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BlackListedB last won the day on August 14 2020

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  1. a VERY recent YouTube video... 2023, explores the Rockstar Games retro title that got forgot... ChinatownWars As my memory fails, I seem to attribute this game to the info that Gameboy Advance system programmers were hired to do GTA Mobile platform titles; the Story Series LC and VC the YouTuber is just a fan gamer, but points out ChinaTown Wars enters it's 14 years out on the market... can you find physical copies?? HaHa BTW Admin; where is the right place for CTW discussion... I don't even remember ....so long ago
  2. a 2 year old YouTube fan effort popped up on my radar, leading to other suggestions exploring beyond cut-scene narrative, but attempts time line backstory narrative from an attentive and effected, intrigued gamer See below; Thoughts on Roman's brother... besides ability at darts, drinking, or bowling? Just kidding there... Roman is beloved too, for comic relief
  3. addendum, less spell check, but even without GTA5 as a guideline, I thought GTA should have any number of playable characters, man, women, old, young....but not too.... animals as you'll also recall, showed up in GTA5 already, if you found and ate a ''shroom'' you'll know of whence I speak. Just ignore the above ''just'' it was a typo of sorts, the idea didn't just occur to me as it implies. The Woke reference is that GTA is supposedly employing Woke-ness... I say No Way, on that front!
  4. I never utter words like Cancel Culture or Woke [agenda] as a life-long US resident, it only seemed to circle the police indifference in the past 5 years perhaps?? I bring the subject up ONLY because it made the legit ''news'' discussions exploring Social Media response to the official RockstarGames GTA VI WTH PPL? A respectable news outlet decided there was dignity in a response, putting up perhaps an example of 'Click-bait' I read over their highlighted new, and Improved Twitter-Elon Musk scented X scribes I doubt they... the crusaders of what is Woke, can tell us ''newbs'' what it means, it sounds like Woke might describe those fresh off the proverbial turnip-truck As the saying used to go....oh, right... before your time Haha the gist appears to be summed up in a new fervor of attack...maybe it's Cyber-bullying of sorts, to create a non-existent argument for Politically Correct gaming long over-due, apparently... But there appeared a complaint in there about being subject to a female protagonist! OMG... Stop the Presses!!! I, myself, just wagered on the GTA series future game idea of playing as woman, and like RDR now, before it, can garner more women actually playing the more predominantly male-orientated crime franchise... any, really
  5. Sam Houser, I read, was staying much more out of the limelight these days Besides anonymous leaks, the Pandemic brought a lot more celebrity Podcasts to the YouTube venue, and one ex-employee started a blog to talk GTA and his experience on it, Rockstar didn't formally take action but he heard they weren't too happy via mutual friends, and pulled his Blog down, damn shame really If you're a die-hard, you'll remember EDGE magazine discussing GTA4 like no one else had or has
  6. Besides a cool Metallica Killing Joke cover, or SNL Bears football sketch [Da Bears??] We have to steel ourselves for a long wait I suspected a drop in a year, not two! ... so hopefully not that long into Decade No2 GTA6 trailer was referred to beforehand as a teaser, then I read it was 90 seconds long, much better than expected! Lots to ponder, look over, analyze ... The Hype made it to BBC World News 'crawl' on local PBS Weather channel!! their minor headline said; ''breaking down the trailer, in 97 seconds'', something like that I wager it's on their website but didn't check it out... yet Grand Theft reports I have seen touch on Jason, male lead I believe, along with Lucia Perhaps you saw one site saying fans think there's a Red Dead Redemption connection there! I rather doubt that , but what springs to mind is 'Jason' from GTA4 side plot for Lost & the Damned... He was definitely a stand out character for the storyline, time lines being a modern setting, rather then 1911 time frame in American history, a connection like interconnected businesses and locations across the fictionalized USA Rockstar is still mining, I do expect some 'in-joke' type connections somewhere As an aside; another report on Take 2 mentioned Streuss Zelnick commenting on an idea he thinks gamers should pay more for the same game based on more hours entertainment they get out of it, but that seems flawed off the bat GTA-Online over 10 plus years, with RDR-O and any other Multi-player online model costs more right off the bat, it ain't free Lifetime Service!
