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edited April 2008 in Games and Technology
ONE MORE DAY!

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"One more day until Grand Theft Auto blows your mind!"


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Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Release date: 4/29 "worldwide"
Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive


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How does it play?

GTAIV takes place in a redesigned Liberty City (Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories). Four boroughs of NYC are represented, as is New Jersey. "Broker" is Brooklyn, Queens is "Dukes", the Bronx is "Bohan", Manhattan is "Algonquin", and New Jersey is "Alderney."

Combat has changed from previous 3D GTA games, and now has a Gears of War-like cover system, and Crackdown-like lock-on/free aiming hybrid targeting.
New systems are fine, but the thing that "GTA" gamers hammer the series for is an often-unreliable targeting system. "GTA" games require lots of shooting but seldom provide controls that win any cheers. The system has been overhauled for "GTA IV." Using the Xbox 360 controller, the Rockstar rep playing the game showed that during a shootout, the player can pull the 360's left-analog trigger for a zoomed-in "free-aim" mode. That puts Niko to the left of the screen with his gun pointed at his enemies, à la "Resident Evil 4" and "Gears of War." Pulling the left trigger all the way locks the gun's sights on the nearest enemy. During a lock-on, the controller's right thumb stick can be used to target legs, torso or head. Flicking the stick left or right switches targets. Pushing the right stick directly into the controller allows for an even more zoomed-in perspective. None of this is new to games, but like the new one-button "Gears of War"-style cover system "GTA IV" has, it is a sign that Rockstar is learning from the proven control schemes of other games to remedy some longstanding issues. (The reps were proud of a blind-fire option that enabled Niko to fire a rocket-propelled grenade at a bunch of shady dockworkers while still keeping cover behind a wall.)

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- The location will be Liberty City, a completely retooled and more realistic, denser version.

- There will be five boroughs: Dukes (Queens), Bohan (the Bronx), Algonquin (Manhattan), Broker (Brooklyn), and Alderney (New Jersey). The player starts the game in Broker.

- You can no longer simply walk up to a car and jack it, or go to Pay and Spray to remove your wanted level. Some cars need to be broken into via the window and hot wired, older cars may stall, and you need to evade the police's line of sight.

- While the game is not as big as San Andreas, it has more detail and less wasted space.

- The police system has been entirely retooled. You will not instantly become wanted whenever you commit a crime, even in public. If there are no cops around, and someone sees you, they will have to notify the police. When the police are notified, a circular search area will appear on your radar. If you are outside of this area the cops will not be able to find you unless you commit another crime. If you are spotted in the circular area, the police will follow you to that location.

- Since there's no Pay and Spray you must use other ways to get rid of wanted level: changing your clothes (especially if they are bloody); switching cars to confuse the police; running into someone's house, out the back, and on to their fire escape, among other things.

- Many interiors are fully decorated and have been given a much bigger emphasis and importance.

- While the game does not have planes, it does have helicopters.

- Holding down RT or R2 half-way will allow you to free aim your weapon, while holding it down completely will lock on to the nearest enemy.

- Niko has a cell phone. With the cell phone, you can call any number that's in the game, including mission leads, various characters, 911, and more. You access multi-player through your phone.

- Car trunks are now usable. You can put bodies and weapons into car trunks.

- Missions are far more dynamic now and have a different structure. Many missions start at specific times. Missions also happen on specific days.

- Missions have been completely retooled. You won't have a giant arrow over someone's head if they are your target. For example, if you have to kill a target, but he's surrounded by a group of people, you may not know who he is. You can handle this in multiple ways. You can find out his phone number, call him up, see if he responds, and kill him; or you can simply go up to the entire group and kill all of them. The choice is up to you. Of course, if you do the latter, your boss may be upset with you...

- Depending on how well and what you do during missions, you can form relationships with your bosses and clients. If you do well, you will have a good relationship. If you do things in plain sight, without thinking, your boss may break all contact.

