GTA IV Media Embargo Destroys Consumer Choice

Why can't we see GTA IV videos before the game comes out? Don't consumers deserve to see what they're getting and compare the 360 and PS3 versions before making a purchasing decision? Well, one writer from Sarcastic Gamer agrees.

From the article: "We can sit around and debate semantics all day long over whether "warmth" is better or worse than "clinical," but in the end, it drives home the fact that I hate, hate, hate media embargoes that last up until release day. Now, more than ever, I want to read multiple hands-on reports comparing the two versions of the game, so I can make my purchasing decision."

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Jandre023886d ago

Nerds are the biggest cry babys in the world. Get the fck over it.

Drekken3886d ago

lol. Seems they get whinier everyday!

-EvoAnubis-3886d ago

I'm approving it, just to show how little research some people do. The embargo on reviews ends on Sunday, not on launch day.

GamerSigma3886d ago

There's not one factual mistake in the article? the writer didn't say that the embargo lasted past sunday. He merely expressed his dissatisfaction that the emargo was in effect right now, when he wants to get more info about the game. I think you need to rethink that one.

-EvoAnubis-3886d ago (Edited 3886d ago )

Quoted from the article:

"Objectively, I think “warmer” is BETTER than “clinical”, but I guess that’s their problem, not mine… they’re still controlling the media (for six more days.)"

Notice the part in parenthesis. Six more days? Now, maybe my understanding of the calendar is inaccurate, but I'm almost certain that six days from today (Wednesday) would be Tuesday, which if every gaming publication/website in the world is to be believed, is the launch day for GTA4.

So, they're saying that reviews are embargoed until then, and that is incorrect.

My position stands.

Edit: Well, so it has. Now it says, "for a few more days." Issue resolved.

GamerSigma3886d ago

Looks like you weren't the only one who noticed. The article got changed...

jadenkorri3886d ago

first off, i haven't seen any gameplay, im getting ps3 version since i own a ps3...i don;t want to read peoples reviews or see videos, i want the full experience when i insert the disc, don;t want to see spoilers or intro, its better that way, just like a movie, would you want me to blab my mouth off about the movie your just about to see...i mean seriously how pissed would you have been if standing in line to watch Star Wars Episode 5 Empire Strikes Back back in the 70's and some guy come's out and blabs that Vader is Lukes father..... i know i would of been pissed...he prob wouldn't survive the crowd anyways...

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Silellak3886d ago

Want to know which version to buy?

It's easy:

poopsack3886d ago (Edited 3886d ago )

Nice one but it should let you pick between in game dlc or home dlc. I bet you went right>> all the way didnt you Silellak?

PS why do non multiplayer lovers go to PS3? Its the same MP people!

Edit" K, thanks for the clarification.

Silellak3886d ago (Edited 3886d ago )

I made it, because I got really bored at work yesterday. Oh, and to clarify, the non-MP lovers don't go to PS3, they move to the next question of "Which controller do you prefer?" Sorry for the confusing lines :P

And yeah, I'm getting the 360 version, because I own a 360 and not a PS3, so it wasn't really a difficult choice. Also, nearly all my friends have 360's and not PS3's, so if I want to play online with people I know, 360 it is.

I don't really consider the Home content equal to the 360 DLC, but I guess some people might.

My point is that the version you buy is based on more subjective things like "Which controller do *I* like more" and "where are *my* friends going to be playing" rather than "Version A is BETTER than Version B."

sonarus3886d ago

Buy the ps3 version folks. 360 version is too clinical and we all know rockstar loves warmth

jke823886d ago

houser said himself they are not trying to fuel this fanboy war besides minute graphical differences they are the same, people buy the one you like the most, if that doesnt work...flip a coin couldnt be more appropriate....or as popular as this game is buy the one you can get a hold of at all on launch day (or through the week/month probably)because im sure it will fly off shelves in any case ps3/360/wii/n64 whatever system it would be for

++more bubbles silellak

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GamerSigma3886d ago

Hopefully you'll get banned for that name as soon as possible.

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PSMonster213885d ago (Edited 3885d ago )

GTFO out of here you blue collared, racist, piece of trash. You need to find a fücking life you fat @ss pedophile.

DomUltra3885d ago (Edited 3885d ago )

While we don't know if Getpwned is fat, we sure do know he's a pedophile.

Also, yeah your probably gonna have that account banned.

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power of Green 3886d ago

Home will be out in mid 2009?. lol

sammy_mantra3886d ago


They have made US a bankrupt state

Ali_The_Brit3886d ago

POG, for your lately sensible and none fanboyish behavour. a little sighn of respect from me, no really ul like this-
Yes We Can,

PSMonster213885d ago

We all know you wouldnt like Obama, RealTimeRacist.

RealTimeWeaponChange3885d ago

Nazi'm, of course republicans suck. Both sides are controlled by the New World Order Elite. The Bilderberg Group and CFR. f*cking moron. Both democrats and republicans suck. and anyone who says differently is a piece of sh1t.

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