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  • GTA IV crowned biggest selling game ever
    Gaming

    GTA IV crowned biggest selling game ever

    By 7 May 2008

    GTA IV has sold almost 1m copies in the first week on sale in the UK. The biggest All Formats No 1 ever, Grand Theft Auto IV from Rockstar also puts a stop to Nintendo's Wii Fit, replacing it at the top and outselling it by a massive nine to one. Released...

  • Xbox 360 announced official music partner to Ibiza Rocks Hotel
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 announced official music partner to Ibiza Rocks Hotel

    By 6 May 2008

    Xbox 360 has been announced as the official music partner to the new Ibiza Rocks Hotel. This summer will see some of the UK's hottest bands and DJ's playing sets at the re-launched hotel, named after the event that brought live music to the dance capital...

  • "Casual gaming" slammed by Rockstar exec
    Gaming

    "Casual gaming" slammed by Rockstar exec

    By 6 May 2008

    With the release of the Wii, and to some extent the DS, casual gaming is at arguably one of its highest levels in recent years, with people who wouldn't usually pick up a gaming controller doing so for the first time, and using it only every now and then....

  • GTA IV publisher sues over pulled ads
    Gaming

    GTA IV publisher sues over pulled ads

    By 6 May 2008

    Chicago Transit Authority has stirred up a bit of trouble with game publishers Take-Two, after deciding to pull Grand Theft Auto IV ads from buildings and buses across the city. Take-Two is now seeking legal damages, claiming a violation of both its right...

  • GTA IV expected to boost Xbox Live numbers
    Gaming

    GTA IV expected to boost Xbox Live numbers

    By 5 May 2008

    It sold over 609,000 copies on day one but it seems that Pocket-lint readers aren't all gamers. In a recent poll on Pocket-lint, we asked whether or not you bought GTA IV last week? The answer, an almost even split, with 53% saying no and 47% saying they...

  • Microsoft expect GTA IV to boost Xbox Live numbers
    Gaming

    Microsoft expect GTA IV to boost Xbox Live numbers

    By 2 May 2008

    Microsoft has said it expects the numbers subscribing to Xbox Live to rocket thanks to the success of GTA IV. Released on 29 April, sales of the game broke first-day record sales on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. However, early numbers suggest that the Xbox...

  • GTA IV on 360 has the edge on PS3
    Gaming

    GTA IV on 360 has the edge on PS3

    By 1 May 2008

    Everyone knew it was going to be one of the biggest games of the year, but being the first GTA game to be released simultaneously on multi-format, the competition between the two rival consoles was always going to be intense. As such, Chart Track has...

  • Paddy Power takes bets on GTA IV
    Gaming

    Paddy Power takes bets on GTA IV

    By 30 April 2008

    It may have had people queuing down the highstreet but does GTA IV have staying power - is it still going to be the got-to-have game in 10 weeks time. Bookies Paddy Power is now taking odds on whether the frenzy is going to continue or whether the family...

  • COMMENT: Don't blame GTA IV for street violence
    Gaming

    COMMENT: Don't blame GTA IV for street violence

    By 29 April 2008

    A successful record breaking day for the games industry has been marred by violence in two cities over copies of Grand Theft Auto IV. Sure to be jumped on my the media bandwagon proclaiming that violent video games only create violent people, the crime...

  • Teenager mugged for copy of GTA IV
    Gaming

    Teenager mugged for copy of GTA IV

    By 29 April 2008

    A successful record breaking day for the games industry has been marred by violence in two cities over copies of Grand Theft Auto IV. An 18-year-old man was mugged in Leyland, Lancashire, shortly after he had managed to buy a copy of the game for £40....

  • GTA IV selling 80 copies a minute
    Gaming

    GTA IV selling 80 copies a minute

    By 29 April 2008

    We brought you the news that just-launched Grand Theft Auto IV is set to smash records, and online retailer Play.com has announced it has been taking over 80 orders a minute for the game. Stuart Rowe, chief operating officer for Play.com, concurs that...

  • Is GTA IV 18+ rating unfair?
    Gaming

    Is GTA IV 18+ rating unfair?

    By 29 April 2008

    Sales of more than 8 million are predicted for GTA IV, which is set to become not only one of the biggest sellers of the year but also an iconic game, if the reviews are to be believed. But in the wake of the Byron report, which encouraged parents to...

