Rumour Crusher: Grand Theft Auto IV Out This Month

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Rumour Crusher: Grand Theft Auto IV Out This Month
A few folks have been getting a bit... how shall we say this? "overexcited" about Grand Theft Auto IV. The latest rumour to do the rounds is that Rockstar's massively anticipated sandbox shooter will be out this very month. SPOnG can confirm that alas, this is not the case.

The rumour originates from Sony's UK PlayStation website, which bears the release date "October 2007" for the game. Needless to say, when SPOnG saw it we smelled a big, fat, hairy, bloated rat. The game has, after all, been very publicly pushed back from its original release date of Autumn this year.

We decided to put in a call to Rockstar on the off chance some development miracle has happened and were told, in no uncertain terms, "It's coming out in Spring next year." Sony's website, then, bears either old information or a straightforward administrative error. Sorry folks.

While you wait for next year to roll around, sate your GTA appetite with SPOnG's preview of IV right here.

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Comments

hollywooda 2 Oct 2007 14:43
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GTA5 will be out 2008, i doubt you'll see it this year
Aksaks 2 Oct 2007 15:12
2/9
What the hell?..
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what? 2 Oct 2007 15:31
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you think this way ppl will visit your website? i don't think so... now fans will hate you for doing this. lol.
ybreeze 2 Oct 2007 15:55
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As if Rockstar would give you nobody's the exclusive scoop. Come on, get real. I don't think it'll happen this year but you by no means crush the rumour with that quote. If it is the big bang announcement then do you really think they'd leak the info to you? This is a ridiculous article cashing in on the rumour. At least the rumour webpages state that it's only a rumour. You guys have stated your 'findings' as facts that remove all doubt. P1ss off you fugly geeky tw@s.
Tim Smith 2 Oct 2007 16:13
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ybreeze wrote:
As if Rockstar would give you nobody's the exclusive scoop. Come on, get real. I don't think it'll happen this year but you by no means crush the rumour with that quote. If it is the big bang announcement then do you really think they'd leak the info to you? This is a ridiculous article cashing in on the rumour. At least the rumour webpages state that it's only a rumour. You guys have stated your 'findings' as facts that remove all doubt. P1ss off you fugly geeky tw@s.


See, I don't get angry rapidly or often. Some people see this as a fault, but - well - that's they're opinion and they're entitled to it.

This time, however, [ insert invective that this person might possibly be able to understand ], I've got to say that I'm a little annoyed.

READ THE DAMN HEADLINE....

First two words... RUMOUR and CRUSHER... what do you think this means?

Now, something from the story itself:

"A few folks have been getting a bit... how shall we say this? "overexcited" about Grand Theft Auto IV. The latest rumour to do the rounds is that Rockstar's massively anticipated sandbox shooter will be out this very month.SPOnG can confirm that alas, this is not the case."

Anything in there - the first paragraph?? - that may resonate around your patently empty braincasing that suggests that we - by actually speaking to the people concerned - have put paid to the rumour?

I thought not.

Go away quickly now

Tim Smith
Tim Smith 2 Oct 2007 16:16
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what? wrote:
you think this way ppl will visit your website? i don't think so... now fans will hate you for doing this. lol.


No - obviously not. People would be totally and utterly silly and daftto come to a website and comment on how people won't come to a website about... erm... I'm lost.

As for fans will hate us? Exactly why would that be? Did we delay the game?

Please go away rapidly

Tim
midgetiser 2 Oct 2007 17:06
7/9
Yeah, was reading about this last night.

Seems quite a stupid rumour but would be great (although never gonna happen). I think it added to the credibility of this rumour since the take two website hadnt been updated either and showed an october release. it seems nobody could be arsed updating their websites. http://www.take2games.com/index.php?p=games&title=gta4&platform=PLAYSTATION_3

Still, some people seem to think this is the "Big Bang" announcement which sony is planning. Surely if this was their big announcement they wouldnt stick it up on a website 2 weeks before it was announced!!

muppets!!
Tim Smith 2 Oct 2007 17:13
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midgetiser wrote:
Still, some people seem to think this is the "Big Bang" announcement which sony is planning. Surely if this was their big announcement they wouldnt stick it up on a website 2 weeks before it was announced!!muppets!!


I can quite confidently state that this is not the Big Bang announcement.

Cheers

Tim
deleted 2 Oct 2007 23:57
9/9
Wow whats going on at the moment a lot of spong bashers in the area, I think they need to stop and read the headline and the article before posting, trust me it helps people see what yourr talking isnt complete (maybe a little but not complete) b******s!

May Jebus be with you!

PS

Mr Smith, I think peeps are taking your Sig a little too litreally
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