- Maintaining character relationships can result in specific rewards. Little Jacob is the man who sells you weapons. Your relationship is maintained through phone contact and loyalty. A relationship with a lawyer can help remove your wanted level with a phone call, for example.

- Trip skip feature from Vice City and Vice City Stories is back. Now you can even use cabs to drive you pretty much anywhere you want. You can skip the cab ride and get to the destination quicker for a cost, or you can view the ride from the first person and enjoy the trip.

- Ammunation is not a good supply for weapons any more. Having good relationships will get you access to more and better weapons.

- There is more emphasis on hand to hand combat in GTA IV.

- You should beware night time in certain burroughs, as you may get jumped by random gangsters and the freaks of Liberty. You can get robbed.

- There is now a GPS.

- The game now has a cover system.

- You can have girlfriends in the game. You can meet women through the internet for blind dates. They will react to how you act, where you take them, and even what you wear. Some are more clingy than others. For example, one may constantly send you text messages. If you ignore her, you could upset her.

- The internet is a feature in the game. You can use it to browse for information, view and send e-mail, and even setup blind dates.

- There will be no turf wars.

- You can now use an ATM or go to the bank to deposit or withdraw funds.

- You can now shoot different body parts and your victim will react realistically depending where he has been hit.

- Rockstar will use the Euphoria Engine, known from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It will power much of the physics in the game.

- Pedestrians have a memory. They remember your face when they saw you doing a criminal act and run away in terror whenever they see you again.

- The multiplayer will be activated via the cell phone. There are 15 game modes with up to 16 players online.

- Niko's cell phone has a built-in radio.

- Two minutes equals one hour in-game.

- There will be no seasons in the game.

- Every cop car has a working computer, which allows you to search for any criminal in the city, find his where abouts, and any thing remotely related to him or her.

- You can call the police, ambulance, and other services via 911. You can use this to escape from a heated battle or even clear out a police station.

Reviews

Note: Grand Theft Auto IV hasn't been reviewed based on platform, therefore there's no need to list both PS3 and 360 reviews from the same network. These networks, such as Gamespy and IGN, essentially copy and paste their review for each platform, tweaking a word here or there. Both versions of the game are mostly equal, with any differences minimal. If you have both systems, buy the game on the platform your friends are for the great multiplayer or based on your controller preferences.

Kotaku Version Comparison

Gamerankings 360
Gamerankings PS3

Official Xbox Magazine UK - 10/10

Xbox World Mag UK - 98/100

Playstation: Official Magazine UK - 10/10

PlayStation: Official Magazine US - 5/5

Game Informer - 10/10

1UP Video Review - A+

Gamespy 360 - 5/5

Computer and Videogames - 9.5/10

Gametrailers Video Review - 9.8/10

Eurogamer - 10/10

TeamXbox - 10/10

1UP - A+

Kotaku

IGN - 10/10 - "Watch the people and you'll witness some amazing things. At one point, I saw a woman stopped at a light, looking in the rearview mirror right before she was rear-ended by a man ogling a girl on the street. The man got out of his car and went to the woman, checking to see if she was okay. This had nothing to do with Niko or a single action I took... Grand Theft Auto III was a revolutionary title, one that inspired a whole new generation of 3D action games. Grand Theft Auto IV is just as big a leap forward, though perhaps in subtler ways, and sets a new benchmark for open-world games. Everything in GTA IV works in harmony. The story would be nothing without the city; the city gains realism from the physics engine; the physics compliment the improved AI; the AI would make no sense without the new cover system. And on and on. There is no one major weak aspect."

IGN AU - 9.8/10 - "For a start, making the decision to put the controller down and start writing this review was a big test of self control. The original plan of starting writing the review Saturday morning, soon became, Sunday morning and shortly thereafter Sunday night. Never before have we played a game that’s so hard to put down... Thanks to the most believable characters, the best visuals, the most realistic physics and above all, the most fun to be had of any game yet, Grand Theft Auto IV deserves a place in the collections of anyone even vaguely interested in videogames."

