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Grand Theft Auto IV

Postby MadMind » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:50 pm

Grand Theft Auto IV Trailer
http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/
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Postby rezin » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:17 pm

do we know yet, is it just nyc or are there surrounding areas?
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Postby MadMind » Mon May 28, 2007 1:28 am

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Postby Beer Moon » Wed May 30, 2007 11:33 pm

From the Gamespot promo you linked:
arguably the most anticipated game of 2007


That's pretty hard to argue. Most hyped games, due to EA as publisher and Rockstar's usual PR stunts, that's more likely. Most anticipated would be highly questionable, considering Rockstar hasn't done anything new or innovative since, well, EVER.

That, of course, and the laundry list of other sick titles due out in 07. To mention just a FEW:

Mass Effect
Bioshock
Halo 3
Crysis

and if there was a god, Alan Wake. But since there isn't, we'll have to wait till 2008 for that one.

All of them will piss better gameplay and/or more interesting storylines than any GTA game is capable of.
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Postby d2drums » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:23 am

Does anyone know if the new GTA will only be playable on the new systems?
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Postby Shipley » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:49 am

yep, the graphics engine was built for 360/ps3. vice city stories is probably the last ps2 release for GTA.
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Postby MadMind » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:32 am

With an initial release date of October 16, 2007, Grand Theft Auto IV is now delayed until 2008!
Gamespot Story
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Postby Shipley » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:54 pm

GTA shock horror!

all the more time to play Halo, Orange Box, Mass Effect, Metroid, Mario, and every other giant game this fall.
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Postby MadMind » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:07 am

Once again GTA has prostitutes, and strip clubs - without nudity! The game is already rated mature.
And the double-standard between video games and other forms of media continues... :roll:
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Postby bmasel » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:10 pm

MadMind wrote:Once again GTA has prostitutes, and strip clubs - without nudity! The game is already rated mature.
And the double-standard between video games and other forms of media continues... :roll:


You mean Grand Theft Elections, Primary edition?
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Postby Shipley » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:56 pm

GTA doesn't need nudity, and would be rated mature for language and violence even without sexual content.
I can't think of any nudity in Goodfellas, but it earned the R rating the same way.
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Postby MadMind » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:53 am

Shipley wrote:GTA doesn't need nudity, and would be rated mature for language and violence even without sexual content.
I can't think of any nudity in Goodfellas, but it earned the R rating the same way.

I know it's rated mature for language and violence. I didn't mean to infer otherwise.
GTA also doesn't need strip clubs and prostitutes, but they went ahead and added them anyway, so why not go the distance?
Rockstar has went ahead to ensure a certain level of realism in every other aspect of the game, but they cop out when it comes to nudity/sexual content to appease the status quo and the powers that be.
The connotation being that console video gaming is not yet fully accepted as something that is intended for adults as well. Perhaps if retail outlets actually enforced the ratings system we wouldn't be having this discussion.
You can see full-on nudity in a PG-13 movie, but you will NEVER see comparable content in a MA-13 game.
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Postby TAsunder » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:10 am

It doesn't really have so much to do with politics as the bottom line. No doubt, had they went the distance, it would have received an AO rating and not been sold in countless stores across the nation. Their distributor is in pretty dire straits financially as it is, having spent so much money on GTAIV. There have been rumors of an EA buyout.
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Postby MadMind » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:47 am

TAsunder wrote:No doubt, had they went the distance, it would have received an AO rating and not been sold in countless stores across the nation.

My point exactly displaying the double-standard out there. It's already rated M, the equivalent of an R-rating, and shouldn't need to be rated AO just because of some nudity.
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