Archive for April, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV: Latest Impressions *contains spoilers*

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Well, I hope your enjoying Grand Theft Auto IV guys. Otherwise, if you aren’t why the hell arent you? And if you dont have it, go get it!!!

Anyways, the latest impressions from playing the game while playing the PS3 verison mostly (A mate asked for the 360 verison I have…but I got the PS3 verison last night from Tesco…with luck would have it being the last copy as well…£44.79 my fat arse though, Gamestop had it for £39.99…it was lucky my brother was there to lend a fiver as I only had £40) is pretty great.

*spoilers below*

I have just being doing a few messages and missions for Brucie as stealing cars for him (You can access them them via going to Tw@ internet cafe) but also doing a few story missions.

The last mission beforehand had you date a gay person (Also accessable via Tw@ and http://www.love-meet.com) and taking part in a race with Brucie as my passenger.

Thats all I am going to go into as far as story mode.

As far as anything else goes, lets go onto TV. If you dont know what I mean, you can watch TV in your safehouse, featuring a pisstake at Halo but also a dig at the Democratic party in America called Republican Space Rangers (Hillary Clinton has a strong opinion against violent videogames but not as such the female Jack Thompson while Barrack Obama isn’t exactly like Clinton but is not a fan of violent videogames).

There is also a parody of 24 (YES…a parody of 24 which I didnt expect at all considering 24 is my favourite show) called 72 where instead of Jack Bauer trying to stop a terror attack in 24 hours, there is someone else who has a similar name (Cant remember it) who pretty much has to stop a terrorist attack in 3 days with the announcer going “Will he torture everyone of every race and color? I hope so” considering that Jack is torurting someone every 2 seconds in 24.

The TV programs show that Rockstar still has put the great humor in the GTA games into GTA IV…pitty the same cant be said about Ricky Gervais’ guest stint in the game. We were told that when we was appearing in the game, he’d recorded new stuff for the game. And while he did do that, its just not funny.

It shows him on TV (So far, pending on where you are in the game, you can only watch it on TV. Once you lock Algonquin, you can see it for yourself) talking about Stephen Hawkins and war with the Falklands war (“Smack…oww…smack…oww”)being his favourite apparently but also mentions WW2 and Vietnam plus more. Needless to say, I’ve never liked Ricky Gervais and this gives me another reason to add to my list showing my reasons “Why I Hate Ricky Gervais”

There is some static but on TV when you change over channels so it seems to indicate that you will unlock further Channels or at least new episodes of TV shows such as Republican Space Rangers, I’m Rich and the poker event being held in Las Venturas, which is in San Andreas.

Speaking of San Andreas, you get refrences to other GTA and even other Rockstar games. During a commerical for a race around some track on TMT (Cant mind what you called it), it showed them racing round an airport which looked like Los Santos airport in San Andreas (The race wasnt looking this gen, it was last gen, being run on San Andreas for the PS2 most likely)

As for other references in GTA IV of Rockstar Games, in I’m Rich, you see one hell of a brat who’s worth $950 Billion. She is sent by her father to 13 of the finest bording schools in the world, one of them seen in a montage…is Bullworth Academy from Bully/Canis Canem Edit (You can pick it up for the PS2 as Canis Canem Edit or the 360 & Wii as Bully: Scholorship Edition, either way, well worth it)

Finally, there has been reports of freezing and lock-up’s in both verisons of the game for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. In the time, I have spent playing both verisons of the game, I have had no lock-ups, no freezing and no bugs, everything has been plain sailing so far *touches wood*

More impressions before our big review on Saturday at 6pm tomorrow.

Finally, 1 Year and 1 Month to the Day After it Was Unveiled to the World…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Its finally here.

Rockstar Games have finally released the newest editon to their catologue of games…and it’s their best one yet.

Grand Theft Auto IV.

The game was finally released at 12:00am last night after all the buzz surronding it. I couldnt get pictures of it sadly =(

What I also couldnt get was the Playstation 3 verison of the game as (believe it or not, considering you’d think most people would go for the 360 verison) the PS3 verison was completely sold out. But the 360 verison wasn’t so…beggers can’t be choosers so got the standard edition for the 360. Anyways, I’ll be going to Tesco later to get the PS3 verison so not all is lost.

Anyways, this isn’t a review to say the least…but…first impressions are very very good. Halo 3, as good as it was, didnt desevre the hype it did if you compare it to Grand Theft Auto IV in hindsight because, all in all, GTA IV has deserved all the hype and attention it has caught.

New Zealand and Austraila were the first people in the world to get the game but sadly, their verison was watered down to make the game pass as a 15 in NZ and Aus (The highest certficiate there is 15 but an 18 certficiate is being pushed) before Europe, UK and Northern Ireland and America got their hands on it soon after and unlike the Aussies and New Zealand, the game was uncut and given a M rating in America and a 18 certificate elsewhere by the BBFC in the UK, the IFCO of Ireland and PEGI.

