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« Reply #200 on: April 18, 2008, 08:19:13 PM »

Re: https://socialclub.rockstargames.com/

Not sure if anyone spotted this, but it seems that you will be able to tag songs 'in game' to purchase on the site. Once you log in there is a button for "Zits" that explains how it works. (I would copy the text, but the disabled selection on it)
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« Reply #201 on: April 18, 2008, 08:24:45 PM »

The thing about GTA3 and GTA: VC were that the main character was clearly a bad guy who was out for revenge against other bad guys who screwed him over. Catalina from GTA3 is, I think, one of the most one-note genocidal psychos this side of Kefka. The gangsters in VC were better defined, but still bad guys right from the start. In both cases, you knew you were playing a bad guy and in that respect I had no problem with it. GTA: SA, on the other hand, set up the main character as this good guy who was framed by some bad guys, then comes home to try and go straight. Right from the start, he sees what an uphill battle he has but vows to make the streets safe again. All well and good and clearly I'm playing a good guy who bad things have happened to.

HOWEVER!

You then get to the point Kevin mentioned and all of a sudden I'm not going up against bad guys. I'm going up against military guys protecting things from bad guys, yet I have to wipe them out. This includes stealing the Harrier at the end and slugging it out with the other Harriers (for those of you who didn't make it that far, this is one of the last missions). Then you're no longer a good guy working to bring down bad guys - you're a thug who views killing innocents as a means to an end. Hey Rockstar - how 'bout some consistency with GTA4, huh?
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« Reply #202 on: April 18, 2008, 08:29:21 PM »

Reports from NeoGAF apparently indicate a few new differentiations between PS3 and 360 versions:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10736393#post10736393

Executive summary:  Sixaxis controls for bike/chopper/boat and 5 minute mandatory install for the PS3 version.
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« Reply #203 on: April 18, 2008, 08:31:46 PM »

Quote from: Brendan on April 18, 2008, 08:29:21 PM

Reports from NeoGAF apparently indicate a few new differentiations between PS3 and 360 versions:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10736393#post10736393

Executive summary:  Sixaxis controls for bike/chopper/boat and 5 minute mandatory install for the PS3 version.

Key point: optional sixaxis controls (thank goodness). 
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« Reply #204 on: April 18, 2008, 08:33:10 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 18, 2008, 08:31:46 PM

Quote from: Brendan on April 18, 2008, 08:29:21 PM

Reports from NeoGAF apparently indicate a few new differentiations between PS3 and 360 versions:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10736393#post10736393

Executive summary:  Sixaxis controls for bike/chopper/boat and 5 minute mandatory install for the PS3 version.

Key point: optional sixaxis controls (thank goodness). 

Yeah Brendan's verbiage scared the crap out of me at first.  So basically... no difference.

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« Reply #205 on: April 18, 2008, 08:36:39 PM »

Heh.  Sorry, yes, it's apparently optional.  No Lair effect here.

The 1up guy goes on to say that perf is basically the same, graphics are basically the same, etc.
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« Reply #206 on: April 18, 2008, 08:40:29 PM »

Quote from: Brendan on April 18, 2008, 08:36:39 PM

Heh.  Sorry, yes, it's apparently optional.  No Lair effect here.

The 1up guy goes on to say that perf is basically the same, graphics are basically the same, etc.

Ah, but he also says that Rockstar thinks the PS3 version looks "slightly better" icon_wink
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« Reply #207 on: April 18, 2008, 08:48:29 PM »

I'm going to ask a mod to ban you for your flamewar ways!

Oh, crap...
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« Reply #208 on: April 18, 2008, 08:58:04 PM »

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« Reply #209 on: April 19, 2008, 01:27:59 AM »

don't worry, the Wii version is going to blow away his BBQ.
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« Reply #210 on: April 19, 2008, 02:38:18 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on April 17, 2008, 01:25:45 AM

UK TV ad for the game

Not spoilery at all, other than showing some of the locales in the game.

Anticipation through the roof.

i had just watched 'my name is Earl' and waiting for 'the big bang theory' when this trailer came on....got me all excited again(as i have only just got back online after two weeks no ISP)
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« Reply #211 on: April 19, 2008, 07:53:47 PM »

I don't want to ruin my GTAIV expectations by reading previews or early hands on, so I appreciate that Kotaku has provided a web URL to be able to get my gaming news sans-GTAIV, go to http://kotaku.com/tag/not:gta-iv/
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« Reply #212 on: April 21, 2008, 06:09:37 PM »

Eurogamer has part 1 of an interview with the GTA art director up, spoiler free.  Some interesting parts there about the water and lighting--and the game's definitely using HDR and not bloom.
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« Reply #213 on: April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM »

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #214 on: April 21, 2008, 06:28:34 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

I know we're so close, I'm so glad I started playing Rock Band now. It's the perfect game to tide me over until 4/29.
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« Reply #215 on: April 21, 2008, 06:30:37 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

HUZZAH!!!
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« Reply #216 on: April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 
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« Reply #217 on: April 21, 2008, 06:52:27 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on April 21, 2008, 06:28:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

I know we're so close, I'm so glad I started playing Rock Band now. It's the perfect game to tide me over until 4/29.

Yeah, I just started Mass Effect last night to see how it was. Oops.
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« Reply #218 on: April 21, 2008, 06:55:43 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

Screw the company, they can watch you play, and take it with you on the business trip... if your hotel doesn't have an HDTV, just take it to the local best buy or whatever and drag a chair into the TV dept, hook up your console and go at it. biggrin If you can find a 24 hour store with hdtvs like like wal-mart, even better!
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« Reply #219 on: April 21, 2008, 07:06:37 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 

Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin
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« Reply #220 on: April 21, 2008, 07:10:13 PM »

Quote from: Captain Caveman on April 21, 2008, 07:06:37 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

Hmm must have been planned before the release date was announced eh? You couldn't get her to move it?
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« Reply #221 on: April 21, 2008, 07:12:16 PM »

Quote from: Captain Caveman on April 21, 2008, 07:06:37 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 

Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

LOL!
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« Reply #222 on: April 21, 2008, 07:15:37 PM »

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Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 

Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

Don't punch the wife now!