  7. This could go under GTA 6 heading as I think we'll all be focused on that upcoming [mis]Adventure, but I decided to put it in Gen Disc... Graphics are a hot topic when you consider we are now in a new era of Forced Obsolescence The Consoles in particular that we buy ether for Network and spec advantage, or killer apps; We're now forced to 'bin' to put it one way... all old computers and consoles in 2023 How could that be, it's rather well known Rockstar announced GTA Six will only work on Microsoft Xbox latest 'boxes', and Playstation 5 alone, no PC mentioned... go figure However, for PCs you might require....might.... a little something called API Direct X Gaming graphics under control of a latest, greatest Windows OS, at the moment, still Windoze 11, but Microsoft, who ties in DX12 etc, has decided TPM, or built in protections should be better regulated under Intel motherboards. This news came out just in the past year but it means that anything older then 2018 and even 018 Technology , might just be deemed too old and risky to support going forward. Thankfully I got a platform from 2020 but it's essentially entry level Win11 Gaming on PC with 2019 requirements or better, will be a costly proposition More to the new trailer 'take-aways', I feel the graphics I'm seeing are rather removed from both RDR & RDR 2 They just don't scream anything above and beyond PS4 [Sony] capabilities as far as environments and peds, however... new console spec can definitely assist the large Scale expected New locations in one game can be interiors, underwater, caves, under buildings, and travel-to locations by airport or other...
  8. Hey all, just to say this 55 plus year old kid, back to feeling 10 years younger with GTA Six now officially 'dropped' despite so much unexpected hacker leaks. I missed seeing virtually all leaks, but caught the response. Now 10 years on, 5 years of solid Red Dead Redemption as well, time to compare what is at least a cut-scene movie likely to be a bit different come 2025 [fall???] but hopeful end result to real world, hands-on environment game play.... my example here is AI dramatization of a police chase on foot of a 'perp' in GTA5 that virtually doesn't happen in-game. I played GTA, RDR, Uncharted almost exclusively... pretty much the only games holding my attention, and one franchise appears over, forever... sadly Sony-Naughty Dog's Uncharted, so fun and well crafted, can't help but be sad for. GTA6 trailer, on the other hand, brings to mind, dodging deadly animal attacks in urban sunny setting, not unlike RDR2 and having GTA San An type riotous gangs of motorized miscreants
  9. I thought I better see about some REAL PPL updates here on the friendliest, most inactive gaming site in the World, and yes, I'm still alive, and not plagued by the Virus ... Just reporting via laptop in the park here, that I'm avoiding cabin fever I don't normally have by just getting away from my truly obnoxious neighbor who is also a Stay at home-body, seems he nearly never goes out, and his mom or main came over to vacuum! ARGH, terrible racket he makes from time to time, but both hands on the controller, firmly in-the-game, I've spent more time concentrating on missions in GTA5 than I ever have, Without much of any cheating, and a misplaced Brady guide I know I bought for the game, I've been infinitely exploring the game's virtual avenues of you will. It's been too long since I contributed, and Stay At Home virus mandates around the world did cause an actual spike in online gaming, making the news. So... What aspect of your gaming life changed recently? Comment for God's sake, people, don't leave this site home to the bots and mindless spambots.. I don't commune with them, EVER! haha GTA5 is still a breath of fresh air if you took the long way around in playing straight through ie. taking the scenic route. Trying out-of-mission chaos and run and hide, attack tactics, which help in the slower police response you tend to get in the actual missions... I find it strange, the same number of Wanted level stars, and yet the police response hindering progress is tangibly lightened, make no mistake, I'm not lodging a complaint. Missions can still be hectic, but fast and proficient gamers can likely be bored by the lack of frenzy at times. GTA5 having fair to total involvement of brother developer Dan Houser, no mentioned as retiring in a way... along with earlier leaving of Les (Leslie) Benzies... writing, elements, voiced characters will all take a creative hit in future games, how do you think we might notice their deficiencies? How do you think the gaming plot and dialog holds up over these now seemingly many years?? I find it refreshing that it cracks me up to no end, the dysfunction leveled on poor Michael Townley aka DeSanta from his own f'd up family, and Trevor's involvement, his hell bent destructive nature while just looking for a mate, it seems, or some love from...well, anybody! hahaha
  10. I mentioned in the CTW thread I got iPods dirt cheap at a thrift store in Minnesota called Savers, Don't know how wide spread the chain is, but they're usually better then the Goodwills in town. Also a non profit called Freegeek turned around donated Apple iPads, just first and second gens so far, but dirt cheap as noted above. The most I paid was my first Apple iPad from Savers for $80 bucks, turns out that's eBay's price as well, so no real steal there. Thanks to buying GTA3 for iPod Touch and having it work on 4th gen spec, I used my account on the first 2nd gen IPad I bought, white with the camera built in and IIRC 16GB of memory versus 32GB for the Ipod Touch. Anywho, it downloaded easily to the more powerful, newer iPad 2nd gen with bigger screen and more power to show off the ware. I will say that it's a quirky control scheme, but you can adapt, and it's neat it's so easy to use and DL was valid for both Apple product thanks to iTunes working favorably this time (versus the usual complaints about the proprietary system)
  11. I've still to buy a working PSP Vita, but I did get Apple iPad 1 and 2 the past year or so, and several IPOD Touch 4th gens, however, they did a sweeping change from 256MB internal operating Memory to 512MB and A4 to A5 processors as I understand it, thus the iOS updates and subsequent iTunes iStore compatibility are in turn effected. I do so hope again hope that Rockstar have a future plan to save Sony PS Vita, I'll keep advocating for the system!!
