Political Madness Gone Correct: GTA IV Hits PC

Just in time for Christmas

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Political Madness Gone Correct: GTA IV Hits PC
Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto IV will be coming to the PC.

This isn't to say that PC gamers won't have a bit of a wait because the port of the best-seller won't be out until November 21st in Europe, while our cousins over in Canada and countries below it (excluding Alaska) will get it three days earlier on the 18th.

Nothing has been said directly about operating systems, but SPOnG is assuming that "on PC" means "on Windows PC", and in order to sell any that means "on XP as well as Vista". We've contacted Rockstar to see if Linux or straight-out Mac will get a look in.

A PC version of the game has been rumoured previously, with a cover for the Malaysian edition of PC Gamer sporting news of the port. At the time, Rockstar called it "rumour and speculation".

Given that just about every other GTA game ever found its way onto the PC, however, it was always pretty likely that this would happen.

Sam Houser, co-founder of Rockstar, is also being quoted as saying our favourite piece of CorproBS - so you can really bet your week's beer money that a PR person said this and not Sam at all. Here goes anyway... "We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV."

That must be about the 521st "We are very excited" quote this year... anyway, Sam or the PR person continues, "The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can't wait for people to play it." Anyone else disappointed that we can't even get an interesting quote out of the founder of gaming's most rock 'n' roll company in an announcement?

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Comments

schnide 7 Aug 2008 10:29
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PR is one big in-joke. These kind of press releases only exist to prove how much soul-less one PR executive can sound over another.

If I wrote in PR for one of these companies, I'd get their games noticed every day and I could do it without all this bullshit corporate speak or resorting to the kind of tacky publicity stunts as we've seen over the past couple of years.
Twoozle 7 Aug 2008 16:22
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schnide wrote:
If I wrote in PR for one of these companies, I'd get their games noticed every day and I could do it without all this bullshit corporate speak or resorting to the kind of tacky publicity stunts as we've seen over the past couple of years.


I am very excited to read that. How would you sell Mmmmmmm, say and adventure with, say, Barbie, a horse and a riding crop?

SuperSaiyan4 8 Aug 2008 12:04
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I just got rid of my collectors edition GTA 4 on Xbox 360, game is over rated and nothing special.
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