IGN UK - 10/10 - "Expectations were so high for Grand Theft Auto IV that one of the biggest surprises is that it’s managed to meet them. That it’s also gone on to confound these is truly a marvel, and the game’s Liberty City is nothing less than one of the greatest videogame worlds yet conceived. With this game, Rockstar has set out to free itself from the excesses of the series past to emphasise the character of its world, and in doing so has created a high watermark in the relationship between narrative and play. It’s no less than the definitive open world game, and by that measure the definitive interactive experience of this generation to date."

IGN Video Review


Multiplayer

Details

# There are 15 multiplayer game modes in GTA IV.
# Multiplayer supports up to 16 players.
# Your online character is fully customizable. You can alter his race, sex, hair, clothing etc.
# A simple promotion system is in place which unlocks new customizable options for your player.
# In deathmatch-like modes, the round is won not by kills but by who can collect the most money.
# The host has a wide range of options to choose from when creating the server. He or she can choose options such as whether to enable police or pedestians, their density, weather, time of day, spawn location, what weapons, what vehicles, area restriction, and much more.
# The game includes a lobby system, with the lobby being the entirety of Liberty City.

Game Modes

1. Hangmans NOOSE
2. Car Jack City
3. Bomb da Base
4. Bomb da Base II
5. Mafia Work
6. Team Mafia Work
7. Deathmatch
8. Team Deathmatch
9. Turf War
10. Cops N Crooks
11. Race
12. GTA Race
13. Deal Breaker
14. Free Mode
15. Team Car Jack City

# In Race and GTA Race, the host gets to decide which vehicles are involved, and the number of laps to be played.
# In Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, matches are won by the player or team who secures the most amount of money. Money is dropped by killing another player, and you must collect the fallen cash on the ground.
# In Cops N Crooks, one team play as cops and the other play as criminals. The cops must stop the criminals from escaping. They can monitor the locations of the criminals on their GPS systems, while the criminals don't know where the cops are.
# In Mafia Work and Team Mafia Work, you play as one of Kenny Petrovic's mafia henchmen, and you must complete hits ordered by your boss (over your cellphone) before your rivals.
# The map used in multiplayer is the same map that is used for single player. The host can choose to restrict the playing field or use the entire map for all game modes. If the host does not restrict the playing field, then the area selected will simply be the spawn point.
# A single-player mission called "Hangman's NOOSE" features co-op. You and your friends will be able to escort a mobster, while being pursued by a SWAT team.
# Turf War has two teams attempting to capture various points on the map. The host can choose the default three points on the map or raise that amount. The team with the most points wins.


Radio Stations

The official website includes icons for 18 radio stations. These radio stations are, including some tracks:
Wikipedia wrote:
San Juan Sounds
DJ: Unknown
Genre Latin music

* Gipsy Kings - "Bem, Bem Maria"
* Khriz y Angel - "Ven Bailalo"
* Alexis y Fido - "5 Letras"
* Daddy Yankee - "Impacto"

Liberty Rock Radio 97.8
DJ: Unknown
Genre Classic rock

* R.E.M - "Turn You Inside Out"
* Humble Pie - "Cocaine"
* Queen - "One Vision"
* Elton John - "Street Kids"
* Stevie Nicks - "Edge Of Seventeen"

The Classics 104.1
DJ: Unknown
Genre Old school hip-hop

*Run-D.M.C. - "Sucker M.C.'s"

Jazz Nation 108.5
DJ: Unknown
Genre Jazz

*Miles Davis - "Move"

Radio Broker
DJ: Juliette Lewis
Genre Alternative rock/Indie rock

* LCD Soundsystem - "Get Innocuous"
* Foo Fighters - "The Pretender"
* The Boggs - "Arm in Arm" (Shy Child Remix)
* Nickelback - "Rockstar"
* Arctic Monkeys - "Teddy Picker"
* Shy Child - "Summer"

Tuff Gong Radio
DJ: Unknown
Genre Reggae/Dub

* Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rebel Music"

Massive B Soundsystem 96.9
DJ: Bobby Konders
Genre Dancehall

* Mavado - "Real McCoy"

Summary: The DJ of this station, Bobby Konders, is one part of the group Massive B Sound System, which the station is named after.

