So this is your Christmas present from Rockstar Games. Head on over to the Rockstar Classics page and fill in the form and follow the instructions in order to download it, I will be downloading my copy in a minute. Obviously you'll need a broadband connection or faster to download this as it's over 350MB!
Yes, GTA2. The 2nd proper installment in the Grand Theft Auto lineage, originally released in 1999. The one that introduced the concept of multiple rival gangs vying for your attention and criminal work-for-hire.
The Yakuza, Scientists, Looneys, Rednecks, Zaibatsu, Russian mob and Hare Krishnas. Gouranga!
This late 20th century top-down classic is now available to you all in the form of a 350MB downloadable .zip, courtesy of Rockstar Games.
(CJ can now jump incredibly high)
Up, Up, Triangle, Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, R2, R2
Mega Bunny Hop on bike:
Triangle, Square, Circle, Circle, Square, Circle,Circle, L1, L2, L2, R1, R2
Left, Right, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, Up, Down, Right, L1
Right, Up, R1, R1, R1, Down, Triangle, Triangle, X, Circle, L1, L1
Circle, Up, L1, L2, Down, R1, L1, L1, Left, Left, X, Triangle
Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, Square, Circle, Triangle, R1, R2
Triangle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, L1, L1, Down, Up
Triangle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, L1, L2, Down, Down
(Makes the car your driving like the Rhino, destroys anything it touches)
L1, L2, L2, Up, Down, Down, Up, R1, R2, R2
Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, Down
Triangle, Up, Up, Left, Right, Square, Circle, Left
(Bikini babes/beach people everywhere, CJ in shorts and flipflops)
Up, Up, Down, Down, Square, Circle, L1, R1, Triangle, Down
Just to reiterate, the proposed release dates for San Andreas on XBox and PC are:
New York, NY December 16, 2004 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is making its way to the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Developed by world-class designers Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Xbox® and PC will be in stores in North America on June 7th, 2005 and in Europe on June 10th, 2005.
Additional products planned for fiscal 2005 from Rockstar include a new console title based on a proven brand from Rockstar's internal studios, titles based on two of Rockstar's premier brands for Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation®Portable platform (PSP™) and the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in Japan.
Now it's when you hear funny stories like this you realise just why America is stereotyped as being a 'dumb nation' by other countries.
The children happened to be playing a video game called Grand Theft Auto at the time. The game has dozens of random police scanner messages, which blare out calls such as "This is the police! You’re surrounded!" Believe it or not, Wilson says the burglars heard that message and thought police were outside the door waiting for them.
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