Well I finally got my copies of GTA 4. Yes I said copies. 1 is for the 360 in the office and the other is for my PS3. While I have enjoyed a few hours playing the game on the 360 at work I could not play online as it is not wired up for some reason.
On arrival at home I immediately installed my PS3 copy and went straight to multiplayer. Unfortunately with little success. It appears that the network maybe having some issues. I should not be surprised really everyone I know has bought the game, and I assume everyone is also trying to get online.
I seem to be either having problems connecting to the network, being disconnected when I do connect, having issues with the game actually starting and when I do start everyone immediately disconnects.
I have only managed to play about 3 minutes against anyone so far. Oh sad for me.
I even thought it maybe my wireless playing up so I ran a cable to the PS3 and connected it via that. Still no joy.
Oh well looks like I am stuck playing the single player missions for a while.
Edit: There are several threads in in the Playstation forums confirming these problems.