Submitted by matgrowcott 660d ago | news

Petition Launched to Prevent PC Version of GTA V

A petition has been launched at Change.org in the hopes of preventing Rockstar from ever releasing a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. Why? "So PC gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games." (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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CaptainPunch  +   660d ago | Well said
What a joke, some people have too much free time on their hands.
IVanSpinal   660d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(9)
come_bom  +   660d ago | Well said
Some people are MORONS. Simple as that.
They don't mind receiving PC exclusives on their platform of choice, but get pissed if the PC receives some exclusives from their platform. Those people deserve a big kick in the @$$.
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adorie  +   660d ago
We live in a world, overflowing with hypocrites, Come_bom.
SilentNegotiator  +   660d ago | Well said
It has 25 signatures. With a goal of a mere 100.

Let us not have a cow.
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PopRocks359  +   660d ago
Doesn't hurt to point out the pointlessly stupid nature of it though. Trolling or not, it's dumb. There really should be a better submission process for petitions like these.
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Withdreday  +   660d ago | Well said
With the way the GTAIV port to PC turned out, I wouldn't be shocked if it were PC gamers themselves that started the petition.

Seriously, it's that poorly optimized.
Gamingsince75   660d ago | Spam
HelpfulGamer  +   660d ago
kevnb  +   660d ago
The PC version of gta iv is my favorite version. It had some launch issues, but rockstar sorted them out. Controls are fine, I actually prefer mouse and keyboard over controller in the game.
_QQ_  +   660d ago
@withreday but we have mods which makes it that much better than console ver. but that isn't the topic here, someone has to have made a bet and is determined to win it, idk how else this stupidity would be justified.
Dee_91  +   660d ago
Agreed but still the fact someone would make this petition is pathetic
khan_saab  +   660d ago
everytime a pc exclusive gets put on consoles there have been petitions to stop it and so this is no different. i have an epic pc that can handle the best graphic settings but i hate how elitest people act about superior graphical capabilities when it comes to pc versions of games. this is a response to that, simple.
mikeslemonade  +   660d ago
PC gaming needs to keel over already. Console games is where it's at if the developers just develop for it exclusively.
Yukicore  +   660d ago
If this petition's only reason is "So that PC Gamers learn their lesson and stop stealing games", then they can shove it up their A$$Holes right away.

I'm sure Rockstar realizes that many of the PC games will be willing to pay for the game so that they can play it's Online Mode and the game has HUGE replay value (That's just obvious), especially with the Online Mode.
PSWiiKing  +   659d ago
Amen to that, bruddah!
360ICE  +   660d ago
Agree. As if PC gamers will stop stealing games because of this. It's actually a game worth buying, after all.
FragMnTagM  +   660d ago
Not all PC gamers steal. There are way more PC's in the world than any other gaming platform around. A pretty small percentage, compared with how many are out there actually steal games.

There aren't a lot of demos on PC, so I will download a game I am interested in to see if I want to buy it. I am not rich and cannot afford everything.

I have nearly 400 games that I have bought with hard earned money.

If I don't like the game that I downloaded, I delete it. If I like it, I buy it and delete the downloaded copy.

That said, who in their right mind would want a pirated version of GTAV? The online portion looks fascinating and I wouldn't want to miss out on that.

Between Steam and Origin, I have around 150 games. On console, I have even more games. A SNES, Sega Genesis, N64, PS2, and an XBOX360.

Not all people who download games are thieves.

I have my 360 version already paid for and will buy the PC version when it comes out too. The mods alone are worth the second purchase, not to mention the graphics upgrade.
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kingduqc  +   660d ago | Well said
There is a ton of piracy on consoles too... usually in the top torrents are the 360 version.

