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Old 04-26-2008   #1
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Exclamation Taking the plunge - Buying a PS3 with GTA 4

After seeing all these screens and videos, it was too hard to refuse.

I'm a PC user and cannot wait a year for this game. I live in the UK, does this deal look decent price wise?

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStatio...V/Product.html

I guess I will lose about 3 months of my life, which is not good being a 28 year old, but hey, it has to be done.

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get a £150 xbox if your worried about price, u get DLC to top it off
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I don't know much about US -> UK currency, but that seems like a great deal considering that it's only £10 more than a PS3 by itself.
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I don't know much about US -> UK currency, but that seems like a great deal considering that it's only 10 more than a PS3 by itself.
It's $467 USD, so I reckon that's a good price, is the shipping free though?
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Yeh man thas a gd offer do it. Five out of seven of my friends who have xboxs have ones which scratch discs, same with mine. I'm glad I won it and didnt pay for it. get the ps3.
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Save yourself £100:

Get this instead.
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yeah the PS3 with GTAIV is a good deal, esoecially from play... free shipping.

and by the way according to recent news, you wouldent be waiting a year for GTAIV on PC, you would be waiting forever.


seeing as people are trying to force a 360 on to you, take a look at this from IGN

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For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud.

http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/869/869381p1.html (bottom of Page 5)
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yeah the PS3 with GTAIV is a good deal, esoecially from play... free shipping.

and by the way according to recent news, you wouldent be waiting a year for GTAIV on PC, you would be waiting forever.


seeing as people are trying to force a 360 on to you, take a look at this from IGN

Whats funny about the anti-aliasing, is that you wont see a damn difference unless you have 1080p HD TV.
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first review to mention that hmmmm.
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If you have any interest in online play though, get the Xbox 360 version. Pretty much everyone online has a headset, which makes a huge difference. I think communication in this game is going to be something very important.

There isn't really an "official" PS3 headset and they certainly don't bundle them with consoles, so no one really uses voice chat on PS3. It's a big disappointment really. Also remember there are many millions more users of Xbox Live than there are of PlayStation Network, although Xbox Live will cost you £39.99 per year. You get a month's free trial in the box with GTA IV.
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If you have any interest in online play though, get the Xbox 360 version. Pretty much everyone online has a headset, which makes a huge difference. I think communication in this game is going to be something very important.

There isn't really an "official" PS3 headset and they certainly don't bundle them with consoles, so no one really uses voice chat on PS3. It's a big disappointment really. Also remember there are many millions more users of Xbox Live than there are of PlayStation Network, although Xbox Live will cost you 39.99 per year. You get a month's free trial in the box with GTA IV.
On PSN everyone that is serious about gaming has a headset, on xbox360 all the little kids have headsets. I much prefer not everybody having a headset. And it's not like you need millions of players to play a game.

Anyway, he's got enough to read about xbox360 vs PS3 so let's not turn this in another one of those threads.

Whatever system you get, you won't regret it.
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On PSN everyone that is serious about gaming has a headset, on xbox360 all the little kids have headsets. I much prefer not everybody having a headset. And it's not like you need millions of players to play a game.

Anyway, he's got enough to read about xbox360 vs PS3 so let's not turn this in another one of those threads.

Whatever system you get, you won't regret it.
Saints Row had to be the worst, even I know this off of youtube videos, except they didn't have to be little kids to be annoying.


But there will always be an annoying screaming little kid; No matter what console you end up getting, there just seems to be less on PS Network. I know this as a fact when I used to play Resistance Fall of Man, well atleast most of the people I played with were mature, but there will be a little kid screaming on the mic no matter what console, not much can stop this.. we can't control who buys the game or not, only their mums can
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On PSN everyone that is serious about gaming has a headset, on xbox360 all the little kids have headsets. I much prefer not everybody having a headset. And it's not like you need millions of players to play a game.

Anyway, he's got enough to read about xbox360 vs PS3 so let's not turn this in another one of those threads.

Whatever system you get, you won't regret it.
I'd like to thank you, you have made the worst post in the history of this forum. It's really a feat when you can make a post that is considered "the worst ever" so congratulations to you sir.
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I'd like to thank you, you have made the worst post in the history of this forum. It's really a feat when you can make a post that is considered "the worst ever" so congratulations to you sir.
He does have a point though. Why do you think it's the worst post ever?
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He does have a point though. Why do you think it's the worst post ever?
He is clearly is trying to subtlety put his fanboy "agenda" in his posts. Second of all, he grossly over exaggerates the amount of children and he forgets there is "mute feature" He makes it sound like only the elite who are in MLG and to regular Gamebattles tournaments have a mic. He also makes it sound like there is a complete absence of children on PSN.
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