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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 Tim Thorpe on 4/28/2008 6:16:35 PM , Rating: 0
If you have the 1080p HD set I say do yourself a favor and go with the PS3, if only for the Blu-ray player. Pair that with a Netflix subscription and it basically pays for itself. Even if the rumored Netflix price increase does happen I figure it is still a good deal.

With the Xbox you get Live! (which you have to pay for.) and the 2 downloadable episodes. But I have yet to play a GTA game from start to finish so the DLC isn't important to me and I could care less about Live! I don't have any friends to begin with ;).


RE: I want PC version!
By EntreHoras on 4/28/2008 9:30:38 PM , Rating: 2
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If you have the 1080p HD set I say do yourself a favor and go with the PS3, if only for the Blu-ray player.


You're absolutely right! I was thorn between the 360 and the PS3 and what tipped the scale was the blu-ray and the connection with my PSP.


RE: I want PC version!
By Belard on 4/29/2008 2:03:31 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah... I don't own any modern console, my last one was over 10 years ago.

The PS3 is on my radar. Also, PS3 sales have constantly been higher than the 360 the past few months since Jan... the good titles are finally out, Halo3 has come and gone... the build in Blu-Ray drive is handy. Its only $50 more than a 360 with double he HD space, built in wireless networking.

But I really want the white or gun-metal grey PS3, not the black one. grrrr.


RE: I want PC version!
By Hiawa23 on 4/29/2008 10:02:24 AM , Rating: 2
How does Blu ray tip the scales when the game was built for the 360 & ported to the PS3? It's the same game, just runs alittle smoother on the PS3 cause you have to install the PS3 version to the hdd to offset the slower drive speed of the Blu ray drive. Seems like alot of confusion among some gamers. How does Blu ray tip the scales again?


RE: I want PC version!
By AlphaVirus on 4/29/2008 11:02:22 AM , Rating: 2
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It's the same game, just runs alittle smoother on the PS3

In Chess this is where you would say 'Check'.

I have read on a few sites that the PS3 allows for more items/characters/vehiles on screen at a time. The framerates a higher on the PS3. There was one site that noted a graphical difference, the PS3 has a luminesent look while the 360 has a glossy look. Neither are bad, claimed the site, but you can tell the difference.

I have no doubt GTA4 will be great, I also don't see a reason for people to compare 360vsPS3 as both will be great. I however will take advantage of the mandated install PS3 version. I know there is an option for the 360, but options usually cause problems, so I want to avoid the hastle.

I am picking the game up today after work. :) cant wait.


RE: I want PC version!
By Hiawa23 on 4/29/2008 5:13:38 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, GTA is going to be great on both & many comparison reviews say unless you have games side by side, you won't be able to tell any signicant differences. I own both the PS3 & 360 so I have no favorites other than I bought the PS3 for exclusive games that take advantage of the cell & blu ray, & buy all multiplatform games on the 360 for the Xbox specific stuff like LIVE, community, achievements & stuff. I picked up the 360 version today but will gamefly the PS3 version to just to see the differences on my TV since I both the 360 connected via VGA & PS3 connected via HDMI on my HDTV, but no doubt GTA should be the biggest game this year. The best decidion Rockstar made was making the game available on both consoles & not limiting to one.


RE: I want PC version!
By Crowbar77 on 4/29/2008 10:22:16 AM , Rating: 2
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You're absolutely right! I was thorn between the 360 and the PS3 and what tipped the scale was the blu-ray and the connection with my PSP.


I can tell you right now the online experience will be better on 360 and is well worth the $60 for live, especially if your going to play with friends.

If you dont care about that though, the ps3 would probably be the better chose since obviously blu ray and wireless are included. Just make sure you check out the game libraries first, because right now imo the 360 is way ahead in that department.


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