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  • GTA IV pushed back until 2008
    Gaming

    GTA IV pushed back until 2008

    By 3 August 2007

    Take-Two has confirmed to our sister site Gamesdog.co.uk that Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed so that its October 2007 release has been pushed back to sometime in 2008. It was announced that the title will be out in the second quarter of the 2008...

  • Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK
    Gaming

    Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK

    By 2 August 2007

    Following the BBFC’s ban of Manhunt 2 back on June 19, Rockstar has filed an appeal asking the Video Appeals Committee to overturn the decision. A Rockstar spokesperson, speaking to industry games website GamesIndustry.bi, said, "Take-Two Interactive...

  • Manhunt 2 rejected by BBFC due to "casual sadism"
    Gaming

    Manhunt 2 rejected by BBFC due to "casual sadism"

    By 19 June 2007

    Kotaku reports that today the British Board of Film Classification, the UK's independent regulator of film, video and gaming, announced that it has rejected both the PS2 and Wii version of Manhunt 2. Manhunt 2 is, unsuprisingly, the sequel to the ultra-violent...

  • Details out for Grand Theft Auto IV
    Gaming

    Details out for Grand Theft Auto IV

    By 12 April 2007

    Details about the forthcoming GTA have long been speculated about, and the release of the promo video only served to add fuel to the fire, but now leaked details from the next issue of Game Informer have painted a clearer picture about GTA IV according...

  • The Warriors - PSP review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Warriors - PSP review

    By 27 March 2007

    Ah, this game takes us back. The Warriors started out as a 1979 Walter Hill film about a group of misfits running riot on Coney Island. Despite its poor box office performance, the film gained cult status thanks to huge DVD sales. Ever seeking new ways...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - PSP review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories - PSP review

    By 14 November 2006

    In our ever so humble opinion, Vice City is still the best GTA bar none. The 80s soundtrack, the first sighting of 3D GTA bikes and glorious dialogue all adds up to a title that’ll go down in history as one of the best ever. With Rockstar’s money...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas
    Gaming

    Grand Theft Auto: Trilogy for PS2 out in time for Christmas

    By 9 November 2006

    Rockstar Games has announced that it will release its Grand Theft series in a Trilogy pack for the PS2 in time for Christmas. Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be released as Grand Theft Auto: The...

  • Canis Canem Edit - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Canis Canem Edit - PS2 review

    By 3 November 2006

    Courting controversy like it's going out of fashion, Canis Canem Edit, or otherwise known as Bully, is the latest title from the makers of Grand Theft Auto. This time, instead of stealing cars it's bullying kids, feeding the "all video games are evil"...

  • Bully videogame courts new controversy
    Gaming

    Bully videogame courts new controversy

    By 30 October 2006

    Rockstar Games’ controversial videogame “Bully” or “Canis Canem Edit” in the UK is once again at the centre of a media storm. The game, which is rated “Teen” in the US has what some media outlets are calling a homosexual “sex scene”...

  • Bully banned by Currys and Dixons in the UK
    Gaming

    Bully banned by Currys and Dixons in the UK

    By 18 October 2006

    After all the fuss about a lawsuit in a Florida court last week where a lawyer requested that a judge prevent the sale of Rockstar Games yet-unreleased Bully, a group of UK retailers have decided not to stock it. Currys, PC World, and Dixons, all owned...

  • Judge drops case against Bully release
    Gaming

    Judge drops case against Bully release

    By 16 October 2006

    A judge in Florida has decided not to stop controversial videogame Bully from being released and has rejected claims that it should be labelled a “public nuisance”. Pocket-lint reported last week that anti-videogames lawyer Jack Thompson had asked...

  • Videogame Bully may be running afoul of Florida judge
    Gaming

    Videogame Bully may be running afoul of Florida judge

    By 13 October 2006

    Rockstar Games’ title “Bully” is making headlines again in the US, just 5 days before its release. In Florida, a judge has mandated that the makers of the game give him a copy of the videogame so that he can test the game himself to see if the claims...

