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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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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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GTA IV: Best game in over a decade, say critics

According to Metacritic, the website that compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, DVD, books, television and games, the latest edition of the Grand Theft Auto series has scored 99 out of 100, an almost unprecedented score. The only other game to score that highly is Legend of …

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GTA IV finally arrives on the high street

Rockstar’s eagerly awaited sequel went on sale today and, as expected, demand has been huge for the title. Retail has been preparing for the arrival of the game with a huge amount of pre-sales and some stores opening in the early hours this morning. Microsoft has fiercely marketed the game …

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Rockstar boss: Were the new Elvis Presley

In a revealing interview with The Times, Rockstar North’s president Leslie Benzies (pictured) has compared the GTA series to Elvis Presley – saying that both have been targeted by a section of society which is unnerved by progress”. In his first ever newspaper interview, Benzies also claimed that Rockstar’s Manhunt …

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The Times sticks up for GTA IV

National Newspaper The Times has printed an opinion piece pleading that GTA IV should not be ‘controlled by officialdom’, admitting that Tuesday’s release is the ‘cultural event of the week’. However, a basic error has sneaked into the editorial which may seem laughable to anyone involved in the video games …

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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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