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Grand Theft Auto IV SE for $90

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 May 2007 19:49 User comments (20)

Grand Theft Auto IV SE for $90 Offering special editions of games for a higher price is already being done frequently with next-gen consoles. For example, the Legendary Edition of Halo 3 will sell for a whopping $129.99. Many hardcore gamers will definitely pay the extra price for the more expensive Halo editions and you could argue that the following for the Grand Theft Auto brand would do exactly the same - even Rockstar thinks so.
A special edition of Grand Theft Auto IV will cost $89.99, $30 more than the regular edition at $59.99. For the extra fee, customers will get extra goodies which include a limited edition Rockstar duffel bag and book which contains production artwork from the game, and also a soundtrack CD. All of the goodies will come inside another goodie... a fully lockable metal safety deposit box.

The bundle will contain a special keychain to access the lockbox. Both versions of the highly-anticipated game will go on sale in North America on October 16th and then in Europe three days later. It is set in during the present day and Rockstar has promised the soundtrack will contain "new material from top artists available only on this release."

See a trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV here.

Source:
GameSpot

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20 user comments

121.5.2007 21:37

If you a fan of this game you would spend the extra money for it.

221.5.2007 22:36

Do the perks include "Hot Coffee" functionality? ^_^

rofl

322.5.2007 4:43

That don't sound bad. When I first looked at the article and the price of the game I was like damn they tripping now. As long as you getting extra stuff then its worth the price especially if the game is worth it. That would be a complete waste if people spend all that money on the special edition versions and the don't live up to the expectations.

422.5.2007 6:27

'll definately get it, wonder will the special edition come out over here N PAL world. Fingers crossed.

522.5.2007 8:01

The only 100$ game I ever bought was back in the SNES day I bought Final Fantasy 3 for 110$ and 30 of it was for overnight shipping!

No game made now a days is worth above 90,most of the SEs that keep to under 80 are alright but still not really worth it.

for the 30 more, I could buy a used collectors ed of another game *L*

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622.5.2007 13:14

i will stick with the $60 game but the collectors addition come with some pretty good things and if your a hardcore GTA fan go ahead and get the collectors addition if not then go grab the regular thing

722.5.2007 13:53

i think it's a waste of money.
just stick with the game.

822.5.2007 16:38

a duffel bag? someone plays a game that encourages violence, sex, etc. and rockstar feels theses are the same people who need a duffel bag?
I actually just got into this game about a month ago and I love it but I don't think I need a duffel bag. maybe for putting prostitutes heads in.

922.5.2007 17:44

Originally posted by mkezele66:
a duffel bag? someone plays a game that encourages violence, sex, etc. and rockstar feels theses are the same people who need a duffel bag?
I actually just got into this game about a month ago and I love it but I don't think I need a duffel bag. maybe for putting prostitutes heads in.
THIS GAME IS NOT MEAN'T FOR THE CRAZY. AND I THINK THE SPECIAL EDITION IS LAME COVER ART. MAYBE A HARD CASE. AND SOME STUFF U DONT NEED. JUST TO CHRAGE U EXTRA.

1022.5.2007 18:41

Originally posted by borhan9:
If you a fan of this game you would spend the extra money for it.
I sure wouldnt.

I buy a game to play the game, not for extra artwork, a duffel bag, or a cd that can be obtained for free through numerous venues.

This so-called "Special Edition" is just another way for videogame companies to absorb the increasing costs of producing a game. Look at Halo 3: $130 for a silly helmet???!! What do they expect me to do with that?? Oh right, im supposed to put it on a shelf in plain view so all my friends can see it and be envious. What would I do if i saw that at someone else's house?? I would think, "Wow, I have the same game and an extra $50+ in my wallet. HA!"

1123.5.2007 11:05

I hope rock star will put the damn Adult rating on the special edition, and give us some hot coffee. XD

1223.5.2007 14:06
mark5hs
Inactive

a duffel bag and a lockbox. seems a bit random

1323.5.2007 14:14

Quote:
Originally posted by borhan9:
If you a fan of this game you would spend the extra money for it.
I sure wouldnt.

I buy a game to play the game, not for extra artwork, a duffel bag, or a cd that can be obtained for free through numerous venues.

This so-called "Special Edition" is just another way for videogame companies to absorb the increasing costs of producing a game. Look at Halo 3: $130 for a silly helmet???!! What do they expect me to do with that?? Oh right, im supposed to put it on a shelf in plain view so all my friends can see it and be envious. What would I do if i saw that at someone else's house?? I would think, "Wow, I have the same game and an extra $50+ in my wallet. HA!"

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I have my game boxs on display but I find the normal release to be better looking than the tins,sad aint it?

I dunno Halo 3 seems to be ok but not great enough for me to kill 130 on it I might tag a SE for 50 if its complete and on sale tho :P

But for the most part you are right its just another marketing scam to drain gamers of their money.

1423.5.2007 15:13

all that this is, is just a marketing scheme where no one is because just 'cuz a CE is released doesn't mean u have to belly ache about it just buy the regular and be done with it 'cuz no one is forcing u to buy jack they are just making shwag for the gamers that don't have any better way to spend their money exept on video games

1523.5.2007 19:16

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I have my game boxs on display but I find the normal release to be better looking than the tins,sad aint it?



No not at all. Youre happy with the game you bought and also satisfied that the "regular" box art looks better anyway.

Theres nothing wrong with having game boxes out to show what you have, but when it has to be all the "special edition" boxes, i mean cmon, NO ONE ELSE CARES!!! :)

1623.5.2007 19:37

limelight
well I have all the oens I bought had to put a self up altho I luff my fallout 1 and 2 boxs most of this is stuff I had to rebuy,I got a new dues ex in big box for 10,FO1 was 30 FO2 was 20 both have the manules,arx falaltis for 18,unreal anthogly for 17,DIablo 2 big box for 10,Temple of elemental evil mini box for 8,prey collectors ed TIN I got for 29 its complete with game and figurine,Vamprie TM:Blood lines, Morrorwind GOTY ED with all expansions,KOTOR 15,Snowblind PC 15,FF11 gold box 30(last MMO I spend money on :P),Guild wars 22 I LOVE EBAY :X

I also got 200 wroth of beast wars figures all in the past year ^^

I need shelfs :X
LOL
Dunno how I am going to disply my better PS2/Xbox titles maybe on the PSX shelf I have Wild arms 2 w case manual,Xenogears W case manual and 2 or 3 other PSX rpgs no FFs tho..well I think I have 8 but I hate its pompous guts :X
LOL

oh..I forgot I had quake 4.... theres ya another 13...hahahahahah and they wanted 19.99 for it at "we don't sale used PC games at our retail stores" EB/GS.

1725.5.2007 8:20
davidrose
Inactive

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Do the perks include "Hot Coffee" functionality? ^_^

ROFL

My oh my too funny.
I am glad they will have the much less version but the xtras sounds cool though. My kids will be wanting me to buy this for them for certain.
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1825.5.2007 12:18

Its worth buying
;)

1925.5.2007 13:32

I'll definitely buy the game.

204.6.2007 18:26

Any price under $100 is reasonable as long as the goodies are present. Thisa is the appeal with special edition DVD box sets.

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