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Master Geek


# 21263 21-Apr-2008 12:20

Grand Theft Auto 4

The long awaited, R.A.G.E engine, Multiplayer, R18, $50 million Microsoft DLC exclusive soon to be released title from Rockstar games.

I can't wait for this game next week!

I remember when GTA3 was released on PS2 and thinking hell what a great game.

Is anyone else as excited as I am for this game?

If so what platform are you getting this game on and why?

If you are on PSN and aquiring this game please share your PSN ID.

PSN ID: Gankya

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  # 125282 21-Apr-2008 13:00
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I've got the ps3 version on preorder :)

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  # 125287 21-Apr-2008 13:13
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It would appear that NZ and AU get a more toned down version however. Wonder what was removed and why the Aussi censors had an issue with the content vs the UK and US censors.

 
 
 
 


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  # 125296 21-Apr-2008 13:19
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Will be buying PS3 copy when it comes out..
Should be great :)

But.. might have to import from UK or US if the censoring for NZ goes ahead..

read about that here

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  # 125297 21-Apr-2008 13:22
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The main reason AU censors games is because they don't have an R18 rating, only the 15+ one. So instead of bringing in a rating of R18, they either ban games or get them edited like what they're doing for GTA4







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  # 125298 21-Apr-2008 13:22
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Fraktul: It would appear that NZ and AU get a more toned down version however. Wonder what was removed and why the Aussi censors had an issue with the content vs the UK and US censors.


Aus does not have a R18 rating for games, M15+ is the highest IIRC.

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  # 125570 22-Apr-2008 14:32
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Yup, me and my flatmate have this on pre-order, going to the midnight launch at teh gamesman lower hutt monday nite! This game is gonna look hot on our ps3 combined with my 55" sony bravia tv ;)


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  # 125573 22-Apr-2008 14:52
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I would be under the "Can't wait catagory" but i got a feeling this is gonna be more of the same with superior graphics. But who knows GTA4 might surpass its predecessors as it has done in the past (eg. GTA3 is superior to GTA2 & 1, GTASA is superior to GTA3 and VC)
the games success can only go so far. I wonder if this is going to be another classic or to be killed by its own hype.

 
 
 
 


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  # 125593 22-Apr-2008 16:10
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Pre-ordered my 360 version a few weeks ago, taken annual leave for a few days to check it out too :)

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  # 125598 22-Apr-2008 16:51
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Got my preorder in a few weeks ago for ps3, as discussed in the psn thread..... (Add me! lets hope for some local server browsing!!!!)

psn:garvani

Dont even think ill play single player for the first few weeks.. i havnt even touched single player cod4 yet and ive had that for 5-6 months.. lmao

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  # 125784 23-Apr-2008 09:08
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... i havnt even touched single player cod4 yet and ive had that for 5-6 months.. lmao


You really should, its a lot of fun. I hope they don't sensor much for our release, that would suck.

Did you read the article where a guy from wellington used his own textures such as police uniforms / cars in game to suit NZ? I would love an exclusive NZ gta to be released! Imagine that.. roaming around our local cities.. I hope it dosen't get banned. Here is teh link http://stuff.co.nz/4489790a1899.html

psn: dude6789



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Master Geek


  # 125899 23-Apr-2008 14:40

Thanks for the link to that interview AmooMan.

Not long to go now till launch.

Am also taking annual leave for this game. My boss was in fact happy for me to use that up.

I will also be at the Gamesman midnight launch in LHC.

Wonder if they will be checking ID at the door?

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  # 126174 24-Apr-2008 16:26
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Just spoke to a salesperson at EB Games who said that we will be getting a censored version.

They did say however that its only a strip scene thats been removed, everything else would be the same. Cant vouch for the accuracy of their statement, I havent read much about it anywhere else. But assuming its true, its a bit of a let down to have anything edited really.

Anyone familar with the process of ordering 360 games from the US? Do they work ok, any particular retailers better than others etc?

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  # 126176 24-Apr-2008 16:37
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I'd heard that the only thing that we're missing out on is a scene of a man getting sodomised with a pistol by Nico after his friend is forced into sexual acts in prison.

In terms of importing the non censored version, our own censorship board has said that this is completely fine.

They said something to the effect of; The product is not banned in this country. We were provided with a version which we reviewed and rated accordingly. Anyone wishing to import the product from overseas can do so for their own use, but the non censored version would have to be re-rated and approved again if it was intended for resale.

Thats all off the top of my head, so don't quote me.

And a good place to buy online; www.play-asia.com :)

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  # 126184 24-Apr-2008 17:05
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what can I say but "me too", a complete grand theft auto addict here, loved san andreas.  Got a new TV and Xbox 360 for the express purpose of playing GTA IV.  Haven't booked my annual leave next week but should prob get onto that.  glad to see there are lots of people as keen as me.  :)

/portunus

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# 126188 24-Apr-2008 17:44
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I think our Censor folk are pretty savvy and realise that even with a R18 rating, its going to be played by some pretty young kids so will try to tone down some of the really bad stuff accordingly ... and fair enough. But in saying that, in my opinion they actually do a very good job. People who are old enough to have credit cards and are smart enough to get the "uncut" version from overseas won't be the young kids they are worried about.

Like most gamers, looking forward to it coming out FINALLY. Was gutted when it was put back so long last year. Definately feel a terrible 2 day "flu" coming on suddenly next week.

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