Talk:Grand Theft Auto (series)

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Mike Dailly[edit]

I do not know who keeps adding this fictional person to these articles but....

  1. Mike Dailly was not a founder of DMA Design Ltd, therefore he did not invent Grand Theft Auto
  2. DMA Design was a subsidiary of DMA Design Ltd
  3. Rockstar was actually founded by Sam & Dan Houser
  4. Rockstar Games, bought out DMA Design Ltd
  5. DMA Design Ltd invented Grand Theft Auto, not DMA Design
  6. The only relevant source that this person had anything to do with Grand Theft Auto is a registered domain

owned by that very person, who clearly states in the copyright disclaimer that...

Text © Copyright 2004-2006 By Mike Dailly
All rights reserved. is in no way assosiated with DMA Design Ltd, Take-2 or Rockstar Studios.

So please remove all of this unfactual information. - — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18:34, 10 February 2013‎

Hi, I like to clear everything up for you

  1. Mike Dailly was a founder of DMA along with David Jones, Steve Hammond and Russell Kay. Dailly was also the designer on the original GTA.
  2. DMA Design and DMA Design Ltd is the same company.
  3. Sam and Dan Houser only founded Rockstar North's parent company Rockstar Games.
  4. Take-Two who is the owners of Rockstar have control what studio becomes a Rockstar studio.
  5. Same as #2.
  6. There is pictures of Dailly with the original concept for GTA and he is credited in the game.
  7. is controlled by ex-DMA employees.

Please stop removing sourced info. TheDeviantPro (talk) 24:54, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Wow... first time I've ever been called "fictional" before.

  1. I was a founding member of DMA Design. In point of fact, I was the first employee there. DMA Design only became DMA Design Ltd later, up until that point, it was a privately own company and was not Limited. I did come up with the game engine that spawned GTA, and I then wrote the final engine - you can see my name in the credits, and can even download the original prototype from my own personal page (, or read my name on the original design doc (
  2. DMA Design was how we all "called" DMA Design Ltd.
  3. Take-2 bought GTA from Gremlin who owned DMA Design. They then employeed the old Silicon Valley team and moved them to Edinburgh and renamed them from DMA Design, to Rockstar North.
  4. DMA Design evolved into DMA Design Ltd, it was simply a legal state, not a different company. It was the same staff, same employer - whether you like it or not.
  5. I own, and use it as a DMA Design Ltd history site. DMA's old site has since gone, but was not or because both these domain weren't available at the time, and you weren't allowed to use .org or .net for company sites in those days.

Seriously... know what your talking about before trying to edit anything. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikedailly (talkcontribs) 19:14, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Separate Liberty City Page[edit]

Hi there! I would like to suggest the recreation of a page on Liberty City, instead of it redirecting to this page, since Los Santos, San Andreas has a page as well. Just for a matter of consistency, maybe. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Just because another article exists is not a valid reason that a similar article should exist (although it can be a valid point as part of a reason). The Liberty City article was deleted this month (See here) due to its quality and sourcing. If you want a Liberty City article I suggest the best way is to create one on your user pages and then get it transferred to the main article space. But the sourcing and quality of it will obviously have to be better than the previous one. - X201 (talk) 07:56, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Grand Theft Auto V figures in the sales section[edit]

I see recently that figures for the sales for Grand Theft Auto V once again, have been changed and reverted over, over again. Manly due because a VGChartz not being a reliable source although the figure by vg24 is speculation, meaning that the figure is also not really reliable as well. As I understand there's no source that tells us what are the actual figures of the sales are, I reckon we should leave the sales box for the Grand Theft Auto V blank for now. TheDeviantPro (talk) 04:11, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Updated status about the Soundtracks in GTA 2 / GTA II[edit]

I am kinda new to this and my English knowledge is limited so I guess I can find someone who can help me out via E-mail:

I analysed the GTA 2 / GTA II movie and it's 1:50 minutes long cut intro: Search for the "Grand Theft Auto Movie" & Search for the "Grand Theft Auto Intro"

That's the order of the movie soundtracks 0:19 - 0:54 = 1. Successful Criminals - Music Madness

0:54 - 1:40 = 2. Inter Orbit Communication - Short Wave Café

1:40 - 3:00 = 3. Dom + Roland - Thunder

3:00 - 4:23 = 4. JMJ & Richie - The Score

4:26 - 5:14 = 5. PFM - Cruising Detroid `98

5:14 - 5:52 = 6. Flytronix - Past Archives

5:52 - 6:06 = 7. PFM - Cruising Detroid `98

6:06 - 7:19 = 8. E-Z Rollers - Short Change

7:20 - 8:15 = 9. PFM - Cruising Detroid `98


So there are a lot of missing tracknames in the soundtrack and normal article. That's more accurate: "Successful Criminals - Music Madness" & "Inter Orbit Communication - Short Wave Café" & "JMJ & Richie - The Score" & "PFM - Cruising Detroid `98" Are from the "Drumfunk Hooliganz" compilation of E-Z Rollers.

"Thunder" by "Dom + Roland" / "Dom & Roland" isn't mentioned.

The track "Short Change" from "E-Z Rollers" is cut for GTA II / GTA 2. There is a longer version on their album "Weekend World".

In the game self the movie is cut down to 1:50 and it contains a completly different track called "Rhythm" by "Engineers Without Fears". It's some kind of special GTA II / GTA 2 promo version mix.

Please contact me if you can help me in anyway. I also want to add this certain information to the German article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sylversecond (talkcontribs) 01:29, 9 June 2014 (UTC)