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    Grand Theft Auto SIX

    Yep, soon as you know what you get from GTA V, the ideas for it's successor are already being tossed around. Most forums just aren't going that far to pick and choose ideas that are likely to be forgotten by the time we're all waiting around for a new GTA game, However, there are things we can expect or hope for all along the way, http://www.gamesradar.com/gta-6-release-date-trailer-gameplay/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_95834 Improved radio is still a major WishList item, even with Rockstar proclaiming it's the most ambitious and proud achievement with GTA V in Rolling Stone's article, I feel it's really not far removed from GTA IV, which most people I heard from say didn't live up to Vice City or the original GTA San Andreas. I concur in that overall, you were happy with more then one or two tracks on any given station, and this might be hard to agree with both GTA IV and V, I would say, you're likely to say 2 tracks or so grew on you over time, but as I mentioned, USA radio I'm aware of won't be playing as International a playlist as it seems Rockstar feel represent their locations, but again, I don't live on either coast either. I'd like to hear more from you USA players out there, what you think in this regard? GTA needs revamping vehicles more then not, so we don't see improved versions of last year's models. GTA V is satisfying for new rides, but it also just cut and pasted some familiar rides, a disappointment there. Location could still be an island as presented, but less in character with any iconic US location, or more fictional....would it really hurt the series to do this? It could, I grant you. Animals in an urban or country setting in modern era times, it's what GTA V brings new to the table, but not nearly as convincing as Red Dead Redemption did, and had many gamers hoping to see just as much cross-pollination going from Rockstar San Diego back to North. I can see where there won't be a direct assimilation but they are taking away from what's been learned thus far. The comments section at least here, they leave a lot to be desired, as most are really really wishful thinking, but more down to earth is the idea that if robberies and stealth, or planning are part of the mix in GTA gameplay, burglaries of homes could return, characters with different lifestyles and wealth needs, different family dynamics also what we see GTA branching into, as they mention with multiple protagonists, and having a woman lead are all real advances that Rockstar likely have thought of as well.
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    Retro Rockstar Origins

    The recent news of possible Rockstar North documentary and an earlier download I'd done and forgotten for their first big hit, thinking back to the book JACKED's details, I thought to offer yet another article to you gamer friends to ponder. Offer hopefully here, your thoughts on this path to Rockstar's position in the gaming World today, 2015. Back in 2001 the horrible events of the 9/11 terror attacks cast a shadow far and wide, not least of which was New York division of Rockstar finalizing GTA III. Prior to this, the main point of this article; State Of Emergency How do you think State of Emergency effected gaming and GTA, and Rockstar's path forward. Reports early on is that it was a hit but forgotten among other events at the time, over-shadowed. I can't recall the whole of the events of the time, but just as GTA became a success, Vice City eclipsed GTA 3 in the fastest release schedule Rockstar has offered for the GTA franchise. I believe. Weigh in with your thought....
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    Online Gaming TOO busy?

    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
  4. 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)
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    Which platform do you prefer to play GTA Chinatown Wars on?

    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!!
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    Alive Check

    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
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    TWD showdown with Negan

    Negan's company and oppression of Rick's group, our heroes of the series basically, begged the question of who will be picking up the pieces after a looming major conflict? And what will happen to old Trevor Philips?!? Are favorite voice character from GTA5 because he's lovably malicious, but not nearly as much as Negan appears to be.... As I predicted however in The Walking Dead, even if you don't or didn't follow the graphic novel comics, of which I saw some printed up in the press for the show, I got an idea of some major differences between the two story versions, still I think the AMC show has the best possible version of the Walking Dead story to tell, and as more groups are discovered, the unlikely alliances could help Rick's group win back their soverienty
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    RDR and XBOX1X

    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
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    A Bond Farewell....

