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I only ever had one complaint about the GTA series: the graphics always sucked compared to other games out at the time.

This problem seems to be remedied.

I heard a rumor before that Sony lost Rockstar and that this will be a 360 exclusive, conferm/deny? (I only have a 360 so this is important)
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Reply 1 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-08-07 02:35:13 PM)
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On a similar note:

Quoted from wikipedia:
The American attorney and anti-obscenity activist Jack Thompson has sent a message, entitled “Bill Gates in the Crosshairs," to various news outlets vowing to rally against the release of Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360. He cited a December 2006 report from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility that indicates progress has been made to keep mature-rated games out of children's hands, but that further efforts need to be taken to ensure inappropriate content is held from minors.

Thompson said that he would “undertake various means to prohibit” the sale of GTA IV to minors, and told Gates “Please have your lawyers contact me in order that such sales will be prevented.”

He also said that the ICCR report “makes it abundantly clear that unless such prohibitions are in place, then millions of units of the new Grand Theft Auto game will be sold directly to minors.” He continued, “I am quite intent upon making sure that does not happen. I and others will endeavor to stop Microsoft from participating in any fashion, directly or indirectly, in such sales to minors.”

Thompson's campaign seems to be solely focused on the Xbox 360 release of the game, making no mention of the PS3 version at all.

On 16 March 2007, Take Two Interactive filed a lawsuit against Thompson in attempt to block him from trying to declare the games a public nuisance.



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Reply 2 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-08-07 05:24:20 PM)
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Jack Thompson continues to be a moron who doesn't serve any purpose except for the occasional, highly amusing, updates on Penny Arcade. He lacks any sophistication or basis for his arguments (bar citing irrelevant, flawed, or inconclusive studies) with his criticism of violent games, so essentially, he's just a ranting ideologue. Any media penetration he achieves is not going to change anyone's mind - it's simply going to confirm what people already believe, be it that games are innocent or that they are responsible for all the evil in the world.

So yeah, so surprise, no biggie.

As for the trailer...odd presentation for debuting a GTA game. Little trumpet fanfare for the big apple of Liberty City, no guns, nothing out of the usual, really. Except our highly shady slavic sounding character who cannot possibly be a protagonist to empathise with if he "smuggled people, sold people". So that's weird.

But I'm guessing it's mostly just a teaser to highlight graphics. Which do look pretty. And which, by the time San Andreas rolled around, were really lagging behind other games despite some polishing up. I honestly worry about what sort of PC power would be needed (when the game eventually lands on PC) to produce graphics detail such as is shown in that video. So I don't think it's representative, to be honest. At least, of what an eventual PC version could do.
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Reply 3 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-09-07 12:12:09 AM)
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Quoted from British Agent:

I heard a rumor before that Sony lost Rockstar and that this will be a 360 exclusive, conferm/deny? (I only have a 360 so this is important)

Deny. They will have a simultaneous release MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
I wish it was a PS3 exclusive tho vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
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Reply 4 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-09-07 03:35:08 AM)
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I was impressed until I noticed that the game is suffering from severe next-gen Shazamitis.
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Reply 5 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-09-07 12:25:45 PM)
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Because if it were only released on the PS3 watching rockstar take a huge financial loss would be cool.
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Reply 6 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-10-07 04:19:54 AM)
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I feel disappointed. Was anyone else hoping for a GTA set in modern day Russia? Now that'd fucking rule. Russian mafia style.
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Reply 7 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-10-07 07:53:43 AM)
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I have a feeling the main character is a once bad egg who's now a cop. You play as him with free rain and no restrictions in fighting the forces of evil (or whatever). We'll see what really happens I suppose.

Never really liked the other GTA's. They were fun for a little but since it was so open ended the story seemed to just float and not grab me. Another game like this would be Oblivion (Not content wise, of course). I hope there is a clearer narrative and more at stake than simply getting killed...maybe a love interest or family or something. Funny how such a adult game has plenty a' room to grow up (cinematically speaking).
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Reply 8 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-12-07 12:15:11 PM)
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Because if it were only released on the PS3 watching rockstar take a huge financial loss would be cool.
what the fuck is wrong with you fucking people you talk as if the ps3 has sold a grand total of 4 systems jesus fucking christ i'm going to laugh in all your dumb faces when it fucking crushes the 360 :nerdrage:
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Reply 9 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-12-07 12:18:08 PM)
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Realistically, if you bought a PS3, you could dump Gentoo on it or something and use it as a computer. It's probably a much better, and a much cheaper desktop than you currently own. That said, I still can't afford to blow $1000 on a console. MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 10 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-12-07 03:49:44 PM)
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Quoted from antpocas:
Quoted from mmac:
Because if it were only released on the PS3 watching rockstar take a huge financial loss would be cool.
what the fuck is wrong with you fucking people you talk as if the ps3 has sold a grand total of 4 systems jesus fucking christ i'm going to laugh in all your dumb faces when it fucking crushes the 360 :nerdrage:
Pretty much every title for PS3 is coming to 360, so really, whats the point? Its cheaper and plays the same games. I'm not much a fanboy but what I do like is not spending loads of cash on something that simply looks a little better. Well that and I don't have the money for an HD tv.

