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Author:   Zhang Liao
Date:   Aug 23, 12 at 12:47am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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quote KR_1250
^ That almost sounds like a daft comment, but actually you might be right Zhang Liao.

I cant remember exactly but i think at about 18 seconds into the trailer a blimp is visible in the distance. Not exactly a hot air balloon but close enough.

I wonder if it will be flyable or have a useable passenger compartment. It could even potentially feature in mission.
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Author:   FACT
Date:   Sep 18, 12 at 12:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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Not sure if this should go in the wishlist or here, but I'm guessing that based on the gamers who dedicated themselves to completing other GTA's while killing as few people as possible, perhaps there'll be the potential to collect a weapon set entirely comprised of non-lethal weapons? Or at least one good non-lethal weapon, like a taser or stungun or tranquilizer rifle.



Author:   KR_1250
Date:   Sep 19, 12 at 3:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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quote FACT
Not sure if this should go in the wishlist or here, but I'm guessing that based on the gamers who dedicated themselves to completing other GTA's while killing as few people as possible, perhaps there'll be the potential to collect a weapon set entirely comprised of non-lethal weapons? Or at least one good non-lethal weapon, like a taser or stungun or tranquilizer rifle.
I like that idea.

It could make missions alot more varied. You could kidnap and aprehend enemies, maybe interogate them and such were that the case rather than just shooting everyone or running them over.

They could even build a kidnapping and extortion money maker minigame around it outside the main campaign.



Author:   KR_1250
Date:   Sep 27, 12 at 12:45am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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What do you guys make of all the recent rumours at the R*/Take Two financial meetign last week?

Loads of rumours are stating that R* and TT have agree'd to put quality first. Now read into that as you will (I thought quality came first anyway) but many are seeing it as a hint that the game will be delayed even further. Though i fail to see how you can delay something "further" which has no release date. Some analysts are speculating that it may not even make a March 2013 release due to quality issues.

Commenting on the companies recent financial loss Take Two's CEO said:



Some may think that doesnt say much. Im not so sure. It certanly isnt positive news for a coming release date.



Author:   Flaw
Date:   Sep 29, 12 at 6:40am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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Some things I hope don't return are the social aspects of IV. They were fun for a while in a "hey, this is new" kind of way, but after a while they got old because it was the same old thing every time and I didn't think it was very important to the game.



Author:   HilaryDuffGta
Date:   Sep 29, 12 at 11:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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yea i wasnt a big fan of the whole taking everyone bowling or out to eat,it was ok for the trophies/cheevos but other then that it was just a waste of time



Author:   unclebobert87
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 2:42am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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quote KR_1250
What do you guys make of all the recent rumours at the R*/Take Two financial meetign last week?

Loads of rumours are stating that R* and TT have agree'd to put quality first. Now read into that as you will (I thought quality came first anyway) but many are seeing it as a hint that the game will be delayed even further. Though i fail to see how you can delay something "further" which has no release date. Some analysts are speculating that it may not even make a March 2013 release due to quality issues.

Commenting on the companies recent financial loss Take Two's CEO said:



Some may think that doesnt say much. Im not so sure. It certanly isnt positive news for a coming release date.
Depends how you look at it, and how long it takes till it is released... I mean Gran Turismo is probably the biggest and best racing game on Playstation, but a lot of fans didn't buy it, because of the waiting time.

So it that case, it's a double edged sword. Are the fans of GTA willing to wait, or will they hurt R*/TT even more?



Author:   KR_1250
Date:   Oct 04, 12 at 2:07am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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Ahhh, the rumour mill keeps on churning.

A while ago the internet was all a buzz because UK retailer Tesco had GTAV listed for a 2012 release. Specifically 28/12/12. However in recent days Tesco has changed its online listed release date to 29/03/13 which is more in line with most analysts predictions.

So, could this be evidence that a March release is indeed likely? Who knows?

I personally think March sounds about right anyway, which means with some delays in there we might just see it by the end of next spring.



Author:   Randome
Date:   Oct 04, 12 at 12:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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I don't know about the release date, but something occurred to me.

What we know: Wht does this tell us? Why would a rich man need to rob people? He will lose his money at some point.

But then what will that mean for us?

All GTAs will let us become rich to the point where money becomes meaningless. This isn't helped by the lack of things to buy in the recent games.

So what if the new debt situation will actually put the money counter to something like "- 100'000'000 $"? We could still buy things, but the money counter would only get to "+" close to the end of the storyline.

