Wednesday, 27 August 2008

New Niko Bellic Artwork

Another great GTA IV fan artwork was released recently. This time it’s from a friend of Patrick Brown, whose amazing art creations we all admire so much, Bob Baxter. I’d say Bob did a very good job on his representation of Niko. The colors and shadows complement each other in every way, and a hint of humor completes this artwork perfectly. Those creative Australians just keep giving and giving. No doubt we’ll see more GTA artwork from Bob Baxter in future. Well done and hopefully we’ll see other main characters from GTA too!


Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Max Payne 3?

It’s not 100% confirmed, but apparently the next chapter in a long-dormant Max Payne series is currently in development by Rockstar Toronto. The very studio that’s responsible for the movie-inspired game The Warriors.

Max Payne was originally created by Remedy Entertainment, and debuted in 2001. Publisher Take-Two then purchased the property from Remedy and producer 3D Realms in 2002, with a Remedy-developed sequel following in 2003.

There are a lot of speculations and rumors on the web about Max Payne 3. Some sites can even offer an occasional remark or comment from people who one way or another involved with Max Payne, but that’s about it. The only information really know for now is that the game is currently in development. The studio owner Take-Two stays in the shadow for now, and they aren't releasing or confirming any information about the game.

The first Max Payne was a revolution in gaming world and generated endless amount of fans. Games don’t get any better than that, its smart narrative, audacious aesthetic and its perfect gameplay all come together in one solid game. It was simply amazing in every single way. Hopefully Max Payne 3 will astonish us the same way.

The question now isn’t IF Max Payne 3 will be release, but WHEN it will be released.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Bully Coming To PC

Looks like PC users will be blessed with another release from Rockstar Games. The poster with Bully Scholarship Edition logo and message in German, "Demnachst fur PC", was spotted in Rockstar Games’ booth at Leipzig Games Convention 2008. In English message says, "Coming soon for PC". It’s been confirmed by one of the Rockstar Games’ representative that the game will be on sale this October. Unfortunately that’s all the information known at this stage.
According to a poster inside Rockstar's booth on the show floor of GC 2008, Bully: Scholarship Edition will indeed be coming to the PC. We asked a company representative there to translate the text on the poster (which was in German, as GC is held in Leipzig) to confirm this was true.

A Rockstar representative went on to say the game should be expected to ship sometime in late October.



We all aware of Grand Theft Auto IV coming to PC this autumn, but will it be any different than on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3? Everyone wanted to get more information of what we can expect from this release and Leipzig Games Convention 2008 gave us this chance. Apparently PC version wouldn’t be so different after all.

Other than an overall higher resolution (supporting up to 2560x1600 pixels), the game benefits from higher-res textures, better streaming, longer draw distances, and better anti-aliasing. Rockstar Games also added a replay editor, which allows you to view 30-second instant replays and then chop and edit them, add filters, and even combine them into a montage of clips to upload to a Web site of your choice, or to Rockstar's Social Club. The multiplayer game also has some improvements, like a higher player number limit. Rockstar mentioned that GTA IV on PC will also offer improved searching and filtering to find the type of multiplayer games you're most interested in joining.
While the game is still a work in progress, Liberty City looked amazing as ever. Textures were sharp, animations looked clean, and environmental effects such as shadows, lighting, and water all looked top-notch. There were a few glitches when there was a lot of onscreen action, but by and large the engine looked pretty robust. The game was demoed on a giant plasma TV, and even at that size (60-plus inches) the game looked visually impressive. GTAIV will support Xbox 360 controllers in addition to keyboard and mouse, and the demonstration was done using a controller. Icons on the in-game menus reflected the button names and colours of a 360 controller, and if we hadn't seen a giant, glowing PC tower in the corner of the room, we might've suspected the demo was being run on an Xbox 360. We were told that at this late stage of development, Rockstar are spending the next three months tweaking and polishing the game for its PC launch.
Don’t forget that in order to actually witness all that HD beauty or even be able to play GTA IV, many of us would have to reach deep in our pockets to get those hardware upgrades we were saving up for so long. Perhaps in some cases the new PC would be in order. For now feast your eyes on the first PC screenshots of the upcoming epic game soon to take over almost every single PC.


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

GTA IV Announced For PC

Rockstar Games officially confirmed all the rumors that GTA IV will be released for PC. All PC owners will finally be able to get hold of the game in November this year. What a great present for the owners of the platform who gave the birth to the entire GTA series. PC version is promised to be better and include new exclusive features, but we would have to wait and play to see them. Let’s not forget that all modders will finally be able to exercise their skills gathered on previous GTA games. Let the new generation of modding begin!
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto IV will be arriving on the PC on November 18th and 21st in North America and Europe, respectively.

"We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can't wait for people to play it."

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, the latest installment in the enormously successful Grand Theft Auto series features a painstakingly detailed and life-like city for players to explore; a rich, immersive narrative experience; an original soundtrack highlighting the cultural eclecticism of Liberty City; and newly expanded multiplayer just for the PC.
Rockstar Games also updated their news page on GTA IV site.
Grand Theft Auto IV will be arriving on the PC this November, bringing all of the rich, immersive narrative experience found in the console versions, along with newly expanded multiplayer just for the PC.


Rockstar Games Wallpapers

Here are all official wallpapers that were released by Rockstar Games for their most popular games. All these packs are purely for easier access. Instead of saving each wallpaper in every resolution individually, you can just download the whole lot with only one click of the mouse. Enjoy!

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto III wallpapers pack.
GTA Vice City
800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto Vice City wallpapers pack.
GTA San Andreas
800x600 / 1024x768 1280x1024 / 1600x1200

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto San Andreas wallpapers pack.
GTA Liberty City Stories
480x272 / 800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories wallpapers pack.
GTA Vice City Stories
800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories wallpapers pack.
480x272 / 800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200
1280x800 / 1680x1050 / 1920x1200 / 2560x1600

Click here to download Grand Theft Auto IV wallpapers pack.
The Warriors
800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200

Click here to download The Warriors wallpapers pack.
480x272 / 800x600 / 1024x768 / 1280x1024 / 1600x1200

Click here to download Manhunt wallpapers pack.
Manhunt 2
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Click here to download Manhunt 2 wallpapers pack.