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GTA IV PC first details and screenshots

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 12:18 PM MDT | By Slim Trashman
IGN has got their first look at the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV at the Leipzig Games Convention. Here's a a few details we've gathered from the article.
  • Support for both gamepad and keyboard/mouse play.
  • More multiplayer features such as search filters to find your ideal match; more player slots for matches (console is capped at 16).
  • Sharper graphics; the maximum supported screen resolution is 2560x1600.
  • 30 seconds replays will return for both single and multiplayers.
  • The game will feature a montage video editor where you can add different filters and transitions. From there you will be able to upload it to the Rockstar Games Social Club where it can be viewed by all.
  • Fingerless gloves are featured in this screenshot, hopefully to be included in the final build.

Ten screenshots have also been revealed, which are all located on our new GTA IV PC screenshot gallery as well:

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*TomeR*
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Registered: Jul 2008
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Hell! it's gonna be EPIC!
08-20-2008 12:46 PM
T-Virus
Obscured By Clouds

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Posts: 1,403
finally!! fingerless gloves!!...
08-20-2008 12:52 PM
Mikeya963
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Registered: Aug 2008
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gah my xbox 360 just died but i can always get this
08-20-2008 01:05 PM
jaybay20000
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Registered: Mar 2008
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hopefuly everythin that didnt make it in the console games will be on the PC version
08-20-2008 01:24 PM
rcguy150
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Sweet. The longer wait will totally be worth it! I'm so glad I don't own a sub-par console.

[ post edited 08-21-2008 02:38 PM by rcguy150 ]
08-20-2008 03:44 PM
Slim Trashman
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The latest consoles are anything but shitty :p
08-20-2008 04:00 PM
haitianKNIVES
Formaly cosmic

Registered: Apr 2008
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I hope my PC can handle this
08-20-2008 04:55 PM
Nite
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I love the graphics on the PC version screenshots, it doesn't have that Gloomy look like console does, alot more clearer.
08-20-2008 06:02 PM
Shadow Conception
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Looks so much better than the console version. Hope it's not too heavy on requirements, though.
08-20-2008 06:49 PM
Nite
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Yea me too Scon, Hope my AMD 4200+ dual core, 2GB DDR, and 320MB 8800 GTS is enough for it
08-20-2008 08:33 PM
WheresMalik
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Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 101
Man, it's amazing what people will tell themselves just so they can wait for a video game. I always thought PC gamers were more mature, but I guess I was wholly wrong.

Shitty console? Much clearer graphics? Gloomy console versions?

What? I think you all know just as well as I do that the console versions look amazing and the only real difference I can see is in the trees, where they look more tree-like, which is a plus, not a savior, and the draw distance is improved in some of the screen shots but looks the same in others.

Your computers were, more than likely, more expensive than the console so I don't get it? My PS3 was 600 bucks, and it plays all the games great. My PC was 700 but I don't have a video card so some games look like crap. If I were to buy a video card it would be even MORE expensive then buying the console and the game.

Tsk, tsk, tsk people....

[ post edited 08-21-2008 02:41 AM by WheresMalik ]
08-21-2008 02:38 AM
MisterBlanco
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^^ good post!

haha Suck on that raisin potato PC fans.
08-21-2008 08:41 AM
rcguy150
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Well, computers can also do a hell of a lot more things than run video games. Plus, you can upgrade them and keep them up-to-date unlike a console. Sorry if you were offended by my post, but i'm just basically saying "in your face!" to those console gamers who, only a couple of months back, were trying to tell us there would be no PC version, and just bashing the PC gaming community in general.
08-21-2008 10:11 AM
andi01
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Registered: Apr 2008
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Ok there! With a PC you can do alought more stuff when you buy a good computer FROM THE START! you dont have to upgrade also you dont have to buy a 600$ PS3 just to play games when you can buy it for pc with out wasting 600 bucks!


