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I stopped with the consoles because of the all the exclusive crap. I payed $300 for my system, and now I can't play some game because supermegacorp wants an extra $5. Screw that, PC is where it's at anyways.
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I stopped with the consoles because of the all the exclusive crap. I payed $300 for my system, and now I can't play some game because supermegacorp wants an extra $5. Screw that, PC is where it's at anyways.
I agree. GTA IV was like a godsend to me for the new console generation. Now with all the hussy fuss and it being released on the 360, but not the PC (not outright anyway) I don't think i'm even going to bother with it. I would have bought a PS3 a few days before its release and bought the game soon afterwards, but this is just too much. Alls I can say is rockstar should consider making their PC version boss. Thats where all the real fun (modding, etc.) is at.
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PS3 had already tried and failed to get the exclusive rights to the game but failed, now your having a go at MS for trying the same to secure their market.

I think somehow you know nothing about business.
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I stopped with the consoles because of the all the exclusive crap. I payed $300 for my system, and now I can't play some game because supermegacorp wants an extra $5. Screw that, PC is where it's at anyways.
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Hmmm Microsoft is getting desperate.....

It's not that Microsoft is getting desperate...Fanboy.
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It's not that Microsoft is getting desperate...Fanboy.
it is since they are paying 50 million for Rockstar to only release a few extra little bits on xbox live and not PSN....yes that is so smart since it won't sell any consoles....Microsoft won't make any money out of this and it is different than an exclusive game....
post #27 of 34
You keep saying that but with Microsoft investing so much, I can guarantee they are expecting worthwhile content for their investment.

And I said it before, I'm not a big GTA fan and I most likely won't even buy this game but have you seen the popularity of GTA? This downloadable content has the distinct possibility to sway more people into buying 360s and 360 versions of the game.

Analysts are already drawing their own opinions from this deal - http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?op...=6023&Itemid=2

It could be right, half right or completely wrong. But you have to admit that when a company is willing to put this much money behind something, they think it will pay off.
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I don't see what the big fuss is, this has been reported as an advance several times over the internet, which happens quite frequently in the video game industry, although it usually happens between publishers and developers.

From that next-gen article

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In other words, Microsoft is confident that Take-Two's portion of the revenue generated by GTA IV content downloads will surpass the $50 million advance paid.

"Microsoft basically said that it's happy to pay [Take-Two] in advance $50 million in revenue that [Take-Two] is going to receive from GTA IV downloads," he said.

Microsoft takes about a 30 percent cut from Xbox Live Marketplace content sales, according to Pachter.

Taking that 70/30 split (publisher/Microsoft) and the $50 million advance into account, Microsoft is apparently confident that GTA IV download revenues over Xbox Live will be at least $70 million.

If revenues don't meet that figure, Take-Two will have to return some of the advance, according to Pachter. But he said that there's no reason to believe Take-Two would actually miss that revenue target.
Advances happen all the time in this industry, while 50m dollars is a lot, its not that big of a deal.
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I don't' get this whole thing.... if they won't have this content for the computer, my platform of choice, I will not be buying this game, altho I am loyal to GTA. That would be stabbing the most capable system in the back, to not make it for computer.
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well my article never mentioned it was an advance nor that they would re-imburse MS if they don't sell enough. That sucks that you not only have to pay $60 for the game, but then probably $10-15 more for a little more content....That is pathetic and a perfect example of why i won't be picking up a 360 or GTA 4.....Orange Box anyone?? All the Half Life 2 content for $60 is insane but groundbreaking at the same time, if only more people would do that and also making the PC version first then porting over to the consoles is nice too.....
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