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GTA IV PC patch released

By Chris | 19th Jun 2009 at 13:21 GMT in GTA IV | 2 Comments
Looks like Rockstar have released a small game update for the PC version of GTA IV. Next time you log on to Games for Windows LIVE you'll be prompted to download it. The update includes everything from the previous patches, so if you don't already have the patch you'll only need to install this one, not all of them.

Rockstar haven't yet added this to the official site yet, so we're not sure of the exact details of what it does. However, some players are reporting performance increases with an extra 5 fps, sometimes even more. Guess it all depends on your setup. Let us know in the comments how the patch effects your game. We'll post full details of the changelog once Rockstar put it up.

UPDATE: It's simply a maintenance update:

Maintenance Update:
* -Resource management adjustments based on the operating system detected.

As an aside: Both ATi and nVidia this week released updates to their graphics card drivers. These can of course also help give you better performing games, so it's recommended you upgrade these as well.
Links: ATi Catalyst 9.6 or nVidia 186.18 for the latest drivers.

EDIT: Local mirror of the patch here: download patch

Play TLAD with Busta Rhymes

By Chris | 2nd Jun 2009 at 03:18 GMT in GTA IV | 5 Comments
Following on from the previous announcement about The Lost and Damned weekend, Rockstar have also announced that you also have the chance to play a session of TLAD with rapper Busta Rhymes. Tomorrow night (2nd June) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST, if you're online, look out for the gamer tag BustaRhymes GWF.

Log on to Xbox LIVEĀ® on Tuesday June 2nd from 7:00 until 9:00 PM EST with your copy of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned to take part in a special Game With Fame event featuring the one and only Busta Rhymes. The electrifying rapper will be taking on all comers who dare to challenge him at The Lost and Damned's online multiplayer gameplay modes. Just log on at the date and time listed above, and look for the gamertag BustaRhymes GWF (*note space between BustaRhymes and GwF) to find him online and throw down the gauntlet.

Busta appears in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned on radio station The Beat 102.7; you can hear him phone in as a special guest caller on Funkmaster Flex's in-game radio show, and hear Flex spin his new single "Respect My Conglomerate." Busta also appears on DJ Green Lantern's in-game radio show with his original song produced exclusively for Grand Theft Auto IV, "Where's My Money."

Source: Official GTA IV website

The Lost And Damned Xbox Live Weekend

By Chris | 2nd Jun 2009 at 03:13 GMT in GTA IV | 2 Comments
Rockstar have announced an upcoming weekend of festivities for The Lost and Damned. From the 5th to the 7th June anyone who downloads a TLAD gamer picture and then either plays a GTA IV multiplayer game or downloads TLAD itself will be entered to win some great prizes, as detailed below.

All weekend, from Friday June 5th through Sunday June 7th - anyone who downloads the free "Lost and Damned Registration Gamer Picture" and then either plays a Grand Theft Auto IV multiplayer session or downloads the Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned game add-on content on Xbox LIVEĀ® will be automatically entered to win a Grand Prize entertainment system worth over $3,100 or a range of other prizes including Best Buy gift cards, Microsoft Points and free Xbox LIVE Subscriptions. See official rules here.

Full range of sweepstakes prizing as follows:

1 Grand Prize
A Samsung - 52" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV (Model: LN52A580 | SKU: 8794049)
B&W Panorama Sound Bar
Monster Cable - Ultra Series 1000 4' HDMI A/V Cable (Model: U3 V1000 HDMI-4 | SKU: 8473546)

3 First Runners-Up
$1000 Best Buy gift card

6 Second Runners-Up
$500 Best Buy gift card
4000 Microsoft Points

12 Third Runners-Up
12 Month Xbox LIVE Subscription

Source: Official GTA IV website

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