GTA IV Trailer, Not Teaser

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By Chris | 28th Mar 2007 at 15:08 GMT in GTA IV | 34 Comments
A lot of the discussion revolving around news of the trailer we posted about earlier this month was about whether or not this would be a short teaser, or a full length trailer. An article on GamesRadar has removed our collective worries with word from Rockstar that we will indeed have a proper trailer. The article itself has GR's thoughts on the Top 7 Things GTA IV Needs, however the part you're most interested in is the following.

The official trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV is only a few days away as of this writing, and publisher Rockstar has promised that it won't just be some infuriatingly quick teaser. Instead, it'll offer up the first substantial look into what the game is all about, and internet speculation over what that might be has kicked the rumor mill into high gear.

Great news for everyone who is anticipating tomorrow's release.

From past experience, most notably with San Andreas trailer releases, we've found that due to the sheer popularity of the game, and the fact that every GTA fan site, every gaming site on the planet is so hyped up about this, the official site will get so much linkage it is highly likely it will go down pretty quickly, or at least be excruciatingly slow loading. Within minutes of the trailer's release we should have both hi-res and low-res (assuming that's what we're getting) versions of the trailer mirrored here on our temporary trailers page. Our server should grab it quickly enough to allow us to do this, so those of you who do have trouble accessing the site won't be left out.
We'll also be analysing the trailer very carefully and posting about every important detail we can grasp from it, as well as any interesting screen caps we can get from it.
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QuickDeath 28th March, 2007 @ 15:50 - Permalink
Oh this is good news! I wonder if it will be downloadable, if not maybe someone should try to record it with fraps in fullscreen. Damn i cant wait, i will stay up till it is shown, and probably all the rest night discussing it here :D
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GTAPlayer 28th March, 2007 @ 16:07 - Permalink
Certainly good news man. I've been thinking about this for a while and damn, good to hear it's not going to be some teaser, that's a relief you know. :)
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Scott. 28th March, 2007 @ 16:18 - Permalink
Thank god for that. All my mates have been saying its going to be a teaser. Great news.
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Chris 28th March, 2007 @ 16:28 - Permalink

I wonder if it will be downloadable...

You can download wmv and mov files. Easier if you have a direct link which you can just Right click... Save As...
I'll provide those when the trailer is released.
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Ciaran 28th March, 2007 @ 17:06 - Permalink
Nice, this is brilliant. I wonder where will I be watching it? Here or the Official site :P

Great news Chris!
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Thomas. 28th March, 2007 @ 17:29 - Permalink
I cant wait for the trailer to come out tomorrow. It will tell alot of new things in GTA IV :R*:
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Red_91 28th March, 2007 @ 18:03 - Permalink
Great news, I have to admit I thought it would be a teaser trailer that could lead us into a wrong sirection.
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Mpilk901 28th March, 2007 @ 18:13 - Permalink

QUOTE(QuickDeath @ Mar 28 2007, 04:50 PM) *
I wonder if it will be downloadable...

You can download wmv and mov files. Easier if you have a direct link which you can just Right click... Save As...
I'll provide those when the trailer is released.


Or, if you have Firefox you can go to the Firefox add-ons page (should be in one of the bookmark folders) then you can download a program called video downloader where you can download Youtube videos, Google videos and supposedly the one of GTA IV.

Here is the link for the video downloader https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/2390.
NOTE: I believe that this does not work with internet explorer but only with Firefox, you can download Firefox from here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
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Chris 28th March, 2007 @ 18:34 - Permalink
Obviously since it's a Firefox Extension. I actually have that installed and have been using it for quite some time too, I should have linked to it myself in my post.

On a sidenote, the trailers and screenshots pages have been prepared. Hopefully we'll get some nice high definition screens tomorrow as well.
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Ciaran 28th March, 2007 @ 18:40 - Permalink
I hope that everyone is ready to start or end some of those rumours :P This trailer should show us where we are (Billboards,famous landmarks ect...)
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Harwood Butcher 28th March, 2007 @ 19:17 - Permalink
Great news, but would have been nice to get the news sooner.
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QuickDeath 28th March, 2007 @ 20:02 - Permalink

QUOTE(QuickDeath @ Mar 28 2007, 04:50 PM) *
I wonder if it will be downloadable...

You can download wmv and mov files. Easier if you have a direct link which you can just Right click... Save As...
I'll provide those when the trailer is released.


