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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:12pm 28/04/08 | 40 Comments
Only one more sleep for all you Grand Theft Auto 4 kids before youll be running around causing all sorts of mayhem in Liberty City, and since were so nice here at AusGamers, we thought wed put together a one-stop price-list and comprehensive guide to picking up your copy of GTA 4. Were also pretty aware there are a number of people who still havent made the jump to next-gen and that this might be the game that will put you over, the question then is: Which console/bundle do you go for? Each platform has its own list of good and bad in terms of features, exclusives, longevity, etc. So, for the discerning gamer looking to upgrade, check out our comprehensive, unbiased GTA 4 Shoppers Guide.

There is updated information on midnight launches now added to the Shopper's Guide, so head on in!



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ara
Posted 03:40pm 28/4/08

I just got back from visiting GA's Sydney datacentre and noticed that all the traffic signal control boxes around Ultimo have big "Rockstar GTA IV" stickers on them. Any one else seen this around the place?
Any
Posted 03:43pm 28/4/08
You should probably mention you can order it from an overseas seller for cheaper than any of your options and with non-censored gameplay? Obviously I'm referring to PS3 version only.

Otherwise good roundup.
ara
Posted 03:49pm 28/4/08

won't the EU pal version from the UK play in an AU xbox360?
Skyhawk
Posted 03:51pm 28/4/08
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:52pm 28/4/08
ara, yep - any PAL version of the game will play in an Au machine
Any
Posted 03:52pm 28/4/08
Dunno ara, I only know that play-asia have stated that the US version for PS3 is apparently fine / not region locked.
ara
Posted 03:55pm 28/4/08
okay. time to find a UK online store that accepts AU CCs

or get my good friend heardy to mail it over to me!

last edited by ara at 15:55:30 28/Apr/08
ctd
Posted 03:53pm 28/4/08
Good work Steven. Possibly guide of the year.

78 bucks? The page you linked says 84 pretty sure.
d0mino
Posted 03:55pm 28/4/08
if anyone decides to get a 360 console for this - pm me...

last edited by d0mino at 15:55:30 28/Apr/08
jmr
Posted 04:00pm 28/4/08
Why isn't there an explanation in the wiki as to where domino gets his hookups?

Edit: Any also, quick question - the PS3 has superior hardware specs doesnt it ?
natslovR
Posted 04:03pm 28/4/08
when most people buy things overseas they don't usually thin the UK will be cheaper, because of europes high import taxes and ditry protectionism.

that's probably what Any is on about, usually cheap for us is US/Can or local asian version all of which are no good for 360 but fine for PS3.
teq
Posted 04:07pm 28/4/08
ara
Posted 04:18pm 28/4/08
nats, that site teq posted has it for 27.99.

currently AU$1 buys 47.25p. so that works out to ~60$AU for the game. shipping is free from that site.

which is cheaper then the AU censored version.

last edited by ara at 16:18:34 28/Apr/08
Idol
Posted 04:28pm 28/4/08
Why does this article fail to explain how to own teh game for Wii?
ctd
Posted 04:29pm 28/4/08
You could probably get at least gta2 to work on the wii, but that would be pushing it.
natslovR
Posted 04:36pm 28/4/08
ara, I know this game is cheaper in UK but that is not normally the case. The UK normally takes it as hard as we do, that's why I said 'usually'. normally the UK is not a cheap place for anything except mingers and s***** weather.

if someone says they are buying dvd/games/books cheaper from overseas u wouldn't normally think UK.
jmr
Posted 04:41pm 28/4/08
Poor heards is gonna be busy :)
Bah
Posted 04:59pm 28/4/08
Why is there no mention of graphics/performance/loading differences etc?
Superform
Posted 05:00pm 28/4/08
after i digged that i saw this on digg

http://www.filedropper.com/special.php

250gig free uploads for diggers
boba
Posted 05:00pm 28/4/08
Why is there no mention of graphics/performance/loading differences etc?


