In the quest for authenticity, Rockstar Games revealed that it recruited actual gang members to do voice-overs. Confirmed by game producer Laslow Jones.
During an interview with a Chicago radio station, Laslow Jones said that they actually have a guy who`s responsible of recruiting gang members, as ambient characters in GTA V`s game world need voice-overs.
The game producer stated that a fancy-schooled LA actor trying to deliver that hardened, street attitude, would be absolutely goofy, so they brought these guys in. Continue Reading
Grand Theft Auto add-on discounted for gold members next week.
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony will be available for gold members at a 1200 points discount rate, while regular users must pay 1600 for it .
To get a better idea, here are a few ratings and a trailer:
The gaming market seems to look more and more like a battlefield, as “troops” prepare for the end of the year – the ultimate FPS war.
Medal of Honor and Call of Duty will release two titles on the market this autumn, while Xbox owners also are waiting for a new Halo release. In these conditions, Electronic Arts and Activision set the release dates of their titles relatively close. Activision`s Black Ops will see the light of day on the 9th of November, while Medal of Honor was announced for mid-October. Because of the two being “rival” titles and the prices (at least for the console versions) being a little high, it`s likely that players will buy only one title…who will be the winner?
The new Medal of Honor is staged in Afghanistan, where, in single-player mode, you will write the story of multiple characters. Electronic Arts turned to military experts for assistance in offering gamers as much realism possible.
‘Critical path’ will take over half a day to complete, says 2K
In an interview for Xbox World 360 Magazine, Alex Cox from 2k said the main story of Mafia 2 will take 15 hours to walk through:
“I’d say the critical path is about 15 hours, maybe a bit longer. It’s a nice length, big enough to feel epic without overstaying its welcome.”
In it`s previous peek at Mafia 2 the magazine said that the in-game “dynamite shootouts” make Take-Two or GTA IV look “dated”.
“We were blown away by both the visual fidelity and intricacy of the level design,” the mag said. “As Vito, Steve, Joey and troops poured forward to bout the Brylcreemed baddies, GTA IV seemed very dated indeed.”
Electronic Arts gives players an early chance to try out massively multiplayer online racer, full release set for summer.
Gamers looking to kick the tires on Electronic Arts’ massively multiplayer online racing game Need for Speed: World are about to get their chance. Electronic Arts today announced a new round of closed beta testing for the game, inviting would-be players to sign up for a testing slot at the game’s official Web site.
While the game will let players compete online in standard Need for Speed drag, drift, and checkpoint races, it also adds a few tweaks to the series’ formula. For example, a new power-up system will give players access to a number of new abilities, from turbo boosts to a “traffic magnet” that draws racers into a tight pack. There’s even a power-up to add a lap to a race so lagging players have some extra time to catch up. The other big addition to the series is a stat-progression feature that lets players level up their cars as well as their drivers.
Codemasters` F1 2010 will come out September, available on PC, Xbox and PS3.
Fans of the F1 will be happy to hear that besides the “natural” database update on teams,drivers and circuits, the 2010 release will include the introduction of several teams, the new International Korean Circuit and the return of legend Michael Schumacher.All in HD!
Game modes and features to come in this year`s September release are Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and an extended Career Mode.F1 2010 will also feature car damage, a dynamic weather system and multiplayer.
The game was developed at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, using the EGO Game Technology Platform.
Rockstar “building suspension for a pre-E3 GTA V announcement,” says analyst.
Rockstar will most likely announce GTA V before this year’s E3 show in June, according to Janco Partner analyst Mike Hickey:
“Assuming GTA V is in their fiscal ’11 period as we have currently modeled, [Take-Two Interactive] should be highly profitable, and likely in excess of current street consensus,”
“With the RAGE engine built, the next GTA release should drop faster and require less development expense. Importantly, the Rockstar team is newly incentivized through profitability versus a unit sales approach.
“We believe there is building suspension for a pre-E3 GTA V announcement,” he said, adding: “We expect nothing from Rockstar at this year’s official E3 event.”
He added: “We think the next iteration of GTA for console can significantly outsell its predecessor, reflecting on the sales acceleration of the prior cycle GTA console iterations, [and] an accelerating core gamer installed base (with an emphasis on PS3 installed expansion where GTA has historically dominated relatively).”
So it`s clearly the next GTA trailer will stir the blood in gamers like all the previous, but will it get back on track and release something to match Vice City`s popularity or will it be another fiasco (just my opinion)? Care to voice yours?