AND maybe pc gamer would buy their stupid game if they released good ports on the same day. GTA 4 on pc was trash and it was 6 month late...
PersonMan  +   660d ago
" If I like it, I buy it and delete the downloaded copy. "

....said NOBODY EVER
esemce  +   660d ago
Trust me the first version the get 'stolen' will be the Xbox 360 one. Piracy will always exist, it does not kill any industry it's just a fact of life.
Rageanitus  +   660d ago
I love the steam deals... no need to pirate IMO
360ICE  +   660d ago
Omg, no one is arguing that all PC gamers steal. Or that console gamers don't. I'm just saying that this won't stop those who do from doing it.

darkpower  +   660d ago
It's not a matter of piracy behind what this (joke?) petition is about.

He doesn't mean "steal" as in "torrent games you didn't pay for". He's talking from an "entitled" console fanboy that thinks that a port to PC period is "stealing" from the consoles, where he thinks the game should stay exclusive. There's a HUGE difference.
360ICE  +   660d ago
Well, my comments still work within that context. Yay!
A1r80rn3  +   655d ago
You really need to work on your syntax. I don't like the implication that I am a thief just because i am a member of "x" community, just as you would dislike it if I said you didn't deserve your opinion because YOU belong to community "y".

Seriously, "As if PC gamers will stop stealing games because of this."? There is only one interpretation of that, it doesn't matter what you think it means.
lastdual  +   660d ago | Well said
What we have here is people getting active about the important issues of our day.
KwietStorm  +   660d ago
lol clearly
SilentNegotiator  +   660d ago
At first your comment made me cock an eyebrow.

But then I saw that you have a Harvey Birdman avatar and I knew you knew what you were doing. And I nodded at your comment as if you could see me.
SchwoererBear  +   660d ago
thanks for the laugh Harvey Birdman
pandehz  +   660d ago
This is wayy more important than Syria.
coinpixels  +   660d ago
Well its midnight and I have some free time now so I might just sign it for a laugh!
dalibor  +   660d ago
That is stupid to say no offense. Really.. so they learn their lesson? Haha this has to be the most ridiculous thing that has happened. This was probably made by some teenage boys so I say games should only be for people who are 18+ period. The stupidity that has amassed this generation is shameful. If anything PC is the platform that pushes any advancements. People don't even game anymore they just condone other gamers/gaming platform in any possible way. I would love GTA5 to come to PC so I can test it out on my 7970. I feel retarded a bit just by this petition even existing bahaha. People really are that bored my goodness.
coinpixels  +   660d ago
Calm it LOL, I would love for GTA to come to PC also!
SilentNegotiator  +   660d ago

Change.org is a den of trolls anyway. One more funny post won't hurt anything.
starchild  +   660d ago
How much more pathetic can you get? Not you, GamingFeud, just people that think this way.

Fanboys are a plague on gaming. Fanboys are the only ones that care about making stuff exclusive. And the only reason they care is so they can rub it in the faces of other gamers.
Mr Tretton  +   660d ago
There is just as much console piracy. GTAV will be insanely pirated on console.

And because of the common architecture of the next gen consoles, console piracy will hit an all time high like never before.

Console fanboys (not console players, FANBOYS) are just jealous at hearing PC players talk about how they hope/can't wait for this game to come to PC. Losers.
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Snookies12  +   660d ago
Completely agree! This is crap! I'm buying this for console, but I DEFINITELY want a PC version in the future. Mods are crazy fun with GTA games, this is garbage even though it'll never be taken seriously. -_-
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wannabe gamer  +   660d ago
I say PC gamers start a petition to keep GTA away from consoles since GTA started on PC. harhar sarcasm btw
fenome  +   660d ago
Haters, plain and simple. Trying to get something not released on something that doesn't even affect you. F*kin joke. I don't even play on pc. But trying to stop something that could ultimately benefit the people that make the game and possibly push it to the next level.. dumb. Userbase, as in anyone that buys the damn game helps the people making the game. They make money they find ways to progress. I've never played games on PC, never will, so this doesn't affect me outright it just pisses me off. Fanboyism is actually starting to get detrimental to the industry it makes no sense to me..
Khajiit86  +   660d ago
I do not like how pc gamers always brag but I do not wish this on my worst enemy.
aquamala  +   660d ago
only 32 people signed, nothing to see here
wishingW3L  +   660d ago
have you guys seen the petition? It's obviously a joke....