Fusion FM
DJ: Unknown
Genre Jazz Fusion

* Roy Ayers - "Funk In The Hole"

The Journey
DJ: Unknown
Genre Ambient/Chill out

* Jean Michel Jarre - "Oxygène IV"

Electrochoc
DJ: François K
Genre: Electro/Dance

* Alex Gopher - "Brain Leech (Bugged Mind Remix)"
* K.I.M. - "By The Time They Reach You (Bag Raiders Remix)"
* Boys Noize - "& Down"
* Louis La Roche - "Love"
* Simian Mobile Disco - "Tits & Acid"

Summary: Electrochoc is an electro and dance music station hosted by François K (François Kevorkian)

IF99
DJ: Femi Kuti
Genre: Funk & Afrobeat

* Fela Kuti - "Sorrow Tears and Blood"
* The O'Jays - "Give The People What They Want"
* War - "Galaxy"

Summary: IF99 is an international funk music station hosted by Femi Kuti, son of African musician Fela Kuti.

K109 The Studio
DJ: DJ Karl
Genre: Disco

* Elektrik Funk - "On A Journey"
* Cerrone - "Supernature"
* Don Ray - "Standing In The Rain"
* Mylo - "in my arms"

Summary: K109 The Studio is a Franco-American disco music station hosted by DJ Karl (Karl Lagerfeld).

Liberty City Hardcore
DJ: Jimmy Gestapo
Genre: Hardcore Punk

* Maximum Penalty - "All Your Boys"
* Killing Time - "Tell Tale"
* Blink 182 - "down"
* Bad Brains - "Right Brigade"
* Underdog - "Back to Back"
* Sex Pistols - "Holidays in the Sun"
* Murphy's Law - "A Day in the Life"

Summary: Libery City Hardcore is a punk and hardcore music station hosted by Jimmy Gestapo, lead singer of New York based hardcore punk band Murphy's Law.

Vladivostok FM
DJ: Ruslana
Genre: Eastern European music

* Ruslana - "Wild Dances"
* Basta - "Mamа"
* Marakesh - "Zhdat"
* Seryoga - "King Ring"

Summary: Vladivostok FM is an Eastern European music station hosted by Eurovision Song Contest 2004 winner Ruslana. The name is taken from Russian city Vladivostok.

The Vibe 98.8
DJ: Unknown
Genre: R&B

* Alexander O'Neal - "Criticize (song)"
* R. Kelly - "Bump N Grind"
* Michael Jackson - "Remember The Time"
* Usher ft Monica - "Slow Jam"
* Ne-yo - "Because of You"
* Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"

Summary: Nothing is known about this music station at this point, except that it is a R&B radio format.

Beat 102.7
DJ: DJ Green Lantern
Genre: Hardcore hip-hop

* Nas - "War is Necessary"
* DJ Green Lantern ft. Akon, Fabolous & Fat Joe - "I'm So Fly"
* Prodigy - "Dirty New Yorker"
* Tru Life - "Wet em up"
* 2pac - "If My Homie Calls"
* Eminem - "When I'm Gone"
* Kanye West feat. Rakim, KRS-One, and Nas - "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been)"


WKTT Radio
WKTT Radio is a Conservative talk radio station located in Dukes. One of their top shows is the Richard Bastion show, who is a parody of right-wing talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage.
In a Grand Theft Auto first, series fans could call in to the Rockstar offices and have their opinions on current issues recorded and go in the run to have it placed on the station in the final game. Rockstar Games announced this on 14 July 2007 and opened a website—WKTTRadio.com—with all the details needed to participate. This website now redirects to the WKTT page on the official GTA IV site.

