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May 13, 2008, 01:16 PM
 
yea and if not you can watch one of those 'blu-ray' movies or play another game online like... umm....hold on i'll think of one....
     
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May 13, 2008, 01:46 PM
 
Hey now, take it to the general systems thread, where console mocking belongs.

Here we mock people for sucking at GTA.
     
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May 13, 2008, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
So anyone here have the PS3 version that I can play along with?

I do, but I don't have my PS3 connected to my network because when I do, GTA IV freezes and won't load. I guess I should reconnect it and download the patch and see if that helps.

For the record, my PS3 network name is the same as my screen name here. Hit me up with a friend invite if you want.
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May 13, 2008, 02:25 PM
 
Nevermind...
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May 13, 2008, 03:22 PM
 
The PS3 version? Really, ::maroma::?
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Hey now, take it to the general systems thread, where console mocking belongs.

Here we mock people for sucking at GTA.
i know i know, i coulden't resist the chance (it was a revenge payout for the...)
You suck. - analogue SPRINKLES
I beat the last mission today, pretty awesome. No spoilers from me but it was a hard decision followed up by a action packed mission...
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May 13, 2008, 03:33 PM
 
Since ::maroma:: couldn't do it correctly, including the font...
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
I do, but I don't have my PS3 connected to my network because when I do, GTA IV freezes and won't load. I guess I should reconnect it and download the patch and see if that helps.

For the record, my PS3 network name is the same as my screen name here. Hit me up with a friend invite if you want.
The update a week ago fixes it, I had the same problem also.

I got the PS3 version for these reasons even though I also have a 360.

1) I have all the other GTA's which are PS2.
2) I like the fact that it cashes 3 gigs on the PS3 hard drive as pop-up is supposedly better than the XBOX.
3) I want to play online and not have to bone out almost $100 a year for the privilege. With my PS3 I do it for free.
4) My xbox is so loud I rather play it in peace and quite on my PS3 and enjoy the music and not the loud DVD tray.
5) I like Sony more than MS.
6) I don't plan on buying any DLC.

So what major advantage does the 360 version have next to that? 3 frames a second higher? Oooohhh.
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
So what major advantage does the 360 version have next to that? 3 frames a second higher? Oooohhh.
Who are you yelling at?
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:39 PM
 
me!
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:40 PM
 
Oh. Keep going then!
     
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May 13, 2008, 03:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Since ::maroma:: couldn't do it correctly, including the font...
Very nice! I didn't have the right font here at work. And I didn't feel like hunting it down. Damn you for your quickness!

Oh and I used the PS3 version as a dig. You know "GTA4 on PS3? NEVERMIND!" Har har!
     
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May 13, 2008, 04:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The update a week ago fixes it, I had the same problem also.
Good to know. I'll get around to updating it eventually. It's been playing perfectly fine for me with the network turned off so I'm afraid to screw with it. I usually try to finish the SP mode of games before jumping into online anyway.
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May 13, 2008, 05:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
3) I want to play online and not have to bone out almost $100 a year for the privilege. With my PS3 I do it for free.
Almost 100 dollars....umm meaning 50 dollars a year? Because that's how much it costs, you don't need to exaggerate that much to justify your purchase.

BTW, 50 dollars a year is so damn cheap it's laughable when people say they can't afford it.

A 2$ cup of coffee 5 days a week would run you $520 a year.

Xbox Live is $4.16 a month, which is how much you waste on Star wars figurines every second.
     
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May 13, 2008, 05:29 PM
 
I only pay $28/yr, but I still think it's too much. The multiplayer aspect of Live SHOULD be free, since they aren't actually hosting any games and it's all p2p.

Also, just got to the three leaf clover mission. Amazing stuff.

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May 13, 2008, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
So what major advantage does the 360 version have next to that? 3 frames a second higher? Oooohhh.
Well you are missing out on the meetups with other MacNN members. The vast majority of them own the xbox version. That alone cancels out all the advantages you listed.

I wouldn't mind if xbox live was free but $50 a year isn't that expensive. I'm sure it's a lot less than your iPhone data plan.

