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ice_73 Posted: Mon, Apr 21 2008 8:03 PM

 i seriously cant wait. i preordered a special edition copy along with buying a xbox 360.

this is supposed to be as revolutionary as gta3 (which was the first in the series to be 3d)

talk about the game, post pics, and when the time comes write a review (no spoilers :-p) 

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I'm putting off buying it.  I can't afford to buy $60 games anymore.  My money is saved for Ninja Gaiden II which is due in June.  As fun as GTA3 is, Ninja Gaiden is bad ass, high speed, high intensity, crazy awesomeness.  And I'm a being conservative in my description.Big Smile

I actually never finished GTA 3, although I got pretty far.  I think I'll start it again on April 29, the day the fourth comes out.  If GTA4 scores well, I suppose I'll buy it when it's at a more reasonable price.

And I see you bought a 360 for it.  Wise man.  Microsft paid $50 million to have exclusive Downloadble Content on the 360.  It's the version to have for sure. 

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 7:35 AM

 i had a 360 at launch but that got stolen (hope the person who stole it gets red rings for life!)

this is the only game im comparing to the anxiety i feel at a console launch i seriously cant wait for this game to be in my hands and me playing it. gta has always imo been cinimatic and grand. im not really into (sorry for lack of a better word) jappanese games. im more into fps or games like bioshock and gta with a world that you get immersed in.  

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vicaphit replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 5:35 PM

Anyone know which game looks better graphics wise yet?  I assume that the PS3 will be able to out perform the xbox, whether it is graphics enhancements, or just more on screen at any given time (draw distance/pedestrians).

 I have been contemplating geting a PS3 with my mandatory government loan here in a couple months.  I have no use for downloadable content, as I only have dialup internet.

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 6:25 PM

a few of the devs said that they like the xbox 360 version more.

none of them have better graphics, but the xbox 360 gets exculsive content.

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Dev replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 6:28 PM

 

vicaphit:
I assume that the PS3 will be able to out perform the xbox

The 360 has a better GPU so I would assume in first person/third person games GPU is more important. Still, either way I can see it making little difference at all.

I'm looking forward to this game as well. Ice make sure to post back on release date. 

EDIT: Sorry Ice, me and you posted at the same time. So the graphics debate is settled.

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 22 2008 8:24 PM

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vicaphit:
I assume that the PS3 will be able to out perform the xbox

The 360 has a better GPU so I would assume in first person/third person games GPU is more important. Still, either way I can see it making little difference at all.

I'm looking forward to this game as well. Ice make sure to post back on release date. 

EDIT: Sorry Ice, me and you posted at the same time. So the graphics debate is settled.

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ohh trust me i will, i preordered the special edition for 89.99 :-) around 100 with tax.

and i dont know about gpu :-( cant argue with you there :-)

ps3 does have bluray so i guess it might have uncompressed audio... but that can be said for anygame

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Most people go consider the 360 having the slightly superior GPU.  Although the PS3 Cell CPU beats the Tri-Core PowerPC of the 360.  So in theory the PS3 would be able to push its card more, possible enough to make it have better visuals.  But remember the PS3 Cell is new technology that is hard to program for.  There are reports that the reason GTA4 was delayed so long was because of the PS3 version.  Any problems getting the game to fit on 1 DVD were less than programming it for the Cell.  So, I would not expect the PS3 version to have better graphics, especially from a third party.

If you're not a hardcore console gamer, the PS3 is likely a better choice.  But I cannot pass up all of the exclusive games for 360.  The 360 is way too loud, costs more (you have to pay to play online remember), and is more closed.  But it has more games that I'm interested in.  If you don't fall victim to the hype of games, you'll be fine with what the PS3 offers.  I, for one, cannot accept not getting Ninja Gaiden II.  It must be mine.Big Smile

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vicaphit replied on Wed, Apr 23 2008 4:47 PM

If downloadable content is all the 360 has going for it, I would go with the PS3.  Blu-Ray compatable out of the box, Free online, FLOW, and great media center potential.

 

Oh yeah, and FLOW!

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What's FLOW? 

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I am waiting for the PC release.I guess they will release the PC version later to rework the textures,fix what was not fixed and optimise it for the PC architecture.

I have seen some videos online with GTA4 and I can say it looks impressive,and I like the most how the cars drive 

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RyuGTX replied on Thu, Apr 24 2008 11:14 AM

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I'm putting off buying it.  I can't afford to buy $60 games anymore.  My money is saved for Ninja Gaiden II which is due in June.  As fun as GTA3 is, Ninja Gaiden is bad ass, high speed, high intensity, crazy awesomeness.  And I'm a being conservative in my description.Big Smile

I actually never finished GTA 3, although I got pretty far.  I think I'll start it again on April 29, the day the fourth comes out.  If GTA4 scores well, I suppose I'll buy it when it's at a more reasonable price.

And I see you bought a 360 for it.  Wise man.  Microsft paid $50 million to have exclusive Downloadble Content on the 360.  It's the version to have for sure. 

