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Rockstar: 360 Version Of GTAIV "Superior" Comment Faked

Phil Harrison just recently said it best: "you can't believe everything you read on the Internet."

You may have noticed one of the biggest news articles that ripped across the Internet yesterday, claiming that a Rockstar employee had said the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV was "superior" to the PlayStation 3 version. This started on the the rrlmuk forums, and spread like wildfire from there. Evidently, the poster in question said he was Rockstar's Neil Corbett, and talked about better textures and faster loading times on the 360, which quickly enlivened 360 owners and disappointed PS3 owners. But according to the Videogaming247 blog, Rockstar has confirmed that the reported comments were not from Corbett.

“Regarding the [story],” said a Rockstar spokesperson. “I can confirm that this is not Neil Corbett from Rockstar North that has been posting on rllmuk.”

So let's reinforce the facts: we've known that the PS3 version of GTAIV was behind, but Rockstar continues to say that both versions will be extremely similar, if not identical. They haven't wavered on this standpoint one little bit, and that's that.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

3/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 10:11:09 PM

Can't wait for the day when developers fully utilize the PS3 and port everything down to the PC then 360.By then the 360 will be outdated (if not already) and Microsoft actually looking to make a true next-gen machine and not a bunch of parts off the shelf.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 11:06:01 PM

why are you so negative about the 360? it's not "a bunch of parts off the shelf." because it uses IBM cpus, which you cannot buy and a custom ATI gpu, also, something you can't buy.

say whatever you want about it being "next gen" or not... but the real purpose of the console is simple... a consistent platform. the "PC" is consistent in one detail... practically no two PC are the same. the sheer variety in hardware muliplied by the variety of software makes knowing whether a game would play on someone's PC a bit of a crap shoot at times.

as for the original article... all i know was the initial reports yesterday made me think it was fishy... but i didn't think about it anymore beyond that.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 11:46:23 PM

i agree with LCF. The 360 isnt a next gen console.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 @ 11:47:49 PM

i agree with LCF the 360's run out of steam

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Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 3:12:20 AM

That's good to hear!

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Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 7:25:14 AM

Well I have both systems and I can say the 360 is going to lose steam, but that will be over the next few years. Which is what Microsoft wants to do......move on to the next console after a few more years. But the 360 will get plenty of support until that time because bottom line, its easy to develop for. But the PS3 is a beast in power, probably almost too much....because its hard to learn its architecture and get to use all of its power, but that will change. If anyone has heard of the white engine, that is being used on the PS3, you'll know what I'm talking about.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 2:26:21 PM

the White Engine is no longer, it's been renamed to "Crystal Tools." and after the announcement at the GDC, it's now being ported to other platforms... including the Wii.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 3:49:20 PM

360 version superior. that's a bad joke, the 360 is a piece of crap that overheats. how could something with 1 gig less processing power ever outdo my ps3, it's just illogical. but i digress.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 8:38:13 PM

Whatever, both consoles have their own pluses and minuses.
Also, I figure that the dvd9 that the xbox uses will turn out to benefit compression technology.
Plus, isnt the GPU superior, in practice.
I think even Naughty Dog admitted that much.
Does it REALLY matter to any of you, though?
If so, why?
Let the developers worry about that stuff.
All you have to do is worry about how you are going to get those grubby 60 dollars to get your grubby hands on the grubby disc.
Its that simple. Don't go all fanboy on us.

Who the hell becomes a fanboy for Microsoft and Sony? Don't be retarded. They don't care about a fanboy; they care about the numbers of dollars the fanboyS bring in.

If you're going to be a fanboy; be a fanboy to, say, Rockstar North, or Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, for examples. Nintendo is acceptable since they produce it all, essentially. But even so, its big business.

Be a fanboy to the people who make the games. Not some stupid Playstation or Xbox rhetoric.

Personally, I have a 360, and really enjoy it.
Did i wish they suped it up more, like the ps3, with the built in hdd n blu ray
Hell ya. Microsoft killed HD DVD and are only hurting themselves with the hddless 360's.
But, still, it does not matter. Obviously, developers can make great games with the unit.

Besides, it's not like I could afford all the crap I want, anyways.
Therefore, I prefer optimism. Good games are out, are comming out, and will continue to come out. Bar none.

I do hope Rockstar flips MS the finger and makes GTA hdd only, though. It's not like Microsoft is going to deny them the licensing rights.

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Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 10:20:56 AM

Yeah, i never understood the fanboy thing...I just feel like I'm more impressed by the PS3 and PSP. I love my DS Lite tho, I just really don't see me using a 360 that much. I'm jealous of Gears of War tho, that one was a fun game :) I guess if I wanted to play with my friends all over the world that'd be the best choice tho cuz the PS3 isn't as online friendly yet.

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karneli lll
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 3:12:56 PM

@sadsadsamus -
fanboy??? its just facts about the 360,so dont hate the messenger,even if you might have the shorter end of the stick.

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Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 9:42:37 PM

Well for starters Epic I believe stated that Gears 2 would be for the PS3 but Microsoft held Epic to a 2 game deal.However Gears 3
will be for the PS3.As far with the 360 off the is!It is custom in the sense that its compact to over-heat.After 2 returns to Microsoft and waiting 3-4 weeks to get it back each time due to over-heating I end up buying an Elite which the HDMI does not even stream audio,Optics only.360 next-gen? not really its
like saying the duo-core from Intel is a next gen chip...its not.Cell RSX is able to out perform anything on the market today,tomorrow and prolly 6 years out.The Cell does a Hell of alot of the work and RSX does the support along with the SPUs,Instead of relying heavily on the GPU.After playing Mass effect alot I feel that the game would of run alot smoother on the PS3's hardware.PS3 is better suited at multitasking.Plus being an open system,I mean come on you see people combining PS3's to make super computers you dont see them combining 360's do you? lol

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Monday, March 10, 2008 @ 12:11:30 AM

360 is fun and has a good online interface but i dont think it is "nextgen." No HDD standard, no HD format optical drive, no rechargeable controllers standard, etc. i also dont like the psu brick on the end of it. lol. anyways it is quite capable now, but give it 2 years and it will be lacking...

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