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By chris82 | 7th Apr 2008 at 06:10 GMT in GTA IV | 9 Comments
Gaming website ComputerAndVideoGames.com has posted an article about their experience with GTA IV's Liberty City. Information revealed includes:

  • Mini-games confirmed for GTA IV include pool, basketball, darts, golfing at driving ranges and arcade games, such as Go Go Space Monkey, which was also featured in San Andreas.
  • The trucking company from San Andreas, RS Haul, returns and missions based around the company have returned as well.
  • 'Gruppe Sechs' securicars have returned and players are able to steal them and deliver them to locations for a reward, but this task is said to be much trickier than in previous games.
  • The game features many references to 'Crackdown,' a GTA-style game available for the Xbox 360 which also uses RenderWare, GTA's previous engine.
  • Vehicles such as the Stallion and Comet from previous games appear in IV, as well as the NRG500, a motorcycle. A new motorcycle called the NHG900RR is also confirmed to be in the game and is rumored to be the fastest one available.
  • GTA IV contains photos of Vice City, similar to the maps found scattered around San Andreas. References to previous GTA games through graffiti is also spread throughout the city.
  • Binco, Burger Shot, 24-7 and Clucking Bell are all returning, in addition to many other brands from previous GTA games. 'Alderney' features several strip malls where you can purchase food, clothing, and more.
  • New York City-style news tickers on buildings will be constantly updated based on what crimes you commit in the game.
  • There are several innuendos and references to the Hot Coffee mod for San Andreas.
  • As previously mentioned, pedestrian actions will be incredibly varied and detailed compared to previous games.
  • "Flushing Meadows (site of the NY World's Fair) is featured in its entirety, as is a recreation of theme park Astroland at Coney Island. Rides such as the Corpse Ride and Cyclone can be tested, and the major tourist spots will play a part in some missions."
  • Sprunk can be purchased, as in San Andreas, to replenish your health.
  • Similarly to Saints Row, yet another GTA-style sandbox game, phone numbers are scattered throughout the city and you can call them for whatever services they entail.
  • A place called the Videogeddon Arcade allows you to play arcade games and posters attacking violent video games can be seen.
  • The 'sky tram' featured on the box-art for GTA IV can actually be used as a mode of transportation, although it costs money as do the taxis.

Read the original list here @ ComputerAndVideoGames

Thanks to Wheelman101 for finding this.

Also, the new issue of GamePro features a preview of GTA IV's multiplayer. While the article contains no new information, three brand-new screenshots are featured in the article:

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Thanks to nikolaibellic for finding these.
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azn 7th April, 2008 @ 06:23 - Permalink

The game features many references to 'Crackdown,' a GTA-style game available for the Xbox 360 which also uses RenderWare, GTA's previous engine.


More GTA clone mocking eh? I wonder how this will turn out..

Other then that, these facts are pretty interesting. The games should provide some good fun when not on missions and the game arcade sounds awesome!
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Red_91 7th April, 2008 @ 08:39 - Permalink
TI like this info, gettting numbers and phoning them up (or even puttin gthem on the contacts list) will be good, seems as though it is life like. We knew burger shot was returning because it was in one of the trailers/screenshots.
Only thing I would like now is there to be a LOT of outfits, over 30 will be good.
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mutu 7th April, 2008 @ 09:09 - Permalink
Wow, lot's of information I didn't know. I thought they removed the food thing from SA, but sounds like they didn't. I liked all the things I read, this makes me even more excited about GTA IV :D
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Alkali64 7th April, 2008 @ 11:32 - Permalink

The game features many references to 'Crackdown,' a GTA-style game available for the Xbox 360 which also uses RenderWare, GTA's previous engine.


More GTA clone mocking eh? I wonder how this will turn out..

Other then that, these facts are pretty interesting. The games should provide some good fun when not on missions and the game arcade sounds awesome!


Yeah, but Crackdown was awesome... :D

I'm still waiting for a Crackdown 2... But no, RTW are working on bigger better things... <_<


Anyway, on-topic... Can't wait to try out the new minigames. It all sounds like good news.
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Harwood Butcher 7th April, 2008 @ 19:23 - Permalink
I like the info, but I don't like seeing that they're saying Rockstar is copying other games. They're simply making what they already had before, better.
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PhoenixGTA 7th April, 2008 @ 20:18 - Permalink
I wonder if you can play pool,basketball ect. during online mode with other live people. What do you guys think? Is it possible?
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NotYouHaha 7th April, 2008 @ 20:52 - Permalink
Most likely, since there's a free mode in multiplayer.
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Urbanoutlaw 8th April, 2008 @ 16:30 - Permalink
Nice, I missed getting a reward for jacking armored cars. Is there any word on "Taxi" side work?

Can you call a guy in a chicken suite driving a battered Honda to back you up in a fight?
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nikolaibellic 9th April, 2008 @ 03:40 - Permalink

Gaming website ComputerAndVideoGames.com has posted an article about their experience with GTA IV's Liberty City. Information revealed includes:

  • Mini-games confirmed for GTA IV include pool, basketball, darts, golfing at driving ranges and arcade games, such as Go Go Space Monkey, which was also featured in San Andreas.
  • The trucking company from San Andreas, RS Haul, returns and missions based around the company have returned as well.
  • 'Gruppe Sechs' securicars have returned and players are able to steal them and deliver them to locations for a reward, but this task is said to be much trickier than in previous games.
  • The game features many references to 'Crackdown,' a GTA-style game available for the Xbox 360 which also uses RenderWare, GTA's previous engine.
  • Vehicles such as the Stallion and Comet from previous games appear in IV, as well as the NRG500, a motorcycle. A new motorcycle called the NHG900RR is also confirmed to be in the game and is rumored to be the fastest one available.
  • GTA IV contains photos of Vice City, similar to the maps found scattered around San Andreas. References to previous GTA games through graffiti is also spread throughout the city.
  • Binco, Burger Shot, 24-7 and Clucking Bell are all returning, in addition to many other brands from previous GTA games. 'Alderney' features several strip malls where you can purchase food, clothing, and more.
  • New York City-style news tickers on buildings will be constantly updated based on what crimes you commit in the game.
  • There are several innuendos and references to the Hot Coffee mod for San Andreas.
  • As previously mentioned, pedestrian actions will be incredibly varied and detailed compared to previous games.
  • "Flushing Meadows (site of the NY World's Fair) is featured in its entirety, as is a recreation of theme park Astroland at Coney Island. Rides such as the Corpse Ride and Cyclone can be tested, and the major tourist spots will play a part in some missions."
  • Sprunk can be purchased, as in San Andreas, to replenish your health.
  • Similarly to Saints Row, yet another GTA-style sandbox game, phone numbers are scattered throughout the city and you can call them for whatever services they entail.
  • A place called the Videogeddon Arcade allows you to play arcade games and posters attacking violent video games can be seen.
  • The 'sky tram' featured on the box-art for GTA IV can actually be used as a mode of transportation, although it costs money as do the taxis.

Read the original list here @ ComputerAndVideoGames

Thanks to Wheelman101 for finding this.

Also, the new issue of GamePro features a preview of GTA IV's multiplayer. While the article contains no new information, three brand-new screenshots are featured in the article:

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Thanks to nikolaibellic for finding these.


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