Public Liberty Radio
DJ: Unknown
Genre: Call In Speech
This is a public radio station that hosts Lazlow's radio show, Integrity 2.0.

Other Music

* "Sleep is impossible" by Birmingham based band Deluka is confirmed to be in the game.
* "Optimo" by Liquid Liquid is used in the "Box art unveiling" trailer
* The Australian band Airbourne has been said to be included on the soundtrack.
* The Norwegian newspaper "VG" recently announced that the band Datarock from Bergen will be contributing with the track "Computer Camp Love".
* Russian song called `Никого не жалко` `Nikogo ne zhalko` (`No pity for anyone`), appeared as the background music of the Vlad Glebov teaser trailer. The song was composed by Sergei Shnurov and performed by Leningrad and was one of the soundtracks in the Russian film Bumer.
* "Pruitt-Igoe Theme" by Philip Glass
* "Vagabond" (Liberty City Mix) by Greenskeepers
* "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazarus
* Stevie Nicks and Smashing Pumpkins songs have also been confirmed.
* The Stooges have been confirmed to be on the soundtrack.

Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV_soundtrack for more information.

According to Kotaku, Grand Theft Auto 4 will also feature an in-game music download service.
Kotaku wrote:
Rockstar is taking a stab at the music download business, using Grand Theft Auto IV as the weapon. Yahoo writes today that Rockstar Games and Amazon have partnered to bring digital downloads of the game's radio tracks to the GTA playing masses, using protagonist Niko's cell phone and the newly announced Rockstar Social Club as part of the delivery method.

Whenever you hear something from the 200-plus song soundtrack you dig, send a text message via your virtual mobile phone to a "ZiT" number. Amazon will build a custom playlist of the songs you like, if you're also registered via the Rockstar Social Club. Sure, it sounds a bit clunky, but also a bit cool. The MP3s are reported to be DRM-free, meaning the soundtrack from GTA IV can become the soundtrack for any other game that supports custom playlists. More details on the whole synergy shebang over at Yahoo Videogames.

Yahoo has more information:
Yahoo wrote:
When Elvis Costello penned the lyric "radio is a sound salvation" in his seminal 1978 hit "Radio, Radio," he was actually attacking the airwaves. Thirty years later, though, a video game radio might very well offer salvation to a music industry struggling to make ends meet.

In a partnership bound to shake, rattle and roll both the music biz and interactive entertainment, Rockstar Games and Amazon have teamed up to create an ambitious new model for digital music distribution. Built exclusively for the upcoming video game blockbuster Grand Theft Auto IV, it allows players to buy real-world MP3s of tracks heard over the game's numerous radio stations in a very seamless manner. (Initially, this service will only be available in the U.S.)

Advertised throughout Liberty City, the cheekily-named "ZiT" technology is built into the game's mobile phone interface system. As players cruise around the world listening to the in-game radio, they can at any point 'mark' a song by opening their phone and dialing the number ZIT-555-0100. Gamers will then receive a text message with the song and artist names, and if they're registered at the forthcoming Rockstar Games Social Club community site, they'll find an e-mail waiting in their inbox with a direct link to a custom playlist on Amazon.com. All songs tagged "ZiT" will be stored here, available for preview and purchase at Amazon's going rate of $.89-$.99 per track. Best of all, those MP3s are free of the Digital Rights Management (DRM) limitations imposed on files downloaded through Apple's iTunes store and thus can be imported into any computer or digital device with no constraints.

Needless to say, record execs are thrilled at the prospect of using GTA IV's radio to reach millions of ears and, in turn, wallets.

