GAME is offering 500 free Xbox Live points to customers who pre-order Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV. Xbox 360 users will receive the points and four exclusive Gamerpics when the highly-anticipated title is released on April 29.
your paying for gamer pics
thats cool with the xbox crowd right? You pay for everything else anyway. Well i guess you dont pay for repairs
you do pay to upgrade
well you get what you pay for... thats exactly true for the sony side of things. cause 1 year 4 months in...i still cant read text messages withought quiting the game.
DIFFICULT huh george ,,,,,were going to keep getting other shiii... but your crapbox is getting......i dont know , what are you getting ?...oh yeah another halo game....
You are paying for the GAME. You get the points and pictures as a bonus. What's so hard to understand, jealous pstard?
your putting down extra money for a pre order..for a game you will be buying...and your getting 500 points in the process.....i think your problem is it isnt for psn and you cant get no pain characters for 99 cents huh? Face it droids..its a excellent idea and you only wish sony thought of it first because you know this will result in many more games counted towards the numbers.
im guessing you dont use the HDMI port and/or you dont have a 1080p TV
I had the same issue with Warhawk. I couldnt read the names and everything was a bit fuzzy. The PSN store was even hard to read
After i got my 1080p and used the HDMI everything turned crystal clear. So if you have the means you need to start saving for a 1080p TV. I got a 52in flat panel but i see 42in TV's for a good price and they keep getting cheaper
He is talking about chatting in game over the PSN. Not the text size.
it just make me sick !!!!! Microsoft is Hypingggggggg tooo much that I wanna throw up.
Ummm sometimes I think there is something wrong with GTA IV 360 that Microsoft wants to cover with these advertisements.
Assemble, put in front of Xbox Consumer. Honestly? Bribing your userbase? The same userbase that is more than likely going to buy this title w/o the additional bribe. MS really doesn't want them even thinking about buying the PS3 version. 50 million plus XBL points should make them secure about their position, I guess they aren't. GTA is a big title, but its not an end all title. MS is putting everything into it, lets hope their "shortage" is resolved by then. They will need to brag about how many people bought it and moved the systems. They should have learned from HALO. 1 game doesn't win a console war, especially a multiplat! **edit The Mart: I am dead serious about you not speaking/commenting on my comments anymore. You aren't a gamer, in any shape or form. You just visit and comment to boost your chest up about your purchase. WHich is fine, just don't do it on my threads anymore. Feel free to ignore me. I wont bother responding to your comments either since they are there for 1 purpose: To annoy and irritate. Your Gamerscore is 1250 last time I checked. You spend more time on n4g than you do playing the 360. Go away.
GTA has a HUGE fanbase.
When did the PS2 really start selling I ask you???
Right, when GTA launched...
So Mart you are saying that the xbox360 wont sell till GTA?
before you speak to me again. GTA isn't going to start the 360 "really selling" after 3 years bro. Sorry to burst your bubble. ANd what do you care? You clearly dont even play your 360. The PS2 didn't start "selling" when GTA came out. Why do you zealots attach yourself to every single game out there as if its going to end everything for the other systems? GTA will more than likely sell more on the PS3, Or the sales are going to be 20-30k close to one another. The days are over for the 360 dominating when the PS3 had 0 game lineup, and a 600 dollar price tag. Face it bro. The 360 has competition now, 07 wasn't really anything to be excited about considering the biggest release for the ps3 was what? Heavenly Sword? Versus 360's HALO. And it still managed to move 10.5 million in 1 year. The PS3 isn't going to wipe the 360 off the face of the Earth. Microsoft probably will. Just like they did with the first Xbox. GTA is going to move consoles period, its not going to cause either console to go into bankrupt. Didn't happen after halo, it aint happenin after a multiplat.
"GAME" is offering the free points, not Microsoft. I don't see how the downloadable content is a bribe either. You'll still have to pay for it.
I dont agree with this. Gamers shouldnt be bribed it should be their choice...Some will get it because they are getting free points which just shows how shallow they are. Why cant the fact that is coming to the platform that you want be enough, if you have to be enticed then that probably means that someone is weary of something.
they will, and i'll buy that version
Really? How desperate does this seem?
why is it desperation on MS part? why? because sony isn't doing it. i think it's a great idea on MS part.free points that you can use to buy the DLC for the 360 version. all the ps3 fanboys get is new cars and weapons as DLC which the 360 will get too.plus the exclusive DLC.
