Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Ballad of Gay Tony verpasst Liberty City eine Extraportion Waffen, Glitter und Schmutz. Als Luis Lopez, Teilzeit-Ganove und Vollzeit-Assistent des legendären Nachtclub-Impresarios Tony Prince (besser bekannt als „Gay Tony“), wirst du mit den konkurrierenden Loyalitäten von Familie und Freunden zu kämpfen haben und dabei nie sicher sein, wer sein wahres oder ein falsches Gesicht zeigt, in einer Welt, in der jeder seinen Preis hat. Für diesen Inhalt gibt es keine Rückerstattung. Weitere Infor…

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

(ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,PARTIAL NUDITY,STRONG LANGUAGE,STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT,USE OF ALCOHOL,USE OF DRUGS,ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see .

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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

(ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,PARTIAL NUDITY,STRONG LANGUAGE,STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT,USE OF ALCOHOL,USE OF DRUGS,ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is r…

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Gay Tony

We got money coming. We can expand. Refurb. Rebrand. I’m an

earner. I’m a survivor. I’ve been in this game since 1987.

, is a nightclub entrepreneur in the GTA IV Era, and the owner of both Maisonette 9 and Hercules. Tony plays a major role in the episodic pack The Ballad of Gay Tony, as its name suggests.

Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony is a DLC expansion pack available for Grand Theft Auto IV. It was the second downloadable content for GTA IV, following The Lost and Damnend.

 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad of Gay Tony

In der zweiten Download-Episode für GTA 4 schlüpft der Spieler in die Rolle des Leibwächters von Nachtclub-Besitzer Gay Tony, Luis Fernando Spiel erscheint zusammen mit dem GTA 4-Addon »The Lost & Damned « in der Sammlung »GTA 4: Episodes from Liberty City«

GameStar TV – Folge 9: Heute mit Episodes from Liberty City. Christian Schneider und Petra Schmitz haben alle Infos, die Sie über die beiden GTA 4-Addons brauchen.

Was als originelles Top-Down-Actionspiel begann, entwickelte sich zu einer der größten und erfolgreichsten Spieleserien der Welt. Wir blicken zurück auf die Geschichte der Grand Theft Auto-Reihe und stellen alle GTA-Teile vor.Wichtiger Hinweis: Diese History entstand im Jahr 2013 zum Release von Grand Theft Auto 5. Dementsprechend ist dieser Teil NICHT im Video enthalten. Da eine nachträgliche Erweiterung des Videos bedeutet hätte, das komplette Projekt (Spielszenen, Vertonung etc.) noch einmal zu machen, haben wir uns gegen diese Erweiterung entschieden. 

Nachdem GTA 4 für kurze Zeit nicht auf Steam verfügbar war, kehrt der Rockstar-Titel zurück. Allerdings ohne Multiplayer-Modus, dafür als Complete Edition mit allen DLCs.

Spieler des Online-Modus von GTA 5 können mit dem Update “After Hours” Nachtclubs unsicher machen. Absolut passend zum Thema ist Gay Tony aus GTA 4 dabei.

Zum 10. Geburtstag von Grand Theft Auto 4 entfernt Rockstar über 50 Songs, 11 Songs werden dafür hinzugefügt.

Bei Steam findet derzeit eine große Verkaufsaktion statt, bei der es Rabatt auf einige bisher veröffentlichte Spiele von Grand Theft Auto gibt.

Gemeinsam mit unserem Grafikkanal Candyland haben wir einige Mods für GTA 4 installiert und zeigen die Unterschiede zwischen der ursprünglichen PC-Optik und der Mod-Grafik im Video. Außerdem gibt’s die Installations-Anleitung für die Mods.

Um die Wartezeit auf GTA 5 für den PC zu überbrücken, haben wir GTA 4 mit einigen Mods und der CryENB V3 aufgehübscht. Im Video vergleichen wir das Ergebnis mit dem Original. Die CryENB V3 wird auf der höchsten und leistungshungrigsten Einstellung »Insane« betrieben. Bei einer Auflösung von 1080p hatten wir mit einer GTX 970 um die 50 fps, bei 2560x1440p sank die Framerate deutlich auf 17 bis 24 fps, was im Video an einigen Stellen deutlich zu sehen ist. Die CryENB lässt sich aber auch auf niedrigeren Einstellungen betrieben, die entsprechend weniger Leistung kosten.

Ab sofort gibt es eine Modification für Grand Theft Auto 4, die das sofortige Wechseln zwischen mehreren Charakteren emuliert – wie bei Grand Theft Auto 5. Außerdem gibt es ein Gameplay-Video davon zu sehen.

Was hat GTA mit Lemmings, Lagerfeld und dem Wettergott zu tun? Die Antwort und 47 weitere wissenswerte und kuriose Fakten zu GTA 5 und seinen Vorgängern gibt’s in diesem Special zur Grand-Theft-Auto-Reihe.

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The Ballad of Gay Tony

PlayStation 3 13 April 2010 16 April 2010 16 April 2010

Xbox 360 29 October 2009 29 October 2009 29 October 2009

TBoGT) is the second episode of two downloadable add-ons for Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360. It was released on October 29, 2009. The Playstation 3 and PC versions were later released on April 13, 2010 in North America and on April 16, 2010 in Europe.

The protagonistLuis Fernando Lopez, a part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince. The storyline interweaves with the original game and first episode, most notably the Museum Piece mission that involves all three protagonists. As well as a new storyline, missions and characters, it also features new game mechanics, vehiclesweaponsside missionscollectibles and achievements. As with TLAD, new radio and in-game television programming is included.

Rockstar says, „Players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.“ According to Rockstar’s official website, “ injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime.“ Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games, said before its release „This episode’s focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities.“

As a downloadable expansion, it costs $19.99 (USD) on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

At first, The Ballad Of Gay Tony, along with the first piece of downloadable content, The Lost and Damned was going to be released to the PS3 and PC on March 30th, but due to Sony Computer Entertainment wanting to edit some of the radio stations, it was released on the later date of April 13th in North America and April 16th in Europe.

The stories for Grand Theft Auto IVThe Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony were written by Dan Houser and Rupert Humphries. All 3 stories happen at the same time, intertwining with each other,

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Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tonyepisodic expansion packs available to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV, which was developed by Rockstar North and first released for the Xbox 360 on 29 October 2009. [2] It was then released for both the PlayStation 3 and for Microsoft Windows on 13 April 2010. It is the fourth expansion packGrand Theft Auto series, the fourteenth release on the series and is currently the final game of the Grand Theft Auto IV era.

follows the exploits of a new protagonist, Luis Fernando Lopez, a recent member of the Dominican drug dealers and the personal bodyguard of Anthony Prince – the eponymous „Gay Tony“. Prince is the owner of the two largest nightclubs within Liberty City and is also a high-status socialite. Rockstar Games claim in their press release that this episode „injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and crime“ and that „players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.“ [4]

A combined standalone disc-based package titled Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City,The Ballad of Gay Tony.[5] [6]

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see .

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The Ballad of Gay Tony

TBoGT, is the second episode of two DLC packs and downloadable add-ons for Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360. It is the fourth expansion pack in the Grand Theft Auto series, the 13th release on the series and is currently the second to final game of the Grand Theft Auto IV era (Chinatown Wars being last). It was released on October 29, 2009. The PlayStation 3 and PC versions were later released on April 13, 2010 in North America and on April 16, 2010 in Europe. It was released for the Xbox on 29 October 2009, and for the PlayStation and on steam on 13 April 3 bc

The protagonistLuis Fernando Lopez, a part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince. The storyline interweaves with the original game and first episode, most notably the Museum Piece mission that involves all three protagonists. As well as a new storyline, missions, and characters, it also features new game mechanics, vehiclesweaponsside missionscollectibles and achievements/trophies. As with TLAD, new radio and in-game television programming is included.

Rockstar says, „Players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.“ According to Rockstar’s official website, “ injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime.“ Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games, said before its release „This episode’s focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities.“

On the Xbox LIVE Marketplace it costs 1600 Microsoft points, and on the PlayStation Network it costs $19.99 (AUS).

