Grand Theft Auto IV -- It might feature crime and prostitutes.

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Trailer hits at the end of the month.

Game is out in late October for PS3 and 360.

kingfish, Friday, 2 March 2007 08:10 (seventeen years ago) link

so the decision for me is which to buy - ps3 or 360
solely for this game

Ste, Friday, 2 March 2007 09:16 (seventeen years ago) link

I anticipate a lot of slow moments at work, dully staring at that countdown. Ste, get a 360.

antexit, Friday, 2 March 2007 17:22 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
There are TV commercials for this. TV commercials, for a frigging trailer!

V, Monday, 26 March 2007 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

isn't it an infomercial with the countdown clock? ridiculous.

s1ocki, Monday, 26 March 2007 23:35 (seventeen years ago) link

I wants it... the precioussssss

kv_nol, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 10:33 (seventeen years ago) link

the precioussssss trailer or the preciousssssss game itself?

s1ocki, Tuesday, 27 March 2007 13:06 (seventeen years ago) link

um both... uh sssssssss?

kv_nol, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 08:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Get the feeling as that countdown reaches zero, the traffic to that site will be tremendous

Ste, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 15:43 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't believe this hasn't leaked yet or anybody's surrepticiously(sp) violated their NDA with details about the game.

The final vid must be sitting on one guy's computer and one guy's computer alone.

kingfish, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 15:45 (seventeen years ago) link

can't check at work but what's the countdown at now ?

Ste, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 15:47 (seventeen years ago) link


Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

so that's tomorrow at 11pm gmt? 6pm for the US peeps ?

Ste, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 16:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Just to be sure, that's Hours:Minutes:Seconds right?

Leee, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 19:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Days Hours Minutes. It's up at 6pm EST tomorrow. That's like... 11pm GMT, I think? Assuming you guys are in BST right now? If not... 10pm or 12am or something fuxort if I know

Will M., Wednesday, 28 March 2007 19:35 (seventeen years ago) link

11a I think.

Leee, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 19:44 (seventeen years ago) link

i thought it was 5 hours ahead?

Will M., Wednesday, 28 March 2007 20:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh god you're right. I think I've been reading too many comics and watching too much reality tv. And not playing enough video games.

Leee, Wednesday, 28 March 2007 20:39 (seventeen years ago) link

15 minutes to go.

I keep getting timed out on the site.

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

haha. watch the entire internet crash now.

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:51 (seventeen years ago) link

8 minutes. Man, Saints' Row was a terrible fucking game.

adam, Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:52 (seventeen years ago) link

please post updates! it won't work for me

admrl, Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:54 (seventeen years ago) link

48 seconds!

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 21:59 (seventeen years ago) link

A blank black page!!!

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:00 (seventeen years ago) link

iis it SET IN SPACE?

admrl, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:01 (seventeen years ago) link

The server at is taking too long to respond. No shit. F5!

adam, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:01 (seventeen years ago) link

this thread has multiple adams

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link

I've typed my age in. It wanted a date of some sort, I hope that was right.

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link


admrl, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:02 (seventeen years ago) link

what, is there just one adams or is there many adamses?

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:03 (seventeen years ago) link


admrl, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:03 (seventeen years ago) link

what is happening now???

admrl, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:04 (seventeen years ago) link

More timeouts here

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:04 (seventeen years ago) link

no luck here

Ste, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Praying for goons to mirror.

adam, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:06 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm wondering how they're going to make this work in a non-american city, since so much of the games were satire of american culture, pop or otherwise.

london/paris maybe?

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:06 (seventeen years ago) link

does gametrailers have anything yet?

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:07 (seventeen years ago) link


V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:08 (seventeen years ago) link

had a date of birth entry form, then timed out

Ste, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:08 (seventeen years ago) link

currently says,

This trailer shows that GTA IV is set in Liberty City (New York City).

could be bullshit, could not. no sa forums access for me here to verify.

