HMV's MS points bribe to get your GTAIV pre-order

Grand Theft Auto IV pre-orders are teh hawtness right now in the retail channel as big box retailers are fighting tooth and nail to lure you into their stores to slap down your pre-order cash. And the UK retailer battle has been kicked up a notch with HMV announcing that they'll give customers 1000 Microsoft points with any GTAIV pre-order. For those of you keeping track, that's double the Microsoft points over rival GAME's pre-order offer. HMV will also be throwing in vouchers worth an additional £130 off of their other products. We just pray that this retailer fueled GTAIV pre-order battle wages on with hopes that we'll see free cars or condos being given out with pre-orders.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.