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Rockstar founders to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Grand Theft Auto creators Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut will receive the BAFTA Fellowship on March 12th.

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  • Rockstar's Houser Bros. and Benzies inducted into AIAS hall of fame

    Rockstar Games continues to dominate the world with its Grand Theft Auto property, and the immovable object the Houser brothers have constructed over the past 16 years is being recognized by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The Academy will induct founders Dan and Sam Houser and Rockstar president Leslie Benzies into its hall […]

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  • GTA 5: the Housers' maturation is lacking maturity

    GTA 5 is the technical achievement of a generation, a worthy grabber of 2013′s cash and prizes. Unfortunately, says Patrick Garratt, there’s a problem: the content isn’t maturing with the code.

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  • GTA 5 character research was "eye-openingly depressing", says Houser

    Grand Theft Auto 5′s character research was spread over 100 days and saw Rockstar staff conversing with FBI-agents, former Mafia members and some “eye-openingly depressing” experiences out in the sticks, according to Dan Houser.

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  • GTA V set within Los Santos, surrounding regions

    Take Two and Rockstar have formally announced that development on Grand Theft Auto V is well underway, confirming it will take place in Los Santos and within its surrounding areas.

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  • Houser brothers make MediaGuardian 100 2011

    Rockstar co-founders Dan and Sam Houser have made this year’s Top 100 MediaGuardian 2011 hitlist, the publication announced last night.

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  • Rockstar Pass goes live, future LA Noire DLC detailed

    Rockstar’s quietly launched the Rockstar Pass onto Xbox Live Marketplace, but has dropped more details on it and upcoming DLC for the Team Bondi thriller as promised.

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  • Rockstar announces 4 new DLC packs for Red Dead Redemption

    Rockstar’s announced four new Red Dead Redemption DLC packs for release on PSN and Xbox Live Marketplace beginning next month.

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  • Rockstar announces GTA: Chinatown Wars for PSP Go!

    Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is heading to PSP as both a downloadable title and in UMD format. “We’re proud to extend this truly unique handheld Grand Theft Auto experience to PSP and offer a downloadable version of Chinatown Wars for PSP Go!,” said Rockstar founder Sam Houser. “Rockstar Leeds […]

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  • Agent will be "the ultimate action game," says Houser

    Rockstar founder Sam Houser has said that he is more than excited by PS3 exclusive Agent, announced at Sony’s E3 press conference last night, and he feels it will be the “ultimate action game.” “We have always enjoyed making action games, and with Agent we are making what we believe will be the ultimate action […]

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  • Housers head up to Time 100

    Time’s put Sam and Dan Houser in the “artists and entertainment” section of its most influential people in the world issue, saying the pair have offered “quantum leaps in genre-defining fun”. Their work’s on a par with that of Dickens, apparently: “But what makes the Housers’ creation unparalleled is that their games have a take […]

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  • Housers to receive 2,849,003 shares in Take-Two stock

    Kotaku’s noticed that the Houser brothers were confirmed getting a Take-Two stock windfall of 2,849,003 shares in last night’s Q1 financials, which equates to roughly $18 million. Nice work if you can get it. The Housers are now tied into producing games for the company until 2012. With profit share included, obviously. Get the rest […]

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  • Take-Two signs GTA talent up to 2012

    Take-Two’s resigned Rockstar’s big bosses into contracts lasting to 2012, with the new agreements involving elements of profit-sharing. Sam Houser, Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies have all inked the new deal. Unsurprisingly, the publisher has also agreed to fund future GTA games. “The entire Rockstar team has always been dedicated to making groundbreaking games with […]

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  • Games for Windows Live is "natural fit" for GTA IV PC

    Rockstar’s Sam Houser reckons Games for Windows Live is ideal for the PC version of GTA IV. Luckily, then, the game’s online modes will be exclusively matched to the service when it launches on November 18. “We’re incredibly proud of the deep, customisable multiplayer experience that Grand Theft Auto IV offers players,” said Houser. “As […]

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  • "Daily Mail hate is an honour," says Rockstar boss

    Sam Houser loves to be hated. He even thinks it’s an honour. He told Develop so. “Most of the people who hate us are people it is truly an honour to be hated by – reactionary creeps with strange agendas – and the Daily Mail,” he said. “Most people who know about modern pop culture […]

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  • Houser made GTA by digging his "fucking teeth in," says Levine

    BioShock dev lead Ken Levine has spoken for the first time about his Take-Two compadres at Rockstar, saying the Sam Houser is the “most intense guy in the world” and that he shares the Houser’s method of creating great games: “digging your fucking teeth in.” “He is absolutely the most intense guy in the world.” […]

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  • GTA IV confirmed for November 18 launch on PC

    Rockstar’s just confirmed GTA IV for a November 18 launch for PC, replete with “expanded” multiplayer modes. “We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game […]

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  • Houser: Powerful people want me out of business

    More from the MCV Sam Houser interview. Apparently the high-ups want Rockstar dead. Life’s not really like a film, Sam. you’re not going to find a horse’s head in your bed. Houser’s biggest challenge has been “surviving in an environment in which powerful people want to put you out of business for their own political […]

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  • Houser: I have everything to achieve

    Rockstar boss Sam Houser, in the 68th “rare interview” this year, has told MCV that he’s still got plenty to do, despite spearheading the most successful media launch of all time in GTA IV. “What have I got left to achieve? Everything. We are only scratching at the surface of games’ potential as a creative […]

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  • GTA IV: The two versions look different, says Houser

    Please, stop. We cannae take any more. Speaking to 1up, Rockstar boss Sam Houser has admitted that the two versions of GTA IV do have visual differences. “There’s a slight difference in the way they look,” he said. “I think that’s to do with really low-level technical stuff that I’m not the guy to explain. […]

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