01 - Take time out to watch a sunset
Sick of the daily grind? Take time out to reflect. At about 8pm, go to a place where you can see the Algonquin skyline and soak in the views. A good place to go is the East Borough Bridge, just before the toll booths on the way to Dukes.
02 - Get the cops on your side
Sometimes you'll jack a car but forget to pull away quickly enough. Suddenly, the door's pulled open again and this time it's you dragged from the vehicle. If that wasn't embarrassing enough, they'll start a fight.
You can punch back, but it's easier to just pull out your gun. No need to fire, they'll soon realise it's not worth the risk and back down, before turning and running away.
But their day's about to get worse. Ironically, the police (being slow and dim-witted for a change) arrive late on the scene, and assume you're the victim. So they run off after the 'criminal', leaving you to take the car in peace.
03 - Call the paramedics
If you're low on health and far from the nearest hot dog stand, you can still get the help you need. Just call for an ambulance. Yup, 911 gives you access to all three emergency services, Police, Ambulance and Fire. When Niko's clothes are soaked with blood, it's time to get out of the way of the traffic and ring for help.
How much? Getting healed fully will cost you in the region of $800, so this really is best saved for an emergency. Still, while we would never condone prank calling the emergency services in real-life, if you're feeling mean you can nip into the ambulance while they're looking for the 'victim' and claim back half your health for free - suckers.
04 - Find the Sultan RS
At the very northern tip of Alderney, near the beach on the East there's an old mansion. You'll remember it from Phil Bell's first mission, where you steal the heroin from the Triads. Anyway, go here and, parked behind the mansion, is a Sultan RS. This is GTA's version of a Mitsubushi Lancer and is one of the game's fastest cars. Each time it spawns it will have a different paint job entirely.
05 - Get on random folk's nerves
If you hover around for too long near certain characters, they'll get edgy and attack you - but only after a few verbal warnings. For example, loiter near the projects in Bohan, some of the gangstas there will take offence to your presence. "Looks like white boy here is lost," they'll comment, before getting violent.
06-07 See a comedy show
Visit Split Sides in Algonquin to see stand-up comedy acts. Girls seem to like this, so take them there on dates. Each comedian has two or three routines that play one by one with each sequential visit to the club.
Ricky Gervais - Portly comedian of Office and Extras fame. His jokes are from his recent stand-up show Fame and, while they're mildly amusing, the audience's over-the-top laughing is a little excessive. It's great that he's in there though.
Katt Williams - This popular American comedian is way funnier than Gervais, especially his observation about Liberty City - "Where are all the cats and dogs?" - and his routine about rapper Rick Ross' song Hustlin'.
08 - Turn your engine off
If you hold Triangle while getting out of a car, Niko will turn the engine off. Tap it and he'll leave it running with the radio turned on. Pointless? Absolutely, but a nice touch. You can even leave the doors open if you press the run button as soon as you exit the car.