Kinda like Sony selling HDTV's and including free PS3's with them. Does that count towards sales?
The free PS3's given away with the HDTV's is not in most figures considered sales, so you are a moron. The PS3 being given away with the HDTV's also had more to do with Blu Ray movies. Also, when most companies were determining the market share between HDDVD and BD they didn't count the sales of PS3's as Blu Ray players. You really should look up some facts sometimes. Microsoft does seem desperate because they are doing all of this work for a multi platform game not out of kindness to the consumers whom they screw over all the time (RROD) but out of fear of the fast-rising PS3. It has been made very clear that MS desperately needs to sell more consoles with GTAIV because the only other console-mover they really have this year is Gears of War 2 (which will undoubtedly be amazing). I can't, however, argue the fact that this is indeed a great offer for 360 owners/fans. The game isn't out yet, though, so let's wait to see if Sony is doing anything or not.
i think you need to look the word desperate up. because you truely don't know the meaning. sony was desperate to move systems. why would they drop the price of the ps3 twice in the first year. no system to date ever did that.but thats not being desperate. sony offered to give away a ps3 with the purchase of a sony HDTV jsut to move systems.
but again. thats not being desperate.sony offers 5 blu-ray movies with the purchase of the a ps3.again they are not desperate right. but MS is desperate because they are giving 500 points for getting GTA4 to use for the DLC. yeah we can clearly see who really desperate here. keep making excuse. thats what you sonyfanboys do. make excuses
lol but yea this offers good for the people who wants it for the 360
oh yeah, I am sure it is! I wish we could get some free Sony psn games for buying a game we were already going to buy. Seems like a win-win for xbox owners.
This is so stupid, this makes me less likely to pre-order it. If I do order it the guy at Gamestop better say achievement unlocked.
This is STUPID?! Wtf are you talking about?
You're getting offered something FREE, as a promotion, to buy something else, and somehow that is STUPID and makes you less inclined to buy the item that you wanted to buy anyways than if it didn't come with a promotional incentive?!
The only thing stupid here is your logic, or lack thereof.
By your 'logic' all those "buy a Sony HDTV and get a free PS3" promotions are stupid. As are all the "buy a new computer, get 3 months free internet" promotions - those are stupid too! Hell, even the "double your Airmiles" promotions at grocery stores are stupid and make you less inclined to buy groceries!
You're right. The world would be better off without promotions. Too bad it'll never happen - companies will continue to offer incentives for consumers to buy hot ticket items from then rather than the competition because they think the benefit outweighs the cost. Obviously GAME thinks that the amount of games they'll sell because of this promotion, and the likely add-ons that they'll sell along with those games, will outweigh the cost of giving away MS points. That's business and it's far from "stupid".
In fact, haven't heard anything more stupid that what you just wrote in quite a while. How about unless you have something constructive to say, you just try to refrain from typing from now on?
Cut the crap.
I read it incorrectly when I first saw it and thought it said achivement points which is why it's written that way. Obviously it's not stupid it's an error on my part. You should try and relax a little bit.
why are sony fanboys so ignorant here??? GAME is a store.. theyre giving away the free points.. NOT MS. they want more people to buy the game from them as opposed to say for example gamestop or something.
Chris take your anti Sony BS to the open zone... Words like fanboy, xbot, droid and so on are not welcome on this side :)
So because people have never heard of GAME they are a "fanboy"...good logic you are using there.
Buy are Version Please!!!! will give u M$ points....
Have to offer any incentive to buy this game
Or maybe the Bots don't know a good game when they see one
I mean come on the Bots idea of a good game is Halo 3 and Uno
Once again, sony gave away PS3's with a tv purchase. PLEASE BUY THE POS3, PLEASE!!!!!
i never head them say that and oh look, it's outselling your beloved in every single region there certainly seems to be high demand for a piece of sh!t eh....
It was said recently Microsoft will have a pre-order incentive where they offer something like MS points to those who pre-order the Xbox 360 version. GAME will not just offer something like this for free - it's a Microsoft incentive, just like how retailers charge less for 360 games (there are some 360 games which are cheaper than Wii games!)
Whether it's Microsoft's incentive or GAME's promotion is irrelevant. Promotional strategies are part of business and they're good for the consumer. Anybody (and I'm not saying this is what you're doing, Meus, but many do) who cries foul over a promotion is just being ridiculous or jealous that they're not getting the same treatment.
