Videogaming247 writes: Check this out. These are people racking up Achievements playing Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360. Chaps, the game's not out yet and everyone can see you? Just so you know.
these guys r gonna get it big time
Create a new local account on your Xbox360 if you just HAVE to play the game early... PLay the GTA IV early release (pirated or official...) until April 29, then start playing again with your regular gamertag. As much as Microsoft would like to make you think that it will ban your IP address, that's simply not possible, or fair due to multi-user households. So the most extreme action they can take is to discredit your gamertag.
The smart thing to do is just wait untill the game actualy releases.
this is the most stupidest thing ever.... what can rockstar do ? its not the gamers fault they got it early.... if a regular gamer that doesnt know shiet about the date and release suddenly call in at a local store asking if the game has arrived yet gets it earlier then its not his fault... Rockstar... if u sue them for braking the street date then ull get sued for being stupid...
Microsoft and these guys are gonna get it good
that calls for one of these
Love the Fullmetal...
seriously theres just 4days to go and they couldnt wait lol stupid idiots
I don't understand as to why its such a federal offense all of a sudden to play a game early if you manage to get a copy early. Can someone please explain this to me...?
Hitman_Legend...everyone knows the rules, and since it was very clear to retailers that they were not supposed to sell it early then how did these people get it? These people probably stole a copy or work at a store and picked one up early or they have a pirated version. Any of those instances is worthy of being banned.
BeaArthur, thanks for enlightening me, I forgot about there being a pirated version, and I hadn't realized this was a Halo 3 street date kind of thing.
Hitman_Legend...yeah, no problem. They were very adamant about the release date so it is likely that these people will face some repercussions.
which would be even smarter
If you unlock an achievement in a game, your xbox still logs the date that you unlocked it. Once someone decided to re-connect to Xbox Live, it would be seen that they had played the game early. The only way to get away with playing early is by using an alternate account.
Or you just delete your progress before logging back in. Plus I would think they're just looking for people online playing it now. I highly doubt they're going to go back, and check all the achievements after it's been officially released.
TO: Feihc Retsam 360's don't have an internal clock, so when an achievement is unlock offline, a date is not stamped. Your achievement will be shown unlocked but it doesn't say when it was unlocked. You have to be completely disconnected from online (Not connected to the internet) in order for this to happen. As for getting in trouble for buying or receiving this game early. There is nothing MS or RockStar can do to you as a customer, if this item was brought legally. The buyer can play this game when he/she feels like it. The issue is between MS/RockStar and the Retailer who sold the game earlier. Retailiers release games early all the time to customers who preordered. This should have been expected. The same thing happen to Halo3 and the samething will happen again when Gears of War2, Metal Gear4 and other high profile games being released later this year. You're not going to stop a damn from leaking, if you do no stop the wholes that is causing to leak.
they would still catch them man they cant run
this game is gona rock
Dealing with the gamers is like treating the symptoms of a disease instead of the disease itself. They should find out how these people got hold of the game in the first place and deal with that. Anyway, I don't see the big deal.
watch and cry
rofl what idiots. M$ will ban there accounts for this, i mean seriously if i got the game, the last thing id do is brag to the world about it, or try play online?!?! id make sure my PSN or XBL or whatever you get it on is offline and play the game single only
i'm playing online with this and i laugh at being banned enjoy your wait suckers, and on a side note the game i dont think is all that great not perfect score great as many reviews state, maby i was expecting too much , still a great game though well i'm off to play ha ha hah ahah ahahahah
I can't believe that there are that many dummies on the net this days. These are European accounts and Rockstar already knows that they have the game already. They have gotten it from legit dealers where the street date was just broken by the store. Learn to read better.
Or they got them from pirating, you won't know which one it is.
I got some game early b/c of retailer (Toys R Us), i think it was Assassin's, don't remember... but if a RETAILER sold it early, it's THEIR fault, not the consumer's IMHO. Besides, MP's gonna be a real drag when no one else has it...
you cannot be banned for playing games early and if i do get banned i'll just buy a new xbox and swap if for the banned one and return it, done it before and i'll do it again ,i hope i have the game cleared before the midnight launch here and i'll drive by all the people waiting and tell them how it ends ha ha ha that would be a classic
Why don't you just play offline? Anyhow hows the shooting, and combat systems this time around? edit: It's also good to see you admit it's not as good as it's made out to be. That is if you truly have it.
Fanboys are gay...It's pretty ballzie of you to come on here and admit that you have a modded Xbox. You'll be lucky if no one reports you.
N4G isn't tied to anybody's Xbox Live account. There's no way to tell if someone is lying or not when they post comments here. And even if "Fanboys are gay" is playing the game early, it's pretty unlikely that his n4g name is also his gamertag...
