New GTAIV Previews Coming Soon

By Chris | 15th Jan 2008 at 02:15 GMT in GTA IV | 18 Comments
In the next couple of weeks we can expect to see new GTA IV previews and screenshots from the major gaming websites including IGN, GameSpot, Kikizo, GamesRadar, CVG, and 1UP. Rockstar have been or will be demonstrating the latest build of the game to the respective websites so we should have some new information and media with us soon. We'll post as soon as the previews are published. Stay tuned.
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STL67 15th January, 2008 @ 02:49 - Permalink
AWESOME!!! One thing I want for sure . a screenshot ingame with HUD and er'thang :)
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Mpilk901 15th January, 2008 @ 12:44 - Permalink
I really don't want to see the HUD or any in-game clips... Any idea if these are just normal screenshots or in-game shots?
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mark123 15th January, 2008 @ 14:02 - Permalink

I really don't want to see the HUD or any in-game clips... Any idea if these are just normal screenshots or in-game shots?

i feel the exact same as you.. i wanna put the game in .. look at it and go wow.. i dont want that spoilt before hand. if theres previews coming then the game cant be anymore than a month or so from release!
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Stojko 15th January, 2008 @ 14:53 - Permalink
Awesome! :D
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Chris 15th January, 2008 @ 15:28 - Permalink
IIRC from past GTA games, we've only ever had in-game shots from actual reviews of the games. Never from previews.
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TM™ 15th January, 2008 @ 15:31 - Permalink
Some nice news. We haven't been receiving alot of news on GTA IV, but this should be surely worth staying for. :)
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rockstarrem 15th January, 2008 @ 15:38 - Permalink
Yeah, nice, can't wait to see what they say.
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GTA Don 15th January, 2008 @ 15:39 - Permalink
Yes! New previews.:D
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Alkali64 15th January, 2008 @ 16:03 - Permalink
Meh, it wouldn't ruin the whole GTA experience for me.

I mean, i would much rather see some actual gameplay footage than nothing at all...

Great news Chris. ^_^
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Red_91 15th January, 2008 @ 18:53 - Permalink
This actually tells us that the game is near release and it will be a matter of time before it is released. I am guessing April, late April.
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Airashii 15th January, 2008 @ 19:31 - Permalink
Pretty good stuff.

I think that we had all waited long enough for something like this.

Thanks for posting, something to look forward to.
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niko bellend 15th January, 2008 @ 22:58 - Permalink
Could these possibly tell us the release date? :o
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Charger 18th January, 2008 @ 05:20 - Permalink
IGN's Preview is this Wednesday

Credit goes to NintendoFanboy from GTAF
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rockstarrem 18th January, 2008 @ 15:52 - Permalink

IGN's Preview is this Wednesday

Credit goes to NintendoFanboy from GTAF

Chris can choose to post it if he wants, I'm not gonna, doesn't seem that reliable. Although likely, I like to be on the safe side.
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Chris 18th January, 2008 @ 15:59 - Permalink
Probably is quite reliable coming from an IGN staffer, but nevertheless, from seeing this topic fans know to expect info soon so I'm not sure an exact date is really needed, they're going to be checking sites anyway. A release date though, now that would be news.
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K9 Krew 19th January, 2008 @ 00:08 - Permalink
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Nate10 19th January, 2008 @ 02:01 - Permalink
Yay. I'm always tired when I look on like IGN or Gamestop or something and it's a stupid image or blank image lol for it :P..
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Red_91 19th January, 2008 @ 12:02 - Permalink
I heard from that ALL the previews will be made available on Wednesday 23rd January so its even better for all of us, hope the previews dont give too much away.

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