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Grand Theft Auto IV Missing a Promised Feature

  It always sucks when games ship with a promised feature missing. With the release of Grand Theft Auto IV right around the corner, we're coming to find out more about the game. In this instance, the latest issue of EGM has confirmed that listening to music through Niko's cell phone while walking around the city has been removed. We aren't told why, but the fact remains, a cool feature is gone.

   Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time a GTA game has had a feature changed or removed, as we recall San Andreas was supposed to be shipped on a dual layer DVD. But when it came down to it, San Andreas ended up launching on a standard DVD, with other earlier planned features missing too.

   We're wondering if gamers will be able to find more missing features once the game launches next week on the 29th. I guess we have to wait and see. Until then, let's hope we don't hear about any more missing features until the game arrives.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

4/21/2008 Arnold Katayev

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tramp
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:14:41 AM
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bull shit
i really wanted this feature.
i read the review in opm and it said it had this and that it was great.poop

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LegioN
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:14:44 AM
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Oh poo :( Hopefully nothing important is taken out, well hopefully nothing at all.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 11:20:01 AM
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Maybe they'll add it in an update if there's enough demand for it. In other words, let's start begging.

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babyjay
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 12:26:19 PM
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we have to wait and play the game to see what else is missing shoot...

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Deleted User
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 1:59:13 PM
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I blaim the 360 if they built this game on a blu-ray (full 50 gigs) it could have been all new york state! maybe gta 5?

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Minishmaru
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 2:05:27 PM
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awww boo blah blah blah. How come noone made a big deal of the new layout for PSX?!? Its VERY nice!!! ::applauds:: I'm more excited about it than GTA not having that feature lol

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K Phantom
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 2:17:39 PM
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OMG how dare them? i hate this. this was the most important thing to me, cuz lets face it, GTA is GTA rinse and repeat. I need that feature and what happen to buy music online and ringtones and stuff!!!!! I think in some misterious way, EA is involved (yes i blame them for everything, even extinction of dinosaurs)


P.S. I LOVE ur new design!

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Xanavi23
Monday, April 21, 2008 @ 4:52:10 PM
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WOOOOOO EA BEGINS CUTTING PRODUCTION TIME AND SPEEDING UP THE RELEASE-DATE AT THE COST OF QUALITY, OH YEAAA !!!

(thats duffman for those who didnt get it, cant blame you, hard without my voice being heard).

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OhYessss
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 1:52:16 AM
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Damn, this looked really cool...
Love the new style. A lot more sleek.

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orangpelupa
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 10:53:00 AM
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rockstar will make that feature on sale on xbox live. lol

you buy the "cellphone" mp3 player software for Nico with real world money..... >.<

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 12:55:47 PM
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I don't think theyll sell something like that, PSN or Live... No one would buy something like that. Besides when you think about it, How many of you are actually going to walk around listening to your phone while there is all this other noise around you it would be a headacke!... How many of you are gonna walk around PERIOD. I don't find this feature one of those -Must Have- features. BUT, It would be cool to have it still.

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jonny_wonny
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 2:03:17 PM
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You know what? This would have been a cool feature, but the fact that they took it out doesn't bother me one bit. After reading a few interviews with Dan Houser, and based on the amount of work I know they put into the game, I completely trust that they made this decision _only_ to make the game better. It doesn't matter whether or not _I_ can see a reason to do this, but the fact is that the folks at Rockstar really put a lot of thought into all of these decisions, and they probably take a lot of things into account that most of us wouldn't think about.

The decision obviously wasn't made because of hardware constraints, so I really believe this to be true. And you know what? I can see why they would do something like this. If you were able to walk around listening to the radio all the time, it wouldn't be as special any more. There's probably a lot of stuff on the radio, but it's not unlimited. They don't want to show it to you all at once. Once that happened (once you started hearing repeats) it would remove a lot of the *feeling* of the game, and they really worked hard to make the game *feel* the way it does, to make it *feel* alive. Repeats would make the game feel, well, stale.

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evilweasl55
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 6:47:03 PM
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if that is the only feature takin out then that would be sweet,i hope they keep everything else in. I been waiting for this game since the 360 came out

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deeksy23
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @ 9:00:14 PM
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good point jonny wonny ..... the game will still be great even without this feature

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Jdogtoocool
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 9:29:22 PM
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The reason the creaters of GTA4 in Rockstar took out the whole cell phone music thing was because of that whole deal about Microsoft buying the licence to be able to upload music onto games on consoles. So Rockstar didn't want to make one system better than the other by allowing the 360 owners to be able to upload music with the cell phone thing...

I think that was very rediculous since the PS3 already has some scenes where PS3 owners will be able to use the abilities of the six-axis controller to figure out how to get through the mission or task...it's good to be a PS3 owner...

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