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  1. Chris

    Alive Check

    Well I guess even if just one person likes to come back to the forums from time to time it's reason enough to leave them online for now. I suspect at some point we'll disable new registrations, maybe even disable posting. But I'll always try to keep an archive of the forums here so all the old topics and posts won't be lost. While I've said in the past I'd try to keep TGTAP online for as long as I'm alive, I have occasionally wondered about the long term future, like really long term, and not just about this website but any in a similar position. I mean, can you imagine coming back here in another 10 years? 20 years? What about 50 years? Some of us probably won't even be alive at that point. The internet could and probably will look very different then. Interest in GTA could be dead too and at some point it may not be worth keeping the website online any more. A number of huge GTA fansites have already closed for good in the past couple of years, GTAGaming and GTAWarehouse are two big names no longer operating. GTAGaming was arguably the next biggest site after GTANet, so if they had to shutdown already the future doesn't look too bright for the rest of. I don't think TGTAP will be the next one though, but sadly it's not a favourable trend we're seeing with videogame fansites these days. P.S. if anyone is reading this in the future and needs to contact me for any reason and is unable to do so here, I'm not particularly difficult to find elsewhere on the Internet. I don't publicly give out my email address but my personal website (https://chrisphillips.uk/) links to places where I can be found.
  2. In a somewhat surprising move from Rockstar today, a big update for the mobile version of Chinatown Wars was released on iOS. The app is now universal - previously Rockstar had separate iPhone and iPad versions - and new features have been added bringing it in line with the company's other mobile releases in the GTA III trilogy. These include support for MFi controllers, retina display, customisable controls, and the app is now optimised for the new iPhone 6 and 6+ devices. And for the first time ever, Chinatown Wars is now available for Android devices, including Google Nexus Player, Amazon Kindle tablets and Fire phones, and Fire TV. The app is priced at £2.99 ($ 5.99). Initial app ratings from users appear to be largely positive! Links to all versions are below. App download links: iOS Android Amazon
  3. Chris

    Alive Check

    I don't do anything with the website any more but don't wish to take it down or anything, so it will remain online for the foreseeable future. As for the forums, I've thought about turning them offline as it's clear to see there is barely any activity whatsoever these days. In fact I think aside from GTAForums, pretty much every fansite forum is dead now. Everyone moved to social media. But as with the website, I will probably leave them open for the time being, if any members want to reconnect with one another then they can do so. Out of curiosity, what brought you back here Dmac?
  4. Rockstar successfully launched GTA: San Andreas on iOS devices last month, followed by yet another unfortunate launch on Android a week before Christmas where no one was able to actually download the game on launch day. Naturally, Rockstar made good with an update to the Android version the next day, and the iOS version also received an update yesterday fixing a few bugs, and now they have finally officially announced the game's availability with a new trailer. Rockstar says GTA: San Andreas for mobile devices is the best looking yet, and features re-mastered, high-resolution graphics including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models. San Andreas on Android also supports compatible USB and Bluetooth Android controllers including the popular MOGA brand series. The iOS version also supports various controllers. If you haven't already got it you can get it for £4.99 ($ 6.99) for your iOS, Android, or Kindle HDX device from the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore respectively. The Windows Phone version is apparently still coming soon. To celebrate the mobile release, Rockstar will be giving away 10 limited edition prize packs filled with various San Andreas gear.
  5. As part of the celebration of San Andreas' 10th anniversary, Rockstar have removed the Xbox Originals version of the game from sale in the Xbox Marketplace, and will be re-releasing it as part of Xbox 360's Games on Demand service. This re-release will feature 720p resolution, enhanced draw distance and support for achievements. As of yet there is no word on pricing, but we'll update this as soon as we hear anything. Rockstar have confirmed a list of achievements that will be available on their support page. In addition to those mentioned there will also be 11 hidden achievements, if you want to know what those are you'll have to wait, as even XboxAchievements.com does not yet seem to know what they are. NOTE: Customers who had already bought the Xbox Originals version will still have access to that. But if they decide to upgrade to the re-release on Games on Demand, their save games will not be compatible. Meanwhile, Rockstar are offering 40% off on the mobile version of San Andreas, as well as Vice City and GTA III. If you don't already own any of them, check out the links below: San Andreas: $ 3.99 (save 43%) - iOS | Android | Amazon Vice City: $ 2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon GTA III: $ 2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon
  6. @brewyorkbeer Hi, https://t.co/JCT9a4fTZk and https://t.co/0TNULJ5rOm sound identical. Are these actually the same beer? I will merge if so.

