Grand Theft Auto game coming to iPhone

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    Category: 3rd Party Software
    Link: Grand Theft Auto game coming to iPhone
    Description:: Rockstar Games, the developers behind the Grand Theft Auto series, announced on Monday that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be coming to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch this fall.

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    zap2

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    Wow, really? I was gonna buy it for the DS, I'll wait to see it on the iPhone.
     
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    Nice, this could be a really promising game for the iPhone. GTA is one of those games which is able to pull people into being a new platform. If the price is right I can defintely see myself purchasing it. (Of course the controls will also have to be working).
     
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    Nice!! That is sweet. GTA is a great franchise and Rockstar really does have a gem in the gaming community. Looking forward to this!
     
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    Awesome news! I hope it's not a direct port of the DS version because it looks hideous! I hope it looks alot more like Gangstar :):):)
     
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    While I don't have much interest in GTA itself, I wonder if this might continue the trend with Civilization where the DS game was ported sometime after release (this dropped on the DS in the early Spring, right?) to the iPhone, presumably when sales had tapered somewhat, and sold at a much cheaper price point than on the DS.

    Alternatively, isn't the PSP version due out in the Fall also? So the iPhone version could be in co-development with the PSP version?

    Either way, I really like the continued progression of games from the console major's handhelds to the iPhone as opposed to from the mobile phone game world to the iPhone. Hopefully there will be more and more of these over time.
     
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    I hope they'll release it at $14.99 or $19.99. This would help the gaming market.
     
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    I have GTA CW on the DS. I really doubt Apple will allow GTA CW on the iPhone. GTA CW is about drug dealing and they use the real world names of the narcotics. I doubt Apple will allow such strong drug references on the iPhone.
     

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