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Long time!

<19.09.03 - Matt>

   Long time, no update... Again! Unfortunately, GTA has taken a back-seat to lots of other stuff recently, so as you'd expect, the site hasn't been getting updated as much as it should be.
   Anyhow, I've added some quick and dirty Vice City cheats for the sake of keeping things quite complete. There's an old (unfinished) Vice City page lurking around somewhere that I started a while back, so I'll make an effort to get that finished. It'll be far more complete - and better looking - than the current temporary one!
   I also have a few new GTA and "NON-GTA" things in the pipeline, so as soon as I have some spare time, I'll work on those. I'm also looking for some new hosting, because the advertisements on here are getting silly...

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Updates...

<21.02.03 - Matt>

   Major appologies for the lack of updates boys and girls. I've been so busy over the last few months that I've not had more than a few spare minutes at a time to devote to the site.
   The good news, however, is that I'm working on an updated version of the site - one which should be far superior to this one. I'm trying to put most of my spare available time into getting it finished; keep your eyes peeled. A full section devoted to GTA: Vice City will be included. All the current sections will be getting a full overhaul, too.

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FREE GTA ringtones & logos!

<04.11.02 - Matt>

   Do you live in the UK? Do you have a Nokia phone? If so, you're in luck!
   We've hooked up with take2games.co.uk and yrmms.com to bring you some of the hottest GTA related mobile add-ons. And they're ALL 100% FREE!
   Check out the selection of sample graphics below. There are loads more to choose from, too. Available add-ons include screensavers, operator logos, MMS full colour graphics and even the GTA3 "pager" ringtone! (Click here to download the sample MP3...) The only drawback is the "one per person per day" rule...



   Click here and grab something for your phone today. This is likely to be a limited time offer so get what you want now before it's too late. If you don't want to recieve promotional messages/mail, please remember to tick the "opt-out" box...

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Update.

<10.10.02 - Matt>

   Sorry for the lack of updates. I've been so busy for the last couple of months that I haven't even had time to think about updating the site.
   Looking forward to the up-coming release of GTA:Vice, as I'm sure the rest of you are.


And a little Vice update...

<10.10.02 - Matt>

    I've managed to put together a brief list of release dates. See below... (If you have any others to add, please let me know!)
    The 27th of October is the earliest release date for the USA. Most American retailers should have it in stock by the 31st. Canadian retailers - as a whole - should have it on the shelves by the 28th.
    Us Brits will unfortunately have to wait until the 11th of November for its relase. This is the release date for ALL retailers in the country.
    Living in Australia? 30th of October at the earliest with other retailers settling for the 12th of November.
    A couple of others we've picked up are New Zealand, 24th of October and Germany, 8th of November. Europe as a whole should have it up for grabs by the 11th of November.
    I'll keep my eyes peeled for anymore news and I'll post it as I find it... Feel free to post in the forum. It takes a couple of seconds to load but its worth it. There is no need to register and its become quite popular over the last couple of months.

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Vice in a nutshell...

<09.06.02 - Matt>

   A little delayed, I know but I finally have a brief summary of GTA:Vice... here goes! Available only for the PS2 - released in the US on October 22nd. It is, according to Rockstar, an "entirely new game" which is "set in the '80s"... The location (unsurprisingly!) will be Vice City...
   This is not GTA4 - it is, technically, GTA:Miami - something GTA:UK reported on months ago, under a new name. It will be a spin-off of GTA3 and, as such, you'll need the GTA3 disk PLUS the GTA:Vice disk in order to play... Why didn't they make it a whole seperate game? We don't know - maybe they are trying to reflect the set-up they had with GTA:London. The next FULL game will be GTA4 - released in 2003.
   Looking at the box artwork it would be a fair guess that motorbikes will feature somewhere in the game - something left out of GTA3 due to potential problems with rendering.
   For now, that is all I have. I'll update if/when I find out anything new. Feel free to take up this topic on the messageboard. A seperate section for GTA4 and GTA:Vice will be added once I have enough info...


GTA3 PC cheats updated...

