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CNN: GTA IV training our kids to kill

American news network CNN has broadcast an astounding attack on Rockstar’s GTA IV – in which presenter Glenn Beck says the game is training our kids to be killers” and teaches young men to treat women like whores”. In the diatribe, which carries the headline ‘Grand Theft Morality’, Beck likens …

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UK retail prepares for ‘manic’ GTA weekend

Leading UK retailers have told MCV that extra GTA IV stock is being hurriedly pushed into stores in order to cope with the ‘manic’ demand expected this weekend. However, the channel has admitted that the title is still expected to sell out on PS3 and 360 by Saturday lunchtime. Head …

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Gamestop: GTA IV is encouraging PS2 owners to upgrade to PS3

Gamestop’s senior VP of merchandising has revealed that the release of GTA IV has inspired a ‘vigorous’ uptake in purchases of PS3 hardware. In a statement to the press reported by GameDaily, Bob McKenzie said: "From our position, the launch of GTA IV has been tremendous in driving traffic to …

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Microsoft: 360 GTA outselling PS3 version 2-to-1 in US

Microsoft’s product manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Aaron Greenberg has claimed that US retailers have sold double the number of units of GTA IV on 360 than they have on PS3. In an in-depth interview with Next-Gen, Greenberg said: "What we’ve heard anecdotally from our retail partners is …

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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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GTA IV smashes day one sales record

Data obtained by MCV from official UK industry monitor ChartTrack shows that Rockstar’s GTA IV has become the fastest selling game ever in a 24 hour period. The figures – based on EPoS sales data and estimated retail transactions – show that total online and High Street sales for the …

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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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