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  # 126221 24-Apr-2008 21:47
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having not thought ahead and booked some time off work (need to do so with a months notice), anyone got any suggestions for a good excuse for a day off? i feel the old "i think im comming down with the flu" has been overplayed, however i will use it if i cant come up with anything better..

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  # 126224 24-Apr-2008 21:59
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garvani: having not thought ahead and booked some time off work (need to do so with a months notice), anyone got any suggestions for a good excuse for a day off? i feel the old "i think im comming down with the flu" has been overplayed, however i will use it if i cant come up with anything better..


If done with flair, it can still work well. Buy something dodgy for lunch ... about 3pm complain that you're not feeling well whilst holding your belly ... sneak a can of cream corn into the toilet and when someone comes in, poor the whole thing into the bog while groaning. Heck - they'll shout you a taxi home Tongue out

Granted the mature thing would to be honest, but got to have some fun sometimes.

 
 
 
 


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  # 126366 25-Apr-2008 20:20
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I've pre-orderd and import GTA4 for PS3.  I had a pre-order at Gamesman but when I found it we were getting the censored Aussie version I cancelled more out of principal than anything.

Should be awesome!

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  # 126483 26-Apr-2008 13:50
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BigMal: I've pre-orderd and import GTA4 for PS3.  I had a pre-order at Gamesman but when I found it we were getting the censored Aussie version I cancelled more out of principal than anything.

Should be awesome!


Can I ask where you preordered your copy from? I'm considering doing the same thing for a 360 copy but have never ordered games from overseas before.

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  # 126485 26-Apr-2008 14:03
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I just ordered off ebay.  Just look for the following when buying games off ebay:

a) the seller has cheap international shipping
b) the seller has thousands of positive feedbacks

I've bought lots of stuff using these principals.  I managed to get 3 copies of GTA 4 for 80 NZD each delivered.

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  # 126489 26-Apr-2008 14:33
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I also ordered internationally for some friends, but I went through amazon just to manage the risks of anything going wrong I liked the idea of buying from a company not an individual as such.







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  # 126610 27-Apr-2008 17:39
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I too heard that the only scene removed was one containing some one getting a gun stuck where no gun should ever be stuck and im hoping that is all thats missing cos i couldnt care less about that.

I considered ordering it from overseas but it didnt really seem worth my time and effort for (possibly) such a small part missing and having to wait even longer for the game.

Just curious, if u were to import it for the 360 would any copy work or will you have to get another pal version or will any actually work?

Ive got a ps3 so it doesnt effect me but i was curious.

My flatmate and i both have preorders from EB games and have time off work to play it
so feel free to add me PSN: halfbakednz

 
 
 
 


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  # 126614 27-Apr-2008 18:08
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Ihave heard rumors that the AU/NZ version is 1GB smaller than the uncut.
But that's all it is rumors at this stage

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  # 126651 27-Apr-2008 22:07
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brentbart: 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.

The OFLC reviews what it gets given. It got given the cut version, therefore it reviewed the cut version.

There is nothing from stopping someone to submit the uncut version to the OFLC to import and sell here, the Chief Censor suggesting that it would get an R18 slapped on it anyway, though it'll set you back.

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  # 126712 28-Apr-2008 09:45
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pebbles: I also ordered internationally for some friends, but I went through amazon just to manage the risks of anything going wrong I liked the idea of buying from a company not an individual as such.


Thanks for the tip pebbles.

Have had a look thru Amazon and even with their most expensive shipping option (delivered in 2-4 working days), it only works out to around $NZ115. Not much different to buying local by the looks and may still get it by the end of the week.



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  # 126720 28-Apr-2008 10:16
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Wish my local harvey norman was opening at midnight, id so be down there..  I thought about ordering from overseas but when it came down to it i couldn't really be bothered with the hassle and extra wait, we will miss out on a couple of scenes, no big deal really, if it was missing multiplayer or some big feature then by all means i would have ordered oversea's, but for a few scenes that are obviously not crucial to the story line, meh..
If your getting the xbox360 version i hope you ordered from the UK, because the american version probably wont work on NZ consoles.

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  # 126734 28-Apr-2008 10:41
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The PS3 is fully zone free. This means that you can order from the states and have no issues with PAL/NTSC like you did with the PS2 :)



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# 126736 28-Apr-2008 10:52

wow lots of great infomation.

And detail about cut scenes.... lol

12 hours from now I will be outside that store fending off others to get to the front.

I did try to find out where the delivery was coming from and when.... but I guess the store owner wouldnt trust a GTA4 fan with that information.

As its pre-requisite info for MISSION COMPLETE!

Dont forget to leave your PSN Id's if your getting this game!!

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  # 126750 28-Apr-2008 11:40
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garvani: If your getting the xbox360 version i hope you ordered from the UK, because the american version probably wont work on NZ consoles.


Luckily the same thought occurred to me just before I was going to order it. Bloody hell that was lucky... I would've had a hard time explaining that balls up to the mrs.

Ordering from Amazon UK isnt anywhere near as attractive, around $NZ150 for the same shipping service. Looks like it'll be a local copy for me.

Does anyone know for sure whats been edited though? Seems to be a few different ideas floating around. Even the different sales people I've spoken to have different stories

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  # 126762 28-Apr-2008 12:42
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Vindaloo - Read my post.

You should have no issues ordering it from the states.

And if your missus does give ya a hard time, just tell her some bloke on the interwebs said its okay!

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