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The old GTAIV thread that should be locked

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  • NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Here are some multiplayer screens;

    http://www.gamersyde.com/news_6274_en.html

    Hope I'm not late as per usual.

    Graphical downgrade aside, looks absolutely wicked! This game is going to eat up free time.

    Nice, I-Beam knife fight.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    Torso Boy wrote: »
    Am I correct in assuming that cross-platform console multiplayer is still an impossibility?

    Completely, utterly impossible.

    Unless you're talking console ping pong.

    You could grill some burgers on a ps3 outside and beat the shit out of a foul mouthed squirrel with a wiimote over an endless plain of defunct 360s.

    It's not impossible, it just won't happen. Cross console multiplayer is possible, and has been done before.

  • TwistedJesterTwistedJester Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Here are some multiplayer screens;

    http://www.gamersyde.com/news_6274_en.html

    Hope I'm not late as per usual.

    Graphical downgrade aside, looks absolutely wicked! This game is going to eat up free time.

    Fucking EPIC
    Spoiler:

  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    Torso Boy wrote: »
    Am I correct in assuming that cross-platform console multiplayer is still an impossibility?

    Completely, utterly impossible.

    Unless you're talking console ping pong.

    You could grill some burgers on a ps3 outside and beat the shit out of a foul mouthed squirrel with a wiimote over an endless plain of defunct 360s.

    It's not impossible, it just won't happen. Cross console multiplayer is possible, and has been done before.
    Really? What game? (I don't count console-PC stuff like FF11.)

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wow. Those pictures are hawt.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    Torso Boy wrote: »
    Am I correct in assuming that cross-platform console multiplayer is still an impossibility?

    Completely, utterly impossible.

    Unless you're talking console ping pong.

    You could grill some burgers on a ps3 outside and beat the shit out of a foul mouthed squirrel with a wiimote over an endless plain of defunct 360s.

    It's not impossible, it just won't happen. Cross console multiplayer is possible, and has been done before.
    Really? What game? (I don't count console-PC stuff like FF11.)

    Well, it doesn't matter if you don't count console-PC stuff, since it still counts. And, it's ironic that you chose FFXI as your example, since PS2 players can play with Xbox 360 players.

    Anyways, the following support cross-platform play:
    Quake 3
    Phantasy Star Online
    FFXI
    Champions Online
    Lost Planet: Colonies
    Shadowrun
    UNO

  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Malkor wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    Isn't a 360 Premium good enough? Is an Elite worth $100 more?

    As far as I can tell the Elite has an HDMI port and a larger hard drive. I don't know if you can replace the Xbox's HD with any old SATA drive thogh. That'd be nice.
    I'm just a primitive unfrozen caveman gamer. I know not of your high definitions as I play games on my CRT TV.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    forty wrote: »
    Malkor wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    Isn't a 360 Premium good enough? Is an Elite worth $100 more?

    As far as I can tell the Elite has an HDMI port and a larger hard drive. I don't know if you can replace the Xbox's HD with any old SATA drive thogh. That'd be nice.
    I'm just a primitive unfrozen caveman gamer. I know not of your high definitions as I play games on my CRT TV.

    Get the premium. IN fact, get the arcade - it's cheaper in the long run. All current 360 models have HDMI, even the arcade. And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade, and you'll still save $30.

  • Namel3ssNamel3ss Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    You could grill some burgers on a ps3 outside and beat the shit out of a foul mouthed squirrel with a wiimote over an endless plain of defunct 360s.


    I just wanted to thank you for painting this mental picture of a backyard Sunday. . . I had a good laugh.

    May the wombat of happiness snuffle through your underbrush.
  • davidbarrydavidbarry Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Here are some multiplayer screens;

    http://www.gamersyde.com/news_6274_en.html

    Hope I'm not late as per usual.

    Graphical downgrade aside, looks absolutely wicked! This game is going to eat up free time.

    Fucking EPIC
    Spoiler:

    Really like the brawling shot on the steel beam. Also, one picture shows a firefight inside. So, you can go in certain buildings in multiplayer as well? Cool.

