: Grand Theft Auto 4



nickc50310
04-29-08, 11:09 AM
Anyone got it yet?

I got it at Midnight last night. It is pretty badass. Multiplayer is a blast.

Anyone wanna join my posse?

gary88
04-29-08, 11:22 AM
I'm picking it up after I take a midterm around 1ish.

Gamertag = itsgary

nickc50310
04-29-08, 12:15 PM
mine is teflon_don515

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-29-08, 12:46 PM
I got my rebate check on Saturday. I know what I'm spending it on. :rockon:

gary88
04-29-08, 08:08 PM
Sweet beard of Zeuss this game is awesome

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-29-08, 08:13 PM
I've got plans tonight....but I might just cancel them and play this all night.

Jesda
04-30-08, 01:22 AM
Even people who don't like games are buying it, like old folks, mormons, and housewives. The elderly are going to start carjacking!

Brizzal
04-30-08, 09:11 AM
Even people who don't like games are buying it, like old folks, mormons, and housewives. The elderly are going to start carjacking!

bahaha oldies like to have fun to :want::shhh:

The Tony Show
04-30-08, 09:25 AM
I watched part of the one hour G4 infomercial - er, I mean special report on GTA4. It was enough to convince me that it was more of the same, therefore not worth taking Orange Box or Rock Band out of my 360 to play.

nickc50310
04-30-08, 09:54 AM
I watched part of the one hour G4 infomercial - er, I mean special report on GTA4. It was enough to convince me that it was more of the same, therefore not worth taking Orange Box or Rock Band out of my 360 to play.


You are mistaken. 8 on 8 turf war rocks my socks!

gary88
04-30-08, 11:44 AM
They said this is projected to sell 9 million copies in the first week alone, that's nuts

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-08, 12:02 PM
I sure hope Target has it in stock so I can get it tonight after work.

Benzilla
04-30-08, 12:14 PM
So, to those who've played it... any Caddies? I can't imagine a GTA game without a misshapen '76 Eldo knockoff cruising around.

Ben

nickc50310
04-30-08, 12:26 PM
I swear i saw what appears to be a first gen CTS

gary88
04-30-08, 12:54 PM
I noticed an Escalade, and what looks like an '89 FWB

Blackout
04-30-08, 01:06 PM
PS3 version of GTA IV runs at 640p

http://www.joystiq.com/


As a news blog it's kind of our job to bring you tidbits like this, but it doesn't make it any more tantalizing, especially when we know the maelstrom of dumb things like this can cause. But here it goes: Thanks to the denizens of this forum thread, we now know that the PS3 version of Grand Theft Auto IV runs at 640p, as compared to the Xbox 360's 720p *ducks*.

Before you start hunting for your fancy pitchfork, let us remind you that until 17 seconds ago this problem didn't bother you at all. And because of some of the processing effects, some people even insist that the PS3 version looks better to them! But hey, if you need something to get angry about, far be it from us to take that from you.


PS3 network goes down
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2008/04/gtaiv-multierror.jpg


While we've been playing Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox Live for hours now, our pals over at PS3 Fanboy have had less luck. The gang -- meta moment alert! -- grabbed a cell phone and snapped a photo of the game's cell phone, specifically, the "error" message pictured above, confirming reports that the online multiplayer component of the PlayStation 3 version of GTA IV has not been accessible today (though it was last night, apparently). To be clear, this does not appear to be a network-wide issue; PSN seems to be functioning properly otherwise. Someone go give those Rockstar servers a good hard kick, will ya?

We'll update the post once multiplayer is back online.


CO-OP isn't really CO-OP

on the back of the box it says 2-4 player co-op, usually this mean 4 people can play the game together. not the case. So far the Rockstar site doesn't have anything just says coming soon and the closet thing we can do is hangman's noose.

So the game doesn't really have co-op. You can still play together online, you just can't do missions together.

dwight.j.carter
04-30-08, 03:52 PM
Ps3 version will be patched and fixed. I have it on 360 my live id is dwightjcarter79

Fire and Ice
04-30-08, 03:57 PM
Not to sound like I'm whining about it, ok, maybe I am just a little bit, but they need to release it for the Wii.

The Tony Show
04-30-08, 04:00 PM
Don't hold your breath. Technically impossible without massive downgrades.

