GTA 3 Trilogy Soon Gunning Down Macs

GTA 3 Trilogy Soon Gunning Down Macs

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In case you missed the fantastic last-generation Grand Theft Auto trilogy and only game on a Mac OS PC these days, Rockstar has you covered.

It's difficult to overstate just how good the three last-generation GTA games were. GTA3 blew peoples' minds and ushered in the open-world revolution. Vice City took us back to the 1980s and improved on many of the concepts in the original with a neon and pastel finish. San Andreas exploded the concept onto an unbelievably massive scale - and is personally one of my favorite videogames of all time.

So in the off chance that you're one of the twenty people on the planet who has yet to play any of these games - and if, of those, you are one of the three whose only gaming device is a Macintosh PC - then Rockstar has you covered.

In a giant Q&A session on the developer's Facebook page, Rockstar announced that the trilogy would be heading to Mac before the end of the year:

"Look for the long-awaited release of the classic Grand Theft Auto Trilogy (Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) for Mac - most likely later this year. We'll have much more info and a proper announcement soon."

Better late than never, eh?

(Via Joystiq)

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Might give that a look,but GTA isn't really my thing

Also In before the mindless band-wagon of anti-Apple fanatics

Wow, and I thought PC gamers had to wait too long.

EDIT:

Aeshi:

Also In before the mindless band-wagon of anti-Apple fanatics

Oh, sorry. BLARGH MACS IS SUCK. There ya go.

wow, if I was a Mac user, I don't know if I'll be extremely pissed or extremely happy.

Hehe this is good.
I dont like macs, but hell they deserve this. We PC gamers need to stick together.
*Bro-Fist*
:D
Note: Macs are PCs too. I dont hate consoles.

I saw it here, on Rockstar's official site instead, whilst searching for Red Dead Redemption DLC news; I wasn't aware of their Facebook page.

Anyway.

Interesting move. Maybe there are a few Mac users who want to indulge in some nostalgia. Surely, there couldn't be anyone picking it up for the first time at this point in time?

Wowie, that sure took a helluva lot of time O_o

Hellz Yeah, now everyone gets to enjoy Lazlow!

This news has made me want to play through Vice City again, and by play through, I mean listen to Lazlow, and have sex with hookers. Then kill them to get my money back.

Aeshi:

Also In before the mindless band-wagon of anti-Apple fanatics

Apple?
THIS.
IS.
PC.
*Kicks Steve Jobs*

Hey, I have a Mac!
I should get this!

If only I didn't have it already on both my PS2 and PC...

I mean, are there really people who ONLY have a Mac?
A Mac seems more like something you would get 'on the side' of stuff you already have.
Hell, I got three PC's (two still active) before I decided to get a Mac as well - and I only did it because I needed Final Cut.

I'm not really sure if this is a successful move, the few people who really have nothing more than a Mac don't really strike me as game fanatics.

Vice City is must play for anyone who likes the eighties, mostly because of music.

It's nice to see the Mac being supported as a gaming platform again, since that drop off during the 00's. Steam and this means there's now a pretty good library of games available for the Mac.

I mostly play on the PC myself, but I use macs a lot, and them getting games is nothing but a good thing.

Aeshi:

Also In before the mindless band-wagon of anti-Apple fanatics

Any second now.

I'm pretty stoked for this, especially since I never got the chance to play San Andreas (yeah, I went for the GameCube during that particular generation).

Anyway, a pleasant surprise for the end of the day. Thumbs up, Rockstar!

inb4

How are the Apple people going to zoom in with only one button though? :)

/flameshieldup

Aeshi:

Also In before the mindless band-wagon of anti-Apple fanatics

The_root_of_all_evil:
inb4

How are the Apple people going to zoom in with only one button though? :)

/flameshieldup

Why do people say things like this, when it reality nobody comes to say anything like that? I obtained that giant WoW MMO Gaming Mouse for Christmas last year, and have been using it on my MacBook ever since. I can right click just fine. My mouse also has a scroll wheel, standard on any capable computer. It also has over 15 buttons.

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Believe me, I can right-click.

For a person who primarily uses a Mac, this is great news for me. San Andreas was one of my favorite GTA games I ever played, and I will seriously consider picking this up when it comes out.

CJ is just as much fun to play as Niko, anyway...

Bleh, I would rather they learned how to develop proper PC games first, before they worried about porting them over to a separate OS.

They are doing this instead of giving PC gamers Red Dead? Great marketing decision there.

Oh the sarcasm...

Those Apple fanatics are very late to the party.

More reason to obtain Mac plus the OS. San Andreas is definitly one of my most favourite games. Speaking of which, I will be playing again!

Oh good lord why. I can hear the PS3 fanbase crying right now.

"Waaaaah where is our version with three platinum trophies in it waaaaaaaaaaaah!"

Honestly though, I find it puzzling that they're putting it on Mac and apparently nothing else. Unless they plan to release more info later and just wanted people to know right away it will be on Macs.

