Fuck the Xbox version. I have both PS2 and Xbox versions of GTA3 and Vice City, the ps2 controller is far better for playing these games.
Scroll to the bottom of this thread to check out a very recent article and info about Las Venturas / Las Vegas.http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?s...c=146533&st=40
The best new bit of info about this game is the following... The average gamer playing the game straight through with a strategy guide would be playing for 130-150 hours.
Something interesting to note is that you can now fly 3 times higher in SA compared to Vice City. You can buy packs of smokes at gas stations and other stores, light em up and smoke them. There's shovels in the game which have been hinted at being capable of digging "shallow graves".
Here's some more random new info about the game...
Dialouge Boxes: When communicating with NPCs, players will be given simple answer options for posed questions.
Climbing: Your character now has the ability to jump, gra-on and climb over almost any "reachable" object in the game. This includes crates and backyard fences with animations reminiscent of the foot component of Tony Hawk Underground.
Altitude: Gamers expecting the flat terrain of Vice City will be shocked by the extreme variety in altitude through SA. Not only is there a mountain, but the countryside drifts between highs and lows like a drawn out rollercoaster. Even in the cities there are some sharp slopes, which is great for jumps.
Vehicle Jacking: Almost everything in the game can be jacked. In our demo we saw; pushbikes, motorbikes, quad-bikes, dirt-bikes, Harley's, Monster Trucks, 4WDs, convertibles, lowriders, dinghys, tractors, combine harvesters, speedboats, helicopters, light-planes, trams and there were some tasty hints regarding trains and possibly even skateboards. The animations and AI reactions were quite varied too.
There is a casino called "The V-Rock Casino," modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe. The name is from the Vice City radio station.
Other casinos include the following: "Caligula's Palace" (Caligula was a controversial movie), "The Visage," "Pirates in Men's Pants" and "The Pink Swan." They are all modeled after their real-life counterparts in Las Vegas.
The famous neonlight cowboy in Vegas is also in SA, but it is Avery Carrington instead.
There is a huge Candy Suxxx figure on one of the buildings.
You can now gamble in the casinos, but you wont be able to access all of them. Rockstar claims that there will be a lot for you to visit.
You can play tons of casino games including blackjack, craps, slots, roulette, video poker, and wheel of fortune. Being a high roller will also help you gain respect.
There will be drunken Elvis impersonators. Rockstar has also paid great attention to detail inside of the casinos.
What you can steal and carry from home robberies depends on your physical fitness and strength you've accumulated in the gym.
When selling stolen goods to the fence, you can negotiate the price.
There are ruins from the 1989 earthquake in San Fierro.
The 'Lombard Road' and 'Trans-America tower' are in the game.
When other pedestrians break the law, the police chases after them and helicopters can even get involved. You can get hurt from these chases and even die.
The article hints toward stealing trains and skateboards in the game.
Magazine editors flew for minutes in a straight line without seeing a town.
Carl's mobile will help you get back on track if you get lost. Not sure how this will function.
The complete day (24 hours) finishes in 24 minutes. 1 minute = 1 hour in game.
Health can be viewed in the stats menu.
It took the magazine editors ten minutes in a plane and on the ground to find something once leaving Mount Chiliad.
The main cities have airports with vehicles to drive.
The necessity to eat will be displayed in either a bar on the screen or text appearing. It was undecided at the time of writing.