GTA San Andreas coming to Xbox Originals

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By Chris | 16th Oct 2008 at 20:22 GMT in San Andreas | 16 Comments
Microsoft has announced that the next title to be added to the Xbox Originals download service will be Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The game will be available to download on October 20th in North America - there is currently no release date for other regions. The download will cost 1200 Microsoft Points, which equates to just over £10 ($14.99 in USD).

There is also no word on whether or not any of the other games in the series will appear on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Husky 16th October, 2008 @ 21:41 - Permalink
Micro-soft is retarted.
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josef8 17th October, 2008 @ 00:15 - Permalink
XBOX ORIGINAL??.... original? Microsoft is pissing me off
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Kitsune Inferno 17th October, 2008 @ 00:37 - Permalink
Do you even know what the fuck you're talking about, josef? It's just a title they give to Xbox 1 games available for download. The "original" refers to the original Xbox.

On topic, I couldn't really care. If I wanted to play SA, I'd just grab my physical copy on pop that into my 360.
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Chris 17th October, 2008 @ 02:19 - Permalink

Micro soft is retarted.

Says the man who can't spell...

josef you clearly don't own a 360. No need to comment when you've got no idea what you're talking about.

I'm sure there are quite a few 360 users who are new to the GTA series with GTA IV and would like to play San Andreas. Simple when they can legally download it on their console for a small price. Having said that it appears they've priced it higher than the current retail value of the physical game... so it may not be all that popular.
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Nate10 17th October, 2008 @ 02:49 - Permalink
Ahh, not to sound like the "kid that hasn't touched a nexgen system yet" type of guy( even though I am )but what's a physical copy? O.o
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EvoLuTioN 17th October, 2008 @ 04:25 - Permalink
I hardly matters actually, Its been what 4 years since the release, The only people to buy it, Like Chris said will be people new to the series who Don't want the go to the store and but their copy.

@Nate: Physical Copy = The game disk which is inserted in the system. The ones which the xbox originals provide are downloaded the the Hard disk and playable from there.
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WRX22B1998 17th October, 2008 @ 11:15 - Permalink
Are these downloadable games popular? Like, more popular than the sale of the physical copy? I suppose it could be useful for really old games (like how wii has virtual console) which you can't buy anymore but I would've thought people would prefer having a physical copy. I suppose a downloaded copy is unscratchable though so that is a plus.
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Spider-Vice 17th October, 2008 @ 13:40 - Permalink
This is strange. Wasn't GTA SA retrocompatible?
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Chris 17th October, 2008 @ 17:03 - Permalink
Yes it is actually.

@WRX22B1998:
The advantages are that it's permanently stored on your hard drive, so the 3 main advantages are:
No disc that can get scratched
Faster load times
Quieter - everyone knows just how unbelievably noisy the 360's DVD drive is.
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Mr.Juggalo 17th October, 2008 @ 21:30 - Permalink

The advantages are that it's permanently stored on your hard drive, so the 3 main advantages are:
No disc that can get scratched
Faster load times
Quieter - everyone knows just how unbelievably noisy the 360's DVD drive is.

Exactly why I am going to download this game! probably my second favorite of the series! :coolthumbup:
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WRX22B1998 18th October, 2008 @ 00:44 - Permalink

Yes it is actually.

@WRX22B1998:
The advantages are that it's permanently stored on your hard drive, so the 3 main advantages are:
No disc that can get scratched
Faster load times
Quieter - everyone knows just how unbelievably noisy the 360's DVD drive is.


yeah i know eh 360 is so noisy...you reckon its on par with or louder than a laptop cd drive? cos thats pretty noisy lol.

yeah true, the faster load times from HD, but one disadvantage: you cant take it to a friends house and play XD
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Spider-Vice 18th October, 2008 @ 13:40 - Permalink
Get the HD out of the XBox. :P
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claude-5 18th October, 2008 @ 16:34 - Permalink

yeah true, the faster load times from HD, but one disadvantage: you cant take it to a friends house and play XD


as SV sed, detach the HDD, thats y 360s own (fanboyism :) lol)

on-topic - why SA it takes like half of a 20 GB HDD, wtf is the point, ill go out and buy 1
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WRX22B1998 19th October, 2008 @ 05:57 - Permalink
yeah i was thinking that, but i wasnt sure...well thats pretty cool

now all 360 needs is BUILT IN WIFI! i mean, come on, even Wii has it..even my PHONE has it...lol.

oh and they need to get gran turismo. then il buy it XD
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YellowJacket 19th October, 2008 @ 16:15 - Permalink
I already have it for PS2 and play it on my PS3 so this news does nothing for me.
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shootist 17th February, 2011 @ 20:37 - Permalink
Hey guys,i'm a new man here in the gta place.this is my first reply on the gta place.Right,lets start with the discussion.You know,i think its great that san andreas came on xbox 360.Some people think its not okay for xbox.

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