  • GTA IV to smash all records
    Gaming

    GTA IV to smash all records

    By 29 April 2008

    As GTA IV goes officially on sale in the UK on Tuesday, the Guinness World Records is predicting that Grand Theft Auto IV will smash all gaming records. According to the organisation more akin to reporting on the oldest man or the person with the longest...

  • Gaming

    GAME opening 260 stores at midnight for GTA IV release

    By 28 April 2008

    GAME will be opening 260 of its stores at midnight tonight to allow Grand Theft Auto fans to get their hands on a copy of GTA IV as soon as possible. Another 414 stores will then be opening their doors extra early at 7am the following morning. Of course,...

  • Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 review

    By 28 April 2008

    How on earth can Grand Theft Auto IV live up to the hype? With the series so adored by gamers all around the world, Niko’s trip to Liberty City has been high up on every gamer’s radar since, well, since Rockstar announced its arrival on the next-gen...

  • Official Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 bundle confirmed
    Gaming

    Official Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 bundle confirmed

    By 23 April 2008

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has finally confirmed the release of an official Grand Theft Auto IV bundle exclusively for PlayStation 3. The bundle, available on 29 April 2008, will consist of a PlayStation 3 40GB model, a SIXAXIS wireless controller...

  • Ricky Gervais cameo in GTA IV revealed
    Gaming

    Ricky Gervais cameo in GTA IV revealed

    By 17 April 2008

    After the juicy revelations about prostitutes and masturbation in the title, it seems fans are in for a celebrity surprise too as Ricky Gervais will appear as himself in GTA IV as an stand up act within Liberty City's comedy club. Apparently to unveil...

  • EA admits GTA series is its target
    Gaming

    EA admits GTA series is its target

    By 18 March 2008

    As we reported just 5 days ago, Take-Two Interactive is now facing a hostile takeover bid by gaming giant EA. But its worse fears have been confirmed - EA is after the Grand Theft Auto series, including the soon to be released fourth incarnation of the...

  • Manhunt 2 will be sold in UK
    Gaming

    Manhunt 2 will be sold in UK

    By 14 March 2008

    It seems to have been banned about a million times in a ferocious battle between game developer, Rockstar Games and UK censors, but it has today been confirmed that Manhunt 2 is to be sold in the UK. A ban set by the British Board of Film Classification...

  • GTA IV to arrive on 29 April
    Gaming

    GTA IV to arrive on 29 April

    By 25 January 2008

    It's true - it's finally going to arrive. For all of you who have been pining for the long-awaited release of that king of games, Grand Theft Auto IV - developer Rockstar Games has confirmed that it'll be on shelves on 29 April. Six months after the game...

  • High Court steps in to block Manhunt 2
    Gaming

    High Court steps in to block Manhunt 2

    By 25 January 2008

    The now long-running saga over Manhunt 2 and whether it will ever make it to UK retail shelves has taken another twist. In what's getting to be a complicated chain of events, the High Court has now ruled against the Video Appeals Committee who had overturned...

  • Rockstar Table Tennis – Wii review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Rockstar Table Tennis – Wii review

    By 28 December 2007

    The big potential pitfall for the Wii has always been that development teams will merely try and port their already much loved titles from other formats. Might not sound too bad in theory, but who wants to play the same old games with the added bonus...

  • Manhunt 2's arrival blocked again
    Gaming

    Manhunt 2's arrival blocked again

    By 18 December 2007

    The British Board of Film Classification is to fight a decision that could have seen the controversial game Manhunt 2 stocked on UK shelves by Christmas. The UK censor has demanded a judicial review of a decision last week to overturn its ban on controversial...

  • Manhunt 2 given UK greenlight
    Gaming

    Manhunt 2 given UK greenlight

    By 11 December 2007

    A controversial video game, banned twice by censors, is to be released in the UK. Developer Rockstar Games has won a long-fought battle with the UK censors with an appeal to overturn two bans on its game, Manhunt 2. The video appeals committee allowed...

  • So, it’s M for Manhunt 2
    Gaming

    So, it’s M for Manhunt 2

    By 27 August 2007

    After much hoo-ha, toing and froing, and general moral outrage, Manhunt 2 has been given an M for mature rating in the States. The ESRB gave the title the rating after what must have been the most scandalised pre-release run up of any game, and it only...