Friday, April 25th, 2008
The Premier GTA IV Fansite Pre-Launch Party - Community News | @ 07:36 PM MDT | By Kodo
The time has come for GTAGaming to let its readers know that Kodo and Zidane were recently in New York experiencing GTA IV via invitation from Rockstar Games. The gathering of GTA premiere site webmasters lasted from Apr 21 through Apr 23, where we saw the Manhatten skyline from a penthouse while having free roam of GTA IV's story mode and multiplayer modes.
At about 7pm the group was sent upstairs of the hotel to the penthouse on the 20th floor. We walk inside and right at the door are Nate and Alison. They give us a brief talk about being lucky to be there and respecting Rockstar's wishes, in other words, a verbal Non Disclosure Agreement. They told us that unlike the journalists, we would be given a completely free reign over what we wanted to do in the game. After we agreed, a switch was hit and these white screens all lifted up in the center to reveal 10 big HD tvs hooked up to 6 PS3s and 4 360s and all were running GTA IV.

The guys invited were:Please head over to our GTA IV Premier Site Preview to read my account of the trip! Other GTA webmasters have published their accounts of the trip, too: Andy, Chris, Jordan, G-WizZ, Psy.
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Registered: May 2006
Posts: 98
Thats awesome. Congratulations.
04-25-2008 07:47 PM
First-hour Fanatic

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Posts: 274
Link = Fail.

:P Sorry Kodo.
I'm going to read the article now, just need to remove the 1 from URLbar.

[b]Dude, l love how you was like..

Well, f- my exams. I have waited 6 years for this opportunity, so I wasn't going to allow college to get in my way... [/b]

Shows true GTA spirit, haha.

[ post edited 04-25-2008 07:49 PM by ChiTheDesigner ]
04-25-2008 07:47 PM
Professional Dumbass

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Yeah, you must have clicked it in like the five seconds between me changing the link and me renaming the file :P
04-25-2008 07:49 PM
First-hour Fanatic

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Posts: 274
That's how you can tell I'm amped for this game. I'm even reading the entries made by Psy, Chris and all the others.

Good stuff they let Zidane and Kodo fly over though. It's a good pay after having your face kicked and punched like 50.000 times in SA, right Zidane? :P
04-25-2008 07:57 PM
Registered User

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So, did Zidane end up throwing anyone out a window?
04-25-2008 07:57 PM
Fiery depths of life

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That was an excellent read, very inspiring in a way lol

Nicely done and kudos to Rockstar for the game and for giving webmasters a chance to experience what was clearly a very exciting and awesome day.
04-25-2008 08:12 PM

Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,801
Sounds like you had a good time. I skipped most of where you wrote about the game as I'm sure people will understand. Nice to see Zidane participated, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to hear what he has to say about this trip.
04-25-2008 08:41 PM

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 220
sounds like fun o get an early look....i felt a bit of je;ousy for a sec the i realized ill be able to do what ever i want to in-game on monday night(early AM tuesday morning)
04-25-2008 09:03 PM
Registered User

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thats cool you guys deserve it keeping this site up for so long
04-25-2008 09:07 PM
Registered User

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Zidane didn't throw anyone out a window, but I *did* come close to throwing him into the hottub. Does that count?
04-25-2008 09:39 PM
Professional Dumbass

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I am posting this in order to break the awkward silence that will probably follow that last comment.
04-25-2008 09:55 PM
Registered User

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I do my best.
04-25-2008 09:55 PM
Slim Trashman
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I am posting this in order to break the awkward silence that would have most definitely followed any of rappo's comments.
04-25-2008 09:55 PM

Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,443
I am posting this to say that the article was a really good read.

We were discussing the GTA IV leaks on the NaturalMotion forums that I moderate at, and I must say that after hearing how disappointed the folks at Rockstar are, I'm gonna go close that thread. :D
04-25-2008 10:06 PM
Clarkson for PM

Registered: Apr 2008
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Great article, you lucky buggers
04-26-2008 12:13 AM

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Andy - I still refuse to get into the hot tub.
04-26-2008 12:15 AM
Registered User

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Zidane and Kodo, I'm happy for you guys! From to this, congrats! Seriously, had I known this, I would've PM'd you guys my cell phone and shown you around the city. A "different" tour from Rockstar lol.
04-26-2008 08:11 AM
Victim of Desire

Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,729
Wow, sounds pretty amazing, I think its natural to assume that you guys must have had an awesome time!
04-26-2008 04:45 PM
Formaly cosmic

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Just read the article. Sent tears down my eyes
04-27-2008 01:27 AM

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