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#1 Chris

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:54 AM

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The latest edition of Australian GamePro magazine has an exclusive interview with Rockstar. Editor Chris Stead has posted on GTAForums letting us all know about the magazine. We've got scans of it which he has allowed us to post, and we've got details of vital information and new features below.

Vice City Stories - The Brothers Vance - That's right readers - not only was Australian GamePro the first in the world to play Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, but we also got to put the hard questions to RockStar themselves in our world exclusive interview!

  • Victor Vance is the main character. Vic is a 28 year old marine in peak physical condition.
  • VCS is set in 1984 and is "much" bigger than Vice City, there are also lots of familiar buildings that we see just entering development.
  • Improved Animations - The animations have been improved massively from the other GTA game. It is now much more realistic and the character's emotions are are more true.
  • New Vehicles - JetSki's for example, are in the game.
  • Vic does have the ability to swim.
  • The game will feature a multiplayer mode similar to that in LCS.
  • New weather effects including hurricanes
  • Less "A-B" missions, more unique style of gameplay
  • New water effects, shower the streets with spray from your jetski.
  • Vice City's radio stations will return with new songs
  • New loading system which means only slight pauses before missions
  • Improved draw distances (again) - better than other titles.
  • Increased density of pedestrians, foliage, cars and objects
  • Less "clumping" (where groups of the same model would appear together)
  • There's a new theme park on Ocean Beach - it includes the "Chunder Wheel" - a large ferris wheel which you can ride on in first person view!
  • Trip Skips return, this is where a taxi appears after you die and can take you back to the start of the mission you were attempting.
And the downsides? Well, it is confirmed that Vice City Stories will not feature the following things:
  • Character and Vehicle Customization
  • Wall Climbing
  • Seamless integration of interior and exterior areas (as seen in LCS) will no longer be in VCS


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Thanks to Jar-Jar at GTAForums for getting this info to us

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 02:57 AM

Out.... TODAY....... Someone BUY THAT DAMN MAGAZINE! Damn you see what you do? Post something like this, now I won't sleep tonight, I shall be refreshing the page every 20 seconds! w00t!

Edit: OMFG LANCES BOTHER'S IN THE GAME! YAY FINALLY SOME INFO!

Edited by Mr.Speed, 01 August 2006 - 02:58 AM.

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#3 Chris

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:03 AM

Dude, it's 4am in the morning here in England. I'm tired. Lol. :P

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:53 AM

Oh noes! Its only 11:04pm over here. Damn it! I need some info. :P

Anything else? Got any pics? :whistle:
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:02 AM

Stay up Chris. Drink some Bawls. Keep the lights on. Keep feeding us information!

Oh, and I'm still predicting a setting of 1983.


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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:50 AM

Yeah Chris, you can't tell us stuff like this and make us wait until tomorrow to find out more! Just stay up and great find by the way.
I agree with the other Chris that it is probably going to be set in 1983 (3 years before the original VC like LCS 3 years before GTA3).
Keep giving us the info!

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#7 Chris

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:16 AM

6:15 am. I'm so damn tired. And only the subscribers get the mag today, so that narrows it down to only their subscribing readership who are also GTA fans AND visit gta sites...

Thing is it sounds as if there's a lot of info...

Anyway I don't need lights on, it gets light here around 5am so I can see perfectly well, in fact, I can't actually get to sleep now :P

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:33 AM

I wonder when other magazines are going to get all this info. I can't wait to read about it, I hope there are some Australian GTA fans who have subcribed to GamePro (and are GTA forum members) and are up right now reading about it and then they come here and see the big news and tell us the juicy info.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:20 AM

Man, that looks awesome. I can't wait to learn more about the brothers Vance!

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:19 AM

info info info info :dribble: I wanna no everything, ow and there is a boy in Australia who said he will buy it tomorrow, and try to put text on internet, he doesn't have a scanner.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:47 AM

Hmm the brothers Vance, eh? does that mean where gonna play as Lance or his bro or what. Good to see some info, but is it 100% fullproof - i know there's mags in the UK which post some dogy articles.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:13 AM

Great info once again Chris. I only just found out this morning so I got sleep :P. It maybe good to play as one of the Vance brothers. Doing their Deals and stuff.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:31 AM

Post updated with first detail. BTW JarJar has the copy of the magazine so thank him for the info. Actually he isn't active here, so continue thanking me as normal ^_^

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:50 AM

Cool. I think Victor would be a great main character. Doing the deals across Vice with Lance. Do you think we will see Cortez in VCS?

Maybe Victor and Lance will be doing deals with Cortez and Ricardo Diaz.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:28 PM

Yh it would be great to play as Victor, hopefully he would have more hair when we get to play as him!

err guys, i think u should look AT THIS
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:28 PM

OMG new details.

set in 1984 btw.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:35 PM

Some important points

1. Victor Vance is a 28yr US Marine in peak phiyiscal condition

2. Game set in 1984

3. In the magazine its says ' We cant give you a definite answer on how big VCS will be, but we can assure you it will be much, much bigger than Vice City

YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:40 PM

Damin it. Damn it. One year off my prediction!

Well, it looks like Rockstar is putting a lot of work into this.

Of course they do that with all GTA games, but introducing several new things on a game exclusive for the PSP is bold.


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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:42 PM

It would probably be kinda...pointless...to play a character that will die 2 years after.
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 01:49 PM

Lots of peeps gonna wanna buy this little gem! Rockstars shares are gonna go sky high ( when they sell the game ofcourse)

Another page on gta forums!!!!!!

Looks likes this is a GTA VCS webmasters lucky day - I bet Chris is real chuffed...

VCS Stories will have multiplayer
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