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Episodes From Liberty City Pushed Back To April 13

Those of you hoping to snag Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City at the end of this month will be forced to wait just a bit longer.

According to an update by Rockstar Games, "a last-minute game submission request from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe" has forced the company to delay the new GTA episodes for a couple weeks. Now, they're set to come to the PS3 and PC on April 13 in North America and April 16 in Europe. The two downloadable episodes from The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony will be available on the same dates, and if you're wondering why a European request has caused a delay for North American gamers, it's because Rockstar wanted to stick to a worldwide simultaneous release. As for the common question, "Why is content being edited just for the European release?," they've got an answer to that, too:

"There are different regional requirements for content – whether dictated by ratings boards like the ESRB and BBFC or by SCEE – this is pretty standard in the world of entertainment."

Yeah, you should've seen that one coming. The only question left is, what exactly did they remove? What will our European friends be missing? Well, either way, nobody will be getting Episodes from Liberty City - or those two DLC packs - this month. So you'll just have to find a way to deal with it.

3/18/2010 9:18:42 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:48:27 PM
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Quite too late for most of us to care.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:27:21 PM

I agree and Rockstar can thank M$ for that.

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bOnEs
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:29:43 AM

i must be one of the few that does still care... and i know ben still cares too... i'm upset at the delay but, i still look forward to playing it...

it's like the PS3 people are getting GTAV, being that it's been so long from the original games release... it feels like a brand new experience to me... i can't wait to tear up the streets of liberty city from a couple of different perspectives :D...

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oldmike
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 4:56:25 PM

i felt GTA4 was overrated its a 8 to me but gets old
still yet to replay after the pach do to this

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inkme101
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:48:33 PM
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ill still give it a play through. no matter what ill always be a GTA fan! my birthday is april 12th i guess my ol' lady will have to get me this on the 13th.

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mike rlz
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 9:54:43 PM
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"Well, either way, nobody will be getting Episodes from Liberty City - or those two DLC packs - this month. So you'll just have to find a way to deal with it."

i'm confused, i thought episodes was the two dlc packs and then some? i thought it was just updated with more music, some of which was exclusive. i remember the good ol days of gta III hearing several royce da 5'9" tracks after stealing a car. reppin the 313!

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 9:23:29 AM

you get a thumbs up just for being from the detroit area lol

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Hezzron
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:16:46 PM
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Well fans have waited this long, I suppose a bit longer won't hurt too much.

As far as the edit goes, perhaps Gay Tony WASN'T gay enough for Europe.....maybe they wanted him to be a little more fabulous.

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Jawknee
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:39:04 PM

haha there's a litmus test to how gay you need to be in a video game in Europe.

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 9:18:36 AM

Maybe they're adding MikeHawk? LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:42:49 PM
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PASS, they should give us this crap for free.

So this is why Rock* said that PS3 owners would be REALLY happy with them? Horsefeathers.

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Danny007
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 10:47:59 PM
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Enough with the game delays!!!!!

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Milonakis
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:23:28 PM
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WWHD. What would Hideo do?

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:37:40 AM

He wouldn't delay.

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Milonakis
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:46:49 AM

That's because Hideo is super cereal about his games.

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:51:02 PM

Unless he's releasing Peace Walker.

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JDC80
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:30:44 PM
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Make it 15 bucks,have a crap load of trophies and all would be forgiven on the delay.

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playSTATION
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:41:49 PM
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honestly i dont evn care abt this nemore. they shud have released it the same time as xbox but they whored out

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FM23
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 11:55:58 PM
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These episodes should be priced around $30 because seriously, there is no real reason to go purchase a game that should have been offered to PS3 owners from the get go. I will still be getting this because I love GTA and single players oriented games, but Rockstar shouldn't have waited this long nor should they be delaying a 'delayed' release.

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FxTales
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:02:13 AM
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I wanted them when they first released but that want has fizzled out.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:33:47 AM
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Didn't Kojima say a delay after an announced release date is the greatest sin a developer can commit or something to that effect?

tsk tsk R*. Just pouring salt on the wound.

