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Monday, 28 April 2008

Tomorrow is GTA-Day, or is it?

As you can see from the countdown timer above, there are less than 24 hours to go until GTA: IV hits UK streets and doorsteps.

But as we expected would happen, some people have managed to get their copies of the game early.

The Xbox 360 version of the game has been available in PAL and NTSC format via BitTorrent for over four days now, so some people may have chosen to break the law to get their copy early.

In addition, a number of stores across Europe have broken the street date for GTA: IV. We've seen pictures of receipts for copies from Asda, to which Asda have stated that "this is an isolated incident, we had a clear message to stores not to sell early, and so any copies that have gone on sale are miniscule. We have no policy to sell before the street date, and we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again."

One such store is in The Netherlands, where one gamer has been banned by Sony from the PSN for one week for playing GTA: IV early. He alledgedly bought the game from a store called Futurezone in Rotterdam and 'had been playing it for 4 days' before receiving an email from SCEE.

So if you have managed to precure your Grand Theft Auto experience legally and early, fight the urge to break the date yourself or you could end up banned. If you've gained your copy using less socially acceptable methods, please play it as much as you can whilst connected to the PSN...

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