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Rockstar boss: Games industry has limitless potential

In a rare interview, Sam Houser, co-founder and president of Rockstar Games, has documented his rise to become one of the most influential figures in the games industry, adding that Rockstar and the development community at large are only scratching the surface” of interactive entertainment’s potential. He told MCV: "What …

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‘Why GTA IV is no Godfather’

Respected novelist Junot Diaz has said that GTA IV is no equal to classic US dramas The Sopranos and The Godfather. Pulitzer Prize winner Diaz called the game ‘art’ in a piece in the Wall Street Journal, but said it was not the revolution”. Diaz opened his opinion piece by …

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Zavvi unleashes eye-catching 360 bundle

Zavvi’s sales are rumbling on with yet another impressive in-store Xbox 360 bundle. As advertised in today’s national papers, gamers can pick up an Xbox 360 Elite and a copy of GTA IV for 305, and will receive Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock (with guitar) for free, a saving …

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Summer sales madness grips UK

Major retailers Play, Zavvi and HMV have slashed the prices on leading game software and hardware in time for the summer. HMV has slashed 70 per cent off certain titles, with 360 title Lost on sale for 17.99 and the Wii edition of Speed Racer on offer for 14.99. Play.com …

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UK CHART: LEGO Indy reclaims top spot

LucasArts’ LEGO Indiana Jones has risen back to the top spot in ChartTrack/ELSPA’s All Formats Top 40, knocking Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots into second place. Sales of Konami’s PS3 exclusive drop 59 per cent, but still managed to sell more than double the units of Atari’s …

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NSPCC joins GTA paedo row

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has called on Rockstar to remove a joke ‘paedophile’ website from GTA IV. As reported by MCV earlier this week, some fans of the game had become uncomfortable with a ‘cheat’, which let them log onto a banned in-game website …

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Saints Row II very different to GTA

THQ has moved to distance its flagship open world release Saints Row 2 from Rockstar’s GTA IV – saying its title has more silly, over the top gameplay”. Speaking to investors at the William Blair & Company meeting in Chicago yesterday, THQ CEO Brian Farrell talked of his admiration for …

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Outrage at paedo GTA site

The Sun newsaper has reported that a parody of a padeophile website appears in Rockstar’s GTA IV. Under the headline ‘Video game has spoof perv site’, the newspaper reports that the ‘cheat’ allows the main character to ‘achieve’ a five-star wanted rating. It quotes an outraged fan of the series …

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US: 360 doubles PS3 GTA IV sales in May

GTA IV sold almost double the number of units on Xbox 360 as it did on PS3 in the US in May. According to data from sales monitor NPD, the Rockstar title shifted 871,300 copies on Microsoft’s system, whilst selling 442,900 on Sony’s console. Nintendo’s Mario Kart and Wii Fit …

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‘GTA IV won’t save Take Two’

Top industry analyst Nicholas Lovell has said that despite the huge success of GTA IV, it won’t save Take Two from EA’s advances, with the publisher needing a white knight” to step in to rescue it. Lovell said the GTA IV launch has had no meaningful impact” on the firm’s value, …

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