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News GTA MMO developed by Crackdown team?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

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    I may be being incredibly dense or something but I cant figure out what APB means...
     
  4. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    So long as it remains GTA and doesn't turn into the standard MMO grindfest then that's fine.
     
  5. Jordan Wise

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    me neither. it better not happen, i hate how everything MUST be multiplayer now, it ruined COD4, and MMO is the worst sort.
     
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    Well after a quick google APB either means:
    Auditing Practices Board, which i think would make a rather bad game
    - or -
    APB, seriously that's the entire name of the game but it does stand for something and that something is: All Points Bulletin
    Although this is the first I've ever heard of it, which is weird considering wikipedia says "APB was planned as early as 2005"

    EDIT: too slow :(
     
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    multiplayer ruined cod4? thats a novel viewpoint given its the second most played game online atm (after WoW of course).
     
  9. will.

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    Actually... A lot of GTA's missions are essentially WoW type quests :p

    Go here, kill that, collect this, come back.

    It already fits perfectly!
     
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    Yeah, I think you might be on your own with that one.
     
  11. Tris

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    oh, and with regards to APB, its a fairly widely used american term isnt it? seen it on loads of films, putting out an "abp" (presumably short for all points bulletin as mentioned above) on a person...basically a modern wanted poster from what i can see.

    edit: yeah so i also missed that someone already answered this
     
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    I think the current multiplayer modes available in GTA4 are adequate... The city would be too chaotic if you added in the number of players MMO's usually have.
     
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    All Points Bulletin MUST be developed and owned by REAL TIME WORLDS.

    NOT Rockstar. David Jones is the original mind behind GTA, he knows where GTA belongs, and as such APB is set for a PC release.

    Do you think Rockstar would bother with a PC release? It wouldn't be as easy to just do a sloppy port a few months later of an MMO.

    RTW, please, do not let Rockstar ruin a game I was otherwise interested in.
     
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    APB must clearly mean accutely paranormal bladder. not really. Joe, what the hell does it mean!?

    GTA MMO could be good, there's a massive fan base and lots of potential and ppl have been screaming for one for years. However, what concerns me is this: It's obviously going to be an 18 game, or 15 at the least, and ideas like racism, violence etc will be particularly prominent in the game. Now while i'm ok with this in a single player game...we're bringing this stuff online. players are probably more likely to see that kind of behavior as socially acceptable to other people. It's one thing to be a ba*tard to a game, it's another to do it to a person, even if they are online, especially in a game that constantly promotes these kinds of behaviours. It's not so much the violence I'm worried about, it's the attitudes of people I'm concerned about.

    I know I'm gonna get flamed for this and told that games get left in games and that people should not buy games like this for kids...but yeh just a little concern of mine.

    go ahead. flame me.
     
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    It does mean ALL POINTS BULLETIN, but the game itself is just called APB.

    It's a lot like MDK really.
     
  16. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Well what does THAT mean?
     
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    If you check out some videos on Youtube look at the character customisation. It has to be some of the best ive seen so far
     
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    While that is quite true, it would be a shame if they introduced horrible mechanics like grinding enemies to get levels and reputation and having to do 4 hour raids to get the rare gun and crap like that. Although I doubt a GTA MMO would ever turn out like that.
     
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    MDK means Master Da Kontrols or Miner Discovers Kryptonite according to the adverts IIRC
     
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    No he isn't, I think it's awful too.
     
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