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A Quick Look At GTA IV: Ballad Of Gay Tony's Multiplayer

I mean "quick look" in the literal sense, not the talkin'-over-video sense.

Uncharted 2 and Brutal Legend are behind us, but October releases ain't over yet. Not by a long shot! May I remind you there will be more Grand Theft Auto IV later this month? 
 
Along with the release of The Ballad of Gay Tony comes some new multiplayer tidbits, which Rockstar has just sent out a few new screenshots for. Here's a brief description of what's new this time around. (You'll also get access to this business if you buy the retail combo package Episodes From Liberty City, too.) 

The Ballad of Gay Tony ratchets up the multiplayer intensity to a new level with a complete overhaul for an action-packed, over-the-top experience. Tanks, attack choppers, new weapons, and, of course, parachutes make their multiplayer debut alongside new, tighter Deathmatch arenas, kill streaks, and assisted kills. It’s Grand Theft Auto multiplayer made more intense than ever.  


 Dude, tanks. Choppers. Parachutes. Here, let me prove it to you. 
 
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Let's be honest: Grand Theft Auto is primarily about its storyline, and about moving that engaging narrative forward with carefully interwoven gameplay. Multiplayer doesn't usually enter the equation when I think about GTA, but this stuff looks pretty good. Think it will steal your attention in this busy holiday season?
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