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Grand Theft Auto III PSN Delay Down to Music Licensing Snafu
Written Wednesday, August 01, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Grand Theft Auto III was supposed to be coming to the PlayStation Store's PS2 Classics section this week, but with the game failing to appear on either the US or EU PSN due to a supposed "unforeseen complication", it seems that said circumstances relate to some music licensing issues.

GTA III contains little in the way of licensed music beyond its opera and Scarface soundtrack, so what happened exactly? Apparently, there were some problems with obtaining clearance on a certain track in the game according to PlayStation Community Manager, Morgan Haro.

"There were some last minute issues with getting clearance for a certain audio track in the game," Haro explained. "But the teams at Rockstar are on it to review how to best get this title on PSN."

At present, there's no new release date yet set for Grand Theft Auto III on PSN, so for the time being you'll have to make do with an old PS2 copy or watch the old 10th anniversary trailer to tide you over. Bah!

[Via Shack News]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Canadian_Wilson
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 10:57:55 AM
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I know this isn't an HD remake, but it has the same graphics as COD lol

 
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Comment #2 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:08:33 AM
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Yes but this game is much much better than any cod. Also glad it's just a port.

 
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Comment #3 by Ziras
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:10:11 AM
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Maybe they can take this as a sign they need to do an upgraded port rather than a direct .iso rip.

 
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Comment #4 by Metalboy921
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:11:04 AM
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@1, not so much. And this is an insanely pointless release without updating the graphics at least. As well as no trophy support? Put a little effort into it.

 
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Comment #5 by GD09
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:16:52 AM
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cant wait, im going to buy it :D
maybe they could have chosen a better game to release though? i would have prefered vice city or san andreas over III but im still excited! :D

 
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Comment #6 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:16:52 AM
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@#2 IronFist

what you going to do this week now it's been delayed and therefore nothing to argue about why those those didn't see the sense of rebuying a game already in there collections---------just for the sake of having it on their ps3 hdd.


 
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Comment #7 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:19:02 AM
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I would rather see more in game extras such as more side missions, cars, more interior buildings to enter etc much more thn hd visuals or trophies. But i would love rockstar to leave the game the way it is.

 
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Comment #8 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:22:03 AM
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@ 6. I'll wait. i'm happy to give rockstar 6.49 pounds just cause its GTA ppl. i could easily find my ps2 copy but cba.

 
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Comment #9 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:28:15 AM
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@#8 ironfist

well your making this crap up as you go as several times the other topic you referred you sold your copy now you say you can't be arsed to find it.

you wouldn't be posting porkie pies by any chance?

 
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Comment #10 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:32:00 AM
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also make your mind up.
do you want extra content or that they release the original as it was on ps2?
you cant sit on both fences :)

 
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Comment #11 by Rafie
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:32:27 AM
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"At present, there's no new release date yet set for Grand Theft Auto III on PSN, so for the time being you'll have to make do with an old PS2 copy or watch the old 10th anniversary trailer to tide you over."

Well what's the difference?!

 
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Comment #12 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:32:51 AM
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I never said i sold it, i said i don't hve it to play anymore, as in i've lost it.

 
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Comment #13 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:39:57 AM
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then how could you easily hoak out your copy but cant be arsed to,if you lost it?


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Comment #17 by IronFist
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 09:08:45 AM
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For crying out loud, for all you people that are not willing to buy this again because of lack of trophies are pathetic. I'm buying this again as i no longer have it for my ps2.

 
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Comment #14 by ZACHSP8
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:44:46 AM
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I bought it on Xperia Play marketplace when it was £0.69p so no need for this version.

If all Sony is going to do is release straight PS2 ports of games it would be cheaper in the long run to buy a secondhand PS2 and get the games from Ebay.

 
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Comment #15 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:46:39 AM
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LOL its probably in my cupboard but there's so much junk in there i wouldn't know where to begin. i'm pretty sure my ps2 disc has a lot of scratches on it anyway therefore making it unplayable.

 
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Comment #16 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:50:52 AM
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@#15 by IronFist

omg another new story.....do you even own a copy ever period? lol
you should learn to tell one story and stick to it,only makes you look foolish when you chop and change and one minute argue you want extra content but want the original version as it was....playing both sides of the argument from last week.

 
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Comment #17 by diskdocx
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:52:53 AM
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My dog ate my copy...

 
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Comment #18 by jqtaxpayer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:53:41 AM
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I wonder if this has to do with the K-Jah tracks from "Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires" -- apparently there was a legal dispute about who the copyright owner of those tracks were in 2005. Too bad, it's probably the only music in that game worth listening to.

 
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Comment #19 by diskdocx
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:54:10 AM
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...so I stole IronFist's copy! Muwahaha

 
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Comment #20 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:04:12 PM
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@ #19 by diskdocx
WELL FINALLY WE HAVE THE REAL STORY lol

 
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Comment #21 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:15:48 PM
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no trophies!?? no HD remake!?? no buy for me. i'll just grab the ps2 copy off of my shelf, pop it into my backwards compatible ps3 and enjoy the game that way. releasing this game the way they did (no hd remake and no trophy support) seems like more of a money milking tactic than games with yearly releases that have nothing different than a roster.

