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  • Quick shots: The original GTA design document

    Ex-DMA Design chap Mike Dailly has posted the original GTA design documents up on Flickr. The game, released in 1997, was to be called Race’n’Chase, and was developed back when men were men: there’s 1Mb of space made available for audio. Check out the birth of a giant in the gallery below.

  • Take-Two: GTA IV hits 20m, BioShock series at 8m

    Take Two gave a full update on software sales numbers at the Wedbush Morgan Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference yesterday, confirming big figures for Rockstar and 2K franchises.

  • GTA V hints in domain registrations, stuntman resume

    We don’t need the official announcement to know Grand Theft Auto V is coming, but a handful of domain registrations and a mention on a stuntman’s CV are here to whet your appetite.

  • Grand Theft Auto was “almost canned,” says original developer

    The original Grand Theft Auto was “almost canned,” according to ex-DMA Designs developer Gary Penn.

  • Hickey – GTA V will “likely” hit T2′s fiscal 2012

    And it’ll be another whopper, reckons the Janco analyst.

  • Previous GTA titles a fiver on Steam

    Good deal.

  • Take-Two CEO: Digital distribution won’t kill game boxes

    Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick claims digital distribution could measure up to 40% of his company’s business within three years – but that massive files mean the retail boxed copy isn’t going anywhere.

  • Rockstar releasing last-gen GTA trilogy on Mac

    Rockstar’s announced it’s releasing all three last-gen Grand Theft Auto tiles on Mac.

  • Aussie GTA: Vice City rating related to PC back catalogue business

    Rockstar has confirmed to VG247 that a mysterious, Australian GTA: Vice City rating is related to back catalogue PC business.

  • Rockstar to have no “presence” at E3 [Update]

    Update: Take-Two has “reconfirmed” tonight during it’s financial call to investors that Rockstar will not have a presence at E3 this year – just in case you were holding out hope or something. Original: We’ve just been told that Rockstar will have no “presence” at this year’s E3.

  • Rockstar Collection 50% off on Steam this week

    Want Grand Theft Auto in its entirety? On your computer? With all the DLC? Now you can for less money.

  • Feder: Take Two a lot more then “the ‘GTA company’”

    Grand Theft Auto is great, sure. Outside of the Daily Mail lot, everyone loves it. But Take Two wants you to see it more than just as “the ‘GTA’ company”.

  • Miyamoto: Violent games may damage “the potential of what games can do”

    Shigeru Miyamoto has said violent games, like Grand Theft Auto and Modern Warfare, may hurt “the potential of what games can do”.

  • Games industry will “benefit” movie business, says MW director

    The success of games will “benefit” the movie industry, according to the director of the Call of Duty and Modern Warfare series, Keith Arem.

  • GTA Chinatown Wars PSP reviews kick to kill

    Unsurprisingly, the PSP version of GTA Chinatown Wars is scoring highly in its first reviews, a line-up of which you’ll find below. If you’re looking for a PSP game this “holiday,” Rockstar’s latest is a bit of a no-brainer. Here’s why: Eurogamer – 9/10 CVG – 8.7/10 1UP – A- NowGamer – 9.5/10 Videogamer – […]

  • Next GTA in “calendar 2010,” expects Pachter

    How long to wait for the next Grand Theft Auto? Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter reckons you’ve got about a year to go. “While we still expect a GTA game in calendar 2010, it is not clear that the game will be released before the end of Take-Two’s fiscal year ending October 31,” Pachter said […]

  • GTA V “expected in FY ’11,” says Piper

    Piper Jaffray’s Anthony Gikas has bumped his Take-Two target up to $15, from $11, saying in a note that GTA V is “expected” in the company’s fiscal ’11. “Our confidence in the company’s profitability profile is improving as product flow for FY 2010 is greatly improved and Grand Theft Auto V is expected in FY […]

  • Take-Two reaches $20 million Hot Coffee settlement

    Take-Two’s reached a $20 million settlement in the Hot Coffee case, the company said today. $15,200,000 will be paid by the company’s insurancers, and $4,915,000 will be paid by Take-Two itself. Win for the prudes. PR after the break.