Jesda
04-30-08, 04:15 PM
Nintendo wouldnt allow a game this violent on its family-friendly console. They have a happy niche.

Blackout
04-30-08, 04:18 PM
Not to sound like I'm whining about it, ok, maybe I am just a little bit, but they need to release it for the Wii.

lol that will never happen! The PS3 and 360 are Ferrari's.....the Wii is a Pontiac Fiero with a Ferrari body kit on it. It just doesn't have enough

dwight.j.carter
04-30-08, 04:25 PM
Nintendo wouldnt allow a game this violent on its family-friendly console. They have a happy niche.

I agree however they did release Bully on the wii. But hardware wise the wii can't handle it.

Blackout
04-30-08, 04:34 PM
I agree however they did release Bully on the wii. But hardware wise the wii can't handle it.

And that game came out originally on PS2!

dwight.j.carter
04-30-08, 04:37 PM
And that game came out originally on PS2!

True

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-08, 04:40 PM
I just purchased it!!!!!! With game guide!!!!!! Can't wait to get home and play it!!!

gary88
04-30-08, 04:56 PM
Strategy guides take all the fun out of a game.

Blackout
04-30-08, 05:00 PM
That game guide must be around 30,000 pages long

Night Wolf
04-30-08, 05:22 PM
Maybe someday I'll get it...

When I get a PS3.... why PS3? Not just GTA4, which is also on the 360, but Gran Tursimo series, which is only PS3.... thats why :) I supposed my old Sanyo 25" TV with only a coax cable input woudln't do either....

yeah... it'll be a long time before I get it :(

Blackout
04-30-08, 05:55 PM
Maybe someday I'll get it...

When I get a PS3.... why PS3? Not just GTA4, which is also on the 360, but Gran Tursimo series, which is only PS3.... thats why :) I supposed my old Sanyo 25" TV with only a coax cable input woudln't do either....

yeah... it'll be a long time before I get it :(

lol at spending $500+ for a game. Forza > GT anyways

Night Wolf
04-30-08, 06:26 PM
Exactly.

Hence why I do not have one now, and said it'll be quite a long time until I do.

video games don't appeal to me like they used to... I haven't played my PS2 in probably a year... and my PSP.... I don't even use that, I got a laptop for traveling, not it just sits... it's a great device, but I only use it for playing MP3's in the car... shoulda just got a dedicated MP3 player.... ah well.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-08, 06:38 PM
I'd say that was $85 well spent. :D

Tax return + paycheck + spiff money = finally being able to buy brand new XB0X 360 Games.

Blackout
04-30-08, 06:46 PM
I'd say that was $85 well spent. :D

Tax return + paycheck + spiff money = finally being able to buy brand new XB0X 360 Games.

i'm going to say that you need a better paying job then:histeric:

gary88
04-30-08, 07:03 PM
did you get the special edition or something for $85?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-30-08, 07:12 PM
No no, I spent $60 on the game, $19.99 on the game guide, and the rest is tax.

DopeStar 156
04-30-08, 09:59 PM
Who remembers the San Andreas thread that was actively posted in for well over a year?

Blackout
05-01-08, 01:08 PM
http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/05/googlemapsgtaiv.jpg


Liberty City's a big place. Huge place. Lots of roads, lots of places to see, lots of ways to get lost. Lucky, then, that your woeful Liberty City navigation skills can be bailed out just as easily as your real-world navigation skills, with Google Maps helping set up an interactive map of GTA IV. On it, users can post the exact location of stuff like restaurants, ATMs, easter eggs and strip clubs, should you ever feel up to driving around Liberty City while checking the laptop perched precariously on your lap.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-01-08, 01:24 PM
God I love this game.

ahahnu
05-01-08, 04:27 PM
Where the hell were you all when I asked two weeks ago who was excited about this. I palyed till 6am on Tuesday and Wed after I found out the true releaswe date. I'm about 36% done, can't wait to race home to play more. Some guy finished it 100% in 18 hours. Go to socialclub/rockstar.com to sign up, link your accounts and it will keep track of your stats and other neat sh!t.

gary88
05-01-08, 04:50 PM
I got in an H2 (appropriately named The Patriot :patriot:) and went driving on the sidewalk, just like in real life!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-01-08, 05:28 PM
They have either a 1978-79 Sedan DeVille in the game. I can't remember the exact name of the car, but it's a dead ringer for a 78-79 SDV, granted, it's a beat up one, but it's dead on.

gary88
05-01-08, 05:31 PM
I also noticed a '92 STS

nickc50310
05-02-08, 09:53 AM
Multiplayer is where its at. I havent even touched single player.

blunted
05-02-08, 02:28 PM
Multiplayer is where its at. I havent even touched single player.