<09.06.02 - Matt>

    I've added a full list of *safe* GTA3 PC cheats to the appropriate section of the site - check them out...
   Further GTA3 PC cheats can be discussed on the forum - several threads on this topic are already running. Be sure to have a look - the forum requires no registration process, everyone can post immediatly...

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GTA Vice!

<28.05.02 - Matt>

   I know, its been ove a month since I updated... Luckily, some news has started to flow once again. GTA Vice has been confirmed for an October 2002 release. It will apparently be a spin off of GTA3 but (as recent reports have it) will only be available for the PS2.
   I'll update in full when I get more information together. For now, you can see the artwork from the box here courtest of G!

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Lack of updates...

<18.04.02 - Matt>

   Eek, I supposes I should apologise for the lack of updates. Unfortunatly, there seems to have been a serious lack of interesting GTA news recently. Visitors and feedback have also started to decline - hopefully things will pick up when GTA3 PC is released... :)


Fan mail...

<18.04.02 - Matt>

    Well, another piece of fanmail made its way into my inbox recently. I thought it was quite funny...
On Tue Apr 16 19:48:15 2002:
The following information was submitted.
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Name : Benny
Email : ybfie@hotmail.com
URL : http://hcnwrcu.ybyruv.com
Version : GTA3
Platform : PLaystation 2
Message : URE SITE IS CRAP!
I HOP HACKERS GET IT WAT A CRAP SITE!!
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IP address of sender: 213.1.161.83
    So, we all know who to blame when something happens to the site... Point the finger at Benny... Mind you, if his "hacking" is as bad as his spelling, I don't think I should be too worried! :P

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W00t!

<26.03.02 - Matt>

   Breaking and exclusive GTA3 news - right here, right now at GTA:UK!
   Thanks to Matt Sturtivant for letting me know that GTA3 is now available for pre-order at at HMV (in the UK) for an April 12th release date...
   Click here to take a look, then enter the site via the main page to place your order. The javascripting means that you can't order direct from an externally linked page...
   Get your ass over there an order your copy NOW! Another update will be online later tonight - be sure to check it out!

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Grrrrr!

<20.03.02 - Matt>

   Just typed a huge update. My stupid computer crashed and I lost it all. I cannot be bothered to type it all out again, so here is the news in a nutshell...
   The site can now be located at http://gtauk.vze.com - anyone linking to the site should continue using the Tripod address as it helps us keep tabs on our referers. The old URL is much more efficient, but the new one is easier to remember and I'm hoping it will stick in peoples minds better...
   I am also still waiting for a reply from Rockstar (see below) regarding GTA:Miami - I will keep you posted...
   Sorry about the lack of updates - GTA seems to be suffering a dry patch at the moment. Expect a cheat and tip update later in the week...
   Also, please DO NOT abuse the feedback forms - if people continue entering blank forms, submitting links to pay-per-reference porn, etc. then I will start a public database of all the information the form processing software collects (mainly IP numbers) and publish it to the site...

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GTA3 Updates (Oh, & a new logo!)

<12.03.02 - Matt>

   Some new stuff now available for your viewing pleasure in the GTA3 section. 60 screenshots and 16 wallpapers, to be precise...
   Also, I figured I could make a better job of the site logo. The old one wasn't as good as it could have been, so the new "Grafiti Style" logo was born! Hope you all aggree with my when I say its 100% better...


Miami Update...

<12.03.02 - Matt>

    After sending my lengthy, polite and indepth email to the lovely people at Rockstar yesterday, I am still waiting for a reply! Grrr!

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GTA:Miami

<11.03.02 - Matt>

    Fact or fiction? The GTA:Miami discussion continues. Here at GTA:UK however, we are *hoping* to put an end to the speculation!
    By the time this update goes live, an email will be winging its way to the lovely people over at Rockstar.
    Hopefully, if the Rockstar staff are as nice as their 16 player PC version of GTA3 would have it seem, we should have some answers within a couple of days.
    We'll be sure to keep you posted. Comments can be sent via the contact form or may be posted on the forum...

