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UK retail breaks GTA street date

The street date for Grand Theft Auto IV appears to have been broken as a picture of the game and a receipt appears on a PlayStation forum . Asda has been indicated as the retailer to have broken the date, although comments on a recent MCV story indicates other supermarkets …

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More GTA IV stock on the way to UK retail

News that indies have had their GTA IV allocation cut appears woefully premature as Gem issues more stock into the trade. MCV learnt last week that many indies had seen their expected shipment of GTA IV heavily reduced, especially for the PS3 version of the game. We’ve had about 45 …

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UK industry confident GTA IV wont be sold early

Concerns that some retailers may sell copies of Grand Theft Auto IV early so far appear ill-founded as the industry gears up for its April 29th launch. Rockstar’s much-hyped car-jacking sequel has already shipped to retailers worldwide, but there’s currently no sign that copies have been sold ahead of time. …

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Pachter: PS3 will ‘win GTA IV battle’

Speaking to Reuters , analyst Michael Pachter has placed his chips on PS3 to ‘win’ the battle with Xbox 360 for GTA IV sales. The title, which is expected to take $400 million in its first week, will directly inspire two million sales of PS3 in 2008, versus half of …

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Wii Fit fever hits the High Street

The next week could become one of the most lucrative in games retail history as Wii Fit hits shelves today – followed by GTA IV on Tuesday. Queues formed nationwide this morning as eager Wii owners snapped up the fitness-focused title, complete with balance board. Media coverage has hit an …

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Illegal GTA IV rip appears online

The first reports of illegal rips of GTA IV appearing online on Xbox 360 have started to emerge – and the game’s presence on a number of gamertags confirms that some are already getting to grips with Liberty City. Kotaku reports that a PAL rip of the title appeared on …

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GTA IV ads pulled down in US

The Chicago Transit Authority has removed advertising for Grand Theft Auto IV from buses and buildings in the city. According to GameDaily, the decision comes after a weekend of violent shootings in the city – and a Fox News affiliate publishing an article questioning the placement of the Chicago ads. …

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GTA IV takes Los Angeles

New images have been circulating the web of Take Two’s outdoor advertising campaign in major US cities, with Los Angeles perhaps the most impressive. As seen on Kotaku, Take Two and Rockstar have unrolled three huge banners over LA skyscrapers depicting a trio of giant characters from the game. The …

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Sony officially announces GTA IV PS3 bundle

As predicted by MCV , Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has officially confirmed the release of an official Grand Theft Auto IV bundle exclusively for PS3. The bundle, which become available on the day of the game’s release on Tuesday, April 29, will consist of a PS3 40GB model, a Sixaxis …

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Sony and Microsoft battle it out for GTA IV sales

Anticipation for Grand Theft Auto IV has reached an all-time high as Sony and Microsoft battle it out to become the console of choice for GTA fans. Certain retailers have been offering free Xbox Live points and Xbox Live membership in promotion of the 360 version of the game, whereas …

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