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GTA IV to use SecuROM DRM

Developer and publisher Rockstar has confirmed that it intends to use the controversial DRM software SecuROM on the upcoming PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV. EA is currently facing legal action in the US concerning its decision to use SecuROM on its PC products. The move followed a prolonged …

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JAPAN: GTA IV officially trumps LBP

Following recent unsubstantiated day one sales claims from VGChartz , official Media Create figures have shown a convincing week one sales victory for Grand Theft Auto IV following its release in Japan. The title, which is published by Capcom in Japan, shifted 133,000 units on PS3 and 34,000 on Xbox …

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JAPAN: GTA IV gets 39/40 in Famitsu

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV has made a big impression on Japanese games critics by scoring a near-perfect 39/40 in weekly Japanese games bible Famitsu. GTA has long been the daddy of the Western market, but has only recently begun to gain recognition in the traditionally stubborn and localised Japanese …

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Slowing GTA IV sales could boost EA bid

Despite lifetime sales of nearly 8.5 million copies worldwide, the recently announced August NPD figures have raised fears that sales of Take 2’s Grand Theft Auto IV have slowed unexpectedly – raising concerns that it might affect EA’s ongoing bid to acquire the publisher. CNN reports that Take 2 has …

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GTA IV coming to PC

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV will finally arrive on PC in November. The title, which has smashed sales records, will hit stores on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe. GTA IV became the most lucrative entertainment launch of all time when it was released on PS3 …

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GTA distribution halted in Thailand

A major video game distributor in Thailand has vetoed delivery of GTA IV, after a teenager confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver while trying to recreate a scene from the game. "We are sending out requests today to outlets and shops to pull the games off their shelves …

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PC version of GTAIV on the way?

Seeing as previous Grand Theft Auto instalments have nearly all arrived on PC in the end, it isn’t surprising that talk of GTAIV hitting the format has been bounding about for ages – but now the biggest hint yet the game is on the way has hit the internet. For …

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Sam Houser: People want to put Rockstar out of business

Media-shy Rockstar founder Sam Houser has told MCV that the biggest challenge of his career so far has been powerful people” who have tried to put Rockstar out of business”. Speaking exclusively in the latest instalment of our MCV Legends series – and naming no names – Howser said that …

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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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GTA IV clocks up 8.5m sales

Take Two has revealed new sales figures for Bioshock and GTA IV – with the latter hitting 8.5 million sales to consumers. In total, GTA IV has sold 11 millon units into retail in the period to May 31st. The game was released on April 29th and famously sold six …

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