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Grand Theft Auto IV to rock videogames this Tuesday

Even though it’s not the holiday season, this week will have some of the biggest releases of 2008. On the high-def console side, you have Grand Theft Auto IV – which from early impressions is already in the running for game of the year. The requisite Mario Kart iteration for Wii is already on store shelves, each packed with the free-floating Wii Wheel accessory.

PC

  • Baseball Mogul 2009
  • Great War Nations: The Spartans
  • Iron Man

Xbox 360

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Iron Man

PlayStation 3

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Iron Man

PlayStation 2

  • Iron Man
  • SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

PSP

  • Iron Man
  • SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

Wii

  • Iron Man
  • Mario Kart Wii

DS

  • Brain Voyage
  • Iron Man
  • Let’s Pilates!
  • Let’s Yoga!
  • Toy Shop


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RE: I want PC version!
By Yawgm0th on 4/28/2008 6:13:48 PM , Rating: 3
Despite being a hardcore PC gamer -- a PC snob, by some accounts -- I would much rather play this on PS3. PS3 and Xbox 360 have controllers much more conducive to this kind of game. It is not a first-person shooter. A PS3 or Xbox controller is perfect for games like this.

Now don't get me started on the console version of games like Call of Duty 4, or how mediocre I've found all the Halo games. FPS games belong on the PC. Games like GTA belong on console.


RE: I want PC version!
By TheBishop on 4/28/2008 6:30:20 PM , Rating: 2
The only good thing about consoles are the controllers. Bought a PS2 to USB adapter and I am good to go w/ all the GTA titles on PC. All of them play better and have more options on PC. Now if the developers would just release them on the same dates as the consoles....


RE: I want PC version!
By daftrok on 4/29/08, Rating: -1
RE: I want PC version!
By BansheeX on 4/28/2008 8:37:45 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
FPS games belong on the PC. Games like GTA belong on console.


It isn't being pushed very hard by Sony (which is a huge mistake), but the PS3 can support mouse/keyboard if the developer implements it in the game. UT3 is a good example. Orange Box is not. Should be forced in RTS and FPS genres released for the system, IMO. I treat gaming as an era now, got tired of upgrading my PC, my OS, dealing with driver bugs, online cheaters, etc.


RE: I want PC version!
By B3an on 4/29/08, Rating: -1
RE: I want PC version!
By chick0n on 4/29/08, Rating: -1
RE: I want PC version!
By MrBlastman on 4/29/2008 9:36:56 AM , Rating: 3
From my experiences it is far easier to utilize the 360's analog stick scheme than the PS2 scheme. I'm a mouser at heart, but the 360's stick provides:

1. Better response via less resistance and more fluid movement
2. Larger axis travel which lends to greater accuracy of movement

Just my opinion, but I own a couple of 360 controllers for the PC rather than the PS-style due to their accuracy and ease of use.

I think though that this is more preferential than anything, everyone is going to have a like/dislike of either of the two. I myself hated Xbox controllers completely until the 360 version came out. PS2 was superior to the original Xbox easy, but I think the 360's has the edge now.


RE: I want PC version!
By Omega215D on 4/29/2008 2:01:54 AM , Rating: 2
I dunno about you but when I played San Andreas for the PC I realized how much easier it was to aim and move. When it came to flying I just had a joystick plugged in for that.

I also had it for the PS2 but preferred the controls of the PC version.


RE: I want PC version!
By MrBlastman on 4/29/2008 9:33:14 AM , Rating: 5
Have you ever played Scarface on the Wii?

Have you ever played San Andreas on the PC?

If you had, you'd quickly realize the extreme benefit of having a mouse-like pointer to be able to aim in GTA. My biggest gripe while playing it on the PS2 for years in GTA 3 and Vice City was the crappy aiming system - which really wasn't an aiming system but more like target and auto-shoot/kill. Add in the Wii controller OR a Mouse (and the Wii is completely incapable of running GTA 4, just using the controller as an example) and all of a sudden...

GTA turns into a skill-based shooter.

Wow. Locational damage based on where you aim, the ability to fire on multiple enemies at one time, prioritize targets, create desired results via aim, make decisions quickly on the fly... All of this is possible with a non-analog stick style control scheme.

I can respect your opinion, but I highly disagree that console analog sticks are more conductive to this style of game. If anything, they dramatically hinder the potential.


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