GTA 4 Gets Selfies With New Mod -- How Will You Photograph Yourself?

Not to be outdone by Grand Theft Auto V, GTA IV gets a mod to allow you to take pictures and video of your character.

Grand Theft Auto IV launched in December 2008 on PC, and since then it's been receiving numerous improvements from its community. Recently, GTA IV's graphics were overhauled with the newest version of the comprehensive iCEnhancer mod, making it look as good, if not better than, some games released this year. Certainly, it gives 2013's Grand Theft Auto V a run for its money.

But GTA V still exceeded GTA IV in one way: you can take selfies of your character. Luckily, the modding community responded to remedy this omission. As reported by Kotaku, modding blog GTA X Scripting posted the mod and an accompanying video showcasing the new feature, and it looks expectedly ridiculous.

With the mod, you have the ability to snap pictures and videos of yourself while doing anything. This means that if you want to take a video of your character driving, that is now possible. Just don't be surprised when you swerve and crash because you can't see out the front windshield.

If GTA IV and its mods aren't enough GTA action, you can pick up a remastered Grand Theft Auto V for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 this fall.

What will your selfies document you doing? Let us know in the comments.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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14 comments
Arkhalipso
Arkhalipso

Why would you make a whole article about a single, useless mod for a game from 2008?

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I never once took a selfie in GTAV. I love how there are no options to rob banks in free roam(which you can do in Red Dead), no option to turn off the annoying kill flash or 'X' kill indicators or cinematic score, no way to pull out guns or shoot/stab/beat people up in strip clubs or clothing stores(without attaining a wanted level before entering the building), no Californian Black Bear, no options of stealthy throat cutting with the knife(Red Dead could do it), no Chainsaws, but YOU CAN TAKE A SELFIE!   Half of the GTAV staff should be fired for letting these ideas pass.

DrKill09
DrKill09

A "Selfie" means blowing yourself.  This is just a dumbass taking a picture of himself; NOT a "selfie"  That already had a name.  It's called a self portrait!

deadpen
deadpen

How would I photograph myself? Well I guess it would be me NOT playing GTA 4.

warriors30
warriors30

I think selfies are kinda dumb in real life and I hate to see them in my beloved video games. I just never used this stuff in GTA V.

But I guess it's all just a parody and satire of our modern society, so that's cool.

Saidrex
Saidrex

There are good mods and there is ...this...

pork7
pork7

Gotta love GTA. Rockstar is doing it right.

hystavito
hystavito

@Saidrex Well some mods are just made for the sake of seeing if it can be done, something to do, etc.  Not sure if this mod falls under that category, but anyway. you get the idea in general.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@pork7 R* did it totally wrong with selfies, they also destroyed GTAV.