That would definitely give us a good reason to go rob and kill people for a living. This could mean that there would be armed guys looking for the main guy and he needs to get the bounty off his head.

Maybe we could have 2 money counters? One for what we owe and one for what we have in our pockets. Some storyline missions would only be unlocked once we've managed to pay off certain amounts of the debt. And this is where the side-missions and robberies come in to help us pay.

Maybe we could even choose how much money we spend on what? For example at default: But we could always empty our pockets to either the debt or the family. This could effect what kind of a person the main guy is in some cut-scenes.



Author:   Master
Date:   Oct 04, 12 at 5:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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I don't think that debt system would work, as you said, you'd still be able to buy things... so it would be the same as having +$100,000,000 - it would become pointless.

Though I always did wonder what it would be like to have some sort of bill to pay or some sort of responsibility to account for. Like, say, in IV Niko is always complaining about how Roman is spending money, and yet it never affects you, you still lecture him with hundreds of thousands of dollars in your pocket.

Perhaps if properties make a return, some could drain money (like personal houses) and others would bring in profits, that way you'd need to expand strategically instead of buying everything you can get your hands on. Also paying for bodyguards, buying cars, etc.



Author:   Gregm
Date:   Oct 04, 12 at 8:31pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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I'd love the idea of having to maintain a business, or at least put forth an effort to publicize a venue (I.E., an Electronic's Store). It'd be pretty neat to be able to invest 25,000 + dollars in to Radio commercials on all major stations and hear them talk about a business you own.



Author:   AliB23
Date:   Oct 05, 12 at 5:53am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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In regards to the release date, I never thought a date in 2012 was reasonable. I have always said that a March/April 2013 release is most likely to me but with this news now, another few months added to that could be credible.

I also don't think many sales will be lost due to waiting time a la Gran Turismo.



Author:   Master
Date:   Oct 05, 12 at 9:57am (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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For some reason, I get the feeling that they skipped Vice City and went straight to SA is because the entirety of VC will be DLC instead of a standalone game.



Author:   FACT
Date:   Jan 31, 14 at 6:28pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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quote KR_1250
quote FACT
Not sure if this should go in the wishlist or here, but I'm guessing that based on the gamers who dedicated themselves to completing other GTA's while killing as few people as possible, perhaps there'll be the potential to collect a weapon set entirely comprised of non-lethal weapons? Or at least one good non-lethal weapon, like a taser or stungun or tranquilizer rifle.
I like that idea.

It could make missions alot more varied. You could kidnap and aprehend enemies, maybe interogate them and such were that the case rather than just shooting everyone or running them over.

They could even build a kidnapping and extortion money maker minigame around it outside the main campaign.
Having just bought the game and caught up with everything, looks like Rockstar didn't see fit to make it possible to go non-lethal. Woulda been cool, but probably a massive amount of work to satisfy the itch of such a small contingent of fans. Then again, installing a non-lethal path to completion could maybe inoculate the game against some of the criticism about violence and kids, etc. "But look, you don't necessarily have to kill anyone to beat the game, if you're really good and really patient." (A non-lethal path should be made insanely difficult and take forever, lol.)



Author:   metalhead555-666
Date:   Feb 01, 14 at 4:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Educated guesses for V
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quote FACT
quote KR_1250
quote FACT
Not sure if this should go in the wishlist or here, but I'm guessing that based on the gamers who dedicated themselves to completing other GTA's while killing as few people as possible, perhaps there'll be the potential to collect a weapon set entirely comprised of non-lethal weapons? Or at least one good non-lethal weapon, like a taser or stungun or tranquilizer rifle.
I like that idea.

It could make missions alot more varied. You could kidnap and aprehend enemies, maybe interogate them and such were that the case rather than just shooting everyone or running them over.

They could even build a kidnapping and extortion money maker minigame around it outside the main campaign.
Having just bought the game and caught up with everything, looks like Rockstar didn't see fit to make it possible to go non-lethal. Woulda been cool, but probably a massive amount of work to satisfy the itch of such a small contingent of fans. Then again, installing a non-lethal path to completion could maybe inoculate the game against some of the criticism about violence and kids, etc. "But look, you don't necessarily have to kill anyone to beat the game, if you're really good and really patient." (A non-lethal path should be made insanely difficult and take forever, lol.)
actually you can get a stun gun later in the story


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