The Ballad of Gay Tony

The second GTA IV episode will be called "GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony".  I never would have guessed that name.  It’s a bold and amusing move and part of what makes Rockstar Games great.  The main character is Luis Lopez (GTA fans worked this out long ago), a hoodlum who works for Tony Price aka Gay Tony.

It will be downloadable from Xbox LIVE® for 1600 points ($19.99 USD). There will also be an XBOX 360 disc released for $39.99. The disc will be called GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, it will not require GTA IV and it will include "The Lost and Damned" and "The Ballad of Gay Tony".

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." 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.

Source: Take-Two Press release

Golden Joystick Awards 2009 – Long List Voting

Vote for your favourite games of the year and help them make it to the 2009 short list. Vote in as many categories you like but remember every vote counts!

Only games released between 22nd May 2008 and 22nd May 2009 are eligible for inclusion in the main categories of this year’s awards.

You can vote for GTA in the following categories:

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Multiplayer Game of The Year
Handheld Game of The Year
Nintendo Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of the year

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and the Damned

Multiplayer Game of The Year
XBOX Game of The Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Ultimate Game of The Year

Grand Theft Auto IV

PC Game of The Year
Ultimate Game of the year

UK Developer of the year: Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North
Publisher of The Year: Rockstar Games

These two games are also fun:

Mobile Game of The Year: Payback
PlayStation Game of The Year: Worms

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