Grand Theft Auto IV leaked online
Grand Theft Auto IV has been leaked online, just days before next Tuesday’s official launch.
A number of Torrent search sites are now listing what appears to be the full Xbox 360 version of the game, which isn’t due for release until 29 April.
Some fans claim to have already downloaded and played the title. One, no doubt ecstatically happy, gamer left a note saying: “I've played it since this morning for approximately five hours. No freezes, no bugs, no problems."
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In-game footage of GTA IV has already cropped up on YouTube. One video shows the main character, Niko Bellic, stealing a car and driving it at the usual breakneck speed across the city.
GTA IV developer Rockstar is keeping mum on the matter, but if the leak’s genuine - and not a virus designed to lure gullible freetards - then it’s bound to tarnish the title’s launch. But Register Hardware doesn’t believe it’ll have too much of an impact on sales - GTA IV is expected by the industry to be the UK's fastest selling videogame yet.
Seriously thinking of plumping down for a PS3 (not for any one console is better than another - I used to hate all consoles equally, but PS3 for the Bluray player), but man, this game looks kickarse and waiting a year or two for the PC release... it hurts, but of course mass effect is on the 360 and not the PS3 so... meh, maybe I'll wait.
Rubbish Response from Mark yet again
Yes thats what it said, ANONYMOUS COWARD!!! A name on a forum has no meaning, i could be fart24, or BigArse, or anything else. What does it really matter?
Well done you for actually processing that through your brain, heres us thinking that it was just full of Sony brainwaves controlling your dense mind.
See Mark, what the problem with you seems to be is simply the same problem that plagued the world when Nintendo brought the N64 out.
Nintendo had become bullish and realised that their ridiculous fanbase would take anything given to them, so they decided to make the console they wanted to and released the N64. They then followed suit with the Gamecube! HA! Still Nintendo fans stuck with them to the end, because thats what they do.
You're blindly doing the same thing, you don't appreciate anything else on the market, and you probably can't because you're so wired in to Sony. If things were different and you had Sony release say, the equivelent of the 360 and MS were late to the market with their version of a PS3 you would be doing the exact same thing. Let me guess... you're house is full of Sony stuff too? Sony TV? Sony walkman? Sony Y-Fronts?
Its funny watching you struggle to keep up, slamming XBox owners for doing the exact same thing you're doing while also manically searching through your portfolio of Sony statistical links. Well done you, do you have any time left in the day to actually play the games you harp on about?
Try and make some decent remarks, something constructive. All you are right now is the Sony version of the people that write those XBox comments that you hate.
Iain, you're dead on - i bet he hasn't seen the two formats running. I bet he's barely even played an XBox, its simply that its the opposition and it kills him that its doing better than his PS3.
As for the pitiful response you gave this time, give me a break! I don't comment on anything at all. However i do read the stories on here and view the comments (the latter of which i'm slowly giving up on thanks to people like you who flood the threads with repetitive dribble) and i've noticed your irritating presence on each one. You can even tell when you've decided to become anonymous!! Its so simple. Like you my friend, simple and dull.
Are you lying, or just illiterate?
The PS3 release is not "so much better". It has slightly better popup when traversing areas of the map that 360 owners have not been to yet, and the AA is, to some eyes but not others, a tiny bit smoother. In addition, the initial load time is a bit better, though nowhere near as bad as it used to be on the PS2 releases, and finally some people prefer the default colour saturation setting on the PS3 release. Others prefer the 360's look, and still further people are clever enough to RTFM before using the options to set it how they would like.
I'm going to go out on a limb, and guess that you've not actually seen the two formats running the game at all, but are merely repeating what other Sony fanboys have written elsewhere.
I repeat: There is a very slight technical edge to the PS3 release (and yes, that comes after several months of dedicated help from senior Sony technicians on-site to get the game up to the speed of the 360 version), which is tiny compared to the differences in personal preference for which controller you like the most, and which one will have the more friends you can play the multiplayer stuff with.
re: MARK IS BORING
maybe, but I am not an Anonymous Coward. So really, we don't actually know you are not on every thread.
Infact, you mus also be boring, as you would have to visit every one of those threads to realise that.
for all you xbos owners
(dbTechno)February 25, 2008 - "According to reports, all future games from Rockstar beyond Grand Theft Auto IV will be exclusive to the PS3. GTA IV is slated to release in April on the Xbox 360 and PS3, but that may be all the love Xbox 360 owners get from Rockstar.
They stated in a report in Play Magazine “The game is both PS3 and 360, but Rockstar has suggested that all further game development is going to be PS3 exclusive.”
This has led many to believe that Rockstar is planning to once again be an exclusive developer for the Sony camp with all future games."
hahahahahahahaha.... suck on that xblot fanbois