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Tuesday Chat, September 17


It's GTA V release day so today's chat will focus around that. As soon as you get the game we want your impressions. Do you like it? Is it the greatest game ever?

What do you think about Gamespot's comments about it "having a problem with women"? 

There is certainly a lot to mention when talking about GTA V, so Let's Chat!

Edited On 17 Sep, 2013

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Robichoico 3 years ago
Ooooh. This is gonna open a can of worms of people shouting they don't have it. But yeah I wouldn't be surprised if it did have a problem with women. I never felt women were portrayed particularly well in any GTA game. And it is basically a dude-bro game too so yeah. I actually have seen this complaint elsewhere tho
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JoeToots 3 years ago
With gta releasing we will see a decrease in teenage pregnancys.
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Dead 3 years ago
I'm hoping Rockstar blacklist Amazon breaking the street date, I know it's unlikely but Amazon need showing that they can't break the rules and get away with it just because they are the biggest. They take the piss with their prices after release too, they've put it up to £56 now, which is just ridiculous.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
im the opposite from you gloria i really rate amazon as a company especially since signing up to prime.
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Dead 3 years ago
I've nothing against Amazon personally, I just don't like the way big businesses can get away with stuff just because they are big. It's like all the tax business, Amazon, plus plenty of others, are avoiding paying billions in tax, and the government rather than go after them for what they owe are waging war on the poor and disabled and blaming them for the countries financial problems. It's not fair or right.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
totally understand where you are coming gloria.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Amazon are a bit hit and miss at the moment I have Prime and its good but leately I havent been getting things next day like they advertise. I do kinda want to see some action taken against them if they did break the street date but sadly dont think that will happen.
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Dead 3 years ago
Sorry to get political so early in the morning, it's just something I feel quite strongly about.
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razwaz 3 years ago
Mine has just arrived! Thank you Shopto :-)
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I was on the prime free trial but I sort of felt I had to commit myself to them when infact I could get things cheaper if I just shop around example just bought this http://www.sainsburysentertainment.co.uk/en/Films-TV/Blu-ray/Robert-Downey-Jr/Marvel-6-Movie-Collection-Avengers-Assemble-The-Incredible-Hulk-Iron-Man-Iron-Man-2-Thor-And-Captain-America/product.html?product=E11096149 But it's around £40 on amazon. Anyways to keep on topic GTA is going to be huge hot my text with my estimated delivery time earlier shame I won't be able to play till I'm home
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
Has anyone made a Rockstar Social Club Crew for us all to join?
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
waiting for the postman is killing me ! just knowing he prob wont arrive till late afternoon , PYRO me and JOE were talking last night about starting one if any one else is interested
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Alex 3 years ago
Didn't receive mine today...poor.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
These things happen Alex :(
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yoda soldier 3 years ago
I don't have a problem with companys breaking street date, because we as the consumer what the game on release date and if they have had loads of orders then they have to start shipping them friday to cover the demand. And if we don't get it on release date we end up going some where else in the future.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I thought it was abit harsh starting a petition to get that woman sacked from gamespot
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
KRATOS, yeah get one going, its multi console anyway i think so anyone can join the crew.
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
There is already a Shopto News Crew too, with one member whos name i forgot
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
Xander193 is the only member
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
I started one, Shopto Crew.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Just joined pyro I'm now a muscle in the ocean of the shopto screw also I love that motto I actually LOL'd
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Pyroloveridge 3 years ago
yeah i'm just fiddling with it now, the connection at work is tantamount to 56k used to be, so it's taking ages
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Pyro I've got the word out to the guys on twitter.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Gloria it is 3rd partys that are selling for that prices
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Dead 3 years ago
I know Nox, but it's the first price that pops up when you go to the product page, who is going to pay that when so many other places still have stock at the normal price?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
That's Scalpers for you
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Looks like people can't see pictures http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GTA-IV-XBOX-360-Grand-Theft-Auto-5-/161106686695?pt=UK_PC_Video_Games_Video_Games_JS&hash=item2582b4f2e7
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
or read well
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Dead 3 years ago
ROFL
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Bindiana 3 years ago
well that auction is going to end in disaster
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
People are idiots
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Yep and seeing that seller hasnt got the greatest of feedback they could be in trouble.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
He has only had 2 negative and 1 neutral
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Well the wait continues my postmand does not usually get here till 2. Looks like I have time to complete Ni No Kuni
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
