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First Review Of GTAIV Goes Up, Gets Pulled

While the reviewer in question claims Rockstar didn't have anything to do with it, we're inclined to believe otherwise. initially ran the world's first review of Grand Theft Auto IV, but as you can see, that review is now gone and a retraction has been posted.

Thing is, we're pretty certain there's an embargo on the game and any review posted now would definitely be in violation of that. Maybe Rockstar didn't contact this guy and he figured this out on his own, or maybe Rockstar really did throw down the gauntlet...either way, the review is now gone. Well, we've got some eagle-eyed members in our forum, and they went and snagged it before the review had to be removed. Wanna see? You may go check our forums for it; we're not linking to it because Rockstar may not like that... We'll be contacting Rockstar to see if they have an official reply to this, and if we have to make any adjustments, but we imagine everything will be fine. As you can see, it was a great review, and while the retraction says a new review will be written, we like seeing this early feedback.

We expect to have our review of GTAIV up ASAP, but we promise you it won't go live until Rockstar lets it go live. We like to play by the rules here at PSXE, no matter how badly we might want the illustrious title of the "first site to review the biggest game of the year."

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

4/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:24:39 AM

Let me rephrase you last 5 words. it should read, "biggest game ever."

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 2:16:20 AM

Its interesting.. I agree that isn’t a reliable source for reviews, but then who’s to say that he didn’t actually have both versions? Ive seen a video of someone booting up GTA4 on their ps3, ive seen what looks like the intro. So if that was real, who's to say that this guy didnt have both versions. I really am in two minds about his review, and the fact that its not from a site like Psxe or IGN could make us all not even think twice about this being a proper review. Theres a couple of issues I have with it, but at the end of the day no one can prove if it is real or not until we start seeing reviews from other sources.

I think hearing from what Rockstar have to say will be very important. Im sure they will deny that anyone has a copy of it, but I think it’s how they 'say' it which will be interesting. Some may protest too much if you know what I mean.

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 7:20:43 AM

Thats great and all, but in reality, what does it really come down to?It's not about the previews, it aint about reviews, or some little scandal or gossip about the game.What it all comes down to is the game itself.Instead of worrying, was that a real review, how about think, I wanna play that dang game on April 29th and see it for myself rather then listening to other people having a good time playing it.

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 8:45:34 AM

"first site to review the biggest game of the year."

You're talking about MGS4, right?

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Tim Speed24
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 11:34:04 AM

I said it before and I'll say it again. The 50gig Blu-ray can hold more and bring a grander scale of a game to life versus a 9gig Xbox 360 DVD. GTAIV would have been sooo much better if only developed for PS3. I don't mean the 360 couldn't get 'thier' version...but why do us PS3 owners have to suffer because of an inferior console thats out there. No HD movie capability and the accessory they backed (a $200 option HD-DVD) has failed.

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karneli lll
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:20:17 PM

Well said Timster

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