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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 08:58 BST
Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has issued a statement following fresh claims surrounding the link between games and violent acts. It comes as the shooting of an 87-year-old Louisiana at the hands of an eight-year-old was pinned on GTA 4.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 | 15:27 BST
Grand Theft Auto 4 is on sale through Xbox Live alongside its DLC: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 | 18:02 BST
Valve may not have updated the Steam Summer Getaway Sale page just yet with its new discounts. Flash sales include Lego Lord of the Rings, Left 4 Dead 2, and War of the Roses.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 06:50 BST
Max Payne 3, Midnight Club Los Angeles, Rockstar Presents Table Tennis, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Episodes from Liberty City are all on the schedule for a bustling Rockstar multiplayer event this weekend.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 04:06 GMT
Grand Theft Auto 5 is sure to add to the tally, but Take Two has revealed a significant new milestone for the franchise to date, which the publisher credits to the careful management of franchise fatigue.
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 19:38 GMT
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition, the standalone retail title which includes the game as well as Episodes from Liberty City, is 75% off on Steam until November 8. Normally $29.99, it will run you $7.49 instead. The core game and Episodes from Liberty City are also 75% off, should you not need the entire package, and will run you $4.99 each, respectively.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 | 07:05 BST
Whether or not Rockstar Games is hard at work on a sequel, Take-Two Interactive has paused for a moment to reflect on just how very well it has done for itself. The publisher has just released a bunch of sales data for Grand Theft Auto IV, and it’s none too shabby.
Wed, Oct 07, 2009 | 19:19 BST
Rockstar has released the second official trailer for Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, titled “There’s Always a Girl”.
Episodes From Liberty City will contain The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony in one package when released October 29 for 360.
Head on past the break for the video, complete with music from Roxette.
She’s got the look, fellas.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 | 19:19 BST
Rockstar has released a new video for The Ballad of Gay Tony.
It’s basically a comedy sketch of sorts, what with it being a fake news report – which is part of a television bit appearing in the new DLC.
“A Weazel News Special Report: Guns in Liberty City”
In this Weazel news exclusive, Weazel’s crack team of investigative reporters and former lobbyists cut through the filter of the mainstream media to find the paranoia behind the truth to a recent string of attacks in Liberty City, which has forced the LCPD into an escalating arms race. Our Weazel News expert demonstrates these fearsome new weapons including sticky bombs, advanced sniper rifles, automatic shotguns and exploding bullets; while recently discovered footage from a Liberty City tourist appears to show a rocket-equipped military grade helicopter known only as ‘The Buzzard’ wreaking havoc in Liberty City airspace.
Fun stuff there.
CVG has the video. Go watch.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 21:22 BST
Rockstar has announced that there’s a new Title Update for GTA IV up on Xbox Live which will supposedly stop “cheaters” in their paths.
According to the official site for the firm, the Xbox 360 update “fixes the invisible player issue and prevents the use of cheat code exploits in multiplayer games.”
Good to know. Dirty cheaters. They never prosper. Or so they say.
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 | 22:07 BST
Microsoft has said that it’s still working on ways for gamers to express their sexual orientation without it being taken “overboard”.
While speaking with Kotaku, VP of Xbox Live, John Schappert, told the site that while GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony was okay to use in its sexual context, gay gamer tags are still an issue being sorted.
“I think the two are very separate issues,” said Schappert. “That said, [Xbox Live head of standards enforcement] Stephen [Toulouse] continues to work with our team and we continue to look for ways for people to personally express themselves and you can look for more features coming to Xbox Live, but nothing to announce right now. They’re working on some of that stuff and the community has been very involved.
“We try to walk the fine line where we do the right thing to allow people to express themselves but not have it be taken overboard.
“I can say that we are working on that issue.”
More through the link.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 | 22:16 GMT
Rockstar’s patched the PC version of GTA IV to version 1.0.3.
Notable features include graphical optimization; greater user control over graphic settings, including a new “OFF” option for reflection and shadow quality; and the elimination of remapping restrictions for keyboard and mouse, allowing for user-custom control schemes.
The update will be installed automatically through Windows Live when you log in, or you can do it manually here.
