Take Two Interactive was reportedly "frustrated" by the weaker-than-expected sales of the Grand Theft Auto IV episodes, The Lost and the Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Apparently they figure the price point is well worth the content.
When thinking of games that would the word "battlefield" would befit, Grand Theft Auto IV is not usually one of them. Nevertheless, a true battlefield is not predetermined but rather just a marker for where a conflict takes place. In Grand Theft Auto IV, that happens to be wherever you can reach.
A new batch of games has been given "Platinum Hits" status from Microsoft. "Platinum Hits" are value priced editions of well reviewed, high selling titles. Out of the five titles selected, three of them feature co-op: Grand Theft Auto IV, Left 4 Dead, and Saint's Row 2! If you haven't picked up a copy of one of these yet, perhaps now is the time.
Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the best games to come out this generation so far. It's open world nature, tight story, and great characterization combined with tried and true game play make it a favorite of mature gamers. If the sales numbers of the recent downloadable episode, The Lost and the Damned, are any indication - no matter what format you put this game on people will eat it up.
This just in, from the "Why Didn't We Think of This First?" department. Following up on a few previous news stories here, we bring you GamesRadar's list of the Top 7 Games that Should've Had Co-Op. I must say, the list is a good one, though there are a few that should be there that aren't.
If you're looking to get Lost and Damned in the new Xbox 360 exclusive GTA IV DLC from Rockstar, you have another bonus coming your way. From February 17th to February 22nd all Xbox Live members will be able to play GTA IV and Lost and the Damn free on Xbox Live.
If you still haven't picked up the GTA IV for the PC, now might be a good time to do so. Especially since the latest patch was just released making the game slightly more playable. As you can see above Steam sale puts it at a wallet friendly $34.99. A great deal for a game with some fun, albeit short, four player co-op missions.
Poor framerate got you down in GTA IV on the PC? Perhaps the latest patch for the game can alleviate your troubles. Among numerous performance improvements across the board, there's now some additional graphical sliders in the options menu to get your Niko running as smooth as butter. Now you can't blame your computer's performance lag when you crash the helicopter into Kenny during the Hangman's Noose co-op mode.
If you participated in our latest Games for Windows Co-Op Night, you would have know you had a chance to win some great GTA IV swag. Rockstar Games has graciouslly sent over the prizes and boy are they awesome!
Our second Games for Windows Co-Op Night is rapidly approaching. For January we'll be heading into Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC. Be sure to join us on January 13th for GFW Co-Op Night!
So far, we haven't seen any prominent complaints in our forums about the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, released December 2nd. Arguably, most of our users are console gamers; so this isn't much of a surprise, considering that the console versions have been on the market for months already.
USA Today has reveled the long awaited details on the exclusive Xbox 360 DLC that's coming to Grand Theft Auto IV. Launching in February 2009, the pack is called "The Lost and the Damned" and features a character named Johnny Klebitz, a member of Liberty City biker gang The Lost. That's right, no Niko Bellic here, though Rockstar's Dan Houser assured us we haven't seen the last of him.