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Rockstar boss: Riccitiello is the real deal

In a very rare interview, co-founder of Rockstar Sam Houser has spoken of his respect for EA CEO John Riccitiello – the man who could own the developer’s parent Take Two in a matter of days . Houser called Riccitiello the real deal” and admitted that he ‘showed interest in …

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Daily Mail falls in love with GTA

The Daily Mail has given GTA a 5/5 rating on its entertainment pages – just days after the newspaper called the game ‘squalid mind poison’ Reviewer James O’Brien was full of praise for the title, saying it was ‘as epic as it is violent’. In the article, he wrote: ‘There’s …

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GTA IV: Biggest entertainment launch of all time

GTA IV has become the most lucrative entertainment launch of all time – dwarfing best-ever releases in music, video and literature. Take Two has confirmed that GTA IV sold six million units globally in its first week – with an estimated retail value of more than $500 million. The title …

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UK CHARTS: All-conquering GTA IV hits No.1

The biggest All Formats release ever, Grand Theft Auto IV , has hit the top spot in the UK software chart – outselling last week’s No.1 Wii Fit by nine-to-one. According to ELSPA/ChartTrack statistics, the Rockstar title almost broke the one million unit barrier in the week (Sunday, April 28th …

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Rockstar boss: I like violence

Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser has made no apologies for the level of carnage in GTA IV – going on the record to state: I like violence.” Speaking as part of a full interview in New York Entertainment magazine, Houser also talked of his frustration with the ‘rise of casual gaming’ …

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Microsoft: All GTA 360 owners will join Live

Microsoft is confident that all consumers hwo pick up a copy of GTA IV on Xbox 360 will play the game via Xbox Live. The console’s online service allows up to 16 players to participate in 15 different online game types, ranging from co-operative play to cops-and-robbers team matches to …

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Barack Obama talks GTA IV

Democratic leadership candidate Barack Obama yesterday mentioned GTA IV’s release in a speech… without even a hint of moral hysteria. Addressing citizens in Indiana, Obama made reference to the game’s popularity – before seeming to back the industry’s message of it being an ‘adult game for adults’. According to GamePolitics …

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Croydon stabbing ‘had nothing to do with GTA

A Gamestation source has responded to reports that a customer was stabbed as he waited in a queue to buy GTA IV in Croydon on Monday – claiming that the victim had categorically not pre-ordered the game”. According to the source, the incident was likely to have been caused by …

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Analysts have underestimated GTA, says Take Two

Take Two CEO Ben Feder believes that analyst projections for sales of GTA IV don’t do the title’s retail potential justice. A ‘bullish’ Feder told Reuters: "Our expectations are very high, higher than analysts give the game credit for. All the analysts had a [sales] number, give or take, and …

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Which console is best for GTA IV?’

In MCV’s latest Mystery Shopper feature, field marketing experts Infinite check out stores in Edinburgh – and ask them the question the whole industry is wondering: ‘Which console is best for GTA IV?’ The firm checked out eight stores in total, and you can discover what they made of them …

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