Rockstar Offers Holiday Sale on All iOS Apps, Including GTA III

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    Rockstar is offering their three iOS apps for up to 40 percent off as a holiday sale, including the just-released Grand Theft Auto III.
    Article Link: Rockstar Offers Holiday Sale on All iOS Apps, Including GTA III
     
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    Hey Rockstar, thanks for putting GTA III 40% off a week after you started selling it. Nothing like screwing your loyal fans who bought it right away.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    I bought it right away and have no regrets. Was worth every penny.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    Bit of a slap in the face. We've all just paid full price, then they cut it less than 7 days later!

    I love GTA but the mobile version's controls have been horrendous on the ipad.
     
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    No kidding. They definitely did that on purpose
     
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    Lucky I didnt buy it right away! Time to get it now. :D
     
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    Yeah that was pretty sad but the game is easily worth $5.

    I REALLY wish they would add retina support to Chinatown Wars though.

    I thought or was thinking that when GTA3 hit, Chinatown would get an update as well, but i guess i was wrong .

    Ah well maybe one day :).
     
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    Just bought GTA 3. I'm glad I waited. I was too busy to play it anyway.

    And thanks MR for the heads up!
     
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    I find all these game companies just reinforcing the idea that you shouldn't buy a game at launch.

    Recent examples:
    Batman Arkham City (PC): $50 at launch, $25 on Steam yesterday
    GTA III iOS: $6.99 at launch, $2.99 today
    Battlefield 3: $59.99 at launch, $30 the other day

    Luckily I only got burned $4 on the GTA launch.

    Moral of the story: Wait 1-3 months after launch to buy and get twice as many games.
     
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    Looks like we're both gonna get a lot of down votes because we didn't get it straight away.. :D
     
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    It's $2 difference.
     
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    Well, yes, it is only $2, but it's still 40% off. However, it's not the money that bothers me, it's the principle. Dropping the price one month after the initial release is one thing, but 7 days? Give me a break.
     
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    $2 is $2. I hate when this happens.
     
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    i feel pissed!! i paid £2.99 for it!! but to be fair its the best game iv bought on par with mc3..
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/9A405)

    Does GTA III work on 3GS?
     
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    Hey Rockstar.

    How about doing the same discounts for the Mac App store. That would be a nice Christmas treat.
     
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    You can get an iPhone 3Gs for FREE now, too, and I feel like a chump. Using it when it first came out. **** YOU APPLE

    It's two bucks, it easily worth the full price regardless, and seriously -- what do you expect? It's the holiday season -- EVERYBODY is having a sale on iOS apps...

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  19. M7ck, Dec 22, 2011
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    I paid £2.99 for it the day it was released and have no regrets, it was a bargain at full price and both myself and my kids have had a weeks enjoyment of playing it.
     
  20. ARandomFellow, Dec 22, 2011
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    Hey, Brad.... nothing like buying something the day it comes out, being among the first to try it and then complaining about it when it goes on sale cuz you couldn't be patient and wait.
     
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    Are people really complaining about a price reduction from $5 to $3?

    I mean, really? It's two bucks.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    Wow, good on you for finally catching on to the way the world works! People who are early adopters, generally pay more for the privelege of being among the first to play with/use the newest things. I don't understand why people expect to have the newest thing AND then get upset that people who waited a little bit (especially around Christmas) get it on sale. Seriously. Stop whining about stupid stuff like this. Everyone already knows this happens on a regular basis. You made a choice to not wait for the sale price, now just shutup about it.
     
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    I always say this when someone says it's only a small amount when it comes to paying for something or someone owing you money.

    "If it's only $20 (or any amount for that matter) give me my $20 back and then give me another $20 because you find it so trivial." :)
     
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    Why are people complaining about the price drop?

    This happens all the time.
     
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    $2.99 or $4.99, the game is still superb - especially on the iPad 2. :)
     

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