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Grand Theft Auto 3 For iPad – Virtual Destruction On The Go

As part of Rockstar’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of  Grand Theft Auto 3, it has been released on the iPad and is available now on the iTunes app store. Even after 10 years this game doesn’t get old. The controls are far better than I thought they would be on a tablet and the graphics and sound have had a nice overhaul while staying true to the original game. All in all if you’re a fan of the series or just want to take a stroll back down memory lane and have an iPad you should check this one out. At only $4.99 you can’t go wrong. Take a look at the launch trailer below:

Rockstar Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential games of all time. The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III comes to mobile devices, bringing to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.

With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto III is the game that defined the open world genre for a generation.

Universal App:
Grand Theft Auto III is supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1 and iPad 2.


• Visually stunning updated graphics, character and vehicle models
• HD quality resolution
• Gameplay optimized for touch screen devices
• Custom controls for the mobile platform
• Countless hours of gameplay

Port developed by War Drum Studios

Retro Gaming: Donkey Kong Country Awesomeness!

Donkey Kong Country SNES Cover

Donkey Kong Country on the Super Nintendo and probably one of my most favourite games on the Super Nintendo ever made.

A side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Rare featuring the character Donkey Kong, it was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. Following an intense marketing campaign, the original SNES version sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling SNES game behind Super Mario World (which sold over 20 million copies…pretty large gap!).

I Managed to get my hands on a copy of the game on eBay for $15 so a pretty good deal. I’m really having fun finding the old games I used to love playing as a kid, brings back great memories!

Retro Gaming: Super Nintendo & Super Mario All Stars

One of my favourite video game consoles of all time, the Super Nintendo with one of the best games released for the system: Super Mario All Stars. Released in 1992 Super Mario All Stars gave you 3 great NES Mario games (Mario 1, 2, 3) and and a special mario lost levels which were apparently only originally sold in Japan. The console definitely stands the test of time and is still very playable even today.

I had lots of fun playing games on the SNES back in the day, and am hoping those good old times can start again now that I finally have a working SNES console with a few other games on the way. There are plenty of copies of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES on eBay, I’ll see if I can get my hands on that game which was epic.

Death of the Disc-Based Game

Death of the Disc-Based Game – PC Feature at IGN.

The full-priced retail game might not disappear until after the next generation of consoles, but it will eventually. Major franchises like Call of Duty will continue to move huge quantities through ever-expanding brand recognition, but new or lesser known intellectual property is doomed to either flounder or catastrophically fail if they’re sitting on a store shelf bearing a prohibitively high price tag.

More and more games these days are being sold with ‘digital download only’ copies which makes you wonder how much longer will it be before we start seeing all games sold this way.

Blizzard are already doing it, the Steam platform on the PC has been around a while and becoming more and more popular and the console landscape is really the only place left for publishers to make a stand. Even consoles have downloadable games now via the XBOX Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, etc.

It will still be at least a few years before we see all games ship this way, but those without a solid internet connection will unfortunately be left in the dark with no good option to purchase new games, and that is truly a shame. It will be because of this reason, and likely this reason alone that publishers will continue to ship physical media. The question is, when will the switch happen?

Battlefield 3 Just Around the Corner

There were a lot of new details shown at this years E3 gaming Expo in Los Angeles including a Q4 release date (27 October, 2011 in Australia). There has been a lot of multiplayer footage and also gameplay footage. One thing must be said the game looks absolutely spectacular. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens when this game launches as Infinity Ward’s ‘Modern Warfare 3’ will be set to launch around the same time. Modern Warfare games in the past have dominated first person shooter sales for the last few years with Battlefield (to be honest) a close second.

Battlefield 3 global release schedule:

October 25, 2011
USA, Canada, Singapore

October 27, 2011
Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Australia

October 28, 2011
UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy

Sources: http://www.ea.com/news/battlefield-3-release-date-announcedhttp://www.enterbf3.com/

This year though I think DICE and EA have a hot game on their hands with BF3 and I think will knock Call of Duty off its very high perch. Can’t wait for this one, will be looking forward to it!