At first, The Ballad of Gay Tony, along with the first piece of downloadable content, The Lost and Damned was going to be released to the PS3 and PC on March 30th, but due to Sony Computer Entertainment wanting to edit some of the radio stations, it was released on the later date of April 13th in North America and April 16th in Europe.

The stories for Grand Theft Auto IVThe Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony were written by Dan Houser and Rupert Humphries. All 3 stories happen at the same time, intertwining with each other.

GTA: The Ballad Of Gay Tony Review: Out With A Bang

Whether played as an appendage to Grand Theft Auto IV or as half of a standalone disc, the latest GTA installment offers a full game’s worth of a series at its most intriguing and sexual, wild in ways not advertised.

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony arrives this week as the final planned release of the GTA IV saga that began in the spring of 2008. It follows the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC GTA IV and the 360-only GTA: The Lost and Damned, two releases that only avid franchise gamers would recognize as restrained. The trailers and talk issued by Rockstar Games prior to the release of Gay Tony implied that this third installment, this new adventure starring bodyguard Luis Lopez committing crimes for Liberty City’s most warped and wealthy citizens, would return GTA to the dam-detonating, beach-partying gameplay eccentricities of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

That wildness appears during some glorious moment but never quite takes over Gay Tony, which proves to be closer in tone and style to GTA IV than San Andreas. The new episode introduces some strong new ideas to the series, demonstrates Rockstar’s medium-leading sophistication in character creation and makes a case for no GTA ever having a single lead character again.

Loved I Know These People: I don’t think I know any cold-blooded killers or pill-popping gay nightclub owners who have crossed the mob, but I know suave players who get all the girls and I know people who are crushed with stress about money. I don’t know anyone who has encased their phone in gold nor done the same for their Uzi. But that quality of just not knowing when to stop buying and flashing fancy things is a familiar and sometimes hilarious human quality. Rockstar’s characters in Gay Tony — like so many of their GTA heroes, villains and passers-by — feel fascinatingly unreal both because they are colorful and because they stand out from most video game characters by exhibiting recognizable human traits. The Gay Tony cast is distinct and fun to be around. I cared what happened to these folks.

I Know This Place: GTA IV and its expansions may play differently in your world, but for me they bring a city I know well to virtual life with sometimes shocking specificity. In Gay Tony I was assigned in just one mission to parachute onto a building — one that was a replica of a skyscraper I used to work in. In another mission I was brought to a nearly perfect recreation of Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers driving range and made to stand in almost the same spot where I witnessed Tiger Woods drive trick shots, except that in Gay Tony, I was doing the golfing and the goal was more brutal than promoting an EA golf game.

Even if you’re not someone who would recognize the hundreds of New York City landmarks recreated in Liberty City — not just the signature skyscrapers but the slopes of certain streets and style of certain signs — you will hopefully feel the ways Rockstar uses Gay Tony to once again exploit the emotion of real geography. A leap from the equivalent of the Empire State Building — or a nervous wait to see whether the car that escaped your helicopter by driving into a tunnel under the Hudson River emerges on the other side in New Jersey — still has the texture and tension of something that feels realer than what so many other games offer, without feeling any less fun.

In The Sky: Of the two most commendable gameplay enhancements that Gay Tony offers to the GTA IV structure, the affairs in the air are the more likely crowd-pleaser. Luis can buy single-use parachutes to jump off any building or access 15 pre-determined locations that enter him into challenges to parachute from buildings, helicopters or even off a motorcycle that is driven off a skyscraper roof. In multiplayer, players can release smoke, the better to show their trails and attract gunfire from their so-called friends (A parachutist can’t fire back).

Gay Tony also puts the player in control of more and deadlier helicopters than what the series has had before, allowing for the mayhem some players found missing from parts of the earlier GTA IV releases. Of course, the peanut butter and chocolate here is leaping from a chopper with a parachute, landing wherever you want.

In The Club: Not since Shenmue asked players to enjoy driving a forklift has it been so hard to believe a video game’s implication that menial labor would be fun, but Rockstar somehow figured out how to make nightclub management a joy. You can try this task almost any night at Tony Prince’s straight club, the Maisonette 9, and indulge in what feels like a laboratory experiment of GTA style and gameplay. You’ve got the soft-scripted gameplay of having to walk from lookout-point to lookout-point in the cramped club searching for trouble and then tossing said trouble out the front door. You’ve got the edginess of occasional sexual interludes while you go about this task.

And, best of all, you’ve got the winning twist: The seemingly random call from a co-worker that assigns you an emergency tougher management task that might have you racing to Tony’s gay nightclub to rescue a rapper from being outed by the paparazzi or to the Bronx (aka Bohan) to get a sandwich for the do-nothing starlet whose assistant calls you for an update every minute. The collision of pop culture, crazy people and intermittently bawdy and violent content is GTA in a capsule — or in this case, in a club.

The Right Zaniness: The hyped return of a usable military tank may have thrilled the GTA fans looking for San Andreas wildness, but Gay Tony’s armed vehicle feels like an obligatory throwback rather than a joyous reintroduction. The choppers are more fun to use. But even better than seeing Rockstar mine from their past — and sometimes they do it splendidly as is the case with the group dance-numbers in the clubs that briefly turn Gay Tony into a Bollywood flick — are the new attempts at colorful chaos. I welcome the missions that riff about Twitter or that threaten the life of — gulp — a blogger.

Johnny And Niko: Few moments in The Ballad of Gay Tony are as powerful as the appearances of Niko Bellic, this man who, GTA IV players know well, has a history, a life that sawed deeply through the streets of Liberty City. To see Niko just standing in a scene — on the side of a Gay Tony enemy — hints at the power of a GTA game that encompasses multiple playable lives. The Lost and Damned’s Johnny Klebitz makes his own return as do other side-characters from the other games. In many cases, these appearances help flesh out the character of the characters or offer a new vantage from which to view a familiar event, rewarding returning consumers. But it is the appearance of those who I once played as that had the strongest impact on me and made me yearn for a GTA city in which I could be a part of more crisscrossed lives.

One Magic Moment: The randomness of the series‘ gameplay system has provided any of us GTA gamers a moment that felt magically unique, when a traffic pattern converged or an exploding car ricocheted in just this one way that created an unforgettable spectacle. Here is my magic moment in Gay Tony, one of my favorite random GTA experiences ever: A mission that I won’t spoil left me accused of a murder I did not commit. Chased by a crowd of civilians, I stole a car and sped off, police in pursuit. The radio was tuned to the game’s new Self-Actualization station a thematically peculiar offering of relaxing new-age songs. As I peeled away and sirens blared behind me, the zen chill-out sounds of that station suddenly seemed perfect as I tasted something I’d never experienced in a GTA before: Innocence amid the fury and chase of wrongful accusation. I had to relax. Everything was going to be all right and those sirens, if I just gained enough speed on the highway, would fade away.

Double Delivery: You’ve been reading a review mostly of $20 The Ballad Of Gay Tony, which you can download to an Xbox 360 and play in conjunction with the base disc. But for just twice the price you could play this game off of the Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City disc, get the equally-meaty and interesting Lost and Damned GTA episode () and not even need the full game. Given how much we also liked that other episode, that’s an unusually helpful way to experience a load of single-player bonus content that would normally have required the purchase of the base game. (Note that, however you play, you access GTA IV and either of the episodes separately from a menu screen — you can’t hop from one to the other while inhabiting the digital city.)

Synopsis

Luis Fernando Lopez, the protagonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony

In contrast to The Lost and DamnedThe Ballad of Gay Tony shines light on arguably the most glamorous place on Earth – the celebrity nightclub scene. Luis Lopez and Tony Prince are the two main characters. Being in debt to gangsters, Luis and Tony are barraged with temptation and the ever increasing necessity of selling each other out. The duo rejects some substantial opportunities; Yusuf Amir franchising them, Cloe Parker bailing them out, Mori Kibbutz having a high-stakes bet, Rocco Pelosi threatening them, and Tony himself resorting to fraud. Very few, if any, of the characters make it the entire game without telling a lie; sometimes because of business, other times because of a social imbalance (such as Yusuf wanting to impress Luis, or Tony mocking Mori behind his back while flattering him eye to eye) – which gives the impression and teaches the valuable life lesson that no one is to be trusted.