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:09 (seventeen years ago) link is my current url if anyone wants to skip the birthday thing

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Oooh, a player of some sort

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:10 (seventeen years ago) link

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:10 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a "trailer files" button, should I click it or wait for the trailer to load?

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:12 (seventeen years ago) link

hey, whaddayaknow, i'm not blocked from forums access at work.

Goons now posting screenshots.

this is fun.

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh it's not Liberty City is it?

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:13 (seventeen years ago) link

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Yup. Lighting has improved.

kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Jean Reno is doing the lead character's voice according to IGN, could be cool

V, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:16 (seventeen years ago) link


kingfish, Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link

ha nhex and i are doing the exact same thing at about the same time. i got so eh about the main story mission that i went out and bought a bunch of over the top cheapo fluff just to clear my palate in between dreary playing streaks.

ACA: not bad, needs more death panels (jjjusten), Thursday, 17 October 2013 23:06 (ten years ago) link

don't give up till you play Gay Tony!

Defund Phil Collins (stevie), Friday, 18 October 2013 06:38 (ten years ago) link

omg the checkpointing in this is so terrible

Nhex, Saturday, 26 October 2013 05:00 (ten years ago) link

just finished one dreadful mission where i had to follow a train by car. so stupid

Nhex, Saturday, 26 October 2013 05:01 (ten years ago) link

haha you think that's stupid in a gta game? I don't think you should be playing this game.

prop forward turned celebrity chef (Ste), Saturday, 26 October 2013 14:11 (ten years ago) link

Flashbacks to GTA: San Andreas. Don't lose the train, CJ!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 October 2013 14:27 (ten years ago) link

it's weird how little things make this game annoying, like having to stop for toll booths at each bridge lest the cops come down on you. but the cab system works pretty well, at least, which makes up for it... a little bit

that's just one small point but the driving feels much more of a slog than in other games. maybe it's the traffic patterns or something or some other adherent to "realism". i still enjoy the sightseeing as I'm driving, but now my patience is wearing thin and i'm just taking a cab everywhere

also what is up with the appointment system? it took me forever to figure out that you can't figure out where you're supposed to go (for dates/missions) unless you kill time until 1 "hour" before the the appointment and then they finally add the location to your map - don't see why they couldn't have just added a waypoint as soon as you get the time set up, or be able to access it from your phone

the checkpoint thing i was referring to was that one where you storm a hospital to get a bunch of coke from another gang, then you have to escape the cops as they surround you. that's actually one of the more fun missions, but if you die you have to go alllllllll the way back to the mission start and do it all over again. i guess i should be grateful there's a quick restart option at all

but whatever, you're a good man Niko Bellic, keep kicking that football

Nhex, Saturday, 26 October 2013 16:38 (ten years ago) link

having to stop for toll booths

Forgot all about that. what a shit game.

pplains, Saturday, 26 October 2013 18:54 (ten years ago) link

yeah checkpoint system is str8 garbage, toll booth thing is the opposite of fun. hoping that theres no real reason to complete that final brucie racing mission because well, its fucking stupid and a pain in the ass. im busy with other things, still keep feeling like playing this game to completion is more of an "well i suppose i ought to" thing than any actual fun a lot of the time.

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 16:18 (ten years ago) link

I'm pretty sure I never ever stopped for checkpoints after like the first time I went through them. It's only one star.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:50 (ten years ago) link

At toll booths I mean.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:51 (ten years ago) link

Were you able to save from wherever in this game or did that not come until Red Dead Redemption?

pplains, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:54 (ten years ago) link


Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:56 (ten years ago) link

either had to complete a mission or go to your safehouse

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:56 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I don't know if I'm going back to Liberty City any time soon then.

pplains, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:24 (ten years ago) link

The expansions have checkpoints

polyphonic, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:51 (ten years ago) link

Listen, we weren't talking about your mama here.

pplains, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:56 (ten years ago) link

that's cold pp

i'm with jjj, still kinda slogging through it. at least i just unlocked the third island, so the end is coming closer in sight.

are there any notable rewards or side activities I should try while i'm barreling to the end? no way i'm gonna hunt down those pigeons though. i guess i'm trying to hook up with Kate for story reasons, but i have this feeling it'll be disappointing

got the achievement "impossible trinity" and it was kind of intriguing, seems to imply we'll see the same mission from the POV of the other protagonists in the DLC

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 00:07 (ten years ago) link

the third island is such a shit reward isn't it? great, I unlocked a wasteland.