showtimefolks  +   660d ago
If GTA5 comes to PC than you can pretty much guarantee that it will come to ps4/xbox one. I believe it is coming to next gen consoles so it will come to PC

why would you want to block a PC version of GTA5? think of all the mods for GTA5
Fil101  +   660d ago
Lol yeah what a joke as if rockstar ain't gonna release GTAV on PC and anyone that think different is deluded, ie: the people that have signed this laughable petition.
B-radical  +   660d ago
They clearly dont want pc to mod the game and make it looks even better
yeahokchief  +   660d ago
I'm all for whatever makes Rockstar the most money. They've stuck by their fans doing excellent jobs on every game they've put out. I don't care who enjoys it.

Got my GTA V Collectors Edition Preordered for next Tuesday and I'm ready to go.
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Red_Devilz  +   660d ago

Looks like it is a new use of term "Fanboy" - anyone who speaks logically to make you look dumb and leave you with absolutely no intelligent reply than name calling.

Well, I am proud to be a Playstation Fanboy. At least I don't have to look dumb while explaining my choices.
0ut1awed  +   660d ago
And yet if the PC version was created console gamers would more than likely have a xbox1/ps4 version since the architecture is so similar.

"Gamers wanting to hurt themselves while hurting other gamers" should really be the title of this article.
phosphor112  +   660d ago
Seriously. "I don't want others to enjoy this awesome game! GRR!"


Peoples be crazy.
WarThunder  +   660d ago
with 1,120 supporters?

Really? wtf is wrong with people? i want the PC version.
Pro Racer  +   660d ago
Ignorant haters
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   659d ago
if they dont release a pc version im gonna pirate it.
ThatEnglishDude  +   660d ago
Because ya know, piracy only exists within the PC platform.

...Can't see this getting many signatures.
matgrowcott  +   660d ago
I took it less literally than that. I thought he meant more along the lines of "so that PC gamers stop taking console exclusive games. Why can't they just make their own?"

Which would just be hilarious if true.
NarooN  +   660d ago
There will be tons of 360 torrents and some PS3 torrents of this very game available around the time the game launches. Dunno why the myth that piracy is only on PC still exists.
HammadTheBeast  +   660d ago
It's stupid hard to get games on PS3 pirated anymore, Blu-ray itself is a hassle, along with constant patching, wiping, etc.

Not to mention it's near impossible to go online.

There will be copies, as with other major SP games like Skyrim, but not many.
wannabe gamer  +   660d ago
for 360 yes since its super easy to pirate for. PS3 not so much.
ThatEnglishDude  +   660d ago
I expect the game to be leaked before official release, to be honest.
Feralkitsune  +   660d ago
@Hammed, can't you just FTP the games right to your harddrive on PS3? Don't need to even use disc.
aquamala  +   660d ago
PS3 and 360 games are pirated less because it's hard to do, it's not like these console owners don't steal because they are against piracy.

plenty of pirated Wii, PSP, PS1, Dreamcast games out there.
SniperControl  +   659d ago

No, PS3 uses the fat32 hdd file system which only allows 4gb file allocations (even though you may have a 1tb hdd). As most games are over 4gb, they wont fit on the fat32 hdd.
Unfortunately, the hdd cant be re-formated to NTSF as the PS3 wont recognise it.
CaptainYesterday  +   660d ago
But why?! Everyone should be able to play this game I'm still hoping it will come out for Wii U so the Wii U owners can enjoy it too!
Fireseed  +   660d ago
Take a look at the Devil May Cry 4 petitions and you may understand how stupid people need to be in order to do this stuff.
Studio-YaMi  +   660d ago
The petition is made by a troll,it has been confirmed.

Wouldn't take it seriously at all.
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ExCest  +   660d ago
nooneknows  +   660d ago
That's just screwed up.