I do fundamentally disagree with you that a retailer like GAME wouldn't offer a promotion of free MS points if they felt that the benefits would outweigh the costs. Perhaps they've done some market research that shows them the amount of peripherals or additional items they'll sell by attracting the extra business through a promotion will outweigh the cost of having that promotion. Business 101. It happens.
I'm not discussing the logic behind this offer, what I am saying is that it is most likely an incentive from Microsoft - correcting those claiming that it was not.
"...just like how retailers charge less for 360 games (there are some 360 games which are cheaper than Wii games!)"
What's wrong with that?
Why does it matter whether it is a MS promotion or a retailer promotion?
The only reason I can see to make that distinction is to attempt to smear this promotion as some sort of Microsoft conspiracy and spin it as "bad" in some form. Those who are doing so are just looking to troll positive 360 news. They're deluding themselves. Such behaviour is, of course, par for the course on this site, but that's another conversation altogether. Regardless, we don't yet know who is the source of the promotion, and I don't believe its relevent anyways. As a 360 owner I don't care who's giving me free stuff, only that I'm getting offered free stuff.
All I'm saying is that promotions are a valid business tactic. They're good for consumers. Obviously the objective of a promotion is to increase sales of something, so whether or not this is a MS or a GAME incentive, the desired outcome is the same - sell more units. That's business. It is neither pathetic, desperate, nor stupid. I know you weren't suggesting that it is, I'm just saying that that is exactly what the people who are trying to distinguish it as a MS "desparation tactic" rather than a simple game promo are trying to do.
Benzmoney...you need some anxiety medicine or something you are just way too wired. And it's Economics 101, but an A+ for effort for you.
Not wired at all, I'm just in the mood to call people out on their BS today.
And no, it isn't Economics 101. Economics and Business are two different subjects entirely. Related, yes, but same? No. Business is a more practical field, relating to the "real world": types of business, how to meet demand and control supply, marketing (which is of relevance to this conversation), management, etc. Economics, on the other hand, deals more with theory and the social aspects of business as a whole: free market, socialism, the invisible hand, supply/demand curves (but not so much how to CONTROL or manage supply and demand), interactions amongst global economies, etc.
So once again, you're wrong. It's becoming a habit, no?
BloodSinner The point I am making is that Microsoft offers incentives to retailers. I personally consider just business, why do I have any intention of trying to smear one company over the other? What do I get out of it? Or are you two just so used to combating fanboys that you've lost focus? If I was MS, I'd do the same as they are now to try and get a grasp in Europe. The only reason I stated my first comment was to correct those who said it was NOT a Microsoft promotion in which I disagreed and gave my opinion with some evidence, based on the news in previous weeks and months that Microsoft would be giving incentives to pre-order the game. http://www.wiispace.com/mic... http://xbox360.qj.net/Micro... http://360.kombo.com/articl... http://cheap360.com.au/news... And just google: Pre-Order GTA4 Xbox 360 Free Content However some of you decided to interpret that as something else and act like cowboys. Your too quick to assume things of me. I only disagreed with those who said it was not a Microsoft incentive. Disagree with me on that if you like but do not disrespect me or negate me by wrongly and wildly assuming things, just to get some few Agrees, where you can just ask me the question in the first place and avoid this joke of a discussion.
BenzMoney...actually that would be you that is incorrect. You see there is this thing called microeconomics. Microeconomics is a branch of economics that studies how individuals, households, and FIRMS make decisions to allocate limited resources, typically in markets where goods or services are being bought and sold. So in order for it to be a habit it has to be reoccurring and since I am apparently correct (not necessarily saying you are wrong but economics is more specific to your original point than "business 101"). And it would actually be microeconomics 101 where you would learn about all that.
I love how Sony droids are whining how Microsoft is advertising a game & Sony is doing nothing to advertise their version. At least Microsoft is advertising the game & when Sony gave away free PS3s with TVs its the same thing here. Stop whining you disgusting Sony droids
the only ones who are unhappy are sony fanboys.The shop is giving away something FREE , yes FREE to 360 owners and sony fanboys are angry, jealous and whatever.
Why are you people in this thread anyway ?
I got a life so you'll nevr see me in a thread bashing the ps3 because a shop is giving away free stuff.Why would I do that ?