  • Rockstar – “Lots of announcements coming today”

    Rockstar’s just tweeted that new stuff’s on the way from the publisher today, as you can see here. The firm’s rebooted its site in anticipation. GTA V confirmed. Hold onto your hat, granddad.

  • Rockstar: No plans to make movies based on Grand Theft Auto

    Rockstar does not plan on turning the Grand Theft Auto series into a movie franchise any time soon. As a matter of fact, vice president Dan Houser says the prospect of one considered, and then quickly tossed aside. “We don’t believe that the Grand Theft Auto games, which are massive in scope and structurally complex, […]

  • Exclusive Dave Jones vid interview – APB laid bare

    We were lucky enough to get nearly 20 minutes with Realtime Worlds boss and original GTA creator Dave Jones at Develop yesterday, the result of which you can see after the break. We talked almost exclusively about APB, Jones telling us when the game will release, how much it’s cost to make and going into […]

  • Survey asks if gamers would like a “karma system” in next GTA

    Play Insights sent out a survey asking if a karma system should be implemented into the Grand Theft Auto series. Over on the WiiSpace forums, member Da Ill One posted a screenshot of it, and this is what it read: Do you think Grand Theft Auto would benefit from having a “karma” system or “good” […]

  • Judge Mathis “consequence” game features prison rape

    TV Judge Greg Mathis and filmmaker Matty Rich are teaming up to create a game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 called Mathis “Detroit” Street Judge.

  • British man finds ecstasy tablets in used GTA game

    A British man found some “ecstasy tablets” in one of the used GTA games he purchased at a GameStation in Gloucestershire. “When I opened the box up, the cling film wrap fell out. I could not believe it. I have two children and my son plays Xbox all the time. He could easily have opened […]

  • Sony talking to Rockstar about more PSP GTA

    Sony US marketing head John Koller’s told MTV that the firm’s in ongoing discussions to bring GTA back to PSP. “No one should sleep on that franchise,” he said. “That’s a tremendous franchise for PlayStation in general. We’ve had two that are the top two sellers on PSP right now. So, there’s definitely continued conversations […]

  • Rockstar: Chinatown Wars will benefit from DSi launch

    Rockstar said today that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will get a sales boost when DSi hits stores. Speaking with MCV, Rockstar UK boss Neil Stephens said that the general retail buzz around the new Nintendo handheld will directly influence sales of the game, even though it is to be released two weeks prior to the […]

  • Rumour: Brand new GTA game by the end of the year

    According to PSU, the month’s Game Informer is talking up the idea that Rockstar will release a brand new Grand Theft Auto title by the end of 09. “We’re not talking about new DLC or a collection of previously available DLC, we’re talking about a full retail game,” says the piece. “We expect this title […]

  • GTA takes $710 million in revenue this year

    Speaking in a conference call following the release of full-year financials yesterday, Take-Two execs confirmed that GTA as a franchise has been responsible for almost half the entire company’s revenue for the year. The property took $710 million this year, compared to entire publisher revenue of $1,537.5 million for fiscal 2008. The figure amounts to […]

  • Wii GTA “didn’t feel natural” to Rockstar

    GTA: Chinatown Wars is on DS because Wii wasn’t the way to go on Nintendo platforms, according to Dan Houser. Speaking to Nintendo Power, the Rockstar boss answered the question of why he didn’t take the series to Wii before DS thus: It didn’t feel natural to us, I guess. It really was that the […]

  • APB is “bastard child of everything we’ve been striving towards for 15-20 years”: Realtime Worlds

    Hugely anticipated crime MMO APB is the culmination of 20 years work on GTA, Crackdown and sandbox gaming in general, Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has told VG247. “I don’t think so,” said Macdonald when asked if the game was a straight evolution from Crackdown. “It’s been on the go for quite some time, […]