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  • FlyingmanFlyingman Registered User
    edited April 2008
    No pedestrians in multiplayer?

    How about traffic?

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Flyingman wrote: »
    No pedestrians in multiplayer?

    How about traffic?

    Pedestrians and traffic are server options you can turn on and off, and I believe you can also change density levels, as well.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    Patch 5.4 wrote:
    First win of the day now awards 150 Conquest Points (up from 100).
    Subsequent wins now awards 75 Conquest Points (up from 50).
    YES! I AM INVINCIBLE!
  • FlyingmanFlyingman Registered User
    edited April 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Flyingman wrote: »
    No pedestrians in multiplayer?

    How about traffic?

    Pedestrians and traffic are server options you can turn on and off, and I believe you can also change density levels, as well.

    Excellent! I came several times...

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Anyways, the following support cross-platform play:
    UNO

    Eh? Really?

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  • EvangirEvangir Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    forty wrote: »
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    You don't have to open anything. It just hooks into the side of the 360. It has no effect on warranties.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    It's not impossible, it just won't happen. Cross console multiplayer is possible, and has been done before.
    Really? What game? (I don't count console-PC stuff like FF11.)

    Well, it doesn't matter if you don't count console-PC stuff, since it still counts. And, it's ironic that you chose FFXI as your example, since PS2 players can play with Xbox 360 players.

    Anyways, the following support cross-platform play:
    Quake 3
    Phantasy Star Online
    FFXI
    Champions Online
    Lost Planet: Colonies
    Shadowrun
    UNO
    Not really ironic. Yes, I know PS2 and 360 players can play with each other, but it isn't exclusive and it isn't between themselves. It must go through an externally hosted server. I think of the console versions as client programs that don't specifically interact with each other. At least in a direct way.

    Of course, typing that out does kind of mean that it is the only way for this sort of thing to happen. Which means that the answer to the original question is 'Yes and no'. Yes it can happen with proper server and programming support. No it can't happen if the only way to play is setup through direct connections between host and clients. (I'm not bagging on PtP LIVE-type service. This is not the place for that discussion...again...)

    But I thought PSO didn't connect with others. Or maybe I'm thinking only of the Dreamcast version.

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    forty wrote: »
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    Nope. It just slots right in. There's even a picture on the HDD showing you how to do it.

  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Evangir wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    You don't have to open anything. It just hooks into the side of the 360. It has no effect on warranties.
    Wait, what? You can use external HDDs on a 360 as integrated storage devices? By what mystical process does this work?

    EDIT:
    Oh, wait. Are you talking about the external, but still MS approved HDD? I though people were talking about non-MS HDDs...

  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    It's not impossible, it just won't happen. Cross console multiplayer is possible, and has been done before.
    Really? What game? (I don't count console-PC stuff like FF11.)

    Well, it doesn't matter if you don't count console-PC stuff, since it still counts. And, it's ironic that you chose FFXI as your example, since PS2 players can play with Xbox 360 players.

    Anyways, the following support cross-platform play:
    Quake 3
    Phantasy Star Online
    FFXI
    Champions Online
    Lost Planet: Colonies
    Shadowrun
    UNO
    Not really ironic. Yes, I know PS2 and 360 players can play with each other, but it isn't exclusive and it isn't between themselves. It must go through an externally hosted server. I think of the console versions as client programs that don't specifically interact with each other. At least in a direct way.

    A properly programmed internet game NEVER has clients directly communicate with each other. Everyone is told what to do by a single host, whether that person is actually in the game or if it's a server.

    The reason you don't see more inter-console online gaming is due to politics and nothing more.

  • StraythStrayth Registered User
    edited April 2008
    That's what I suspected, how rare that it's true. Though it's annoying to the consumer- I got Orange Box for my PS3 on Christmas, turned around and Steamed it a week later due to nineteen other people online for TF2, ever.

    And I'm already back to considering a 360 for this game. Only for the more people on Live, not technical reasons.

    That's right.
  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User
    edited April 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    I am going to steal the game.

