The *OFFICIAL* Grand Theft Auto IV Thread: Warning! Some People are posting SPOILERS

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Which Console Are You Getting GTA IV For?
PS3 188 36.29%
Xbox 360 302 58.30%
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 04-20-2008, 01:29 PM         #761
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Rumor: GTA IV DLC may include entirely new cities
183 Comments by Griffin McElroy Apr 19th 2008 9:00PM
Filed under: Microsoft Xbox 360, Action


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We're vehement followers of the logic that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is -- still, in cases like these, that doesn't stop us from wishing and hoping hard enough to make our noses bleed. The latest, Microsoft-endorsed, Grand Theft Auto IV special edition issue of Computer and Video Games magazine suggests that the 360 DLC is to the perfect scoring GTA IV as "Vice City or San Andreas were [to] GTA III," and later, in simpler terms, "Rockstar is clearly hinting at new downloadable cities" for the title.

While this infinitely awesome feature might be technically and fiscally possible, we must keep a firm grasp on our cynically-tinted monocles until official confirmation arises. Still, it's tough not to wonder what cities Rockstar could build knock-off replicas of to add to their latest title -- perhaps an Atlantic City clone? A geographically-appropriate rendering of New Jersey? A mock-up of the bustling metropolis of Mud Lick, KY? The possibilities are endless!
 10 years ago '04        #762
Kap(Da)King|M 5 heat pts
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'Grand Theft' expected to bully media
Rockstar's game poses threat to summer cash
By BEN FRITZ


When "Grand Theft Auto IV" launches April 29, it's expected to gross a record-breaking $400 million worldwide in its first week. That's good news for the game biz, but daunting for execs in other sectors of the media industry.

TV network execs who pay attention to the numbers know that young male viewership can dip in the first few days after a blockbuster videogame launches. And home-entertainment honchos avoid releasing big titles aimed at that demo in the same time period.

Now the question is whether film execs will have to factor videogames into their release strategies.

Last summer, "Pirates of the Caribbean 3" broke all box office records, with a $404 million worldwide haul in its first six days, roughly the same amount expected for "GTA IV." But while "Pirates" was only three hours out of someone's life at an average price of about $7, "GTA IV" is a $60 investment that provides dozens, if not hundreds of hours of content. That's money and time that has to come from somewhere else.

And "Pirates" encouraged audiences to go to the movies. "GTA IV" is encouraging audiences to stay home.

So far this year, box office is 3% down from last year. The biz could use some megahits to ignite folks to start going to the multiplex in droves. But "Auto" may create a detour for some moviegoers, particularly the young men who play it most devotedly and are often first in line for tentpole releases.

April is not traditionally a time for big vidgame releases, but "GTA IV" was pushed back from its original date last October. So now the title from Rockstar Games, a subsid of Take-Two Interactive, comes just a few days before the start of the summer movie season and during the first week of May sweeps.

Paramount-Marvel's "Iron Man" opens May 2, only three days after the "GTA IV" bow. Though they're targeting the same audience, most pundits feel players will take time out from their game to see the superhero film. But the ripple effect on other films throughout the summer could be a factor -- and the effect on TV could be immediate.

Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Brawl," which is so far the biggest videogame of 2008, bowed on March 9, a Sunday. That evening, TV viewership among the desirable and elusive 18-24 male demographic fell by 8% from the previous week. The next day, it fell 14%.

"Halo 3" -- which holds the record for the biggest videogame debut of all time -- bowed on a Tuesday, the usual day for vidgame launches. But that Sept. 25 bow happened to be on the week most network shows were premiering. Overall viewership was way up in most demographics -- except among male viewers 18-24.

Given that males 18-24 are 5% of the overall audience, that's not going to sink a series. But it's a notable slip, particularly given how hard that demo is to reach (which is why the rare show that lures them, like "Family Guy," can charge a premium for its ads).

Similarly, home entertainment execs say they've learned that selling DVDs aimed at young males the week of a major videogame release is not a good idea.

"Videogames are a major source of competition for the disposable income of young males," says Warner homevideo topper Ron Sanders, "and we avoid releasing big titles on (major videogame release) dates that appeal to young men unless there's a specific demographic reason."

Major DVD releases skedded for the week of April 29 are "27 Dresses," "The Golden Compass" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Not exactly competition for the "GTA IV" crowd.

Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes predicts "GTA IV" will likely do "two times the volume" that "Halo 3" did for his chain. In fact, he's using the game launch to start putting videogames in Blockbuster's lucrative "new releases" section. That's space that won't be available for DVDs.