    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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    More, more more...of a Good Thing

    Grand Theft Auto 5 online updated this Tuesday without fanfare from this site, I've been Absent off playing with tech toys BTW, but Chris and the Mods here MUST be slippin' The landing page Updated with Rockstar New News is lagging seriously behind Rockstar's own Newswire. I get a text from Trip Mills saying that Red Dead Redemption is delayed until next year, Why am I not surprised?? Well, it seems Rockstar do bite off more then they can chew, but video gaming as a whole is better off for it. Just saying Trip was pretty upset. Imagine the work needed for fleshing out just the AI and landscape, add in the story and characters, dialog... sans much music compared to GTA! You have 3 years of development on average, more then a lot of other studio's games. Not by much though, with today's gaming horsepower. While I'm on about RDR2 as an aside, the delay could mean more tayloring for the forthcoming Scorpio Xbox system GTAOnline had a massive update for ...as it seems, only PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Leaving out the older console versions, this is sad, but I think it's the step toward future fulfillment of the system tech heavy requirements to keep adding and fleshing out detail. Again though, online mode seems ever increasingly over-crowded compared to the bare-bones single player side of things. I was and am, always hoping they'll add in some offline extras in the mean-time. I believe GTAOnline does serve not only as promo add in life for the franchise's last gen offering, but also a way for developers at Rockstar to embellish with programming in real time, and hopefully that aids all the games going forward '
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    Red Dead Redemption 2, now official!

    There's been plenty of debate about Rockstar losing perspective on their own software lineage, it's one thing for a fan to forget the original game that got the ball rolling, but Rockstar should be proud of the fact, they attempting something fresh that wasn't being done in videogaming often. A Western interactive historical dramedy haha Also, the fact that since the PS3, and exclusive title we hoped might only be delayed a year was shelved for God knows how long, the suggested idea being a game of covert espionage or Cold War Spy game theme, perhaps a noire like James Bond set in the mid to late 70s, I forget the title proposed for that at the moment, but it was to be more or less exclusive to the PS3's Cell processor hardware, and now the MS Scorpio looks to bring about a platform sharing gaming divide again
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    Red Dead Redemption 2, now official!

    Yeah, it's been a week of crazy speculation and a map that leaked for RDR2 cited as coming out in April thereabouts. I saw one leaked image and in the trailer, the same location appears shown, so I had little doubt it was to be an RDR successor, but why call it RDR2. when it's in actuality part of the lineage began with Red Dead Revolver? No matter, it's closest relations will be RDR (1) and GTA4 and 5, I say GTA 5 in particular because Rockstar's gaming engine developed for GTA4 as I recall it, RAGE... Has basically become the fruits of labor for Rockstar San Diego and Rockstar North sharing what works from the separate projects to master the coding and design needed for all Rockstar's digital playgrounds. The Digital Sandbox and third person perspective continue... I believe most advances one can expect will be present, like swimming, boating to a greater extent, and more interacting with animals and peds. Also I wager there MAY be a chance we can switch in and out of more then one or two characters as GTA5 permits. The idea works rather flawlessly, and it broke new ground for Rockstar and video gaming in general. So looking forward to NEXT Christmas.... This year's will be just another one
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    Worst Year EVER!?

    Not for new games, media, concerts, but for deaths of notable artists on TV, film, and in music, actually going on two years now, most of who I idolized growing up have passed on or retired from the arts genres. Bill Paxton and host of the seminal Turner Movie Classics' Robert Osborne have passed on recently, and we lost a founding member of Rock and Roll, Mr. Chuck Berry. I really long more and more for a past we can never recapture, but gaming will keep getting better, but hoping we don't lose sight of what made the classics classic in the first place!!
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    Microsoft's Upcoming Scorpio

    Hey guys, gals; It's been too long without constant updates on a weekly basis. My current job has me in a magazine distribution center, I have access to whatever interesting reads come in the place. Not a lot, mind you, since it's more specialized reading and mundane and boring at best, BUT that doesn't exclude Porn, music, movies, and TECH! as well, for me, tech includes gaming!! Just this past week the latest Xboxc official magazine arrived (one copy only as well!) announcing big games anticipated in 2017, of course they toot the Microsoft horn but in an article announcing rumors from developers on MS's followup to Xbox One and it's BD revision; Xbox Scorpio due at the end of the year, if not delayed, will coincide more so incidently then they'd like to think.... with Rockstar Games' best title to date; Red Dead Redemption 2. Biggest question there is, will it be geared for the new system, will it disallow older PS4 and Xbox One?! Will it be offered in two technically capable versions as GTA5 was?? Well, speculate all you want here on the forums, OUT LOUD, please...but remember mums still pretty much the word on what will really happen. HOWEVER, even Maximum PC magazine predicts that Scorpio could rival most gaming PCs of the modern era, and they would never say something like that normally!!
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    General Motors in 'third place'

