GTAIV: The Lost and the Damned discounted

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony isn't expected to sing on the Xbox 360 until October 29. That said, those looking to extend their GTAIV experience on Microsoft's console in the here and now have a good opportunity to do so this week. Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major...

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony isn't expected to sing on the Xbox 360 until October 29. That said, those looking to extend their GTAIV experience on Microsoft's console in the here and now have a good opportunity to do so this week.

Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said today via his official blog that Gold-level subscribers can pick up GTAIV: The Lost and the Damned for $15 (MSP 1,200) this week, a 25 percent savings. The add-on will also be available bundled with the Ballad of Gay Tony on the $40 retail disc compilation Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, also due out on October 29.

According to Microsoft, The Lost and the Damned set day-one Xbox Live Arcade sales records when it debuted exclusively on the Xbox 360 in February. Though Take-Two has yet to attach a specific sales number for the add-on, analysts have predicted downloads will reach the 2 million mark by the time the second and final expansion arrives next month.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of GTAIV: The Lost and the Damned.

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104 comments
jimy1475
jimy1475

after 2 years when im gona hawe my own job im gona buy a ps3 cause i lowe playstation, i stil hawe PS2 and PS1 and then il see if these games are good

LOXO7
LOXO7

Yeah 100! Wheres my treat?

skateordie985
skateordie985

TLAD was awesome! cant wait for BOGT. GTA IV is my favorite game of all time.

simonsworld
simonsworld

sounds cool,it gonna have maybe a splash of pink flamengo from vice city set in a liberty city setting, worth waiting for me assumes.

agathalynn
agathalynn

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ibanezdropd
ibanezdropd

i probably won't touch gta4 ever agin because of the lack of cheats / modes that were found in previous gta games, like riot / chaos mode-- made an interesting survival game which was great with friends.

timepatrol
timepatrol

That is good price for the Lost and the Damned.

DK473
DK473

tight i can play gta again now

hero513
hero513

Whats the ballad of gay tony even about??????????

Frankvincent
Frankvincent

Would be so cool, if got a zombie mode, kinda like how they had a riot cheat in GTA.

ProGamerNerd
ProGamerNerd

i am a ps3 fanboy but i got no problem with ms getting exclusive's dlcs really there just dlcs, and gta series are the best and all they need is to go exclusive to either ps3 or xbox because tha series is the best, it will boost alot of sales if its exclusive(gta5)

Rainbow_Lion
Rainbow_Lion

Still too much :( I won't pay more than 800 for it, I'll wait for both of them to come out on disc

JMizzle
JMizzle

@ Excedra I agree, though I did find the character to which you refer had quite amusing dialogue. I think my highlight of this DLC was probably either the final mission, which is just so much fun, or the continuation of the diamond missions from another perspective. God, I HATE those diamonds!!

Excedra
Excedra

i love this DLC. it adds longevity to the already awesome gta4. Its just that (thing) that bugs me. It was so unexpected.

skandalous
skandalous

I think the exclusivity is vindication. I hated waiting a year to get the games on original Xbox. Rockstar stated they would no longer do that with games, but in DLC Mircosoft found a loophole and exploited it. We all should be happy the games will be released at the same time. That is progress.

xJuice_Boxx
xJuice_Boxx

I just got this at regular price 2 days ago. That sucks. I wish I would of had something to do that day so I would have waited for this instead.

tajirinere
tajirinere

@Hvac0120 sorry bro but episodes from liberty city is still a 360 exclusive

Daman92
Daman92

yeah there making money to make games jsut so ms can buy exclusives again and again and again, make it all multi platform.

