Rockstar Classics? Free? Legally? On my internets?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Ace, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Ace
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    So it seems Rockstar has made the decision to release both GTA I & II for free on their own website: http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/
    Both versions have been updated to be usable with the latest Windows OS (remember, this from like.... 98 to ME Windows era?)
    The only instruction is that you gotta sign up for their e-mail list. That means no proxies or long sign-up processes like when Burnout Paradise was for free here... Or, you just use Mailinator, I guess [​IMG]
    I remember playing GTA I in the good ol' PSOne days.... Ahhh, the memories!

    So if you like retro games and particularly like GTA, here's a New Years/L8 X-mas gift for you.

    (I wanted to make this thread like a successor to the Burnout Paradise FREE thread. Obviously, the demographic will be different here [​IMG])

    Happy New Years, Tempers!!

    // Ace Faith
     
  2. shlong

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    Pretty awesome [​IMG]
     
  3. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

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    If I'm not wrong they have been around for free since a couple of years...
     
  4. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Rockstar Classics have been free on their site for years.
     
  5. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    The games have been free for years!

    I already have them running on my netbook for random violence.
     
  6. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Guess I should've done my research [​IMG]
    I just noticed this because of my great liking of Rockstar and old games/platforms. I believe they had something similar for the old SimCity games, as well. [​IMG]
     
  7. shlong

    shlong in memoriam of gravitas

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    In that case, I change my comment to: Meh, OLD!
     
  8. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    I thought forums were for contributing? Especially the general discussion forums?
    Not to get too defensive, but I searched this before posting like all good users should: No relevant results.
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    I don't think it has been posted, and no one said you were wrong for doing so.

    It's just old news.
     
  10. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

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    Indeed, it's a great news for people who still don't know about it. [​IMG]
    I was just pointing out the fact that it's old, no that you did something bad. ^^
     
  11. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    *sense of guilt lost*
    Alright. It's just that I have a strong belief in contribution to internet forums through new content. It's a form of a community, after all [​IMG]
     
  12. Rydian

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    I was gonna say, yeah it's been like this for a while, but I guess you guys really hammered this one home.

    I remember there being some kinda sign up for em though and I had a problem somewhere. Is it just a download now or is it still a free account type thing?
     
  14. Rydian

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    Still gotta' give your e-mail.

    Worked for me on g-mail a few months back.
     
  15. naglaro00

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    IIRC Elder Scrolls II is free too
     
  16. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    It was in the suggested list for the Essentials - Freeware topic. Ctrl+F (Grand Theft Auto) on the 'Suggested' list.