Sunday, November 16th, 2008
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GTA IV PC requires "activation" before play

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 08:35 PM CST | By Neil
UK mega-retailer Tesco have posted an image of the back of the PC version of GTA IV's box today. The image doesn't reveal much, partly due to its tiny size and compressed nature, but I did pick out one interesting piece of text in the image:
"Initial activation requires internet connection"
It seems like you won't be able to play ANY of GTA IV unless you have your computer hooked up to the internet. This is becoming a common anti-piracy measure in PC games, but unlike the recently released Spore the boxart confirms that you will be able to install GTA IV an "unlimited" number of times.
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autofury
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Which will be cracked soon after release...

But anyway, I hope this means the ability to activate on ANY PC, time and time again, because of the unlimited times of installation.
11-16-2008 08:56 PM
rcguy150
Resident Bitch

Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 506
Shouldnt be a problem for anyone reading this, since well..you're obviously on the internet. :)

Check out that last feature:
"Customize a radio station with your own songs with Independence FM"

So that confirms GTAIV will feature a user track player!

[ post edited 11-17-2008 12:39 AM by rcguy150 ]
11-16-2008 09:11 PM
chrisandy
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
Really, really thinking about putting my PC back together to play this, Fallout, and Left 4 Dead. I already have played each on 360 but the visuals on PC seem to have so much more... punch.
11-17-2008 01:42 AM
behzad_sol
Unregistered User

Registered: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,025
Internet connection needed to play?shiiit!

Hey you,yes I'm with you man(Crack),come here and crack this game!
11-17-2008 03:45 AM
Vortigern
Registered User

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 491
I don't really care about the anti-piracy measures, if you're going to buy one game this year, let it be this one!
11-17-2008 06:40 AM
SWATsqad
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 72
no big deal. buy the game. get a crack and no need for activation... though gta iv without multiplayer is kinda sad... assuming that you would need a crack to play gta iv if you don't have a internet connection.
11-17-2008 11:28 AM
Zidane


Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,320
Everyone has internet now. It shouldn't be a huge issue. The same thing happens when you buy a game like The Ship or Half-Life 2 in a shop.
11-17-2008 12:44 PM
Slim Trashman
Sanitation Division


Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 12,224
After the leak back in April, I hope this will be done on console versions of future GTA releases to prevent anything of he sort ever occurring again.
11-17-2008 01:05 PM
chrisandy
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
"After the leak back in April, I hope this will be done on console versions of future GTA releases to prevent anything of he sort ever occurring again."

*starts laughing*
11-17-2008 10:09 PM
Rusk0v
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 0
Crack ;)
:D
11-18-2008 11:04 AM
Rusk0v
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 0
They say you need internet to play GTA IV.If You don't ave internet,You cant play..:S
this sucks man...to play gta 4 with internet
11-18-2008 11:08 AM
Rusk0v
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 0
FUCKT UP :(
11-18-2008 11:11 AM
Zidane


Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 6,320
Noo, I would never buy a console game hat requires activation to play.
11-18-2008 11:47 AM
SWATsqad
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 72
lol true : D .
11-18-2008 12:57 PM
wyhpower
Registered User

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 1
I HATE BUYING A GAME COMING WITH SUCH KIND OF PROTECTION
11-19-2008 06:46 AM
Ænemy
Digital/Concept Artist

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 236
I should get it free. I bought the 360 version only to find out that their would be a computer version.

I hope there will be a different way.
11-19-2008 04:55 PM
 

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