A hefty GTA4 patch has been released, which promises less-memory intensive (and better looking) shadows and performance boosters and… oh, this is minor, but splendid patch stuff. What makes this posting is what the patch actually removes. As in, the Rockstar Social Club application is no longer necessary to play the game – you log in on a web interface without another program sitting there eating your computer’s thinky-time. In short, you need a Social Club log in, but nothing else. It also allows you to buy the just released Grand Theft Auto episodes in-game, though The_B reports errors trying to buy in the UK, but we suspect that’s because of – er – something or another. Full change list follows.
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