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New GTA IV episodes delayed

In its Q2 fiscal report, Take Two has revealed that the release of episodic content for GTA IV on the Xbox 360 will be delayed to Q1 2009. The additional episodes were due to be released over Xbox Live in Q4 this year. Take Two’s FY 2008 ends in November. …

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UK CHART: GTA IV holds off GRID

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV has made it five weeks at number one in the ELSPA/ChartTrack All Formats rankings – seeing off a stern challenge from Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID, which debuts in second spot. Sales of GTA IV dropped 22 per cent in the week, but it still manages …

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Wii Fit topples GTA IV in Spain

Wii Fit has overtaken the PS3 version of Rockstar’s GTA IV in the Spanish entertainment software chart. The Rockstar title slips to second in its third week on the chart, with the 360 version of the title dropping down to fifth. However, GTA still rules the roost elsewhere across Europe. …

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UK CHART: GTA holds on to No.1; hits 1m sales

Rockstar’s GTA IV has retained the top spot in the ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats Chart for a second week – despite a massive 77 per cent drop in sales. The record-breaking title still managed to outsell Nintendo’s Wii Fit – which held onto second spot – by 4-to-1 in the week. …

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Charlie Brooker: GTA IV script is ‘downright adolescent’

After a bombardment of 10/10 reviews and reports of ‘the biggest entertainment launch of all time’, is there anything left to say about GTA IV? There is, according to The Guardian’s Charlie Brooker – although not all of it is as positive as the specialist press reviews. In his latest …

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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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