Trio Of Grand Theft Auto Titles To Hit The Mac This Year

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Almost a decade after it originally hit store shelves, Grand Theft Auto III will finally see its debut on the Mac, according to a surprise reveal by Rockstar. But in even more exciting news, Rockstar says GTA III won't ship as a standalone product. It will instead be bundled in the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy pack, which includes Mac versions of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

This news comes via a FAQ column on Rockstar's Facebook page, and as a result of the unusual means of this announcement, no substantial details, including price, were dished out. The studio mentioned that more information will be provided via a "proper" reveal at a later date and that plans are in place to get the game out "later this year."      
 

  Nice textures, bro.
Nice textures, bro.
 
I know this is a vibrant world filled with adults who want to wear diapers or dance on video with teddy bears, but I find it hard to believe that there's a single Mac user who's been refusing to purchase the GTA classics until they appeared natively on that platform. But then, so many Mac users are running on laptops that these older games might be just the ticket to run on lesser hardware.
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

Almost a decade after it originally hit store shelves, Grand Theft Auto III will finally see its debut on the Mac, according to a surprise reveal by Rockstar. But in even more exciting news, Rockstar says GTA III won't ship as a standalone product. It will instead be bundled in the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy pack, which includes Mac versions of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

This news comes via a FAQ column on Rockstar's Facebook page, and as a result of the unusual means of this announcement, no substantial details, including price, were dished out. The studio mentioned that more information will be provided via a "proper" reveal at a later date and that plans are in place to get the game out "later this year."      
 

  Nice textures, bro.
Nice textures, bro.
 
I know this is a vibrant world filled with adults who want to wear diapers or dance on video with teddy bears, but I find it hard to believe that there's a single Mac user who's been refusing to purchase the GTA classics until they appeared natively on that platform. But then, so many Mac users are running on laptops that these older games might be just the ticket to run on lesser hardware.
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#2  Edited By Jadeskye

ha! i'd like to play GTA vice city again.

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#3  Edited By Rokin

a still no gta on steam for europe

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#4  Edited By hockeymask27

Wow I didn't even know GTA 3 look that good. Anyways Congrats? Mack users.

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#5  Edited By Shabs

Those games were great at the time, but they might just be too ugly to hold up. 

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#6  Edited By DharmaBum

I'll probably pick this up if it's under $30. Otherwise, I already own all 3 on PS2.

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#7  Edited By iAmJohn

"I know this is a vibrant world filled with adults who want to wear diapers or dance on video with teddy bears "

 

Brad, what the fuck does that even mean?

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#8  Edited By spiderworm

Great to see them on yet another platform. Great games!

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#9  Edited By Yummylee

Erm....kay. O.0

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#10  Edited By MayorFeedback

Ah, someone from the crew finally got out of bed.

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#11  Edited By RE_Player1

yay....

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#12  Edited By zidd

If they are native ports and not that horrible Ciderized crap then maybe I will get them to replay them.

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#13  Edited By Hot_Karl

Oh kay?  
 
I mean, that's good that Mac users are getting these games, but it better be for like $10 new on Steam or something. You can probably get an old PS2 with these three games for like $30 I'm sure, so if you're dying to play these games, you have no excuses. 
 
But whatever, at least they're doing it.

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#14  Edited By DarkS29
@jadeskye said:
" ha! i'd like to play GTA vice city again. "
My thoughts exactly vice city sold me on this bundle
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"If I use three fingers and swipe to the right, that kills the prostitute.  If I make a pinching gesture, that collects the money she dropped on the street."

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#16  Edited By sdornan
@iAmJohn said:
"

"I know this is a vibrant world filled with adults who want to wear diapers or dance on video with teddy bears "

 

Brad, what the fuck does that even mean?

"
Yeah, I have no idea.
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#17  Edited By Druminator

Hm, still hoping for an HD remake like they're doing on PS3.

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#18  Edited By MysteriousBob

Great! Mac users get to play completely out of date games. The typical Mac user will probably think these are the most modern games out.

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#19  Edited By iAmJohn
@drhans said:

"Ah, someone from the crew finally got out of bed. "


Tested and Screened have been doing stuff all day, sir.  You've just been perusing the wrong sites. :P
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#20  Edited By damnboyadvance  Online

I'm sure any Mac user that enjoys GTA that much has already bought a Windows OS, as well as all of the GTA games for the PC. Good for the more casual gamer though.

