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Grand Theft Auto Expansions Finally Coming To PS3, PC

500x_gta_elc_ps3It's been a long time coming, but the two expansion packs for Grand Theft Auto IV — The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony — are finally leaving Microsoft Xbox 360 exclusivity behind and crossing over to the Sony PlayStation 3 and PC.  Available either on a single disc for $39.99 or individually through the PlayStation Network for $19.99, the content will be available in late March.  Kotaku has the details.

"It's been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3," said Sam Houser. "We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March."

According to the title's publisher, Games for Windows - LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City's 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City's own internet.

While I'm interested in this, a quick survey around the office resulted in lukewarm "meh" all around.  Why?  "Those are old games," one co-worker friend told me.  I say, so what?  Have you played them?  No?  Then what's the problem?  The price is a little higher than I expected, but as long as the experience matches the level of detail and care in Grand Theft Auto IV, I'm willing to pay the entry fee for some playtime in the sandbox.