Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The Ballad Of Gay Tony

Liberty City is about to get a little more fabulous. Rockstar Games has announced The Ballad of Gay Tony, the second episode for Grand Theft Auto IV. This episode's focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities.

The Ballad of Gay Tony stars Luis Lopez, a "part-time hoodlum" and "full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince," better known as "Gay Tony." As usual, he'll have to juggle competing loyalties while also trying to determine who is "real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price."
Rockstar Games is proud to announce the fall release of both the second episode of Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony - exclusively for download on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, which will include both episode one The Lost and Damned, and episode two The Ballad of Gay Tony together on a single disc exclusively for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Grand Theft Auto IV's second downloadable episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (aka "Gay Tony"), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City delivers two games on one disc - the all-new episode The Ballad of Gay Tony and the first episode, The Lost and Damned - together on disc for the first time - for Xbox 360 for $39.99 and will not require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto IV to play.

The Ballad of Gay Tony will release on Xbox LIVE this fall for $19.99 or 1600 MS points and requires players to have Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE membership to download.

Source: 1up.com, rockstargames.com/theballadofgaytony

Monday, 18 May 2009

Mr Wong's Laundromat

Rockstar Games finally released the new feature for GTA Chinatown Wars, Mr Wong's Laundromat. The newly opened webgame will allow Social Club members to earn and transfer cash/multiplayer skins back to their linked Nintendo DS.
Today, we’re excited to announce the grand opening of Mr Wong’s Laundromat on Rockstar Games Social Club. This webgame allows players of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to log onto Social Club and test out their money laundering skills in an effort to win cash and unlockable multiplayer costumes that can then be used in their copy of Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS.

Players can earn up to $10,000 per day working for Mr Wong, a local Chinatown 'businessman' who's helped more than his fair share of cash trickle seamlessly and undetected through the streets of Liberty City over the years.

If you need to add your Nintendo DS Friend Code to your Social Club account (needed to transfer any money/multiplayer costumes you earn from Mr Wong back to your game) you can click here to visit the Social Club account linking page and follow the detailed instructions. You can also play Mr Wong’s without having a DS Friend Code linked to your Social Club account and submit scores to the top 50 leaderboard.

Once you have successfully linked your account with the Social Club, all you need to do to receive your rewards from Mr Wong is sync your Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’ game save with the Social Club. To do this, visit any safe house and click on your “Pink Fruit Laptop”. Once in the “Pink Fruit Laptop” screen you will see an option to “Sync Stats” which requires a valid Wi-Fi connection. Any money and or costumes that you had accumulated in your piggy bank will be zero’ed out on the Social Club and added to your game save during the sync process.

As soon as your sync is complete with the Social Club, please make sure to save your game. If you have retrieved money and/or a multiplayer costume but do not save your game, they will be unrecoverable if your DS loses power or you reload your save game. Users can only accumulate up to $10,000 dollars within a 24 hour period from Mr Wong. Once this limit is reached, a user will no longer earn money that can be pushed back to the Nintendo DS for that day but will still be able to submit high scores to the leaderboard.

Finally, multiplayer costumes are earned in succession and if you earn a new multiplayer costume your old one will be overwritten.

Source: rockstargames.com/chinatownwars