Either way from what I've read the Wii is outselling both the PS3 and XBox 360 in my area (and over much of the US).
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Reply 11 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-12-07 06:59:47 PM)
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Yes, but the Wii looks like shit warmed-over on an HDTV. Both the 360 and the PS3 look good, but I'll be leaning towards buying games on the PS3 as opposed to the 360. I actually think that the 360 has a better interface and whatnot, but it can't measure up to the power of the PS3 (as Resistance clearly shows).

That said, I'm not interested in GTA whatsoever unless this one is markedly different than the other ones... so I'll just go fuck off now.
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Reply 12 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-13-07 10:49:04 AM)
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I only ever had one complaint about the GTA series: the graphics always sucked compared to other games out at the time.

Well they had to adapt them for playstation 2 even after it was horribly outdated.

Still the graphics did suck ass, especially GTA 3s.
It looked like ten years old compared to other similar games that came around the same time. (Like Mafia, amazing game by the way)

I've been a GTA fan ever since i played the top-down ones on my parents computer though, and San Andreas is clearly one of my favourite games ever.
If i had a minor fortune to spend on a PS3 or a new computer i'd totally buy this.

I'd sort of prefer if they set it in the same cities as the previous ones though, rather than a new and (probably) much bigger one with the same name.
Like coming back to all the same places with new improved graphics and a new guy, that would be really nice.
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Reply 13 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-13-07 11:55:42 AM)
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GTA: Liberty City was awesome. I loved running over the groups of monks. big grin
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Reply 14 of 66 (Originally posted on: 04-13-07 01:37:59 PM)
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I'll bet there are some of the same places from GTA 3 (and Liberty City Stories or whatever), and that they just added new places to make it bigger and to look more like New York.
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Reply 15 of 66 (Originally posted on: 05-09-07 07:34:56 PM)
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I'm looking forward to being able to play it in a few months and see how many of these "great new features" turn out to be BS and/or over-hyped.
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Reply 16 of 66 (Originally posted on: 05-09-07 11:23:47 PM)
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I'm looking forward to being able to play it in a few months and see how many of these "great new features" turn out to be BS and/or over-hyped.

Thus far GTA has done a pretty good job of living upto its own hype.
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Reply 17 of 66 (Originally posted on: 05-10-07 01:10:11 PM)
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It has, but I found this hidden away in my favourites: http://fivestarstuff.com/list.htm

It's a list of old confirmed features from San Andreas. Most of them are true, but theres alot of them that never really made it to the game, and many of them let on to being bigger than what they turned out to be, IMO.

Oh well, my standards must be too high.
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Reply 18 of 66 (Originally posted on: 05-13-07 08:19:35 PM)
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It has, but I found this hidden away in my favourites: http://fivestarstuff.com/list.htm

It's a list of old confirmed features from San Andreas. Most of them are true, but theres alot of them that never really made it to the game, and many of them let on to being bigger than what they turned out to be, IMO.

Oh well, my standards must be too high.


This is the case with everything that is anticipated with excitement.
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Reply 19 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-08-07 03:52:56 PM)
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I've been playing Vice City Stories - when I got it the dude at the counter is like "this is the worse in the series" and he's wrong.

Liberty City Stories is the worse in the series.

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Reply 20 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-08-07 05:19:04 PM)
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meh, i would have liked a scenario change. San andreas was refreshing, an european city would be even more so.
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Reply 21 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-09-07 10:57:20 AM)
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but (PS3) it can't measure up to the power of the PS3 (as Resistance clearly shows).


So I guess Gears of War never existed? Or how about Lost Planet? Because both of those titles showed that the graphics and phsysics engine of the PS3 doesn't outpace that of the 360 by even a marginal amount even considering it has a 25% higher floating point.

Sure, maybe in 3 years the difference will become more apparent as both systems max out, but even then it will be petty as the only difference will be slighlty less rendered doodads.
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Reply 22 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-09-07 02:23:12 PM)
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This isn't a PS3 vs. 360 vs. Wii vs. Atari thread.
PS3 wins.
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Reply 23 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-13-07 10:50:51 PM)
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meh, i would have liked a scenario change. San andreas was refreshing, an european city would be even more so.


Setting and scenario are two completely different things.

And yeah I'd rather keep on revisiting the same cities over and over. They are great cities that can be expanded on and we are familiar with all their characters on and off camera. Part of its continuing appeal to me is the revisiting of characters and a sort of indirect continuation of their stories in a nifty non-chronological fashion.
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Reply 24 of 66 (Originally posted on: 06-18-07 08:12:50 PM)
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It has, but I found this hidden away in my favourites: http://fivestarstuff.com/list.htm

It's a list of old confirmed features from San Andreas. Most of them are true, but theres alot of them that never really made it to the game, and many of them let on to being bigger than what they turned out to be, IMO.

Ha, yeah.

It advertizes the AI, which we all know turned out to be absolutely horrible like always.
It makes the shooting on the PC ridiculously easy as the enemies just run towards you on a big line when they're not repeatedly running into walls.

They should really have fixed the AI already, and if they don't improve it massively for GTA 4 it'll just be bad.

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I've been playing Vice City Stories - when I got it the dude at the counter is like "this is the worse in the series" and he's wrong.

Liberty City Stories is the worse in the series.

VCS has Phil Collins

I agree.

At least VCS looks a lot better than LCS, which is certainly no big accomplishment as LCS is the ugliest PS2 game i've ever played. (i suppose because it was made to be hand-held)

Also the radio is a lot better, of course, especially the music which was pretty crappy in LCS. (i believe most of it was home-made for the game)
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