Tag Archives: Rockstar
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 | 13:49 BST
“Disdain” for LA Noire developer Team Bondi on the game’s development from publisher Rockstar means it won’t publish the Sydney studio’s next game, a wide-ranging expose on GI.biz is reporting.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 | 17:29 BST
The creators of the massively successful Red Dead Redemption announced today that they are planning another round of downloadable content.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 11:35 BST
Tue, Dec 07, 2010 | 01:11 GMT
Do you like staring intently at things? What about staring intently at other people who are staring intently at things?
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | 19:25 BST
The trailer trickle-feed for Rockstar’s Undead Nightmare DLC continues. Today’s footage – complete with ‘scary’ voiceover – shows off zombie-themed multiplayer in the game’s Undead Overrun mode.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 | 18:19 BST
As part of the lead-up to the Undead Nightmare DLC for Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games has gotten into the spirit by releasing a trailer featuring John Marston, zombies, and… John Marston killing zombies.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 | 07:17 BST
Fri, May 21, 2010 | 06:27 BST
Hi Ho, Silver! Away!
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 | 05:54 GMT
Ever since their respective launches, GTA IV’s two DLC episodes have kept the GTA experience from going cold only on the Xbox 360. But no more. Today, Rockstar announced that GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City is bringing a double-helping of DLC to PS3 and PC this March.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 19:28 BST
The ESRB seems to have sprung a leak the size of Sony, yet game publishers keep letting it in on all their darkest secrets. And hoo boy, does this one look dark. According to an ESRB listing, Rockstar’s set to release an AO version of Manhunt 2 on the PC.
So, what makes this new version so rough and tough that even the extreme maturity of a 17 year-old can’t handle it? “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs” — you know, the usual suspects, but probably without that weird strobe thing that used to happen when you killed people.
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 | 00:11 BST
It appears that GTA: Chinatown Wars’ Japanese jaunt won’t be quite as uneventful as originally planned. According to Siliconera, the game will be the first to have its hide branded with a CERO Z rating, the equivalent of an AO in the US, or an 18+ in Europe.
Monumental though it may be, the news isn’t really all that surprising, as it’s only inheriting GTA’s Japanese mantle. Thus far, all GTA games have been rated CERO Z in Japan.
This doesn’t bode all that well for Chinatown Wars eventual sales in Japan, though. After all, the audience that visibly brightens every time someone mentions “Brain Training” probably isn’t much into splattering said brains on the pavement. Chinatown Wars, will you ever find a loving home?
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 19:25 BST
After sales unbefitting of a GTA game in both Europe and North America, GTA: Chinatown Wars is taking its cel-shaded, dual-screened brand of automobile thievery to Japan.
Cyberfront’s publishing, but hasn’t announced a release date yet.
Here’s hoping the game’s plight fills Japan’s gaming population with sorrow, giving rise to a new influx of sales. Chinatown Wars is great, people. Please buy it.
Thanks, Tiny Cartridge.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 09:28 BST
A Windows Live update released this weekend apparently gave Liberty City a case of the hiccups. No more, though, because Microsoft smoothed things over lickety-split.
“Thanks for your patience, a new update is available that addresses the stuttering issue with GTA IV. Just log in and apply the new update,” said a Microsoft rep.
You heard the man. Go steal cars and shoot things. Or steal things and shoot cars. Or something. Enjoy!
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 08:07 GMT
As seen on MTV, Rockstar’s $20 GTA IV expansion is adding at least $20 worth of family-wrecking devil music. Maybe even enough to wreck two or three families, if you’re lucky.
Radio stations Liberty City Hardcore (death metal), The Beat (hip-hop), Radio Broker (indie), and Liberty Rock Radio (take a guess) will all add new songs to their rotations, while The Beat and LCH will also employ new DJs in these Tough Economic Times, those generous souls.
Rockstar’s still keeping the full list of new tracks under wraps, but we’ll make sure to let you know the magic eight-ball stops reading “Ask again later.”
The link holds all the knowledge. Go look at it.
Sat, Feb 07, 2009 | 19:57 GMT
GameTrailers has posted an interview with Rockstar’s Jeronimo Barrera discussing upcoming GTA IV DLC, The Lost and the Damned.
There’s essentially nothing new in it, although Jeronimo did confirm that new multiplayer modes will be included.
The video also features the first look at the new Left 4 Dead “Survivor Mode” DLC, where your jaunty group of four zombie-slayers attempts to survive endless waves of attack over 12 different maps.
Video posted after the jump.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 08:30 GMT
Oh man, go check out this trailer. We’d say more, but GTA: LAD’s subtle combination of motorcycles, heavy-metal, and gruff, gun-toting Manly Men has us feeling the need to chomp on nails and bend things. A need which absolutely cannot go unsatisfied.
Check it out after the break.
Sat, Feb 09, 2008 | 09:52 GMT
Rockstar has requested that US site Destructoid remove details of GTA IV’s multiplayer compenent. Following the launch of Rockstar’s GTA IV website yesterday, the site posted some rumoured information about online play. The word “multiplayer” was seen for the first time on the game’s site, tantalisingly ghosted out.
“We’ve been asked by Rockstar to wait until the game is closer to launch before giving up all the goods,” said the site “Just as we respect our anon tipster’s wishes to remain out of jail we’re also willing to work with the game company’s wishes. The less lawyers involved the better, so some of the details from this post have been removed so some people can sleep soundly tonight. Go home, lady!”
Unfortunately for Rockstar (and its lawyers), Kotaku got to the news first. According to the site’s coverage of the story, “a rumored tagged report from Destructoid, citing an anonymous source,” says “a suite of multiplayer options are planned, including death match, co-op, team based head-to-head battles and online races.”
The game’s Xbox 360 achievements list is also known to be in circulation. That addage about death and taxes being the only certainties in life missed a third: “you can’t beat the internet”.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 | 08:01 GMT
Following this week’s news that wary glances are being cast behind the scenes of Tanja Byron’s upcoming report, British national daily The Guardian is this morning carrying, “Ministers plan clampdown on ‘unsuitable’ video games” as its main headline.
The story mirrors earlier reports this week in that it claims the Byron Report is to recommend a legal classification system for all games, but goes into further detail about plans to advise parents to not allow children to play games in their bedrooms and to only let them use computers and games consoles in places where the screens are clearly visible.
According to the piece, “A legally enforceable, cinema-style classification system is to be introduced for video games in an effort to keep children from playing damaging games unsuitable for their age… Under the proposals it would be illegal for shops to sell classified games to a child below the recommended age.
“At present only games showing sex or ‘gross’ violence to humans or animals require age limits. That leaves up to 90% of games on the market, many of which portray weapons, martial arts and extreme combat, free from statutory labelling.
Ministers are expected to advise parent to keep computers and games consoles away from children’s bedrooms as much as possible, and ask them to play games in living rooms or kitchens facing outwards so carers can see what is being played.”
The report doesn’t mention the BBFC as being the body to handle a new classification system, instead leading with a strap of, “New rating scheme devised.” Currently, only a handful of games are classified by the BBFC, with most in the UK carrying the voluntary PEGI rating.
The Byron Report, due next month, includes a lengthy review of studies into the effects of games on children, and has been discussed with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Ministers are now said to have a “sense of the report’s direction”, said the Guardian’s piece, on which the article is based.
Sun, Feb 03, 2008 | 22:14 GMT
Here. It’s a montage of gameplay, cut-scenes, choppers, car crashes and m0t0r81k3s. Both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are dated for April 29. Expect to see a hell of a lot more on this before then.
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.