Living Life to the Fullest

Ramblings of a diverse female

GTA IV Fun April 16, 2010

Last night me and some of the boys from the BPC got together online and played Grand Theft Auto IV. It didn’t start out well. A few weeks ago, Rockstar released a patch that was supposed to fix the friend list issue where you can only see 50 people on your list. What we at the BPC did was create a new user account with _gta at the end so only those people would be on our friend list. We had some new players join us, so they had to set up their account before we could start playing. So an hour later, we actually started playing.

You would think that after all this time since the game was released that they would really fix that issue. I haven’t checked their website yet, but I’m sure they have been flooded with complaints that the issue is not resolved.

Despite that, we played one game of Car Jack City, then went into Free Mode, where you can wonder around Liberty City doing whatever you want. It takes a lot to kill each other in this mode, so we mostly drove around doing crazy stunts. Took helicopters to the top of the highest building and base jumped. And while the boys were jumping a helicopter at the airport, I practiced rolling cars so that I can go for the Rolled Over trophy. It’s one of the last ones I need in single player and it’s been a pain to get.

At the end of the night, we all flew in a helicopter to the statue of Happiness and jumped out to see the beating heart inside. A couple of the guys haven’t seen it yet. There is a trick to seeing it though, and it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do. You have to align the helicopter just right and then jump from it and land in a particular spot. Av, one of the youngest in our group, made it on the first try. I died 3 times jumping out, missing the mark and so did others. They were still trying when I logged out. My headset died and it’s no fun playing if you can’t talk. I’ll ask them today if they saw it.

Free Mode was fun, but next time I’m ready for objective based missions. I like those best.


Episodes from Liberty City April 14, 2010

I was very happy that Episodes from Liberty City was released yesterday. There are two games on the disc; The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony. They were released for the XBOX last year as separate games. Yesterday they were bundled together for release on the Playstation 3 (PS3).


When I got home from Best Buy, I put the disc in the PS3 and waited while the game installed. Finally after about 20 minutes, it gave me the option to play either TLaD or TBoGT. I chose TBoGT. I watched the opening sequence, which started with the big bank heist that Niko and Packie pulled off in GTA IV. The main character in TBoGT, Luis, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, a customer at the bank. It then shows Luis answering questions about the robbery, then afterwards he starts walking down the street. One cut scene shows Niko driving a car while Luis crosses the street. Which I have to wonder why they were still so close to the bank.

I’ve only played 3 missions so far and I’m watching all the cut scenes. I always do when play a game for the first time. So far, throughout the cut scenes, various characters from GTA IV are shown, which I think is cool.


Today I played The Lost and Damned. Again, I saw Niko walking down the sidewalk in a cut scene. I like the motorcycle gang theme. Kinda reminds me of the show ‘Sons of Anarchy’. And I’m a motorcyclist myself.

I’ve only played one mission so far and raced one race. Failed miserably on that. I’ll give it another go tomorrow.


Grand Theft Auto January 23, 2010

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I would have to say the Grand Theft Auto series is my absolute favorite game of all time. Crazy, right? Unusual for a woman, right? Not really. I know the game has had it’s share of controversy over the years because of how some of the women in the game are dipicted, and yeah, I don’t like some of it, but the game play overall is awesome.

When GTA IV came out I had a standard TV. I didn’t think the graphics were all that great based on the comments people left in the PS3 forums on how awesome the graphics were. So I decided to buy a HDTV. WOW!! What a huge difference. I was able to see things so much better. And I knew it would make a difference. I just hated the thought of spending money on a TV when I had one that worked perfectly well.

I’ve played every GTA game made for the Playstation. And right now I’m trying to think of which one is my absolute favorite. I’ll need some time.