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:44 (ten years ago) link

Nhex, no rewards for side missions (of which there are few, random strangers - about 7 I think). Vigilante missions come back, a bit differently, but again no reward for doing them

haha yeah third island was just a huge oil refinery and a prison.

Although don't want to come down too hard on this, I remember having a lot of fun just pissing about when it was first here. Seems dated compared to V now obv.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 11:48 (ten years ago) link

ugh. i noticed that when i first stole a cop car that there was no reward for vigilante stuff, very strange considering the effort they put into that whole "police computer" jazz. but you could say that kind of thing about a lot of this game! thanks for letting me know, i'm kinda glad i won't have to do more bowling or darts or what-have-you. friendships, who needs 'em

i did run into a couple of the random strangers, though i got one of them killed and never saw another one again (the alkie Russian guy)

xp i know! you unlocked... New Jersey. Thanks, Rockstar.

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 16:47 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

oh man, "A Revenger's Tragedy" (final mission if you take the "deal" branch) is driving me CRAZY. stupid boat!

jjjusten you give up on this?

Nhex, Sunday, 24 November 2013 20:25 (ten years ago) link

christ, finally over. i'm gonna need a few cleansing games before I on to do the episodes, i need a good break from Liberty City

the bizarre checkpointing really almost completely ruined this game for me - why they hell doesn't it remember the ammo/armor you have when you restart a mission? am i really gonna have to call a cab, go to the weapon store and restock each time I fail a really tough mission? (yes)

i remember getting a car for a reward for completing the Bernie missions, but have no idea how I was ever going to get it back again after it got destroyed/lost. little things like that kept annoying me throughout the game.

that said, i really felt for Roman throughout the game. nobody else but Roman. that poor idiot degenerate.

Nhex, Sunday, 24 November 2013 23:58 (ten years ago) link

another thing i hated (as I sit back tonight and ponder the herculean effort it took me to get through this game) is the amount of forced sequences, for lack of a better term. like you know people hate in RPGs when you're forced to fail a battle for storyline purposes, but of course you don't know it ahead of time so you waste limited potions trying to beat it in vain?

GTA IV has a lot of these chase sequences where ostensibly you're supposed to chase somebody down and kill them. however, invisibly, the game decides that you cannot and you HAVE to trail them to the endpoint of a predetermined route, no matter how many bullets you plug their vehicle with, it'll never blow up. then on other missions, you ARE supposed to kill them during the chase, and you'll fail the mission and have to restart if you let them get to their destination, so, UGH

out of curiosity, was there any kind of reaction to the Bernie character, because wow, really ugly stereotype, even for GTA standards

Nhex, Monday, 25 November 2013 01:00 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

After playing GTA 5 this game sucks so bad

Sucks so bad

, Thursday, 4 September 2014 15:41 (nine years ago) link

After playing GTA San Andreas, GTA 5 sucked so much.

smoochy-woochy touchy-wouchy, (sunny successor), Friday, 5 September 2014 15:48 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Has it been a year?
Been going through The Lost and Damned. Generally more fun that GTA IV, though the plot feels quite predictable, even for GTA, feels ilke a retread of the GTA IV and San Andreas stories. The fact that Sons of Anarchy exists probably ruined the novelty of the biker club world - too bad for Rockstar, they were probably already developing this when SoA came out.
I'll say it has a few things over the main game - driving bikes, even slower, is a LOT more fun than the terrible car physics.
Second, they're way more reasonable about the check-pointing, so it's not nearly as frustrating to get through the more violent missions. Less obnoxious driving the same routes over and over again.
Third, I do love the way they've woven the timeline of the original into this game, so you see some of the same events from another side, as they clearly planned it out ahead of time. I appreciate that, and look forward to it in the Ballad of Gay Tony as well. When I eventually get around to GTA V, I hope Rockstar refines the multiple character POV use with the three leads in that one.