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#21  Edited By mosespippy

I knew they were doing something with these games because Lazlow posted an archive of all the radio ads from these games and the PSP games. Clearly R* had no reason to make that archive unless they were going to do something with the games. I expected a HD rerelease on PS3 like we've seen with God of War and Sly Cooper. Perhaps they are and just haven't revealed it yet. Seems like a waste of resources to make a mac version and only a mac version.

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#22  Edited By MayorFeedback
@iAmJohn: Ah, I meant the Giant Bomb crew. I keep up on Screened and Tested for sure. :) 
 
I hope some of them really did sleep in. They all deserve rest after yesterday's all-around awesomeness.
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#23  Edited By Digi7alS3lf

Depending on the price, i might give it a try. But no joystick means trouble i think

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#24  Edited By edgefusion

Oh man, day one! I'd love to play these on my laptop and FINALLY be able to use some mods.

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#26  Edited By Saltank

Been there, done that.

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#27  Edited By zidd
@mosespippy: Why do you think that? its already on every other platform.
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#28  Edited By nickux

Kudos to Brad for wading through all the empty beer cans to go in to work today!

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#29  Edited By shadyspace

I'd be really interested in seeing the sales on this. Seems superfluous.

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#30  Edited By iAmJohn
@Anwar said:
" @iAmJohn:  just read the whole sentence :D "

I tried.  I'm still incredibly confused.
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#31  Edited By cassus
@MysteriousBob: Pretty sure most typical mac users who have any interest in this game at all will have played this on the ps2 back in the day. It's not like mac users who like games don't have consoles... Most of them do. Some of them (me) even have PC's. 
 
Moot point right now though, cause PC gamers need a console to play rockstar games while they are still new anyways.
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#32  Edited By Pop

ohhh yea gta san andreas I still haven't finished that yet, that game isn't easy.

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#33  Edited By Crono

Finally, after holding out on purchasing these titles all these years for not being on the Mac I can experience next generation gaming!  I knew I wasn't crazy

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#34  Edited By oliveshark

If this comes out on steam I might just pick it up. It'll be fun on my imac, but a working work on my girlfriends macbook would be great! 

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#35  Edited By trevorallengreen

mac=/=games

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#36  Edited By scarace360

Woo now i can play gta on my mac without doing some ghetto duel boot shit.

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#37  Edited By Kyodra

GTA IV coming out on Mac in 2015, you heard it here first.

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#38  Edited By PJ

Wow, now the 0.0000001% of the world that haven't played the GTA III games can play them.

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I really need to play all those games again.

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#40  Edited By TheHBK

Id love to play San Andreas with the res turned all the way up and with better draw distance than what I got on the PS2.  That is the pinacle of GTA.

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#41  Edited By Nekron99

Wow, that's awesome!  VC and SA were my faves in the series, and I've been starving for some Mac gaming!  Yay, Rockstar!

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#42  Edited By shinluis
@PJ said:
" Wow, now the 0.0000001% of the world that haven't played the GTA III games can play them. "
lol are you totally talking about me? 'Cause I do have a Mac and interestingly enough, I did not play any of the GTA games for some strange reason. 
 
(no, I was not refusing to purchase it until they appear natively on macs)   =D  
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#43  Edited By donwoogie

Damn you Rockstar!
 
Until now I had every GTA game on every console and my PC, now I have to get a Mac?!
Utter Hogwash!

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#44  Edited By PJ
@iAmJohn said:
" @drhans said:

"Ah, someone from the crew finally got out of bed. "

Tested and Screened have been doing stuff all day, sir.  You've just been perusing the wrong sites. :P "
That might be because those who are putting up shit on Screened and Tested today weren't actually at the party, except for Rorie who was at the midnight showing of REA3D and was probebly still drunk when he wrote the review(Not to say thats why it got a 1star review, more like thanks to him being drunk it got a 1star review). Also, Alex doesn't count because that new releases post was probebly writen a while age, he just pushed a button to push it to the site.
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#45  Edited By ThePickle

I might pick it up

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#46  Edited By ht101

Nice to hear this but I already own 3 and Vice City for Xbox so I just need to find San Andreas somewhere for cheap.

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#47  Edited By zitosilva

I think it's pretty cool that they are being release for Mac. I have some friends who are exclusively mac users that are not very into games, but would probably check this out if it had a nice price.

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#48  Edited By MattDementous

Macs finally get a few games....8 years later.

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#49  Edited By dagas

It's because Macs have finally reached the point where they can run GTA3. (Macs aren't known for graphics power)

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#50  Edited By AhmadMetallic
@drhans said:
" Ah, someone from the crew finally got out of bed. "
thats funny :P

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