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May 13, 2008, 05:35 PM
 
How do you only pay $28 a year?

I'll probably be doing three leaf tonight. Just 5 missions away right now.
     
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May 13, 2008, 05:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
How do you only pay $28 a year?

I'll probably be doing three leaf tonight. Just 5 missions away right now.
Buy.com will put the 12+1 cards on sale for $38 sometimes (right now it's $44). Use a new google checkout account and you get $10 off.

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May 13, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
Clever girl.

Err... boy.
     
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May 13, 2008, 05:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Clever girl.
I'm not a velociraptor.

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May 13, 2008, 05:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Almost 100 dollars....umm meaning 50 dollars a year? Because that's how much it costs, you don't need to exaggerate that much to justify your purchase.

BTW, 50 dollars a year is so damn cheap it's laughable when people say they can't afford it.
Actually an educated responce helps to justify your argument.

I said "Almost $100".
As you know I am canadian where Xbox live is $60 a year plus $8 in tax so $70 isn't that far off from "almost $100" now is it.
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...17&catid=23556

And it has nothing to do with the daily cost or the or your star wars figure currency. To have just played online for the past 3 years it would have cost me $250 which is totally not worth it for the once in a blue moon I play it online.

If you spend all your free time owning peeps online I am sure that $250 is quite the bargain but for that money I rather put it towards my PS3 and do the same for free there.
     
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May 13, 2008, 05:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I'm not a velociraptor.
That's what it's from! kb spent a night repeating this to anyone who killed him on a deathmatch.

Edit: $70 is still closer to $50 than $100.

Edit 2: I wish I was a velociraptor.
     
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May 13, 2008, 06:34 PM
 
Hey, didn't Dakar already tell you people to keep the platform wars in the appropriate thread??

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May 13, 2008, 07:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Dammit, why can't you let me have one thing?!

Leaderboard, for the hell of it (achievements/gamerscore poster)

32/530 Kevin Bogues
24/355 Dakar
19/280 jokell
15/205 chronic bings (Who the hell is this again?) Edit: [oh, hi Nodnarb]
13/135 ::maroma::
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14/115 sek
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01/005 stogieman
Up to 320 for me now. Nipping at the heels.

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May 13, 2008, 07:51 PM
 
Alright, so I got past Three Leaf Clover as well.

 
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Up to 320 for me now. Nipping at the heels.
You're just mean.
     
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May 13, 2008, 08:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Alright, so I got past Three Leaf Clover as well.

 
 


I may be able to hit $500,000 tonight too, which would give me another 55 points.

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May 13, 2008, 09:56 PM
 
I didn't even date that chick. However when I call Carmen nothing happens, and I don't know why.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I didn't even date that chick. However when I call Carmen nothing happens, and I don't know why.
Kiki is "Lawchick" in the online dating site. I found out that if you want Carmen to heal you you have to be perfectly still.

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If I remember Kiki was ugly as hell. As for holding still, if I really need chances are I'm trying to get the hell out of somewhere.
     
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May 14, 2008, 01:33 AM
 
1st: i apologize for starting the console war in the GTA forum
2nd: "Clever girl" (this could be my favorite online speak when killing/when killed), i also wish to be a velociraptor
3rd: Gamerscore for GTA IV - 615 (padding the lead)
     
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Bought it tonight, can't even get to the house. I keep running over people, then the cops art chasing me.
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May 14, 2008, 03:42 AM
 
got to 92% this eve...
just realized (for anyone else going for 100%) that you must do all activities with your friends (take Little Jacob drinking, darts, bowling, show, etc... for each friend)
     
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May 14, 2008, 09:10 AM
 
The question is, have you used a guide yet.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
[B]1Gamerscore for GTA IV - 615 (padding the lead)
I'll probably wait to go achievement hunting this weekend, as most of what's left is involved and I'm going through the story at a good pace all of a sudden. Still, I'll be very surprised if I actually beat this game (which rules out a few achievements). So, in all honestly, I think 615 puts you permanently ahead of me (There, you have a goal jokell, though beating the game will be all it takes if you're that desperate).

That said, I'm starting to find the missions a little repetitive.
 
