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Live GTAIV Demo Dominates Take Two E3 Event 55

The Take Two event was dominated by a live demonstration of Grand Theft Auto IV . Though little more than jacking a car and a bit of driving was shown, it seemed to make an impression on journalists at the event. Other titles shown at the conference include Civilization Revolutions, Bioshock, and All-Pro Football 2K8. From Joystiq's take on the GTA demo: "Two Rockstar devs take the stage. The music is a placeholder, so they ask that we not mention it. They've never shown a game to an audience this large before it's release. They remind us that it's a work in progress, so we'll be nice. Something tells us it will impress regardless. The titles shares all key players from earlier GTA games. This consistency should ensure that the title meets expectations. With GTAIV, they're looking to "create the defining next generation action adventure." They show Niko starting in Star Juntion (Times Square). This is not a rags to riches story, 'it's a rags to slightly better rags story.'"
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Live GTAIV Demo Dominates Take Two E3 Event

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  • by nlitement (1098451) on Thursday July 12, 2007 @01:51PM (#19841137)
    Grand Theft Auto hijacked the event.
  • So whats the over/under on Thompson releasing a press announcement before the week is up?
    • by nlitement (1098451) on Thursday July 12, 2007 @01:57PM (#19841199)
      From Wikipedia [wikipedia.org]:

      On 20 April 2007, both parties reached a settlement and agreed to drop their respective lawsuits. Under the terms of the settlement Thompson is barred from suing to block the sale or distribution of any future games published by Take Two Interactive or any of its subsidiaries. He will be restricted to communicating through Take Two Interactive's attorneys on any future matters. Thompson will still be able to maintain his outspoken stance against the publisher's titles, as well as still being allowed to act as counsel in lawsuits brought against Take Two Interactive by other parties.
    • 50% regardless, 65% if anyone in the country is killed by a mobster or crazy driver in the next day or so, 85% if the aforementioned killing has any video footage, and 100% if any of the journalists who saw the demo run over a prostitute on their way home.
  • The whole spectrum (Score:3, Interesting)

    by hansamurai (907719) <hansamurai@gmail.com> on Thursday July 12, 2007 @01:59PM (#19841229) Homepage Journal
    Wow, from Sid Meier to Bioshock to Grand Theft Auto, all in one hour. Quite the lineup. Seems like this was the conference to attend to see the games in action.
  • by ZachMG (1122511)
    cant wait for it, im almost to the point of actually going out and running people over if i cant get my fix soon *waits for police to knock on door*
    • by kc2keo (694222)
      I can't wait for this to get released either. I try not to think about it so time goes faster. But this game looks so awesome!
  • GTA 3 was great in that it had lots to do and was a very open game. The stunts bonuses you could get added a nice non violent touch to the game. That aspect was greatly lost in the next 2 installments of the genre.

    Basically the PS3 is baught once GTA4 and Metal Gear 4 come out on it. I just seriously hope Sony doesn't gut it too much by the time I woujld like to buy. I would realy love them to keep the PS2 hardware in the system. But... I guess emulation is a good thing too. They can somewhat enhance the gr
    • > GTA 3 was great in that it had lots to do and was a very open game. The stunts bonuses you could get added a nice non violent touch to the game. That aspect was greatly lost in the next 2 installments of the genre.

      Huh? GTA:VC and GTA:SA had even more non-violent side content than GTA3. Much moreso in the case of GTA:SA. Did you even play those games...?
      • by Devir (671031)
        I was being specific to the unique Car stunts. I've played through all the GTA games. SA added in exercise at the Gym and airplane flying. For non violence you could help some demented kid shoot down remote control planes.

        I think my favorite was VC.
        • by samkass (174571)
          I liked the size of the world in SA you could traverse without load pauses. It was impressive. And I hope in GTA IV they use the Blu-Ray to the fullest extent to go even further (hopefully they won't hobble it to only the capabilities of the XBox 360).

          My favorite GTA flying experience was actually the "Dodo" in GTA III, which with careful practice you could fly around the whole map.
          • by yotto (590067)
            Yeah, I loved flying the dodo up to the hidden city in the ... north east? ... corner of the map. Almost makes me want to put my Windows hard drive back in my computer and reinstall it.

            Vice City was the game where I spent the most time just driving around jumping things and trying to do stunts. I don't recall if I got any in-game bonuses for them, but that didn't stop me. I do remember hitting all the little triangle signs in the airport to jump my motorcycle around for unique jumps though.
        • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

          > I was being specific to the unique Car stunts.

          Of which GTA3 had 20 and GTA:SA had 70. Plus GTA:SA had photo goals, more hidden trinkets, several arcade games within the game, etc. Tons more non-violent side content than GTA3. So whether you're being general or specific, you're still wrong.
  • Don't record it or he'll hunt you down like CJ did Officer Eddie Pulaski!
  • Or do I have to wait to hear about this at the German gaming convention later this year?

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