” Earlier today we broke the news that some Grand Theft Auto IV gamers were having problems with the game on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“For them, the game was freezing up during the introductory cut-scene, something that neither I nor Mike experienced during our time with the game on both systems. To be clear, we have no idea how widespread the problem is, but it’s certainly on Rockstar’s radar and making the rounds both in our tips line and on forums.
“Rockstar declined to comment on the issue officially, so I went to the phone and called up Rockstar Support to see what they had to say about the problem.”
I am certain that Rockstar games will fix this issue. Not to bash the gaming site that seems to have “broken the news.”
But really. This is taking words out of text.
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Wanna see what you might see?
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See the side by side of GTA IV on PS3 and on Xbox 360.
If the video does not load in your browser here is another link to the video .
Looks like there is a bit of a floating vehicle issue.
Here is a five minute video of Grand Theft Auto 4 being played in multi-player mode and a few cars floating.
Also it has a helicopter, street fighting with baseball bats, and tons of stuff that will cause Mr. Jacko to have a heart attack.
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As far as we know right now, GTA 4 will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the same time on April 29th. The hold up that prevented the game from being released on the 16th of October 2007 was that Sony wanted the same content at the same time as Xbox, as opposed to being released in patches. There was talk from The Rockstar camp that there would be special Internet related content for each console. The content was supposed to be console specific. It turns out that is not the case now. Neither console camp could agree with what they had been assigned as “special content.” Now it looks like the only online content we will see is media and special in game ringtones, for the phone you use in the game, and or notifications of when content is ready. Really it is unclear what they are saying so please do not hold this to heart.
Read more on iworkwithtech.com.
“Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame “Grand Theft Auto IV,” allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game’s soundtrack.”
In sum it says that you can get cell phone (in game) notifications and emails about your favorite songs in game.
That is the online content it boasted?
We all want to know ” Will Grand Theft Auto IV come to the computer?”
Let’s look at the odds by looking at the past games that have come out.
Grand Theft Auto and GTA2 came out on PC before they came out on console. GTAIII changed the pattern with it’s release for the Sony Playstation. Grand Theft Auto 3 and the Rockstar and take two families allowed the console gamers to get first crack at the world of Liberty City. The game makers just dropped them into a world of free roam with nothing but their thumbs mashing the controls, doing things that people used to do with all ten fingers. Right away, issues became noticed. The problems where stuff like the A.I. would lose control or just get stuck on simple obstacles they could have just walked around. Users also noticed what is called “pop-ins.” A ‘pop-in’ is when you are moving through this world, then suddenly a bush or a bridge just appears from nowhere, “bam, now it’s just right there” and it was not there a second ago. So Rockstar games amazed everyone with the announcement of GTAIII for the PC. The PC version had a better draw distance and I.A. was tweaked. The question is, did they make a PC version just to shut people up and make more sells?
Grand Theft Auto Vice city came out for the PS2 before it came out for the computer game players. There wasn’t any announcement of a PC version until two months before it’s release. Again, the game was tweaked and looked better on the PC. In my opinion, Vice City was a duller game than GTAIII since Rockstar stripped so much out of the GTAIII engine that it removed most of the ambiance. The items removed where all atmosphere and did bog down consoles and video cards. Nowadays, computers and consoles are finally strong enough to handle that much stress. Again, I ask “Did they make the PC version just to sell more of the same game, even to repeated customers?”
San Andreas, they never even told us it would come out for the computer. While working on San Andreas to be released for the computer (nearly a year after the console version), Rockstar games was also working on Liberty City Stories.
Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories where first announced to be created exclusively for a portable gaming console called “playstation portable,” aka PSP. Six months after both were released, news was announced both would be released for the Playstation2. Neither one have yet to be released for the PC.
So far, there is no announcement of a Grand Theft Auto IV coming out for the personal computer. This next game is now set back to be released on April 29th of this year. If things would have been on schedule (agreements with console makers, etc.), the once again revisit to Liberty City would have been on time, and we would have already heard the news about a computer version. Since the console version was delayed, could it be that the PC version’s news was also delayed, or pushed to be released one year from the original release date of the console version?
Since we have not received a PC version of Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, nor any news of GTAIV on anything but Xbox360 and Playstation3, I can only expect that Rockstar games would much rather put the “Stories” games and San Andreas out for the Wii console. Long before we will ever see a PC version of any, especially the newest.
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