  7. @deyabrewery Very Hoppy Caterpillar is on at @ThePilcrowPub as "Hoppy Little Caterpillar"... Did you actually rename or is this a mistake?

  8. @cloudwaterbrew I hate to be 'that guy' but it's Ekuanot, not Eukanot

  9. This Friday, 25th January, you can join Rockstar from 4-7PM GMT (11AM-2PM EST) and play in a variety of multiplayer modes from GTA IV, The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony, on all 3 platforms. For a chance at getting invited into a game you'll need to add one of the devs to your friends list. During this time, Rockstar will open the sweepstakes page where you'll have a chance to win a GTA V prize pack in the giveaway, which include t-shirts and stickers. For more information check the newswire article.
  10. Chris

    The Nxa sun master 3627

    Nah mate.
  11. Chris

    Introduce Yourself..

    If you've just joined then post in here to introduce yourself
  12. Chris

    Post your mugshots v3!

    The latest topic for you to all post your ugly mugs here I don't have any new pics to start us off so hopefully someone else can do the honours. It's about time for a new thread anyway, the old one was filling with pages of broken links and there were arguments forming on so many pages. Hopefully we'll have none of that this time. I'm sure you all heard your mothers' says "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" - we won't be strictly enforcing it but please be nice. The thread is just a bit of fun for everyone to see what each other really looks like. Comments/discussion is of course allowed. But please contribute something rather than descending into argument If you have no new pics but wanna get some from the old threads: v1 March '04 - December '05 v2 January '06 - March '09 EDIT: Ok never mind, I'll start with a couple of relatively recent pics:
  13. Yeah sorry about this I'm really busy at the moment. Please know that the extent of the "hack" or "malware" was the same as before - simply a piece of javascript which redirects users to random websites, not even for phishing usually, just to get them pageviews and ad revenue it seems. It was removed within 24 hours of Google notifying us. We'd actually waited this long to make sure it didn't come back, and in this time we have upgraded both PHP and the IPS forum software itself to the latest and most secure, stable versions. We believe all these factors should permanently fix the problem now. It seems like it was a flaw in IPS 3.x that allowed the malicious content through in the first place. Google has now been notified of its removal so hopefully the warnings will disappear shortly.
  14. RT @GeoChallengeApp: It's finally here! GeoChallenge 1.4 is out now. Also… 50% off Pro upgrade - just £0.79/$0.99/0,99€ (limited time) http…

  15. RT @GeoChallengeApp: It's finally here! GeoChallenge 1.4 is out now. Also… 50% off Pro upgrade - just £0.79/$0.99/0,99€ (limited time) http…

  16. Hey @TheBeerHawk will you be getting any of @cloudwaterbrew's DIPA v8 in stock? If so, when?

  17. Today marks the release of Bikers, a big new free DLC for GTA Online. Lots of new content in this one including Motorcycle Clubs, Clubhouses, Businesses, 13 new vehicles, 5 new weapons, loads of new clothes and tats, and a new adversary mode. Probably best to let Rockstar go into detail about all that so check out the Newswire article for more info on that. Trailer below.
  18. [email protected] selection of “back in stock” beers is just one out of stock beer… lol #firstworldanarchy https://t.co/pdAgzzxoXM

  19. Good news for those of you who were fans of The Lost and Damned; the next free DLC update for GTA Online will be in the form of biker gangs. Rockstar haven't given an exact release date for this yet (other than Coming Soon™), here's what they have to say about it: We'll keep you updated as to when we'll be seeing this released in game.
  20. The latest free DLC for GTA Online is out now in the shape of Cunning Stunts. Good news for everyone who likes to perform stunning... stunts in the game. Of course there's also the usual addition of brand new cars, clothing, accessories and whatnot. Unfortunately there's no way to create your own stunt races yet, though Rockstar have pointed out that this will be forthcoming on the 2nd of August, as well as more races and vehicles. If you want to win yourself some GTAV merch then Rockstar also have a sweepstakes open right now you can enter. If not, you could watch the trailer below, or you could read the full details on this update, or if that's not your thing there's always the full detailed patch notes.
  21. Might give it a go anyway and see if it improves in time.

    1. Nate10

      Nate10

      what do you mean chris?

    2. Chris

      Chris

      Hmm... I think this was probably in reply to someone on twitter, I actually forgot the forums pulls statuses from there.

    3. Nate10
  22. RT @GaryLineker: The worst defeat in our history. England beaten by a country with more volcanoes than professional footballers. Well playe…

    1. Spider-Vice

      Spider-Vice

      That looks like a really interesting type of beer.

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