By the end of the game Luis and Tony have resolved trust issues they have with each other, successfully erased their debt and it is hinted that they may have eventually agreed to franchise Maisonette 9 and Hercules with Yusuf, despite their initial refusal.

Another important set of characters, though they do not affect the main storyline, are the fictional celebrities met in the Club Management missions. Luis and Tony are made the peers and trusted confidants of extremely powerful celebrities. Beyond the comic value of pop culture, it is meant to portray opportunity raining from the sky for Tony and Luis, some of which might lure them to abandon or endanger each other.

Story

Luis Fernando Lopez is being held hostage at the Bank of Liberty, during a robbery involving Niko BellicPatrick McRearyDerrick McReary and Michael Keane. A local gun club member lying next to him, Eugene Reaper, shoots and kills Keane and is then killed by the McReary brothers in retaliation. The scene cuts to the aftermath of the robbery; Luis is being questioned by the police about the incident before proceeding to Gay Tony’s loft. On the way, he is nearly run over by Niko Bellic (returning from the robbery) and Johnny Klebitz who rides past him. Rocco Pelosi, a senior Ancelotti mobster, and his accomplice Vince enter the loft and collect Tony’s club income for the week as interest repayment on an outstanding loan. Tony then discusses with Luis his dire financial situation with his two clubs, Maisonette 9 and Hercules. In an attempt to curry favor with Rocco, Tony and Luis go to Chinatown to negotiate a deal with a senior TriadBilly Grey, President of The Lost Motorcycle Gang is seen arranging an ambush on Johnny Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald with the Triad as Tony and Luis enter the room. The negotiations with the Triad soon turn awry, and Luis protects Tony as they escape Chinatown.

Luis visits his mother, who also has financial issues, and his childhood friends Henrique Bardas and Armando Torres. Luis‘ mother does not approve of his lifestyle and would like him to attend to college. Henrique and Armando are Luis‘ friends who are heavily involved with the narcotics distribution trade. Luis soon becomes acquainted with Yusuf Amir, a real estate developer in Liberty City. Luis helps Yusuf acquire several vehicles, including an experimental military grade chopper called the „BuzzardAPC used by the NOOSEeven a subway carriage.

Meanwhile, Tony is headed in a downward spiral due to substance abuse, supplied by his boyfriend Evan Mosshead to the docks to buy $2 million worth of diamondscook coming in on a tanker called the „Platypus“. During the exchange, members of the The Lost (now led by Johnny Klebitz, formerly Billy Grey) attack and kill Evan and acquire the diamonds. Tony promises Luis that he will quit the substance abuse and introduces Luis to Mori Kibbutz, and his younger brother Brucie. Mori is highly egotistical, constantly bullies and belittles Brucie, a source of irritation to Luis who repeatedly stands up for the younger brother. Through entering Triathlons and undertaking dangerous police chases, Luis eventually managed to cancel Tony’s debt to Mori. After Brucie finally retaliates and punches Mori, he later shows up at Maisonette 9 to thank Luis. Brucie leans in towards Luis after a series of compliments, strongly implying an attempt to hit on him. Luis strongly declines, and Brucie awkwardly attempts to convince Luis that he was just testing him to see if he was gay.

Tony and Luis meet Ray Bulgarin and his associate Timur at Maisonette 9, who offer Luis some work in exchange for financial help. Luis helps Bulgarin eliminate some corrupt federal agents and acquire the Liberty City Rampage hockey team. Gracie Ancelotti gets Tony back on the drugs and is later kidnapped by unknown assailants. The Ancelottis establish that Gracie has been kidnapped because of the diamonds and are pointing the blame at Tony and Luis. Tony learns that the diamonds are being exchangedThe Libertonianretrieve them. Luis ambushes the exchange (involving Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz) and escapes in the Buzzard, which has since been gold plated.

Bulgarin phones Luis, telling him to go to the roof of a building in midtown Algonquin. As Luis uncovers the severed head of the cook from the „Platypus“, Bulgarin explains that the diamonds belong to him and accuses the cook, Luis and Tony of colluding to steal them. It emerges that Bulgarin has led Luis to an ambush on the rooftop, and he escapes alive. Gracie’s father, Giovanni Ancelotti, then orders Luis and Tony to trade the diamonds with the kidnappers and get Gracie back. At the exchange, Bulgarin shows up and orders his men to attack the assailants, Packie McReary and Niko Bellic. Bulgarin flees the scene and amidst the chaos the diamonds fall into a dump truck headed the opposite direction. Luis, Tony and Gracie escape in a speedboat.

Because of being preoccupied with recent events, Tony refuses to pay his debts and the city closes down all of his clubs. Luis meets Rocco and Vince in the restrooms in Middle Park, and they explain to him that he must kill Tony, or the Ancelottis and Russians will team up and kill Tony, Luis and all of their friends and family. Luis shows up at Maisonette 9, and contemplates shooting Tony before pointing the gun at Vince and shooting him in the head. Tony warns Luis not to shoot Rocco, as he is a „made man“. Rocco escapes and the Russians show up ensuing in a huge gunfight within the club. Tony blames Luis for contemplating to kill him and flees to his apartment to pack and move to the desert. Luis convinces Tony that he chose not to kill him because it is them against the world, and that they need to resolve their situation. Luis ventures to Firefly Island to ambush a Russian heroin exchange, telling Tony to hide out by the MonoglobeMeadows Park.

In the fairground, Luis destroys the heroin and kills Timur, who mentions that Bulgarin is fleeing the city by plane within two hours. After an opportune phone conversation, Yusuf shows up in the Buzzard and eliminates the pursuing Russians while Luis drives to the airport. Luis manages to board the plane, and kills all of the henchmen on board. A vengeful Bulgarin emerges from the cockpit holding a grenade, threatening destruction to both of them if Luis kills him. Luis takes the risk and shoots Bulgarin, who drops the grenade causing it to explode. Luis parachutes out of the burning wreckage of the plane to safety, and heads to Meadows Park where Tony is waiting. Once there, they both tell Yusuf that they won’t franchise the clubs since they prefer to keep it a „family business“.

As for the diamonds, they in the end are found by a street dweller among a heap of garbage when Luis accidentally bumps into him en route to meeting Tony at Meadows Park.

Beschreibung

The Ballad of Gay Tony verpasst Liberty City eine Extraportion Waffen, Glitter und Schmutz. Als Luis Lopez, Teilzeit-Ganove und Vollzeit-Assistent des legendären Nachtclub-Impresarios Tony Prince (besser bekannt als „Gay Tony“), wirst du mit den konkurrierenden Loyalitäten von Familie und Freunden zu kämpfen haben und dabei nie sicher sein, wer sein wahres oder ein falsches Gesicht zeigt, in einer Welt, in der jeder seinen Preis hat. Für diesen Inhalt gibt es keine Rückerstattung. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter .

Handlung

In The Ballad of Gay Tony schlüpft man die Rolle des dominikanischen Straßengangsters Luis Fernando Lopez, der als persönlicher Bodyguard und Geschäftspartner für und mit Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince, einem Nachtclub-Unternehmer, arbeitet.

