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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 @02:57PM (#19841199)
    From Wikipedia []:

    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.
  • Re:so... (Score:5, Informative)

    by MindStalker ( 22827 ) <> on Thursday July 12, 2007 @04:03PM (#19841989) Journal
    Look around for scans of the recent gaming magazine that had an exclusive. Lots of new stuff.
    1. The game isn't as centered around committing random crimes. Sure you can still jack cars, but its obvious easier to pay a taxi or take other transportation or example.
    2. There is an in game computer internet, you receive emails from crime bosses, post resumes to jobs, etc etc.
    3. Much more extensive fighting system. Article stated it was close to gears of war in the close quarters fighting, nothing like the spray and pray of the previous fighting.
    4. The missions are more open ended, unlike previous GTA games you can have multiple missions going on at the same time, for example some missions require multiple days to complete you can take on smaller missions in the interim while you complete the larger missions, etc etc..
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 12, 2007 @05:12PM (#19842901)
    Oh jeez, I don't even know where to start... Sony consistently ruining games for the PS2 was never a problem for people, so why would a problem that's not really that great make people flip out like you are?
    Dreamcast had 60hz on EVERY GAME in Europe and PS2 completely rejected proper refresh rate for YEARS without people complaining like this. Resident Evil 4 got reduced to shit when it got converted from Gamecube, and so did many other games that were multi-format directly. PS2 was consistently and obviously worse than the other systems of the same generation, and yet the Sony fanbois warped that into "PS2 is actually more powerful than the Xbox and Gamecube, it's just hard to program for" every damn time. The same damn thing is gonna happen with the PS3. Completely ignore the facts, and just spout off whatever garbage you saw on that message board dedicated to Sony worship. Now the rest of us can wait and see which goddamn game actually looks and plays better, and you can go back to your fanboi wank session.
  • Re:Cant wait. (Score:3, Informative)

    by Intellectual Elitist ( 706889 ) on Friday July 13, 2007 @11:11AM (#19849027)
    > 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.

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