Rockstar have updated the official Lost and Damned website with some more new content. Another new screenshot has been added to the official GTA IV website for Ashley Butler, the "party girl who partied too much".
Other updates include:
Johnny Klebitz trailer - shown earlier on GameTrailers
Gametrailers.com have put up an exclusive trailer for The Lost and Damned featuring Johnny:
In addition to this, the official Lost and Damned website has been updated with six new screenshots.
Rockstar have just sent over exclusive screenshots to some of the fansites. Click the thumbnail below to see ours.
Just wanted to send over this exclusive screenshot from Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more info and assets as the release draws closer.
Check out these other fansites that received an exclusive shot:
UPDATE: Multiple fansites also received the following two screens:
Rockstar have released the second patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, and it contains a lot of fixes. You'll be prompted to download the update next time you're signed in and playing the game on GFWL, though you can also head over to the GTA IV patch page and download and install it manually.
GRAPHICS FIXES / ADDITIONS:
- Graphics Menu:
- Added "Water Quality", "Shadow Quality" and "Reflection Resolution" sliders in graphics menu.
- Added "Definition" and "VSync" toggles in graphics menu.
[*]Nvidia 7000 series
- Mirrors fixed
PATCH 1 FIXES:
- Direct input device support is now disabled by default and can only be enabled with the commandline: "-usedirectinput"
- Supported Controllers:
- Logitech Dual Action
- Logitech RumblePad 2
- Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2
- Saitek P2500
[*]Note: Controls are unmapped, user must map controls using Manufacturer's mapping software.
- Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
- Logitech Wingman Formula GP Wheel
- Logitech MOMO Racing
- MOMO Force
- Driving Force Pro
- Driving Force
- Formula Force
[*]Added Commandline "-notimefix" which will help some users who are experiencing the fast/slow gameplay issue after patch 1 was applied.
[*]Fixed a bug that caused some users to experience endless looping audio effects after Patch 1 was applied.
[*]Benchmark was disabling sounds after Patch 1 was applied, this is now fixed.
- Unable to load game fixed - For some users, a DOS window would open and close immediately upon Game Launch, GTA IV would never launch.
- Hang on Initial Game Loading Screen fixed - Some users experienced Character Art Loading screens in an endless loop.
- Certain causes of the RESC10 error have been fixed (Alt-Tab, change resolution). If you experience an RESC10 error, you must restart.
- Certain Instances of the "GRAND THEFT AUTO IV has encountered a problem and needs to close" error have been fixed.
- Naming clips is now mandatory on Export
- Legitimate players being kicked from Multiplayer matches has been fixed.
GENERAL ADDITIONS / FIXES:
- Wireless 360 controllers not functioning - Triggers were full on/off, fixed.
- In the Options menu accessed from the Title Screen a Game section has been added with the ability to turn Clip capture on/off.
Rockstar have launched the official website for the Xbox 360's first downloadable episode, The Lost and Damned.
The official game description and features are shown as well as the official box art for the game, and a couple of new mini trailers have been added, "Billy Grey" and "Malc", you can watch these below.
The Lost and Damned will be available for download on February 17th, and will cost .99 or 1600 Microsoft Points.
The large gaming sites have all posted their first previews of The Lost and Damned, along with a plethora of new screenshots. Check out the following sites for all the juciy new details.
From these previews, the following information has also surfaced:
Rockstar has released to the GTA fansites a new screenshot of Johnny from The Lost and Damned, and also the new achievements! Check them out below:
More information, screens and videos will be released for TLAD on January 22 when gaming sites will be putting up their previews, so look out for updates on them.
The various gaming websites are all publishing their new hands-on previews of Chinatown Wars tonight. Websites with previews up are:
Over the past few days rumours have been flying around about a new GTA game (presumably GTAV) set in Tokyo, due for release at the end of 2009. The original quote actually came from the latest issue of Game Informer, and was in their "Loose Talk" section - a section where they guess stuff, basically...
The original quote:
"We're not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we're talking about a full retail game. We expect this title to follow the suit of previous GTAs and use a subtitle such as GTA: San Andreas, etc. Tokyo might be a possible setting for the game, but details are non-existent at this time." - Game Informer Issue 190
Quite why GI thought this is a realistic scenario is beyond us, luckily, R* today cleared up the rumour (via Kotaku) saying:
there is "no truth" to reports that a wholly new retail game, one on par with the scope of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, will arrive before the holidays.
With DLC keeping GTA players engaged until late 2009, we can't see a new, full GTA game being released until at least 2010, in all likelihood I personally think we're looking at 2011 as the best guess for now. That's of course assuming GTA V is coming...
The BBFC have given Chinatown Wars an 18 rating, making it the first game on the Nintendo DS to receive such a rating. The game's content is said to include "very strong language and drug references" as well as that it contains "168 minutes worth of in-game cut scenes". No cuts were needed to obtain a UK release.
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