I'm one of the 3! HAHAHAH

John Funk:
Mac OS PC

Mr. Funk. You called them "Mac OS PCs".

Someone finally got it right. Thanks, John.

mjc0961:
Oh good lord why. I can hear the PS3 fanbase crying right now.

"Waaaaah where is our version with three platinum trophies in it waaaaaaaaaaaah!"

Honestly though, I find it puzzling that they're putting it on Mac and apparently nothing else. Unless they plan to release more info later and just wanted people to know right away it will be on Macs.

You really should get those auditory hallucinations checked out. GTA3 was a PS2 game, and we really don't care so much about trophies that we demand they be put in LAST GENERATION'S games.

They are putting it on Mac because, right now, Macs are the fastest growing PC brand. that means "money", which is why RS makes games, I'm fairly certain. Also, Macs are now Intel inside, so the old canards about split development are slowly melting away.

If I had 5 cents, I'd give it to you, so you could buy a more up-to-date strawman.

The_root_of_all_evil:
inb4

How are the Apple people going to zoom in with only one button though? :)

/flameshieldup

You REALLY need to get out more, bro.

http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

PS: I play on my Mac with a Razor Lachesis.

Well, if I were a Mac user, I'd be happy at least get the GTA titles before Rockstar went grit (GTA IV: Super Cereal). Although, I believe I've heard that GTA IV is miserable for the PC, so it would require a mess of work to make it proper, while getting the Windows users in a tizzy...

Enjoy San Andreas, that is one HUGE game and quite a blast.

SaintWaldo:

PS: I play on my Mac with a Razor Lachesis.

You're not catching up with the jokes though Waldo, we pulled the same trick on Portal.

It's not that it's true, like the idea that PCs are only useful for business work that Apple use in ALL their ads, it's that it's funny - because Apple owners get in such a tizz about it.

Wow i guess this joins the ranks of video calls in the catagory of "things Apple products get 7 years too late"

The_root_of_all_evil:

SaintWaldo:

PS: I play on my Mac with a Razor Lachesis.

You're not catching up with the jokes though Waldo, we pulled the same trick on Portal.

It's not that it's true, like the idea that PCs are only useful for business work that Apple use in ALL their ads, it's that it's funny - because Apple owners get in such a tizz about it.

It's a joke that's been told since before 1990, and it hasn't been true since at least 1995. That means it's not only old, but no longer based on even a shred of truth. So, tell me again, who needs the catching up?

And, just so you know, this isn't a tizzy. This is a patient person telling you, to paraphrase Morrissey, that joke isn't funny anymore.

SaintWaldo:

It's a joke that's been told since before 1990, and it hasn't been true since at least 1995. That means it's not only old, but no longer based on even a shred of truth.

That's why it's funny. Because Mac users get so damn precious about their machines. (My ladyfriend has a Mac and I tease her constantly)

Anyway, we have to put up with being called Elitist Scumbags, so we need a name for you when you come on Steam :)

The_root_of_all_evil:

SaintWaldo:

It's a joke that's been told since before 1990, and it hasn't been true since at least 1995. That means it's not only old, but no longer based on even a shred of truth.

That's why it's funny. Because Mac users get so damn precious about their machines. (My ladyfriend has a Mac and I tease her constantly)

Anyway, we have to put up with being called Elitist Scumbags, so we need a name for you when you come on Steam :)

You tease her constantly because you're an ass, Root. Not because she owns a Mac. And be careful, she holds the keys to her chastity belt, dude. <3

The_root_of_all_evil:

SaintWaldo:

It's a joke that's been told since before 1990, and it hasn't been true since at least 1995. That means it's not only old, but no longer based on even a shred of truth.

That's why it's funny. Because Mac users get so damn precious about their machines. (My ladyfriend has a Mac and I tease her constantly)

Anyway, we have to put up with being called Elitist Scumbags, so we need a name for you when you come on Steam :)

You do realize that Mac users have been called elitists for years, right?

I'm not precious about the brand of my machine. I'm precious about the truth.

I might pick up San Andreas actually.
I've messed around with it endlessly at other people's houses, but I've never tried out the story missions.

SaintWaldo:

You do realize that Mac users have been called elitists for years, right?

Almost as long as the Commodore/Speccy wars.

I'm not precious about the brand of my machine. I'm precious about the truth.

If we long running "rivals" can't have a friendly dig at each other, how are we gonna cope when Steam comes to the consoles as well? :)

The_root_of_all_evil:

SaintWaldo:

You do realize that Mac users have been called elitists for years, right?

Almost as long as the Commodore/Speccy wars.

Oh Jesus. I'm a veteran of those as well.

The_root_of_all_evil:

SaintWaldo:
I'm not precious about the brand of my machine. I'm precious about the truth.

If we long running "rivals" can't have a friendly dig at each other, how are we gonna cope when Steam comes to the consoles as well? :)

I think we'll do just fine so long as Gabe's commitment to a platform isn't made into a selling point. ;)

I'm a PC and I played GTA3 9 years ago.

 

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