Unreleased Original Radio Espantoso Songs from Vice City Now Available on iTunes

Posted on April 23 2013, 10:31am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Music



On top of the classic Love Fist EP we remastered and released not too long ago, we've just dug even deeper in the vaults to release a trio of original sought-after tracks from Vice City's Radio Espantoso airwaves.

"The Bull's Wrong" by Alpha Banditos

"Yo Te Mire" by Tres Apenas Como Eso

"La Vida Es Una Lenteja" by Unaesta

These latin jam bands were a sureshot to get the fiesta going back in 1980s VC and now fans of their funky sounds (special shout to LegionYT1994) can grab the digitally remastered tracks for the low price of $0.69 each over at iTunes. They're also available for streaming on Spotify and have been added to our official playlists.
 

Previously:
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes
Love Fist's Original 1986 EP Is Now Available on iTunes
Head Radio & Lips FM Station Albums from Liberty City Stories Now Available on iTunes
Grand Theft Auto III: Head Radio & Lips FM Station Albums Now Available on iTunes

A Totally Rad Roundup of 80s Flicks in Honor of Vice City

Posted on January 9 2013, 12:11pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Rockstar

Looking back on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the occasion of its recent mobile release is a pretty powerful double-hit of nostalgia for us. Not only are we here at Rockstar taken back to that wild year of 2002 when we labored to take the groundbreaking 3D GTA experience pioneered in the previous fall's Grand Theft Auto III into a direction that no one at the time expected - but it's also a time to revisit the fascination with 1980s pop culture that inspired Vice City in the first place. From coked-out debutantes, suave and in-control hit men, hot-blooded drug kingpins, egomaniacal movie directors... the larger than life attitudes of that "me" decade as served up in the films of the era served as perfect inspiration for the stories, characters and scenery that drove the world and vibe of Vice City...

Scarface (1983)

But of course. Largely dismissed at the time as an overblown, needlessly and gratuitously violent and profane remake of Howard Hawks' 1932 gangster classic - it has now, of course, transcended all of that and become one of the biggest and most enduring cult hits of all time - defining what a modern crime epic should be. An absolute top favorite of ours, we started paying homage to the film's legacy in GTAIII with Flashback 95.6's Scarface soundtrack heavy playlist and the casting of Robert Loggia as the sciatica-plagued Ray Machowski - but it goes without saying that Vice City owes much of its inspiration to the vivid characters, style, scenery and music of De Palma and Pacino's 1980s Miami gangster masterpiece.

Less Than Zero (1987)

Hands down the darkest movie of the 'brat pack' genre, this Robert Downey Jr. and Andrew McCarthy-starring movie is a stylish adaptation of the disturbing Bret Easton Ellis (American Psychonovel. A morality tale of excess following rich Beverly Hills yuppie kids caught up with living life in the coke-fueled fast lane of the 1980s social scene. Incredible style, music and oddly prophetic to the drug troubles that would plague Downey himself in the years to come.

Hit the jump below for the rest of our selections and be sure to recommend your favorites in the comments.

Vice City Crime Tree Desktop + Unreleased Classic Character Art

Posted on December 28 2012, 2:33pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



Rounding out our collection of Vice City digital wallpapers, backgrounds, Facebook covers, buddy icons and avatars - we've created a desktop-ready version of the classic Vice City Bureau of Investigations crime tree from the original Grand Theft Auto: Vice City website. So pin that one to your monitor, fill the loafers of VCBI Agents Bruce and Bob, and eagle-eye the relationships between the dodgy characters of VC's criminal ecosystem - from powerful kingpins like Sonny Forelli and Colonel Cortez on down to dregs like 'expert' safecracker Cam Jones and chef Leo Teal.

Additionally, we've dug into the crates a bit and created nice hi-res desktops of all the other character art that was never officially released in the Vice City collection. That's Avery Carrington, Cam Jones, Candy Suxx, Colonel Cortez, Gonzales, Hilary King, Old Man Earnest Kelly, Kent Paul, Steve Scott, Tommy Vercetti, Umberto Robina - AND, all of the radio DJ character art: Adam First, Pepe, Fernando Martinez, Oliver 'Ladykiller' Biscuit, Mr. Magic, Toni, and Lazlow.



Grab these and more over at the Vice City collection of Wallpapers, Icons, and Avatars.

Previously:
New Vice City Anniversary Artwork Added to Rockstar Downloads

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Coming to PSN Tomorrow

Posted on December 10 2012, 1:32pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games



We know GTA fans on PlayStation 3 have been eager to be able to download and play the original Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from the PSN Store for quite awhile now and we're happy to announce that it will finally be coming for download there tomorrow, Tuesday December 11th (the game is also currently available for Xbox 360 players via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace).

Stay tuned as we will officially confirm the availability of San Andreas at the PSN Store here tomorrow at the Newswire.

GTAV Trailer #2 Coming 11AM ET this Wednesday

Posted on November 12 2012, 12:41pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games


Trailer #2 will be coming at 11AM ET this Wednesday, November 14th. Let the countdown begin.

Catch it here at the Rockstar Newswire, or at http://www.rockstargames.com/V.

UPDATE: You can now download the Trevor, Franklin, Michael artwork as seen above at the Rockstar Downloads section in a wealth of sizes for desktop, mobile, social media backgrounds as well as avatars and icons (Social Club avatars are also available).
 

Watch HEALTH's Official Music Video for "TEARS"

Posted on November 7 2012, 2:08pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Music



Released last week on Halloween, enjoy the new official music video for "TEARS", from Max Payne 3 soundtrack composers HEALTH.

"TEARS" is available as a single on iTunes and as part of the Max Payne 3 Original Soundtrack on iTunes and on CD via the Rockstar Warehouse.

Previously:
“TEARS” by HEALTH Single Now Available on iTunes
Max Payne 3 Official TV Commercial

MajamiHiroz Covers the Vice City Theme on Guitar (Found on YouTube)

Posted on November 2 2012, 8:29am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Not too long ago, we featured a pretty awesome recreation of the final mission from Vice City done-up Commodore 64 stylee by Majami Hiroz on YouTube - now, the same 80's-obsessed crew is keeping the Vice City anniversary party going with this sweet cover of the game's theme song on guitar with a nice revisiting of the intro sequence to boot.

What Would You Like to See in GTAV Crews?

Posted on October 18 2012, 1:19pm | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games, Social Club



As we're busy working on Grand Theft Auto V, we'd like to take this opportunity to ask all of you for your feedback, input and ideas for features you'd like to see created for Crews in the game.

Whether it's suggestions for competitive in-game Crew features in Multiplayer, new ways to manage and recruit, ideas for enhancing Social Club Crew pages and leaderboards, things you did and didn't like about Crews in Max Payne 3, or any thoughts at all related to Crews really that you'd like to share - we're all ears. We'd especially love to hear from current Crew members and leaders so that we can continue making our unique approach to persistent team based Multiplayer as fun as it can be in GTAV.

The place to have your voice heard is via email to GTAVCrewFeedback@rockstargames.com. Please note that while you are welcome to share your thoughts with one another in our comments section here, the only place where you can be sure our development team will be looking at input is via the above email address. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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