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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: Impressed by GTA IV Reviews
By robinthakur on 4/29/2008 12:41:12 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, yes that seems like a very accurate, balanced comparison of the two versions...if your Steve Balmer.

The PS3 version runs far smoother at the end of the day with hardly any framerate drops compared to the 360 version which can get choppy. I found the framerate changes on GTA3 ruined the games for me making them remind me that they were running on ancient hardware, so this would definitely make me go for the PS3 version over anything else.

Colours are different on the 360 version (notice not necessarily *better* but different) and the fact that you're referencing feedback in the comments section of Kotaku allows you to pretty much pick and choose an opinion to support.

The 360's clearly better than the dire original Xbox's design is ok but nothing special as far as controllers go. If they'd concentrated more on getting a proper working d-pad rather than ergonomics then I might like it more...How can so many companies still get dpad's wrong when Nintendo perfected it back when the SNES came out!! Dreamcast (minor flaws, too squishy), PSP (just pure garbage with varying responsiveness) ps1, ps2, ps3 (the dpad is crap for fighting games, pure and simple) Xbox 1, xbox 360, they all either suck in functionality or suck in terms of positioning!!!

I'm sure the 6-axis controls absolutely ruin GTA4, it must just be so unplayable... Ignoring the fact that everybody knows the game was developed for the PS3 from the ground up, this is just blatant fanboi-ism and if you're used to a style of controller you'll probably grow to prefer it.

As somebody else here noted, I've never played a GTA game for more than a few days before I got bored/motion sick and never finished one, so DLC is not really of interest to me, i'll just get the version which runs better, i.e. the PS3 version. The fact that the console running it will do said task nearly silently is also important to me; and I certainly don't use Xbox Live aka "yet another subscription service which should be free"


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