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Silent_J
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:49:58 AM

I bet you Kojima went up to Rockstar's HQ then opened up a can of whoopasss on them .

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SmokeyPSD
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:06:09 AM
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argh, fanfuckingtastic. not only is it delayed, but aus is getting another damn editing of it. WHY. it was released here before fine for christs sake.

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Oxvial
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:31:32 AM
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I hope they cut the penis scene, we in Sony userbase don't have interest on see old man's penises.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:03:33 AM

the xbots enjoyed that scene quite a bit

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___________
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:58:31 AM
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only question left is is possible for a video game to come out without ever being delayed?
it never use to be this bad, but ever since last year its almost every single bloody day were getting news of a game being delayed.
i mean come on, enough is enough.
i wish i could delay the release of my 6 assignments because there not ready.
oh, sorry sir i cant hand in my assignment today i found a piece of info i wanted in there and did not have time to implement it.
i promise ill give it to you next week.

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:36:48 AM
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Sorry, this is one reason I hadn't gotten gtaiv in the first place. I'm sick of companies ripping me off by giving me half a game at release. Then they doubled the damage by not even giving us the rest of it until after xbots were tired of playing it.

I'm done supporting companies for screwing me over and treating me like a second rate customer.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:20:08 AM

There's no way on earth GTAIV was "incomplete." Every piece of extra content that came later was a true-blue add-on that had absolutely nothing to do with the original story in GTAIV, and it was obviously never intended for it.

This idea that ALL DLC is somehow just a trick for gamers, that it was ALL supposed to be in the original game, needs to die. It's going to hurt the industry if people keep thinking this way; it's NOT true. It has been known to happen, yes, but let's not over-generalize and make it so nobody ever buys any DLC again.

That wouldn't be a good thing.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 3/19/2010 10:20:59 AM

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 2:26:19 PM

True Ben, I've been a little soured toward this game since they gave all this to M$ early. Just irritates me, the game was multi-plat and yet they got this content a long time ago. Just sour grapes I guess.

That and the dlc that is constantly released for games at release is really annoying to me, sour grapes towards dlc also I guess.

Thanks Ben, sometimes I need to be put in my place. =)

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tlpn99
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 8:07:43 AM
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So this will mean I'll have to get a copy from the States so I wont have to worry about missing content in the game ? FFS I should have just kept my 360 copy and not traded it in in the first place!

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 8:33:29 AM
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i ain't about to pay $40 a piece for this BS. they're about 2 years too late. they can shove this dlc up their a**es

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 9:20:13 AM
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The longer they delay it's release the longer they're delaying the inevitable price drop. Sorry, but the game is under 30 on Amazon, I'm certainly not about to buy this for 40.

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Button Masher
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:00:22 AM
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I'm still looking forward to playing this for the first time, but I have to ask:

These games have been out for some time and NOW they want to make changes? What did the censors miss over the last 8 months (or so) since it was a M$ exclusive???

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redman479
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:04:49 PM
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Who cares? I'd rather have GTA 5.

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RustEDalex
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:40:44 PM
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Isn't obvious what they had to remove the scene with the part where they show the WIENER!!

this is day 1 purchase for me, been waiting so long for it.

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sha4dowknight05
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:31:49 PM
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hahaha gta 4 multiplayer for the ps3 still blows hard i mean i cannot join friends invite them and if i do invite it takes 10 minutes to get to them so hey they should be thinking about a patch for all that crap that's still in the multiplayer also the frame rate is horrible for the ps3 version.

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tlpn99
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:22:14 PM
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If it was an Uncharted 2 update DLC or Killzone 2 of any other PS3 exclusive no one would be moaning im sure. Is this not a case of sour grapes ? Ok it has come out ages later but come on it gives you extra time to spend playing extra levels in your fave games in the past. Ok if you didn't like GTA4 then don't buy this and move on. For thos that did love it for me when I had the 360 version it was £30 for the DLC to me that was £15 a new game that lasted 8-10 hours (do not new games last this longer even less if your a MW2/BC2 fan)?

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