The GTA 4 CHATTER Thread

The GTA 4 CHATTER Thread

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Frederick

5,541 posts

206 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2008
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I have to admit, the little red card we get through the door says "Please leave 48 hours before attempting to collect your package from the sorting office"

The_Jackal

4,854 posts

183 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2008
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Polarbert said:
Hi Robert

Thank you for your recent order of Grand Theft Auto IV. We're sure you're looking forward to this Tuesday as much as we are.

We've got some great news. To guarantee you receive your copy on time, we'll now be sending it by Royal Mail Special Delivery.

And don't worry, there's no additional charge for this. We just want to make sure you're amongst the first to get your hands on the hottest game of the year.

Please remember that your delivery will need to be signed for. If the postman can't get a signature, you'll always be able to collect it from your local sorting office.

If you have any questions, as always, feel free to contact us.

Many thanks!

Games Dept,
hmv.com


Swoosh! biggrin
I ordered mine through HMV too, and even better I am "between contracts" so I can be ready and waiting for postie. I wont even think twice about dragging myself away from LK Today. lol

sparks87

12,488 posts

199 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2008
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Play.com have just told me payment and packing for my GTAIV copy is complete. I nearly shat myself when I had a little mooch over to play.com to realize that I have managed to get a launch day game!

Edited by sparks87 on Wednesday 23 April 23:08

Buster Bakdorzin

16,277 posts

251 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2008
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sparks87 said:
...my GTAIV copy is complete.
Speaking of which, someone has completed the game.
Already!!
Unbelievable.

Video linky (and spoiler, for most-crap ending ever) HERE
eek
...with a clever video rename, so Rockstar wont find it, presumably rolleyes

sparks87

12,488 posts

199 months

Wednesday 23rd April 2008
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This might be of interest, the comparison of the San Andreas map to the new Liberty City map, to scale. Yes its smaller but it doesn't really matter becuase theres tons more to do, and if you got it for the XBOX 360 there will be downloadable content the size of another big City apparently

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/DoggySpew/...

Edited by sparks87 on Wednesday 23 April 23:54

Buster Bakdorzin

16,277 posts

251 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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sparks87 said:
This might be of interest, the comparison of the San Andreas map to the new Liberty City map, to scale. Yes its smaller but it doesn't really matter becuase theres tons more to do, and if you got it for the XBOX 360 there will be downloadable content the size of another big City apparently

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/DoggySpew/...

Edited by sparks87 on Wednesday 23 April 23:54
Im guestimating, but LS looks maybe 60% bigger than SA, in terms of intersections/junctions - not counting the miles upon miles of "wasted space" in san an.

Which is more or less what rockstar hinted at, I think. A necessary area-size reduction to cram more streets (and more game) into a much smaller area, due to the higher res of the new next gen systems, not so?

Buster Bakdorzin

16,277 posts

251 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Anyone got any links to new vids online? Seems all the sites which were displaying them earlier, YT included, are pulling them as fast as they are appearing, with Rockstar threatening intellectual property rights infringements or some such.

sparks87

12,488 posts

199 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Buster Bakdorzin said:
sparks87 said:
This might be of interest, the comparison of the San Andreas map to the new Liberty City map, to scale. Yes its smaller but it doesn't really matter becuase theres tons more to do, and if you got it for the XBOX 360 there will be downloadable content the size of another big City apparently

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/DoggySpew/...

Edited by sparks87 on Wednesday 23 April 23:54
Im guestimating, but LS looks maybe 60% bigger than SA, in terms of intersections/junctions - not counting the miles upon miles of "wasted space" in san an.

Which is more or less what rockstar hinted at, I think. A necessary area-size reduction to cram more streets (and more game) into a much smaller area, due to the higher res of the new next gen systems, not so?
That is pretty much it. Less means more this times, which is good news.

Richard S

213 posts

188 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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sparks87 said:
This might be of interest, the comparison of the San Andreas map to the new Liberty City map, to scale. Yes its smaller but it doesn't really matter becuase theres tons more to do, and if you got it for the XBOX 360 there will be downloadable content the size of another big City apparently

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t151/DoggySpew/...

Edited by sparks87 on Wednesday 23 April 23:54
Unfortunately thats not the offical map from what I've read/seen. This is a picture of the map that comes with the game apparently http://game-on-game.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/00011.jpg . The one you posted is prety close though, so may still giva a idea of size compared to San Andreas.

Edited by Richard S on Thursday 24th April 00:43

Mattt

16,659 posts

204 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Is that not the old Liberty city map?

Richard S

213 posts

188 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Mattt said:
Is that not the old Liberty city map?
Nope, this is the GTA 3 map, only has 3 islands http://magicbox88.narod.ru/gta3/images/map.gif
Here is another link too some more pictures of the GTA4 map, including a subway map etc
http://kotaku.com/372415/gta-iv-street-map-leaked

Edited by Richard S on Thursday 24th April 08:26

Steve Evil

10,462 posts

215 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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They said the other day that it will be about 3 times the size of the GTA3 liberty city, and that wasn't tiny.

Lurking Lawyer

4,528 posts

211 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Hey, TimDarracott, if you've got a UPS tracking number by now, you may want to check it - my 360 is in transit back to me. W00t! Looks like Steve Evil was right about there being weekly collections for returns.

Looks like the 360 is going to arrive before the baby at this rate!

Borris-Bear

811 posts

231 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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If anyone interested these seem to be the best quality vids around at the moment.

http://hosted.filefront.com/YNWA2505

TimDarracott

1,137 posts

207 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Mine is still saying Billing Information Received!!!!!! frown

Polarbert

Original Poster:

17,906 posts

217 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Buster Bakdorzin said:
sparks87 said:
...my GTAIV copy is complete.
Speaking of which, someone has completed the game.
Already!!
Unbelievable.

Video linky (and spoiler, for most-crap ending ever) HERE
eek
...with a clever video rename, so Rockstar wont find it, presumably rolleyes
That was just singstar Rob, what the hell? smile

E36GUY

5,906 posts

204 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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TimDarracott said:
it's usually a 3 hour difference between an attempted delivery and a collection from local post office?
nono If they attempt to deliver on a Friday it's Saturday before you can take the little red card to the PO to collect. 'Least it is round my way.


Not had any happy emails from HMV yet re. my spec ed order. Fingies crossed. Getting it delivered to the office! 5 days to go (I hope)

TimDarracott

1,137 posts

207 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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I've resigned myself to the fact that my xbox won't be back from the menders in time, i reckon i'll have to wait until next weeks deliveries! frown

Steve Evil

10,462 posts

215 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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TimDarracott said:
I've resigned myself to the fact that my xbox won't be back from the menders in time, i reckon i'll have to wait until next weeks deliveries! frown
I didn't get my pickup notification until fairly late on the Thursday afternoon.

Neil_H

15,323 posts

237 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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I have a GAME and a Woolworths just down the road from me so I will take my chances either on Monday night or on the Tuesday morning. There's noone home to sign for packages so pre-ordering made no sense for me, and to be honest on past experience I'm not convinced that everyone will get theirs by Tuesday anyway.