Viewing news posted in June 2006

Another Fake GTA4 Screen Surfaces

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Jun
2006
By Chris | 22nd Jun 2006 at 18:45 GMT in GTA IV | 24 Comments
Yesterday afternoon I received an email which was being circulated to many other people, purportedly from a "disgruntled ex-employee of Rockstar", which had an image attached, supposedly being a picture taken with a digital camera of GTA4 being played on a TV screen. It's an obvious fake, this has actually been confirmed by Rockstar themselves. I didn't post about this yesterday because I didn't think so many people would get so fired up by it. I casually added it to our Fake Screens page and left it, but since it even managed to make the front page of Digg and also appeared on respected gaming sites such as Eurogamer I thought I may as well post it too...

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This "ex-employee" doesn't have a name so there's nobody to give credit to, but if you have made any fan art or indeed any fake screenshots then be sure to email them to me, I'll put them up on the relevant pages.
This also goes for Vice City Stories, I added one fake screenshot today, you can see that on the VCS Fake Screens page.

UPDATE: I decided to investigate the origin of this email a little more, after seeing the IP address it came from, then peforming a WHOIS lookup on the IP, I found that the reverse DNS pointed to mail.imagine-publishing.co.uk. This is interesting because imagine-publishing.co.uk do publish gaming magazines including PowerStation, 360, X360, Games tm, Play, Retro gamer, and many others including Photoshop and web design magazines. My guess is that one of the team must have got bored during a lunch break while sipping his hot coffee and put together this screen...

GTA IV to use RAGE?

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Jun
2006
By Chris | 16th Jun 2006 at 22:57 GMT in GTA IV | 0 Comments
In an article which appeared on MTV nearly 2 months ago, MTV have possibly confirmed for us that Grand Theft Auto 4 will use the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE). I'm unsure as to why this hasn't been picked up until now, but it's certainly great to hear, the article cites the following:

...the Rockstar reps explained that the game was running on RAGE. This is the graphics technology gamers are to expect from future Rockstar games, including the next "GTA."

If you head over to http://www.rockstarg...com/tabletennis, you'll be able to see some of the awe-inspiring realism in the screenshots provided, as well as the HD videos.
The next instalment of the ground-breaking series we all knew would feature much improved graphics, but knowing that the game will make use of RAGE is brilliant news. Of course this isn't set in stone, as we don't have official word from Rockstar on this, but it seems quite likely to happen.

LINK: MTV's Table Tennis Article

Thanks Jordan

Lazlow to Return in GTA4?

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Jun
2006
By Chris | 7th Jun 2006 at 23:41 GMT in GTA IV | 15 Comments
The Internet Movie Database have added a couple of cast members to their GTA4 listing recently. One of them being the famous Lazlow, hilarious radio DJ.

It's a bit early to be listing the cast, and we aren't sure if this is 100% accurate, but IMDB are a reputable source. Not to mention the fact it's highly likely he'll return due to his popularity.
Hopefully Laz will respond with an official answer to this.

Stay tuned for further updates!

Link: GTA4 @ IMDB.com

Thanks to Spaz The Great and mvi for discovering this.

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