Friday, May 16th, 2008
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GTA IV video mission walkthroughs made unavailable

Grand Theft Auto IV - Website Updates | @ 08:58 PM MDT | By rappo
Instead of posting here tonight to announce our GTA IV video walkthroughs, I regret to inform all of you that they will be made unavailable until further notice. We were building quite a following on YouTube the past couple days with our GTA IV videos of main and side missions, and you can still see the few that survived. Unfortunately, today YouTube took down most of the videos because of a copyright claim put on them by Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive. Some of you may have spotted the videos here on GTAGaming earlier, but they too are now missing.

After emailing Rockstar about the issue, we were informed that full songs, cut scenes, and missions from GTA IV cannot be posted online in video form (fairly upsetting news given our days of work towards the videos). As a result, we'll just be keeping up with text walkthrough for the time being, which contains the following content:
In addition to completing the content above, we'll now be focusing more on 100% completion guides. We'll hopefully be continuing the hard work that went into recording these missions, albeit at a much slower rate now, and once the "embargo" on such videos is lifted, they'll all be available on GTAGaming.
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the punisher
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I can still view them..
05-16-2008 09:08 PM
rappo
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The ones that you can still view are just the ones that we posted today that YouTube hasn't taken down yet. There were ten or eleven additional videos (http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=86B21F5CB64B6F64 and others) that have already been taken down. I expect the rest to go down by tomorrow.
05-16-2008 09:11 PM
the punisher
Ham

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Ah, what a shame. I hope they lift the embargo sometime soon, quite a few people use them.
05-16-2008 09:24 PM
cam.0992
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already finished the game..but it would have been good for the people who havnt
05-17-2008 12:10 AM
TimBud
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Damn, thats hard luck :(
05-17-2008 07:58 AM
deadlyMETAL
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That's sad.... Ah well, Rockstar is a business, and YouTube does have it's policies, so I guess we just wait and cope....
05-17-2008 10:46 AM
Josh1988
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IT SEEMS FUNNY HOW TAKE-TWO WANTED THE LEAKED VIDEOS TAKEN DOWN AND I CAN SEE HOW THEY WOULD WANT THAT BUT THE GAME HAS BEEN RELEASED. TAKE-TWO IS BEING WAY TOO PICKY FOR MY LIKING. IT DOESN'T MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD IN FRONT OF THEIR FANS BECAUSE ITS THE FANS OF GTA THAT ARE LOOKING AT THE VIDS. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY GAMEPLAY VIDS ON YOUTUBE AND OTHER SITES FOR THEM TO STOP THEM ALL. IT'S JUST A FAILED ATTEMPT FOR TAKE-TWO. I HATE TALKING ABOUT TAKE-TWO LIKE THIS BECAUSE GTA IS MY FAVORITE GAME SERIES OF ALL TIME.
05-17-2008 02:06 PM
alisdairmac
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WORD, Josh1988 - Well Said!!
05-17-2008 03:11 PM
Gotadime
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Wow, it's really lame that Rockstar would do something like that. You guys are one of the top GTA Fansites and you create so much hype and business for them and that's how they repay you? It just doesn't seem like them.

Just so you know, I've suffered from their copyright acts on YouTube as well.
05-17-2008 04:08 PM
Josh1988
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I know this isn't relevant but anyway has anyone else ran into this. I shot a guy and of course the cops came. But the thing is a police officer came in a FACTION which is just a normal car. I guess he was undercover?

[ post edited 05-17-2008 04:19 PM by Josh1988 ]
05-17-2008 04:09 PM
alisdairmac
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Josh1988, when they go after you with no squad car, they will steal a park that may be parked by ther cerb. i've actually seen a cop do that.
05-17-2008 04:50 PM
Josh1988
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yeah i just figured that out. thats funny though.
05-17-2008 05:16 PM
rappo
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Our account has been permanently suspended. OH WONDERFUL!
Fucking YouTube...
05-17-2008 05:22 PM
Josh1988
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JUST CREATE A NEW ONE. OR POST ON A DIFFERENT SITE.
05-17-2008 05:24 PM
Tendercrisp
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Josh, while I agree with your posts, please lay off the capslock.

But yeah. That's a pretty shitty deal.
05-17-2008 10:36 PM
Josh1988
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capslock? Not sure why you'd make a deal about that but ok.

If anyone wishes to see the stuff I got at my Gamestop midnight launch the pic can be viewed here>

http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn104/JOSHGTAIV/

[ post edited 05-18-2008 12:23 AM by Josh1988 ]
05-17-2008 11:37 PM
autofury
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Hey Josh, what were the trivia questions. I've heard about others who answered some but never thought I'd ask what they were.

And this really sucks. I wanted to view some of the walkthrough videos...
05-18-2008 01:32 AM
Josh1988
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At (autofury) They asked questions such as "when was the first GTA released?"
Where was the original locations for gta? when was san andreas released? what platforms was GTA 3 released on? Those are the ones off the top of my head. Strangely, there were no questions on GTA IV. I answered about the same amount of questions as the group put together meaning I answered the majority of them. Actually I felt kind of guilty because I was answering most of them. Nobody was raising their hand. lol I could also tell by the way most ppl were talking that they didn't know hardly anything about GTA. Oh well
05-18-2008 04:21 AM
autofury
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Ha, must've been a breeze to answer those, huh?
05-18-2008 03:37 PM
Josh1988
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For a real fan it was. Most ppl there obviously weren't serious gamers.
05-18-2008 03:44 PM
 

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