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  • Shad0ww

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:27 PM Edited by Shad0ww, 21 September 2017 - 06:27 PM.

This is a question to anyone who knows any info about this. I have a guide book for GTA IV, being a long time fan of the game I decided to keep it. It's called "THE RUFFIANS GUIDE to Liberty City" and it's basically a book that contains a lot of info regarding the things that you do in GTA IV such as how much the weapons cost, about the radios, easter eggs ect... Today I was searching up this book and I could find little to no information about this book. I only found 2 pictures, a yahoo answer and a website called picclick.co.uk with 2 previous auctions for this book, as well as an ebay post.


On the back of the book in the bottom right corner is the logo of a company named "Imagine Publishing" which is a,


"UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines" - Wikipedia


Here are the websites that contained the title of the book from a google search,


Link 1: picclick.co.uk/The-Ruffians-Guide-To-Liberty-City-GTA-Grand-262757975381.html

Link 2: https://answers.yaho...01122155AArNHtE

Link 3: picclick.com.au/The-Lord-Of-The-Rings-The-Battle-For-222319330794.html


Unfortunately, the yahoo answer only credits the title of the book. 


Searching the entire source code for Link 1 reveals nothing related to the book. Only thing is the word Ruffian and it's related to lord of the rings.


Searching Link 2s source code reveals nothing.


Searching Link 3s source code reveals nothing.


So these links are pointless, unless I put them through the way back machine. Doing so, all 3 links don't have any archives.


So I went back to the picclick.co.uk website and tried to find anythings related to the book and I found 1 that links back to ebay.


Link 4: https://picclick.co....2735532631.html

Link 5: http://www.ebay.co.u...2252&rmvSB=true


I've realized that this post has no structure and will probably be ignored. Something to note is my book is the PS version instead of the Xbox version like many I've seen. Anyone could tell me if this is anything special or if I'm overpraising something irreverent.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:40 AM

I actually vaguely remember this, though I may be just remembering the style of the artwork at the time. This is a case where something vaguely helpful given away for free in a magazine turns into a collectible. Much like the extras given away with the special edition, the items are only worth anything to die-hard fans and are only as valuable as whatever people wish to pay. In other words, you'd probably get a few quid for it but it's worth far more to actually own.


What else is in the book? I'd be interested to see. I assume there's not much more than what you'd find in the manual. Either way, that's a neat item to own.

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