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post Apr 15 2008, 12:45 AM
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Rockstar Games have updated their Social Club splash website with a new date indicating when you'll be able to pre-register your account. The website was originally unveiled to go live on April 15th, however we now know that the pre-registration will take place from Thursday 17th of April.

If you've been living under a rock for the last month or so, and you're wondering what exactly is R* SC, then here's a few snippets of what we'll be looking at for GTA4:
  • The LCPD Police Blotter will feature a map of Liberty City that tracks the criminal activity of the many players connected to the internet. It will feature information such as the more dangerous areas of town and which weapons are more common the others.
  • The Story Gang will be a leaderboard that will not only show who completed the main story arc of the game first, but also how long it took. People who become a member of this club will receive special online widgets and merit badges.
  • The 100% Club will be extremely popular as it will show who out of the millions of players will reach 100% completion first. The first 10 people to do so will be sent an ultra-rare commemorative 'key to the city' to mark their accomplishment! Later on it will rank members based on who will be able to get to 100% in the shortest amount of time.
  • The Hall of Fame will recognize those elite players who have reached the top of various different statistical leaderboards, and will also contain a personal awards display of awards earned in Social Club competitions and via reaching various in-game achievements.
  • The Liberty City Marathon will be a ranking of special physical milestones achieved in the game, from the number of miles walked, driven, or swam to the number of bullets fired and stunt-jumps jumped. Other events will be added as time goes on.
These are only a small sample of what's to come. In the weeks and months following the release of GTA IV more events, challenges, leaderboards and competitions will be rolled out regularly so there will be much to see and do.

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post Apr 16 2008, 09:00 PM
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Some of the stats are easily gonna be abused. Distance covered on foot, especially. Someone's bound to leave their console on all night running around in circles. Some other stuff like races will be good though, the ability to compare your times with other people and see who can pull off the fastest laps.

I'm undecided on whether I'll try to 100% the game as fast as I possibly can. I want to enjoy the experience, but I suppose I'll be playing the game for about 7 straight days, so technically that'll be a few months worth of casual gaming which is probably alright. That's if I don't die first.

oo, distance on foot whore-age. good idea. cant wait for someone with a 360 to try that and then get the RRoD.

i dont doubt youll play for 7 straight days. i mean..it took you what, 3 days to come up with that gta sa 100% gamesave.

Well, it was pretty much the friday night, all of sat and all of sun to 100% San Andreas on PC, about 40 hours, but I had already finished the game twice on PS2, so I knew what I was doing. GTA4 is going to be a different story, but with 7 days off work to play it, I'm fairly sure I'll be able to get close to finishing it in that time. If I decide to... I'd like to write a guide for the game, which means at least 2 play throughs, and I'll be getting it on PS3 and 360... Perhaps I'll fly through it on PS3, then play through slowly on the 360 and write a guide as I go.

We'll I look foward to your guides. Ill probably get the official one just for the sake of having it, but you guides are usually more helpful.

there should be a "first person to 100% the game without game guides or using online faqs". lol

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- Psy   Rockstar Social Club: Pre-Registration   Apr 15 2008, 12:45 AM
- - Dr.Jdid112   So will it still open on the 15th, but in kind of ...   Apr 15 2008, 12:50 AM
- - Mekingtons   And so, the stat padder for GTA is born. Who's...   Apr 15 2008, 12:52 AM
|- - HB~Sauce   QUOTE(Mekingtons @ Apr 14 2008, 06:52 PM)...   Apr 15 2008, 01:17 AM
|- - TreeFitty   QUOTE(Mekingtons @ Apr 14 2008, 08:52 PM)...   Apr 15 2008, 01:27 AM
- - D-O   as enticing as the 100% club is, its not enought t...   Apr 15 2008, 12:53 AM
- - Psy   Some of the stats are easily gonna be abused. Dist...   Apr 15 2008, 01:04 AM
|- - D-O   QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 09:04 PM) 141168...   Apr 15 2008, 01:48 AM
|- - Psy   QUOTE(D-O @ Apr 15 2008, 02:48 AM) 1...   Apr 15 2008, 08:42 AM
|- - D-O   QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 15 2008, 04:42 AM) 141181...   Apr 15 2008, 06:38 PM
- - GTA~BOSS   i doubt i go for the 100% but i finally get to se...   Apr 15 2008, 01:16 AM
- - REIDYTHEKING   that sounds amazing because i am going to try and ...   Apr 15 2008, 08:06 AM
- - Fran   to be honest i don't plan on trying to get 100...   Apr 15 2008, 10:24 AM
- - Shandane   QUOTE(Fran @ Apr 15 2008, 09:24 PM) 14118...   Apr 15 2008, 11:05 AM
- - Van Hel Singh   this will be awesome, i love reading stats.   Apr 15 2008, 12:04 PM
- - Ryanardo   QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 15 2008, 09:06 A...   Apr 15 2008, 01:36 PM
- - Van Hel Singh   Perhaps we could have our own record book on the s...   Apr 15 2008, 01:54 PM
- - Eldarto   I hope they have a "Whos died the most times...   Apr 15 2008, 02:10 PM
- - Ulster_Niko   Round of applause for Mekingtons. Anybody who take...   Apr 15 2008, 04:57 PM
- - In Kontrol   I'll join for the soul purpose of displaying m...   Apr 15 2008, 05:50 PM
- - REIDYTHEKING   one minit i know that this has nothing to do with ...   Apr 15 2008, 07:45 PM
|- - TreeFitty   QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 15 2008, 03:45 P...   Apr 15 2008, 08:14 PM
- - craniumkick   QUOTE(D-O @ Apr 15 2008, 06:38 PM) 1...   Apr 16 2008, 09:00 PM
- - Asthenia   Fuck the leaderboards... I just want the blotter. ...   Apr 16 2008, 09:59 PM
|- - Buffalo Bob   QUOTE(Asthenia @ Apr 16 2008, 05:59 PM) 1...   Apr 17 2008, 12:41 AM
- - Asthenia   Especially on the PS3... Curious.   Apr 17 2008, 12:50 AM
- - RamzKilla   im gonna register but im still gunna do the game a...   Apr 17 2008, 01:32 AM
- - Asthenia   Why aren't I registered yet? This means I won...   Apr 17 2008, 05:52 AM

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