Free Xbox Live Multiplayer this weekend for GTA

To celebrate the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, including the all-new episode The Ballad of Gay Tony, we are happy to announce a weekend filled with multiplayer mayhem on Xbox LIVE. From Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1 we invite members of the online community to experience multiplayer in Liberty City like never before with special guests from Rockstar North and singer/composer Henry Santos Jeter from the chart-topping megaband, Aventura. The combination of tanks, attack helicopters, parachutes, and the high-powered weapons of The Ballad of Gay Tony create the most unique and thrilling multiplayer experience available anywhere.

To commemorate the launch and ensure every fan can participate in these exclusive events, Xbox LIVE multiplayer will be FREE ALL WEEKEND for people playing Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Check out the weekend’s detailed schedule below, and please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Friday, October 30: 5 – 10 p.m. ET: Game with Developers session featuring members of the Rockstar North team.


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Saturday, October 31: Xbox LIVE All-nighter – Jump in to Xbox LIVE and play Grand Theft Auto from dusk ‘til dawn with the Xbox LIVE community.

Sunday, November 1: 3 – 5 p.m. ET: Game with Fame session featuring Henry Santos Jeter of Aventura.

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About Henry Santos Jeter: Henry Santos Jeter, singer and composer for New York-based Aventura, makes his Liberty City DJing debut on the Latin/Reggaeton station Santiago Sounds. Henry got his start with the band Los Teenagers, a small act he joined with his cousin Anthony that eventually became the international sensation known today as Aventura. Henry’s genial personality and strong business and work ethic has led him to undertake a number of successful side projects, including the bachata group, The Hustlehearts.

GTA reference on Smallville

Smallville S09E05 Roulette has a cheesy reference to GTA at about 28 minutes in.

Scene description:

Lois tries to track down the GPS tracker in Oliver’s car and finds it parked on a street corner, abandoned. Victoria comes up behind her and claims that it’s her car. She tells Lois to back off and when Lois refuses, she attacks. The two fight until Victoria draws a gun and takes her captive.

Scene transcript:

Victoria: If you’re not lost, then get that way. I don’t like smudge marks on my car.

Lois: Nice try Vice City, go Grand Theft someone elses Auto. I’ve sat in that excuse for a front seat enough to know that this car belongs to Oliver Queen.

Victoria: Oh, well if you know Oliver, you know he likes to give gifts. This is one of them.

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Chinatown Wars PSP reviews and release

Rockstar News Wire

Reviews are starting to appear for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for PSP, available throughout North America tomorrow, Tuesday October 20,and across Europe this Friday October 23.

The critical response thus far?

A perfect 10/10 from Play Magazine, which called the game “The new best hand-held title of the year.”

Another 10/10 from “The game boasts some of the most inventive missions in GTA’s history…GTA: Chinatown Wars is my favourite handheld game of all time.”

Eurogamer deliver a 9/10 and highlight the upgrades made in the transition to PSP: “Not only are the textures much higher-resolution throughout the world, but the once-squashed comic cells used for the text-based story sequences look beautiful spread across the PSP screen.”

Gamepro’s 4.5/5 comes with a glowing recommendation: “Chinatown Wars remains an absolute blast from start to finish with plenty of trademark Liberty City locales ripe for exploration… If you’re looking for a good action adventure experience that harkens back to the more cartoony Grand Theft Auto days, then Chinatown Wars is certainly worth the investment.”

Now Gamer scored the game a 9.5/10, stating “GTA: Chinatown Wars on PSP is bigger, looks better and arguably offers the definitive handheld GTA experience. If you’re a fan of the series, you won’t want to miss it…Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has perfectly translated to the PSP and is a must-have game.”

Release dates for Chinatown Wars PSP:
October 20th – North America
October 23rd – Europe
October 28th – Australia