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I'll probably wait to go achievement hunting this weekend, as most of what's left is involved and I'm going through the story at a good pace all of a sudden. Still, I'll be very surprised if I actually beat this game (which rules out a few achievements). So, in all honestly, I think 615 puts you permanently ahead of me (There, you have a goal jokell, though beating the game will be all it takes if you're that desperate).

That said, I'm starting to find the missions a little repetitive.
 
I'm not sure I'll actually hit that high either. Unless I get really bored and actually try to find all those freaking pigeons and stunt jumps. I know I'll never get most of the multiplayer achievements, and the 100% and complete in under 30 hours are probably out for me as well. I'm having too much fun with this game to worry about the harder achievements. I'd rather just get the fun ones and the ones involved with the story.

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May 14, 2008, 10:18 AM
 
I think I'll hit 30-35 stunt jumps naturally, so if I beat the game, I may look into trying to complete the rest by guide. I will never do the pigeons. 200? Please. The only way I change my mind is if they're all that's left for me to get 100%.

I also don't see myself going through the game a second time to get the 30 hours achievement.

I may try for a few of the multi achievements, but after doing a few with the crew I think Fly the Co-op is pretty much out of the question.
     
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May 14, 2008, 12:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
The question is, have you used a guide yet.
No guides yet, i still only have 20 stunt jumps completed and 6 pigeons found. I did look up (quick google) to find 2 cars on the 30 cars for stevie, i just couldn't find them for the life of me.
     
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May 14, 2008, 12:55 PM
 
Sounds fair enough. 92% without that stuff though... must be easier to get to higher percentages than I thought.

I don't think I broke 60% yet, though.

Edit: I miss the easier to drive bikes for hunting down pigeons. They also seem to be rarer to find.

I also miss the Pizza Delivery, Ambulance, Firefighter, and regular Taxi missions.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Sounds fair enough. 92% without that stuff though... must be easier to get to higher percentages than I thought.

I don't think I broke 60% yet, though.

Edit: I miss the easier to drive bikes for hunting down pigeons. They also seem to be rarer to find.

I also miss the Pizza Delivery, Ambulance, Firefighter, and regular Taxi missions.
i also miss pizza delivery, haha. I looked up what % you get for stuff and you get 2.5 for pigeons and 2.5 for stunt jumps, 5% for random people and all there missions (i figure i've done a few of these thats why im at 92%, but according to that i'm right on track)
     
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May 14, 2008, 01:42 PM
 
Oh yeah, the selection of bikes sucks. They made like 4 chopper types, but somehow only 2 crotch rockets, which are way more useful. I miss my FCR-900, and to a lesser degree, the BF-400.

Edit: Damn, I just realized the rampages are missing from this game!

Not too awful surprising -- it looks like Rockstar took some steps to avoid more obvious controversy. Notably absent (to me) is a multiplayer mode where the goal is create mayhem, be it by killing civilians, outlasting police, or destroying vehicles. Sure, you can do all that in Free Mode, but it doesn't keep a score, which is key.

Well, here's to hoping for something like that in the DLC.

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May 14, 2008, 01:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Up to 320 for me now. Nipping at the heels.
I hit 365 at lunch today, and of course Dakar had already moved ahead to 385. I'll catch ya soon.

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I'll catch ya soon.
Considering you've made it your mission in life, it'd be pretty sad if you didn't.
     
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On the first day my friend and I got a kick out of picking up hookers and then speeding down a hill towards a huge jump only to jump out last second and see her fly 500 feet in the car and land in a pool. The cool thing was she actually got out of the car, swam to the edge and pulled herself and back to the streets!
     
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I've been taunting the fat hookers by pulling up, honking the horn, then driving away. I believe they told me to go back to f'ing my mother.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Considering you've made it your mission in life, it'd be pretty sad if you didn't.
Nah, I'm just in a little friendly competition with a buddy of mine, and you happen to be right along the same scores as us.

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May 14, 2008, 02:37 PM
 
Caught in the crossfire!

I give you the edge, though, as nothing on my list is particularly difficult or lucky, as opposed to that 5 rolls one I need to attempt.
     
 
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