Nhex, Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:42 (nine years ago) link

Like a dummy I read the GTA wiki to fill in some story holes and found out the Lost have a story arc in GTA V and some spoilers. Dang.
L&D had a fun final mission storming the Alderney prison, narratively it was a bit anticlimactic since Ray Boccino's fate was decided by Niko in the main game, and so much time is spent in the second half on the Diamond epic.

Nhex, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 06:38 (nine years ago) link

internet explorer (am0n), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 17:47 (nine years ago) link

finished Ballad of Gay Tony, which was really good; the best GTA game outside of San Andreas, just barely
i feel like the GTA IV trilogy was some crazy b-movie John Dos Passos American epic shit. i'm kind of in awe of the whole thing, even if they made a lot of mistakes, and a lot of it was very tasteless, i admire the ambitions and what they did accomplish in gameplay, world, character, and so on. waaaay waaay deep under the surface there's some deep expression of Modern Times America in there. it's unexpected.
any good thinkpieces about this? i'd be surprised if there weren't some interesting write-ups out there

Nhex, Sunday, 30 November 2014 23:04 (nine years ago) link

Gay Tony was great, just so much fun...

you fuck one chud... (stevie), Monday, 1 December 2014 11:30 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...


calstars, Thursday, 15 January 2015 01:49 (nine years ago) link

an internet classic

polyphonic, Thursday, 15 January 2015 02:01 (nine years ago) link

seven months pass... i finally got around to playing this game and finishing it. btw it's 2015, do i need to still need to state spoilers? here they come.

i didn't understand the friendship part of the game and i put it off for the most part only hanging out with roman a few times. i didn't mind it but for some reason i was just so focused on the $$$ and wanted to get my revenge on dimitri. i figured i'd just hang out with roman after my task was complete and we could all ride off in the sunset enjoying our life in america. eventually i took the 'deal' route (choosing roman's advice over kate's) and goddamn roman was shot to death at his wedding. now after exacting my revenge and finishing the game i have no cousin to hang out with, he doesn't call, and my calls go straight to voicemail. he was the guy that got me on my feet when i first got to liberty city and put up with all this bs, including his business and apartment being burned down, and now he's gone. i just found this to be incredibly sad. so now i'm just not going to play this game any more and i'm going to call my brother up and see how he's doing and hang out with him.

sweaty palms, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:24 (eight years ago) link

Yeah I got that grim ending too.

Fortunately I'd befriended Jacob for most of the game so he became my most used friend who I'd spend hours playing pool with. Good times.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:56 (eight years ago) link

What are the part of this that are better than what's found in GTA V?

obstacle illusion (calstars), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:23 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

I had the same idea two years after goole did.

I still have this idea of combining the different Vice Cities and Liberty Cities into a time-travel game -- where you're walking through a Disney Times Square, enter the subway, and come out in Taxi Driver 70s. And in BTTF style, you could have the mayor in the 70s look like the homeless pedestrian in 2010, etc.

― pplains, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 2:15 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my fave wish for GTAV: chicago, but taking place in -- get this -- two different times!! the old godfather trick. two difft versions of the same city, one in the 20s, one today, and you flip back and forth at difft times, one as your own grandfather, and decisions you make in the past can affect things in the present. fuckin awesome, huh.

xp yeah, no sense at all.

― goole, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:03 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fuckin' awesome, huh.

pplains, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:19 (six years ago) link

Been playing BoGT on PS3. Better than Niko, but I still miss San Andreas.

pplains, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:22 (six years ago) link

damn plains, you inspired me to install Tony on my PC

calstars, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:55 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Tony's been an ok game. Cut scenes even show some heart every once in awhile. Still can't get past the first Yuri attack-the-yacht mission though.

