Grand Theft Auto IV

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Speaking to GameDaily BIZ, Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, has revealed that Sony isn't too concerned that it is unable to offer PlayStation 3 gamers the much hyped Grand Theft Auto IV DLC which will be available to Xbox 360 owners.

"... there's going to be a lot of game to Grand Theft Auto IV to the point where I think most people will have that Grand Theft Auto experience on the PS3, day and date, same core game shipping on the 360," said Steinberg. "Perhaps they'll be shipping some episodic content in the fall, but there is a whole lot of product shipping on the PS3 in April and I personally don't think there's going to be a huge percentage of folks who jump into downloadable content for another price when they're still playing through the core product."

Steinberg also noted: "...when you combine GTA IV with MGS 4 and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, all the exclusive content that we've got going forward, I think that goes from tipping point to shoving point for consumers who are on the fence, wondering what platform should I buy."

He continued: "I think the clear exclusive message that we have is that the PS3 is where, not only do you get Grand Theft Auto, but you'll get MGS, you'll get Gran Turismo and these are also brands that have moved hardware units. It's the elite of the elite products that actually enable hardware to be sold with software and we'll have three of them."

We're pretty confident Microsoft has its own system sellers lined-up also, with the likes of Gears of War 2, Fable 2 and Ninja Gaiden 2 all to follow the release of Grand Theft Auto IV.

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MGS & GT... phew.. If sony screwes these 2 up, then no more ps3 xD
Posted 19:06 on 03 April 2008
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Sony makes a very valid point about the system sellers. Sure, those games mentioned on the 360 are good, but they dont have anything behind them, driving the sales. Sony has been developing Playstation for a long time, i grew up with a Playstation and inherited it when my brother bought a PS2 and i remember playing games like gran turismo 1 and final fantasy 7, games that people cherish now as relics. This is something Xbox doesnt have, the only Xbox game i can think of that would come close to that is Halo, and im sure alot of people will disagree with me but Xbox will always be on the backfoot to Playstation.
Posted 11:36 on 03 April 2008
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We may not need it....BUT WE WANT IT! :)
Posted 16:45 on 02 April 2008
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riot mouse

me dont think so!!!
Posted 04:53 on 02 April 2008
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Sony's so wrong on this topic :D i know at least 25 people that bought an xbox360 for grand theft auto... and most of them chose the xbox cause of the DLC. i myself doubt about buying a ps3 or an x360 but the DLC was the push in the back. also im not that impressed by the ps3 so far. not that the xbox is that great but its worth the money and the ps3 isn't in my opinion. when its about the price of an i may consider buying it (what i did with the ps2 for gta sa) but not for the high price they still ask for it
Posted 09:14 on 01 April 2008
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Yer bloodstorm never bothered with the lost Chapters either. I may look it up maybe for pc as it is around £5 now. Deffo getting number 2 though. Think its going to be a shocker. Any news on Alan Wake?
Posted 09:13 on 01 April 2008
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I love GTA Sony shut up... all Xbox 360 exclusives are useless not worhh even renting....
Posted 01:24 on 01 April 2008
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Someone like yourself mr "Anonymous" must never have got into the story and just roamed around killing anything that moved and sold it 2 weeks later eh?

I loved the original fable. Had me played it for hours and hours then......the "Lost chapters" era was announced, i just lost interest in it since i did finish the original.
Posted 00:11 on 01 April 2008
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LOL, Fable sucks dude, revolutionary? How? Must have only played crappy console RPG's to say Fable is that good.
Posted 19:03 on 31 March 2008
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I agre Fable 2 is the most underated game of modern times. I mean Fable was revoloutinary. It was brilliant and this looks even better. Don't think its getting the Hype it deserves. However this site is giving it great coverage as they know just how good it will be.
Posted 16:21 on 31 March 2008
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Oh yes they are. Only reason i'm keeping my xbox now.
Posted 14:58 on 31 March 2008
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I agree Tezzer - MGS and Gran Turismo are kind of household names... People will recognise them from the corner of their eye who haven't necessarily played games for a few years and think 'hang on a minute. I gotta get some of that!'
Posted 14:58 on 31 March 2008
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I do not think that Fable 2 and NG2 are system sellers
Posted 14:10 on 31 March 2008

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Release Date: 29/04/2008
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 18
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