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Where can I get Grand Theft Auto IV? #224519
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I didn't want to join the hype of pre-ordering and queuing for hours at midnight, but I really can't find the bloody thing anywhere!!
Does anyone know who still has it in stock?


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Re: Where can I get Grand Theft Auto IV? [Re: DavidB] #224520
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i managed to get it from argos tried every were for it on wednesday every were else sold out dam good game as well


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Wah! It's shut!


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PS3 or XBOX 360?


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Re: Where can I get Grand Theft Auto IV? [Re: DavidB] #224538
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tried tesco/asda?

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is it flashed?


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Originally Posted by WADDI
is it flashed?


if it aint, i wouldnt advise it lol

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Originally Posted by Davey_Martin
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is it flashed?


if it aint, i wouldnt advise it lol


Why not, other that legal issues.


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mate got his xbox live account banned for piracy and his xbox is flashed and was playing flashed games... it's the only thing he said he had been doing that he was banned for...

http://www.360-gamer.com/news.asp?id=949

apparently it's just a ban from xbox live but y would u want an xbox and not have the online facility?! hehe

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Yep, both Microsoft and Sony will bank the MAC code on the consoles from being able to access their online services.

If im not mistaken, it isnt actually a mac code as such, but a hardware authorisation serial number, that cant be altered by flashing as its not contained on an EEPROM.

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Never heard that before, but I have no experience if LIVE, so cant comment really.


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live is purely the online services, ie: gaming, video store, etc etc i think

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Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Microsoft implements a number of different security measures on its Xbox Live service. One of these takes the form of a proactive security check that assures that only unmodified machines may access their service. On May 17, 2007, Microsoft ceased permitting consoles with modified firmware from accessing Xbox Live. According to Microsoft, consoles with firmware of unknown origin, quality or intent were banned permanently from Xbox Live. A Microsoft representative indicated that the action was taken to assure "the integrity of the service and protect our partners and users."

Recently, individuals have bypassed these firmware security checks using custom firmware (e.g., the iXtreme firmware) which prevents detection of alterations, effectively "stealthing" the modification. It is possible, however, that this is still detectable, and hence leaves open the possibility of future bans.[35]

It has been discovered that pretexting has been used to impersonate an Xbox Live user for the purposes of malfeasance. Microsoft has implemented greater security in an effort to decrease the service's susceptibility to social engineering.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_live

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I know what it is, just never used it. I remember that when My brother had an original size ps2 and it was chipped, when he bought a network card for it, it wouldnt connect to the server.


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