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How Rockstar can come on top from their AO debacle

By Spencer . June 20, 2007 . 5:00pm

First Manhunt 2 was banned in the UK and now the ESRB rated AO (adults only) version is going to be banned in the USA too. Sony and Nintendo have policies that prohibit AO rated games from appearing on their consoles. Unless Rockstar alters the game, Manhunt 2 will not appear on the Playstation 2, […]

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Ultraviolence and the first AO rated console game

By Spencer . June 19, 2007 . 6:46pm

Rockstar has been getting a lot of attention today because the ESRB slapped Manhunt 2 with the scarlet letter(s) of the video game world, an AO rating. Retailers like Walmart and Gamestop do not sell games rated AO, which would severely cut Manhunt 2’s sales. Rockstar still has the opportunity to challenge the rating or […]

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Rockstar’s plans for 2008

By Spencer . June 11, 2007 . 5:26pm

During Take-Two Interactive’s second quarter conference call a few details were disclosed about their upcoming line up. Beaterator, a neato beatbox program for the PSP, is getting pushed back from 2007 to their 2008 fiscal year. Rockstar also has plans to bring episodic content to Grand Theft Auto IV to the Xbox 360 sometime in […]

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Grand Theft Auto IV: Life out of Balance

By Dan . April 2, 2007 . 7:08am

I knew there was something familiar when I watched the GTA trailer, turns out the video was a throwback to the 80′s arthouse movie Koyaanisqatsi. The movie was meant to show how the planet around us is reacting to humans’ presence. A lot of it is shown in high-speed and it’s all done without sound, […]

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Grand Theft Auto IV teases late night TV viewers

By Spencer . March 23, 2007 . 11:25am

Loyal Siliconera reader, Vysethebold, sent word that Rockstar is already starting the Grand Theft Auto hype train buy purchasing unused late night TV ad space.   I was watching the cable channel FX at 2:00 AM EST and this commercial for Grand Theft Auto IV showed up.  This commercial is no normal ad though.  It […]

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Take Two considering sale?

By Spencer . March 19, 2007 . 8:34am

Take Two announced that they are postponing their annual meeting by one week (March 29) to explore options presented by a group of shareholders. The big item on the list is “possible sale of the company”. Is Take Two really going to go on sale? Maybe, but the controversy isn’t from Grand Theft Auto for […]

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The Simpson’s parody of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

By Spencer . March 5, 2007 . 10:27am

In last night’s episode of the Simpsons Bart talks Dr. Swanson who pulls out Death Kill City 2: Death Kill Stories, as described by Bart “rated bad for everyone”. However it isn’t a Grand Theft Auto game, past the break is a screenshot of the “game”. A timely joke since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City […]

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Watch: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the Playstation 2

By Spencer . March 2, 2007 . 10:17am

All of the Grand Theft Auto excitement is geared towards the Grand Theft Auto IV teaser site, which promises a trailer on March 28. Or maybe it’s the October 2007 release date for GTA for that’s stealing the Grand Theft Auto hype. But there’s a new (for people who don’t own a PSP) Grand Theft […]

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No More Heroes will have more violence than Manhunt 2

By Rolando . February 18, 2007 . 9:09am

Some of you may remember when Manhunt 2 was announced to be on the Wii, and some of you have to admit how shocked you were to hear about it since a lot of gamers can’t get over the false belief that Nintendo is all about kiddy games. To add more shock to amazement, IGN […]

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories dated for the PS2

By Spencer . February 7, 2007 . 1:41pm

The ESRB dropped a huge hint that Rockstar was indeed porting Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories to the Playstation 2. Today, they officially announced that a Playstation 2 version will be in stores on March 6, 2007 in North America and March 9, 2007 in Europe. A price has not been announced. When Rockstar […]

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas tops the charts in Japan

By Spencer . February 1, 2007 . 1:49pm

Last week Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was finally released in Japan with Capcom as the game’s publisher. Instead of limping along like some US made games, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the number one selling game for the week with 227,261 copies of the PS2 game in the hands of gamers. In comparison, […]

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Grand Theft Auto transportation

By Spencer . January 26, 2007 . 8:13am

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas just came out in Japan care of Capcom and they aren’t sparing any promotional money. They have trucks with the artwork from San Andreas driving around Tokyo Shinjuku and Osaka blaring “Welcome to the Jungle”. The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the US developed games that has done […]

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City stories PS2 bound

By Spencer . January 19, 2007 . 2:57pm

An entry ESRB website revealed that Rockstar is planning to release Gran Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the PS2. This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise since Rockstar double dipped by releasing Liberty City Stories on the PS2. There haven’t been any announcements about what (if any) extra content will be included in the […]

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Capcom is the king of adult rated games in Japan

By Spencer . November 28, 2006 . 12:02pm

While we know Capcom for Mega Man, Street Fighter II and Resident Evil, in Japan they’re known for releasing the most games with the CERO-Z rating. The taboo CERO-Z rating is similar to getting slapped with an NC-17 rating for a movie or getting the dreaded AO rating from the ESRB. Currently Capcom has eight […]

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Take Two still loves the Playstation 3

By Spencer . November 17, 2006 . 4:10pm

Love it or hate, an integral part of the Playstation 2’s success was Grand Theft Auto III. While Take Two, Rockstar’s publisher, is taking away exclusivity of the series from the Playstation they are strongly backing the Playstation 3 with 20 titles. The 20 title line up contains eleven titles from the 2K Sports division. […]

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Grand Theft Auto in San Francisco sketch

By Spencer . November 10, 2006 . 1:19pm

Pablo Francisco’s Comedy Central special airs tomorrow and he has a short sketch about Grand Theft Auto if a game was set in San Francisco.  

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