GTA IV Sale

The Grand Theft Auto franchise has now shipped 125 million units life-to-date. This figure is up 11 million units from the 114 million Take-Two announced in September 2011. Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony will all be discounted when the PS Store updates later today, with the savings offered until December 5. This is a good way to get your hands on it while it's still nice and cheap! If you don't already own this game 10 times, now is your chance.

Here's the offer on PSN:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV (not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), was €24.99/£19.99, now €12.99/£9.99, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£9.99, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Complete Edition (not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), was €34.99/£27.99, now €17.99/£13.99, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes Bundle (not available in Kuwait, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, UAE), was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), was €9.99/£7.99, now €4.99/£3.99, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE), was €17.99/£13.99, now €8.99/£7.29, additional 10% discount for Plus subscribers

Similar GTA offers are also now available on Xbox Live Marketplace until December 3. 

  • GTA IV Lost and Damned, 27-Nov - 3-Dec, 400 MS Points
  • GTA IV Ballad of Gay Tony, 27-Nov - 3-Dec, 800 MS Points

Left 4 Dead 2: Warcelona Campaign

Today Valve are adding a new community created campaign onto our official servers called "Warcelona". 

You can download it from here and copy that file in your Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\addons directory. You can also double click it and it should copy it there – but if it doesn’t, you can just move it there and then start your game. Having it on Steam's servers means you can start games on an “Official Server” for a better experience.

The Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop has been in a test beta and will be expanded into an invite only private beta this week. Using the workshop will allow you to simply click a subscribe button and you have them map! It’s that simple.

Steam are also launching a new event titled: "Meet the Creators". For the inaugural session, they will be having a chat session this Saturday at Noon PST with the team behind Warcelona and some of the Valve devs. It will be a mix of playing and chatting so stop by the Official Left 4 Dead 2 Game Group and join the chat. If you can’t make it then, download the campaign and check it out.

Earn Microsoft Points Playing Halo 4

Microsoft has unveiled its Halo 4 Combat Tour Offer which pays gamers in Microsoft Points for playing multiplayer Halo 4. Players can start earning points once they once they hit 35 hours of multiplayer action. For that players will recieve 100 Microsoft Points. 300 Microsoft Points go to players who put in over 70 hours of gameplay, and players who reach 140 hours get 600 Microsoft Points.

Microsoft is giving Microsoft Points to gamers who spend tons of money on Halo 4 content in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Players who spend 1,500 Microsoft Points on Halo 4 content will receive 100 Microsoft Points back, and those who spend 3,000 Microsoft Points will receive 200 Microsoft Points.

The offer is only good until the end of November, so players will have to play just over 5 hours a day to reap the full rewards. However, the offer also cryptically states that player can “get up to 800″ Microsoft Points, suggesting that the deal is capped anyway. This really contradicts the numbers, which suggest that players who play for 140 hours should receive 1000 Microsoft Points.

Halo 4 Launch in Dublin

Former Irish Rugby Players, Malcolm O’Kelly and David Wallace  lined out earlier today with (some sort of) Master Chief ahead of the launch of the most anticipated blockbuster Game of the Year, Halo 4 which is due to hit store shelves from midnight tonight.

More than 200 fans are expected to flock to the launch party at Dublin’s 4 Dame Lane tonight, to be amongst the first to experience the year’s most anticipated game for Xbox 360. Our podcast team will be there, make sure you say hi to them! There are also over 50 midnight store openings happening around the country tonight.

Launching worldwide exclusively on Xbox 360 tomorrow Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” continues the story of the series’ iconic hero the Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.

The standard edition of Halo 4 will be available for 69.99 (EUR ERP), and the Limited Edition, which includes an extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and additional content, will be available for 89.99 (EUR ERP). Fans can also pick up the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Console Bundle for 329.99 (EUR ERP) and a standalone Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Wireless Controller for 49.99 (EUR ERP).