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    News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    It’s also the most successful UK game launch ever.
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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    twice as much as they spent on it. sweet

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Looking forward to picking up a second hand copy in a year or so

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Well they made zip out of me - didn't buy it (even the sooper, dooper, bells and whistles edition that Game were pushing hard). Got really put off by GTAIV which didn't appeal - too much (aimless?) driving around for my tastes. That said, if it looks any good (opinions welcomed) then I'll probably pony up for a sale price (would have preferred PC). Good news for the UK games industry though.

    Made me smile though that on the GTAV launch day Volition, the makers of Saints Row, decided to launch a free "GAT V" DLC item for SRIV. So the GTA/SR needle match is still going on ...
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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Not on PC, so I don't care.
    Sucks though tbh, stupid kiddie consoles :/

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    Not on PC, so I don't care.
    Sucks though tbh, stupid kiddie consoles :/
    Thing is, though, that GTA never really worked on PC particularly well. I'm a hardcore PC gamer myself and I'll defend PC gaming forever but I always found that there's something about GTA that really craves an Xbox controller and a sofa.

    Historical sales figures for GTA on PC will back that up, too.

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    [...] but I always found that there's something about GTA that really craves an Xbox controller and a sofa.
    yup, that's how I do it. on a PC

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    COD:Ghosts is coming.

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Perfect timing from Rockstar - near peak console ownership and spend, with new consoles not out yet.

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Well they made zip out of me - didn't buy it (even the sooper, dooper, bells and whistles edition that Game were pushing hard). Got really put off by GTAIV which didn't appeal - too much (aimless?) driving around for my tastes. That said, if it looks any good (opinions welcomed) then I'll probably pony up for a sale price copy on the PC. Good news for the UK games industry though.

    Made me smile though that on the GTAV launch day Volition, the makers of Saints Row, decided to launch a free "GAT V" DLC item for SRIV. So the GTA/SR needle match is still going on ...
    I loved San Andreas but GTA IV was a massive disappointment to me. Think I stuck at it for 8 hours and gave up. Can't really put my finger on it but just didn't find the game to be fun at all, think it was all too samey. Or maybe it was just the lack of a country music channel on the radio.

    GTA V is not GTA IV. It's San Andreas on steroids. 4 hours in and thoroughly enjoying it having barely scratched the surface. The only complaint I have right now is I can't find a clothes shop anywhere!

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Where did all the 13 years olds get all that money from?

    Will wait for the PC version myself.

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    Not on PC, so I don't care.
    Sucks though tbh, stupid kiddie consoles :/
    Thing is, though, that GTA never really worked on PC particularly well. I'm a hardcore PC gamer myself and I'll defend PC gaming forever but I always found that there's something about GTA that really craves an Xbox controller and a sofa.

    Historical sales figures for GTA on PC will back that up, too.
    gta is pc franchise ...and worked fine until gta 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Thing is, though, that GTA never really worked on PC particularly well. I'm a hardcore PC gamer myself and I'll defend PC gaming forever but I always found that there's something about GTA that really craves an Xbox controller and a sofa.
    Remember being righteously hacked off with the first GTA I got on the PC - not that playable with keyboard/mouse. Then someone suggested getting a USB->PS1 controller interface and it was a lot more enjoyable after that.

    Actually I find most driving based games are a LOT more enjoyable with a "proper" game controller than keyboard. And with ones like GTA, SR, etc if you're trying to drive AND shoot at the same time then you end up with "keyboard spider" syndrome. Also the last Assassins Creed I played on PC was more fluid with gamepad too. Then again, only an idiot would try and snipe with a game pad - mouse rules!
    Quote Originally Posted by hackerDON View Post
    COD:Ghosts is coming.
    I know - pre-order already in - but I'm not convinced that it's going to be as wildly popular as CoD's of the past. Folks I know are already saying that it's getting a bit stale/long-in-the-tooth and folks are MUCH more enthused about the destructable environments in BF4. Plus, I'm going to suggest that the hype (no insult intended) around GTAV must have taken some of the wind out of the usual pre-CoD hypegasm.

    As a CoD SP fan, I'm looking forward to this years release - especially if it has: an involving - and not too short - SP campaign, and no zombie-based "special feature". CoD:BO2 I thought was a bit disappointing - the pacing was quite inconsistent and I didn't take to the sci-fi story line at all.
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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    I'm waiting for the PC version which I hope will launch around the same time as the PS4 and Xbox One game releases.

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    I'm a forever pc gamer, but ill get it for my console though canny wait that long, amazing game

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    Re: News - Grand Theft Auto V publisher rakes in £500m within 24 hours

    come on you will get more sales if you come to pc

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