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Rockstar promises to market Manhunt 2 ‘responsibly’

Following the news that Manhunt 2 will receive a UK release, Rockstar has promised to market the game responsibly, reports the BBC. In a statement, the company said: "We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other …

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Manhunt 2 granted UK release

Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 has finally been granted a UK release after a lengthy legal battle with the British Board of Film Classification. The Video Appeals Committee today announced that it had upheld the High Court decision to challenge the BBFC’s refusal to give the game UK classification. The VAC has …

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Take Two shares will plummet without us, warns Riccitiello

CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello has cautioned Take Two’s Board against trying to dissuade its stakeholders from accepting EA’s ‘hostile’ offer for the firm – warning that the move could have a devastating effect on the publisher’s shares. Take Two yesterday urged its shareholders to ‘take no action’ over …

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Riccitiello: Take Two bid is all about Rockstar

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has said that Rockstar is the publisher’s primary interest” in its bid to acquire Take Two. EA’s buyout of Take Two became a much stronger possibility yesterday – as the US mega-publisher went ‘hostile’ by approaching individual shareholders with a tender offer of $26 per …

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GTAIV masking recurring problems at Take Two

In the wake of last night’s financial report from Rockstar-owning Take Two, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the upcoming financial uplift that will accompany the release of GTAIV is not enough to hide the problems faced by the publisher. Take Two is pretty much the same company …

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GTAIV expected to sell 9m units

Following Take Two’s financial results last night , leading games analyst Michael Pachter has said he is unimpressed with the results, though he does expect GTAIV to be an overwhelming success. We are relatively unimpressed with Take Two’s lineup for the next financial year with the glaring exception of GTA …

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‘Major Rockstar sequel for 2009

As part of its financials investor call last night, Take-Two has revealed that Rockstar is working on a ‘major’ sequel. According to Gamasutra: ‘Asked where Rockstar might be headed now that production of Grand Theft Auto IV was winding down, company execs said that in addition to the Xbox 360 …

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Rockstar: GTA MMO a compelling proposition

Whilst the news of online-mutliplayer for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 4 is exciting enough, the latest rumblings to come out of Rockstar are even more titillating. Speaking to EGM magazine, Rockstar founder Sam Houser has said that an MMO version of Grand Theft Auto is very, very doable” and …

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Rockstar: GTA IV will send tabloids mad

Founder of Rockstar Games Dan Houser has admitted that the company expects an OTT reaction by the tabloid press when GTA IV is released in April. Speaking after a demonstration of the game to North American press, Houser asserted that GTA and other violent titles were a convenient enemy” for …

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