Check out this video we recently came across by YouTube user YeardlyDiamond1 featuring the cast of Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City hamming it up to the preeminent internet bait-and-switch anthem, Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
As you may already know, Grand Theft Auto IV and the Rickrolling meme have some history together - which makes this impromptu Liberty City dance party all the more entertaining.
Rockstar XBOX Live Arcade downloadable content is discounted until January 31st:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 800)
RDR Undead Nightmare Collection (Regular Price: 1600, Sale: 1000)
Episodes from Liberty City PS3 and PC versions have been delayed from the original March 30th release date until April 13th in North America and April 16th in Europe. Sony requested that Rockstar edit some of the in-game radio, TV and internet content in the European PS3 release.
Due to a last minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to edit some of the in-game Liberty City radio station, television, and internet content – we are forced to delay the worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for both PlayStation 3 and PC for an extra two weeks.
Rockstar Games is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PS3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Games for Windows - LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City’s 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City’s own internet.
"It's been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3," said Sam Houser. "We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March."
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The Game Connect Asia Pacific conference was finalized with a discussion entitled "What I hate about video games: A critic's perspective".
Jason Hill had some harsh words to say about Rockstar Games.
I hate Rockstar for pretending that they are pushing the medium forward. I hate them for courting controversy and hardly ever having the balls to answer the phone when inevitably the shit hits the fan. Do you really want to make art or just money? Defend your art and your decisions.