Tag Archives: theft

Sony offers PSN identity theft protection

Platform holder Sony is providing PlayStation Network users with identity theft protection following its security breach. A number of European PSN users will be able to receive personal data protection for free for the first 12 months, as part of a deal between Sony and protection firm Affinion International Limited. …

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Persson: ‘Piracy is not theft’

In a fascinating statement at GDC’s Indie Games Summit, the Swedish creator of indie PC hit Minecraft has lashed out at some of the ‘myths’ commonly perpetuated about games piracy. Piracy is not theft,” Markus Persson is reported by Edge as saying. If you steal a car, the original is …

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How much did MS pay for GTA IV?

Peter Moore’s dramatic revelation at 2006’s E3 conference that Grand Theft Auto IV was to be released on Xbox 360 at the same time as it hit PS3 was a real blow to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and a shot in the arm for the still young Xbox 360. But aside …

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Rockstar: Red Dead Redemption our most ambitious game to date

For a developer to say that its next release is its most ambitious game to date is nothing new – but when that comes from the people who made Grand Theft Auto IV, the meaning is multiplied. But that exactly the claim of Rockstar’s UK general manager Neil Stephen talking …

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Take-Two more than just GTA

One person says Take-Two”, the other person thinks Grand Theft Auto”. Such is the price you pay for success, but speaking in an exclusive interview with MCV, CEO Ben Feder has insisted that there’s far more to the publisher than just Rockstar’s world-conquering franchise. We’re very proud of Grand Theft …

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Chinatown Wars suffered due to piracy

Rampant piracy is the real reason for GTA: Chinatown Wars’ slow sales according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. On paper, Chinatown Wars should have been a massive success when it launched on the Nintendo DS a year ago. GTA remains one of the most successful game franchises of all time, …

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Has Darling paved way for GTA London?

Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pledge to support the video games development industry with tax breaks could do more than simply protect the future of the UK dev sector – it could also have dictated the setting of the next Grand Theft Auto. Though the exact criteria of the tax break requirements …

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GTA V announcement predicted

Take-Two can deny the claims until it’s blue in the face, but analysts are seemingly unwilling to believe that Grand Theft Auto V is not in the works – and now one has gone a step further by predicting a full reveal for the title in the coming weeks. There …

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Chinatown Wars hits iPhone

In stark contrast to the huge fanfare that pre-empts the release of any console-bound Grand Theft Auto title, Rockstar has quietly and with absolutely no public fuss released its GTA: Chinatown Wars onto Apple’s App Store. The game, which works on both iPhone and iPod Touch, was originally developed and …

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Nintendo frustrated by GTA sales

Having stoically toed the positive PR line until now, DS platform holder Nintendo has for the first time openly admitted that Rockstar’s critically successful Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has failed to perform as it would have liked. It’s frustrating, quite frankly,” NoA’s executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie …

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