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Why GTA IV on PS3 is a "raw deal"

While GTA IV is looking like being a massive success for the PS3 (no surprise), the latest issue of P3Zine, the free PlayStation 3 magazine, asks whether PS3 owners have the right to feel a bit miffed by the PS3 version.

Firstly, it notes that there's no evidence that the PS3 version is superior to the Xbox 360 version. In all likelihood, there's not going to be room to put a piece of paper between the two versions graphically.

Secondly, the downloadable content. Yes, the game is going to be huge, but what fan isn't going to want the extra?

Thirdly, and bluntly, it's costing more in the UK to buy the PS3 version than the Xbox 360 version, for which there seems to be no justification.


You can download the whole magazine, with its feature on the best Only for PS3 games as well, or skip straight to the opinion piece on GTA IV here.

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gamesR4fun3767d ago (Edited 3767d ago )

I mean any reasonable guess is that the dlc will include a few new missions... Rocktar's calling it eposodic content so dont expect to get a new epic map. Tho I imagine some new skins will be included (new characters and cars at least hopefully)

Its not really a big loss thos considering the ps3 suporior reliable hardware. Free online thats got tons of dedicated servers so we can game lag free worldwide. And no one said we'd never see any dlc of our own...
Besides wich we all know ps3 has all the greatest exclusives this year...
RFOM2! KZ2! MSG4!! hopefully the new FF LBP and much much more...
All i see on the other box thats tempting is NG2 and it looks just like the last one but with a coat of paint and a few new weps... Gear2 wil b cool i hope but look at how glitchy the first one was if they push it even more will it b playable? And ill bet cash it wont hit this year.

yanikins1113767d ago

Reliability and future game line up are bigger selling points than dlc and 20 dollars. I already have a ps3 so its obvious which version i am getting, but if i was looking to get a "this gen" (its not "next gen" anymore imo) console, 20 bucks means nothing when compared to the question, "is it going to turn on?"

Plus i get to play it online with my mates, for free.

joydestroy3767d ago

Fable 2 is looking good as well.

the PS3 has a nice line-up, but the 360 has some good ones coming as well. that's why i own both though.

dan-boy3767d ago

he's just asking if you think that 360 version getting extra makes the ps3 version a raw deal! talking about "big exclusives" which aint even out, and could flop anyway is not needed...and then ofcourse the fail-safe rrod has to get mentioned!!lol a fanboys favourite!

bottom line, whether you want to admit it or not, HAVING THE CHOICE TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND ON WHAT WILL ALREADY BE AN EXTENSIVE GAME IS GOOD! i like it when poeple say that "no-one really finishes gta anyway" probably true, but you can bet that nearly everybody completes all the missions! it's the 100 hidden objects and some of the side quests that can be troublesome! gta is game that is hard to get 100% on.

when i play gta, i do missions for a couple of hours, get bored, cause havoc for an hour, then switch it off! it takes time, but i always finish everything that i can finish on gta!

gamesR4fun3767d ago

@1.2 ya f2 will be good hope it makes it this year. Tho ill wait for the pc version :D

1.3... All I can say is that given the choice between a little exclusive episodic content on the 360 and the likes of msg4 kz2 Rfom2 the new final fantasy (my bets on xmas) etc...

gaffyh3767d ago

Both versions cost THE SAME, I saw it in Game the other day for £39.99.

Also even if i got the 360 version, which i probably won't because the online isn't free, I wouldn't purchase the downloadable content. GTA4 is long enough, and eventually you will get sick of playing the pointless filler missions (which is probably what the DLC will be).

wow4u3766d ago

Figures, the very first comment is dead wrong. See, from every thing we *HAVE* been told is that you are wrong. Sorry.

*It will be bigger than a lot of people think. GTA3 Vice City and San Andreas were basically expansions of GTA3. Think of the DLC that way. We are talking major expansion for GTAIV

*No price has been discussed yet. It’s up to Rockstar on whether or not they will charge for it

http://www.thebitbag.com/20...

"Of course, to call games as vastly ambitious as Vice City or San Andreas mere 'expansion packs' seems childish, but nevertheless, the downloadable content (DLC) coming for the Xbox 360 version of IV has repositioned those games in just this way. DLC so far has meant the odd new car, jumper of bit of horse armour, but GTA IV is set to completely redefine the idea with expansions that are to GTA IV what Vice City or San Andreas were GTA III. Yes, Rockstar is clearly hinting at new downloadable cities; and the chances of them being London, Vice City or SA again are slim to none. So that's new as in brand new. GTA IV's Liberty City is the beginning. Think about that and be excited."

http://www.playthree.net/20...