Luis muss oft wegen Gay Tony auch anderen Personen helfen, da Tony entweder hohe Schuldenberge bei gewissen Personen angehäuft hat oder es Freunde von ihm sind. Bereits am Anfang bekommt man von Gay Tony verschiedene Aufträge, da dieser Schulden bei Rocco Pelosi, einem Ancelotti-Mitglied, hat. In der Zwischenzeit gibt es auch Probleme mit Luis’ Mutter und seinen Freunden, die denken, dass er sich durch das Nachtclubgeschäft stark verändert hat. Anfangs wird man von Luis’ Mutter beauftragt, Schulden bei einem Kredithai zu begleichen, indem man illegale Untergrundkämpfe für ihn bestreitet. Luis muss allerdings absichtlich verlieren, damit der Kredithai sein auf Luis’ Gegner gesetztes Geld bekommt. Nach dieser Mission wird man von Armando Torres und Henrique Bardas aufgerufen, um ihnen bei Drogendeals beizustehen – später auch bei den sogenannten „Drogenkriege“-Missionen. Nachdem man die Missionen von Luis’ Mutter absolviert hat, wird man von Yusuf Amir angerufen, einem der reichsten Männer in Liberty City und Besitzer von mehreren Immobilien. Trotz Yusufs Reichtum und seiner scheinbar unbegrenzten Kaufkraft kann er sich oftmals nur mit dem „Original“ begnügen, sodass man von ihm unter anderem Aufträge zur Beschaffung verschiedener Fortbewegungsmittel entgegen nehmen muss. Dazu zählt unter anderem die Beschaffung eines GPT-Panzer sowie eines Eisenbahnwaggons. Zusätzlich hat er sich als Ziel gesetzt, seinen Vater Abdul mit einem einzigartigen Kampfhubschrauber zu beeindrucken und beauftragt deshalb Luis mit dem Diebstahl eines Prototypen des Buzzard von südafrikanischen Waffenschmugglern.

Wenig später wird man von Mori Kibbutz, dem Bruder von Bruce Kibbutz, angerufen. Ersterer gibt gerne gegenüber Brucie an. Seine Missionen bestehen darin, einen Triathlon abzuschließen, ein paar Drogendealer zu töten und einen Bullet GT zu stehlen, während man von der Polizei gejagt wird.

Ein wenig später wird man wieder von Tony angerufen, da dieser Probleme mit dem einflussreichen Internet-Blogger „The Celebinator“ (eine Parodie auf Perez Hilton) hat, da dieser schlechte Beiträge über Tonys Clubs schreibt. Dabei lädt Tony den Celebinator zu einem Rundflug ein. Jedoch wirft Luis den Celebinator aus dem Helikopter, um ihm Angst einzujagen. Der Blogger wird allerdings von Luis gerade noch rechtzeitig aufgefangen und per Fallschirm sicher auf den Boden zurückgebracht.

Vorher aber kaufen Tony und Luis Diamanten von einem PlatypusThe Lost Motorcycle Club, der ebenfalls an den Diamanten interessiert ist. Der Lebensgefährte von Tony, Evan Moss, kommt dabei ums Leben. The Lost schaffen es tatsächlich, die Diamanten zu stehlen, diese werden wiederum von Luis zurückerobert, da letzterer in den Deal zwischen Johnny Klebitz und dem Jüdischen Mob geplatzt ist. Luis kann durch seinen Hubschrauber, mit dem er auf dem Dach des Libertonian Museum gelandet ist, beinahe ungestört fliehen, lediglich die Polizei muss er abschütteln. Als Niko Bellic und Patrick McReary Gracie Ancelotti entführen, die Tochter des Ancelotti-Paten, müssen Tony und Luis die Diamanten wieder hergeben, um Gracie freizukaufen. Tony und Luis tun dies jedoch nur, um nicht von der Ancelotti-Familie getötet zu werden, falls sie Gracie nicht wieder lebend befreien.

Gegen Ende bietet Ray Bulgarin Luis Arbeit an. Seine Missionen bestehen darin, Marki Ashvilli, den Besitzer des Liberty City Rampage, einer Eishockeymannschaft, zu töten. Dieser musste sterben, da er Bulgarin seine Sportmannschaft nicht verkaufen wollte, obwohl eine von Ashvilli geschmierte N.O.O.S.E.-Einheit bereits von Luis ausgeschaltet wurde, da sie Bulgarin belastendes Material unterjubeln wollte. Nach diesen Missionen findet Bulgarin heraus, dass Luis ursprünglich seine Diamanten stahl. Daraufhin schickt er Luis zu einem Dach, wo auf ihn eine Überraschung wartet. Bulgarin ruft ihn an und sagt, dass er nun wisse, dass Luis seine Diamanten stahl. Luis öffnet nach dem Anruf eine Pizzaschachtel, in welcher der Kopf des Kochs ist, der Tony die Diamanten verkaufte. Luis tötet daraufhin vier Scharfschützen und weitere Gangster, die im Auftrag von Bulgarin anrücken.

Nach Rodislavs Missionen wird Luis von Rocco angerufen – Luis soll sich mit ihm und seinem OnkelMiddle Park treffen. Rocco sagt, dass Luis sich entscheiden soll, ob er Tony oder sich selbst das Leben nimmt, da die Ancelottis und Bulgarin entweder Tony oder Luis tot sehen wollen. Luis entscheidet sich im Club dann, Tony nicht zu töten und stattdessen Roccos Onkel zu erschießen. Daraufhin stürmen Bulgarins Männer das Maisonette 9, um Tony und Luis zu töten. Jedoch schaffen es Luis und Tony, die Angreifer abzuwehren und der Mafia zu entkommen.

Da Tony unter dem Stress und den Drogen, die er entgegen Luis’ Rat nimmt, leidet und beide um ihr Leben fürchten, entschließt sich Luis Bulgarin zu töten, um dem Schrecken ein Ende zu bereiten. In der letzten Mission zerstört Luis mehrere Heroin-Vans von Bulgarin, da er hofft, ihn dort zu treffen. Allerdings befindet sich lediglich Timur hier. Timur erklärt Luis dann, dass sich Bulgarin mit seinem Jet ins Ausland absetzen will und er keine Chance mehr hat, ihn aufzuhalten. Luis tötet nach einer kleinen Verfolgungsjagd im FunlandBati Custom zum Flughafen, um Bulgarins Jet doch noch aufzuhalten. Auf dem Weg zum FIA greifen ihn mehrere von Bulgarins Wagen an, die jedoch dank Yusuf Amirs Hilfe keine Bedrohung für Luis darstellen. Dieser schafft es den sich schon auf dem Landebahn befindenden Jet einzuholen und in das Flugzeug zu springen, wo er gegen Bulgarins Leibwächter kämpft. Schlussendlich steht er Bulgarin gegenüber, der mit einer Granate droht, den Jet in die Luft zu sprengen. Bulgarin zündet die Granate, wird allerdings wenige Sekunden später von Luis erschossen. Die Granate explodiert und Luis kann gerade noch rechtzeitig mit einem Fallschirm aus dem abstürzenden Wrack herausspringen.

Luis landet ihm Middle Park, wo er mit einem Obdachlosen zusammenstößt. Er hilft ihm auf und sagt ihm er solle sich von Leuten wie ihm fernhalten. Daraufhin findet Kapowitz einen kleinen Beutel. Als er diesen aufmacht, stellt er fest das in dem Beutel Diamanten enthalten sind. Er freut sich tierisch über diesen Fund.

Luis geht weiter und trifft sich mit Gay Tony auf einer Parkbank, wo dieser ihm mitteilt, dass Luis es geschafft hat. Yusuf Amir kommt hinzu und man sieht wie sie glücklich aus dem Park spazieren und über das Clubgeschäft plaudern.

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Nach der Intro-Sequenz erfahrt Ihr schnell, dass Ihr in The Ballad Of Gay Tony die Rolle von Luis übernehmt. In der Sequenz lauft Ihr ein paar Minuten durch die Stadt und entdeckt ein paar alte Gesichter wie z.B. Niko. Letztendlich kommt Ihr bei Tony an und euch sollte schnell klar werden, dass Ihr für den reichen Clubbesitzer Tony arbeitet. Nun geht Ihr aus dem Club und startet nun mit der Mission. Eure Aufgabe ist es in Tonys Wagen zu steigen und ihn dann zu der Hercules-Bar zu fahren. Das pinke Symbol auf der Karte zeigt an, wo sich euer Ziel befindet. Seid Ihr angekommen, folgt eine Zwischensequenz, in der Tony einen seiner Männer beauftragt diesen Abend sehr vorsichtig zu sein. Danach müsst Ihr Tony nach Maisonette 9 fahren. Im Club wird euch dann gezeigt, wo Ihr tanzen , Trinkspiele bestreiten und Bar Shots zu euch nehmen könnt. Hängt kurz im Club ab, bis euch Tony anruft und euch erzählt, dass es draußen vor dem Club Ärger gibt. Es stellt sich heraus, dass die beiden Männer, die Ärger machen eure Freunde sind und Ihr habt nun die Aufgabe, die beiden nach Hause zu fahren. Beim Fahren erfahrt Ihr dann auch ein paar Information z.B. stellt sich heraus, dass eure Freunde Drogenhändler sind und Luis auch eine Zeit mit beteiligt war und eine Zeit im Gefängnis saß. Habt ihr eure Freunde nach Hause gefahren, fahrt zu eurer Unterkunft. Dort habt Ihr die Möglichkeit zu speichern und euch in der Garderobe umzuziehen.

