PC Gamers Get Their Shot at GTA IV

August 6, 2008 -

Why should console gamers be the only ones with the opportunity to be corrupted by Grand Theft Auto IV?

According to a just-issued press release, PC gamers will get their own version of the hugely popular - and hugely controversial - game in November. The PC version of GTA IV will be released in North America on November 18th and in Europe on November 21st.

Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser is quoted in the press release:

We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV. The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can't wait for people to play it.
 

 


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gamepolitics.com sucks!

 

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Fascinating...

 

No, wait, the other thing...

Tedious!

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Cant say I'm surprised.
Can anyone say any big hit games which aren't ported to PC or other consoles?

I mean if I'm ruining a game company and i see a game bringing in lots why limit the profit to those who only got the device it was original made for?

 

 

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Actually, whenever the PC games get ported over to consoles, it all goes to hell and the games from there on get dumbed down for the console audiance. For examples see UT3, Civilization Revolution, Oblivion, Call of Duty 4, and Bioshock (spiritual successor to system shock 2), and rainbow 6 everything after raven shield, along with all but the first ghost recon and it's expansion packs. To be honest, I would rather have a good game on the PC than a crappy one made crappy because they ported it over to consoles.

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Hell yes! 2 Games I must have for my PC in November.  Warhammer Online, and GTAIV.

 

YAY FOR PC!!!

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Huzzah!

Now I won't have to force myself to get the PS3 version after all...

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I can't wait to steal this.

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I've PC gaming friend who will love this news, as a PC gamer myself I've never really got into GTA though. I guess that makes me strange and different ;)

Gift.

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Please Rockstar, don't force us to get Vista in order to play GTA IV.

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Considering the unpopularity of Vista among consumers in general and gamers in particular, I doubt T2 would have it released for just that OS.  If you've noticed, the only Vista-only games that have been released were those published by Microsoft themselves (Halo 2, Shadowrun) as part of an effort to push Vista onto consumers.

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Cool! I'm going to buy it!

I don't want to play it, but I just want to piss off censors. At least Rockstar don't pretend they are on some kind of moral high-horse and know better than we do what is 'good' for us.

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So when are we going to see machinimas made with GTA IV?

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This now gives me an excuse to upgrade my pc.

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Sweet, I hope it's modable. If so, then I can't wait to see the mods.

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Sweet now someone can mod the game and add in chainsaws, flamethrowers, mini-guns and decent cheats. In otherr words all the things I missed from GTA IV.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

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yay! soon enough I won't have to rely on bombarding my roommates bedroom (the only xobox 360 in the house) to enjoy murdering prostitutes, drug lords, and all othe other vile and sick personas in the game /sarcasm  I can do it all in the luxury of my own damn bedroom!

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What if someone hacked into Take-Two's website and changed it? 

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Can't wait to see how people mod it.

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If they have stable online in this version, i might just buy it, i still cant get a decent connection to save my life with the XB360 version >.>

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Wait, it's coming out in late November?  Damn it, now I can't play because I'm joining the army after playing the America's Army game.  I wish I had some deity to pray to about this, but playing Mario as a kid turned me into a damned dirty atheist!

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Ha. You think you've got it bad? Mario turned me into a blinkin' shroom junkie.

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You, sir win +1 "intarwebz"

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YAY! Finally. I am waiting for the PC version before playing it.

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hopefully the pc version will have less pop-in and blur.

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You do have to admit that this seems like an odd time to make an announcement like this while the whole overseas events are still in flux.  But, I am still looking forward to a good PC version of the game to play online with some friends. 

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I knew it!

Jack Thompson will have an anyeurism in 3...2...1...

Even though I bought an Xbox 360 (mostly to play other games I couldn't on PC, like Marvel Ultimate Alliance Gold, Ninja Gaiden II, Brutal Legend, MK Vs. DC, etc) I held off on getting GTA IV because, while it hadn't been confirmed at the time by R*, I just knew there would inevitably be a PC version.  GTA started on PC anyway, so R* knows which side their bread is buttered on.  And if you look back at previous GTA titles, the PC versions end up being superior to their console counterparts anyway.  Besides, I already have Vice City and San Andreas for PC.  Why break with tradition?

I just hope though that there won't be any nasty surprises in this version that'll give critics more ammunition.  Remember, it wasn't until the PC version of San Andreas came out that Hot Coffee was discovered.

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Retarded Jack Thompson response in 3....2....1....

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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THIS GAME WILL BRING THE APOCALYPSE!

LOL is that retarded enough?

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Why is Rockstar trying to turn all of us PC gamers into mindless killers?  Damn you Rockstar!  I thought that my fragile psyche was going to be spared your Manchurian Candidate methods because I was safely ensconced in my PC-centric cacoon!  Daaaaaammmmnnn Yoooouuuuu!

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I am not massively surprised by this announcement.

It's good news anyway though!

 

 
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