Another factor for showbiz this summer is whether "GTA" has legs, especially since there are no vidgames of its caliber coming out until "Madden NFL" in late August. It's expected to sell 6 million in the first week. But "GTA III" sold 21 million copies, meaning that there could be new buyers for "GTA IV" throughout the summer and all the way through the holidays. Even if the new edition sells "only" 21 million, at $60 a pop domestically, it could rake in more than $1 billion. At a time when many economists are tossing around the word "recession," vidgamers seem immune to that concept.

Each edition of "Grand Theft Auto" has made quantum leaps in outselling the previous one. The third version sold 50% more units than the first, so there's no predicting how high the fourth version can go. (There have been movie sequels that outgrossed their previous editions, but none has made such huge jumps with each new debut.)

Strauss Zelnick, exec chairman of Take-Two and former prexy of 20th Century Fox says, "Clearly, any adult with an interest in interactive entertainment has to own 'Grand Theft Auto IV.' Does that mean we compete for a certain consumer audience with some hit movies? Absolutely. (But) it's hard to predict whether 'GTA IV' will influence a specific movie's opening weekend."

There has been some hand-wringing in Hollywood over whether the vidgame's huge opening could rust Paramount-Marvel's "Iron Man," which bows only three days later, on May 2.

Both are gunning for the same core audience of young males. But, as long as young men are aware of the film, as one Par insider put it, "It's ridiculous to think that people won't take two hours of their time to go see the movie."

And Paramount seems to be working on the "if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em" principle.

Gamer website IGN features a "launch center" with all the information anyone could want about the most anticipated videogame of 2008, "Grand Theft Auto IV."

Its exclusive sponsor? "Iron Man."

(Diane Garrett, Rick Kissell and Pamela McClintock contributed to this report.)
 10 years ago '06        #763
jayvivz 8 heat pts
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if the DLC does end up being equivalent to VC and SA then all i can say is wow...it's gonna be a good year...
 04-20-2008, 04:01 PM         #764
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 04-20-2008, 04:09 PM         #765
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fuk reain might aswell wait until game comes out now only 8 mo days hopefully earlier
 10 years ago '06        #766
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 natural said:
went to gamestop yesterday and paid the game off in full, also picked up GT5P and the MGO beta.





I CAN'T fu*kING WAIT!!!!

Me too. I also picked up a Xbox Live Card.
 04-20-2008, 05:23 PM         #767
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WAITMATE!!

*takes waitmate*
 04-20-2008, 06:28 PM         #768
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 Unkleluc said:
On the real this final week will have BXGS wishing they could use the "WAITMATE " PILL........



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 10 years ago '04        #769
Kap(Da)King|M 5 heat pts
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sears has gta in stock?

 04-20-2008, 06:37 PM         #770
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 Kap(Da)King said:
sears has gta in stock?

its been saying that for 2 months now lol...
 10 years ago '06        #771
jayvivz 8 heat pts
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i don't even think i'mma reserve it anymore at this point. i'll just roll into GameCrazy on the 29th after my 2 classes and say "i want it on 360." they'll know what i'm talking bout. don't even have to say the name of the game.
 10 years ago '05        #772
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i payed my sh*t off on friday, all i gotta do now is pick it up on the 29th, hmm its gonna be a long a.ss week
 10 years ago '04        #773
deziking 81 heat pts81
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imma do a pickup at the best buy.
 04-20-2008, 08:39 PM         #774
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finally got around to pre-ordering this on the weekend. Decided to go with the 360 version. Good work with the thread Hydro.
 10 years ago '05        #775
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 bgj887 said:
i payed my sh*t off on friday, all i gotta do now is pick it up on the 29th, hmm its gonna be a long a.ss week

imma pay mines off probably tomorrow so when it comes to release day i can pick it up with no hassel.
 10 years ago '04        #776
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^^^ BXGS will be a ghost town for a week or three in 8 days ...
 04-20-2008, 10:50 PM         #777
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i reserved my sh*t and payed it off 3 weeks back...traded in gears of war, ncaa 08, and madden...n*ggas gave me $41 in store credit JUST for the gears of war...in all i got like $50ish in store credit...so i ended up payin like $14 for the GTA
 10 years ago '06        #778
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pickin mine up at the midnight launch... i dunno what imma do...play story or go online. im prolly gon do multiplayer !
 10 years ago '04        #779
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I'm doing MP as soon as I get home if some peeps are on...if not then it's SP for me...
 10 years ago '04        #780
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 Ex The God said:
Wait arent we doing the sh*t for the 29th on live?
Yeah if people are on at m idnight...i'm talking when I first get home...if noone is on XBL doing MP then i'll rock SP untill later that night when people are on
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