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GTA 360 bundle at Play

In preparation of GTA IV’s release, Play.com is bundling the game with the Xbox 360 premium console. The game and console together costs just 199.99 and gamers can pre-order it now. This news follows the apparent arrival of an official PS3 bundle later in the month.

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AUSTRALIA: Rockstar responds to GTA IV cuts

Rockstar Games has responded to the need to cut content in the Australian version of GTA IV. Rockstar has reassures gamers that the cuts are minor, but has called on the Australian government to introduce an R18+ classification. The statement in full: The Australian version of Grand Theft Auto IV …

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Rockstar snaps up new studio

Rockstar Games has made a significant acquisition ahead of the release of GTA IV on April 29th – Massachusetts-based Mad Doc Software. The deal comes amid EA’s hostile bid for Rockstar parent Take Two – a saga which isset to be concluded later this month. Massachusetts-based Mad Doc recently worked …

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AUSTRALIA: Cuts made to GTAIV

Rockstar’s GTAIV may have survived its BBFC classification unscathed in this country, but the upcoming game has been cut prior to its release in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. No details have been released about what aspects of the game were removed, though the BBFC’s recent report about the …

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BBFC greenlights GTA IV

Age ratings board the BBFC has told MCV that GTA IV has been given an 18 certificate, after initially banning fellow Rockstar title Manhunt 2. The confirmation means that Grand Theft Auto IV is all set for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 29th. The news comes in …

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MP Keith Vaz welcomes Byron Review

MP Keith Vaz has released a statement to the press welcoming the proposals within the Byron Review – but in doing so he suggests once again that Rockstar title Manhunt was linked to the murder of Stefan Pakeerah in 2004. The statement reads: Mr Vaz first became involved in the …

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Pachter: Take Two has made a mistake

Following Take Two’s stern rejection of EA’s $26 per share offer for the firm earlier today , Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has stated that he believes the publisher’s board has made an error of judgement. We’re frankly surprised by Take Two’s rejection of EA’s offer,” Pachter stated. Although many of …

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EA to publish GTA IV?

The industry’s most respected financial analysts have been discussing EA’s ‘hostile’ tender offer for Take Two – with some saying that it could happen quickly enough for Grand Theft Auto IV and Manhunt 2 to have EA’s name on their box. The group also deliberated the timescale of the deal …

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BBFC to get the axe after Manhunt madness?

Manhunt 2 has finally been cleared for release – but its convoluted journey to retail has exposed the inherent problems with the current games classification system, say commentators. In the last week, MCVUK.com revealed that the BBFC was forced to green-light the title for release after the Video Appeals Committee …

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EA is Rockstars white knight, says Riccitiello

EA chief executive John Riccitiello has said that his employer can be Rockstar’s ‘white knight’ – suggesting that only a successful acquisition of Take Two can give the developer a secure future. However, leading analysts have condemned the statement, with Janco Partners’ Mike Hickey telling GameDaily.biz: My belief is Rockstar …

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