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Description

(ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,PARTIAL NUDITY,STRONG LANGUAGE,STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT,USE OF ALCOHOL,USE OF DRUGS,ONLINE INTERACTIONS NOT RATED BY THE ESRB) The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. “Gay Tony”), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see .

Gallery

Gay Tony in GTA IV, during „Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend“.

Gay Tony in the same scene in Ballad of Gay Tony, during „Ladies Half Price“.

Gay Tony alongside Luis Fernando Lopez during „Diamonds in the Rough“ in The Lost and Damned, reusing the same character model design from GTA IV but lacking his glasses.

Alternate game art of Gay Tony in The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Storyline

Luis Lopez is the bodyguard and business partner of famous Liberty City nightclub owner Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince. With the drug-addled Tony owing money to the mob and other shady characters, Luis is forced to help his boss and clean up his mess, discovering that the rich life of Liberty City is just as dangerous as the tough streets where Luis grew up. The second expansion pack of Grand Theft Auto IV, this game takes place roughly around the same time as Niko Bellic’s journey in Liberty City, as well as the first expansion, „The Lost and Damned.“ Written by

User Reviews

You play as Luis(D’Leon, with attitude and professionalism), a Latino and the ex-con bodyguard/business partner/platonic friend/the guy who does the dirty work of Gay Tony(not Stark, though they do look alike; Kenner, with the two having an old married couple, bickering, relationship) who owns several nightclubs. He has become something of a junkie and letting the business suffer. So he, among others, loans money from the wrong people, and you have to clean up, work off debts and take out the garbage of the wealthy. Others keep mispronouncing your name(Lou, Lewis, etc.), often on purpose. Willing to kill if you have to, you don’t really want to or seek it out. You start out in the bank heist, though you do, accomplish, and contribute, zilch, nada, nothing. Along the way, you will deal with the same stolen goods and the like, including, yup, those same diamonds. We again have the lead show up somewhere the other two did, and this time, you’re on the opposing side, so you fully appreciate what happened, and, thankfully, you’re not just doing the exact same thing(third time’s not the charm) has essentially no famous actors, opting for more distinct characters and voices, and the casting is good all-round. Your mother is hard on you, strong, passionate and complicated relationships between family members. You’ll work for Yusuf(Djalili, a powerful Arab in love with hip-hop culture, keeps using the N-word), who, as pointed out by another character, „wants what he can’t buy“: he likes to have you steal military vehicles and shoot your way back out. In general, this sends a lot, at least a dozen or two, of police, some Homeland, helicopters at you, which you’re well-equipped enough to take out. Brucie(Adams, roided up) constantly doing martial arts and/or physical exercising, every second. We now meet his older brother, Mori(Gurner, who is clearly where a lot of his self-esteem issues come from). You’ll deal with the Russian mafia, and can meet optional minor characters. They will talk about their current situation, comment on recent events, etc. And you may be double-crossed, and change sides over the course of remains the best part. It’s just about the only way this challenges you. Almost everything you could hope for is there. While some of that goes for a lot of recent titles, this is one MP that is as chaotic, open and crazy! The guns especially work for this, with people blowing up and plowing down each other. It does feels out of place how much heavy weaponry this puts in your hands, with explosive bullets, an LMG, etc. Maybe they were worried about competing with Just Cause, Saints Row and the like – thus, they compromised their product. This comes with a server list! With filters, at that! Ranked Matches can be found, albeit few are on these days, regardless. There’s also, at the time I submit this, been about two weeks straight of issues with the RSC, which keeps us off. Nevertheless, I’ve had few issues with it or the GFWL – others have had many, and it’ll also crash. Customizing is limited to appearance, with only a handful of options, and through their combination, a bunch of choices. Modes are cut down to the bare minimum, and we’re left with a more basic atmosphere than San Andreas which is in general better than this small and grey city. That is even more visible now that it’s supposed to be glamorous. Sure, there is bright glitz in some areas, yet, it does feel out of place: Vice City delivers properly on that front. That had the help of being an entirely different setting, and one has to wonder why they tried to pull this off, given what they had to work with. The hard rock remains, as well Like the others, this has a separate identity, which is: ethnic nobody with a record in the socialite world that he doesn’t belong in. At first I didn’t think I’d get into it, then, as usual, I very much did. Liberty City is based on New York, with three main islands. Bronx is Bohan, Brooklyn called Broker, Manhattan now Algonquin and Queens renamed Dukes. There is still too much of going from close to one end of the islands to the other – even if this is credible, it’s have two friends who have stayed in the lower area they all grew up, and won’t accept your offers to get them jobs in the upper class. The three of you can engage in Drug Wars: you’ll all drive to a certain spot and: hijack a transport possibly in motion or take money possibly first having to ice the guy handing over the money. These gradually increases in challenge, though you aren’t getting closer to some ultimate goal, since you’re ripping off others‘, not establishing yourselves. Every 10 won unlock a new addition to your arsenal. They try to talk with you during it, but you insist they focus, perhaps because they keep going over the same lines, and either it’s an attempt to prevent us from noticing by keeping them short, or they find that as annoying as we do seriously, why not just not have them talk every few times, instead of the same lines several times. They argue, with lots of gay jokes. You can all hang out together, the two of them are just about inseparable, and one offers discounts on hardware from his van that he’ll park nearby, the other will steal and deliver cars.A number of things from the 4th game have been addressed, some improved, or even fixed. Unfortunately, the core frustrations remain: too slow movement, that in part ruins the ill-conceived cover system, tedious shootouts and repetitive is a lot of strong language, bloody violence, sexuality and disturbing content in this. I recommend this only for those dedicated to trying everything in the franchise. 7/10

Game Info:

The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime. As Luis Lopez, part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince (a.k.a. „Gay Tony“), players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony completes an epic story and gameplay arc that intersects with the storylines of Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned. With new missions, weapons, vehicles, soundtrack updates and multiplayer content that showcase the over-the-top nature of life at the center of the city, on the other side of the velvet rope where everyone and everything is accessible and available for a price.

Synopsis

In contrast to The Lost and Damned shines light on arguably the most glamorous place on earth – the celebrity nightclub scene. Luis Lopez and Gay Tony Prince are the two main characters struggling with, as Rockstar Games says themselves, „the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price“. Being in debt to gangsters, Luis and Tony are barraged with the temptation to sell out their beliefs and even each other for money – their beliefs often taking the symbolic form of their shared nightclub, Maisonette 9. The duo surprisingly turn their noses at some substantial opportunities (Yusuf Amir franchising them, or Cloe Parker bailing them out), but are heavily tempted and will even abuse each other’s trust for others (Mori Kibbutz having a high-stakes bet, Rocco Pelosi threatening them, and Tony himself resorting to fraud). Very few if any characters make it the entire game without telling a lie; sometimes because of business, other times because of a social imbalance (such as Yusuf wanting to impress Luis, or Tony mocking Mori behind his back while flattering him in person) – which gives the impression that no one is to be trusted. At the end of the game Tony and Luis have resolved trust issues they have with each other, successfully erased their debt and tell Yusuf Amir they won’t franchise, leading to the moral that loyalty to „family“ (blood or otherwise) should not be sold for all the money in the world.

Another important set of characters, though they do not effect the main storyline, are the fictional celebrities met in the Club Management missions. Luis and Tony are made the peers and trusted confidants of extremely powerful celebrities parodying Paris Hilton and Prince Harry among others. Beyond the comic value of pop culture, it is meant to portray opportunity raining from the sky for Tony and Luis, some of which might lure them to abandon or endanger each other.

