As you know the GTA series is renowned for it's witty, lewd puns and references hidden within it's games. San Andreas certainly has its fair share of these, while you may know what many of these mean, you definately won't know all of them. 1UP.com have posted a lot of them with what they call childish explanations of them, makes for some interesting reading.
There are some noticeable ones they haven't mentioned, possible because it's just so obvious but that is the structure of the Sphinx in Las Venturas, aptley named "The Camel's Toe" doe to the general positioning of the legs of the animal. For those of you who are too young to understand what one is, I will briefly describe it. Basically it's when a woman wears quite tight clothing around their um.. groin area and you can then see the um... lips... down there.
Thanks to GTAGaming for the news
Link: 1UP.com Article
This is just a reminder to everyone in Europe that the 2CD and DVD set for San Andreas is out today. Those of you in North America will be able to pick this set up tomorrow. If you would like to buy from Amazon the links are in the announcement box above.
Rockstar have just told us that IGN will be releasing the official trailer for "The Introduction" as well as some stills from it tonight so be sure to keep an eye out for it. For those of you who don't know yet, The Introduction is a cinematic prologue to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It will be released across America on November 23rd and throughout Europe on November 22nd.
Spike TV today announced the nominees, categories, and live performances for its upcoming 2nd annual Video Game Awards. The awards will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on December 14
Leading the way with five nominations apiece are Microsoft's Halo 2, Vivendi Universal's Half-Life 2, and Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Those games cross paths in the Game of the Year category. Other GOTY nominees include Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Electronic Arts' Burnout 3: Takedown.
San Andreas has been nominated for 5 awards, as has Halo 2 and Half-Life 2, San Andreas is up for the following awards:
- Game of the Year
- Best Performance by a human male (Samuel L. Jackson - Officer Frank Tenpenny)
- Best Action Game
- Best Soundtrack
- Designer of the year (Sam Houser and Rockstar North)
Following the incredible success of GTA San Andreas, Rockstar North, subsidary of TakeTwo have granted all employees a one month paid leave.
The gesture follows the huge success of the latest in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Bosses at Edinburgh firm Rockstar North have given all workers involved in the making of chart-topper Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a month's paid leave to thank them for their efforts
This has been supported by local groups such as CBI Scotland who believe firms should give staff generous benefits.
Source: Daily Record
Thanks to GTAGaming
Rockstar have added a bunch of limited edition clothing to their warehouse. Including these items
* San Andreas men’s and ladies’ tees – in both white and black
* San Andreas baseball caps – with the snap in the back
* San Andreas board shorts – specially made for those that demand to swim
* San Andreas Dickies brand jackets and San Andreas Carhartt brand hooded sweatshirts – now that’s gangsta
You can check out the whole range at the Rockstar Warehouse Finery section
Rockstar have updated the official San Andreas site with a load more wallpapers and a few new postcards. They are all based on artwork we have seen before but in many different resolutions for use on your own computer.
Link: Official Desktops
Take2 have issued a press release with details of the 8CD boxset for San Andreas. The compilation is set for release throughout Europe on December 6th, and North America the following day, December 7th (proof that the American's don't get everything before us). This is two weeks after the release of the 2CD and DVD Special which is released later this month. You can view track listings (you'll notice that not ALL songs are included on the CD's) on Take2's Investor Relations page.
If you would like to preorder the box set or the 2CD and DVD special edition you can check out the links to Amazon in the Announcement above
Thanks to PlanetGTA for the news.
I would just like to point out that i have taken the time to make sure ALL of our downloads are working, I made a little debugging script that checks every single file in pafiledb to tell me whether a file exists or not and whether the screenshot exists or not. I used this and it now says everything exists so there shouldn't be any broken links, however if you do find any then please tell us. Thank You.
Sorry once again for the downtime last week, I really do hope this doesn't happen again. Anyway on a positive note, I did get my second Vice City stunt video uploaded. It's been sitting on my computer for 6 months now (yes, all that time).
It's over 5 minutes long and contains all new stunts not seen in my first stunt video. Music is by Metallica, its just over 49Mb so you'll need a fast connection if you wanna watch it today.
Click the pic above to download it, Enjoy!
Comments are welcome
Gamespot have made their own guide to San Andreas, including lots of screenshots of where you need to go and what you need to do. It's good if you are stuck somewhere in the game, our forums are also another good place to go.
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