired by a video posted online depicting Niko killing prostitutes.
"Grand Theft Auto IV is the gravest assault upon children in this country since polio," said Thompson in a letter sent to the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, according to Ars Technica.
"We now have vaccines for that virus... The 'vaccine' that must be
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has expressed its concern over the depiction of Niko in GTA IV, worrying the game could make life hard for Eastern Europeans.
"The figures show that East European immigrants are not proportionately responsible for any increase in crime," a spokesperson said to The Times. "This plays on untrue stereotypes."
The Grand Theft Auto series is no stranger to allegations of racism and
Yeah, you’ve probably seen people showing off their cellophaned GTA IV boxes, holding them aloft like they were proud parents of Olympic medal recipients. But this is for realz! A few of you have already gotten your sticky little fingers all over the Special Edition, so you already know the excitement currently radiating through the GR offices on this momentous day of days. Please, won’t you join us in celebrating Christmas in late-April by partaking in this visual fangasm.