A Christmas without GTA IV

If you haven't heard yet, Grand Theft Auto IV, one of 2007's most anticipated titles has been delayed in a big way--Rockstar has revealed that the game will be shipping in the second quarter of 2008.

What does the GTA delay mean for the holiday season pack? Games.net handicap the console war in light of this major shakeup. Who wins and who loses for this delay?

ShiftyLookingCow6140d ago (Edited 6140d ago )

imagine somewhere some teenage guy this christmas, all because of Rockstar


Caxtus7506140d ago

you have just found him! lol nice to meet you!

:( Halo 3 is all that will keep me warm now this winter.

(no 360 heat jokes)

Cosmo6140d ago

I'd say playstation far more than xbox, mainly because xbox has a very strong line up this coming holiday with mass effect, halo, Bioshock. As well as the cheaper price will probably contribute to better sales.

Sure playstation has a good line up, I just think the xbox is better for now. Next year will be a different story...

P.S. before you say I'm a fanboy I have a PS3 and this is one of the games I was looking forward to most

fury6140d ago (Edited 6140d ago )

...not the variety of games the PS3 has/will have. And before the people here say I am a PS3 fanboy, check out the image below. I love my X360 but i think in the long run the PS3 will have more and different games.

@ topic:
it's quite sad that gta iv has been delayed but i think i can wait. better late release than a early buggy release.

felidae6140d ago

I totally agree with you FuRy. I own both systems, and for me, the PS3 has more diversity in games.

I love them both, but the 360, i only own for shooters. That's my personal taste. I think everyone who is into PC-gaming will enjoy the 360 more than i do.

If you own a PS2, then you will probably purchase a PS3, because of game franchises like Ratchet & Clank, God of War, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid and so on. You won't find these type of games on the 360, that's for sure.

The Wii? Not for Mii!

fury6140d ago (Edited 6140d ago )

Yeah...haha...the Wii also not for Mii!
I had a Wii a few months ago, but i didn't see a reason to keep it (no games etc.), so it went to ebay. But i think I'll be sure to buy one again as soon games like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Brothers etc. are released. That are must-have-titles for me.

Batman776140d ago

I don't believe that GTA 4 is coming out fall of 2008

cloud3606140d ago

GTA games are crap anyway, only reason i bought San andreas iz coz my friends bought it. all i did was go around killing opeople.

other than that i only did 3 misssions

I think GTAIV wil not sell as well as San anddreas or other, this friend fried thing wont be there anymore

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Looking Back At 2008, An Unbelievably Incredible Year Of Video Game Releases

Huzaifa from eXputer: "2008 was home to the likes of Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Space, GTA 4, Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, and many other hits, which is outright remarkable."

ChasterMies31d ago

Some of these low paid video game “news” writers weren’t born before 2007.

just_looken31d ago

Here here

Those that were around before 2000's i am sure are like me that think we entered a world of non readers or those that follow without question.

I can not wait to see fallout 3 a goty game even though it was about water with non content until you add the dlc/updates then you got the performance/crashing

CrimsonWing6932d ago

I don’t think anything can compare to 2023

lucasnooker32d ago

1998 - the best year in gaming! Metal gear solid, crash bandicoot 3, medievil, half life, ocarina of time, thief, tenchu, resident evil 2, Spyro, tomb raider 3, oddworld abes exodus, banjo kazooie.

It was a different breed of a gaming era. You’ll never understand what it was like back then. The aura of gaming, it was different!

KyRo32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I second this. Gaming was a lot more varied and fun than it is today. I'm 35 so getting on compared to some here but I got to see all the changes from NES up to now but I've never felt so disappointed in any generation than I have this current gen. I was expecting more from this generation rather than prettier versions of games that came before it. Game mechanics have become so refined that alot of games feel the same and has done for a while now.

Maybe it's time to have a break for a while. I love gaming but I don't feel I get much fun in the traditional sense out of it anymore.

CrimsonWing6932d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2, Abe’s Exodus, and Ocarina of Time are the only things from that list that I liked.

Here’s the 2023 game releases that I personally liked… and big releases that I didn’t care for:

- Dead Space Remake
- Wo Long Dynatsy
- Resident Evil 4 Remake
- Diablo 4
- Fire Emblem Engage
- Hogwarts Legcay
- Street Fighter 6
- Hi-Fi Rush
- Like a Dragon: Ishin
- Octopath Traveler 2
- Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters
- Final Fanatsy XVI (actually ended up not liking this, but it was still a big deal release)
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
- Lies of P
- Mortal Kombat 1
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Starfield (Ended up hating this one, but big release)
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (I’m an old-school Zelda fan, but didn’t really enjoy this game)
- Alan Wake 2

I mean, honestly I’ve never seen a year of major IP releases like that, ever.

Profchaos32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Isn't it just a generational thing realistically.

I've been gaming since way back and I some of my favourite games go as far back as the late 80s for me each generation has a year or two of game changing releases one after another before an inevitable dry spell.

I kind of agree gaming had a different feel games hit different because we didn't have the internet nothing got spoiled and you really had to put in the effort to beat a puzzle which could set entire groups of people looking for a solution. But most importantly games were experimental and not as cookie cutter as today even basics like controls were not universal today r2 is shoot l2 is ads garunteed you can't deviate from that in a shooter back then it could of been square, R1 or R1 and circle nothing was standard.

But as time moves on a new generation picks up their controller they are going to be interested in different things that PS1 demo disc with the t Rex blew our primitive 16 bit brains back on launch but to kids today it's laughable.
The new gen of kids coming into to hobby seem to value different things to us there seems to be a huge focus on online play, streamers, gaming personalities, and social experiences, convience of digital downloads. To me I value none of that but that's ok like my parents not liking the band's I would listen to its just the natural cycle.

Gameseeker_Frampt31d ago

Just about every year in the 7th generation was great and something we most likely won't experience again.

2009 for example had Assassin's Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dragon Age: Origins, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Killzone 2, Borderlands, Bayonetta, and Demon's Souls to name a few.