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Jun 3, 2008, 12:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Your bummed may go to plaid.
apologies for the vague, poorly phrased reference
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Jun 3, 2008, 12:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
anyway, has anyone taken a date to the strip club? I drove there taking Carmen out to see if the V was there and voila! it was there. You can't take Michelle there, though.
Yeah, Carmen's favorite place to go is the strip club. She also likes fast food. I take her to more fast food though, since its faster.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 09:56 AM
 
Well I'm almost done with the game. I'm at the point where I have to make the "big" choice. Just saved so I'll try 'em both. I'll probably beat the first ending tonight.

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Jun 3, 2008, 11:22 AM
 
That's what I did, though I have yet to fully complete one of the branches, just because one of the things I have to do is lame.

For those that finish:
 


One thing I am curious about is how the future DLC will handle a player's storyline decision, if it acknowledges it at all.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 12:04 PM
 
I have a feeling the DLC will be small stuff - like new cars or weapons. Maybe a few new characters to add some missions. What I'd really love to see is a whole new island, but I doubt that will happen.

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Jun 3, 2008, 12:06 PM
 
As a friend stressed to me, they'll be doing Episodic Content. So unless they introduce a new character, has to include Niko where we left him, right?
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 12:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
As a friend stressed to me, they'll be doing Episodic Content. So unless they introduce a new character, has to include Niko where we left him, right?
Have they said they'll be doing episodic content? I was not aware of that.

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Jun 3, 2008, 12:20 PM
 
From wiki:
During Microsoft's 2006 E3 press conference on 9 May 2006, it was announced that Rockstar Games will offer exclusive episodic content for the Xbox 360 version of the game, which will be released after the full game via Xbox Live.[67]

Peter Moore, the then head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division described downloadable content as "epic episode packs", and not just an extra car or character. A press release during the conference said that the packs would add "hours of entirely new gameplay" to the game.[68]

Details on the pricing of these downloads have not yet been revealed, though it would almost certainly not be released for free, as Take-Two Interactive's former CEO, Paul Eibeler, has said numerous times that these downloads would provide "additional revenue streams" to the company,[citation needed] but Microsoft has said that it will be up to Rockstar on whether or not they will charge for it.[69]

Jeronimo Barrera, Vice President of Product Development for Rockstar Games, has said that the episodes are an experiment because they are not sure that there are enough users with access to online content on the Xbox 360.[70]

Take-Two Interactive's Chief Financial Officer, Lainie Goldstein revealed that Microsoft was paying a total of US $50 million for the two episodes.[71] On 20 February 2008, it was announced that the extra content will be introduced starting August 2008.[72]

Downloadable content for the PlayStation 3 was said to be "likely" by vice president of development Jeronimo Barrera, in the May 2008 edition of PlayStation World.[36] The form that the content will take was not stated.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 12:21 PM
 
Shows what I know. Thanks!

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Jun 3, 2008, 12:22 PM
 
No prob. For some reason I was under the impression the PS3 DLC was more concrete.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 12:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
No prob. For some reason I was under the impression the PS3 DLC was more concrete.
I knew that it wasn't confirmed, which was one of the main reasons I bought it for the 360.

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Jun 3, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
Well luckily I found the stunt jump I missed after the 4th one I retried. So now I'm done with stunt jumps yay!

Next up... dirty pigeons!
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 01:14 PM
 
Yeah, I should bang out the remaining stunts I have left. I think they're all in Alderney.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:01 PM
 
I have found 1 pigeon, on the center island. Are the pigeons on the center and right island, or they on all three of the main islands?
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:02 PM
 
There's 200 pigeons everywhere. I think I found 5 thanks to missions alone.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
There's 200 pigeons everywhere. I think I found 5 thanks to missions alone.
The one I found was on a vigilante mission.
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:08 PM
 
So... that'd be luck. Ha ha.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:19 PM
 
I'm down to 150 pigeons left. I'm using a guide, since I really do not have the patience to find them all on my own. Even with a guide it takes forever.
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:23 PM
 
Yeah, it's not worth finding on your own after you beat the game. I'm proud to have found over 60 myself -- which reminds me, I forgot ask if anyone noticed that the beginning of the end credits show you where two were?
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:23 PM
 
Nice work finding 60 on your own! I think I found 10 or so on my own.

After I get 100% on this game, I'm going to start another game and do all of things I didn't do and try to complete the missions in under 30 hours (for the achievement).

Oh, and I forgot to say "damn you Dakar!" for getting the "kill a Rockstar developer" achievement. good job!
     
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
So... that'd be luck. Ha ha.
yep, I was chasing down a suspect when I saw it sitting in a small nook.
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Jun 3, 2008, 02:31 PM
 
I've seen quite a few of the flying rats, but I left them alone so that I could use a guide later. It'd be annoying to be hunting for one that no longer existed...

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Jun 3, 2008, 09:10 PM
 
Beat it tonight. Gonna go for a few achievements and then go through the other ending later.

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Jun 4, 2008, 12:42 AM
 
so after giving GTA a break for a while actually work made the choice for me (nothing left to do expect multi) i played some multi team deathmatch and my first kill gave me the "let sleeping rockstars lie" achivement.. up to a 855 GS , i have a feeling i'm maxed out
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 09:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Beat it tonight. Gonna go for a few achievements and then go through the other ending later.
Which way did you go?

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so after giving GTA a break for a while actually work made the choice for me (nothing left to do expect multi) i played some multi team deathmatch and my first kill gave me the "let sleeping rockstars lie" achivement.. up to a 855 GS , i have a feeling i'm maxed out
I'm beginning to wonder if they didn't make the achievement viral. Suddenly three of us got it?

