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Grand Theft Auto IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar
Release Date: April 29, 2008

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'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Xbox Live Weekend Starts Now

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2008 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT

What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, the latest installment in the enormously successful Grand Theft Auto series features a painstakingly detailed and life-like city for players to explore; a rich, immersive narrative experience; an original soundtrack highlighting the cultural eclecticism of Liberty City.

What does the American dream mean today?

For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

Gamers who register for Play & Win will automatically be entered into a drawing to win exclusive prize packages just for playing with friends on Xbox LIVE. Prize packages for Play & Win include select Rockstar gear and an entry into the Grand Prize Package drawing. The Grand Prize Package includes, but is not limited to, an Xbox 360 Elite console, a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription card, as well as 4,000 Microsoft Points!

Register for the sweepstakes online before the close of the entry period on September 28, 2008, at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT or register via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 by downloading the free Grand Theft Auto IV LIVE Weekend Gamer Picture before the close of the entry period.

Players can test their skills by jumping into multiplayer matchmaking to go toe-to-toe with the actual Grand Theft Auto IV development team. Members of the team will be online between 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 26 to play with fans.

While online, players should be sure to add the following Grand Theft Auto IV gamertags to their friends list:

  • RSG0Josh
  • RSG1Neil
  • RSG2David
  • RSG3Ben
  • RSG4Brian
  • RSG5Robert
  • RSG6Chris
  • RSG7Steve
  • RSG8John
  • RSG9Justin
  • RSG10Mark
  • RSG11Bruce
  • RSG12Steve
  • RSG13Mike
  • RSG14Zach
  • RSG15Fred
  • RSG16Paul
  • RSG17Ethan
  • RSG18Hugh
  • RSG19David
  • RSG20Ben
  • RSG21Craig
  • RSG22Laura
  • RSG23Richard
  • RSG24Greg
  • RSG25PJ

In addition to the Microsoft contest, during this special event gamers can win exclusive prizes in Rockstar Games’ Social Club contest.

Rockstar Games’ Social Club online portal allows you to track your progress in Grand Theft Auto IV and see how you’re doing compared to your friends. New and current members in the United States and Canada who log into their Social Club accounts between Friday September 19 and September 28 may be eligible to win a grand prize package of a home entertainment system worth over $6,000 or a runner up prize package of an exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV branded Xbox 360 and a host of Grand Theft Auto IV merchandise.

For full details, eligibility, and rules visit the offiical Live Weekend website.

Grand Theft Auto IV is currently available on X360 and PS3 and will be coming to PC on Nov. 18th in North America and Nov. 21st in Europe.


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