Chinatown Wars on South Park

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In the town of South Park tonight, the economy went bad and part of the episode concentrated on how the ailing economy keeps Cartman from getting something he wants…a copy of GTA: Chinatown Wars for Nintendo DS. Here are a few select quotes I transcribed:

Cartman: "Of all the times for people to decide to stop buying things, it had to be the week that Grand Theft Auto IV comes out for Nintendo DS!"

Later on in the episode:

Cartman: "I had a dream last night. I was in a field, and I had Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars right next to me. But then the sky went black and…Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars just melted in my hands." (Cartman begins to cry.)

And later when Randy and others are meeting to try to come up with solutions, Cartman comes in and offers to help:

Cartman: "Did somebody say ‘catch a Jew?’ The person you’re after might be hard to get, but I can bring him to you. And all I want in return…is Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for handheld Nintendo DS."

The episode is called "Margaritaville" and will play on Comedy Central several more times this week.

Max Payne 3 announced

“We’re starting a new chapter of Max’s life with this game,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.

Since leaving the NYPD and New York itself behind, Max has drifted from bad to worse. Double-crossed and a long way from home, Max is now trapped in a city full of violence and bloodshed, using his weapons and instincts in a desperate search for the truth and a way out.

Max Payne 3 will be available in the last quarter of 2009 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC.

GTA IV PC title update

Today, in our continuing effort to support and enhance Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC, we are happy to announce Patch is now available for download. Notable features include graphical optimization; greater user control over graphic settings, including a new “OFF” option for reflection and shadow quality; and the elimination of remapping restrictions for keyboard and mouse, allowing for user-custom control schemes.

Download from or Games for Windows Live.

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Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS reviews

GTA Chinatown Wars has received positive reviews from most sites and perfect scores from EuroGamer , GamePro and Cynamite . CVG and IGN gave Chinatown Wars a 9.2/10 and 1UP graded it "A-".

The game has been sold early at some retailers.  It will officially be released in North American on the 17th, Australia on the 19th and Europe on the 20th of March.