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  1. I have just called 'Game' and they said thay are opening their store in Carmarthen at Midnight (Tuesday 12AM) for 1 hour (and aswell for most 'Game' stores) for people who have preordered I will update this once I have contacted Gamestation and HMV.

    I would have gone out to Camarthen to get it - I thought, "nah Camarthen wont do it" lol! I pre ordered with GAME online, instead of in-store argghhhh!!!

    u must be gutted.

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    A peek at Gamercard aggregator MyGamerCard.com reveals a long list of Xbox 360 users already racking up achievements on Grand Theft Auto IV since an illegal torrent of the game was leaked yesterday and early copies started showing up in people's homes.

    Neither Rockstar nor Microsoft itself have yet responded to Kotaku's requests for comment. Neither has Sony commented on any action it might take regarding video of the game being played on its network — video that GameTrailers, for its part, has since pulled — so it's unclear yet how any of them plan to address the software pirates.

    Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, did say, however, that he was unable to comment yet due to the "need to look into this further," so we can assume that Microsoft, at least, is investigating.

    Source kataku

  3. I am, plus I think this could actually have gone into my topic:


    But the only thing is that Game is only open for people you have preorderd it, people who haven't they have to wait for the normal opening time.

    So your saying if you pre - orderd it you get it the day before it comes out?

    No. What im saying is this. If you have already preordered the game from Game, they are opening the store for one hour on Midnight Tuesday 29th 2008 at 12AM. And people who haven't preordered they will have to wait untill the shop opens in your area.

    Plus the one hour opening is from Game only. GameStation and HMV are not doing it for some reason.

  4. I have just called 'Game' and they said thay are opening their store in Carmarthen at Midnight (Tuesday 12AM) for 1 hour (and aswell for most 'Game' stores) for people who have preordered I will update this once I have contacted Gamestation and HMV.

  5. The most anticipated gaming release of 2008 will light up many Future

    Shop stores across Canada at 12:01 AM for 1 hour on April 29

    BURNABY, BC, April 21 /CNW/ - Grand Theft Auto IV will pull into Future

    Shop, Canada's largest electronics retailer, starting at 12:01 AM on April 29.

    Future Shop has announced it will open 107 of its 131 stores for one hour at

    midnight for the launch of GTA IV. All Quebec stores and the Sudbury Future

    Shop will open early on Tuesday at 8AM on April 29. Grand Theft Auto IV has

    received rave reviews and is expected to break all previously set first week

    sales for a video game debut. Grand Theft Auto IV is anticipated to generate

    over $400 million dollars in the first week of sales in North America.

    "Future Shop is really excited about the launch of GTA IV," said Michelle

    Grawe, Director of Entertainment. "There is a lot of anticipation from our

    customers for this game and we want to offer it first by opening our stores at

    midnight where possible. We've opened previously at midnight for high caliber

    releases and we expect that this will be the biggest one to date."


    Midnight Opening Details:

    When: 12:01 AM on April 29 for 1 hour at all Future Shop stores (except

    in Quebec & Sudbury)

    Quebec Stores and Sudbury will open early at 8 AM on Tuesday,

    April 29

    Why: Most anticipated release of 2008; thousands of customers are

    expected in stores across Canada for the midnight release


    Media are invited to attend any Future Shop location for the launch on

    April 29. Photos and trailer are available by request.

    Special launch parties will occur in four major Canadian centres on April

    28 from 9 PM until midnight. Each launch party will feature a dee-jay and

    demos of the latest PlayStation games. The four launch parties will occur in:

    Toronto (Yonge and Dundas store), Vancouver (Broadway store), Calgary

    (Northland store), and Edmonton (Calgary Trail South). Customers will have a

    chance to win a prize of a PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) at each of the four


    Grand Theft Auto IV is available by pre-order in-store and online and is

    rated M for Mature; the game will only be sold to those 17 years and older.

    Any customer purchasing Grand Theft Auto IV in-store at midnight will receive

    a free "GTA IV" baseball cap (while supplies last).

    About Grand Theft Auto IV

    Developed by Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto IV will be available for the

    Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game systems. For each system there is a

    regular version plus a very limited Special Edition. Both include the full

    game, plus the Special Edition comes with special packaging, duffle bag, art

    book and CD soundtrack.