Or, if you have Firefox you can go to the Firefox add-ons page (should be in one of the bookmark folders) then you can download a program called video downloader where you can download Youtube videos, Google videos and supposedly the one of GTA IV.

Here is the link for the video downloader https://addons.mozil...efox/addon/2390.
NOTE: I believe that this does not work with internet explorer but only with Firefox, you can download Firefox from here http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/


im not a retard i use it too, but there are some websites where it doesent work, so what if doesent work this time? But i think it will be downloadable, its in R* interest that more people see it.
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Andrew91 28th March, 2007 @ 20:31 - Permalink
Thats awesome. I can't wait.
I really hope that GTA IV isn't going to be a "gangsta" game like San Andres..
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Harwood Butcher 28th March, 2007 @ 21:17 - Permalink

Thats awesome. I can't wait.
I really hope that GTA IV isn't going to be a "gangsta" game like San Andres..


Amen to that, man... :lol:
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Wolfman 28th March, 2007 @ 21:49 - Permalink
I just so happen to like the "Gangsta" Gta. It's was way more interesting than boring Tommy Vercetti (sp?). Hell, give us a redneck based game, that'll be interesting. Either that or give us a game where you play a child and as he gets older he kills and fights etc... That'd be cool. Working our way up from kindergarten haha. I don't care what race or color he is. It'd be neat to see a chinaman though as the main character :).
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Andrew91 28th March, 2007 @ 22:12 - Permalink
I actually hope your character is like Tommy. Or I hope its like GTA III with the Mafia and stuff.
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Harwood Butcher 28th March, 2007 @ 22:19 - Permalink
Yeah, I don't want to play as someone that is part of a worthless street gang. I want the mafia/triad theme.
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Nate10 29th March, 2007 @ 00:14 - Permalink
Okay, awesomeness. So when the trailer comes out the game will be too :). If so, I don't have a next ge. system already :/. Ah, I'll just wait for the XBox 360 Elite to come out.

ex: And ya, true true Ciaran lol. Gonna see quite a few "rumor" topics.
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2003 29th March, 2007 @ 00:25 - Permalink
This is very good news.
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Bryan.RO 29th March, 2007 @ 01:39 - Permalink
Do you guys think that there will be actual gameplay in the trailer?

How long do you think it will be? Long like the METAL GEAR SOLID trailer. Or somewhere around 2 to 4 minutes?
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HCK George 29th March, 2007 @ 01:40 - Permalink
This had made my day not just a teaser but a full lenth trailer.Sweeth!
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Bryan.RO 29th March, 2007 @ 01:47 - Permalink
I get to see it at around 3:00 P.M. right after school. its going to be awesome!
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HCK George 29th March, 2007 @ 02:09 - Permalink
Same here Bryan cant wait!
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Artur 29th March, 2007 @ 03:25 - Permalink
Really good news that it's not a teaser because I hate those. Can't wait it's coming so soon! :) By the way Nate, what's Xbox 360 Elite? Meh, I'll just look it up in Wikipedia lmao. :P

Edit: Just went to Wikipedia, looks pretty awesome, I'm probably gonna get that too. It got announced officially yesterday too. :D
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tilly 29th March, 2007 @ 04:08 - Permalink
this trailer might give me a pwner.
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Gycu 29th March, 2007 @ 04:25 - Permalink
I`m pretty surprised this is true, I`ve read a few days ago(1-2 days ago) this Top Things that GTA 4 Needs and I`ve read that article but I didn`t knew if it`s true and the trailer wont a teaser but now I`m happy, but now that is confirmed I`m 100% sure this is true.Thx Chris.
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tilly 29th March, 2007 @ 04:27 - Permalink
do you really need to quote the FIRST post?
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Gycu 29th March, 2007 @ 04:33 - Permalink
What is forbidden or something?

BTW I`ve edited it, is OK now?
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Jared 29th March, 2007 @ 05:44 - Permalink
Excellent news, should certainly be interesting, CAN'T wait!
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Anthony. 29th March, 2007 @ 07:03 - Permalink
Well thats a relief. But i had a strong feeling it was going to be a full length trailer anyways.
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Dazza 29th March, 2007 @ 09:18 - Permalink
Less then 12 hours, anyone excited?
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Jared 29th March, 2007 @ 11:48 - Permalink

Less then 12 hours, anyone excited?


Trick question? :/, Of course were excited!
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HCK George 29th March, 2007 @ 17:49 - Permalink
4 more hours and 11 minutes for me.
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Bryan.RO 29th March, 2007 @ 21:44 - Permalink
16 more minutes for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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