 

 

Another person that feels the same way. I love Ninja Gaiden. I am going to buy a 360 just for the 2nd one. I love (and sometimes hate) how hard the 1st one was. It certainly isn't a game for the weak. But once you finish it, even on medium difficulty, there is a sense of accomplishment. Like you passed a rite of passage or something. Wink

 

As for GTA4, I can wait. I can wait for a deal or something. 

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ice_73 replied on Thu, Apr 24 2008 1:56 PM

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I am waiting for the PC release.I guess they will release the PC version later to rework the textures,fix what was not fixed and optimise it for the PC architecture.

I have seen some videos online with GTA4 and I can say it looks impressive,and I like the most how the cars drive 



pc versions of gta usually come out about a year later

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vicaphit replied on Thu, Apr 24 2008 5:17 PM

Flow originally started as this:  http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/flowing/

You can buy it in the PS marketplace for $8 or so, and the graphics are updated, with more amoebas and such.  It is very relaxing, and is controlled solely with the 6-axis.

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ice_73 replied on Thu, Apr 24 2008 9:23 PM

vicaphit:

Flow originally started as this:  http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/flowing/

You can buy it in the PS marketplace for $8 or so, and the graphics are updated, with more amoebas and such.  It is very relaxing, and is controlled solely with the 6-axis.



good game i had alot of fun, but this reminds me alot fo geometry wars.

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Perfect 10:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/869/869381p1.html 

This is the highest persuasion possible to buy a game.  The last two 10s from IGN were Soul Calibur and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 1999 and 1998, respectively.  As tempted as I am to get this game, I cannot afford to and must wait.  I know Ninja Gaiden II won't get a 10, but I'm still holding out for it. 

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A lot of people say when a cool game comes to a specific console : "Wow!I really have to buy that console to play that specific game!"

 

I really do not think that for a simple game,you have to buy a console if you do not own one,because most of these people end leaving the console in the dust before finishing that specific game 

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ice_73 replied on Mon, Apr 28 2008 4:37 PM

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A lot of people say when a cool game comes to a specific console : "Wow!I really have to buy that console to play that specific game!"

 

I really do not think that for a simple game,you have to buy a console if you do not own one,because most of these people end leaving the console in the dust before finishing that specific game 



some people do end up leaving the console but i doubt many just let it stand there for years. most likely they sell it on ebay or something, or continue to buy games. i know i bought an xbox 360 for gears, and cod. and now im getting gta4, and i got some other games too. people who would honestly buy a console for one game only have alot of money and to them it doesnt matter if it just sits there then.

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I bought a 360 mostly for Mass Effect (and it's even coming to PC next month, doh!).  But also Ninja Gaiden II.  I'm tempted to sell out after I thoroughly enjoy Ninha Gaiden II, but I may yet hold on.  It depends on how my monetary situatation is (and right now it's not good).

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deathman replied on Tue, Apr 29 2008 11:57 AM

While I got my X360 for X-mas... I woulda purchased it for Halo 3 alone...

 Mass Effect, Forza 2, GTA4, and some other fun games are just a nice addition to the ever expanding list of games.  And now I'll need to keep the box for ME:2 and ME:3 for sure.

 Anyways I just picked my copy up, at work but get to play it tonight, I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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vicaphit replied on Wed, Apr 30 2008 12:21 PM

I bought the original Xbox for Halo 1.  I played it well through the 360 release, and I have gotten my money's worth out of it.

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ice_73 replied on Thu, May 1 2008 8:11 PM

well ive been playing gta 4 (and sorry to say slacking off a bit on posting, ill try to post more often and play :-) ) and ive got to say its one hell of a game. it starts out slow and a bit boring but after about 2 hours the game feels alot better and alot more fun.

my problems.... so far

1- the radio... the songs never seem to come on the right time... maybe im just unlucky but the classic rock station has black sabbath, smashing pumkins, zz top and other great bands.... i have yet to hear one of them... :-(

2- you dont get the ak fast enough :-p

ill post a more in depth analysis when i get done with the game. if any one has any questions ill be happy to answer them.

 

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Is there something like Chatterbox from GTA III?  I love that radio station, it's hilarious and never gets old. 

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ice_73 replied on Fri, May 2 2008 7:36 PM

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Is there something like Chatterbox from GTA III?  I love that radio station, it's hilarious and never gets old. 



yeah they have a talk radio station, its very funny

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vhall replied on Sat, May 3 2008 12:50 PM

Anyone heard of a release date for gta4 pc? Might pick this one up myself but will have to wait for the pc version.

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No confirmation on a PC version date or even existance yet, unfortunately.

I'm sure some of you have seen some of the anti-GTA attention from the media.  Here's the worst one.  As much as I often like Glenn Beck, he's over his head in stupidity here:

http://kotaku.com/386441/perhaps-the-stupidest-anti+gta-vid-youll-see-today 

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higgamo replied on Sat, May 3 2008 7:01 PM

yea the pc verison  if theirs is on gonna take at least 4-6 months before it even talk about. 

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 I hope they will rework the textures for the PC version

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ice_73 replied on Sun, May 4 2008 3:04 PM

coolzonestefan:

 I hope they will rework the textures for the PC version



they have enver done that before, plus the textures are fine.

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