Entries in 'theft' (50)

King accused of Candy Crush Saga IP theft

King accused of Candy Crush Saga IP theft

In a dramatic twist to the Candy Crush Saga saga, an indie dev has accused King of stealing the idea for its IP in the first place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2014 at 1:04PM in News
MP accuses HMV of theft over gift card scandal

MP accuses HMV of theft over gift card scandal

The Conservative MP for North Oxfordshire Tony Baldry has accused troubled retail HMV of theft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:40AM in News
Man accused of $100k Zynga theft is arrested

Man accused of $100k Zynga theft is arrested

A temp worker at Zynga’s San Francisco studio has been arrested on suspicion of stealing $100,000 worth of equipment and merchandise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2011 at 3:11PM in News
Armed robbers steal Modern Warfare 3 shipment

Armed robbers steal Modern Warfare 3 shipment

Up to 6,000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were reportedly stolen by French thieves in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 11:06AM in News

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Sony offers PSN identity theft protection

Sony offers PSN identity theft protection

Platform holder Sony is providing PlayStation Network users with identity theft protection following its security breach.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 18th 2011 at 11:41AM in News
Now SOE confirms data theft

Now SOE confirms data theft

Games developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed it was attacked by hackers as part of last month's PSN hack and that user data has possibly been compromised.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2011 at 9:22AM in News
Persson: 'Piracy is not theft'

Persson: 'Piracy is not theft'

In a fascinating statement at GDC's Indie Games Summit, the Swedish creator of indie PC hit Minecraft has lashed out at some of the 'myths' commonly perpetuated about games piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 11:13AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V for E3?

Grand Theft Auto V for E3?

Rockstar may be preparing to steal the show at next month’s E3 Expo in LA with the first news on next-gen sequel Grand Theft Auto V.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2010 at 7:36PM in News

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How much did MS pay for GTA IV?

How much did MS pay for GTA IV?

Peter Moore’s dramatic revelation at 2006’s E3 conference that Grand Theft Auto IV was to be released on Xbox 360 at the same time as it hit PS3 was a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2010 at 3:45PM in News
Rockstar: Red Dead Redemption “our most ambitious game to date”

Rockstar: Red Dead Redemption “our most ambitious game to date”

For a developer to say that its next release is its most ambitious game to date is nothing new – but when that comes from the people who made Grand ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 6:29PM in News
Take-Two ‘more than just GTA’

Take-Two ‘more than just GTA’

One person says “Take-Two”, the other person thinks “Grand Theft Auto”. Such is the price you pay for success, but speaking in an exclusive interview with MCV, CEO Ben Feder ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2010 at 3:10PM in News
Chinatown Wars ‘suffered due to piracy’

Chinatown Wars ‘suffered due to piracy’

Rampant piracy is the real reason for GTA: Chinatown Wars’ slow sales according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2010 at 2:00PM in News

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Has Darling paved way for GTA London?

Has Darling paved way for GTA London?

Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pledge to support the video games development industry with tax breaks could do more than simply protect the future of the UK dev sector – it could ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2010 at 4:52PM in News
GTA V announcement predicted

GTA V announcement predicted

Take-Two can deny the claims until it’s blue in the face, but analysts are seemingly unwilling to believe that Grand Theft Auto V is not in the works – and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 11:41AM in News
GTAIV sales reach 15m worldwide

GTAIV sales reach 15m worldwide

Worldwide sales of epic action title Grand Theft Auto IV have now hit 15m, publisher Take-Two confirmed as part of its financial report last night.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2010 at 12:02PM in News
The most expensive game ever made is…

The most expensive game ever made is…

The reliability of the numbers can certainly be called into question, but a new report from Digital Battle claims to have identified the ten most expensive video games of all ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2010 at 1:41PM in News

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Chinatown Wars hits iPhone

Chinatown Wars hits iPhone

In stark contrast to the huge fanfare that pre-empts the release of any console-bound Grand Theft Auto title, Rockstar has quietly and with absolutely no public fuss released its GTA: ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 9:47AM in News
Nintendo ‘frustrated’ by GTA sales

Nintendo ‘frustrated’ by GTA sales

Having stoically toed the positive PR line until now, DS platform holder Nintendo has for the first time openly admitted that Rockstar’s critically successful Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 10:32AM in News
Analyst: GTA franchise has peaked

Analyst: GTA franchise has peaked

While we still don’t know exactly how many copies of both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony have been downloaded by Xbox 360 owners, the secrecy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2009 at 7:15AM in News
Rockstar backing PlayStation Store

Rockstar backing PlayStation Store

Influential publisher Rockstar is to throw its weight behind Sony’s growing PlayStation Store by releasing its entire PSP catalogue on the service – as well as rolling out a self-branded ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2009 at 3:11PM in News
Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Wii Play tops ten-year sales charts

Nintendo’s Wii Play, which comes bundled with the WiiMote, is the best selling game of the 21st century in North America, according to new NPD data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2009 at 12:06PM in News
GTA IV hits Xbox Live

GTA IV hits Xbox Live

Microsoft has upped the stakes on its Games-On-Demand service by adding Rockstar’s legendary Grand Theft Auto IV to its growing line-up.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2009 at 2:54PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V off the radar

Grand Theft Auto V off the radar

Those hoping for some news about Rockstar’s plans for the inevitable Grand Theft Auto V will find no solace in Take-Two’s recent financial statement, with chairman Strauss Zelnick stating ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 11:30AM in News
GTA Gay Tony trailer arrives

GTA Gay Tony trailer arrives

Rockstar has released the first trailer for upcoming Grand Theft Auto IV DLC The Ballad of Gay Tony – scroll down to watch it right here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2009 at 10:57AM in News
GTA heading to iPhone

GTA heading to iPhone

In a move that boosts iPhone's gaming platform credentials arguably more than any other before it, Rockstar Games has revealed plans to release two new titles for the iPhone - ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 31st 2009 at 8:10PM in News