 
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Comment #22 by AshtimusPrime
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:47:52 PM
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@1 wow, is that post just there to fish for likes? Come on.


 
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Comment #23 by Ethereal Monarch
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 12:51:14 PM
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Honestly... with it being a port, did most of us give a damn?

 
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Comment #24 by LUNIEIZSICC
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:10:52 PM
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With no HD graphics or trophies... i see NO reason to buy this game again

 
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Comment #25 by Scorpkahn
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 01:29:02 PM
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Such a letdown.

 
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Comment #26 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:06:05 PM
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@17 lol, can i have it back plz?

 
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Comment #27 by IronFist
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:07:33 PM
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@ 20. Or is it the real story lol. hmm

 
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Comment #28 by Dday141
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:38:37 PM
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@#27 by IronFist
Here's the real story. He never owned a copy because all of his copies have been melted and burned by hot rancid Dday Milk. As you all know, rancid Dday Milk is so toxic, it can burn the flesh straight off your bones. You should learn to handle rancid Dday Milk with more care.

 
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Comment #29 by Atreyu_1220
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 02:55:43 PM
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If they make these PS2 classics Vita compatible, I may just purchase one or two... that is a big maybe though!

 
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Comment #30 by johnnyhotrocks
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 03:08:26 PM
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@ #29 by Atreyu_1220

if this happens i would buy a few ps2 classics to play on the vita with.
but until then don't think i'll ever rebuy something sitting in my cupboard aleady.

 
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Comment #31 by theShawzer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:24:48 PM
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This instant game collection thing is friggin' sweet. Good job Sony (for once)

 
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Comment #32 by theShawzer
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:26:24 PM
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Oops wrong news. Sorry

 
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Comment #33 by dobby42
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 04:54:43 PM
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Love this game buying 100%

 
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Comment #34 by Totavier
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:06:58 PM
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I love this game but i have it already my PS2 copy, and also i finished with 100% like 6 times before, yeah maybe my PS2 is dead and i cann't play it again but still don't convice me in buy it, if was an HD edition or at least just a simple port but with trophies, will give me a motivation in buy it again without any doubt

But i think that will never happen (*sigh*)

 
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Comment #35 by twyz
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:47:53 PM
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"Push it to the limit. LIMIT! Walk along the razors edge. Don't look back, just keep your head and you'll begin it."

 
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Comment #36 by E10phoenix
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 05:56:54 PM
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No trophy, no purchase. I have no incentive to play this game again...

 
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Comment #37 by TheUnlockable1
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:18:01 PM
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Shouldnt this be something Rockstar should have done when it was first released?

 
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Comment #38 by spoonman
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:31:28 PM
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I don't even remember this game having any "real" bands on it. Can't they just throw them a couple hundred dollars (in CASH) and be done with it?

I hate legal bullshit that keeps us from playing classic games. So much greed!

 
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Comment #39 by mjc0961
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:13:35 PM
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Shouldn't they have had such things sorted BEFORE having a planned release date? Anyway, just take the track out. The only thing worth listening to on GTA 3's radio was Chatterbox anyway. All the music was shit.

 
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Comment #40 by thelostkin
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:34:01 PM
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@36 because trophies determine whether the game is worth buying or not right?

 
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Comment #41 by King judah
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 09:14:13 PM
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Gta is the bomb but to play a game with ps2 graphics sucks bought mgs collection only beat snake eater had the best graphics why no gta collection. If they made 3 sanandreas and liberty I would have bought even if it was $65 just to play grove st with my homies especiAlly if it had trophies

 
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Comment #42 by Devalaous
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:28:18 AM
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With their refusal to to an HD update (which would sell a hell of a lot) I'll stick to my superior Xbox version of it and the other two PS2 GTAs, with its upgrades over the PS2 version.

 
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Comment #43 by HuDaFuK
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 05:02:44 AM
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I won't be getting it. Without improved graphics I'll just fire up my PS2 and play the copy I already have.

 
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Comment #44 by Loftus
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 08:24:33 AM
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i don't care about the graphics all i wanted was some trophies :( i'd go buy a ps2/ps1 again and bust out all the classics if they supported trophies.

 
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Comment #45 by johnnyhotrocks
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 09:08:53 AM
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@#42 by Devalaous

if it wasn't for the success of the gta series on the playstation the xbox would have never got the game in an updated state.

LONG LIVE THE PLAYSTATION. :)

 
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Comment #46 by Sadist4life
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 11:22:52 AM
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GTA III with trophies would have sealed the deal, but R* chose not to include it...I was hoping for a trophy for completing Kingdom Come

 
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Comment #47 by RVD420Y2J222
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 09:12:52 PM
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I have the GTA Trilogy for PC, no need for the PS2 Classics. I would of definitely bought a GTA HD Collection with trophy support.


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