• Yay: Grand Theft Auto IV uses SecuROM DRM (but gently)

    You know how in trailers of terrible “family” movies there’s always a part where the announcers says, “Here we go again!” in that dumb “enthusiastic announcer guy voice”? Think of that right now, only juxtaposed with the sights and sounds of Liberty City, for it has been revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV uses SecurROM DRM. That’s the same DRM… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto IV DLC: February 17, called The Lost and Damned

    The DLC for Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360 version) will be released on February 17. It’s entitled The Lost and Damned, which sounds a lot like a 70s cop movie. Rockstar hasn’t announced a price yet, but $15-$20 doesn’t seem out of the question. Dan Houser, the face of Rockstar these days, told USA Today that the expansion will star a guy named Johnny, who is a “very… Read More

  • Rockstar: GTA "didn't feel natural" to develop on the Wii

    Imagine: Grand Theft Auto on the Wii. Need to hail a cab? Just wave the wiimote around in the air. Tryin’ to stab a guy? Shank him with the wiimote. Taking your e-girlfriend out for burgers? Eat the wiimote. Sounds like a perfect fit, right? Rockstar doesn’t think so. In a recent Nintendo Power interview, Rockstar co-founder said that they didn’t develop a GTA game for the… Read More

  • GTA IV graphics comparison video If anyone is curious about the difference in graphics between the two consoles, Gamevideos released this video comparing the two side-by-side. I can’t really tell which one I like better. My… Read More

  • GTA IV gameplay in aache dee

    GTA 4 Video (720p) – from Someone on Vimeo. I’m really wondering what happened that let R*’s crown jewel out so early. Folks have been playing this game since last Wednesday and it doesn’t launch until the 29th, a strange bit of highly professional piracy indeed. Oh well. R*’s loss is our gain as we watch hundreds of hours of HD encoded GTA in… Read More

  • I'm downloading GTA IV right now

    Does that make me bad? Sadly it’s only in PAL but I’m going to give a shot regardless. You’ll be able to find this yourself without much trouble, but Kotaku has calls in to R* to figure out how the heck this leaked. Read More

  • Interview with Rockstar founder Sam Houser got a chance to interview Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar — the company behind a little series called “Grand Theft Auto,” which is apparently quite popular with the kids these days. Houser talks about living in New York (he’s British) and the places he finds unique and interesting, like Brighton Beach, which inspired Hove Beach in GTA. He also talks about… Read More

  • GTA IV ads pulled from Chicago buses under pressure from Fox News

    Shameful. After MyFox Fox News Chicago ran a little piece questioning why a violent game is being advertised on city buses, the head of the Chicago Transit Authority had the ads removed. There are so many things wrong with this, from ignorance on parade to the violation of free speech as a public authority arbitrarily decides what gets to be advertised and what doesn’t. Earlier they… Read More

  • Take-Two shareholders might be considering EA offer

    Rather than delving into all the financial aspects the WSJ article has on the current state of EA’s potential takeover of Take-Two, I’ll paraphrase and dish out what’s important. Take-Two currently has no other bids than the $2 billion EA is offering them. That puts Take-Two’s shares at about $26/share, which is up roughly 50 percent since EA publicly announced… Read More

  • Limited Edition GTA IV Xbox 360 consoles

    Apparently there’s some game called “Grand Theft Auto IV” coming out. I’ve never heard of such a game but so help me God if it’s violent or glorifies crime, I’m going to try to get on Fox News to talk about how bad it is for our nation’s youth. Maybe it’ll just be a courtroom style simulation where you play a lawyer who prosecutes people that… Read More

  • Euro CrunchDeals: 1000 MS points with GTA IV purchase

    UK retailer, HMV, is offering up 1000 MS points as well as some vouchers “giving you over GBP 130 worth of savings” when you pre-order the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming Rockstar title. Grab it now for GBP 39.99. HMV [via Euro Gamer] Read More

  • Is this the GTA IV intro movie?

    Probably not! They’re tearing it apart in the comments over at Kotaku. I agree that the disc-to-PS3 transfer looks kind of fishy. What do you think? GTA IV Intro Leaked? [Kotaku] Read More

  • GTA IV online multiplayer details leaked

    According to Spain’s official PlayStation magazine, PlayStation.RevistaOficial, GTA IV will support up to 16 players online and will include 15 different game modes. There will be team and solo game types within the single player game mode maps. The ability to tweak in-game options was also revealed that include weapons selection and traffic density. Known game types include the following: Read More

  • Taste Test: 'Rockstar Roasted' energy drink

    [ Just noticed this new blend today in my local convenience store. According to the company, it’s an “amazing mix of the finest espresso coffee, fresh milk and cream packed with the powerful blend of Original Rockstar.” To me, it tasted like cold coffee with milk and now my vision’s kind of blurry and everything’s moving in… Read More

  • Video: GTAIV's website posts more fun videos Rockstar’s released a handful of new videos on the GTAIV website to up the excitement factor for the game. Indeed, Grand Theft Auto… Read More

  • Future 'RockStar' games to be exclusively on PS3?

    According to a recent article in Play Magazine, your favorite Grand Theft Auto developer might be going PS3-only from here on out. That seems downright silly, but there’s a quote from an article about GTA IV that goes a little something like this… “The game is both PS3 and 360, but Rockstar has suggested that all further game development is going to be PS3 exclusive.” Read More

  • Rockstar releases two new GTA IV trailers This game can’t get here soon enough. A little over two months until it comes out. Read More

  • GTAIV's new website just went live

    And if the game is anything like the site, I’m an excited boy. GTAIV’s site [Rockstar] Read More

  • Microsoft will OWN GTA IV launch, says VP of MGS [Update] has a great and in-depth interview with Microsoft Game Studios CVP, Shane Kim. When asked how Microsoft would ramp up efforts to do battle with Sony in Europe, Kim had this to say: “Making sure that we own the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV from a platform perspective is really important. So how do we work with our partners there? I think it really is about marketing, right? Read More

  • British Board says there's no link between violence and violent video games (right now)

    In defending Manunt 2 over in the UK, Rockstar presented research showing that there’s no causal link between violent video games and violent behavior. The British Board of Film Classification, the body preventing the game’s release there, agreed to a point: “The research certainly achieves the objective of establishing that research does not demonstrate that there is a… Read More