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Sony Downplays GTA IV Episodic Content

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338w ago - SCEA's Scott Steinberg tells GameDaily BIZ that only a very small percentage of gamers will even buy the episodic content for which MS "spent the GNP of several small Latin American countries."

In an exclusive interview to be published in the next few days on GameDaily BIZ, Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, has commented on Microsoft's exclusive episodic content for Rockstar's much anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV.

The GTA franchise historically has always been associated with Sony's PlayStation, but this time not only is the latest GTA not exclusive, but Sony failed to secure a deal for any exclusive episodic content on PS3. If you ask Steinberg, however, none of that ultimately matters to the average consumer.

"[Microsoft] spent the GNP of several small Latin American countries to get that [content], and if you've ever played San Andreas...there's a lot of game to Grand Theft Auto and there's going to be a lot of game to Grand Theft Auto IV to the point where I think most people will have that Grand Theft Auto experience on the PS3, day and date, same core game shipping on the 360. Perhaps they'll be shipping some episodic content in the fall, but there is a whole lot of product shipping on the PS3 in April and I personally don't think...
 

GameStop Kicks Off $10K GTA IV Promotion Sweepstakes

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338w ago - GameStop has kicked the Grand Theft Auto IV marketing machine into high gear with a promotion sweepstakes offering a chance to win up to $10,000 and a paid-for trip to New York City at the GTA IV launch event on April 28.

To enter, all you have to do is text a number to GSGTA4 that corresponds to where the game's lead character Niko Bellic hid his lock box. The choices can be viewed below.

Alternatively, if you do not have a text-capable phone, you can simply fill out the online entry form on GameStop's Web site.
 

Rumor: EA buys GTA Forums?

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338w ago - According to Internet rumors, EA bought the largest GTA fan forum on 3/22/08 for approximately $3.4 million.

GTAForums.com now also features the EA logo. According to a leaked letter (see below) from EA to the site, "Such an acquisition would include the handover of all domain names, server contents and a database of, statistical information on all members of GTAForums.com, to Electronic Arts Inc."

The letter also states they would like to complete the transfer before April 29th, 2008.
 

Rumor: GTA IV Introduction Video from leaked PS3 version?!

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339w ago - The video below from DT042908 is supposedly of the introduction to GTA IV on a leaked PS3 version of the game.

It's of the 'dark' kind, and the game just suddenly appears and starts running.

Real? Fake? You decide! :P




 

GTA IV Multiplayer: 15 game modes, 16 players

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340w ago - The guys over at the GTAForums have been busy translating the Spanish issue of PSM magazine that includes a GTA IV feature.

There will be support for up to 16 player multiplayer and 15 online game modes including: Hangmans NOOSE, Car Jack City, Bomb da Base, Bomb da Base II, Mafia Work, Team Mafia Work, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Turf War, Cops N Crooks, Race, GTA Race, Deal Breaker, Free Roam and one more unknown mode.

Other details include that you can drive a car or a helicopter with three friends and the host of the game decides rules such as the flow of traffic, the intervention of police and the weapons. To quote:

Game Modes:

Hangmans NOOSE
Car Jack City
Bomb da Base
Bomb da Base II
Mafia Work
Team Mafia Work
Deathmatch
Team Deathmatch
Turf War
Cops N Crooks
Race
GTA Race
Deal Breaker
Free Roam

and i believe there is one more.. its says theres 15 game modes total

15 multiplayer game modes, they play seven.
_ The multiplayer modes are played in the same map than single mode.
_ You can drive a car or an helicopter with three friends

I will continue translating... Well I'm spanish so here go some bits:

The host of the game makes the...
 
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