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Next-generation Console Debut of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise Set for April 29, 2008

New York, NY - January 24, 2008 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, the new title in the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto franchise. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV will be simultaneously available for Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system anwill be in stores worldwide on April 29, 2008.b>

"We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV," said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. "We've pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment."

For more information, log onto http://www.rockstargames.com/IV

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What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.

Still going to be a good game, don't get me wrong.

I would expect it to come out for PC around Christmas time.

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What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.

But why not?? What have Rockstar said about it, that it's not going to "do"?? The expectation comes from their previous titles, which were brilliant IMO. And I am pretty sure that this game will be one of my favourite games.

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Wow, for some reason I was still thinking this was slated for a March release. I am really glad that it is coming out so late in April because this will give me a full month to play Super Smash Bros on the Wii. I thougt those two games would be competiting for time but not anymore.

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What amazes me is the fact that this game will probably break new records when it is released, but in reality, will not be anywhere near the expectation Rockstar put on it.
What amazes me is the fact this game is the first one (at least that I know of) that will have virtually no loading screens. In this era of "next gen" consoles and games...I would've expected this would be in pretty much every game.
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But why not?? What have Rockstar said about it, that it's not going to "do"?? The expectation comes from their previous titles, which were brilliant IMO. And I am pretty sure that this game will be one of my favourite games.

Are you joking right? GTA3 was really really good and for it's first time in 3D, they did a great job of it. I can't really say the same about Vice City or San Andreas though (or even Liberty Stories). Those games were GTA3 underneath with different characters, story, missions to play, and slightly better graphics but it was still GTA3, not really a whole new game.

Rockstar are the ones who has been hyping this game up so much, thinking that it will sell extremely well, because of GTA it will, but whether or not it's actually a good game, remains to be seen.

Their predictions on what they think this game will sell, is extremely arrogant on their part and would be funny if they sell nowhere near it.

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Rockstar are the ones who has been hyping this game up so much, thinking that it will sell extremely well, because of GTA it will, but whether or not it's actually a good game, remains to be seen.

Their predictions on what they think this game will sell, is extremely arrogant on their part and would be funny if they sell nowhere near it.

I don't agree.

The way I see it, I don't think Rockstar is expecting to hit sales numbers or anything like Halo 3. Everybody knows, including Rockstar, that the chances of that happening are very slim. What they are expecting though, are great reviews and nothing but positive feedback from the community. They're confident that their game will take innovation to the next level and everybody will notice. Even Jack Thompson.

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oh man this sucks! im not gunna be in the country around that time and i have the special edition preordered at my local EB! :( and i know those guys will give my copy away when i dont show up to get it within 3 or 4 days fo the release! :(

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Are you joking right? GTA3 was really really good and for it's first time in 3D, they did a great job of it. I can't really say the same about Vice City or San Andreas though (or even Liberty Stories). Those games were GTA3 underneath with different characters, story, missions to play, and slightly better graphics but it was still GTA3, not really a whole new game.

Rockstar are the ones who has been hyping this game up so much, thinking that it will sell extremely well, because of GTA it will, but whether or not it's actually a good game, remains to be seen.

I think GTA3 had a bigger impact on you as it went from 2D to 3D

And what games arent like this? Sequels are always about better graphics, new/continued story, new characters, missions to play etc etc

Rockstar been hyping? ... They released some trailers, the users are hyping games.

Yeah, and those magazine previews

"It took 15minutes in real-time to travel across the map in San Andreas with a jet!" yeh right!

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Yeah, and those magazine previews

"It took 15minutes in real-time to travel across the map in San Andreas with a jet!" yeh right!

If it takes 15 mins. It takes 15 mins ... If you think that's super exiting, you are hyping the game you yourself, not anybody else.

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If it takes 15 mins. It takes 15 mins ... If you think that's super exiting, you are hyping the game you yourself, not anybody else.

What is super exciting in your book? Logan Keller having a part in GTAIV? :huh:

But it doesnt take 15 mins :/ The magazines got me hyped thinking the map was HUUUGE

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What amazes me is the fact this game is the first one (at least that I know of) that will have virtually no loading screens. In this era of "next gen" consoles and games...I would've expected this would be in pretty much every game.

Quite a lot of games do that these days, GTA4 is definitely not the first.

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Why do GTA games gfx always look like crap on whatever gen their games are on? I mean GTAIV looks like a first gen 360/PS3 game. Not that I really care, but I just find it weird.

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"Rockstar finally pins GTA IV delay on PS3, er, it was a 'contributing factor'"

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/01/24/rockstar...-was-a-contrib/

Kind of lame. They just should have launched on the 360, and given the PS3 extra content or something to download on the 360 a couple of weeks after they'd release the game on the PS3.

Did you forget that Microsoft paid the makers of GTA IV $50 million for extra content?

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Why do GTA games gfx always look like crap on whatever gen their games are on? I mean GTAIV looks like a first gen 360/PS3 game. Not that I really care, but I just find it weird.

Because you cant have a game of that size with graphics like GoW, Bioshock, Uncharted etc etc

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