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GTA3 - New platform releases...

<10.03.02 - Matt>

   Schu at Gouranga has recently reported on an article from the April issue of PC Gamer.
"Rockstar quietly let the word slip a few weeks ago that GTA III was coming to the PC. A key feature will be support for 16-person multiplay, and the PC version will also sport better textures at a much nicer resolution. The mouse/keyboard setup will be instantly familiar to third-person-action fans, too. We're definitely looking forward to this one."
   It was accompanied by a screenshot, apparently from the PC version. This however, has been widely refered to as "fake" - most people believe it is simply a PS2 screenshot. Either way, it sounds like the GTA3 PC version is well on its way!
   April 17th is said to be the release date for GTA3 PC. Rockstar has yet to say. Either way, US and UK dates are sure to be different. Electronics Boutique (US) is now showing a May 29th release date for PC version (and an October 16th release for the GameBoy Advance version). Other sources are showing dates which include May 29th date for the PC version and October 1st as the release date for GBA.
   Another hot issue at the moment is GTA3 GameCube. We have heard nothing but rumours here - some unofficial sources claim to have proof that it WILL be launched shortly, but again, Rockstar have yet to comment.


A couple of changes...

<10.03.02 - Matt>

    A list of the cars in GTA3 have now been uploaded. A few cheats and tips have been added to the other sections, too. Feel free to submit any of your own tips and cheats using the forms provided.
    I've also removed the "Recent News" listings and "Random Links" sections from the top of this page. Reason one, the news links were a pain to update and screwed with the navigation. Reason two, the random links were slowing down the site, behaving in a totally un-random manner and sucking unnecessary bandwidth from the site.
    News is now displayed by topic. Each story is titled individually. Stories posted on different days are seperated by a dotted-line.

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Bugs Fixed...

<05.03.02 - Matt>

    Just finished fixing a couple of bugs. Mostly minor things, but stuff that needed to be done.
    The links page was forced out of shape by the Tripod.com banners. This has now been fixed. A "Submit Link" form is now also available.
    It would seem that the font "Trebuchant" isn't as universal as I thought. All references to this font have been removed.
    Slight forum formatting added. Looks much better than before and is easier to read and use.
    All feedback is very welcome. Feel free to use the forms provided. If anyone can recommend an alternative hosting company to Tripod, please let me know. The constant flow of visitors to the site is zapping the tiny amount of bandwidth allowance provided...

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Version 4.1 - Finally here!

<04.03.02 - Matt>

    Welcome to the new look GTA:UK... complete, online, alive and ready for action!
    After almost 2 months of work, I've managed to get it finished. Several changes were made during the process, each one setting me back further and further... The original date for release, Feb 1st 2002, was a total underestimate on my behalf!
    So, after all this time having to put up with the rather ugly looking previous layout, version 4.1 is finally here! Using a similar concept, the site retains its regular feel yet the general content has been totally transformed. Much of the old stuff has been replaced with loads of new tips and cheats.
    New features include: Feedback forms, cheat and tip submission forms, jump to zone and jump to top links in each section, new link database and format, much more content, new update interface, easier navigation, etc.
    The new forum is still being developed - its still functional but there is no formatting and previous messages are slightly corrupted. Its all cosmetic, nothing serious...
    I'm interested to hear your feedback about the new look site. Heck, you only need to fill out one of the contact forms to get in touch, so drop me a line and let me know what you think!
    I'll post a propper GTA related update in a couple of days once I've tweaked out any glitches!

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Disclaimer

We (g t a : u k) cannot (and will not) be held responsible for any negative effects to your computer, game or console (etc) after the addition of these cheats. To our knowledge, all are safe to use. You are using these cheats and tips of your own free will... If possible, we recommend you ALWAYS save a game, as a form of backup, before any cheats or tips are performed. Also, we do not guarentee that all cheats and tips work. Most are checked, but there are always some which slip the net. At the end of the day, your using your own judgement.

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g t a : u k - Version 4.0 2002 - Matt (grandtheftauto_uk@hotmail.com)


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