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GTA V Review Round Up: The reviews go live


While we're all waiting on GTA V to arrive on our doorsteps, how about distracting ourselves with what the critics think? Unfortunately we didn't receive our review copy of the game on time, although we will still bring you our views once we've had enough time with the game. 

In the meantime though, scores are starting to appear around the internet from some of the other sites.

We've posted a good few of these scores below, although if you have a review you'd like to point out then please add it in the comments field below.

GTA V Review Round Up

CVG - 10/10
Destructiod - 9/10
Edge - 10/10
Eurogamer - 9/10
Joystiq - 4.5/5
IGN - 10/10
Polygon - 9.5/10



Edited On 16 Sep, 2013

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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
was we expecting anything less game of the year defo!
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Whitey 3 years ago
No Gamespot yet? Wonder if IGN will still get hate even after giving a game 10/10
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Gamespot gave it a 9 whitey and getting grief for it.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
wont be able to sleep tonight now , we are about to play a game defining moment in greatness cannot wait!!!!
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Euan 3 years ago
Got this game on Saturday, it is rather incredible
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Whitey 3 years ago
Think I'm just going to stay away from all GTA V news because it's just teasing me and making me want to play it more. Rockstar should really put more effort into PC releases, even Ubisoft now release PC games at same time as console, R* just being lazy.
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Samka 3 years ago
can't believe how crazy people have gone over in the comments on gamespot. people need to chill the frak out and get over it when a game they're a fanboy for doesn't get a perfect score. I'm puzzled by some of the 10 scores - I read the review on metro gamecentral and it complained about quite a bit (e.g. story telling, characterization, gun play, melee combat) but still went on to give it a 10.
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Shoozle 3 years ago
Seen more 9's than I have seen 10's. It's hilarious though. Wonderful 101, Killer is Dead and Dragon's Crown all get slated by a few websites for being "misogynistic" and get a few points deducted from it for a reason. Yet GTA V has also been labelled the same, but it got a huge 9.5 from GameSpot and Polygon. I don't get it. Do Western games get a free pass?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I do think gamespot give lower scores then most to drive people to there website they gave Last of Us a 8/10 where nearly everyone else gave it 9s and 10s
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3shirts 3 years ago
Also a 10/10 from The Sixth Axis http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/09/16/grand-theft-auto-v-review/
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
100% scoring is bull, I bet I can find at least one thing about it that could be better within an hour of switching it on, which instantly means it isn't perfect.
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Samka 3 years ago
To be fair Shoozle, reviews are based on more than just the misogynistic content of a game. Having said that, I'm all for reviewers marking down games for being sexist or misogynistic, but then again I am a female gamer...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Meh I'll most likely be playing Uncharted 2 while you are all playing GTA
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Dead 3 years ago
No game is perfect, but all the big releases get perfect or near perfect scores these days, none of them really deserve it and I expect GTA V to be no different.
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Whitey 3 years ago
TBF no game really deserves a 10/10 I wouldn't even score Gears 10, and everyone knows how much of a Gears fan I am.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
It doesn't matter how much a fan of a game you are. I'm not that big of a fan of the COD series but I think it deserves the scores it gets.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
A 10/10 game is the Dora game I had Brooker review a while back
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Bindiana 3 years ago
If you could only give 1 game in the history of video games a 10 what would it be?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
One game a 10...........Everyone knows what I'll pick anyway.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What's yours?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Sadly might have to be boring and say Final Fantasy VII There are a few other contenders like Uncharted 2 and Mega Bomberman on the mega Drive but I think Final Fantasy wins mainly because it was my childhood.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well since you chose 3 I will too. 1st: Journey 2nd: Deus Ex 3rd: Final Fantasy 12 (Hey I think it is a masterpiece)
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sotonbod 3 years ago
One of my games went missing in the post last week. I hope my GTA 5 arrives tomorrow else i am going to be sick :(
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Well final fantasy 12 is either you love it or you hate it type of games. I played about 10 hours of it was slowly getting used to it then think I got distracted by something else. Deus Ex i presume you mean the original and not Human Revolution.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i'd have to go zombies ate my neighbors for the snes
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Yes I do, not that Human Revolution is a bad game
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
zombies ate my neighbours is a 10/10? O-ho-k
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Zombies ate my neighbours was great though i played it on the mega drive and on snes. Hard to pick a 10/10 game I can think of loads of great games but none that I truely feel deserve a 10. I would have to go for one of my old RPGs on the psone maybe Suikoden 2 or wildarms. Something like that.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Something like Blaze & Blade right
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Samka 3 years ago
zombies ate my neighbours! ah now that was an awesome game, though impossible to complete. I re-played it when in uni about 8 years ago and it was still just as enjoyable as when I played it as a kid on the mega drive. all my housemates were like wtf is this game, haha, coz it is pretty random
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Terrible yet great game
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JoeToots 3 years ago
back in da day zombies ate muh motha fuckin neighbors wuz da sheeit dont diss it you cant git much bettah than dat ah'd gank uh snes just fo' dat with muh beeotch
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Samka 3 years ago
