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Grand Theft Auto IV is the top story on all accounts, even for Jack Thompson

GTA IV on PS3 vs. Xbox 360
For those fortunate enough to own both consoles, the question burning on many minds is which version to buy. Surely the hardcore fan already owns his or her copy of the game, but those waiting for a definitive answer on which version is superior likely won’t find the decision easy to make. Comparison videos show that both versions appear almost identical, while other hands on give slight edge to the PlayStation 3 version. Perhaps the best answer is to just buy whichever one your friends have so that you can play online with them.

GTA IV Xbox 360 DLC This Summer?
One big factor Microsoft was counting on was that gamers would choose an Xbox 360 over a PlayStation 3 because its platform’s version of GTA IV would come with the promise of exclusive DLC. That downloads may arrive sooner than expected. According to comments made by GTA’s infamous radio show host Lazlo, the Xbox 360 could see the DLC as soon as this summer, while also adding that the PS3 might receive something of its own too.

GTA IV Freezing on Some Consoles
While the majority of gamers who have picked up Grand Theft Auto IV are reporting nothing but an exceptional gaming experience, not all is perfect. Some are reporting the game is freezing during early cutscenes, where the game’s visuals will refuse to advance while the audio continues. Rockstar support acknowledged this problem, which apparently affects both PS3 and Xbox 360 version, but is more common on 60GB PS3 consoles. Rockstar has yet to officially address this issue.

Jack Thompson Owns Grand Theft Auto IV
It’s unknown if it’s in his possession solely for the purpose of spreading misinformation about the game, but he’s got his hands on a copy of GTA IV.

Duke Nukem Forever Seen by Outside Eyes
Even though it’s still the butt of many vapourware jokes, 3DRealms assures everyone that Duke Nuken Forever is still a real product in development. To help prove this, the developer invited Shacknews to view actual gameplay of DNF running on actual computer hardware, showing gameplay scenarios, mechanics, and environments. “We actually got to see...environmental puzzles and interactivity, a host of finished weapons, the existence of an in-game forklift, and plenty of heads and arms being blown off,” wrote Shacknews owner Steve “sCary” Gibson. “We both confidently agree that after seeing this demonstration, Duke Nukem Forever is looking great, and will easily stand apart from the crowd in both visual and gameplay styles.”

Converter Allows PS2 Guitars on PS3
The whole business of guitar incompatibility for Rock Band on PlayStation 3 is a difficult point for gamers. Thankfully, accessory maker The Ant Commandos has released a converter which will allow PS2 Guitar Hero guitars to work correctly on the PlayStation 3, be it on Guitar Hero III or Rock Band. The handy accessory retails for $19.99.

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What is GTAIV without Playstation???
By superdynamite on 4/30/2008 10:52:30 AM , Rating: -1
I couldn't imagine playing a GTA game on any other console. It would be like eating Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise instead of eating Peanut Butter & Jelly.

GTAIV & X360 = Peanut Butter & Mayonnaise

GTAIV & PS3 = Peanut Butter & Jelly

By FITCamaro on 4/30/2008 10:57:19 AM , Rating: 4
I don't think I've ever said this but,

Epic Fail.

RE: What is GTAIV without Playstation???
By novacthall on 4/30/2008 11:30:03 AM , Rating: 2
I've never tried PB/M, is it good? My gut seems to think it's not, but then again, who thought eating chicken eggs was a good idea? You know where it's been, man!

Continuing the analogy with something I know, I think playing GTA on the 360 is more like peanut butter and bananas. Like its counterpart, it's quite delicious, it's just a different flavor, is all.

In the last generation, I had a full deck of consoles, so I had the luxury of choice as to which GTA versions I would play. I ended up getting all of them for both PS2 and Xbox (established: I'm insane, I do not dispute this accusation), and found the Xbox versions to be easier on the eyes with slightly crisper controls. The ability to make your own radio stations, while hardly a must-have, was a nice touch. Additionally, I find the Xbox/Xbox360 controllers fit quite well in my hands. PS2 was supreme, as expected, for transporting save games to play over at a friend's house, while Xbox pampered us with the hard drive.

But it all comes down to what you prefer. Are you a PB/B kinda guy or a PB/J junkie? I never could choose, myself, so I just got both. =)

Pick your poison, but at the end of the day, game on.

RE: What is GTAIV without Playstation???
By FITCamaro on 4/30/2008 11:58:39 AM , Rating: 2
Thats one thing they've left out this time around. There doesn't seem to be a way to make your own radio station. It'd be awesome if there was. Especially if they could integrate it with a DJ. Supposedly there will be a way to buy music in the game but if we've already got the music, we shouldn't have to buy it.

By Hiawa23 on 4/30/2008 4:00:03 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone who owns a 360 knows that MS made the 360 so that custom sdtrks are able to be used in all games. The system handles this, so there probably is no way to integrate your own music into the stations like on the Xbox1 which is different than the 360, & none of the PS3 disc based games even support custom sdtrks at this time, & you know, as far as I am concerned the music in the game hits on so many genres, there has to be some station that appeals to you. It's not even worth me bringing up as this is the way MS made the 360, & for some reason none of the PS3 devs including Sony are using custom sdtrks in disc based games. To me the stations are a small, albeit important part of the game & I really don't need to hear my sdtrk played at all in this. The in game music stations are good enough for me. No freezes 10 hours in on my 360 version.

RE: What is GTAIV without Playstation???
By rdeegvainl on 4/30/2008 12:12:02 PM , Rating: 1
Wow that is stupid, I like peanut butter and mayo, gives it a weird zing, but I have it for the PS3 so......?

RE: What is GTAIV without Playstation???
By theapparition on 4/30/2008 1:36:39 PM , Rating: 2
PB and Miracle Whip here ;)

By FITCamaro on 4/30/2008 3:38:46 PM , Rating: 3
I'm going to vomit.

By piroroadkill on 5/1/2008 4:27:38 AM , Rating: 1
You're either a troll or horrendously retarded.

Everyone knows the best way to play GTA games was on the PC, that's where it was first and that's where it plays best, and has the best community for mods and such.

So in summary, GTA without the PlayStation is the way it should be

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