Happy Birthday to The GTA Place! It's hard to believe it was 7 years ago today I created this website. Our website history has had a small part added to bring it up to date with the most recent major change. If you don't know much about us, it might be interesting to you, or bore you to death!
Now we don't really have any big announcements for you this year, but that doesn't mean we're not looking to update or change things around here. We're currently talking about adding non-English subforums - good news for our foreign visitors (there are a lot of you). It's something we'd like to trial, and depending on its success this may spread to other parts of the website, the downloads database is extremely popular so that is one likely area we may make multi-lingual.
If you're not already a member of our forums, why not take a moment to register? It's completely free and will give you many benefits such as being able to being able to post and reply to topics, interact with like-minded fans, and (soon) chat with other fans in your own language!
On a sidenote, feel free to use our suggestion forum if there is something you'd like to see on TGTAP, be it a small change to something, or a big new feature, we're all ears.
Enjoy the delicious cake!
The online edition of The Times has posted a rare, in-depth interview with Rockstar's Dan Houser. The driving force behind Grand Theft Auto looks into the man's background, avoiding the public spotlight, the controversies brought about by GTA, and touches on future plans - albeit very briefly. The article is an excellent and very interesting read, you should certainly check it out if you can spare a few minutes.
As for the boys themselves, they are already back at work. There's a Western game in the works for next spring, and the next GTA to think of. “We'll think of a city first, then the characters,” says Houser. The script he will end up co-writing will run to around 1,000 pages, nearly ten times as much as a feature film.
A new title update for GTA IV PC released today has added achievements for The Lost and Damned! No official announcement from Rockstar or Microsoft on this, but by the looks of it we can say with some degree of certainty that the game will be coming to the PC version of GTA IV.
Microsoft paid million for the exclusive DLC, however, no details of the deal were ever made public - whether it was a timed or permanent exclusive, or whether it was an Xbox 360 or GFWL exclusive.
At the time of posting there is still no changelog for what else the patch does. Though as per usual there are a wide variety of opinions, some claiming small performance increases, while others say it "doesn't do dick"...
More on that when we get the changelog.