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Rockstar Games recently announced upcoming downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV, entitled The Lost and Damned. It's due out on February 17th, and it focuses on a member of a Liberty City biker gang, rather than Niko Bellic. Joystiq has some early screenshots. "In the original game, Niko crossed paths with The Lost several times. This time, Niko has only a bit part, [Rockstar's Dan Houser] says. 'The story is not directly impacted by decisions you took in the main game,' he says. But 'tons of details and mysteries from the main story get explained, so it will add a lot of color to the main story.'"
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GTA IV DLC Announced

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  • by GoldMace (315606) on Saturday November 22, 2008 @02:38AM (#25855853)

    Was all psyched up for a new game in a new city...kind of like Vice City...but set in Washington DC...

  • 360 only :( (Score:4, Informative)

    by Trracer (210292) on Saturday November 22, 2008 @02:44AM (#25855881) Homepage

    Too bad it's Xbox 360 only. :(

  • ... because I don't have a 360. It's pathedic that they made this DLC ONLY for the 360 and not the PS3.
    • by Goldberg's Pants (139800) on Saturday November 22, 2008 @03:10AM (#25855973) Journal

      Pathedic?

      Your spelling is derrible.

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Lord Fury (977501)
      It may be pathetic, but it's not surprising. Microsoft paid Rockstar to make the first few rounds of dlc xbox360 exclusive.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by elrous0 (869638) *
      Are we supposed to feel sorry for you because you bet on the wrong horse? Jeez, grow up.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Xest (935314)

      I don't care about MGS4. It's pathedic that they made it only for the PS3 and not the 360.

      Oh wait, I do care and I do want, that's why I made this post.

      If you wanted the GTA4 DLC you should've got a 360, just as when the craving for MGS4 becomes too much I shall purchase a PS3.

      • by Rakarra (112805)

        It's one thing to make a game that only works on one platform. It's another thing for a company to pay to make additions to a multi-platform game exclusive for their platform.

        • by Xest (935314)

          That's an illogical statement. Microsoft effectively funded the creation of the content. This is no different to Sony using their large share in Square Enix to hold back the release of FFXIII on the 360. Square only changed their mind on this as the gap between the PS3 and 360 stopped shrinking (that gap is stuck at around 8mill atm, it was closing until Microsoft did their most recent price drop and is now widening again) and it became obvious the 360 sells that many more games (around 2 - 3 times as many

  • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Saturday November 22, 2008 @04:58AM (#25856301) Journal

    Microsoft paid 50$ million for the exclusive rights to two large DLC packs for GTA, which is fine.
    The thing is, I think a lot of people don't realise that for all the open ended gameplay for GTA the series has evolved over the years to being great single player storyline focused games.
    Saints Row 1 and 2 are following the old GTA style of crazy gameplay with a loose story, whereas GTA4 was a fairly good story with brilliant presentation and a wonderful world.

    I'm a complete and utter GTA fanboy, I loved GTA:SA and GTA4 and I purchased multiple copies (multiple systems) but I have absoloutely no desire for this DLC.
    I personally find DLC just cheapens most games and makes them feel like a product rather than an experience, like a book or movie.
    Would you pay for an extra 5 minutes of Star Wars (Lucas tried to offer it to us, again most of us hated it)

    DLC has it's place but the only DLC for GTA I'd be interested in would be a full, complete expansion pack - ideally a new island and at least 20 or 30 SP missions plus some characters.
    Frankyly I'd rather the dev time be spent on a GTA4 - II or a GTA 5 game.

    • by KDR_11k (778916)

      I've been considering Saint's Row but the back of the box was talking about needing bling-bling to gain respect and I really don't want to play retarded MTV clichees.

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by 4D6963 (933028)

      That's just silly whining. What, you want to see a fully original city the size and detailedness of Liberty City done from scratch every 9 months? Well don't count on it because they couldn't do as good in little enough time if they had a billion dollar budget.

      What they're doing is try to give you as much to play with for the work they did. You have a fantastic game but yet you don't want to see more content for it? That's mad, what's next, you're going to whine about bonus tracks on music albums? It's eith

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by AbRASiON (589899) *

        "That's just silly whining. What, you want to see a fully original city the size and detailedness of Liberty City done from scratch every 9 months? Well don't count on it because they couldn't do as good in little enough time if they had a billion dollar budget."

        I don't recall saying that at all.
        I'd rather they simply didn't bother wasting 9 motnhs with the DLC.
        I'm happy to wait another 2 / 3 / 4 years for a game as good as GTA4, not these silly little 'pockets' of game.

        • by 4D6963 (933028)
          Well, how is that DLC inferior to the rest of the game? I mean, is the experience any worse?
    • I personally find DLC just cheapens most games and makes them feel like a product rather than an experience, like a book or movie.

      All you read and
      Wear or see and
      Hear on tv
      Is a product
      Begging for your
      Fatass dirty
      Dollar

      So...shut up and

      Buy my new record
      Send more money
      Fuck you, buddy.

      Once you accept everything is a product it makes it all easier. It becomes part of the artistic form, in fact, and seeing how the producers work within the constraints of it being a product becomes part of the charm of whatever work you're looking at.

      If you want something different then stick to "high art" in galleries. They have films, music / sounds and I

  • Niko Bellic is only a "bit part" in this up-coming game???

    In the words of Niko, "I'll rip your fucking heart out!".

    • by 4D6963 (933028)
      What, you haven't played ENOUGH with that guy yet? You just want more of the exact same stuff? What do you know, maybe you're gonna like the new biker character better? I mean at least he's gonna do new stuff, differently and all that.
  • So this expands on the story of GTA? Wait there is a story? I never got past killing hookers and jacking cars I guess.
    • So this expands on the story of GTA? Wait there is a story? I never got past killing hookers and jacking cars I guess.

      You only played for 15 seconds?

  • GTAIV sucks. I bought it, played it for a few days then counted the days to Saints Row II. I believe the torch has passed in this genre - Saints has it, GTA lost it.
  • Hopefully, once the X360 exclusive deal for DLC runs out, Rockstar will make a PS3 exclusive DLC for GTAIV that reinserts lost and missing gameplay aspects from previous games into GTAIV.

    e.g. [youtube.com]

    Summary: Tanks, Parachutes, Planes, Flamethrower, Trains, Hydraulics, Connecting Semi-truck trailers, Replays, usable Fork trucks, Car customisation, Bicycles.

    Also pointed out, is that people far away somehow notice you and flee as soon as you scope them with a rifle, despite the fact they probably should have
  • Let's hope they will leave the cellphone feature out of this one. In GTA IV, you get girlfriends, friends and "business associates" as the story evolves. They get added to the contact list on your cellphone, which the main character brings with him at all times. Occasionally, friends will call you to hang out, in which case you take them bowling, drinking, playing eight-ball, darts or other minigames.
    The problem is that occasionally in Rockstar terms means every goddamn 10 minutes! It's so annoying I've ju

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