ZeroXMD3766d ago

They wouldn't shaft the ps3 like that idiot. How many times has that been debunked, and with the 360 not having a standard HDD and most users only having the 20gig, it couldn't be like that. besides, the amount that it would be would be ridiculous, and you have to remember that VC and SA dwarfed 3 (not so much in VC tho), plus, GTA wouldn't be where it is at now without playstation. Period, end of story. Accept that it's just going to be, at most, 10-20 new missions and a few new vehicles.

Why you bots keep saying that is beyond reason.

The Daddy3766d ago

Well that's funny because a friend of mine is on their 3rd one and they lost all thier game saves twice (as the hard drives built in) !

Well I own both consoles and will be buying the 360 version for a few reasons:I want to chat online(not good on PS3),I have 7 friends PS3/66 360 and online is just better on 360 even if I do have to pay.

ProperFunked3766d ago

@the daddy
the PS3 HDD is replaceable. You can take it out from the side and put in a 250 gb hdd. The hdd is a laptop hdd. Youtube changing ps3 harddrive I'm sure you'll find vids.

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gamesR4fun3767d ago (Edited 3767d ago )

4 hours ago | By: n4user1 | Block
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you've seen the contract? no.

everything up till now says: no episodes for ps3.

live with it.

oh, btw, GT5P is a rip off demo and MGS4 looks like $hit.

Wish I could said it better but this is why 360 fanbois like you POG Geniuass deserve to get raped by Bill Gates rrod army.... See no ones not saying your not getting exclusive content but dont try to hype it into a whole new game... Lol That BS pm for calling you on your claims of SA sized maps... $hit you are as dumb as you look. Just keep rroding away and hold your ankles tight for ol billybob. And whatever you do dont buy a ps3 psn is better without you.

dale13767d ago

no price difference i can see just shop at the right places, as for dlc sony will get some think for home,don,t forget ps3 gets rockstars new game as an exclusive only, so hey new game or new level gta5 any one?now when was there next press release

ceedubya93767d ago

We won't even have a public beta available until the Fall. Who knows when the real thing will actually go Live for everyone. You can probably count on some new multiplayer modes/levels and what not though. But the 360 will probably get those too. Sure will be nice when Home finally comes out so that we can all see what its about.

Robearboy3767d ago

Issues is abit silly and straw clutching, it could happen to any game that is bought, not just GTA4. When cod4 was released people didnt take the hardware issues (online play can clock up just as many hours as you would be playing gta4) as a factor, they wanted the great game and bought it. End of the day if your console will RROD on you it will, no matter what game your playing. If you have a ps3 you get the ps3 version, if you have a 360 you get that version, if you have both you ask yourself, do i like this game enough to purchase the DLC (10 hours worth, longer than GOW, Heavenly sword, uncharted, cod4 single player), or do i want to stick to the controls i have come acustomed to, its really that simple

yanikins1113767d ago

Simply for the fact that i know people that i see in my day to day life who are buying ps3's for gta4, because of the rrod and other hardware failures. if no one i knew was affected by it and i was bringing it up it would be childish, but its a real problem for MS. Denying that only encourages them to put off fixing the problem.

DARK WITNESS3767d ago (Edited 3767d ago )

well , maybe where you are, but on the flip side i have three people in my office all getting 360's for this game. they are not worried about RROD.

if they want to worry about RROD then get a ps3 just for this then thats cool, but don't think eveyone is that worried about RROD. i don't know anyone thats worried about it affecting them playing gta4, other then the people on N4G saying they know people who are.

poos33767d ago

ps 3 games look liek crap ps3 games online is a joke ps3 games never get beta or dlc inc gta 4 ps3 games cost more than 360 games ps3 games are always a long long long way from being released ps3 games play like crap ps3 does not have good customer service ps3 is hard to develop for gimping most multiplatform game why is the ps3 still around ?

PSMonster213766d ago

Dude, you need to go back to school and learn how to make sense when you type and probably speak for that matter. Your pathetic. GET HELP!

PopEmUp3766d ago

are burning his house lol

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