A few days ago, Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the iOS App Store and the Play Store. However, the Android version of the game was buggy with most people who purchased the game unable to even download the extra required files or the game failing to even start.
Thanks to all the 0-star ratings and negative reviews, Rockstar pulled the game from the Play Store but promised that it will bring it back soon with all the bugs fixed. Today, the company has once again re-released GTA: Vice City on the Play Store with all the bugs fixed.
Before you get excited, keep in mind that the game is incompatible with quite a few popular Android devices out there including some variants of the Galaxy Note 2, some U.S variants of the Galaxy S2, all Tegra 2 based phones and a few other devices.
If you get an incompatibility error, I will suggest you to email the Rockstar support team. Rockstar has also uploaded the whole 1.4GB+ of game files to the Play Store so the 15-minute refund window of the Play Store will start only after the game has finished downloading.
Last year, Rockstar games released GTA 3 on the iOS and Android platform, and this year, they brought Max Payne to two of the world’s most popular mobile OS.
Today, Rockstar announced that they will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of its popular games – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – that was released on October 29th, 2002, by releasing some never-seen-before artworks, new anniversary trailer, and a limited number of collectable promotional items.
Most importantly though, Rockstar will be releasing an Anniversary edition of the game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, for selected iOS and Android devices. GTA 3 is one of the most graphically (texture) intensive games available for Android devices, and it looks like Vice City will be no different. Rockstar states that GTA Vice City will feature native high-resolution graphics and several other enhancements “unique to the iOS and Android platforms”.
The official announcement from Rockstar does not mention any exact date as to when the game will be available for Android and iOS platforms, except for a vague “later this fall”.
After quite a few delays, Rockstar has finally released the popular Action-Shooter Max Payne to Google Play. Max Payne needs no introduction since chances are you must have you must have already played the game on your PC in your teens.
Rockstar has also made sure to optimize the game for Nvidia’s Tegra 3 SoC with additional antistropic texture filtering and enhanced lighting experience. Keeping in mind that the game controls might become too complex for touchscreen gaming, Rockstar has also added support for external gamepads to make the life of you gamers easy. The developers of the game have also added Cheat code support in the game along with full integration with Rockstar’s Social Club.
As of now, Max Payne Mobile is available only for certain Android handsets including the Motorola Droid RAZR/MAXX, Photon, Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, One X, One S, EVO 3D, Sensation, Droid Incredible 2, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II, Galaxy R, Xperia Play, and the Xperia S. The game has also been optimized for the Xperia Play’s gamepad.
Rockstar has priced the game at a reasonable $2.99 as well. Before you head over to download the game, make sure that your phone has at least 1.33GB of free space.
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Now that the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android handset running Ice Cream Sandwich is publicly available, its time for developers to update their apps according to the magazine style UI. The team behind Dropbox has done exactly that, and have released a major update for the app in the Android Market. The new update brings a new overhauled UI, bulk uploads and more.
Below is the full change-log of the update -:
- Completely redesigned the app and added lots of new features!
- Favorites: quick offline access to files
- Bulk upload photos and videos
- Rename files and folders
- Single-tap access to all file and folder actions
- Improved gallery view
- Upload from and export to local storage
- Optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
- Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements
Readers can download the latest version of Dropbox from here
In other Android apps and games related news, Rockstar has updated its recently released GTA III game on the Android Market to add support for the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2 and a few other handsets. The overall stability and performance of the game has also been improved. The company has also reduced the price of the game by 40% until December 29th. GTA3 can be purchased from the Android Market for $2.99 from here
Folks, its finally here! Rockstar Games has finally released GTA 3 for Android phones! Yes, its the same full blown GTA game that you used to play back in your teens, killing bad guys, doing all sort of crazy stuffs and what not. The company has released GTA 3 so as to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this critically acclaimed game.
Rockstar has done a remarkable job in porting GTA 3 to Android handsets. On my Samsung Galaxy S2, the game was utterly smooth without any lags. Just a word of caution though, the game downloads an extra 300MB+ of data after you purchase it from the Android Market. So please make sure that your phone is supported by the game prior to buying it.
The game only supports a dual-core powered Android handsets including the HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix 4G, Droid X2, Photon 4G, Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2X and the Galaxy S2. The only single core phone which is capable of running GTA 3 is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The game also supports all the Tegra 2 powered Android tablets out there as well, along with support for selected USB gamepads.
The game does not support the Galaxy Nexus, but Rockstar is working hard on adding support for the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
GTA 3 is available in the Android Market for a mere $4.99.