"Music has long played an integral part of the game playing experience," said Ronn Werre, EVP, EMI Music's Sales, Licensing and Synchronization unit. "We think giving players the ability to identify and buy their favorite tracks from Grand Theft Auto IV's popular radio stations is a great new music discovery tool for fans and an innovative new revenue stream for artists."

The recent success of downloadable music in other games gives credence to ZiT's ambitious dreams. In a mere three months, owners of MTV Games' hit music game Rock Band have downloaded over 6 million songs. At roughly $2 apiece, that's a hefty source of post-launch revenue.

None of those tracks, however, are accessible outside the game, and that's where GTA IV's model really takes off. Rockstar has boldly proclaimed that GTA IV's soundtrack is "the biggest in the history of entertainment," and with over 150 tracks, we're not prone to argue. In addition to high-profile tunes from popular artists, the developers are aiming for music geeks by handpicking rare, hard-to-find songs such as Electrick Funk's 12-inch treasure "On A Journey" and Elton John's "Street Kids" off his relatively unheralded Rock of the Westies. Some artists have even contributed brand new songs written exclusively for the game, including "Vagabond (Liberty City Mix)" by the Greenskeepers and "War is Necessary" from iconic rapper Nas.

As the April 29th street date approaches, look for more tracks to be revealed. In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest GTA IV trailers right here on Yahoo! Games.


Achievements
Off the Boat (5)- Complete the first mission.

One Hundred and Eighty (10) -Score 180 with 3 darts in a darts game.

Pool Shark (10)- Beat a friend at pool.

King of QUB3D (15)- Beat the High Score in QUB3D.

Finish Him (15)- Complete 10 melee counters in 4 minutes.

Genetically Superior (25) -Come first in 20 singleplayer street races.

Wheelie Rider (30) -Do a wheelie lasting at least 500 feet on a motorbike.

Gobble Gobble (10) -Score 3 strikes in a row in 10-pin bowling.

Driving Mr. Bellic (10) -Unlock the Taxi special ability.

Rolled Over (30)- Do 5 car rolls in a row from one crash.

Walk Free (50)- Lose a 4-star wanted rating by outrunning the cops

Courier Service (10)- Complete all 10 package delivery jobs

Retail Therapy (10)- Unlock the special ability of buying guns from a friend.

Chain Reaction (20)- Blow up 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.

One Man Army (40)- Survive 5 minutes on 6-star wanted level.

Lowest Point (5)- Complete mission "Roman's Sorrow."

Over Fulfilled (10)- Complete all 10 Exotic Export orders.

Manhunt (15)- Complete the Most Wanted side missions from the police computer.

Cleaned the Mean Streets (20)- Capture 20 criminals through the police computer.

Fed The Fish (5)- Complete the mission "Uncle Vlad."

It'll Cost Ya (5)- Complete a taxi ride without skipping from one island to another.

Sightseer (5)- Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.

Warm Coffee (5)- Successfully date a girl to be invited into her house.

That's How We Roll! (10)- Unlock the Helicopter special ability.

Half Million (55)- Reach a balance of $500,000.

Impossible Trinity (10)- Complete mission "Museum Piece."

Full Exploration (20)- Unlock all the islands.

You Got The Message (20)- Deliver all 30 cars ordered through text messages.

Dare Devil (30)- Complete 100% of the unique stunt jumps.

Assassin's Greed (20)- Complete all 9 assassin missions.

Endangered Species (50)- Collect every hidden package in the game.

Under the Radar (40)- Use a helicopter to fly beneath the main bridges in the game that cross water.

Dial B For Bomb (10)- Unlock the special ability of phoning for a bomb to be placed.

Gracefully Taken (10)- Complete mission "I'll Take Her."

Liberty City (20)- After meeting all possible friends, have the ones left alive all like you above 90%.

No More Strangers (5)- Meet all random characters.

That Special Someone (10)- Complete mission "That Special Someone."

You Won! (60)- Complete the final mission.