So the tsk is on you my friend.
08-21-2008 01:18 PM
masteratt
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Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 464
lol what's the deal with fingerless gloves? Why does everyone go nuts over them :S

You hardly notice his hands anyway during gameplay.
08-21-2008 02:25 PM
WheresMalik
Please and Hate Yourself

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 101
It really isn't on me, yet. Despite the fact that computers can do many more things than JUST play video games, that fact I do concede, it was the simple fact that you people are trying to say the console version is crap for what reason? That's right, there is no reason except your own inability to see that both versions will, when it comes down to it, probably look just the same.

Sure, the PC version will have extra goodies and whatnot, which is freaking awesome, granted, but I just think it's pathetic how you PC guys are trying to take a crap on the console version just because you can't afford one. Or just didn't want to buy one.

What would have happened if there had never been a PC version? Oh, that's right, you'd still be saying how AMAZING the graphics look and how BADLY you want to be able to afford a console to play it on. That's what I thought.

Tsk, tsk, tsk, Andi.
08-21-2008 02:30 PM
rcguy150
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I hate starting a flame fest, but no, that isn't how it would be. PC gamers purchase a PC version over the console version because they prefer playing it with the mouse and keyboard over an analog controller. Not only that, but the PC version supports modifications, which the console doesn't.

Now, about not affording a console, my rig has a pricetag of about $800, which is more than any console, so its not the fact I couldnt afford a console; it's simply I would rather spend $800 on something I can do much more with, and have a wider selection of games. the consoles themselves may not be sub-par alone, but when in comparison to a high-end PC, that is usually the case. The probelm with these consoles is that in a few years, their graphics will be dated, and companies will cease releasing games for them.

[ post edited 08-21-2008 02:45 PM by rcguy150 ]
08-21-2008 02:37 PM
WheresMalik
Please and Hate Yourself

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 101
As is shown by those screen shots right? Which look so much better than their console equivalent, people are gladly saying that the consoles are shitty (oh, I'm sorry, it's sub-par now).

Really. The love of it all.
08-21-2008 02:41 PM
rcguy150
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I figured 'sub-par' would make less people bitch and whine =D
08-21-2008 02:47 PM
Father Time
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"The probelm with these consoles is that in a few years, their graphics will be dated, and companies will cease releasing games for them."

You honestly think that? You honestly think EA, Activision, Rockstar EVERYONE (with the exception of Nintendo) will stop relasing games for them? Do you really think all the guys who make only console games will learn to do tricks on a PC and convert to only PC in a few years?

What's your rationale ... that the graphics will be dated? Yes because every gamer out there is a graphics whore who will immediately stop buying if they can't get the newest and greatest eye candy. Just like they did when the PS2 was outdated.

[ post edited 08-21-2008 06:48 PM by Father Time ]
08-21-2008 06:33 PM
autofury
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@andi01: Yes, you don't pay $400 for a PS3, you pay $1000 for a PC that will work just as well as a console on a game like GTA4!!!

I also don't see the difference in the screenshots between console and PC. Keep in mind not everyone has $500 to waste away every year to keep their PC up to date with many games. I bought a console to play games that currently don't work on my $950 four year old PC.
08-23-2008 02:08 PM
Mikeya963
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Registered: Aug 2008
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I don't know, it looks like the textures just got worse. But it's still in the making so I'm hoping for the best :).
08-24-2008 12:01 AM
dokujitsu
GTA addict since 2001

Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 327
Bring on the console updates and DLC plz...! I'm a little jealous of the PC version now!
08-24-2008 08:58 AM
samscam
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@Father Time: Yes, I believe that EA will stop releasing games for PS3 some time, just like they did with PS1 and are going to do with PS2.

@Autofury: Do these games work on your 4 year old console? (PS2, Xbox) Last time I checked, you couldn't play PS3 games on a PS2... Oh and, when your console gets outdated, you have to buy a whole new one, looking at the raising prices, it will cost you about $1000. But when your pc gets outdated, you only have to replace a/some part(s) wich will cost around $300.
08-27-2008 03:19 AM
 

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