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Grand Theft Auto IV coming to the iPhone?

The appearance of mysterious video has got the gaming world convinced that Grand Theft Auto IV is coming to... the iPhone. iPhone_GTA_02 The video hints that GTA IV's coming to the iPhone On a website called, you're shown a horizontally placed iPhone underneath the banner heading: "You have no idea …

More videogames for girls, demands psychologist

Videogames have long been associated with the development of visual-spatial skills in youngsters. But one researcher has warned that a lack of female-friendly titles could be putting girls at a disadvantage. In a recent study conducted by Michigan State University, Linda Jackson, a Professor of Psychology at MSU, confirmed the …
James Sherwood, 26 Mar 2009

Grand Theft Auto IV update spied in publisher's accounts

PlayStation 3 owners look away now, because Grand Theft Auto IV publisher, Take Two Interactive, has confirmed that a second download will be launched for the Xbox 360 this year. T2_GTAIV_second_download Take Two's financials: good news, for Xbox 360 gamers at least Stashed away inside Take Two's recently released Q1 …
James Sherwood, 12 Mar 2009

Grand Theft Auto IV add-in censors original game

Games developer Rockstar has designed a patch to fix a GTA IV content-censoring error that’s plagued some European gamers who installed the title’s first downloadable update, The Lost and Damned. According to posts on a number of online forums, downloading the update has caused some of the best bits of the original game to …
James Sherwood, 20 Feb 2009

First pics of GTA: The Lost and Damned released

Rockstar has released a series of teaser images to promote Grand Theft Auto IV’s upcoming downloadable add-on The Lost and Damned. GTA_IV_TLATD_03 Biker Johnny Klebitz is The Lost and Damned's main character The images will whet the appetite of any Xbox 360 gamer hungry for a fresh slice of virtual pillage and mayhem on …
James Sherwood, 21 Nov 2008

Xmas launch uncertain for GTA IV Xbox downloads

Xbox 360 gamers hoping to download a fresh slice of Grand Theft Auto IV action this Christmas could be disappointed. Game developer Rockstar is unsure if downloadable content (DLC) for the title will be released this year after all. GTA IV DLC is exclusive to the Xbox 360 and thought to consist of two chunks. Little’s known …
James Sherwood, 10 Nov 2008

Manhunt 2 to hit UK on Halloween

What better day to release the second most complained about game after Grand Theft Auto IV than 31 October, otherwise known as Halloween? Yes, games developer Rockstar has confirmed that Manhunt 2 will make its first (official) bloody appearance in the UK at the end of this month on the Wii, PlayStation Portable, PS2 and PC. …

Thailand bans GTA after video game style murder

A Thai video game distributor has stopped selling Grand Theft Auto, after a local teenager went on a self-confessed GTA style murder and robbery rampage. The 18-year old high school student, who’s now in custody, recently robbed a taxi driver and stole his car, but ended up stabbing the 54-year old driver to death when he …

Gov pulls plug on prison PlayStations

Blighty’s cons soon really will be doing hard time. Because the Prison Service has issued a directive banning 18 certificate videogames from prisons, and has also pledged to reform console use inside jails. By 30 September this year, prisons in England and Wales must remove all videogames with an 18 certificate. This’ll be bad …
James Sherwood, 25 Jul 2008

Grand Theft Auto coming to the DS

Campaigners against violent videogames may soon begin complaining that the Nintendo DS’ stylus could become a weapon. That’s because a Grand Theft Auto spin-off is being created for the handheld console. GTA: China Town Wars will be based in Liberty City, rather than just off London's Leicester Square, and is described as an " …
James Sherwood, 16 Jul 2008

UK games biz demands closer ties with academia

UK videogame industry leaders have demanded greater ties between business and academia to ensure that Britain's games developers remain globally competitive. But will any of them step forward to foster the relationship? At games industry conference the Westminster Media Forum, held in London this week, Mary Matthews, Strategy …
James Sherwood, 11 Jul 2008

Knife crime Definitely Maybe linked to games, claims Oasis man

Oasis’ guitarist Noel Gallagher has named violent videogames as one factor behind the spate of knife crimes affecting UK youth. Gallagher voiced his thoughts on videogame violence and its supposed link to knife crime while collecting a music award last week. According to a report by the BBC, he said: “People say [knife crime …

Few gamers claim Grand Theft Auto 'hot coffee' cash

$93,660 (£47,201/€59,631) can’t be much to the publisher of Grand Theft Auto. But that’s the paltry maximum amount it could've paid out so far over the infamous ‘hot coffee’ incident in GTA: San Andreas, simply because hardly anyone’s filed a claim. To refresh your memory, ‘hot coffee’ was the name given to a sequence within …
James Sherwood, 26 Jun 2008

Byron Review will create videogame delays, warns EA

If changes to the classification of videogames in the UK - as proposed by the Byron Review - get the go-ahead, then gamers will be forced to wait longer for titles to hit the shops, Electronic Arts has warned. In a report by, Keith Ramsdale, general manager for EA in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions, said …
James Sherwood, 26 Jun 2008

Shops caught out in underage videogame sales sting

Several High Street stores have been named and shamed for selling 18-rated videogames to a 15-year-old underage girl during an undercover operation by Harrow Trading Standards and consumer advocate Which?. The girl was enough pocket money to try to buy games from nine shops, including HMV, Debenhams, Currys Digital, Tesco and …
James Sherwood, 24 Jun 2008

UK game-development degrees not up to snuff, claims industry

The UK videogames industry is suffering because UK university courses aren’t equipping students with the right skills needed for the job, a gaming industry campaign group has warned. But it’s also partly the Wii’s fault, apparently. A campaign group called Games Up? – which is backed by several UK gaming firms - claims that …
James Sherwood, 24 Jun 2008

GTA IV website prompts outrage

Grand Theft Auto IV is once again at the centre of controversy. But this time people aren’t complaining that the game’s too violent, because they’re more concerned about the discovery of a so-called paedophile website. In the game, an internet café allows the player to access a child pageant website called …
James Sherwood, 23 Jun 2008

Sony confirms major PS3 firmware update features

It’s been rumoured that Sony’s set to overhaul the PlayStation 3 with a grand-scale firmware release in the near future, and now the electronics giant has gone on record and confirmed the juicy features gamers can expect. Eric Lempel, director of PlayStation network operations, recently wrote on the PS3 official blog that …
James Sherwood, 20 Jun 2008

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