http://kotaku.com/384422/which-version-of-gta-iv-should-you-buy-we-compare-the-ps3-and-360-versions
Khel
Posted 05:12pm 28/4/08
Be careful buying it from overseas, theres been word floating around that the multiplayer will be region locked, ie, buy from the UK and be unable to play multiplayer on Australian Live servers.
Raisty
Posted 05:20pm 28/4/08
Its a good thing I'm order it from overseas then, otherwise I wouldn't be able to play with any mates or the guys from work

Seeing as everyone I know has ordered it from gamehubs.com


infi
Posted 05:41pm 28/4/08
awesome tip on the filedropper thingy.
Khel
Posted 05:44pm 28/4/08
Its a good thing I'm order it from overseas then, otherwise I wouldn't be able to play with any mates or the guys from work


Well, you might not be able to play it at all if the australian servers don't let you on. I guess you could try making a new account/gamer profile and set your region to be in the US or the UK or whatever, if you wanted to play with huge latency.
ara
Posted 06:31pm 28/4/08
Well, you might not be able to play it at all if the australian servers don't let you on.


do they do that with other games? or is this just something someone has been spreading around for this game?

seems like something domestic distributors would start to maintain their huge local markups.
Twisted
Posted 06:32pm 28/4/08
78 bucks? The page you linked says 84 pretty sure.
Price on that changed this afternoon or something.
Khel
Posted 06:38pm 28/4/08
do they do that with other games? or is this just something someone has been spreading around for this game?


I'm not entirely sure, I'm not even sure if its true, I only heard it as secondhand info, but apparently the same thing was done with Halo 3 and COD4.
Obes
Posted 06:52pm 28/4/08
Be careful buying it from overseas, theres been word floating around that the multiplayer will be region locked, ie, buy from the UK and be unable to play multiplayer on Australian Live servers.


So they are going to produce x number of different regions ?

ACCC needs to sort this (and the the steam) s*** out.
Storm
Posted 07:07pm 28/4/08
I don't really care about whatever has been censored from the game, or even multiplayer to be honest (for GTA, at least) - what I do care about is the good $50 bucks that the local video game industry wants to rip me off for. I'm ordering this from that gamehubs site, and will be telling everyone I know to do the same.

$50 buck saving and all I have to do is wait an extra week or so for the shipping time? doneski.

Raisty
Posted 07:19pm 28/4/08
GTA IV isn't Region Locked for Online Play

Is the latest I've seen on the 'region locking' talk
BassMan
Posted 08:00pm 28/4/08
S*** - the JB PS3 bundle is $80 cheaper than EB?

I need to get a JB mag advertising this to get EB to price match when I get my bundle on Thursday night...
Pirroh
Posted 08:15pm 28/4/08
Just some further information about what could have been cut from the game.

Clicky.
d^
Posted 01:11am 29/4/08
i should get a 360 just for this.
d0mino
Posted 08:06am 29/4/08
i get $25 dollars off cause of my mad hookups, so i am going to be getting it from Big W, -$25 = $59. YAAY.

last edited by d0mino at 08:06:34 29/Apr/08
ravn0s
Posted 08:25am 29/4/08
ill buy it when it comes to pc.
Khel
Posted 10:07am 29/4/08
Played it for a couple of hours last night after I picked it up, and I'm absolutely amazed at the level of detail and polish thats been put into everything. Like even the stuff on tv, the characters in the shows are animated better than half the characters in actual games out there. I sat there for at least half an hour just watching the tv before I went out and did anything :P
sc00bs
Posted 01:01pm 29/4/08
f*** yeah just picked it up for 78 from bigW got like the 2nd last copy =)
ctd
Posted 01:07pm 29/4/08
edit - never mind got the link for 78 dorrahs
Obes
Posted 03:25pm 29/4/08
Big props to domino and his hookups
BOOST
Posted 09:04am 30/4/08
JB have the bundle at $744... not $679
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