I'm not sure I could pick just one 10/10 game, because I couldn't be objective about it, so I'd basically have to give my favourite game of all time, which I just can't decide on (though the contenders would be FF VII, Fallout 3, and Uncharted 3)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Anyone here played Corpse Party? Great game
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Personally felt a bit let down with uncharted 3 especially after the 2nd one. Another good one is azure dreams on the psone you should try that nox :)
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Whitey 3 years ago
I couldn't pick one game, to be honest there isn't that much that really stands out for me. I just have good games and bad games.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Go jump Zombie
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Samka 3 years ago
yeah I know a lot of people say they didn't like uncharted 3 as much as 2, but for me the whole game just blew me away, totally loved it, couldn't put it down and just came away from the whole gaming experience extremely happy like: wow. I want to play that game again. which I did haha, on crushing difficulty. never got round to finishing it on crushing though as predictably got distracted by other games...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Making me what to drop Neptunia you are Samka
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TURKMINATER 3 years ago
This should be a great swansong for the ps3 and xbox 360.i can't help thinking if rock star had held this game back a couple of months and tarted it up a bit (not that it's shabby anyway) and released it as a launch game for ps4 and xbox one if these consoles would have had many more early adopters.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Swansong? You do know the PS3 and 360 still have games coming out for them after the new consoles release. Most notable are Dark Souls 2 and Lords of Shadow 2
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Dead 3 years ago
I think it's take more than a couple of months to port it over seeing as they aren'tclose enough to do backwards compatibility.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Anyone seen this... http://www.psu.com/a020984/PS4-PC-versions-of-GTAV-all-but-confirmed-in-Xbox-360-build-code people who got the game have gone through all the files and found a config for PC and PS4 GTA V
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Fuck sake https://www.change.org/petitions/gamespot-staff-fire-carolyn-petit?share_id=fWlaNbfeoG&utm_campaign=twitter_link&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
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inspector 74 3 years ago
Ang on Ang on ere??? Now I tried to pre order the super dooper edition from shop to and was told it was out of stock now 2 days before release its mysteriously available!!!! That my friends at shop to is criminal I have supported you non stop since your early inception and never ever had a bad word to say but that is shocking behaviour
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Whitey 3 years ago
Also, what is this... http://www.rockstarannouncement.com/#sthash.2H2O1Lpn.dpbs
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That is called cancellations Inspector Gadget
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
GTA Online I'm guessing
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Whitey 3 years ago
GTAO is already announced though, this is another announcement. What else could they announce with online?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well it's not for the new consoles
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Whitey 3 years ago
LMAO I can't believe it's gone as far as petitioning to fire a review for GTA V. Though tbf it does make a good point, she shouldn't bring in her own views and mark it down really because she thinks the game has something against women.
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Joe2120 3 years ago
Our GTA V review will be later this week, early next week.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Joe, I hope for your sake that you give it a perfect review, otherwise you will have a rage mob hunting you down with pitch forks.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But that's what review are, opinions and It's hardly "Marked down"
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't think the almighty Joe is reviewing it
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Whitey 3 years ago
I almost wanted some reviewer to give it a 5/10 to see how people react. But judging by how people are acting at a 9/10 I don't think I want to know.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Look at the 10s here. Going by what these sites have previously have given perfect marks too (and completely disregarding the likes of IGN) I can predict it'll be a slightly above average title.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Shopto dont give scores so should avoid the pitchfork mob. Joe what game would you give your only 10 to?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The Escapist gave it a 7/10 I think. I don't get why people are giving reviewers such a hard time when most of them HAVE NOT EVEN PLAYED THE BLOODY GAME! It's unreal
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Spear 25 3 years ago
I don't like giving games a 10 but if I had to, I would give my 10 to The Last of Us. The game isn't perfect but overall it's the best game that I have played IMO. Other games of note would be Infamous 2 and Uncharted 2.
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HappyNoodleBoy 3 years ago
Is there not a competition for Retarded Comment of the Week? As I believe Robichoico's comment would be a very strong contender. And those configs do not mean there will be a PS4/X1 versions, but it will be foolish to thing GTA Online will not be playable on next gen consoles
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
We need to get some comps back
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Opinion. Everyone has one. And sorry but I didn't drool all over Last of Us and Bioshock like you did.
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HappyNoodleBoy 3 years ago
I understand it's your opinion, but to dismiss it as a above average title over what other reviewers gave other games, and to completely disregard IGN is retarded. And I didn't droll over neither The Last of Us nor Bioshock Infinite. I found Bioshock to be dull as hell, and though I found TLoU singleplayer to be brilliant, it's multiplayer is pathetic
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Like I said. I don't trust some of those reviewers with anything. Nobody can say if the game is good or not. But these sites gave perfect marks to games I didn't care much for. (while also giving terrible scores to some great games.) so I think it's safe to say that if I didn't fall for the hype over other 'perfect' games I'm not gonna have hype goggles on playing GTA
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I like reviewers that have the same taste in games as me, Jim Sterling for example
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inspector 74 3 years ago
