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The GTA Month stuff from 2009!

Goodies

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 29, 2009

As a special treat for you guys, heres some quick things for you guys to get and you guys, hay you guys.

Wallpapers

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Right click, save as, set as desktop wallpaper

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Thanks for the memories

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 27, 2009

A quickie today. Firstly, I’d like to frank thank.. thank frankie gamble for saving my butt on Friday – I hadn’t even seen Chinatown Wars played in real life, so I enlisted the help of him to write the review. I’d also like to thank you, especially the new yous, for putting up with us all. Finally, and he deserves most of the thankies, tis Juanji! The comic artist and was pumping out headers nearly ever…. EVERY day of this month, so do leave a comment on his treasure chest.

It’s been a great month for us all, thanks for tuning in!

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Chinatown Wars Review (GUEST REVIEW BY RFANKEI GMEBAL!)

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 24, 2009

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So this game is like the old GTA where it’s a top down view and you just sorta see the dude’s feet moving about and his head bobbing a little.

It plays like GTA in all senses; you go around and break the law for lulz. GTA is the only game where I feel that it’s the reverse of the usual freedom feeling. In games that give you freedom people love to abuse it of course. Fallout 3 you kill everyone and then reload the game because its fun.. then you realise that was good now I will get back to playing the normal game. And in sims you make a family and like drown them and stuff LKLOLOLOL but in GTA I like to be like “ OMG I WILL DRIVE PROPERLY !!! LAWLWUT OPS RED LIGHT I WILL STOP!! “ because in the game your supposed to do bad .. Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami In The Palm of My Hands

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 22, 2009

VCS

Liberty city stories is Vice City stories’ and GTA main consoles and holy what the hell I hate titles’ bitch! LCS was simply a test to see if GTA could cope with its size and scale all jumbled and grubbled on to the PSP. What happened was an enitrely new  series, which exploded into quite possible – the best mature portable series on any portable platform. Too bad Nintendo recently stole it, then decided to see how low the sales could go. A company which makes a fitness and weight thingy board, should not ask Rockstar to replicate VCS or LCS on the DS. Fucking morons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mobile Hustler LCS

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 20, 2009

LCS

You fucking morons. Okay now I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about something which was weird. Playing GTA in public. In your bedroom or living room or bathroom, you could play and savour GTAs in privacy. It was better first way. Who wants your PSP bluring “FUCKIN’ BANG THAT FUCKIN’ HOOKERS HEAD IN YOU LOUSY FUCK.” at you during a subway drive. The days after LCS was released, I was seeing if it could actually be played in public or on a train etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Fuck With Grove Street

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 17, 2009

San Andreas

GTA SA just about stretched the limits of every aspect of the current consoles. It gave the middle finger to the hardware and set out to conquer the universe with it’s demands. What it did though was suprisingly none fatal, and gave birth to the biggest GTA yet. GTA SA achieved so many things, it gave us perspectives of gangstas, introduced some hip 90’s music and even made a scandal that not even the most respected politicians could refuse. Oh, and it’s my fav GTA evar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Miami

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 15, 2009

Miami

GTA Vice City is considered in many people’s books to be the best GTA, it’s not personally mind but let’s take a bigger look into this. GTA VC is set during the ’80’s in Vice City: a GTA renindition of Miami. What beautifully tied it together was just the systems, the presentation and the whole storyline, complimenting each other. But what also made it stand out was just a totally different atmosphere. The series had shifted froma depressing and clunky urban setting and into one of the most lush environments ever designed. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Tide Turns

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 13, 2009

The Tide Turns

Grand Theft Auto III was a defining moment in the GTA series, it would either pull off the 3D elements and incorporate a new style or it would miss the ball. What happened was something weird, GTA III lifted the freeform bar so high that everyone down below had to get stilts to even touch it. So, lets move on to the memories that I have of this brilliant title, one which changed the style completely. In terms of art, gameplay, presentation and lulz. What Rockstar did nearly 10 years ago has now left its mark on the gaming world, forever. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Dudes You Play: A Retrospective

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 10, 2009

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Hello, hello and hello! Welcome to the last in this week of GTA retrospectivity and we have a great great great fabulous terrible article lined up for you! You may have noticed yesterday that I myself had to draw the comic in less than 5 minutes, well, I also had to do the header… Just kidding, Juanji is on holiday though and you may see another guest comic on Tuesday: if he dies of course :D. Let’s move on with the show. Read the rest of this entry »

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LULCARJACK

Posted by Nathan Hardisty on April 8, 2009

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Hello you fucking morons, and we’re now half way through a week of turmoil! You see, if you’ve been following my twitter, I’ve decided to do something very stupid. I won’t spoil it, you can get all the details on my twitter page on the right sidebar… right now… to the right of you right handed dumdums. Let’s just keep this week at least moderately GTA orientated and todays article will focus more on GTA’s trademark sick sense of humour. By sick, I mean dead babies, meeting with internet paedoes and child pornography. It’s all a bit twisted in the GTA world.   Read the rest of this entry »

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