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  • Barack Obama gets "voted in" by Xbox gamers
    Gaming

    Barack Obama gets "voted in" by Xbox gamers

    By 25 September 2008

    A mock election held on Xbox Live has seen gamers vote in Democratic candidate Barack Obama, who won a landslide victory. Nearly 100,000 gamers in North America logged on to Xbox Live "vote" for their preferred candidate, where they could also register...

  • Rock Band portable drum kit for Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Rock Band portable drum kit for Xbox 360

    By 24 September 2008

    So if you're a Rock Band fan but are short on space to stash the full drum kit, Mad Catz has come up with a solution in the shape of this portable version. Officially licensed by Xbox, the drum pads are designed to sit flat on any solid surface, although...

  • Xbox price cuts boost sales by 32% across Europe
    Gaming

    Xbox price cuts boost sales by 32% across Europe

    By 24 September 2008

    Sales of the Xbox 360 in Europe have been boosted by 32% since prices were slashed across all three models in the region. Units sold in Europe have now topped six million following the price cut, which saw the Arcade unit drop to £129.99, the Premium...

  • Xbox Live - 24 hours planned downtime on Monday 29th September
    Gaming

    Xbox Live - 24 hours planned downtime on Monday 29th September

    By 24 September 2008

    Players on Xbox Live will have to find something else to do on Monday 29th September, as the service will be going offline for routine maintenance. The service could remain offline for up to 24 hours, which means, Xbox Live and the My Xbox section of...

  • GTA Chinatown Wars to include drug-dealing minigame
    Gaming

    GTA Chinatown Wars to include drug-dealing minigame

    By 24 September 2008

    In a move that is sure to fan the flames of those who think video games are at the root of all the evil in the world, Rockstar has announced it will be including a drug-dealing mini-game in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on DS. The mini-game will see...

  • GTA IV PC to debut as Games for Windows title
    Gaming

    GTA IV PC to debut as Games for Windows title

    By 23 September 2008

    Grand Theft Auto IV is set to debut on the PC this November as a Games for Windows branded title. The game will be released to coincide with the second anniversary of the Games for Windows initiative, which despite receiving mixed reviews from gamers,...

  • GTA helps preteen think quick in family car crash
    Gaming

    GTA helps preteen think quick in family car crash

    By 4 September 2008

    Now we're used to reading about all the bad things Grand Theft Auto does in warping the fragile minds of our youth, but it's very rare that we see a story where GTA is praised for actually doing some good. Recently, a family of five from Illinois in America...

  • GTA IV DLC still on track for autumn release
    Gaming

    GTA IV DLC still on track for autumn release

    By 21 August 2008

    Microsoft has reassured GTA IV fans that the downloadable content that swayed many people to opt for the game on its platform is still on track for its original release window. Yes, just when all things GTA were beginning to die down, expect it to all...

  • 17% of US GTA IV buyers were underage
    Gaming

    17% of US GTA IV buyers were underage

    By 13 August 2008

    As many as 17% of gamers that purchased Grand Theft Auto IV in Amerca were under the legal age of 17 years old, research has suggested. In fact, it seems some children as young as seven were able to get their hands on a copy of the game. The research...

  • GTA IV confirmed as coming to PC
    Gaming

    GTA IV confirmed as coming to PC

    By 6 August 2008

    Ever since a group of clever pranksters fooled Rockstar's tech team into admitting a PC version of GTA IV was on its way a few weeks ago, the internet has been awash with talk as to when we could expect an official annoucement. Rockstar caved today and...

  • Thailand stops GTA IV sales after taxi driver is murdered
    Gaming

    Thailand stops GTA IV sales after taxi driver is murdered

    By 4 August 2008

    A Thai video game distributor has halted sales of Grand Theft Auto in the country after a teenager confessed to robbing and murdering a taxi driver in an attempt to re-enact a scene from the game. Police have said the 18-year old, who played Grand Theft...

  • GTA IV ad complaints dismissed by ASA
    Gaming

    GTA IV ad complaints dismissed by ASA

    By 31 July 2008

    Complaints against an advert for Grand Theft Auto in the UK have been dismissed by the Advertising Standards Authority. A whopping total of 17 sensitive viewers took offence at the advert which shows Niko Bellic running through Liberty City and ending...