Ahhhhh cancellations pikachoo duh how silly of me there are so so many many people out there ho must have cancelled there order for the most anticipated game this year eh???.....my point is the extortionate price man.....criminal I dont give a you know what on the basis of what theyre charging now ive saved 60 quid and im getting it tommorow ive just never known my beloved shopto to do this is all
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I don't understand a word that was said. Anyways. I think I paid £45 for the Game Limited Edition of the game *shrugs* anyone who buys the £100+ one is being ripped off anyways tbh.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm looking more forward to Pokemon X&Y
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
People may have had there order cancelled if they did not have the money, credit card could decline them, decided to order in store, decided they would just go for the standard edition and but 4 other games for the same price. There are loads of resons why they may have cancelled. Or shopto could have managed to get more stock.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I can understand Y but X really what are you stupid. I mean it is clearly copying Y and not even trying to hide it. ( on a serious note which one you going for I am going for Y)
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I'm getting both lol. X for good, Y to Nuzlocke. We are holding a launch party for it and all things Pokemon. Can't wait.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Nuzlockes are fun. You been keeping up with the Nuzlocke comics Robi? I'm wating till I see all version exclusive Pokemon before I decide
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
i have my friend getting X. I usually decide on the legendary on the from cover. Also planning on Chespin for my starter.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I don't like using Legends so Meh
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Same but i feel as though i have to catch em all
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Beazi 3 years ago
Greatest game ever... Hmmm Last of Us is DEFINATELY up there. Tomb Raider (new one) is too. However if I had to pick my favourite games of all time, I'd say Resident Evil 2, Dead Space 2 and God of War 3. But Last of Us is closing in on all of those. Even further back - one game - Toejam and Earl
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Beazi 3 years ago
Worst game I've ever played - Mindjack - truly unplayable horrible mess but a fantastic idea originally.
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Beazi 3 years ago
Better still game I have most enjoyed recently bar Tomb Raider and Last of Us - Deadly Premonition. Well worth my £20 note
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Whitey 3 years ago
Worst game I've ever played is Dark Souls... wait for it :)
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I'm getting pokemon x, just for mega mewtwo x, he looks sick.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Mewtwo X is the fighting one right?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why Whitey? Were you to bad at the game?
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Mewtwo X does look pretty cool. Worst game I have played was resident evil operation racoon city.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Best game ever. Ocarina of Time. Did so many things right and is still the basis of some amazing games. Mario 64 is up there too. I like both Xenoblade and Suikoden series. Nier also hits a lot of boxes for me too for it's amazing story. Worst game I ever played...I remember a piece of crap called Evergrace early in the PS2 lifetime. Carmageddon 64 was dire too. I try not to play bad games tbh. God of War Ascension was pretty terrible too. Oh and Superman 64. Forgot about that one.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Amazon are in trouble.... http://pcgmedia.com/amazon-co-uk-allegedly-breaks-gta-v-embargo-ships-early/
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Still have to play Nier
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Robichoico 3 years ago
bad news about amazon. I mean. Because of this game it could mean a lot more scrutiny will come down on the likes of Shopto and others in getting it early (this combined with Royal Mail's situation looking more and more shaky) and we could be finding we aren't getting day one releases for games later this year.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Oh and Nox, I was joking about DS. I'm not bad at any game, by the way.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Sure you aren't Whitey. Sure you aren't
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Whitey 3 years ago
Well Microsoft would love that, they want you to go digital any ways. So 12AM downloads would be nice.
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Whitey 3 years ago
PVP me man!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't have the PC version
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Whitey 3 years ago
Who's talking Dark Souls :)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
So are you asking me to engage in a game of fisticuffs with you? Fine
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Whitey 3 years ago
Settle it the real way, in a Pokémon duel!
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Dead 3 years ago
Might as well cancel my order with Amazon then, doubt they'll be getting a second shipment any time soon, and I'm not fussed enough about the game to actually pay money for it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh don't you say stuff you can't back up Whitey
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Whitey 3 years ago
Is it because it's against women, Gloria?
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Whitey 3 years ago
I got 14 years experience of advanced Pokémon skills, just saying.
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Dead 3 years ago
No Whitey, it's because there's a recession on and I'm not prepared to pay money for a game I don't care about.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Sure you do Whitey. Sure you do, you are talking to a Pokemon Master here
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Dead 3 years ago
I've done 2 days of pokemon and I could wipe the floor with Whitey ;)
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Whitey 3 years ago
Bring it! Nox, you are not a true Pokémon master.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
You don't even have a handheld
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Whitey 3 years ago
Who needs all that digital crap, kick it old school man.
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TURKMINATER 3 years ago
It is five past midnight and I fire up my ps3 to play my downloaded copy of gta 5 and I get content not available before start date.when can I play Sony? P.s. xbox 360 owners do not snear
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Whitey 3 years ago
Probably go by US time.

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