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2008-07-15 06:00:00

By Scott Bowles Comic-book fans aren't the only nerds with Hollywood knocking at their doors for material. Video-game enthusiasts are finding their fare more popular than ever as Max Payne leads a wave of big-screen adaptations. Payne stars Mark Wahlberg in the title role as a DEA agent who teams with an assassin (Mila Kunis) to solve a string of murders. On its heels are film versions of popular games Gears of War and Bioshock. Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is expected to direct...

2008-07-03 15:00:26

By Linda Summerhayes HAVING been responsible for plenty of blood and explosions on one of the most violent computer games ever - Grand Theft Auto IV - designer Kris Bird was ideally suited for his next move. The 24-year-old is one half of a new Edinburgh-based movie- making team set to burst on to the scene with their first feature, The Dead Outside. The film, produced by Kris and Kerry Anne Mullaney, will gets its premiere at the Film4 Frightfest in London next month. Previous...

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2008-05-08 11:50:00

The release of "Grand Theft Auto IV" exceeded sales expectations, reaching more than $500 million in first week sales, and topping week one sales of Microsoft Corp.'s "Halo 3" on opening day alone.Take Two-Interactive Software Inc. said it sold about 3.6 million units when the game hit shelves on April 29, bringing in $310 million. "Halo 3" took in about $300 million during its opening week last fall.The game has also inflated sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3....

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2008-05-02 11:10:00

Consumer reaction to the recent release of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto 4," may result in a change in ranks among popular games on the popular online service Xbox Live.Since Xbox Live's premiere, it has been rare to see non-first-person shooter games at the top of the list of its most played games. Games such as "Halo 3" and "Call of Duty 4" have maintained a strong constant following of faithful gamers, but the new inclusion of "Grand Theft Auto 4" is posing a threat to their...

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2008-04-28 11:25:00

As the release of the final chapter of Rockstar Games' popular video game series Grand Theft Auto nears, critics and fans have already set high expectations for its sales figures.The game has already received highly favorable reviews from critics, and it is expected to break the $300 million global first-week sales figure, currently held by Microsoft for its release of "Halo 3 last September.Previous volumes of the video game series have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.UK-based...

2006-01-27 18:11:24

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles has sued Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. for selling pornographic video games to children with its best-selling game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," which last year was found to have hidden sex scenes. Shares of Take-Two plunged 13.7 percent to $14.69 on the Nasdaq -- a level unseen since 2003 -- after an analyst downgraded its shares to "sell" from "neutral," citing a variety of financial, operational and...

2005-11-04 04:20:00

By John Gaudiosi LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Da Vinci Code," Ron Howard's film adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, is not content to limit itself to two media. Besides the upcoming Sony Pictures movie, the mystery thriller also will be available as a video game from 2K Games and several mobile games from Kayak Interactive. 2K Games, sister company to Rockstar Games of "Grand Theft Auto" fame, said the console titles are expected to ship in May 2006 to coincide with the...

2005-09-23 10:35:00

NEW YORK -- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. on Friday said it would resume sales of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" in October, two months after the violent game was pulled from store shelves because of hidden sex scenes. Take-Two's Rockstar Games publishing house said that starting October 18, it would sell a special-edition of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2 console system. It will include a DVD with a backstory to the game and a documentary film called...

2005-09-22 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES -- Rockstar Games, the game publisher best known for its controversial and best-selling "Grand Theft Auto" franchise, has entered the film business with a new R-rated documentary, "Sunday Driver." In an intriguing move, the company has opted to release the feature-length movie in the fall exclusively on the Universal Media Disc (UMD) format used by Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) entertainment device. Rockstar also will ship an exclusive "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories"...

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2005-07-26 19:20:36

LOS ANGELES -- Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. said on Tuesday the Federal Trade Commission was investigating advertising claims made about a blockbuster game pulled from major retailers last week because of hidden sex scenes. New York-based Take-Two said the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices was looking into claims made about "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," one of the most popular and controversial games in the history of the fast-growing video game industry...


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