How are You Gonna Buy GTA V?

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Posted by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: How are You Gonna Buy GTA V? (297 votes)

Old Fashioned: Gonna pick up a Physical copy at a brick and mortar store 32%
Getting my Physical copy from an online retailer (amazon, etc) 33%
I'm a trendsetter: Getting my copy Digital (PSN/XBL) 11%
Waiting for the PC release 12%
Other?? 5%
RESULTS BABY 5%

Question speaks for itself. I, personally, am getting mine from amazon (and those bastards better get it to me in a timely fashion).

#1 Edited by Demoskinos (15183 posts) -

If I buy it its going to be on PS3 on a motherfuggin disc. Not opposed to digital but I just dont' have the HDD space on my PS3 to spare.

#2 Edited by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -

Don`t fail me amazon.

#3 Edited by Killerfridge (318 posts) -

Ordered it from amazon. If it arrives early like the last two things I preordered have, I will be so stoked.

#4 Edited by 5Figh (172 posts) -

ordered it for release day delivery from tescos

#5 Posted by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) -

Ordered it from amazon. If it arrives early like the last two things I preordered have, I will be so stoked.

What kind of shipping did you choose? For some reason, there's no release day delivery option for the special edition, so I just chose 2 day delivery... Just to be safe

#6 Posted by Chaser324 (6745 posts) -

I pre-ordered it on Amazon back in April.

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#7 Edited by A_E_Martin (314 posts) -

I've got a pre-order in, which I might pick up at midnight, though I've been thinking about swinging towards a PSN digital download instead. If the pre-load is up for download tomorrow as it's supposed to be, and I can find out what time the game is supposed to unlock in Europe, I'll probably go for digital.

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#8 Posted by Sterling (2709 posts) -

I have it pre ordered from Amazon. But if there is a pre load for US PSN I might do that and cancel the disc copy.

#10 Edited by probablytuna (3832 posts) -

Gonna see if I can get a preorder tomorrow morning and hopefully pick it up on the day it's released.

#11 Posted by Christoffer (1923 posts) -

I will buy it on PC when it's considerably cheaper. I am not in the mood for an open world game at the moment no matter how good it is. Still think it will be great, though.

#12 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Just a warning for people who don't want to be spoiled on the net:

The game is currently being ripped and on it's way to torrent sites. Just stay away from imageboards and reddit for a few days if you want your ass unspoiled.

#13 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2620 posts) -

I'm going into Walmart to pick up my reserve because I'm a shitty person.

#14 Posted by GreggD (4515 posts) -

Got the Collector's Edition pre-ordered at Gamestop up the road. Midnight launch, motherfucker.

#15 Edited by Missacre (566 posts) -

I'm getting the PC version. I'm a pretty patient person, so I can wait the 6 months or so it'll take to get released.

#16 Posted by liamflannery (10 posts) -

In honour of GTA, I am going to steal it. ;)

#17 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

Ordered the Collector's Edition from Rockstar Warehouse so I'm at the whim of whomever they use for delivery.

#18 Posted by DjDonFrancisco (299 posts) -

I've got $15 in rewards at Best Buy, so i'll be picking it up there.

#19 Edited by ThePickle (4169 posts) -

Amazon pre order.

#21 Posted by mosespippy (4470 posts) -

It will be faster for me to walk into a store and go home and install it rather than downloading it since the store is across the street.

#22 Posted by Dacnomaniac (444 posts) -

Amazon, but no early postage. They're despatching it on the 16th....

#23 Posted by mosespippy (4470 posts) -

It will be faster for me to walk into a store and go home and install it rather than downloading it since the store is across the street.

#24 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3998 posts) -

PSN! Between the ease of that, the fact that I only have a 20 gig HD on Xbox with a small amount of space left (and I could clear out more... but that'd be pain), and that I'm not paying for LIVE anymore and want to play GTA: Online, PS3 was the choice. Even tho I'll miss the Xbox controller it's all good.

#25 Posted by OfficeGamer (1086 posts) -

I own a PS3 and I don't mind it, I got no hate for consoles, but I just can't play this new massive-ass GTA on that weak slow thing. And I don't enjoy GTA if I'm not aiming at heads and kneecaps with the mouse.

