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  1. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    We better get it before year's end.
    If we don't, we know somethings definitely gone wrong. Good call with the tweets also, hope we get a response.
    12-27-2013 09:06 AM
  2. Ashish Kakade05's Avatar
    12-27-2013 10:50 AM
  3. DontHate707's Avatar
    Dude that update was from two weeks ago!!
    12-27-2013 04:52 PM
  4. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I could have stolen a few real cars and gone on a few killing sprees whilst waiting for this game.

    It's a good job I'm lazy.

    Joking aside, really looking forward to this game but some solid info would be nice. Stinks of incompetence and as usual the end user has to put up with it.
    12-27-2013 06:55 PM
  5. DennisvdG's Avatar
    I could have stolen a few real cars and gone on a few killing sprees whilst waiting for this game.

    It's a good job I'm lazy.

    Joking aside, really looking forward to this game but some solid info would be nice. Stinks of incompetence and as usual the end user has to put up with it.
    Fingers crossed that incompetence is actually xbl support and/or 512mb RAM support
    (totally not gonna happen)
    12-27-2013 07:05 PM
  6. greedypnguin's Avatar
    I wonder if other actual XBL games, like FFIII, are given priority and delaying the cert process for non-XBL games and that's why it's taking so long for GTA to be released. This is assuming it really is out of Rockstar's hands, which I'm not entirely convinced of.



    I would love to have the walking dead on our phones. Even though I already own it on the 360, I'd buy it again for my WP8. Not sure how well Max Payne would work on phones though. That's a shooter that requires a bit of accuracy and I could see it being a mess with a touch screen.



    Agreed, I've tweeted both Major Nelson and Joe Belfiore and haven't received one single response. We better get it before year's end.
    IPhone have max Payne mobile so I would be happy with just a port! XD
    12-27-2013 07:14 PM
  7. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I could have stolen a few real cars and gone on a few killing sprees whilst waiting for this game.

    It's a good job I'm lazy.

    Joking aside, really looking forward to this game but some solid info would be nice. Stinks of incompetence and as usual the end user has to put up with it.
    Spoken like someone who has no idea how development works...
    12-27-2013 10:06 PM
  8. Nick_1020's Avatar
    Spoken like someone who has no idea how development works...
    Thanks very much.

    I thought it was a reasonable comment myself. The news was released in November that GTA SA was coming to Windows Phone. Since then a number of sites have published articles with supposed release dates which have all since passed and still no-one is the wiser when it's going to happen and as a result the end users are getting shafted.

    Which part do you disagree with?
    12-28-2013 08:02 PM
  9. jessenic's Avatar
    I believe Rockstar Games may have hard time obeying the WP Store Content Policies: Content policies for Windows Phone

    GTA San Andreas breaks at least half of them lol.
    12-29-2013 01:24 PM
  10. nottechsmart's Avatar
    I believe Rockstar Games may have hard time obeying the WP Store Content Policies: Content policies for Windows Phone

    GTA San Andreas breaks at least half of them lol.
    If Rockstar was to make GTA under those guidlines we'd all be playing Mario Kart
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    12-29-2013 01:53 PM
  11. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Thanks very much.

    I thought it was a reasonable comment myself. The news was released in November that GTA SA was coming to Windows Phone. Since then a number of sites have published articles with supposed release dates which have all since passed and still no-one is the wiser when it's going to happen and as a result the end users are getting shafted.

    Which part do you disagree with?
    The stinks of incompetence part. Rockstar never gave an official date for the WP version. People had a lot of assumptions...that's more their problem than R*.
    12-29-2013 07:07 PM
  12. Joene90's Avatar
    The stinks of incompetence part. Rockstar never gave an official date for the WP version. People had a lot of assumptions...that's more their problem than R*.
    Didn't Rockstar announce GTA to be released "next week" when they released for IOS? Or was that a misinterpretation by the internet?
    12-29-2013 08:28 PM
  13. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Didn't Rockstar announce GTA to be released "next week" when they released for IOS? Or was that a misinterpretation by the internet?
    This is an exact quote from Rockstar on the original news article for the iOS release:

    "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available for $6.99 from the App Store on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Check out screens from the iPhone and iPad versions below and stay tuned for more info on the Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile versions coming soon:"

    So all it has said is that the other devices are 'coming soon'. For some reason that was interpreted as meaning 'next week'.

    The other statement made was a comment as a followup on that same story where Rockstar said this:

    "Hey guys, it's great to see so much excitement for the release of San Andreas on mobile. Please note that it's also currently available for Android, and please stay tuned for the Windows Phones version release coming soon."

    So all they've said even there is coming soon... :)
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    12-29-2013 08:42 PM
  14. Joene90's Avatar
    This is an exact quote from Rockstar on the original news article for the iOS release:

    "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available for $6.99 from the App Store on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Check out screens from the iPhone and iPad versions below and stay tuned for more info on the Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile versions coming soon:"

    So all it has said is that the other devices are 'coming soon'. For some reason that was interpreted as meaning 'next week'.

    The other statement made was a comment as a followup on that same story where Rockstar said this:

    "Hey guys, it's great to see so much excitement for the release of San Andreas on mobile. Please note that it's also currently available for Android, and please stay tuned for the Windows Phones version release coming soon."

