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Due To Expiring Licenses, GTA IV Is Updated To Remove And Replace Several Songs

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Now this is one downside of games being able to download updates, you can also lose content. Due to expiring licences, several songs in the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack has to patched out. The update is now live on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Around 51 songs from the various in-game radio stations have been removed, with the Eastern European station Vladiostok FM being the biggest casualty. So big that Rockstar has now added new songs into the station.

Here’s the full list of removed songs, as compiled by Reddit and The GTA Forums:

Vladivostok FM

  • Kino – “Группа крови” [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type] (1988)
  • Marakesh – “Ждать” [Zhdat / To Wait] (2006)
  • Zveri – “Квартира” [Kvartira / The Flat] (2006)
  • Seryoga – “King Ring” (2005)
  • Splean – “Линия жизни” [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline] (2000)
  • Basta – “Мама” [Mama / Mother] (2006)
  • Leningrad – “Никого не жалко” [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] (2002)
  • Ranetki Girls – “О тебе” [O Tebe / About You] (2006)
  • Dolphin – “РЭП” [Rap] (2008)
  • Glukoza – “Швайне” [Schweine / Pigs in German] (2005)
  • Ruslana – “Wild Dances” Ukranian FM Version (2004)
  • Oleg Kvasha – “Зеленоглазое такси” Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe * Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] (2007)

Liberty Rock Radio

  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” (1995)
  • Stevie Nicks – “Edge of Seventeen” (1981)
  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” (1975)
  • David Bowie – “Fascination” (1975)
  • Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell (1980)

The Journey

  • Terry Riley – “A Rainbow in Curved Air” (1969)
  • Michael Shrieve – “Communique: ‘Approach Spiral'” (1984)
  • San Juan Sounds
  • Angel y Khriz – “Ven Báilalo” (2004)
  • IF99 – International Funk
  • Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (1971)

Liberty City Hardcore

  • Cro-Mags – “It’s the Limit” (1985)
  • Leeway – “Enforcer” (1988)

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K109 The Studio

  • Tamiko Jones – “Can’t Live Without Your Love” (1979)

The Vibe 98.8

  • Mtume – “C.O.D. (I’ll Deliver)” (1984)

Radio Broker

  • Ralph Myerz – “The Teacher” (2006)

The Beat 102.7

  • Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne) – Crackhouse (2008)
  • Papoose – Stylin’ (2008)

The Classics

  • Brand Nubian – All for One (1990)
  • Marley Marl (feat. Craig G) – Droppin’ Science (1988)

Episodes and EFLC

K109 – TBOGT

  • “Still In Love” by Rose Royce

L.C.H.C. – TLAD

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  • “Call from the Grave” by Bathory

Liberty Rock Radio – TLAD

  • “Touch Too Much” by AC/DC
  • “Five To One” by The Doors
  • “Jane” by Jefferson Starship
  • “Run To The Hills” by Iron Maiden

Vladivostok FM – TBOGT

  • “Salvation” by Sucker DJs
  • “Music” by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena
  • “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland

Vice City FM

  • “C’est la Vie” by Robbie Nevil
  • “History” by Mai Tai
  • “Teardrops” by Womack & Womack
  • “Wood Beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin)” by Scritti Politti
  • “You’re the Voice” by John Farnham

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  • “A City Under Siege” by Boy 8-Bit
  • “Boxer” by Crookers (feat. Nic Sarno)
  • “Stickin” by SonicC
  • “The Best Thing” by Hook N Sling
  • “You Never Know” by Marly

Additional Removals

Bahama Mammas Club Mix * “TBOGT Theme (Downtempo Mix)” by Aaron Johnston, Jesse Murphy & Avi Bortnick (Previously Unused)

The songs added to Vladiostok FM is as follows:

  • ALEKSEY BOLSHOY: YA Nenavizhu Karaoke
  • SERYOGA: Mon Ami (ft. Maks Lorens)
  • DELICE: Goryacheye Leto
  • SERYOGA: Dobav’ Skorost
  • RIFFMASTER: Begu (Rancho Song)
  • RIFFMASTER Riffmaster Tony
  • ZHENYA FOKIN: Noch’ju
  • AYVENGO: Underground
  • KIEVELEKTRO: Gulyaj, Slavyane!! (ft. Alyona Vinnitskaya)
  • AYVENGO: Reprezenty
  • SERYOGA: Chiki

This is not the first case of its kind, as GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas have also lost a few tracks from the original releases when both games were ported to mobile. GTA IV is the first case where all copies of the game that are connected to the internet will have the songs with expired licences removed.

Via PCGamesN