I'm really trying to get out of my PC mentality and get this sucker on the PS3 next week, but I know it's gonna suck IMO. I need to wait for the fucking PC release :(

#26 Posted by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) -

Amazon, but no early postage. They're despatching it on the 16th....

How do you know that's when they're dispatching it?

#27 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3998 posts) -

@officegamer said:

I own a PS3 and I don't mind it, I got no hate for consoles, but I just can't play this new massive-ass GTA on that weak slow thing. And I don't enjoy GTA if I'm not aiming at heads and kneecaps with the mouse.

I'm really trying to get out of my PC mentality and get this sucker on the PS3 next week, but I know it's gonna suck IMO. I need to wait for the fucking PC release :(

If you're a big enough fan, just wait, assuming you can buy it on PC later and get some DLC plus the online on there.

GTA and Rockstar products are great enough for me that I don't mind double dipping.

But this is speaking from someone who could never wait. GTA is too great and too much of an event.

#28 Posted by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) -

I own a PS3 and I don't mind it, I got no hate for consoles, but I just can't play this new massive-ass GTA on that weak slow thing. And I don't enjoy GTA if I'm not aiming at heads and kneecaps with the mouse.

I'm really trying to get out of my PC mentality and get this sucker on the PS3 next week, but I know it's gonna suck IMO. I need to wait for the fucking PC release :(

All of the gameplay that has leaked yesterday tells a different story. The game looks great and runs smoothly on consoles. They've only been working on this thing for over 5 years and dumped 100's of millions of dollars into it. Honestly, their PC track record is much worse than their console one.

#29 Posted by Xanadu (430 posts) -

They'll announce the PC version soon you guys...it's nbd that my 360 and ps3 broke, really...

#30 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -

@greggd said:

Got the Collector's Edition pre-ordered at Gamestop up the road. Midnight launch, motherfucker.

#31 Posted by StrainedEyes (1335 posts) -

Preordered off of PSN. Based on my past downloads, this should be long done by the time I get home from work on Tuesday,

#32 Posted by OfficeGamer (1086 posts) -

@artisanbreads: Yeah I'm gonna wait and I got no problem with waiting, I got enough games on my plate. I no longer care about the hype, nothing got me more broke in the past (and angry about impulse and bandwagonning decisions) than buying a game because it's an event. I spend minimally on games nowadays, don't double dip and make damn sure I'm gonna enjoy a game before I buy it.

But I really hope you enjoy it next week duder :) And I hope the PC version will be great for both of us.

@officegamer All of the gameplay that has leaked yesterday tells a different story. The game looks great and runs smoothly on consoles. They've only been working on this thing for over 5 years and dumped 100's of millions of dollars into it. Honestly, their PC track record is much worse than their console one.

There's no way to respond to you without being perceived as an "elitist," so I'll just say it straight up: It's not about how well it runs on the console, because regardless of how well it runs, it will still load slower and look worse than the PC experience I've come to naturally expect.

Not to mention that mouse control is, to me, essential for the GTA experience. I swear I'd re-consider if I could easily plug my MKB into the PS3, but alas, that isn't the case.

Literally every Rockstar game I've played on PC ran fine for me, and what's even more awesome is that their track record no longer matters because Max Payne 3, the game whose engine GTA V shares, was extremely PC-friendly.

#33 Posted by spraynardtatum (3737 posts) -

With my butt.

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#34 Posted by MattyFTM (14433 posts) -

Physical is significantly cheaper than digital, and on top of that I work for a brick and mortar store and will get an extra 10% off. That makes my decision super easy.

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#35 Edited by OtakuGamer (1291 posts) -

I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon because it's cheaper and I don't have to go to a store to pick it up (I’m lazy like that). I'm really hoping that Amazon doesn't get cocky and fuck this one up like what they did with Halo 4 and send it the day BEFORE release.

#36 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'm not.

#37 Posted by DarthOrange (3909 posts) -

I'm not. I'll wait for the inevitable PS4 version.

#38 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1670 posts) -

I'm getting it with money?