  • Gaming

    GTA franchise coming to Nintendo DS

    By 16 July 2008

    Nintendo left its E3 audience shocked on Tuesday as it confirmed that Grand Theft Auto is coming to the DS. Called GTA: China Town Wars, the game is set in Liberty City, boasting new characters and free-roaming gameplay said to be similar to the other...

  • Rockstar releases GTA IV patch
    Gaming

    Rockstar releases GTA IV patch

    By 24 June 2008

    Rockstar has released a new patch for GTA IV that should stop the majority of freezing and online connectivity issues that some gamers on both Xbox 360 and PS3 have been experiencing since its launch. The patch, which should install inself next time you...

  • Violent video games being sold to minors
    Gaming

    Violent video games being sold to minors

    By 24 June 2008

    Children are getting hold of 18+ rated games despite increasing pressure on the video games industry from the EU, including a new ratings system for online content. The UK's Trading Standards Institute says that children are still managing to get hold...

  • Develop Awards nominees announced
    Online

    Develop Awards nominees announced

    By 5 June 2008

    Develop magazine has announced the finalists for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2008. There's no surprise that GTA IV developers, Rockstar, received the joint highest number of nominations - five to be exact - alongside Ninja Theory, the bods...

  • Microsoft revamping Xbox Live Arcade
    Gaming

    Microsoft revamping Xbox Live Arcade

    By 23 May 2008

    Microsoft's Marc Whitten has revealed that Xbox Live Arcade will be having a bit of a revamp in the coming months, in an attempt to improve the service. Firstly, the general manager of Xbox Live said less popular, underperforming games are going to be...

  • Voice of GTA IV's Niko wants more money
    Gaming

    Voice of GTA IV's Niko wants more money

    By 22 May 2008

    Michael Hollick, the voice actor who portrayed Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV, has spoken out about unfair pay for actors working in the games industry. He doesn't blame the games industry though, he blames his union for not protecting the talent....

  • GTA IV music now available on iTunes
    Gaming

    GTA IV music now available on iTunes

    By 21 May 2008

    Rockstar has announced that The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack compilation and The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern: Liberty City Invasion: Music From and Inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV are now available exclusively through iTunes in Europe. Previously...

  • DJ Green Lantern releases GTA IV album
    Gaming

    DJ Green Lantern releases GTA IV album

    By 19 May 2008

    GTA publisher Rockstar has joined forces with DJ Green Lantern to release a downloadable album of songs from and inspired by GTA IV. The collection is called Liberty City Invasion: Music From and Inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV, and will be available...

  • Xbox unveils full 2008 line-up
    Gaming

    Xbox unveils full 2008 line-up

    By 13 May 2008

    A few internet leaks may have taken the edge from the announcement, but Microsoft Game Studios has now released the full list of Xbox 360 releases that we should see between now and Christmas. The list is expected to be confirmed at the Xbox product showcase...

  • GTA IV gets into the Guinness World Records
    Gaming

    GTA IV gets into the Guinness World Records

    By 13 May 2008

    Can this game do no wrong? No sooner has it broken one record, than it has smashed another. The Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008, has not only confirmed that GTA IV is the biggest selling video game release of all time, but it has also become...

  • GTA IV gets more gamers online than ever before
    Gaming

    GTA IV gets more gamers online than ever before

    By 13 May 2008

    It is no secret that Grand Theft Auto IV has been smashing some serious records since its release, and new figures released by ISP PlusNet suggest the game's online presence is as strong as its shelf presence. At one point, more than 90,000 people (one-third...

  • Is there PS3 downloadable content to come for GTA IV?
    Gaming

    Is there PS3 downloadable content to come for GTA IV?

    By 9 May 2008

    SCEE boss David Reeves is either a man of confusing words, or he's seriously trying to play with us. The big GTA IV battle between Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has been waging for a couple of weeks now, with Xbox claiming victory in sales and bragging about...

  • GTA IV steals the Xbox Live crown
    Gaming

    GTA IV steals the Xbox Live crown

    By 7 May 2008

    Major Nelson has posted the Xbox Live top ten for the week beginning 28 April, and surprise surprise, GTA IV is sitting proudly at the top of it. As predicted, Grand Theft Auto IV sped to the chart's top spot with ease, stealing it from number one veteran,...