Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV - The Tidbits
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I don't know about anyone else, but on slow news days such as these, I find myself jumping from site to site finding out every little murmur from the industry that I can. Now, we're in April right and we all know what that means, GTA release date month. So I had a bit of a topical scout round the web today for anything new and interesting about the killer game that is sneaking up on us [well, not sneaking... Really, more of a London, peak hour traffic crawl] and I found a great piece over on CVG exploring the little bits that that make Liberty City so interactive.

In an article titled "Secrets 'N' More", CVG document some of the mysterious unknown side tasks that are available in Liberty City. You know, the relish on your burger, the sprinkles on your ice cream cone... The final little touches that will make GTA the complete game we've come to expect.

Here are a sample of our favourites and things that actually will add to the wow factor to the title...

There are plenty of mini-games tucked away in GTA IV. Old favourites pool, basketball and Go Go Space Monkey return, joining new games such as darts. You can even visit the driving range to practice your golf swing. For fights, of course.

We knew that the camera would return, and now it's been placed on the mobile phone. But the official website hints at something quite brilliant, and even more exciting: the ability to upload and share your pics with other GTA IV players.

Rob a bank? Murder a crime boss? People are going to know about it. The news tickers in Star Junction (Liberty City's Times Square) and around the city are always being updated - along, sadly for you, with descriptions of the perpetrator.

Flushing Meadows (site of the NY World's Fair) is featured in its entirety, as is a recreation of theme park Astroland at Coney Island. Rides such as the Corpse Ride and Cyclone can be tested, and the major tourist spots will play a part in some missions.

In a nod to Saints Row, any phone number you find, be it on a sign, flyer or even scrawled on a bathroom wall, can be contacted for aid and, sometimes, secrets.

Some fantastic little touches there. Here's hoping to be able to upload and share your best GTA snaps with your friends. The 29th really can't come quick enough!!

Read the full article here.


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Comment #1 by SharpXXShooter
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:46:56 PM
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The phone numbers were a brilliant idea in Saints Row and I'm sure will be great in GTA IV as well.

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Comment #2 by JC
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:48:58 PM
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Nice info, this game is gonna be great.

And now no one can do the first comment nonsense.

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Comment #3 by NF1 I BONGZILLA
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:49:20 PM
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hey cant wait for this game and this is the first time ive posted on this site and im first to reply to this HELL YEAH

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Comment #4 by Bleeding Star
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:49:47 PM
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sounds very cool especially the sharing photos online bit and theme park, cant wait for this game :]

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Comment #5 by chefan93
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:49:50 PM
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yay 1st comment ... Looks interesting , hopefuly u can call hookers to meet u somewhere on ur phone lol

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Comment #6 by NF1 I BONGZILLA
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:50:20 PM
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can anybody tell me how to put my gamertag on this site plz

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Comment #7 by NF1 I BONGZILLA
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:50:55 PM
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dam beatin to the post not that it matters

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Comment #8 by samkid
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:52:54 PM
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can't wait for this

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Comment #9 by Killer66250
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:55:04 PM
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Looks great.

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Comment #10 by Prince Carnage
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 04:57:41 PM
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Those features sound pretty cool, i can't wait until 29th April!!

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Comment #11 by VA5HtheSTAMPEDE
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 05:07:56 PM
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chefan93, I hope your parents beat you.

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Comment #12 by EOU Findub
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 05:12:17 PM
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This game, as many people say, is going to be out of this world. I am surprised there aren't more than one disc. Unfortunately I will not be getting it right away....just one of the repercussions of being poor at this point in time. Hope you all enjoy this game as it will probably be legendary.

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Comment #13 by State 0f Chaos
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 05:21:36 PM
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Anyway, thanks for posting this. This game sounds better every time I read something on it.

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Comment #14 by Hoodlumz413
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 05:55:40 PM
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This game just need to come out

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Comment #15 by Steath Ogama
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 05:58:30 PM
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I've been waiting for this game 4 too long and its finally
comin out i've always supported Rockstar and I have to say keep doin what your doin because it is working! and and every GTA is ethier better or has more work can't wait to play it!:]

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Comment #16 by The Geest
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 06:00:50 PM
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This has been on order for quite sometime and I can't wait for the end of April.

