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Old 01-29-2010, 03:29 AM
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Default Liberty City Episodes comes to PC/PS3

Oh well, better late than never. I know I'll probably be getting this.

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We are happy to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® - LIVE on March 30, 2010. For the first time, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows - LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.

The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows® LIVE on March 30, 2010. Each episode boasts the same detailed and immersive Liberty City we all know and love. Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will have the chance to once again listen to the dulcet tones of Liberty City Radio.

The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City’s seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang’s leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City’s high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends. Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.
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I'd actually prefer to buy the episodes on disc. Glad it's finally coming.
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Pass for me. I wasn't a big fan of GTA4 in the first place and March is already god awful for gaming time.
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So much for exclusivity/
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So much for exclusivity/
Microsoft is only concerned with timed exclusives these days. They figure when the game finally gets to the PS3 the large majority of people who bought it, would have already bought and played it on the 360. Bioshock is a good example of that, its world wide sales has the 360 version at roughly 2.5 mill and the PS3 version at 500k.
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I think most of us knew this would eventually happen.

The episodes didn't sell as well as R* hoped, so this is a way for them to make some more off it.
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Microsoft is only concerned with timed exclusives these days. They figure when the game finally gets to the PS3 the large majority of people who bought it, would have already bought and played it on the 360. Bioshock is a good example of that, its world wide sales has the 360 version at roughly 2.5 mill and the PS3 version at 500k.
Bioshock isn't a good example. It came out over a year after the 360/PC versions, seems like it was more of a "we made this game for 360, it sold great, let's port it to PS3".

$50 million for just timed exclusivity, ouch.
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$50 million for just timed exclusivity, ouch.
Beliving a number without knowing the details of the contract, ouch.
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Beliving a number without knowing the details of the contract, ouch.
The number has not been in question for some time though, as it's been brought up in Take Two's conference call as receiving 25 million upon delivery of each episode. =)
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Beliving a number without knowing the details of the contract, ouch.
AFAIK, it wasn't a "payoff" but a loan from MS to R* with certain terms. I really didn't think that MS actually paid that much for mere exclusive DLC's.

The loan terms are probably lose and MS likely expected GTAIV to be the phenomenon that GTA3 was last gen. That honor went to the COD MW series.
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