Tried out the the Lost & Damned, and nah. "Bring that bitch to the clubhouse because I want some hole! – We want some hole!" If I'm going to have to listen to that and ride a motorcycle that's not a Bati the entire time, I can skip it.

Been on a seagull kill list. Cheating with a map and realized after I shot No. 35 that the caption said "There are 16 more seagulls in Liberty City!" Fuuuck, this happened to me in GTA:LS with the spray paint. Retraced my steps and there was the missing bird at No. 24. I've never enjoyed a headshot better.

So, haven't played all the missions yet. Ignoring the other game on the disc. All that to say that I did play on that swing set glitch until 1 am last night. How can that be so fun.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:59 (six years ago) link

haha yeah i remember having a lot of fun with that swing glitch

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:46 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Hey, it's 2019 and I finished The Ballad of Gay Tony tonight.

pplains, Monday, 2 September 2019 05:14 (four years ago) link

ahah well done !
Actually I have only discovered (and finished) GTAV a few months ago...
I don't remember much about Gay Tony. Except that it was fun (much more than Lost&Damned and even the original GTAIV).

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 2 September 2019 10:16 (four years ago) link

The image I created that eventually spawned #GTA

I drew this to create an isometric rendering engine, it then evolved that into a rotating isometric engine, then I built the "Top Down Perspective Engine" that went on to become GTA1#DMADesign #retro #grandtheftauto #retrogaming

— Mike Dailly™ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@mdf200) September 1, 2019

JimD, Monday, 2 September 2019 10:26 (four years ago) link

Playing GT has been a little weird since I had only played maybe 10% of IV and just the first mission of L&D. All these clues on the map left over from the original game. Like, I learned where Playboy X's penthouse was and tried to figure out how to get inside since the lobby elevator wasn't working. I found the building next door with the really steep staircases and got to the roof, but couldn't pitch myself across the alley.

Finally shimmied up the fire escape and got a look around. When I left, I realized the penthouse was slightly higher than the roof next door, so I jumped down and went down the steep staircases instead. I suppose there must have been some mission where Niko did this (and not try jumping back the other way) and around all the corners of these staircases there may have been goons lurking to kill. For me, just a couple of dudes standing around.

Also weird parking cars all over the place even though Luis Lopez only had one stupid safehouse. All of Niko's old parking places still worked. Some apartment in the projects on the north side of the map was open, with a filthy mattress and bottles everywhere, making me wonder what kind of hell mission must've taken place there. Ghosts everywhere, but all I really wanted to do was dance.

pplains, Monday, 2 September 2019 15:34 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

I hate Johnny. I don't even mind when he dies during a mission because at least I'm watching him die. I hate his voice, I hate his little catchphrases, I hate his clothes, I hate his hate for Hondas and I'm glad that Trevor stomped his head in. My only regret is that I didn't know who Johnny was when I originally saw that scene years ago.

I'm trying to finish the mission where he grabs the diamonds from Luis and Tony. Seeing those two again reminds me of what a better game that was. And I can't catch a break with Johnny trying to chase after Evan.

And that sucks because you know what? I might even hate Evan even more.

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 01:43 (four years ago) link

They're terrible characters. Also driving those hogs is shitty

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 04:09 (four years ago) link


Only reason I'm trying to beat this game is because (1.) I've only got four or five missions left. (2.) I'm looking forward to blowing up that depressing clubhouse and (3.) I get to kill this guy:

pplains, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:26 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

Kind of weird how this game can’t be played on current consoles but gta 3 can. Tempted to buy a ps3 and fire it up

calstars, Sunday, 11 December 2022 15:50 (one year ago) link

Pc is also a (great) option, finances allowing

hrep (H.P), Monday, 12 December 2022 12:34 (one year ago) link

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