  • Gaming

    Rockstar's Bully gets a new name

    By 5 September 2006

    Rockstar has bowed to pressure over its upcoming PS2 title, Bully, and has decided to give it a name change. The game will now be called “Canis Canem Edit”, which is apparently Latin for Dog Eat Dog, and is the motto of the fictional school in which...

  • Gaming

    Anti-bullying charity decries the release of Bully

    By 10 August 2006

    Pocket-lint reported yesterday that Rockstar Games has announced it will release its “Bully” video game in October. Bullying Online, a charity set up to stop bullying, is now calling for “Bully” to be banned in the UK following the release of...

  • Rockstar to release controversial Bully game
    Gaming

    Rockstar to release controversial Bully game

    By 9 August 2006

    Rockstar Games has confirmed that its controversial video game “Bully” will hit the shelves in October. Critics are concerned about the game’s theme of violence in school; the central rols is 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, who roams around a boarding...

  • GTA Vice City Stories confirmed for PSP
    Gaming

    GTA Vice City Stories confirmed for PSP

    By 25 July 2006

    Rockstar has put a date to its next instalment of its Grand Theft Auto games although other details about gameplay and missions are still thin on the ground. Fans of the series need to book off the weekend of the 20 October and make sure they own a PSP....

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - PS2 review

    By 27 June 2006

    GTA can only be described a major cultural phenomenon. Barely anyone even moderately up to date with modern pop culture knows about the stealing cars, murdering prostitutes, and attacking random passers-by with a conveniently placed chainsaw. But what...

  • Table Tennis - Xbox360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Table Tennis - Xbox360 review

    By 28 May 2006

    When the creator of Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne decides to recreate Table Tennis for currently the most powerful console on the market you've got to question whether someone has lost their marbles. I mean ping pong? Come on. That was until we played...

  • Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto Vice City for PSP
    Gaming

    Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto Vice City for PSP

    By 11 May 2006

    First it was Liberty City, but now, Rockstar Games, the developer of the Grand Theft Auto series has announced that it is bringing Vice City to Sony's handheld console, the PSP. The latest title in the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto series to be available...

  • Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto 4 for next gen consoles
    Gaming

    Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto 4 for next gen consoles

    By 10 May 2006

    Rockstar has announced that it will be launching the next episode of its Grand Theft Auto series on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3. However games about to get excited, will need to wait until October 2007 before they will be able to get their hands on...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories coming to PS2
    Gaming

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories coming to PS2

    By 19 April 2006

    Rockstar Games, the makers of the popular Grand Theft Auto Series has announced that gamers will soon be able to play Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on PlayStation2. Currently only available to PSP gamers the company has announced that the game...

  • Rockstar turns back on GTA in favour of Table Tennis
    Gaming

    Rockstar turns back on GTA in favour of Table Tennis

    By 7 March 2006

    Rockstar has turned its back on controversy by announcing that it will be developing the modern day version of Pong for the Xbox360. "Our goal was to create a game that is perfectly addictive in its focused simplicity, a game that showcases the true possibilities...

  • Gaming

    Los Angeles sues Grand Theft Auto makers

    By 29 January 2006

    A Los Angeles City Attorney has sued the makers of Grand Theft Auto citing for allegedly hiding explicit sexual material in the popular video game. The lawsuit from the City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo alleges that the companies violated state law by failing...

  • Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Liberty City Stories - PSP review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Liberty City Stories - PSP review

    By 6 November 2005

    GTA might have won numerous accolades, been nominated for our very own Fluffies and sold over 1.5 million copies on the PlayStation 2, but can the success continue on Sony’s new handheld games console the PSP? We lock ourselves in a room for a whole...

  • GTA cleans up at Golden Joystick Awards
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    GTA cleans up at Golden Joystick Awards

    By 5 November 2005

    As GTA on the PSP hits the shops in the UK, its PlayStation 2 and PC brothers have cleaned up at this years Golden Joystick Awards. The title, which is nominated for a Fluffy in the Pocket-lint.co.uk Awards 2005 for Best PC or Console Game scooped up...