  12. Just my current musing shared here,. to add to the long drought of being away, my wish as I keep playing the old GTAs, etc. Is for some more thought of Rockstar adding DLC for single player, it seems with the goofy Hot Wheels tracks in GTAOnline and everything else breaking away from traditional GTA into Saint's Row territory has lost most of my interest in what makes GTA and Rockstar more unique. They are playing favorites when they try any favorable scheme, however, not against another Zombie spinoff for RDR2, however, it seems to me there is a strong horror reality vibe of sorts, and some SciFi leanings in it already. GTA as you know, as reality based as that series is, played to the idea of something 'Other-worldly'. The reason for this post is about lacking Single Player substance threat continuing despite the promise of more console power and ever increasing memory and storage. To me, Rockstar do spend the most, or brunt of their time at least, making a map to play in, thusly it can't have usable exploits based around the amount of missions in it's entirety, but one thought did occur to me for DLC, just as SIngle player mode had expanded with more music and cars-vehicles, Why not add new character NPCs to task missions in new locations left unexploited originally? For SP specifically
  13. I'm still alive and over 52 years of age now, as old as some of my heroes it seems, People I respected are usually older than I am, and a lot of the celeb heroes are dying the past few years. I'm alarmed, but my mission is to carry the flag for what they represented as long as I can. GTA and RDR don't often get the top game accolades by the general gaming press, but we know better. I'm back playing GTA5 in fact, and will soon the older games, in the fact that GTA4 celebrated it's 10th anniversary to nary any fanfare. I hope the forum stays up, GTAForums is at times too crowded and active for more one on one, family vibe. And the haters are still there as I've seen. Don't want to provoke more ire
  14. I'm starting a new thread given the extremely lax community here, including the managers and agents of TGTAP. I've been away only out of respect for the slow nature of this forum versus the other MAJOR GTA forum we shall not name anymore. I was a long vocal member of the other GTA forum but you just can't be as online all the time Twitter and Facebook wise here sadly. I wish you guys would step up your 'online game' Not just be a supporter, but practitioner . OK, rant outta the way, this is a late breaking Rockstar news report not coming from SLOW Rockstar itself, still spending mucho time promoting GTA5 Online, my guess 3 years in is it will sooner or later take a backseat to a new game online, GTA6 and or RDR2 [3] Here's what's not said, had the game come out, it would be a rare Rockstar entry into the first 3rd party developers' support for the newest platform, and best yet; Xbox One X formerly known as Scorpio http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/red-dead-redemption-2-release-date-news-rumours-and-trailers-round-up-2912356
  15. Very sad to hear of the nearly 90 year old Sir Roger Moore passing away, since I've been gone we've also lost Allman Brother founder Gregg Allman and others. Sir Roger Moore was Commander Bond when I started going to see the most successful cinema series in history. He was a favorite not only in the role but as other parts he played in his illustrious career. Near on 10 years ago, Sir Sean Connery was asked about reprising his role in a 4th (at the time) Indiana Jones, and he said he was having 'just too much damn fun being retired'! Keep in mind, Sean Connery, the seemingly older then the rest of the Bonds is nearly as old as Roger Moore was so we wish him the best of health, and yes, do something for the public if even a cameo, we love their winning charismatic charm on the big screen. Sorely missed already. RIP
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