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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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Carnival Games coming to the Wii?

By Spencer . May 8, 2007 . 8:02am

There is a listing for an unannounced Wii game called Carnival Games over at Gamefly. When I heard of the title I thought it could be a collection of mini games like throwing darts at balloons, shooting moving ducks and ring toss. The publisher of Carnival Games is Globalstar Software, a budget publishing arm of […]

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Duke Nukem Forever: Ten years of nothing

By Spencer . April 27, 2007 . 10:42am

Happy tenth anniversary of being vaporware Duke Nukem Forever! After a decade of development there is still no sign of Duke Nukem Forever’s release or if it will ever come out. The whole Duke Nukem Forever story began when 3D Realms announced they licensed id’s Quake II engine for a follow up to Duke Nukem […]

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Conference Call: The Future of Take Two

By Spencer . April 10, 2007 . 1:52pm

In Take Two’s conference call the new management explained that the prior management explored the possibility of a sale but it is no longer ongoing. Grand Theft Auto IV is still on track to head to store shelves and to compliment titles there are going to be a few “succession titles” to round out their […]

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Chicken Shoot coming to the Wii?

By Spencer . March 30, 2007 . 7:25am

A listing appeared on EB Games for Chicken Shoot, which was originally a PC game for the Nintendo Wii. Chicken Shoot is a simple game where you click on cartoon chickens to shoot them. On the PC it’s a good time waster, but Wii remote control might make it a little more immersive. UK developer […]

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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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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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Video game stocks after the Dow Jones dips

By Spencer . February 27, 2007 . 2:45pm

If you’ve been watching the market today or flipping through the news, you probably noticed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a huge hit. The index plunged 400 points (3%) and nearly all stocks dropped in price, including video game related stocks. Who lost the least?   No big video game publisher stocks are […]

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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. […]