There's far better things to do like...playing your ps3 for example.
Why do you prefer waisting your time being pissed in this thread rather than playing Resistance , Heavenly Sword or Folklore ?
Haaaa I'll never understand you fanboys.
Then they tell me thay arnet getting bored on the ps3 , if thats true get outta here and go play it.
you are a bit of a fanboy too, but certainly one of the better ones but whatever your right.... im off to pwn those demons with my awesomrific devil bringer combo (jump, shoot, snatch, buster, shoot, downward strike, repeat)
sounds like somebody is getting desperate. i don't blame them though. i mean this multiplat is the only real thing they have going for them. so if i was a m$ exec i would do what ever it took to sell some consoles before the trippple completely destroys my product. smart move m$ smart move. but i don't think it's going to help to much. it's funny to see all the news that m$ is dumping out for this game. and it's equaly as funny to see how the playstation is just treating it like another game. because it's just that. another game in their lineup. you see what i'm saying it's not the only thing we have going for us. it's just another great game in our great lineup. we don't have to give shiiiite away just to get a few people to buy our console for this multiplat. ok thats it. enjoy all of our other great games this year my fellow sony snipers. as for you xbots enjoy gta4 and spend those points on pac man.
The reason why Sony is treating it as just another game is because it will surely suck on the POS3, just like every other multiplat release. 10fps and a 3-color palette. Sony knows that if they hype it up, they will catch heat for it when the game fails, so they don't. Microsoft knows how good it's going to be on the Xbox, so they are doing everything they can to get it noticed. How's that for an explanation?
Obviously this is not from Microsoft but from "GAME".. but let's say it was... since when it's evil on microsoft part for their fanbase and xbox 360 owners to give them extra stuff for a game that they are going to buy anyways?
This whole microsoft marketting strategy can easy be fixed by Sony the following way:
- Sony can offer PSN points with the game too.
- Sony can pay rockstar 50 Million for the extra content.
Obviously Sony is not doing any of this because they don't think is worth it.. since PS3 fans will buy the game anyways... or they don't think their fanbase is worth the extra PSN points or the 50 Million...
(yes is reality) companies only invest when it can help them sell more... you see Sony alrady have a large fanbase.. and they don't need lots of convicing to do... Microsoft will go the extra mile and be willing to bleed money in order to grow the installbase...
Simple as that... don't blame microsoft for trying to make the xbox 360 version as apealing as possible... it's call marketting...
PSN Points? I didnt know theres such thing
What do you call Sony themyk when they gave away free PS3s with TVs ? That was just as desperate if not more desperate then this move going by your logic & lets not forget Sony lowered the PS3 price a hell of alot more then Microsoft lowered the 360 price in such a short time. Both companies are guilty of doing crap like this
sony is trying to gain ground and get their product out there. thats what you do when your trying to make up ground. thats smart business. their not trying to bribe people into buying a console for one game. thats desperation.
for this one multi plat game. m$ has givin 50 million for some extra missions. their dropping the price of their systems, and giving away points. jesus christ you guys better hope this is the best game ever made. wow. wow. wow.
In the end it is still advertising & in the end Sony is just as guilty if not even more guilty then Microsoft for doing this type of stuff & both companies are guilty of this kind of thing. Your just damning Microsoft because your a Sony Droid but if this was Sony doing something like this you would be praising Sony stop being hypocrites you Sony Droids
you are waisting your time.no matter how much you prove sony was more desperate to move system by giving them away with the purchase of a HDTV and two price drops in the first year and giving 5 free blu-ray movies with the ps3. thats not be desperate. but 500 points with the purchase of GTA4 for the 360 is. this is sonyfanboy logic at it's best.
The Point that sony droids dont seem too get is microsoft is doing everything right and sony aint even trying....down loadable content is another example...this is just another person buying the game on their hated system and not their precious one...maybe you droids should start a petition and ask game too do the exact same thing for the ps3.
The points would come out of the advertising budget for GAME! They would be PAYING Microsoft for the points to give away with the game. If this was from MS they would give it away with EVERY game. Regardless of where it was purchased.
What's wrong in companies offering these incentives? If you get the 500points free who cares? Thats either the first episode for nothing or 500 points off the episode!
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A lot of jealousy here today.
If sony did this it would be great marketing and giving something back to the fans, but with it being done for XBOX 360, it is desperation???
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