Liberty City Minute (30)- Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.

Key To The City (100)- Achieve 100% in the "Game progress" statistic.

Teamplayer (10)- Kill 5 players who are not in your team in any ranked multiplayer team match.

Cut Your Teeth (5)- Earn a personal rank promotion in multiplayer.

Join the Midnight Club (10)- Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and with damaged enabled.

Fly The Co-op (15)- Beat our time in ranked versions of "Deal Breaker", "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II."

Take It for the Team (10)- Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer team games.

Top of the Food Chain (10)- Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked multiplayer deathmatch.

Top the Midnight Club (20)- Be first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races.

Wanted (20)- Achieve the highest personal rank in multiplayer.

Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic (30)- Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races, and "Cops 'n Crooks" as both sides.

Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie (10)- Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked multiplayer match.


Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition

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A special edition of Grand Theft Auto IV will be released for a retail price of 90 USD. It includes:

# A customized Grand Theft Auto metal safety deposit box
# Special game packaging
# An art booklet with never-before-seen concept art
# A selected soundtrack with new material only available with the Special Edition
# A Rockstar keychain for the safe deposit box
# A Grand Theft Auto duffel bag


Essential Pre-GTA IV Guide for Maximum Enjoyment

GET SOME GOGOL BORDELLO!

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Don't worry, I know it's bare-bones, but I just wanted to get it up. I'm filling in the juicy bits now. :) Now go on, post away, chaps!

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    RancedRanced Default Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    7 days? Hope Bully 360 gets here soon so I can mess around with that first.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have been practicing my gangster face every day this week in preparation for this game. It will consume lives.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So, in that screenshot of Times Square, I'm digging the giant poster of a woman's nearly-bare ass.

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    the Togfatherthe Togfather Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have obtained invite to the PA list and have secured several late-night hours of game playing time at release...I am ready to go, bitches. Woo!

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    All my schoolwork is due next Tuesday. This is a sign from God that I should play GTAIV for three days straight afterwards.

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    D.T.D.T. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.

    It's the filter they put on all the screenshots. Someone at Rockstar fucking loves that shitty filter.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.

    No I agree, they look a lot different from all of the other media thats been released.

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    UncleChetUncleChet N00b Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have to admit GTA4 has me playing GTA LCS on PSP. I hated GTA 3 but Liberty City has been fun so far.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    They're the newest screenshots. They came out yesterday.

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.
    The screens never really looked amazing. The last few batches to be released do seem to have shitty compression or something though.

    A video/trailer or two should be in the OP. In motion the game is just amazing.

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    BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    "I aint no Hollaback grrrrrrl."

    Crack, crunch, snap, crick, cronk, bing, bong budda budda buddabuddabudda VRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrr- shlockshlockshlockshlockshlockshlockshlockshlockshlockshlock speeeeeeew. Drip.

    Just a friendly reminder that every day is rampage day.

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    "I aint no Hollaback grrrrrrl."

    RATATATATAT.

    Just a friendly reminder that every day is rampage day.
    I'm glad someone else remembered.

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    ItalaxItalax Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Negrodamus wrote: »
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.
    The screens never really looked amazing. The last few batches to be released do seem to have shitty compression or something though.

    A video/trailer or two should be in the OP. In motion the game is just amazing.

    The guy falling down the stairs in the newest trailer is just so awesome. I mean, it's ridiculous, but I'm getting excited about the way a guy falls down some stairs after getting shot.

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    Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Negrodamus wrote: »
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.
    The screens never really looked amazing. The last few batches to be released do seem to have shitty compression or something though.

    A video/trailer or two should be in the OP. In motion the game is just amazing.
    Sort of like they are making them look shitty on purpose to get everyones expectations down? That would be pretty awesome because right now the expectations for this game are through the ceiling for most everyone. I'm sure there is going to be a lot of disappointed people thinking it will be the next coming of Jesus.

