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PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

A new PS3 firmware update has extended the ability to enable automatic downloads to non-subscribers of PlayStation Plus. Previously PS+ members were able to have their consoles automatically download both system updates and software purchases made in the online version of the Sony Entertainment Network website. Now all PS3 owners …

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Steam-bought EA games auto-added to Origin

It has emerged that EA’s PC download service Origin is auto-adding EA titles to gamer’s user lists that were purchased from a rival network. Specifically, Steam. Joystiq reports that users have noticed that games such as Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 are automatically appearing on their Origin accounts …

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New PS3 features blocked from non-subscribers

Sony has for the first time blocked non PlayStation Plus users from accessing some features found in the latest PS3 firmware update. The update offers both automated Trophy syncing – currently Trophies have to be synced manually – and the ability to automatically have game saves transferred to the cloud. …

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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 real blow to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and a shot in the arm for the still young Xbox 360. But aside …

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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 Theft Auto IV, the meaning is multiplied. But that exactly the claim of Rockstar’s UK general manager Neil Stephen talking …

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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 has insisted that there’s far more to the publisher than just Rockstar’s world-conquering franchise. We’re very proud of Grand Theft …

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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. On paper, Chinatown Wars should have been a massive success when it launched on the Nintendo DS a year ago. GTA remains one of the most successful game franchises of all time, …

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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 also have dictated the setting of the next Grand Theft Auto. Though the exact criteria of the tax break requirements …

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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 now one has gone a step further by predicting a full reveal for the title in the coming weeks. There …

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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. The game was first released in April 2008 and stands as one of the most critically and commercially successful titles this generation. More recent release …

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