(unless she's into that sort of thing).

 Tongue icon_wink

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« Reply #223 on: April 21, 2008, 08:15:46 PM »

i will actually be buying the game in 1 week,3hrs and 46 minutes...midnight opening nod


that TV commercail trailer is now up on xbox live marketplace(or at least it is in the UK marketplace),i downloaded it and noticed a lot more things going on in the background that i didnt notice when i caught it on TV...got me a little bit more excited for it
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« Reply #224 on: April 21, 2008, 08:36:21 PM »

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Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Well the bright side is that the pain of not being able to play GTA4 for a couple of weeks is nothing compared to the pain of suddenly realizing you just took an oath to pledge your penis to one woman for the REST OF YOUR MORTAL LIFE.   icon_eek crybaby icon_wink
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« Reply #225 on: April 21, 2008, 08:53:35 PM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 21, 2008, 06:52:27 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 21, 2008, 06:28:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

I know we're so close, I'm so glad I started playing Rock Band now. It's the perfect game to tide me over until 4/29.

Yeah, I just started Mass Effect last night to see how it was. Oops.

Bah!  You can finish it in a week!  Or are you some kind of girly man who needs sleep?
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« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2008, 08:55:55 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 08:53:35 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 21, 2008, 06:52:27 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 21, 2008, 06:28:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 21, 2008, 06:25:21 PM

ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!

I know we're so close, I'm so glad I started playing Rock Band now. It's the perfect game to tide me over until 4/29.

Yeah, I just started Mass Effect last night to see how it was. Oops.

Bah!  You can finish it in a week!  Or are you some kind of girly man who needs sleep?

I've little doubt I could finish it in that time were I playing it 24/7. Were I unemployed again I probably would be playing it in just such a fashion. As it stands, I'll probably finish the first planet this week then shelve it until when I get bored of GTAIV. smile
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« Reply #227 on: April 21, 2008, 09:17:38 PM »

I'm planning on having the flu on the 29th...
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« Reply #228 on: April 21, 2008, 09:59:08 PM »

Quote from: Captain Caveman on April 21, 2008, 07:06:37 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 21, 2008, 06:41:51 PM

How's this for nature's cruelty?

Game comes out on the 29th. Company coming in from out of town on the 30th and staying through the weekend. Monday the 5th, I leave on a business trip for a week. It's enough to make you want to punch a hooker.

 



Try leaving for your wedding on the 29th, then going on your honeymoon, and not returning to your 360 until mid-May.  mad

Uh, I mean:  icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

I'll trade you  slywink
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« Reply #229 on: April 21, 2008, 10:00:08 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on April 21, 2008, 09:17:38 PM

I'm planning on having the flu on the 29th...

I'm telling your boss how to check achievements online.
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« Reply #230 on: April 21, 2008, 10:11:46 PM »

Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?
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« Reply #231 on: April 21, 2008, 10:19:58 PM »

As long as it doesn't require standing in line for more than 10 minutes, I'll probably make a minor effort.
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« Reply #232 on: April 21, 2008, 10:28:32 PM »

Quote from: CSL on April 21, 2008, 10:11:46 PM

Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?

IN!!!!  I have my CE paid off and receipt in hand.
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« Reply #233 on: April 21, 2008, 11:43:12 PM »

Quote from: CSL on April 21, 2008, 10:11:46 PM

Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?

my preorder is in at BestBuy, so i'm not sure there will even be a midnight sale...definitely there if they have one though (they have for other games).  lucky for me, i'm also on vacation all of the following week icon_twisted 

in other news...i loaded up San Andreas this afternoon for the first time in almost two years and finally finished the last couple main story missions.  cool ending icon_cool
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« Reply #234 on: April 22, 2008, 12:29:33 AM »

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Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?

I'd consider it, but I pre-ordered at the location by my office which is too far away for me to be bothered. I'll pick it up at lunch tuesday and may forget to return to work afterwards.
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« Reply #235 on: April 22, 2008, 02:40:10 AM »

It's actually a nice coincidence that the restaurant I work at part-time while I'm in school shut down just this week, looks like I might have GTA4 week off (still got class but that's not too demanding).
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« Reply #236 on: April 22, 2008, 04:03:59 AM »

I'm sad to say that I will be there at midnight to pick up my CE.  I never thought I'd be That Guy, but Gamestop is only three blocks away and I'm taking off Monday and Tuesday anyhow, so I might as well.
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« Reply #237 on: April 22, 2008, 04:25:36 AM »

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Quote from: CSL on April 21, 2008, 10:11:46 PM

Now admit it - who else is going to try and get a midnight opening for this?

I'd consider it, but I pre-ordered at the location by my office which is too far away for me to be bothered. I'll pick it up at lunch tuesday and may forget to return to work afterwards.

No midnight opening for me.  I'll just go to BB the next day and grab it at 10 am.
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« Reply #238 on: April 22, 2008, 04:40:44 AM »

ugh.. I've been playing GTA 3 and have ran into an annoying set of missions that are quickly reminding me why I never got far in Vice City or SA.  here's hoping things go differently in IV.
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« Reply #239 on: April 22, 2008, 05:57:47 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on April 21, 2008, 09:17:38 PM

I'm planning on having the flu on the 29th...

I have the Flu now,and i am hoping i can get rid off it by next week,as i am on holiday for a week from the tuesday- the games release day
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