Luis Lopez is a man who solves problems, and when you are the nightlife legend, Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince’s right-hand man and bodyguard, there are many problems to solve. A playground for vapid celebrities and tragic socialites, Algonquin’s nightlife scene is all about glitz and glamour, and owning the two hottest clubs in town (Hercules and Maisonette 9) makes Tony the undisputed party king of Liberty City. He appears to have it all – wealth, power, respect – but, in debt to mobsters, loan sharks and the tax man, facing up to a changing world and the terrible economy, and under threat from pretenders to his crown, Tony begins to spiral more and more into a midlife crisis from hell. Join Luis as he fights to save Tony’s empire from the brink of collapse and to make his own mark in a world defined by decadence and excess, all while keeping his mother, Adriana Yanira Lopez quiet and stopping his friends, Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas from calling him a sell out. The party is almost over. It is up to Luis to keep it going.

Story

Luis Fernando Lopez is being held hostage at the Bank of Liberty, during a robbery involving Niko BellicPatrick McRearyDerrick McReary and Michael Keane. A local gun club member lying next to him, Eugene Reaper, shoots and kills Keane and is then killed by the McReary brothers in retaliation. The scene cuts to the aftermath of the robbery; Luis is being questioned by the police about the incident before proceeding to Gay Tony’s loft. On the way, he is nearly run over by Niko Bellic (returning from the robbery) and Johnny Klebitz who rides past him. Rocco Pelosi, a senior Ancelotti mobster, and his accomplice Vince enter the loft and collect Tony’s club income for the week as interest repayment on an outstanding loan. Tony then discusses with Luis his dire financial situation with his two clubs, Maisonette 9 and Hercules. In an attempt to curry favour with Rocco, Tony and Luis go to Chinatown to negotiate a deal with a senior TriadBilly Grey, President of The Lost Motorcycle Gang is seen arranging an ambush on Johnny Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald with the Triad as Tony and Luis enter the room. The negotiations with the Triad soon turn awry, and Luis protects Tony as they escape Chinatown.

Luis visits his mother, who also has financial issues, and his childhood friends Henrique Bardas and Armando Torres. Luis‘ mother does not approve of his lifestyle and would like him to attend to college. Henrique and Armando are Luis‘ friends who are heavily involved with the narcotics distribution trade. Luis soon becomes acquainted with Yusuf Amir, a real estate developer in Liberty City. Luis helps Yusuf acquire several vehicles, including an experimental military grade chopper called the „BuzzardAPC used by the NOOSEeven a subway carriage.

Meanwhile, Tony is headed in a downward spiral due to substance abuse, supplied by his boyfriend Evan Mosshead to the docks to buy two million dollars worth of diamondscook coming in on a tanker called the „Platypus“. During the exchange, members of the The Lost (led by Johnny Klebitz) attack and kill Evan and acquire the diamonds. Tony promises Luis that he will quit the substance abuse and introduces Luis to Mori Kibbutz, and his younger brother Brucie. Mori is highly egotistical, constantly bullies and belittles Brucie, a source of irritation to Luis who repeatedly stands up for the younger brother. Through entering Triathlons and undertaking dangerous police chases, Luis eventually managed to cancel Tony’s debt to Mori. After Brucie finally retaliates and punches Mori, he later shows up at Maisonette 9 to thank Luis. Brucie leans in towards Luis after a series of compliments, strongly implying an attempt to hit on him. Luis strongly declines, and Brucie awkwardly attempts to convince Luis that he was just testing him to see if he was gay.

Tony and Luis meet Ray Bulgarin and his associate Timur at Maisonette 9, who offer Luis some work in exchange for financial help. Luis helps Bulgarin eliminate some corrupt federal agents and acquire the Liberty City Rampage hockey team. Gracie Ancelotti gets Tony back on the drugs and is later kidnapped by unknown assailants. The Ancelottis establish that Gracie has been kidnapped because of the diamonds and are pointing the blame at Tony and Luis. Tony learns that the diamonds are being exchanged at the Libertonian, and sends Luis to retrieve them. Luis ambushes the exchange (involving Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz) and escapes in the Buzzard, which has since been gold plated.

Bulgarin phones Luis, telling him to go to the roof of a building in midtown Algonquin. As Luis uncovers the severed head of the cook from the „Platypus“, Bulgarin explains that the diamonds belong to him and accuses the cook, Luis and Tony of colluding to steal them. It emerges that Bulgarin has led Luis to an ambush on the rooftop, and he escapes alive. Gracie’s father, Giovanni Ancelotti, then orders Luis and Tony to trade the diamonds with the kidnappers and get Gracie back. At the exchange, Bulgarin shows up and orders his men to attack the assailants, Packie McReary and Niko Bellic. Bulgarin flees the scene and amidst the chaos the diamonds fall into a dump truck headed the opposite direction. Luis, Tony and Gracie escape in a speedboat.

Because of being preoccupied with recent events, Tony refuses to pay his debts and the city closes down all of his clubs. Luis meets Rocco and Vince in the restrooms in Middle Park, and they explain to him that he must kill Tony, or the Ancelottis and Russians will team up and kill Tony, Luis and all of their friends and family. Luis shows up at Maisonette 9, and contemplates shooting Tony before pointing the gun at Vince and shooting him in the head. Tony warns Luis not to shoot Rocco, as he is a „made man“. Rocco escapes and the Russians show up ensuing in a huge gunfight within the club. Tony blames Luis for contemplating to kill him and flees to his apartment to pack and move to the desert. Luis convinces Tony that he chose not to kill him because it is them against the world, and that they need to resolve their situation. Luis ventures to Firefly Island to ambush a Russian heroin exchange, telling Tony to hide out by the MonoglobeMeadows Park.

In the fairground, Luis destroys the heroin and kills Timur, who mentions that Bulgarin is fleeing the city by plane within two hours. After an opportune phone conversation, Yusuf shows up in the Buzzard and eliminates the pursuing Russians while Luis drives to the airport. Luis manages to board the plane, and kills all of the henchmen onboard. A vengeful Bulgarin emerges from the cockpit holding a grenade, threatening destruction to both of them if Luis kills him. Luis takes the risk and shoots Bulgarin, who drops the grenade causing it to explode. Luis parachutes out of the burning wreckage of the plane to safety, and heads to Meadows Park where Tony is waiting.

As for the diamonds, they in the end are found by a street dweller among a heap of garbage when Luis accidentally bumps into him en-route to meeting Tony at Meadow park.

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. In an attempt to curry favour with Rocco, Tony and Luis go to Chinatown to negotiate a deal with a senior Triad. Billy Grey, president of The Lost Motorcycle Gang is seen arranging an ambush on Johnny Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald with the Triad as Tony and Luis enter the room. The negotiations with the Triad soon turn awry, and Luis protects Tony through their escape from Chinatown.

Luis visits his mother, who also has financial issues, and his childhood friends Henrique Bardas and Armando Torres. Luis‘ mother does not approve of his lifestyle, and would like him to attend college. Henrique and Armando are Luis‘ friends who are heavily involved with the narcotics distribution trade. Luis soon becomes acquainted with Yusuf Amir, (voiced by Omid Djalili) a real estate developer in Liberty City. Luis helps Yusuf acquire several vehicles, including an experimental military grade chopper called the „Buzzard,“ which Luis steals from South African arms dealer Frickie van Hardenburg, an APC used by the National Office Of Security Enforcement(NOoSE), and even a subway carriage.

