Grand Theft Auto IV golden, already in transit

Rockstar Games' heavily anticipated open-world action adventure for Xbox 360, PS3 has entered mass production and is "en route to retailers" for April 29 release.

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Say so long to those delay rumors. While word has yet to come on whether Take-Two will accede to Electronic Arts' $2 billion acquisition offer, one scenario that will not occur is analysts' speculated delay of Grand Theft Auto IV.

During Take-Two's shareholders' meeting today, the publisher said that GTAIV has gone gold. The game is "in production and in trucks en route to retailers," proclaimed Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. Rated M for Mature, GTAIV will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 29.

Though it won't be released for another 12 days, industry watchers have already projected a massive debut from the next installment in Rockstar North's prized franchise. Last October, Janco Partner's Mike Hickey projected global opening-week sales of more than 9.5 million, with 5.8 million units turning up in US consumers' hands alone. Earlier this week, Variety reported that sources within Take-Two fully expect the game to sell some 6 million units in its opening week, generating revenue in excess of $400 million.

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Grimgravy it is sad but true. And it is not an opinion it is fact.

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As much as I anticipate GTA4 and think it's going to be epic, I'll say exactly what I said to my store manager when San Andreas had this same story: "I'll believe it when it's in my hand." It's not doubting the story or doubting the makers, just... with something like that you want to believe but need that extra security. When I held Half-Life 2 and San Andreas in one hand, and Halo 2 in another, the security was there.

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wait I thought they said they were going to sell 600,000,000 copies in one week lol if its 6,000,000 then definetely man

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OMG I wish I owned a 360. I have to wait like six months or more for the darned pc version!!

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man i cant wait, and StegrShmil STFU and keep your narrow minded bias opinion to yourself.

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They never showed GTA III Gameplay or vice city, and san andreas so why should they start with GTA Iv and besides they want us to get a first impression of playing the game without any spoilers.

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6/12 is the day that the 2nd only good game comes out on the PS3.

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6/12/2008= MGS4

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whats so special about 6/12/2008 ?

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4/29/2008 6/12/2008 Two Dates to be remembered

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this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy all over =)

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This may seem weird, but I find myself anticipating the radio stations more than the actual game or story. The stations in SA were awesome, and I want to see more of that (especially with the massive disappointment that were the Saints Row radio stations). That's not to say I'm not excited about the game though.

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Sazanku Honestly, is this the only game that's going to be shipped out with NOBODY knowing how the in game play looks? I'm scared I'm going to get the game and the combat system is going to be all awkward. Or something is just gonna seem weird. Nearly everything in the trailers is gameplay. Also have you forgot that Rockstar never shows the hud of the game until it is near release?

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-APRIL 29TH- THERE ARE THOSE THAT SAID THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME WHAT ARE THEY TO SAY NOW 4.29.08 NEVER FORGET

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Honestly, is this the only game that's going to be shipped out with NOBODY knowing how the in game play looks? I'm scared I'm going to get the game and the combat system is going to be all awkward. Or something is just gonna seem weird.

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Nice to hear!

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well who is going to camp out at eb games with me? not at the front door ohh no... the truck bay :D

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man, i was worried about it getting delayed, cant wait till April 29th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Been waiting sooo long, but now we,re in the home stretch and can't wait to get my special edition copy at midnight

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SWEEET i honestly cant wait to get my hands on this game. im gonna make sure i go to the midnight launch and then play it until i die of fatigue. just kidding, but i will play it for a very long time!

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Finally!!

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There are going to be a lot of armed robberies of delivery trucks this week.

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OMG I CANT BELIEVE THE TIME IS ALMOST SOOOOON!!!!!

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wut sux is the that ppl who get the game b4 the release date have a headstart on beating the game b4 others and get them rockstar achievements.. im just gonna go through the game n enjoy it tho, no rush for a key to the city.

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This is great! I was so hyped up about Vice City. That was my first and only game, as of today, that I pre-ordered. GTA IV I should pre-order, but I believe there should be enough copies. :D I CAN'T WAIT! :D

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Can't wait to walk out of gamestop at midnight with that big Special Edition box in my arms =)

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I may pick it up this weekend if I can make down to Memphis. I know too many people that work for distributors and something seems to always fall off a truck. If all goes well you'll see achievements on my gamertag Monday.

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imagine if some guy steal one of the trucks in which the games are being shipped to retailers and when asked why he did it he blames on the game...that would be pretty ironic

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All the rumors on the delay... all the people that said we wouldn't see it for another few months... all the chaos for no damn reason. I say *HA!* Now gimme my game!!!!

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GTA IV is coming!!!!!!!!!!

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lol i wonder if anyone would steal a truck containing grand theft auto games.

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I guess this means it'll be out early.

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GTA Baby...Game of the CENTURY....Yes, I went there!!!!

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Time to go steal me a truck....

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HELL YES...GTA is on its waaay!!!

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IM SOOOO EXCITED!..... AND I JUST CANT HIDE IT!!

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First game I've ever pre-ordered. And oh my god. It's almost here... It's ALMOST HERE. 250 hours left, and counting.

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IM SOOOO EXCITED!..... AND I JUST CANT HIDE IT!!

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Oh sweet :D I hope it gets leaked, I cannot wait any longer!!!

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this game is going to rawk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets hope that the story is LONG and the map is HUGE!!!

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IM SOOOO EXCITED!..... AND I JUST CANT HIDE IT!!

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Cool, cannot wait. It is going to take a game of GTA IV's caliber to pull me away from Warhawk for awhile, lol.

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this is awesome!!!!! too bad i'm getting it until June 20 something because i'm getting i pre-ordered it with MGS4..i ain't paying double to get this things shipped to my country

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Let's Rock!

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Its all good, i'll have the game a day before release as im a member of one of the best preorder gaming sites on the net!

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If retailers have it, the street date will be broken (like most high profile games).

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I JUST want THIS AWESOME GAME TO hit the shelves....HELL YA!!!

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OMG the wait is nearly over!! I love you R*

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I just hope nobody does something stupid like hijack those trucks. JT would have a field day with that.