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    bakatrinhbakatrinh Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I think those screenshots are stretched out

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ranced wrote: »
    7 days? Hope Bully 360 gets here soon so I can mess around with that first.

    I got a good 3-4 days of solid gaming out of it. Keep in mind those 3-4 days, I didn't work or have class.

    Please GTAIV have an awesome ending. I never feel satisfied when I finish all the missions in GTA. Maybe thats the point though? Keep coming back for more.

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dashui, put this in the OP.

    Now.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    D.T. wrote: »
    I'm sure I'm going to get lambasted for saying this, but uh, those screens... what happened to the fucking gorgeous game from a month ago?

    Where are the textures? This looks like GTA III with bloom.

    No I agree, they look a lot different from all of the other media thats been released.

    Watercolour shader?

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Put

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    in the OP.

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    FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Negrodamus wrote: »
    Dashui, put this in the OP.

    Now.

    I've said it before, but I seriously think is the best game trailer I've ever seen.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Negrodamus, already did, and GREAT IDEA, FRAGGLEFART!

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    BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Do we have a list of vehicles we could put in the OP too?

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    FireWeaselFireWeasel Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

    It's the LCD Soundsystem one where Niko is walking into the camera as different places slip past in the background.

    SO GOOD.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

    I included the gametrailers link in the OP instead of the Xbox one. You should be able to view or download it there. It's the UK TV Spot and it's FANTASTIC.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

    Try VLC or Media player classic, I think it's the UK TV spot.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Basil wrote: »
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

    I included the gametrailers link in the OP instead of the Xbox one. You should be able to view or download it there. It's the UK TV Spot and it's FANTASTIC.

    Link is broken, your BBcode is showing.

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    FireWeasel wrote: »
    Negrodamus wrote: »
    Dashui, put this in the OP.

    Now.

    I've said it before, but I seriously think is the best game trailer I've ever seen.
    It's a brilliant concept really. Best video for the game there is at this point.

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Basil wrote: »
    That trailer merely causes my particular instance of Firefox to choke on it's own kidney and Winamp to give up in disgust and sulk in it's room.

    What is it?

    I included the gametrailers link in the OP instead of the Xbox one. You should be able to view or download it there. It's the UK TV Spot and it's FANTASTIC.

    Link is broken, your BBcode is showing.

    Ah, sorry, fixing that now.

    Edit: AND fixed.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Was I imagining this or did they say there will be a radio station that will draw from music saved on your console's hard drive?

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    DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    ShimSham wrote: »
    Was I imagining this or did they say there will be a radio station that will draw from music saved on your console's hard drive?

    Hasn't there always been? I thought I remember there always was a custom radio station. Also, apparently they'll be including an MP3 purchase and download service right in the game. I'll get all that added to the OP. I'm onto SP previews and then Radio information!

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Ah neat. Gracias.

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    Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Posting to mark this thread.

    And also because I am so fucking excited about this game I might poop a cornish game hen.

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    CenoCeno pizza time Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    ShimSham wrote: »
    Was I imagining this or did they say there will be a radio station that will draw from music saved on your console's hard drive?

    Hasn't there always been? I thought I remember there always was a custom radio station. Also, apparently they'll be including an MP3 purchase and download service right in the game. I'll get all that added to the OP. I'm onto SP previews and then Radio information!

    From what I understand, there is not a custom radio station this time around. The radio is apparently much more in tune with your actions in the game and R* wants people to experience it. You can still play a custom soundtrack from the 360 dashboard but you won't get any of the radio perks.

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    MundaneSoulMundaneSoul fight fighter Daehan MingukRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Less than a week until I hold this in my hands.

    My hands are ready.

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    NegrodamusNegrodamus Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'll probably have it unwrapped before the gamestop dude hands me my receipt.

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    spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I have to wait for Amazon to ship it to me. You guys can climb a wall of dicks.

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    MarioGMarioG Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Holy shit. The duffel bag has me foaming at the mouth!

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