Dont forget, our full review is coming this Saturday.

Just to point out, the verison we’ll be doing our review on will be the Xbox 360 verison but like I said before, a comparison review will soon follow.

Dont miss it.

[Credit for the launch pic of Grand Theft Auto IV goes to Videogaming 24/7]

Gamzsone V3: Grand Theft Auto IV – The Situation

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

OK, heres the deal.

There wont be a review of Grand Theft Auto IV within the next 72 hours when the game comes out tonight.

Instead, there will be a written review on Saturday and a video review to soon follow. Either way, there will also be a comparison review to compare the 2 verison of GTA IV between thr Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 verison.

And pretty much so far, all the reviews have been saying that bar a few graphicial stuff, its pretty much identical…or it will be until August when Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto IV: Episode One for the 360.

Anyways, I’ll try and get pics of the local launch going on (Gamzsone V3 Show that was planned for it is being scrapped, we wont have enough time to do all the bits before it)

In the meantime, chins up folks, not long now ;)

PS: I know I said I wouldnt be round this week but I was wrong =D

Dont Forget…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen


I aint gonna be here come next week due to work (Its why I havent been on lately) but dont forget…GRAND THEFT AUTO IV!!! On Tuesday!!!

As in this Tuesday coming, Tuesday April 29th!!!

Dont miss it!

The Kojima Productions – Session 86

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

STOP THE PRESS!!!

Stop painting yourself white.

The new KP report is out, they talk about the recent bootcamp held for gaming sites for Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Online 2.

Listen to it, tis awesome.

The KP Report Session 086 (i-revo)

I’m Bored

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

So bored.

You must be as well.

So here’s a suggestion.

Go paint yourself white.

It has Thom Yorke’s seal of approvel.

2 Weeks Downtime

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Hey guys.

Just to inform you, we have now settled as to when we will have the downtime to change over to WordPress.

We will be doing it between Friday May 29th and Wednesday June 11th. Me, Brendan, Ryan will be putting on a new layout as well as our own server space and a domain thanks to my friend, Kazz and should hopefully have all sorted before then. Plus, as well as that, there will also be personal disgressions in this downtime. Brendan will be sitting mock GCSE’s, Ryan will be doing mock A-Levels and I will be getting ready to go to Dublin to see Radiohead.

But it should be back up in time for Metal Gear Solid 4.

New Gameplay Footage of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Also a New Project with Jade Raymond of Assassins Creed

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!

Mind you, its not all bust, it does have improved cut-scenes and new gameplay footage of Metal Gear Solid 4. And dear old Kojima appearing at the end in his rough English xD Its like Scooby Doo xD

The Gamzsone V3 Show is Back

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Yes it is.

I’ll be covering the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV at a local Gamestop here in Derry as we’re counting down now to what will be the year’s biggest release (Well, its one of the biggest releases this year but not THE biggest release…I think we all know what that is ;) )

It’ll be up a day or two afterwards so it’ll either be April 30th or May 1st.

Check out more details soon.

Just Because I am Bored…and the Fact I Cant Get On the SCEE Forums…A Personal Outcry to Hideo Kojima

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen

Dear Kojima-San.

As you maybe aware, you are busy pushing forth the final touches for the game of the century (FUCK GRAND THEFT AUTO IV…<3 Rockstar) coming this June 12th which is of course, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

First off, I’d personally like to thank you to make sure the game does not clash with the date of June 6th. Why? Because thats the day I go to Dublin to see Radiohead. I am sure you will have heard of them, they’re the band who did the “pay what you like” scheme for their latest album “In Rainbows” (Reader point: If you havent got this album already, get it already!!! And OK Computer and Kid A).

If that day did clash with Radiohead and MGS4, I’d die. Obviously, I’d get the game while down in Dublin but I wouldnt be able to play it till I came home from Radiohead while I frankly, want to play it just as soon as I get it (Note to self: Get a driving licence, get a good parking spot, get the game and get out within 60 seconds)

But thats not the point. The point is that, after you have finished Metal Gear Solid 4, please sir, get Yoji Shinkawa (Artist for the Metal Gear series and Zone of the Enders), Shurto Murta (Director of Zone of the Enders 2: The 2nd Runner and Co-Director of Metal Gear Solid 4) and all and please…bring us Zone of the Enders 3.

Sir, I regret to inform you that one time I traded Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders 2: The 2nd Runner so I could get a game (But…it was for Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance so it should even itself out) but recently, I reaccuainted myself with Zone of the Enders 1 after finding it pre-owned for £3.99. As of this time, I am still looking for Zone of the Enders 2: The 2nd Runner.

Please, I am imploring you sir, please, make Zone of the Enders 3 for the Playstation 3 when yo finish and release Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots this June.

Yours Sincerly,

Jonathan Cullen
Editor of Gamzsone V3

….yeah, I am that bored…but surely, a plausable point xD

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