Multiplayer is SERIOUS!! Nothing like running around the boroughs taking people out. :cool:

On another note.. has anyone sat down and watched tv when in your safe house?? That show the "Mens Room" with Bas Rutten is pretty damn funny.. for those that dont have the game here it is:

vSy-0Bbjjzs

The Tony Show
05-02-08, 02:37 PM
In a review I read they talked about the in-game Internet Cafe called Tw@ (which is hilarious). Apparently there's a huge list of fake web sites you can visit on the in-game Internet that spoof well known sites like YouTube and MySpace.

As repetitive as I've found the previous games, I have to admit to being mildly impressed by that.

ahahnu
05-02-08, 03:33 PM
There is an internet and its in your best interest to date girls off it. One has it so when I call her any time I get a health boost. Personally only played online for a few mins, but that is a surface I can't wait to scratch.

gary88
05-02-08, 05:27 PM
Watch the in-game TV until you come across Republican Space Rangers. I almost cried from laughing so hard.

Night Wolf
05-02-08, 06:09 PM
In a review I read they talked about the in-game Internet Cafe called Tw@ (which is hilarious). Apparently there's a huge list of fake web sites you can visit on the in-game Internet that spoof well known sites like YouTube and MySpace.

As repetitive as I've found the previous games, I have to admit to being mildly impressed by that.

TW@ Cafe was in GTA3

HITMONEY
05-04-08, 12:53 PM
Well, I lost an entire day to this game yesterday.... on my death bed I'm sure I'll regret it... but it sure was fun if not a bit sad to sit in front of a game for... well..... I don't really want to admit how long.

I haven't tried the multi yet... my girl is going out of town for two weeks so I've booked a room in Liberty city... Muahahahahaha!!!


I need help.



Anyway, gamer tag is HITMONEY on PS3. Feed my addiction please.



An intervention is in my future.

AMGoff
05-04-08, 01:31 PM
I just finished playing Pitfall on my 2600... good times! I think I might go dig up my old Mac SE/30 and play some BattleChess next....

70eldo
05-05-08, 06:12 AM
don't have a 360. But I liked the GTA 3 on the PS2 a lot
Haven't touched my PS2 in 2 years now...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-05-08, 12:47 PM
Guys, go to the internet cafe and read through the website for Burger Shot, it's effing hilarious. I was getting stomach cramps from laughing so hard.

dwight.j.carter
05-05-08, 02:58 PM
I got to see it on the ps3 last night. I didn't notice that it was only 640p. Not Overall I thought the game looks good on both systems.

RunningOnEMT
05-05-08, 03:06 PM
got it last night, i love my brother, he gets me the best birthday gifts (when its not just a can of spam)

360 gamertag = psychomedic402

Benzilla
05-05-08, 11:59 PM
I finally got to play it too... wow. GTA is the only game I get excited about, and this one is crazy. I mean, there's a '79 Cadillac, what else can I ask for? (except maybe... a coupe!) oh, and there's two versions of it if you haven't noticed already, Chad. One is a beater and the other one's nice. Then there's some coupe that looks kind of like a 1967-1970 Eldorado mixed with some Buick.

I love the damage physics too.

Ben

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-06-08, 12:06 AM
It's kinda confusing, that Cadillac has the grille of a 1979, but the roofline and tail lights are like an '80-'89. And yeah Ben, I found the nice Cadillac too, not just the hooptie.

Benzilla
05-06-08, 12:35 AM
Yeah, and the grille pattern is kind of mixed with '77. But the taillights are pure '78. Wish it had better rims though. The ones on it look like the plastic ones you buy at Wal mart to me.

Ben

70eldo
05-06-08, 04:08 AM
Hey, anyone having problems playing it on the PS3?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV

stevbo200
05-08-08, 01:50 PM
does any body know if you can mod a car in gta4?

70eldo
05-09-08, 03:21 AM
does any body know if you can mod a car in gta4?

At least you can change the color ;)