    What are your feelings as fans of car driving games, one can assume from your preoccupation with Grand Theft Auto. The state of affairs for General Motors in recent years has been hard for a GM fan to watch, and it continues to plague them in finding a way to restructure and rub the tarnish out. Become a World Leader in the Car manufacturing market once again. Near the turn of the Century, 1900, General Motors did so with Cadillac, LaSalle, and their dedicated and unique Design Studio, which had intended to do what specific Coach Builders did more exclusively for upscale clientele. Making custom design touches possible on a mass market car, using the assembly line. We know Henry Ford did this the best, but only because he said you can have any car you like, so long as it's black! hahaha
  16. I would advise staff and all legit visitors that my Antivirus upgrade, trusted complicity .... warns me away from these forums because there are Phishing website links present, could be mod links people may want you visiting, or their game-play exploits that will ultimately harm your own computer in the process... Even if they are blissfully unaware and unprotected. I would say the Spambots to be sure, are nothing but harmful and annoying. Just surf here with EXTREME CAUTION!! This is not an idle threat or a false positive. We've seen the spambotting going on across the board, typically postings originating outside the USA and UK. That said, I hope Chris, webmaster and staff can pay some attention and hopefully remove these current threats. I like to feel safe clicking on something. Also, I took a slight hiatus on these forums to allow other posters to get a 'word in edgewise' I'm still around ... however! HAHA
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    Harmful Phish detected...HERE!

    Been away from the site so as not to post as frequently as I had and allow you all some extra time, but this is crazy, even worse then before, no one's contributing worthy new material and the spammers are taking over as Google yet again advises people to stay away from the site due to Malware links phishing for your personal information, identity theft or worse?!?!?! So, yeah, Chris and others Moderating might want to consider why users are being turned away from this site as though it were itself malware or malicious in intent. China or Russia hacking into the USA elections, it CAN and HAS happened, along with multiple legit business cyber attacks. Got to stay on top of it
  18. Google advises WARNING, Phishing attempts from TGTAP forums!!! Be aware of unknown links

  19. Yep, noted on that OTHER forum, then Googled, reports and rumors, and suggestions along with a sweeping mountain third-person view still image suggest that perhaps Rockstar will soon announce the long awaited Rockstar Games San Diego followup to Red Dead Redemption ... the 3rd. (joke refers to Saint's Row) Actually people think of it as the first western in Rockstar's canon, but obviously few remember Red Dead Revolver on PS2 Anywho, reports seem to suggest Mafia the only contender to annual sports games franchises for this year, and a reveal of RDR successor or Grand Theft Auto 6 news. I'll leave you to speculate further ALSO, I am now 50 years old, nearly the oldest gamer active online anywhere these days it seems! Yesterday I turned the Big Five Oh
  20. It's been too long since we've chatted about The Walking Dead, seems last post was about last season, in fact! I hoped we'd get some of the same comments and thoughts that GTAF gets on the really popular shows.... at the very least. When I noted that Steven Ogg was debuting last night on The Walking Dead, I thought there's nearly no better 'world' for his like to operate in as a variation on GTA 5's Trevor Philips!! I wondered who even noticed since the Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick failed to mention him! Damn, I'm flabbergasted about that. On the show you had Scott Gimple and creator Robert Kirkman give aiding insight into what Season 6 represents and a perhaps, major turning point in the series thus far. Kirkman suggests even, that the series could continue for seasons to come, making it sound like a long near 10 year run for the Walking Dead original series could happen. I recall Scott G or someone else detailing that an end for it had already been thought out, that the comics and TV series would align at certain points and perhaps end at the same juncture. That's anyone's guess... As is who of Rick's group paid the ultimate price for interfering with the Saviors and the Hilltop Community's unsavory relationship. What we do know is that both Rick's group and Hilltop Community with 'Jesus', they're not very scary people surviving at the end of the day, they know they have to fight hostiles and they battle that morality all the time, of which we see Carol struggling most this season, so it seems. I am already convinced, and I'll say I'd bet that the one in our group since season 1 to finally be dispatched is non other then..... (SPOILER ALERT..... or is it??) I'm convinced since the show aired that it's our group's leader, although others at GTAF pointed out the Cliffhanger ending was a major disappointment for them, not for me. Kirkman mentioned clues as to who is dispatched from Our Group... and I think those clues were references to Carl more then anyone else, and obviously asking who the group's leader is. Others (that other forum I wish to remain nameless) mentioned that the lead protagonist cannot die in a series.... that's illogical from a writer's standpoint anyway, the idea of suspense and challenging your readers... or viewers, is that you expect one thing, and get another. SURPRISE!!
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    PSP er, PSV....vita... life expectancy report