    Fourth wall breaking
    Spoiler:

    This reminds me of the UK advert for.. The Italian Job, was it? On DVD. They finished with "go out and nick it now!" with text saying "don't steal it" flashing at the bottom of the screen.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Namel3ss wrote: »
    Basil wrote: »
    You could grill some burgers on a ps3 outside and beat the shit out of a foul mouthed squirrel with a wiimote over an endless plain of defunct 360s.


    I just wanted to thank you for painting this mental picture of a backyard Sunday. . . I had a good laugh.

    <3

    I try!
    davidbarry wrote: »
    Really like the brawling shot on the steel beam. Also, one picture shows a firefight inside. So, you can go in certain buildings in multiplayer as well? Cool.

    Seems like interiors are being handled seamlessly, or at least can be loaded simultaneously. I look forward to the sprawling firefights.

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  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Evangir wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    You don't have to open anything. It just hooks into the side of the 360. It has no effect on warranties.
    Oh, awesome! Maybe I'll just get an Arcade then and wait until the DLC becomes available to buy a drive. If it takes a while before the first DLC release, maybe they'll be cheaper by then.

    Patch 5.4 wrote:
    First win of the day now awards 150 Conquest Points (up from 100).
    Subsequent wins now awards 75 Conquest Points (up from 50).
    YES! I AM INVINCIBLE!
  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Should I make a new thread?

  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    forty wrote: »
    Evangir wrote: »
    forty wrote: »
    And you can get used HDDs for $50 at ebgames, so you'll wind up with 256 mb MORE with the arcade
    Wait, what?

    Edit: Oh wait, the Arcade comes with a memory card. Not that I can see a 256 MB card being of much value once you have a HDD. So does installing a used HDD void any warranties? How difficult is it for someone who never opens up a console except to put in a disc?

    You don't have to open anything. It just hooks into the side of the 360. It has no effect on warranties.
    Oh, awesome! Maybe I'll just get an Arcade then and wait until the DLC becomes available to buy a drive. If it takes a while before the first DLC release, maybe they'll be cheaper by then.

    One use for the small memory pack is to take your profile with you to a friend's house. You can get your details through Live, but it seems to take longer over time, the more games and DLC you have. When me and my friends all first got 360's it took a couple of minutes to transfer Gamertags. These days, dozens and dozens of games, and mountains of DLC later, it takes like 20 - 25 minutes. I'm pretty tempted to get a memory card myself - and my brother just bought one.

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  • NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User
    edited April 2008
    bruin wrote: »
    Should I make a new thread?

    Absolutely, sir.

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    bruin wrote: »
    Should I make a new thread?

    Sounds like a plan, Stan.

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  • MarioGMarioG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Does the ps3 version have DLC?

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I use a memory card for that very purpose, and it works excellently.

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    MarioG wrote: »
    Does the ps3 version have DLC?

    Who knows.

    Microsoft paid something like $50 million for two exclusive downloadable chapters, no word if they will ever come to PS3 or if there will be anything else available for it at this point.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    MarioG wrote: »
    Does the ps3 version have DLC?
    No. DLC is the exlusive domain of the 360 due to $50 million reasons.

    Edit:

    ...like a red-headed step-child...

  • MarioGMarioG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Wow if the ps3 gets the chapters too that kinda sucks for MS because they spent 50 mill and then sony gets it free.

    Kay wrote:
    Mario, if Slenderman had a face, I would punch him in it.

    Hey, I have a blog! (Actually being updated again!)

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yeah thats exactly why a lot of folks are thinking Microsoft must have the exclusive exclusive on those chapters.

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  • MarioGMarioG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I would have gotten mine for the 360 due to the DLC but I dont play online for 360. So this kinda sucks.

    Kay wrote:
    Mario, if Slenderman had a face, I would punch him in it.

    Hey, I have a blog! (Actually being updated again!)

    3DS: 0860-3240-2604
  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    New thread

    Stop posting here, mods plz lock this

  • TubeTube Says some shit Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2008
    You're not the boss of me.

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