Feihc Retsam...I was talking about to Microsoft. I know no one on this site is going to do anything but someone could report him to Microsoft; since he so carelessly decided to admit it.
Go to whatever forums you frequently visit and make thread with a random non-related GTA title. When people check it out, have the first post filled with all the spoilers and the ending...they will love that. But do that after you get your ass kicked by the hungry mob waiting for GTA4
if i was scared of being banned i wouldnt have modded it in the first place, cant comment on shooting as i havent got a gun yet in the game, combat system when you lock on to an opponent you use A to counter a punch B to punch Y to use alternative attack or something usualy an uppercut, and X to kick, the new layout of the controles was though to get used to so i switched it to classic and that made things 10x better, lovin the radio statios there back in all their crazyness and classic is the station i play most old school hip hop and breaks and turntablism good sh*t
How's the driving ??? That's what I'm most worried about, looking at early gameplay vids the cars look like they have super soft suspension & dont handle very well... i hope this isnt true... Bubbles+ for your comment
Driving is bad. The cars have extra springs or something. Almost all cars i've jacked feel the same, cept for a sports car. But turning radius is big also no rumble when driving even on rough path or bumps. Sucks. Rest looks fine in my opinion hvn't played it for more than an hour or so.
I heard you can take off the lock on system so hopefully that applies to all aspects including combat. Lock on systems as the kiddies would say, "are for noobs."
driving was a b*tch till i changed the controlles the first car you get is a piece of crap and i wasnt feelin the driving till i put the buttons on classic after that it was all good, there is also handbreak cam , where when you do a massive handbreak it automaticly changes the camera view to a cinamatic one, the cars are very easy to flip when you clip a path or that and as in saints row if you crash head on chances are your going to take a nose dive through the windscreen, yea you can turn off the auto aim saw that in the options but in hand to hand combat i would reckon it stays on because if not locked on you dont get the option to kick and that
Thx for your comments. Bubbles+
Those guys ain't in trouble, they prob work at m$.
Those guys aren't in trouble, they prob work at m$.
Did u feel any rumble while driving? I dint, only thing rumbled wsa the cell phone when i put it into vibration mode. LOL i like the body out of windshield when u hit something hard.
If I bought a copy and a retailer sent it to me early, you damn better believe I'm playing it as soon as I get it. The publisher's beef is with the retailer, not me.
i wander why nobodys uploaded multiplayer footage...
If you got the game early, so what? I remember getting Ratchet & Clank: Future like 5 days before release date, and Sony didn't give a crap. Sales are sales.
Yeah - it all depends on how the publisher feels about it. Generally it's probably in their best interest not to make a big deal about it if it's just people playing legit copies early, but they probably need to go after the piracy.
Honestly I don't think anything will happen to those people out there playing GTA IV on Xbox Live. I for one had almost every new release before launch date & played them before Live. Never once encountered a problem. I had Cod 4, Halo 3 and many others. Cod 4 was the best the only people online and playing were the developers themselves and they had no problem with people having it early. Who knows maybe with GTA IV it will change.
if you flash the drive microsoft can't tell if it is a backup and thus cannot ban you. I played Halo 3 four player co-op all the way through on the internet a week before launch, and guess what i'm not banned yet. I'm freely doing the same with GTA4 and its fun as hell. Disagree all you want but i'm right and reaping the benefits. Although i must apologize for the condescending nature of this post i'm tired of people talking about what they don't understand.
say it with me kids..... BAN!!!!
You guys sound like a bunch of little kids talking about how these guys are going to get into trouble as if Microsoft knows who has a legitimate copy and who doesn't. Or has some legal method of punishment even if they did.
Actually there are some terms of agreement when you sign up for Xbox Live so if people are playing it online they do have some options for legal recourse.
Fair enough, but Microsoft would have to go out of their way to crack down on their own customers. That would require caring and effort, not to mention losing future sales from many of them.
...if they were sent their game early. This is the fault of the gamestores that broke the release date, not the gamers. If the users are pirates that is another issue altogether.
Hope these morons enjoy their banning.
why don't they just log out of xbox live or playstation network before they start playing...there was an article acouple days ago about how both microsoft and sony are helping rockstar find gamers that are playing GTA before 4/29...what ever, they deserve to play it if they went through the hassle of getting it early.
Looks like they might be starting to take them down on justin.tv Was fun while it lasted though, great preview for those who aren't worried about spoilers.
What's the big deal about breaking a street date, as long as the customers pay for it..?
I'm not your chap, buddy.
i'm not your buddy, guy
I work at a Gamestop. I looked at the distro with a gleam in my eye and my manager told me not to get anywhere near it... If any single one of us opened those boxes, we'd all lose our jobs.
I have a real copy of GTA 4, I paid the guy $100 to get it , it's the stores problem for releasing it early, not mine I just asked and they said ok..lol
are just plainly thick or have no patience
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