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PostSubject: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:28 am

Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?

Move over, Master Chief. There's a new blockbuster on the block, one that's armed, dangerous and ready to steal the spotlight once and for all.

According to industry insiders, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV is poised to make Microsoft's Halo 3 look like a small-time crook when it hits stores on April 29th. Analysts expect the free-roaming crime drama to generate over $400 million in its opening week alone.

How big is that exactly? When it comes to video games, it's unrivaled, about a hundred million more than Halo 3 and closing in on the top film opening ever, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The Johnny Depp swashbuckler pulled in $401 million in its opening six-day salvo.

And just like Jack Sparrow, retailers are bracing for the storm. Game stores like Gamestop and EB Games as well as major electronics chains Wal-Mart and Best Buy will be holding midnight madness events to cash in on the buzz,. For the truly dedicated, Game Crazy stores are hosting the Extreme GTA IV Experience at 10 locations nationwide. Show up and you might walk off with an exclusive GTA IV Xbox 360 faceplate, so keep the car running for a safe getaway.

The U.S. isn't the only country going gaga for GTA. Massive pre-sell orders have already pushed retailers in the UK to stop taking any more for fear of running out of product before launch day -- but interestingly, that might be Microsoft's fault. To ensure that consumers will opt for the Xbox 360 version over the PS3 version, the hardware manufacturer has stated that their marketing support for GTA IV will be just as big as the epic blitz for Halo 3.

Rockstar, meanwhile, considers this kind of hype old hat. The last Grand Theft Auto game, GTA: San Andreas, is still the best-selling video game in the United States, with over eight and a half million copies sold stateside and over 21 million worldwide.

However, the embattled company has recently had its hands full turning back a takeover bid from competing software giant Electronic Arts, who have aggressively pursued Rockstar's parent company, Take 2 Interactive. Following disappointing sales for their last few releases (including controversial action game Manhunt 2), the company is effectively pinning its future on the success of GTA IV.
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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:48 am

I would love to have GTAIV but it's only on the latest consoles and would probably require some pretty high requirements for the PC.

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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:05 am

Some say that Mafia 2 pose a big threat to GTA IV. I am not a big GTA fan so I'm hoping for Mafias comback.
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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:30 am

I don't play GTA too, but everybody say that a new revolution is about to begin after this game!

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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:44 am

I'd like to see what's so revolutionary about it then.
Have they set a release date on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:24 am

I think it had released in the last few days or it'll be released in the next few days.
I just know that the release month is April 2008.

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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Thu May 01, 2008 8:22 am

Hmm...Where I live, the release is later than that. Scandinavias biggest gaming magazine Game Reactor, haven't written a review yet...or maybe they are now...
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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Thu May 01, 2008 3:36 pm

it should be since thats the game everyone talks about...
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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Fri May 02, 2008 4:44 am

I think I can remember a trailer for it...

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PostSubject: Re: Will GTA IV Be The Biggest Game Ever?   Mon May 05, 2008 3:20 am

One of my friends bought it and he says it's great! I can't wait to play it! farao

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