Detailed breakdown after the break.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 16:29 BST
Sony, unsurprisingly, focused on hardware sales in its post-NPD statement last night, after PS3 sales were shown to have moved past 360′s by an eyebrow-raising amount in May.
In fact, the first line of the company’s press release stated: “PS3 Eclipses Xbox 360 Hardware Sales; PS3 Hardware Sales Growth Exceeds 155 Percent Year-Over-Year”.
“PS3 continued its break-out year, selling 208,709 hardware units in May,” the statement continued, “22,106 more units than Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
“Spurred by enthusiasm for Grand Theft Auto IV and the exclusive releases of SingStar for PS3 and Haze, 1.26 million software units were sold for PS3 in May, representing an increase of 234 percent from this time last year.”
SCEA CEO Jack Tretton’s comment stuck with the theme.
“Leading into a pivotal season packed with blockbuster titles and unique online service offerings, consumers have chosen the PS3 as their home entertainment console of choice – showcased by its year-over-year sales growth of 155 percent,” he said. “With its commanding line up of software titles and enhanced movie playback capabilities, the PS3 has seen phenomenal momentum with a software sales increase of more than 234 percent and additional studio support of delivering content in the Blu-ray format.
“The dual platform release of the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV title reaffirmed its legacy on the PlayStation platform with a 6 percent higher attach rate than Xbox 360, reinforcing consumer choice of PS3. Poised for continued momentum, PS3 is delivering on its breadth and depth of exclusive titles to its gaming fans with today’s prized exclusive title launch of Metal Gear Solid 4. The media have hailed 2008 as the year of the PS3, and with solid sales and growth opportunities ahead, we feel consumers are saying the same.”
Full thing after the link. Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 16:12 BST
Microsoft’s post-NPD press release last night stayed firmly on GTA IV sales, while sticking with the now familiar line that Xbox 360 is the best selling console for third-party software sales.
“With 871,000 total unit sales in May, Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 outsold the other platform’s version 2:1,” said the statement.
“With $110 million in third party game sales in May, Xbox 360 continues to move more third party games than any other console. Lifetime-to-date Xbox 360 has generated $3.9 billion dollars at retail for third party publishers, or 59% of the total in this generation.”
Moving swiftly on from the fact PS3 outsold 360 by a decent margin in the US in May, the firm also promised surprises for E3.
“We still have quite a few aces left up our sleeve,” said the release. “See you at E3 next month!”
Full thing after the break. Read the rest of our May NPD coverage here.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 15:26 BST
NPD analyst Anita Frazier said last night that the lack of a US hardware sales boost thanks to GTA IV has come as a “surprise”.
“I was surprised by this month’s hardware sales because I did believe we’d see a boost in May,” she said. “GTA IV sales remained very strong so you can’t point to waning interest in the title as contributing to slower hardware sales.”
The data showed that GTA IV sold more than 1.3 million units in the US last month, but that combined PS3 and 360 hardware sales sat at 395,300 – only a slight increase on the 375,100 consoles sold in April.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 | 10:43 BST
May’s NPD data has put GTA IV firmly at the top of US sales, with the 360 version alone being the biggest selling game in America last month. With the game’s PS3 and 360 SKUs combined, the game sold more than 1.3 million units in the US in May. List below.
- GTA IV – Xbox 360 – Take-Two – 871.3K
- Mario Kart Wii (w/ wheel) – Wii – Nintendo – 787.4K
- Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) – Wii – Nintendo – 687.7K
- GTA IV – PS3 – Take-Two – 442.9K
- Wii Play (w/ remote) – Wii – Nintendo – 294.6K
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii – Nintendo – 171.1K
- Iron Man – PS2 – Sega – 130.6K
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – Wii – Activision – 116.8K
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness – DS – Nintendo – 107K
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time – DS – Nintendo – 102K
Thu, Jan 31, 2008 | 08:41 GMT
Rockstar’s started billing “wanted” posters for GTA IV’s lead character Niko Bellic in New York. The poster advises the public that he’s wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and should be shot on sight. The bit saying, “We’re going to take all your money and launch one of the biggest games in history so you’d better get used to seeing this face” was probably written in invisible ink.