    About Future Shop

    With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store

    (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest

    retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. Future Shop and its more than

    10,000 employees are dedicated to providing customers with expert advice about

    home and entertainment technology both in-store and online. The company hosts

    an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to

    exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information

    (www.futureshopforums.ca). To help keep used electronics out of the landfills,

    Future Shop has an in-store recycling program for seven types of products (see

    www.futureshop.ca/green). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop is

    committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations

    dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see


    Source: NewsWire

  6. Fears have grown that copies of Grand Theft Auto IV might be mistakenly sold ahead of its official release date, after its publishers announced that the game was being delivered to retailers.

    Details of the game, which gets its global launch on April 29, have been kept a closely guarded secret by its maker, Rockstar Games. However, many fans fear that shops may unwittingly sell the game to customers early, and that information about the plot and the ending will be leaked on the internet.

    "The game is in production and in trucks en route to retailers," Ben Feder, chief executive officer of Take Two, Rockstar's parent company, told shareholders at the company's annual meeting.

    Such is the secrecy surrounding the highly anticipated game that only a handful of journalists have had the chance to play it, and most were only shown snippets rather than entire missions and levels.

    Industry analysts expect fans to buy about six million copies of the game in the first week of sale alone, raking in around $400 million (£200 million) for Rockstar Games.

    If so, it will smash the previous entertainment record, set last year by another video game, Halo 3, which sold five million copies in its first week when it was launched in September. Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Halo 3 was exclusive to the Xbox 360 platform.

    Fans are certainly entitled to worry about details of the game being leaked ahead of its release. Last year Argos sold copies of Halo 3 before it was officially released, blaming a "genuine administrative error" for the mistake.

    Rockstar Games will hope that by imposing a global release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, it will avoid some of the issues that surrounded the Halo 3 launch. On that occasion, the game went on sale in the US and Australasia a full 24 hours before it was released in Europe, and lead to clips of the game and the ending being posted on the YouTube video-sharing site.

    Grand Theft Auto IV, the latest instalment in the hugely successful, critically acclaimed and long-running franchise, follows the fortunes of Eastern European immigrant Niko as he turns to a life of crime in the US.

    Take Two, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is currently locked in a takeover battle with another high profile video game publisher, Electronic Arts. On Friday, EA dropped its bid for the company from $26 per share to $25.74, and extended the deadline for the offer until May 16.

    "EA continues to believe that the offer price is full and fair, and that a transaction between Take-Two and EA is the most compelling combination financially, strategically and operationally for all parties," said the company in a statement.

    EA originally announced its acquisition plans in March, but Take Two branded the offer "inadequate" and rejected it a week and a half later. The bid then turned hostile as Electronic Arts directly approached Take Two's shareholders. It succeeded in securing about eight per cent of Take Two's shares, but needs to push that up to 50 per cent for its takeover offer to succeed.

    Meanwhile, in the United States, a convicted criminal, Jonathan Lee Riches, has launched legal action against Take Two and Rockstar Games, blaming the "sex, drugs and violence" featured in their games for contributing towards his committing identity theft. Riches, currently in prison in South Carolina, also called for the companies to cease distribution of the "newest Grand Theft Auto games".

    Riches is a serial litigator - in the past he has filed legal actions against Martha Stewart, Tiger Woods, gossip blogger Perez Hilton and President Bush, among others. According to Fox News, he has also accused Britney Spears of holding him at gunpoint, and alleged that Apple's chief executive, Steve Jobs, employs OJ Simpson as a hitman.

    Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  7. Rockstar Games announced on Friday that Grand Theft Auto IV, published by Take-Two Interactive, has gone into mass production, and it promises a week opener of more than 6 million copies in North America.

    Grand Theft Auto IV is expected to be on store shelves on April 29 for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony PS3 videogame consoles.

    Take-Two CEO Ben Feder said the game is "in production and in trucks en route to retailers." The company is predicting large numbers for GTA IV, as much as $400 million, during its first week of sales.

    GTA IV begins with Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, hopes to escape his past. His cousin, Roman, enters the scene as together they explore fortune in Liberty City.

    They are soon dragged into a criminal underworld after they slip into debt by a series of shysters and thieves. The two soon discover that reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.

    The game is Rated "M" for Mature on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

    Source:: News Oxy

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