#39 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

I will just buy it from a Target; They are bound to have some on release day.

#40 Posted by Milkman (17342 posts) -

Straight cash, homie.

#41 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12134 posts) -

For $5 on Steam in 3 years.

#42 Edited by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

Wal-Mart, because last time I went to a GameStop midnight launch it was a shitshow.

#43 Posted by Eder (444 posts) -

Not buying GTA V. Well might when it gets cheaper. Fool me once (GTA 4), shame on you, fool me twice (RDR), well I better stop buying into the hype. Great games but a slog to finish and I don't have the time.

#44 Edited by Dalai (7074 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

For $5 on Steam in 3 years.

I think we have our winner.

#45 Posted by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) -

@artisanbreads: Yeah I'm gonna wait and I got no problem with waiting, I got enough games on my plate. I no longer care about the hype, nothing got me more broke in the past (and angry about impulse and bandwagonning decisions) than buying a game because it's an event. I spend minimally on games nowadays, don't double dip and make damn sure I'm gonna enjoy a game before I buy it.

But I really hope you enjoy it next week duder :) And I hope the PC version will be great for both of us.

@naru_joe93 said:

@officegamer All of the gameplay that has leaked yesterday tells a different story. The game looks great and runs smoothly on consoles. They've only been working on this thing for over 5 years and dumped 100's of millions of dollars into it. Honestly, their PC track record is much worse than their console one.

There's no way to respond to you without being perceived as an "elitist," so I'll just say it straight up: It's not about how well it runs on the console, because regardless of how well it runs, it will still load slower and look worse than the PC experience I've come to naturally expect.

Not to mention that mouse control is, to me, essential for the GTA experience. I swear I'd re-consider if I could easily plug my MKB into the PS3, but alas, that isn't the case.

Literally every Rockstar game I've played on PC ran fine for me, and what's even more awesome is that their track record no longer matters because Max Payne 3, the game whose engine GTA V shares, was extremely PC-friendly.

That "mouse is essential to the gta experience" had me in stitches. Which GTA game are you talking about? Maybe 4 controlled well with a mouse, but all of the others controlled like complete shit with a mouse and keyboard. Try flying a friggin plane in san andreas with a keyboard, and get back to me

And a PC release isnt even announced yet, stop assuming like it's a fact set in stone. It's alright to remain cautiously optimistic, but people just flat out acting like it's already confirmed is really getting on my nerves. I'd be surprised if it was even in development yet.

Also, every game since the table tennis thing they did has run off of the same engine (rage with euphoria physics). Max Payne 3 WAS NOT the first game to use that engine. And even if they run off of the most current form of that engine, Max Payne 3 is a linear 3rd person shooter while GTAV is a massive open world game. Apples to oranges.

Also, Max Payne 3 was designed around the PC (because rockstar felt that's where the legacy of that series lies). GTAV, on the other hand, is built around consoles (because that's where the legacy of GTA lies). So if they were to port it, it's quality on PC would depend on whether or not they put in the effort to make it quality (or not). Saying their overall track record doesnt matter because of one game is pretty naive of you...

Though, if I'm wrong, I'll gladly accept you coming back to this comment and rubbing it in my face.

#46 Posted by gaminghooligan (1483 posts) -

Wallmart at midnight homie.

#47 Edited by RonGalaxy (3272 posts) -

Wallmart at midnight homie.

Dude, I never thought of it, but pre ordering shit at walmart must be fucking AWESOME. Roll in at 12 o'clock, pick up your pre order, some root beer (or beverage of choice) and some snacks. If I lived closer to a walmart, I'd pre order there all the time. Honestly, if I was walking distance from a walmart I'd LIVE there.

#48 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Traded in 16 games for $95 today (30% extra trade in value toward GTA V +10% for being a rewards member). I only really play a handful of games so they really had no value for me. Paid for GTA V and got Red Dead Redemption and a $20 Steam card. I don't know why the picture is sideways, it's right way up on my desktop.

#49 Posted by Yummylee (22582 posts) -

Preordered at shopto.

#50 Posted by dcgc (878 posts) -

Online retailer (Amazon UK). It's cheaper than buying online or in a store here in Portugal.

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