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YoungGun

GTA 4 PC version Delayed

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heat84

Would somebody explain me something? I pre-ordered the game from Amazon and choose their free shipping which is 5 to 9 days. In the E-Mail I got from them telling me about the delay, it said:

Release date: 12/02/2008

    Estimated arrival date: 12/15/2008 - 12/19/2008

 

WTF!!?? Why is the shipping time longer? Why is it gonna take at least 2 weeks to ship? Are they routing it through Australia? Does this mean they're gonna wait a week before shipping it? They weren't gonna do that for the original release date. Why now?

 

I've never pre-ordered(or even bought) a game before. How does it work? Does Amazon get the game a couple days before the official release date and ship it on the release date or do they get it when they get it and then ship it?

 

 

This delay iis for everybody, not just the US right?

 

 

I think the reason for the delay (if its true) is to take advantage of the Christmas season.

 

 

OK, I bought Nintendo games (And Atari too I think) when I was a kid. But I only chose them and didn't actually pay for them so maybe that doesn't count. tounge2.gif

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OverTheBelow
Would somebody explain me something? I pre-ordered the game from Amazon and choose their free shipping which is 5 to 9 days. In the E-Mail I got from them telling me about the delay, it said:
Release date: 12/02/2008

    Estimated arrival date: 12/15/2008 - 12/19/2008

 

WTF!!?? Why is the shipping time longer? Why is it gonna take at least 2 weeks to ship? Are they routing it through Australia? Does this mean they're gonna wait a week before shipping it? They weren't gonna do that for the original release date. Why now?

 

I've never pre-ordered(or even bought) a game before. How does it work? Does Amazon get the game a couple days before the official release date and ship it on the release date or do they get it when they get it and then ship it?

 

 

This delay iis for everybody, not just the US right?

 

 

I think the reason for the delay (if its true) is to take advantage of the Christmas season.

 

 

OK, I bought Nintendo games (And Atari too I think) when I was a kid. But I only chose them and didn't actually pay for them so maybe that doesn't count. tounge2.gif

Don't forget that there are millions of people wanting the same thing as you. This could just be traffic. turn.gif

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Tomern11

What the?!!!!!!!

Do you live in the US?

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Tigas

ehhehe i'm from europe 21 november i have it : D

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FunGt

In europe the game will NOT be released before the USA. It is just impossible.

Btw, Gamesforwindows says 4 december...

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heat84

I just logged in to my account at Amazon and it says ship date December 8th. Why is there a 6 day delay? There wasn't a delay for the original release date.

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method.man 2

 

In europe the game will NOT be released before the USA. It is just impossible.

Btw, Gamesforwindows says 4 december...

well the console version was released earlier in europe than in the USA (all be it 5 hours but thats besides the point)

also when you consider the game is made by a european based company why shouldnt we get it before the americans

we usually always have to wait a few days or even weeks to get our hands on games that americans have already completed and are gathering dust

why is it an unwritten law that America MUST have everything before europe,

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heat84
why is it an unwritten law that America MUST have everything before europe,

Because that's the pecking order of the world. USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa, and Canada bringing up the rear. tounge.gif

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noid449

i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

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Moustacheo

Well the game is developed in the UK but is most likely published in the US, so it'll probably be delayed for us too. I do find it odd though that the EU/AUS release date is officially unchanged, but it's not worth getting your hopes up.

 

Another 2 weeks wait does suck but so long as the final product is good then all this bother will soon be forgotten. For me personally it's not so bad since I'm at uni and so get a 4 week holiday starting on the 6th Dec biggrin.gif, which will be just in time for what I assume will be the 5th Dec release of GTA4 over here. Also Fallout 3 is out tomorrow, that'll more than tide me over till December.

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heat84

 

i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

Yes your're absolutely right. France is last. lol.gif

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jesushumper

I've already paid for MY copy, but I'll download it ASAP. Once a final version gets online, it'll be everywhere. This delay actually may end up hurting sales...

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TheRealPcGamer

And what about the Europe and rest world release date? Looks like delayed too. But this doesn't make me too disappointed, I have my first exam on 21st Nov.

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SynTerro

Hmm reasons...?

 

-Bugfixes

-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans

-New LIVE delay?

-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

 

Anyways it's not a dissaster it's only 2 weeks and I rather have a game that works than a game that crashes all the time(if that is the case).

 

This give me time to concentrate my gaming hours on FM09 and Left 4 Dead those two weeks.

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TheRealPcGamer
Hmm reasons...?

 

-Bugfixes

-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans

-New LIVE delay?

-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

 

For me, I think the new LIVE delay is the main thing, besides that, maybe they're preparing the special edition, just for the US.

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DC93
i thought france was last ....see`s this turning bad very quickly ....my bad yo !

Yes your're absolutely right. France is last. lol.gif

At least no one said anything about Welsh, you f*ckers. turn.gif

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SynTerro
Hmm reasons...?

 

-Bugfixes

-Last minutes changes in the publishing plans

-New LIVE delay?

-New bugs spotted on the new LIVE?

 

For me, I think the new LIVE delay is the main thing, besides that, maybe they're preparing the special edition, just for the US.

There probably will be spesial edition for europe to then

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TheRealPcGamer

Maybe...The 2 weeks delay is the cost. I think most of us don't like the Special edition for PC. Just want to play the game.

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SynTerro
Maybe...The 2 weeks delay is the cost. I think most of us don't like the Special edition for PC. Just want to play the game.

Well special edition is'nt supposed to be for most us anyway, if people buy it why not?

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DHoff

Even though it was delayed, It will help me earn more money to upgrade on the bullsh*t specs.

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Styl

I'm confused. Has the delay been confirmed by R*? Or is it just the other sites changing their dates and it will most likely turn out to be delayed? confused.gif

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mkey82
So, with GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas all being released on time (6 months after console releases)

Hasn't SA been delayed for one week?

 

 

when you consider the game is made by a european based company why shouldnt we get it before the americans

we usually always have to wait a few days or even weeks to get our hands on games that americans have already completed and are gathering dust

It's an European game developing company based in New York. Much bigger issue is the fact US market is just terrible for PC sales. They managed to sell only a few hundred thousand copies of SA.

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-vilx-
hope that still remain 21 of november at least for europe otherwise i will be playing need for speed or call of duty world at war until it gets released...Damn rockstar you destroyed me devil.gif and i have been counting days now its month not weeks devil.gif

same here, i play COD5 and Undercover til GTA4

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DML
Hasn't SA been delayed for one week?

I'm not sure. I wasn't following that release as closely as I'm following this one. If it was, then it is evidence that this timing/deadline problem of Rockstar's has been getting progressively worse with each release of GTA. smile.gif

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MISTO

In the preview from clubic they are saying that the release date didn't change.

 

 

Rappelons que malgré les dernières rumeurs, la sortie de Grand Theft Auto IV sur PC est toujours officiellement fixée au 21 novembre prochain.

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Khalids19

But i think its better that they delay it because people will be busy buying cod5 and nfs undercover so its better that they delay it in order to get more Market

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Slamman

I think we were looking at Gamespot's site the other night and there was a blurb about it being early December release? I didn't know what the date was, however. So it's not any skin off my nose... and being broke as well.

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Gigablub

Pre-ordered from Amazon UK yesterday - delivery date is quoted as 21 Nov 08. No official confirmation of delay from Rockstar.

 

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