Meanwhile, Tony is headed in a downward spiral due to substance abuse, supplied by his boyfriend Evan Moss. Luis, Tony and Evan head to the docks to buy two million dollars worth of diamonds from a chef coming in on a tanker called the „Platypus“. In the Grand Theft Auto IV opening cutscene, the chef can be seen mixing these diamonds into cake batter on the Platypus as Niko walks by. During the exchange, members of The Lost (led by Johnny Klebitz) attack and kill Evan to acquire the diamonds. Tony promises Luis that he will quit the substance abuse and introduces Luis to Mori Kibbutz, and his younger brother Brucie. Mori is highly egotistical and constantly chooses to bully and belittle Brucie, a source of irritation to Luis who repeatedly stands up for the younger brother. Luis does eventually manage to effectively cancel Tony’s debt to Mori. After Luis finishes his last favor for Mori, Brucie stands up to his brother, punching him in the nose. Brucie shows up in a cutscene at the Maisonette club to thank Luis, also making a sexual advance on him. Mori later calls Luis, revealing that he’s taken a dictatorial position in a commune.

Tony and Luis meet Ray Bulgarin and his associate Timur at Maisonette 9, who offer Luis some work in exchange for financial help. Luis helps Bulgarin eliminate some corrupt federal agents and acquire the Liberty City Rampage hockey team. Gracie Ancelotti gets Tony back on the drugs and is later kidnapped by unknown assailants (Revealed to be Niko Bellic and Packie McReary from GTA IV) . The Ancelottis establish that Gracie has been kidnapped because of the diamonds and are pointing the blame at Tony and Luis. Tony learns that the diamonds are being exchanged at the Libertonian, and sends Luis to retrieve them. Luis ambushes the exchange (involving Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz) and escapes in the Buzzard, which has since been gold plated.

Bulgarin phones Luis, telling him to go to the roof of a building in midtown Algonquin. As Luis uncovers the severed head of the chef from the „Platypus“, Bulgarin explains that the diamonds belong to him and accuses the chef, Luis and Tony of colluding to steal them. It emerges that Bulgarin has led Luis to an ambush on the rooftop, and he escapes alive. Luis and Tony are then ordered by Gracie’s father, Giovanni Ancelotti, to trade the diamonds with the kidnappers in order to get Gracie back. At the exchange, Bulgarin shows up and orders his men to attack the assailants, Packie McReary and Niko Bellic. Bulgarin flees the scene and amidst the chaos the diamonds fall into a dump truck headed the opposite direction. Luis, Tony and Gracie then successfully escape in a speedboat.

As a result of being preoccupied with recent events, Tony neglects to pay his debts and the city closes down all of his clubs. Luis meets Rocco and Vince in the restrooms in Middle Park, and they explain to him that he must kill Tony, before both the Ancelottis and Russians decide to team up and kill Tony, Luis and all of their friends and family. Luis shows up at Maisonette 9, and contemplates shooting Tony before pointing the gun at Vince and shooting him in the head. Tony warns Luis not to shoot Rocco, as he is a „made man“. Rocco escapes, and the Russians show up ensuing in a huge gunfight within the club. Tony blames Luis for contemplating to kill him, he then flees to his apartment to pack and move to the desert. Luis convinces Tony that he chose not to kill him because it’s them against the world, and that they need to resolve their situation. Luis ventures to Firefly Island to ambush a Russian heroin exchange, telling Tony to hide out by the Monoglobe structure in Meadows Park, Dukes.

In the fairground, Luis destroys the heroin and kills Timur, who mentions that Bulgarin is fleeing the city by plane within two hours. After an opportune phone conversation, Yusuf shows up in the Buzzard and eliminates the pursuing Russians while Luis drives to the airport. Luis manages to board the plane, and kill all of the henchmen onboard. A vengeful Bulgarin emerges from the cockpit holding a grenade, threatening destruction to both of them if Luis kills him. Luis takes the risk and shoots Bulgarin, who drops the grenade causing it to explode. Luis parachutes out of the burning wreckage of the plane to safety, and heads to Meadows Park where Tony is waiting. In the park, Luis accidentally knocks a homeless man into a trash can, who finds the missing diamonds amongst the trash and runs off gleefully. Yusuf approaches Tony and Luis and the three celebrate their victory and look toward the future. At the end of the credits sequence, Mori and Brucie are seen in an underground cage fight and Packie McReary is seen leaving Liberty City on a plane with the stolen money from robbing a bank with Niko Bellic. The homeless man who found the diamonds is later shown living in a mansion surrounded by women and all of Tony’s clubs are reopened. After this, the player can choose to replay past missions if they so choose to do so.

Cast and characters[edit | edit source]

Further information: List of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony characters==Reception==

The game received mostly positive reviews, with a metascore of 89 on Metacritic. [10] At the 2009 Spike Video Game AwardsGrand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony was awarded the Best DLC award.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Luis Fernando Lopez, the protagonist of The Ballad of Gay Tony. In contrast to The Lost and Damned, a gritty and hardcore account of life in a biker gang, The Ballad of Gay Tony shines light on arguably the most glamorous place on Earth – the celebrity nightclub scene. Luis Lopez and Gay Tony Prince are the two main characters struggling with, as Rockstar Games says themselves, „the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price“. Being in debt to gangsters, Luis and Tony and keith are barraged with the temptation to sell out their beliefs and even each other for money – their beliefs often taking the symbolic form of their shared nightclub, Maisonette 9. The duo surprisingly turn their noses at some substantial opportunities (Yusuf Amir franchising them, or Cloe Parker bailing them out), but are heavily tempted and will even abuse each other’s trust for others (Mori Kibbutz having a high-stakes bet, Rocco Pelosi threatening them, and Tony himself resorting to fraud). Very few if any characters make it the entire game without telling a lie; sometimes because of business, other times because of a social imbalance (such as Yusuf wanting to impress Luis, or Tony mocking Mori behind his back while flattering him eye to eye) – which gives the impression that no one is to be trusted. At the end of the game Tony and Luis have resolved trust issues they have with each other, successfully erased their debt and tell Yusuf Amir they won’t franchise, leading to the moral that loyalty to „family“ (blood or otherwise) should not be sold for all the money in the world.

Another important set of characters, though they do not effect the main storyline, are the fictional celebrities met in the Club Management missions. Luis and Tony are made the peers and trusted confidants of extremely powerful celebrities parodying Paris Hilton and Prince Harry among others. Beyond the comic value of pop culture, it is meant to portray opportunity raining from the sky for Tony and Luis, some of which might lure them to abandon or endanger each other.

Story[edit | edit source]

Luis Fernando Lopez is being held hostage at the Bank of Liberty, during a robbery involving Niko BellicPatrick McRearyDerrick McReary and Michael Keane. A local gun club member lying next to him, Eugene Reaper, shoots and kills Keane and is then killed by the McReary brothers in retaliation. The scene cuts to the aftermath of the robbery; Luis is being questioned by the police about the incident before proceeding to Gay Tony’s loft. On the way, he is nearly run over by Niko Bellic (returning from the robbery) and Johnny Klebitz who rides past him. Rocco Pelosi, a senior Ancelotti mobster, and his accomplice Vince enter the loft and collect Tony’s club income for the week as interest repayment on an outstanding loan. Tony then discusses with Luis his dire financial situation with his two clubs, Maisonette 9 and Hercules. In an attempt to curry favor with Rocco, Tony and Luis go to Chinatown to negotiate a deal with a senior TriadBilly Grey, President of The Lost Motorcycle Gang is seen arranging an ambush on Johnny Klebitz and Jim Fitzgerald with the Triad as Tony and Luis enter the room. The negotiations with the Triad soon turn awry, and Luis protects Tony as they escape Chinatown.

Luis visits his mother, who also has financial issues, and his childhood friends Henrique Bardas and Armando Torres. Luis‘ mother does not approve of his lifestyle and would like him to attend to college. Henrique and Armando are Luis‘ friends who are heavily involved with the narcotics distribution trade. Luis soon becomes acquainted with Yusuf Amir, a real estate developer in Liberty City. Luis helps Yusuf acquire several vehicles, including an experimental military grade chopper called the „BuzzardAPC used by the NOOSEeven a subway carriage.