    Addendum Appending.... I hope Chris and his mod team will allow me some leeway as far as add ons to the posts I made, I hoped for some fluid conversation as always, but here it's like pulling teeth. Seems you guys always have your own agenda, mods for GTA, online gameplay with GTA5 or other. I will of course some of these postings were more inspiring to you all, but I feel as ardent diehard gamers, WE HAVE to show our support for the Sony or Microsoft hardware to get game makers on board and not jumping ship, petitions or vocal as hell, whatever means works is what's required. Don't sit on your hands with closed mouth as the gaming future passes by subject to the whims of non gamers!! The PS Vita issue is obviously important to me and I have to share this very interesting article on the matter... http://www.polygon.com/features/2015/10/29/9409697/playstation-vita-successor-changed-sony-shahid-ahmad-ps4
  22. Sony has a long history of trying to break new ground as Apple does, create in their hopes a paradigm shift in consumer's favorite electronic brand devices. While it would seem PS4 is doing really well up against Xbox One, PS Vita is languishing. Software reports along with any new news is fleeting, yet they remain rather high priced in the used market, and the evolution since 2005 has been a good one but I feel it's come up short and the main area is no Rockstar announcement of support yet. Along with your input regarding the handheld market, which I'd like to see posting about, how is your game systems in use holding up? Any Yellow or Red light of death or E74 like errors plaguing anyone in the past year or so??
  23. The Tragically Hip out of Canada have been on the alternative rock scene for nearly 30 years it seems. Still a tight knit band rocking out there now, despite the lead singer's early 2016 diagnosis of having terminal brain tumor. After some months treating they are undertaking a short Canadian tour to see how things go and promote their latest album. I was a fan in the early 1990s of the bands major Up To Here release. At the time I was getting into Robert Plant's Now and Zen (out touring around that time) and the breakout success of the Black Crowes (Mr. Crowes Garden originally in the late 1980s) The Hip had a big following already and when they toured North America it was surprising to find their already built in support. You can see the press conferences on YouTube about how Gordon is doing, but surgery and chemo have reduced a good size of his tumor so he can integrate somewhat back into the life and career he loves, making music. Be sure to support him and the Hip if they tour near you and check them out as they continue to produce new music while they can. It is terminal and he is expected to have a year or more it sounds like, but eventually his health and life will decline. All God's love for Gord and his love of music and the need to keep it comin'!
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    I haven't been here in a while

    I remember Maco also by way of the photo (selfies) thread on GTAF, you posted there a lot as I recall! hahaha I miss the good old days since I think the future still looks bleak
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    Touchscreen lappies, Win10

    I've been offline forum wise to let you guys post some stuff, but one of my projects is to get Windows free 10 ASAP, but deciding on where to install it is a challenge, one of the best Savers store finds thus far, for me, has been a DV6 series Core i3 tech HP Pavilion, when I looked at variations on the DV theme from HP, I found many, branching in outward design to inside tech changing support. Like Acer's V series, it covers quite a bit of options. Worth a look for keeping a budget built or resto. The idea is to replace the reddish hue worn out 15'6'' screen with a touch capable version, there's an additional connector on the motherboard besides the standard VLDS (IIRC) cable, the LED I believe, 40 odd pin connection. Anyway, if anyone knows about touchscreens, worked on them, poked around under the hood, thought about an upgrade conversion, post here and let me/us know what you find. I love the fact the original RESTORATION Partition HDD was left inside of this laptop when I bought it, so it should be a straight forward upgrade to Win10 given it shipped with the Win7 OS already
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