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Official PlayStation Magazine UK was released today, it contained a new 14 page preview of GTA IV but htere were no new screenshots in this preview, but there were better resolution versions of screenshots that featured in previous magazines (All Available here) and these extra details.


Francis McReary has criminal relatives


Stay on the right side of Bruce's behaviour and he'll eventually let you use his chopper.


Niko's contacts will call him 24/7, either to offer work or just wanting to

1. meet up and go play pool, darts or bowling

2. go to comedy or strip clubs

3. if it's business , then smuggling contraband to the docks

4. betrayal is never far away.

5. Just get drunk Niko and Roman go into a n ex-pat bar called Comrades and the screen goes black, then Niko and Roman stagger out slurrin g their words and laughing.

6. Getting into the car while drunk is a task and a half, the camera lurches and the controls become hobbled.


If Niko's gets capped, the screen will go black and white, he wakes up at the nearest hospital , wallet lighter but without losing his weapons.


Hold L1 and Niko smashes out the driver's side window with his 9mm, then a crosshair appears, enabling Niko to shoot forwards.


If you fail a mission, you don't have to drive back to the start , instead, your contact will text your mobile asking if you want to try again.


Passengers will suggest listening to the radio rather than talking


Sat Nav system confirmed, a coloured line appears on the mini map guiding Niko to his next objective or a waypoint that you've set on the main map screen. Make a wrong turn and it reacts quickly, redrawing the route without any fuss.


Fanicer cars even have a voice on the sat nav to read out the directions for you.


Missions now auto-save when completed.


Bonus features include Little Jacob letting giving you cut-price weaponary


Other Bonus features include Roman letting you use his taxi service


Playboy X has a penthouse loft in North Alderney.


Brucie's past includes military service and time in prison.


Playboy X's mentor is called Dwayne and he is fresh out of prison.


Niko's mobile can also play music


Hold L2 Button to snap to the nearest bit of cover.


Square Button handles blocking attacks.


Pull the pins out of grenades with L2 Button


Press R2 to drop grenades out of vehicle windows.


One of Niko's targets is called Lyle Rivas, he is at 99 Long Road.


You can punch the address into the GPS and it calculates it for you.


The magazine re-confirms that there are 18 radio stations in GTA IV


Downlaod the Magazine scans from this link : Official Playstation Magazine UK - April 2008

Edited by raidenraider2006
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Missions now auto-save when completed.


New to me, will be helpful since I always forgot to save.


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Well, i've read it and can confirm there's no new information about GTA IV in this article... I mean these infos have been mentioned before tounge.gif


BTW, thanks for posting.

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Thank you for the scans on your page!



Brucie's past includes military service and time in prison.

They are speaking about Niko there, not Brucie.

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Thanks! Definately worth the read. Haven't had time to read all the pages but I came across this:



Don't forget to belt up, unless you want Niko catapulted through the windshield


That's on page 8. I guess this confirms seatbelts then!

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