Oh, if you don't have the Team Player achievement, that on is totally doable yet.

I've been off the system for two days. I'm jonesing a little.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 09:43 AM
 
Missed this...

Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
After I get 100% on this game, I'm going to start another game and do all of things I didn't do and try to complete the missions in under 30 hours (for the achievement).
What didn't you do? Oh, going back for the 30 hours achievement is hardcore.

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Oh, and I forgot to say "damn you Dakar!" for getting the "kill a Rockstar developer" achievement. good job!
Like I said, I think they changed it. All luck anyway.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 09:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Which way did you go?
Revenge.

Ending was a lot shorter than I had expected, and actually the final mission was easier than the one before it (but only because I was stupid about that mission and got too close before I was ready). But overall I liked it.

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Jun 4, 2008, 09:53 AM
 
That was my choice as well.

I didn't like how the last mission goaded you into pointlessly getting a wanted rating, then ignoring it for the two-minute cut-scene at the end of the game.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 09:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
That was my choice as well.

I didn't like how the last mission goaded you into pointlessly getting a wanted rating, then ignoring it for the two-minute cut-scene at the end of the game.
I didn't get a wanted rating?

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Jun 4, 2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Jun 4, 2008, 10:35 AM
 
That's what I assumed, but I couldn't figure out why my rating jumped from zero to two stars. What made the final kill even more anti-climactic, was that I couldn't see him through all the brush, I just fired blindly once I got a lock.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 10:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
That's what I assumed, but I couldn't figure out why my rating jumped from zero to two stars. What made the final kill even more anti-climactic, was that I couldn't see him through all the brush, I just fired blindly once I got a lock.
I moved through the brush and made it to a clearing. Then took him out.

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Jun 4, 2008, 10:49 AM
 
It seemed pointless, if not life-threatening. I wasn't risking having to do the mission a 4th time just because I wanted to see him as I was shooting.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 11:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
It seemed pointless, if not life-threatening. I wasn't risking having to do the mission a 4th time just because I wanted to see him as I was shooting.
True. But I don't think he fires at you much, if at all. And I had the carbine locked on him - he wasn't going to take me down.

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Jun 4, 2008, 12:28 PM
 
[QUOTE=Dakar the Fourth;3667772]What didn't you do?[/QUOTE

I meant making all of the decisions I didn't make this time around. Like killing people I let live and vise-versa.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 12:32 PM
 
Oh. Gotta admit as much as I appreciate not missing out on anything big from my decisions, they did feel pretty irrelevant.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 01:05 PM
 
As a silly aside, I had a "you know you've playing too long..." moment from a pic posted in the airbus thread:



     
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Jun 4, 2008, 05:46 PM
 
Yeah, on my way home biking through Algonquin I mean Manhattan I passed by a Ferrari at a red light.

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Jun 4, 2008, 05:54 PM
 
Anyone else having difficulty driving after a marathon session? You know, holding back the urge to run red lights, etc.
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Anyone else having difficulty driving after a marathon session? You know, holding back the urge to run red lights, etc.
Not really, but I do get the urge to swerve into oncoming traffic to nail a motorcycle head on as fast as possible.

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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Anyone else having difficulty driving after a marathon session? You know, holding back the urge to run red lights, etc.
I find myself entertaining some disturbing thoughts while driving every once in a while. It's fun when virtual reality interferes with actual reality.
     
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Jun 4, 2008, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I'm beginning to wonder if they didn't make the achievement viral. Suddenly three of us got it?
They must have. I got mine after killing what sounded like an 8 year old in multi tonight.

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Jun 5, 2008, 12:58 AM
 
Today i finally can enter the 100% club on Rockstar Social. After completing the game to the 100% level over two weeks ago i can finally enter to all the glory that is the 100% club.
Inside not many secrets but some nifty stuff.

Ability to see everyones time to completion (including a quick search for your own)

Downloadable wallpapers (widescreen, standard, cellphone, psp, iphone)

Buddy icons and avatars (animated and not)

Ability to print certificate of 100% completion

Printable membership "credit card" inscribed with Niko Bellic and "liberty is mine"

Printable T-Shirt Screen "100% CLUB" screen

Myspace exclusive theme

I'll be sure to post some pictures of the above items later tonight or tomorrow after work...
now i just want to see what this "key to the city" is going to be
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Jun 5, 2008, 12:59 AM
 
The number one member of the 100% club finished the game is 15 hrs and 58 seconds....
wow, thats f***** fast (i'm sure it was very "guided")

The last member finished in 200 hours

and i fall in the middle at 74 hours and 12 minutes
     
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Jun 5, 2008, 09:14 AM
 
Looks like you get all the same stuff that's in the Story Complete section but with different graphics.

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Jun 6, 2008, 12:14 AM
 
Been trying to hold myself back from buying a console for GTA IV by playing San Andreas lately.

I just noticed that cars really don't seem to move out of the way when you come at them head on; I guess they want to get hit. Do they move or swerve in GTA IV?

By the way, traffic still seems persistent to me. No problems there.
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Jun 6, 2008, 06:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
As a silly aside, I had a "you know you've playing too long..." moment from a pic posted in the airbus thread:


That's great!
I had those "you know you've been playing too long..." moments only many years ago when I played too much "Duke Nukem" and everytime I saw a fire extinguisher I wanted to shoot it...
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By the way, traffic still seems persistent to me. No problems there.
It's either the PC or you, because it still happens now.
     
 
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