any ones GTA blimp code not working keeps saying invaild on ps store
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I just played it for a couple of hours and it's good, not as good as people are hyped for in my opinion, the graphics don't look as good as they did in the trailers when they're in action and the missions so far just feel like I going through the motions, hopefully it picks up when it gets going to but so far I'm not all the impressed, I'm not saying it's bad, by any means.
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Dead 3 years ago
No new stock or estimated delivery date with Amazon yet, it's beginning to look like Rockstar are at the very least holding up their stock whilst they investigate them.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I presume they sold there preorder allocation on Friday when the stories were coming out they were shipping already and lots of people flocked to the site to try to get it early.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
loving GTA lived up to its hype and reviews , fantastic graphics and tons to do so much to find in the smallest of places cannot wait for online to launch
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Dead 3 years ago
I've cancelled my order anyway, not bothered about it now, I've used the vouchers to pay for my order of Donkey Kong tropical Freeze instead.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
gloria do you have amazon prime?
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
has any one seen the story on mcv some one was stabbed and hit on the head with a brick after buying GTA last night at a launch opening just for a game bunch of low lifes
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JoeToots 3 years ago
yeah saw it its most likely aload of bollocks and just after bad press
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What just to nik their GTA V
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Bindiana 3 years ago
probably the same person that was shot or stabbed when GTA IV came out its just so they can run a story that video games cause violence. Funny enough never seen anyone stood in a queue waiting for FIFA get called up to the England squad
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Dead 3 years ago
No, not got Prime Tootell, I get free delivery on pre-orders anyway, don't need Prime really, I only shop at Amazon because I get the vouchers and nothing costs me any real money, paying for £49 would be counter productive to the whole getting things for free business.
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Whitey 3 years ago
TBF I don't know why that reviewer thinks the game has a problem with women, if it's because of all the strippers, prostitutes, humourless girlfriends and what not (her words), then that's pretty realistic.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Not one strong female character
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Whitey 3 years ago
And that's a problem why?
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Dead 3 years ago
I liked the escapist review. ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Cos females play games as well and some like to have a relatable character or some people don't like females only portrayed as damsels in distress or crazy girlfriends
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Robichoico 3 years ago
IT CAME POEPLE! IT CAME! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! SIM CITY ON THE SNES CAME! I'm playing it while my PS3 is being forced to do a mandatory installation. (Remember when we could buy games and not have to do this!)
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Whitey 3 years ago
LOL the escapist review is pretty harsh.
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Dead 3 years ago
How so? Looks like they got it pretty spot on to me.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Making the game sound bad because you play a bad person that kills people for money.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well it all comes down to your preference of game, I for one don't like playing as a dick. That's why I don't like God of War
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Dead 3 years ago
Funny, I don't remember them saying the game was bad, quite the opposite.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Since when is 7/10 a bad score?
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I don't get the problem with the lack of a strong female, also what does it mean by strong, I thought that Bonnie in red dead would have fallen into that category but I guess I'm wrong. If the script doesn't fit a female character then why adapt and potentially weaken it just to pander.
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Dead 3 years ago
Yep, men make much more convincing douches.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Exactly, call it stereotyping sexism or whatever, but if any of the leads in this game were female it would just be weird, and not fit at all. You're not going to see a woman just randomly burst into a place and shoot it up while cursing, well you wouldn't see a man do it in real life either but a man doing just feels more 'right'
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Bonnie did fit into that role or at least I think so
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
No one was asking to make one of the leads a female (Well not smart people anyway)
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Whitey 3 years ago
I said, making it sound bad, not they said it's a bad game.
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Dead 3 years ago
Some sort of redeeming quality for the leads would have been nice though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll find out the the leads are when I play it but I just can't play as a character I don't like
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Franklin is annoying as hell, he's all nigger this nigger that I get it you're black, Micheal is probably the most normal of the three kind of a money can't buy happiness kind of guy, and Trevor is just a freaking psychopath.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Franklin is new CJ
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Datastatic 3 years ago
Only played it for a couple of hours but it does have to be said I had more fun with Saints Row 4. That is all.
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Dead 3 years ago
News just in, Sega bought Atlus - http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2013/09/17/sega-purchases-atlus-for-14-billion-yen/55909/

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