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  1. Joshmcmillan

    Joshmcmillan New Member

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    My sister ended up getting it from Big W (not where I pre-ordered it from) for $78 which is a really good price here (around like getting it for $39 in the U.S.). I also asked her to pick up Mario Kart Wii while she was there (dw I won't talk about that here :)).

    How are you guys enjoying GTA IV??
     
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  2. Easy Rhino

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    so far i like the game. i picked it up this morning. good story line and the graphics are what i expected. i tried to get into multiplayer mode but it says it cant contact the server!
     
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    I got the game, but busy with homework, might try to play later today.

    About the online, R* is trying to fix it. PSN users are having trouble connecting, XBL users are having trouble staying connected.
     
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    thanks. let me know when you can play. i wanna see if we can call eachother with the in game cellphone and connect to fight some gangsters. :laugh:
     
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  5. ktr

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    I been hearing a lot of stuff regarding freezing on both the 360 and PS3 during intro screen, especially on the 60gb version. I am crossing my fingers and hoping it wont happen to me when I pop the game in.
     
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    really? well i played it for 1.5 hours straight this afternoon on the 80 gig version and it played great. hope you dont get screwed.
     
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    mine never froze....got this game at 12 midnight monday.....cant wait to do some multiplayer its gonna be greeeaaaaaat I think I rather not play at all then to always drop connections on the 360 dropping connections are annoying to me......GAME IS SO GREAT
     
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    My GTA4 froze once and did these 10 second freezes. It stopped after awile tho. Great game I just think the graphics weren't as good as they looked in trailers.
     
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  9. ktr

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    I have to say at 1080p on a 61" tv, the game does suffer a lot of aliasing issues. But who cares, gameplay > graphics

    btw, can you update my profile Easy Rhino...

    ktr
    PSN Username: teh_stig
    PS3 Model: 60GB
    Accessories Owned: Blu-ray Remote, 1x SixAxis controller, 1x DualShock3 controller
    TV Owned: Samsung 61" DLP 1080p
    Games Purchased: Gran Turismo 5: Prologue & Grand Theft Auto 4
    Current Playing: Grand Theft Auto 4
    Games Looking Forward To: Gran Turismo 5 & Metal Gear Solid 4
    Blu-rays Purchased: None
     
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    GTA IV... heh. I honestly was expecting waayy better graphics from the game, but I guess that's the whole point of having trailers - to hype a game up. Don't get me wrong, I love the game... the storyline is fun (so far) and the characters are all believable which helps with the immersion, but the graphics (at both the standard 480p and the 1080i outputs) are rather distracting. It has so many aliasing issues it seems like Rockstar didn't even try to make it look nice. An option to adjust the screen (as in previous iterations of GTA) is missing, leading to a screen that gets cut off on both sides for me (I can't see how much money I have, I can't see how much ammo I have, I can't see how many stars I have until I get to 3 stars, some of my map gets cut off, etc.). Overall though, I think it's a game well worth the money.

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    PSN Username: bakabakablah
    PS3 Model: 60GB
    Accessories: 2 x Sixaxis controllers
    TV: 48" Samsung bigscreen @ 1080i (I don't know the exact model #)
    Games owned: GTA IV, Assassin's creed, Gundam
    Currently playing: GTA IV
    Games looking forward to purchasing: GT5, MGS4
    Blu-Rays purchased: none.
     
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  11. Easy Rhino

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    i read that gta4 on the ps3 runs at 620p while the xbox 360 version runs at 720p. you can tell on an HDTV !!LK!L!JLdjlj3oijojfojljrlgjogjf but whatever, the game still rocks.
     
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    I really dont even care about that. All I know is that the end result, the PS3 still looks better, and the game is awesome.
     
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    they both look the same to me. the game is awesome and that is all that truly counts.
     
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    @Easy Rhino, can you update my profile on the first page too plz:

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    PSN Username: joshmcmillan
    PS3 Model: 40GB
    Accessories Owned: 1x Sixaxis, Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul Guitar Controller, Jabra BT135 Bluetooth Headset, VGA Cable/Transcoder
    Screen Used: BenQ 22" Widescreen LCD @ 720p
    Games Purchased: GTA IV, Calling all Cars, Pixel Junk Monsters, Uncharted, Motorstorm, Guitar Hero 3
    Current Played Game: GTA IV
    Games looking forward to: Gran Turismo 5, Playstation Home, Little Big Planet
    Blu-ray Movies Purchased: None
     
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    Can you play with a keyboard and mouse in gta4?
     
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    Nope.

    But there are ways with the ps3 to be able to use a kb/mouse for games that don't nativity support it.

    Btw, it seems like multiplayer is working now.
     
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    yea, multiplayer works now and it is hilariously awesome. infinity and i were playing last night and it is a blast. just doing free mode is cool. you can run around and do whatever you want. definately going to play again tonight!!!
     
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    Finally, I got the damn social club site to link up with my PSN login.
     
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    Yeah that was pretty funny I have my other friends playing now also so whenever just not tonight.....lol
     
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    so who has gone into the statue of liberty? i did it last night and it is pretty weird. i won't spoil it if you dont know what it is. take a helicopter and fly to the statue of liberty and then drop out of it so you land on the top most level. you can walk through one of the four doors.
     
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    ahh yes, the heart ;)
     
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    Hey all, I've been meaning to join since I got my PS3 (begining of April) :D I Just haven't gotten around to it yet. Well anyway, here's what I've got:

    PSN Username: kyle-waller
    PS3 Model: 40GB
    Accessories Owned: Blu-ray Remote, 1x Six Axis controller
    TV Owned: Hitachi 42" 1080p
    Games Purchased: Ratchet and Clank, GT5: Prolgue, Sonic :)D), Conan, Everybody's Golf, Folklore, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Ridge Racer 7, The Darkness, Uncharted, Resistance, Heavenly Sword, Armored Core 4, Assassin's Creed, Lost Planet, Gundam: Target In Sight.
    Current Played Game:
    Games looking forward to: Metal Gear Solid 4, FF13, Sequal to Ratchet and Clank? Midnight Club: Los Angeles and any decent RPGs
    Blu-ray Movies Purchased: Beowulf, 300 Spartans
     
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    Multi-player on GTA is a blast! I was at my friends house playing with my dad and it was so fun :D
     
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    Yeah been playing GTA since wendsday and its a blast. I have slight issues with both the audio and video. Have to turn up the volume an extra few notches above what prologue was running, and I also find it to be really dark. I upped the brightness on my LCD (from 30 LOL) and its better, but now the blacks aren't really black....still a great game, too bad I only have like an hour a night to play :(

    Also grabbed a dual shock controller

    I'll have to hop on the multiplayer and give that a go tonight

    :toast:
     
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    it's on late tonight! anyone who wants to play join me around midnight EST for some multiplayer chaos. i prefer free roam so that we can just screw around in the city. hope yall can come!!!
     
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