Google Goes on the Attack Against Patent Troll Rockstar Consortium

The battle between Google and Rockstar Consortium – a patent troll group backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and others that owns $4.5 billion in Nortel patents – heated up over the holidays, with Google filing a lawsuit to try and protect Android and its partners. Back at the end of October, Rockstar filed a suit against Google, Samsung, HTC, Asus, LG, and others over alleged patent infringements on items like mobile hotspot, notifications and messaging, and location services. Some in the industry have called it the beginning of “patent hell” for Google and its Android partners.  (more…)

Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Now Available for Android

The time has come, my friends. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now live for Android, running you $6.99 through Google Play. But buyer beware, as many players who are leaving reviews state that they are experiencing download issues with the game. We can’t say we are shocked, as every other release from Rockstar has been plagued before with release hiccups. Either way, lots of players are having no issues at all, so go grab it.  (more…)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Headed for Android, Scheduled to Drop Next Month

We received great news this morning, as Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to Android in the next month. The game has apparently undergone a complete overhaul, with Rockstar’s developers adding in dynamic and detailed shadows, optimizations for touchscreen devices, and an enriched color palette. If they include the same optimizations they went through for Vice City, then we should be in for quite a treat.  (more…)

Rockstar Finally Releases GTA V iFruit App, Sadly It’s Pretty Late to the Party

iFruit

If you have yet to complete Grand Theft Auto V on your Xbox or PS3, then maybe there is still time to get some use out of newly released iFruit app for Android from Rockstar Games. The app is used as a companion app to the campaign mode in the game, allowing you to teach your dog Chop new tricks, as well as customize personal vehicles in the game. Unfortunately, the GTA V has been out for some time now, and iOS users have been enjoying access to the app since the game’s release.  (more…)

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Back Up in Google Play

Finally! It’s back! After almost a week’s worth of delay, Rockstar has republished Grand Theft Auto Vice City to Google Play. Last week, Android users ran into some technical difficulties with the title, but it looks like R* has been able to clear that up.

The game is listed as $5, even though I think we deserve a couple days of 50% off. Oh well, we have Google Play Christmas sales coming up anyways.

Play Link ($4.99)

Cheers Ryan and Shayne!

Rockstar Apologizes For Vice City Delay, Hopes to Launch Again By Next Weekend

Well, this will be just a quick update on the failed launch of Grand Theft Auto Vice City for Android. This morning, the game went live on Google Play, got downloaded by a few hundred people, then taken down due to some validating errors with the APK. It sucks, but these things happen. Rockstar issued an apology on their blog and have said that we can expect another release for the end of next week.

Hey guys, due to unforeseen technical issues, the Android release of Vice City will be slightly delayed. Our goal is to get this out for Android by the end of next week. Our apologies for the delay to all our fans on Android devices and please stay tuned for updates.

In other news, the iOS version works great!

Via: Rockstar

Cheers Frank!