I feel bad for those PC players, they should be getting the game also.
Seafort  +   660d ago
I am a PC gamer but I'm having to buy GTA5 for my PS3 instead.

It's the only way to play it in a reasonable time frame before everything is leaked about it as Rockstar are taking their sweet ass time announcing the PC version as usual :)

I won't be buying the PC version when it comes out now though. They got my money. Not spending another penny on the game if Rockstar can't be arsed.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   660d ago
That is downright stupid. You wan't to punish the many because a few people pirate videogames? Where is the logic in that? How can you teach people a lesson if they don't do anything bad in the first place? They shouldn't be represented by a tiny minority of pc gamers.

It's the same as saying "videogames are evil, ban them!" just because a handful of people who just so happen to play videogames kill people.
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YNWA96  +   660d ago
Its a hell of a lot more than a few Lukas
Lukas_Japonicus  +   660d ago
Compared to the amount of people who DON'T pirate games, i think its safe to say a few.
Megaton  +   660d ago
If everyone were pirating games on PC, it wouldn't be the platform that generates the majority of EA and Activision's revenue every year. Nor would Valve be doubling their profits year after year through Steam. Piracy is all too often the scapegoat of devs who made a bad game or otherwise screwed up their launch on PC.
starchild  +   660d ago
Damn well said, Megaton.

The PC generated 20 billion dollars last year in revenue. That's more than any single console. The figure speaks for itself.

And there is plenty of piracy on the 360 and PS3.

I think the console dweeb that started this petition wasn't talking about piracy anyway. It seems he believes that when the PC gets a game that was previously only available on consoles it means the PC 'stole' that game. I'm sure it doesn't bother him when the consoles get a game that was previously exclusive to the PC.

Hypocrisy, bias, irrationality and tribalism-based hate-mongering are the hallmarks of a fanboy.
pandehz  +   660d ago
Bad game devs tell their publishers and publishers tell their bosses that it was' Piracy that crashed our game.'

LOL you will not see this happening with a good game. Just excuses from devs who make bad games or shitty ports.
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JsonHenry  +   660d ago
Jelly of the MODs, that is why. :)
IVanSpinal   660d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
Software_Lover  +   660d ago
But.......... GTA started on PC?
ShaunCameron  +   660d ago
But GTA generated more revenue and made its name on consoles?
Seafort  +   660d ago
You wouldn't have a GTA game if it hadn't done well on PC first though.

The same with Call of Duty :)

You call all of us pirates and pc elitist but most of your best selling games started out as PC exclusives.

You should be thanking us not making petitions to stop us from playing the games consoles gamers take for granted!
Software_Lover  +   660d ago
No, GTA 3 made it's own name. If the game had been released on PC only it would have still been popular because there was nothing like it. It had nothing to do with Sony or Microsoft.

GTA 3 probably sold more ps2's when it came out than any other game released since. The ps2 did not sell GTA 3.
FlameHawk  +   660d ago
Lol they have brought all the previous GTA games to PC and why would they listen to some nobody?
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matgrowcott  +   660d ago
Refresh. There was a linking confusion.
FlameHawk  +   660d ago
Yeah noticed it, it was hard to find the hyperlinks.
KwietStorm  +   660d ago
Correction: a group of nobodies
vivid83  +   660d ago
this is just pathetic why would anyone want to rob pc gamers of playing this masterpiece ? people need to get a life
SniperControl  +   660d ago
Wow, douche bags.
Axonometri  +   660d ago
It is 100% understandable why they would want to prevent stealing PC versions of this or any game. But this was not thought out at all. You are going to punish those that purchase their game on PC and really want it on their platform?

I have the game Pre-ordered on PS3.
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warewolfSS  +   660d ago
Why did you need to throw that last part in?

