Submitted by locos85 2248d ago | news

GTA IV PC a buggy mess, Steam customers ask for refunds

It seems that the PC port of Grand Theft Auto IV is having some problems; the official forums are filled with people suffering from glitches, crashes, and graphical issues. Oh, my. How bad have things gotten? Gamers are reporting that Steam is actually offering refunds on a case-by-case basis. (Grand Theft Auto IV, PC)

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ElementX  +   2248d ago
Well, does Best Buy give refunds if you open a PC game and it's buggy? I don't believe you can get refunds for open merchandise. Because you are downloading a game from a service, there's nothing to "open", however I think that customers should be reading reviews and forums before they buy downloadable software.

I'm not sticking up for Rockstar, however their PC titles usually have issues from what I've read.
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Pennywise  +   2248d ago
I think games should work before going on sale. Call me old fashion.
WANNA GET HIGH  +   2248d ago
Its offical GTA4 is the most over hyped game EVER.First people who bought it on consoles did it was too downgraded and not as fun as GTA3 now PC games say its buggy.I might never buy a GTA game again.I think R* has gotten to arogant because millions of people buy GTA every time it comes out.If GTA5 is not like GTA3 i am not buying it.
killalot100  +   2248d ago
i agree
this reminds me of console gaming last gen. they had to have the game running as good as possible because there was no going back and none of that online patching crap. now most games release have some huge problem that needs to get patched right away and some times the patch makes things worser.
Perjoss  +   2248d ago
"I think games should work before going on sale. Call me old fashion."

I think the last game to do this was Tetris on the original Gameboy. Maybe more companies should follow blizzards example: finish working on a game, and then test it for like a year :)
kevnb  +   2248d ago
@ killalot100
there have been plenty of broken games since the atari days, atleast now they can patch them. I tend not to buy broken games though, and I tend not to remember them for all that long with the exception of a few games like Shaq Fu, ET, the first PS2 Tomb Raider etc...
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killalot100  +   2248d ago
i was planning on getting this game but going to wait like i do with most pc games. this is getting worser and worser. this is a story that doesnt get much news, i understand that there are so many pc configs that no pc is ever the same. when a pc game released i feel like i am a beta tester and its bull. this is one big reason why pirating is so bad and was one reason why i pirated bioshock because the pirated version was the most stable one. i bought bioshock on steam for it to just crash so i pirated. i hate pirating games and i dont do it no matter what now but come on can this problem with pc gaming get more attention.
WANNA GET HIGH  +   2248d ago
MGS4 says hi.That game was so polished its just insane.I did not have a single problem with the control and movement of snake,and the A.I was polished very well aswell.
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TheColbertinator  +   2248d ago
Well I am not buying it for PC.I have never enjoyed a GTA game on PC.I feel bad for those who wanted to get the definitive PC version
TheIneffableBob  +   2248d ago
It's really unfortunate since every other GTA for the PC has been pretty good. A little buggy, though the GTAs for the consoles were buggy too, but nowhere near as buggy as GTA IV.
locos85  +   2248d ago
GTA 4 is a huge disappointment. I hope GTA 5 brings me back to chaos happy days
kwyjibo  +   2248d ago
I disagree, but I can understand your point. The nod towards social realism that GTA IV offered was refreshing and bold, and I for one enjoyed it as did the majority of critics.

I can see that people just want some sandbox blasting. But you've got Saints Row, Crackdown and Just Cause to give you that. Isn't that enough?
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locos85  +   2248d ago
I was happy with the game until I had to start keeping up my social status with most of the characters in the game. It became work. Take Roman to the strip club, the other guy to the boats, girlfriend to a date. It felt like it got in the way of havng fun. Game was good but that is what ruined it for me.
kwyjibo  +   2248d ago
Yeah locos, actually agree with you on that bit. It's what annoyed me the most about San Andreas too, having to keep my muscle mass up and eat the right food etc.

If I wanted to play the Sims, I'd play the Sims.
THE_BATTLERAGER  +   2248d ago
You can't rest on your laurels, so why are they doing it. I might download a torrent file of this just to spite them, they don't deserve my money for this.

(A little OT) Good old valve giving us refunds, now THERE'S a developer.
Steam is a vision of the future, I buy all the PC games on there I can, and often don't bother if it isn't on steam. I love it!
strotee  +   2248d ago
A part of me is laughing inside. Rockstar needs their ego popped after the mediocrity that was GTA4 (remember all the bugs upon release of the console version).
Eiffel  +   2248d ago
Wow, what the hell Rockstar.
Theoneneo81  +   2248d ago
You know i went back to play this game on ps3 yesterday and i start to relaize that this is the Most Over Rated Game of the year when you look back at Metal Gear 4 and little big planet mirrors edge etc i still cant see how this game got 10s i can see 8's max but 10 was stretching, i was realy let down with this game
va_bank  +   2248d ago
Call me crazy, but...
I think the next GTA will be much better. Why? Because R* has received a much needed wake up call from Saints Row 2. I swear, I really didn't think that I would enjoy it, but now that I played it, I have to say that if SR2 had better graphics, GTA would lose it's crown for good.
infamous_27  +   2248d ago
is there cheats atleast?
Eiffel  +   2248d ago
Who needs cheats when no doubt trainers, mods, ect will be coming out.

that is if they fix this issue first.
theEnemy  +   2248d ago
GTA:IV BETA Now Available on Steam for only $49.99.

Get it while it's hot.
LONEWOLF231  +   2248d ago
so much for it being better than the console version.
Good thing is that at least Steam is refunding the money.

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