    So all they've said even there is coming soon... :)
    I thought I'd read somewhere that Rockstar had gone back and changed "next week" in their post to "soon". Unfortunately I've never read it when it originally came out so I can be hugely mistaking.
    12-29-2013 09:42 PM
  15. Nick_1020's Avatar
    The stinks of incompetence part. Rockstar never gave an official date for the WP version. People had a lot of assumptions...that's more their problem than R*.
    Ahhh I see what you did. You made the assumption that my comment about incompetence was aimed solely at Rockstar. Fear not my friend as it was one fell swoop aimed at a few parties involved.
    12-30-2013 06:47 AM
  16. Kage Maru's Avatar
    I thought I'd read somewhere that Rockstar had gone back and changed "next week" in their post to "soon". Unfortunately I've never read it when it originally came out so I can be hugely mistaking.
    I believe much of the confusion came from this article:

    Rockstar Games tells us that the promised Android and Windows Phone versions will hit next week.
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas available on iOS right now, Android and Windows Phone next week

    Ahhh I see what you did. You made the assumption that my comment about incompetence was aimed solely at Rockstar. Fear not my friend as it was one fell swoop aimed at a few parties involved.
    Problem is anyone that's associated with this game is likely not incompetent in any way. Otherwise they wouldn't be in the position they are in.

    When it comes from the general user's POV, it's usually easier to point the finger at the companies involved than to just accept that sometimes **** happens and things don't always go according to plan.
    12-30-2013 08:25 AM
  17. Nick_1020's Avatar
    I believe much of the confusion came from this article:



    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas available on iOS right now, Android and Windows Phone next week



    Problem is anyone that's associated with this game is likely not incompetent in any way. Otherwise they wouldn't be in the position they are in.

    When it comes from the general user's POV, it's usually easier to point the finger at the companies involved than to just accept that sometimes **** happens and things don't always go according to plan.
    Disagree with the first bit. Incompetence is quite common life. Whether it's a service industry or even politics, there's usually some muppets involved along the way. That's not a sweeping generalisation by the way. No doubt that many of the developers at Rockstar and other companies are extremely talented people who excel at their jobs but that doesn't mean that everyone employed by those companies will excel in their positions.

    In this instance, much of the blame should be squared at web sites which have published supposed release dates. Perhaps a little more clarity from Rockstar at the offset would have been nice too.
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    12-30-2013 10:33 AM
  18. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'm not saying this to be the case, but it's not even uncommon that people spin up wild rumors on dates, just to try to get the company to say "yes/no/maybe/something" on the subject. I don't think Rockstar is at responsibility to correct such rumors, as they probably had a reason to not give such date out to begin with, like developers usually do.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-30-2013 10:36 AM
  19. Kage Maru's Avatar
    Disagree with the first bit. Incompetence is quite common life. Whether it's a service industry or even politics, there's usually some muppets involved along the way. That's not a sweeping generalisation by the way. No doubt that many of the developers at Rockstar and other companies are extremely talented people who excel at their jobs but that doesn't mean that everyone employed by those companies will excel in their positions.

    In this instance, much of the blame should be squared at web sites which have published supposed release dates. Perhaps a little more clarity from Rockstar at the offset would have been nice too.
    Yeah, after thinking about it more, you're quite right. With my original post, I was more thinking of the people directly involved (developers, techs for cert, etc) but no matter what there are going to be some people with some level of incompetence somewhere on the corporate chain.

    I also agree that some communication from either Rockstar or MS, dependent on who's holding up the release of this title, would go a long way with us WP owners. I've tweeted two people at MS and haven't had one response. Things like that shouldnt happen IMO.
    12-30-2013 11:01 AM
  20. DontHate707's Avatar
    I dont understand why ppl are trying to say we're getting the dates confused, rockstar clearly stated that they would release the game on all three main mobile platforms by December. Now please, idk where the majority of WP users rest there heads at night but unless you live on the damn moon they got one more effing day. So please shut up about the media confusing dates and the fans incompetence. If they can release it, on the other two platforms what's the hold up for windows phone? I understand the android version sucks but why hasn't there been a patch by now? Rockstar is just being a bunch of bricks if you ask me. This is coming from a guy who buys all there games...
    12-30-2013 06:31 PM
  21. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I dont understand why ppl are trying to say we're getting the dates confused, rockstar clearly stated that they would release the game on all three main mobile platforms by December. Now please, idk where the majority of WP users rest there heads at night but unless you live on the damn moon they got one more effing day. So please shut up about the media confusing dates and the fans incompetence. If they can release it, on the other two platforms what's the hold up for windows phone? I understand the android version sucks but why hasn't there been a patch by now? Rockstar is just being a bunch of bricks if you ask me. This is coming from a guy who buys all there games...
    Actually Rockstar said the game was coming to mobile platforms in December, and named iOS, Android, and Windows Phone (calling it Windows Mobile).

    They never explicitly stated it would hit all 3 of the operating systems in December. They've released it on iOS and Android (not all devices yet), and have said from the very first mention that Windows Phone was coming soon.

    It was a mistake to assume that all 3 were coming at once. I don't fault those who did assume it, but since it has been made clear that this is not the case it's time to let it go.

    They've said soon, and they likely won't announce a date until they have a firm one in place, or until it's actually out and on the market.
    Last edited by Morpheus Phreak; 12-31-2013 at 02:02 AM.
    12-30-2013 10:54 PM
  22. Seketh's Avatar
    I believe it should be out this or next week.

    If not we should storm Rockstar's twitter account and blog. WP users unite!
    12-31-2013 05:08 AM
  23. Kage Maru's Avatar
    I believe it should be out this or next week.

    If not we should storm Rockstar's twitter account and blog. WP users unite!
    IMO we should already be doing this. The least they could do is communicate better with us.
    12-31-2013 07:44 AM
  24. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Because 2 people tweeting rockstar is going to have a giant effect.
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    12-31-2013 07:49 AM
  25. DontHate707's Avatar
    ^^^shut up hater i dont see you doing anything! I've already blown up their twitter glad im not the only one.
    12-31-2013 11:57 AM
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