Honest question.
Axonometri  +   660d ago
Because I was able to buy the game. Regardless of it coming to PC or not.
waltercross  +   660d ago
I First thought It was a Petition to bring it TO PC soon, now that I look closer this is just DUMB. I Petition the Petitioner to change it!.
pwnsause_returns  +   660d ago
wow...there are stupid people in this world afterall...
Axonometri  +   660d ago
It took you this long to realize that? Where you been living?
pwnsause_returns  +   660d ago
engineering school :/
Axonometri  +   660d ago
Excuse validated. Carry on.
mixelon  +   660d ago
You're on n4g! That should've become clear immediately.
steve30x  +   660d ago
I cant see many people supporting this. He should get in touch with reality though. I could show him a few websites with console torrents and thousands of people download the torrents.
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BludoDaSmelly  +   660d ago
bromtown  +   660d ago
Idiots. I mean, not that Rockstar will pay any attention to this, nor should they but the morons who sign this may as well call it "Petition to make Rockstar broke by removing a third revenue stream".

There needs to be an IQ test before you let people go on the internet.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   660d ago
Are you serious? That's ridiculous.
BattleTorn  +   660d ago
No worries PC gamers, the petition will lose all momentum by next Tuesday :P
Gamingsince75   660d ago | Spam
mafiahajeri  +   660d ago
Stupid, let the PC gamers get the game, their mods are hilarious too watch. It would be a waste. What the hell I'm I saying! It's not like R* are going to listen to these losers...
EXVirtual  +   660d ago
Yeah. That being said, it's an overreaction but it's for a reason. PC elitists constantly put down console gamers and console gamers get angry and this crap happens. It's pathetic from both sides really.
A1r80rn3  +   655d ago
Then maybe, instead of standing in tacit agreement of the practice, you shouldn't show it any support? Surely this is logical. Don't say that something's pathetic and then empathize with it.

Also, don't generalise. There are stupid numbers of console elitists and fanboys, just as there are numbers of outspoken PC elitists. I've seen more instances where a console gamer has instigated an argument by being obnoxious, insulting or just telling outright lies about PC and console gaming than i have PC elitists trashing console gamers.
Bathyj  +   660d ago
*Facepalm and a sigh*
soultecc  +   660d ago
this person is soooooooooo dumb. we need a petition to get him banished from the galaxy.
SaxScrotumz  +   660d ago
where do I sign?
SoulSercher620  +   660d ago
I'm not even a PC gamer and I think this is the dumbest thing in the history of gaming.
Goro  +   660d ago
Signed :) Don't want all these PC players modding the game.
steve30x  +   660d ago
OMG They might bring out mods that you will never use. How dare they.
mixelon  +   660d ago
Eerrrr.. Why the hell not? R* are supportive of all the modding and extra longevity it gives their games. GTA4 mods are popular and do nobody any harm.

You know modders will make the PC version eventually look insanely nice years down the line too.
exfatal  +   660d ago
Man people are seriously trying to make a petition to take away someones oppertuinity to enjoy the same game as yourself? seriously guys take that in... thats not cool.

goes to show you, people will make a petition for anything these days
warewolfSS  +   660d ago
Playstation fanboys at their best. Lord knows they always start the dumbest sh*t
Angeljuice  +   660d ago
You be trolling, that's bad for your bubbles mister.
Imalwaysright  +   660d ago
Says the guy that said the dumbest shit on this thread!
kingmushroom  +   660d ago
I'll sign it in a heart beat, Maybe that will put these PC fan-boys in their place and can finally shut up a bout how powerful their PCs are because omg no one CARES!!!
Are_The_MaDNess  +   660d ago
havent changed i see........sigh
porkChop  +   660d ago
How about this, why don't you just piss off.
mixelon  +   660d ago
You obviously DO care. Or you wouldn't be so bitter about it.

Let the PC guys enjoy their hardware superiority (for now?), every platform has its strengths and weaknesses, but their copies of multi plats do tend to embarrass everyone else's.
kingmushroom  +   660d ago
wow you guys get so but hurt about this.
Trago1337  +   660d ago
That is the saddest thing I've ever seen. Why limit the number of platforms a MULTIPLATFORM game is on? Bunch of console fanboys.
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