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Comment #17 by spanktro5
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 06:21:09 PM
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yo yo yo

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Comment #18 by spanktro5
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 06:21:45 PM
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i can not wait for this title

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Comment #19 by Vince
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 06:46:17 PM
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the telephone thing does sound pretty cool haha

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Comment #20 by jorGe62990
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 07:07:45 PM
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Sweet! Its the small details that will really make this game one of the best of all time!

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Comment #21 by Parkerktm
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 07:08:45 PM
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Sweet!!!! great info, i can´t wait till the 29th

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Comment #22 by tgo9970
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 07:40:08 PM
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all this good info, damn i cant wait for GTA IV

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Comment #23 by BootlegWarrior6
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 07:55:38 PM
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cant wait!

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Comment #24 by Atarii
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 08:02:15 PM
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ummmm.... grand theft auto.... I can barely wait.

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Comment #25 by Asholay
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 08:45:51 PM
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Hell yes people, this game is going to be out of this world... nay, the first game to be able to call itself "next generation"...

Bring on the 29th!!!

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Comment #26 by quidyg
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 09:42:21 PM
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this is actually word for word whats in my xbox mag. i was thinking about typing all the information up in the gta forum but i'm too lazy and theres 17 pages. but i cant wait for this game.

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Comment #27 by atomixmax
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 10:07:34 PM
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Damn, GTA IV is sounding even better!!!

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Comment #28 by ssj27
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 10:36:30 PM
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ok my feelings subsided for a bit, but HOLY SHIT, their flaring up again

i cannot wait for this game

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Comment #29 by Th3 Apache Dog
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 11:45:56 PM
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Cool, now I can walk around Coney Island, maybe go in the water. Since coney island does have a beach.

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Comment #30 by MilkySheep
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 12:27:30 AM
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That link doesnt work for me :(

Still sounds awesome but :)

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Comment #31 by YamahaR1d3R
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 01:02:27 AM
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Comment #32 by ProxsimityVirus
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 01:57:41 AM
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should be a great game, can't wait to go pick it up.
hopefully this won't be the last pre-ea gta.
take two keep up the fight.
maybe some one could buy take two and deal a blow to sony as well, microsoft what are you waiting for.
as far as ea goes, go bankrupt.

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Comment #33 by hoochie mama 88
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 02:14:01 AM
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I've heard so many different things about the multiplayer for GTA 4. Does anyone know for sure if there's co-op a a free roam mode; kind of like freeburn in burnout paradise.

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Comment #34 by macreco
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 02:47:14 AM
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holy cow!!!! all these GTA articles.... I CANT WAIT ANYMORE... DAMN you x360a, ur gonna make me pee in my

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Comment #35 by kiwi18
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 03:16:58 AM
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Cant wait

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Comment #36 by X Dboi X
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 03:51:16 AM
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OMG Come on April 29!!!!

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Comment #37 by QT-Ghost
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 04:19:53 AM
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Comment #38 by TqureX
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 05:55:08 AM
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man taking photos and sharing them with friends.... calling people...
COME ON April 29th...

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Comment #39 by vgcollateral
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 07:58:22 AM
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best game ever mi thinks

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Comment #40 by lildaveg691
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 08:51:06 AM
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i sooooooooo can not wait for this game to come out!

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Comment #41 by Detroit The Don
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 09:20:54 AM
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I nearly took a heart attack when i heard that the camera is returning!!!!!!! i cant fricken wait ,taken pics with ur phone,how real can it get?!!!!!!

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Comment #42 by x JaY G 1991 x
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 12:13:54 PM
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Comment #43 by x JaY G 1991 x
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 12:15:02 PM
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cant wait

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Comment #44 by MilkySheep
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 12:19:17 PM
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Woohoo link works now :)

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Comment #45 by CrazyBowie
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 05:14:32 PM
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yeah and with 16 player freemode will be grate
am hope u can hld ppl down on the rolercoaster tracks to kill them

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Comment #46 by Detroit The Don
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 06:34:08 PM
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lol @ #45, imagine recording a video of that, poor bastard begging for his life lol

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Comment #47 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 10:57:41 PM
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Nice, i can't wait.

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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