BRaiDedGEar
BRaiDedGEar

All these playstation fanboys getting their panties in a bunch over this. So let me get this straight, playstation is allowed to have exclusive content but xbox isn't... It's business, its about making money and catering to a selective audience. Xbox has more users and microsoft pays R* for exclusivity so they are only doing what a business is supposed to do, make money. Be happy they are making money, it ensures they will keep making games, that is if you like the games they are making.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

@ Ewangotkool the game is big enough to forget about DLC but the reason "Rockstar are gerks" is because they cant even give a decent frame rate of atleast 30 even though the graphics aint that good anyway. id rather have it load the islands like in the previous games rather then get rubbish frame rates. still enjoyed the game despite the average graphics and frame rate drops.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

@Ewangotkool I wouldn't get to upset with RockStar. Microsoft handed them $50 million to keep 2 DLC extensions to GTA IV exclusive to the Xbox 360. It's not that R* wants to limit it's audience or tick anyone off... unless there is a good payoff. It might also have to do with Take-Two, the publisher. If you're going to get mad, at least get mad at Microsoft, Take-Two, and R* since they were all part of this decision. Also, like I said before; They are releasing the content on a disc that doesn't need the original game to be played. So, if you have a 360 or can rent one, you'll still have the opportunity to play the game, even if you bought the PS3 version of the original game. I think that's a good way to do exclusive DLC, even if it does tick more people off than it pleases. It's at least an effort to compromise. _

Ewangotkool
Ewangotkool

Rockstar are gerks for not allowing their DLC on the PS3.

dark_aprentice
dark_aprentice

ur probly regrtting buying thegta for the ps3 right now... Xbox rocks!!!

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

PS3 version plz!!! I don't mind if u'll release it next year! :cry:

Allbritt0n
Allbritt0n

Forget a PC version just keep em comin on the consoles.

malcorn2
malcorn2

to vicsrealms: Have you ever played it on the console? Don't worry you don't have to answer that we already know the answer is no.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I bought the PS3 version of the game, so I have to wait for the Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City disc to be released. I'm really glad that they decided to do the disc without the need for the original game. That allows people with both systems to be able to play the new content, even if they didn't purchase the 360 version of GTA IV. Thanks R*! _

NooDLES-666
NooDLES-666

I am waiting for a Vice City 2 over San Andreas. That said though... I want more San Andreas features like the RPG style stuff in it in a Vice City setting with the new graphics. It would be so awesome.

Ardus
Ardus

Still waiting for San Andreas 2...

gizzy82
gizzy82

When did Gta 4 come out? I'd prefer it if there was no dlc and instead they made a Gta game true to the previous games. Plz hurry up and move on to better things R*.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

I would be more excited if it hit the PC version. A discount doesn't do me any good and the GTA series looks and plays a hell of a lot better on the PC then the console. Which would make a lot of sense to make the expansions for the PC. Oh well, I continue to wait for the gaming industry to get a clue.

Eastcoast93
Eastcoast93

thats good and I want both dlc on the disc. Still its so expensive like 40 dollars if the individual ones cost 16 dollars each. Don't have points so I guess I can't get the discounted game!

rohail88
rohail88

Rockstar used the 50 million given by M$ to make Agent for the PS3!:P

Kcoshiob
Kcoshiob

I can't believe MS would spend SO much moolah to ensure the almighty exclusive. Like the snotty kid on the playground who would rather eat the entire pack of gum, than share it with anyone when asked. The next GTA game will parody you. $50,000,000 is a lot of money, that could have a multitude of beneficial effects on a staggering list of good causes. And MS blows that kind of cash on mere downloadable content? I don't care which console you prefer, that's just ridiculous. That's a precedent that should never have been set. Now anyone else who wants to compete will have to consider dropping that kind of bomb. And frankly I don't think anyone except MS is that desperate. Exclusives are just marketing bullpockey, look up what Bill Hicks says about marketing people, its, uhm, true.

dundee85
dundee85

@jakass13, why the hell would they want to share with sony?. they are in direct competition with each other

jakass13
jakass13

i hate microsoft for things like this they get greedy of content and dont share with sony

TheJediExile
TheJediExile

Hmm sounds like a buy for me. Is this the one that requires the game disc?

Torque203
Torque203

After the ballad of gay tony, ps3 should pay rockstar for their own exclusives. And since i have both 360 and ps3 it would be a win, win for me. 4 diffrent gta VI episodes

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

i want to get the next expansion on disc...loved the first...waiting for the second

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

This was an outstanding add on, and added hours of fun. My only wish is that they add more than missions and a wang to the next one, this game needs more land... expand the map...