Meanwhile, Tony is headed in a downward spiral due to substance abuse, supplied by his boyfriend Evan Mosshead to the docks to buy two million dollars worth of diamondscook coming in on a tanker called the „Platypus“. During the exchange, members of the The Lost (now led by Johnny Klebitz, formerly Billy Grey) attack and kill Evan and acquire the diamonds. Tony promises Luis that he will quit the substance abuse and introduces Luis to Mori Kibbutz, and his younger brother Brucie. Mori is highly egotistical, constantly bullies and belittles Brucie, a source of irritation to Luis who repeatedly stands up for the younger brother. Through entering Triathlons and undertaking dangerous police chases, Luis eventually managed to cancel Tony’s debt to Mori. After Brucie finally retaliates and punches Mori, he later shows up at Maisonette 9 to thank Luis. Brucie leans in towards Luis after a series of compliments, strongly implying an attempt to hit on him. Luis strongly declines, and Brucie awkwardly attempts to convince Luis that he was just testing him to see if he was gay.

Tony and Luis meet Ray Bulgarin and his associate Timur at Maisonette 9, who offer Luis some work in exchange for financial help. Luis helps Bulgarin eliminate some corrupt federal agents and acquire the Liberty City Rampage hockey team. Gracie Ancelotti gets Tony back on the drugs and is later kidnapped by unknown assailants. The Ancelottis establish that Gracie has been kidnapped because of the diamonds and are pointing the blame at Tony and Luis. Tony learns that the diamonds are being exchangedThe Libertonianretrieve them. Luis ambushes the exchange (involving Niko Bellic and Johnny Klebitz) and escapes in the Buzzard, which has since been gold plated.

Bulgarin phones Luis, telling him to go to the roof of a building in midtown Algonquin. As Luis uncovers the severed head of the cook from the „Platypus“, Bulgarin explains that the diamonds belong to him and accuses the cook, Luis and Tony of colluding to steal them. It emerges that Bulgarin has led Luis to an ambush on the rooftop, and he escapes alive. Gracie’s father, Giovanni Ancelotti, then orders Luis and Tony to trade the diamonds with the kidnappers and get Gracie back. At the exchange, Bulgarin shows up and orders his men to attack the assailants, Packie McReary and Niko Bellic. Bulgarin flees the scene and amidst the chaos the diamonds fall into a dump truck headed the opposite direction. Luis, Tony and Gracie escape in a speedboat.

Because of being preoccupied with recent events, Tony refuses to pay his debts and the city closes down all of his clubs. Luis meets Rocco and Vince in the restrooms in Middle Park, and they explain to him that he must kill Tony, or the Ancelottis and Russians will team up and kill Tony, Luis and all of their friends and family. Luis shows up at Maisonette 9, and contemplates shooting Tony before pointing the gun at Vince and shooting him in the head. Tony warns Luis not to shoot Rocco, as he is a „made man“. Rocco escapes and the Russians show up ensuing in a huge gunfight within the club. Tony blames Luis for contemplating to kill him and flees to his apartment to pack and move to the desert. Luis convinces Tony that he chose not to kill him because it is them against the world, and that they need to resolve their situation. Luis ventures to Firefly Island to ambush a Russian heroin exchange, telling Tony to hide out by the MonoglobeMeadows Park.

Universe

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. It is the fourth expansion pack in the Grand Theft Auto series and the 13th release in the series. It was released on October 29, 2009. The PlayStation 3 and PC versions were later released on April 13, 2010 in North America and on April 16, 2010 in Europe.

The protagonistLuis Fernando Lopez, a part-time hoodlum and full-time assistant to legendary nightclub impresario Tony Prince. The storyline intertwines with the original game and first episode, most notably the Museum Piece mission that involves all three protagonists. As well as a new storyline, missions, and characters, it also features new game mechanics, vehiclesweaponsside missionscollectibles and achievements/trophies. As with The Lost and Damnedradio and in-game television programming is included. The game is also the first game in the series to implement a scoring system for missions.

Rockstar says, „Players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.“ According to Rockstar’s official website, „The Ballad of Gay Tony injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime.“ Sam Houser, the founder of Rockstar Games, said before its release „This episode’s focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities.“

As a downloadable expansion, it costs $19.99 (USD) on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

At first, , was going to be released to the PS3 and PC on March 30, but due to Sony Computer Entertainment wanting to edit some of the radio stations, it was released on the later date of April 13 in North America and April 16 in Europe.

The stories for The Lost and DamnedThe Ballad of Gay Tony were written by Dan Houser and Rupert Humphries. All three stories run alongside each other and interwine at various points.

Alterseinstufung

) ist der zweite herunterladbare InhaltGrand Theft Auto IV, der zuerst exklusiv für die Xbox 360 am 29. Oktober 2009 für ca. 20 Euro bzw. 1.600 Microsoft-Punkte erschien und am 16. April 2010 auch für PlayStation 3 und PC veröffentlicht wurde. Ein selbstständiges DVD-Pack mit beiden GTA-IV-Erweiterungen und dem Titel „Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City“ ist parallel mit der zweiten Episode veröffentlicht worden. Für dieses Pack wird nicht das originale GTA IV zum Spielen benötigt. „The Ballad of Gay Tony“ erschien zusammen mit „The Lost and Damned“ als Compilation „Episodes from Liberty City“ am 16. April 2010. The Ballad of Gay Tony lässt sich auch für 14,99 Euro im PSN-Store erwerben (Stand 28.01.2016). Am 09.02.2017 kam die Abwärtskompatibilität für die Xbox One. {Zwar nicht offiziell, aber man kann [zumindest per CD (soweit bekannt)] diesen Titel auf der Xbox One spielen}

Possible real-life inspirations

Gay Tony’s influence over the Liberty City nightclub scene is mostly reminiscent of Peter Gatien, owner of the Limelight and other clubs. Like Prince, Gatien faced drug (1996) and tax evasion (1999) charges, and owned several nightclubs geared towards different crowds as investments. Unlike Prince, Gatien is a happily married heterosexual, and having been born in Canada, he was deported there after his drug charges and currently lives in Toronto.

Many elements also seem to have been taken from Steve Rubell, owner of the legendary Studio 54. Both were born in New York City (Liberty being a parody), and faced club raids and tax evasion charges since their early years of success. Their business models were also very similar, including a strict, trendy dress code (which Rubell would sometimes enforce personally). Both were homosexuals and habitual drug users, although Rubell kept it a secret, got diagnosed with AIDS in 1985 and died of hepatitis in 1989.

He also bears some similarities to Miami club owner Chris Paciello who, like Tony had connections to New York Mafia families and had one of his famous clubs burn down only to open another club later the same year. Paciello is also straight, however, and is most famous for once having dated Madonna.

Nightlife

Play as Luis Lopez, personal bodyguard, confidant, business partner, and friend to Liberty City’s nightlife impresario, Anthony „Gay Tony“ Prince. Drink, dance, and take part in Club Management jobs at Prince’s clubs: Maisonette 9 and Hercules.

Childhood and college years

Tony Prince was most likely born in 1958 in the Midwest (his age and birthplace is subject to debate) to Jewish parents. He grew up in Dukes, and according to the Maisonette 9 website, „as a young boy he wandered to the Humboldt River and dreamed of living on the other side (in Algonquin) so he would no longer be considered bridge and tunnel“. He also used to play in front of the Monoglobe and would sometimes stare into it, wondering what life was like in different countries.

He also likely would have struggled with his sexuality in his teen years, especially growing up in a somewhat dangerous neighborhood. He is ashamed of his Dukes background, and it’s hinted during the beginning of Departure Time that he doesn’t speak to his parents anymore. He says of growing up in the 1970s, „In my day, gay guys used to be lonely, needy, and lost. Now, they’re all in relationships!“.

Tony would have gone to college as early as 1975, though he did not focus on his studies. His first experience working at a nightclub came from being in the cloakroom and eventually the front door of Elephant1983[1] , the first club he opened for himself was , a rave venue, until Tony was arrested for tax evasion in 1985, spending 3 months in jail[1]. According to Luis, Tony also first earned the nickname „Gay Tony“ in 1985 – as the nickname suggests, Tony became openly homosexual by the time he was 27.

Height of career and reputation

According to the Maisonette 9 website, his next club (and first gay club) was [1] (Tony „returned to the gay scene“ in 1999, which would suggest that none of those three clubs were gay-oriented). In 1996, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. After the failure of , until it burned down and Tony was briefly banned from opening new venues.