Monthly Archives: September 2012

Grand theft auto series

Grand Theft Auto is a video games series  primarily developed by British developer Rockstar north.The name of the series is derived from grand theft auto, a term referring to motor vehicle    theft.

The Grand Theft Auto series:

  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Grand Theft Auto II
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto :The first game in the Grand Theft Auto series, was created by video game developer DMA design , and was released for Microsoft DOS/Windows in 1997/1998 and also for the Playstation. The game is set in three different fictional cities,Liberty city San Andreas and Vice city.

Later  Grand Theft Auto:1969 and  Grand Theft Auto 1961, were also released in 1999.

Grand Theft Auto II: The second game in the series, Grand Theft Auto was developed for Microsoft Windows,Playstation and Dreamcast and released in the year 1999. Set in the indeterminable future, it featured updated graphics as compared to Grand Theft Auto I.

Grand Theft Auto III: The third game in the series was released in october 2001, the game was located in liberty city , a city similar  to Newyork using a mission-based approach.

After the success of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: vice city  was released in 2002. This game was set in 1986 in vice city, which was based on Miammi florida. The game’s plot focuses on the cocaine trade during the 1980s. Vice City was the first game to introduce fully functional flying vehicles that could be used by the player, such as seaplanes and helicopters. It also featured a variety of new weapons and vehicles.

After fruitful success of Grand Theft Auto:Vice city , next game Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas got released in october 2004. which was based on some california and nevada cities, specifically Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. Their counterparts are Los Santos, Las Venturas, san fierro  respectively.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Grand Theft Auto IV has much more realistic gameplay than its predecessors.The game once again takes place in a redesigned Liberty City.

Grand Theft Auto V: This is going to be the next generation of games.Rockstar games already launched the trailer for GTA V





Windows Phone 8

Microsoft announced its forthcoming mobile operating system,Windows phone 8, it is expected to be released somewhere around september ,Microsoft all geared up to fight against iOS and Android has the following features-

Shared core:”The future of windows 8 is a ‘shared core’ between windows phone 8 and windows 8″.it means that windows phone will be deeply linked with PCs and tablet running on Windows 8platform, through this we can share file system,multimedia apps  and graphics support due to all

Windows phone 8

apps that work on windows phone will also work on tablets and desktop PCs as well.

multi-core support:Until now,wp7.5 offered support to a single core but now they are starting with dual core chipsets.

New start screen:Metro UI on the WP mango looked nice but had two tiles at a fixed size will allow users to customize home screen.

internet explorer10:Browser being an important part for any smartphone , microsoft will now offer a powerful browsing experience with internet explorer 10 with HTML rendering with security features like anti-phishing.

High resolution display: Microsoft giving better quality displays with 1280×720 and 1280×768 resolutions.

Nokia maps:Nokia maps will now be the default maps on WP8 smartphones featuring offline mode,turn by turn  navigation and a wider coverage.

NFC and mobile wallet:with NFC support making into WP8, users will have access to new features called wallet.The ‘mobile wallet hub’ on wp8 will allow users to pay for goods and services from phone itself.

MicroSD card:With given inbuilt memory users can also use microSD card.

Enterprise ready: Enterprise and IT administrators will be happy about the WP8 enterprise level .it will include Bit Locker drive encryption and ability to side load apps by sidestepping the marketplace.

Other Features:Multitasking support to apps and enhanced VoIP support.New speech engine ,licensed from audible .