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Saling The World: DS Guitar Hero, FF Tactics Top U.S. Portable Charts
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled real-time charts find Guitar Hero: On Tour topping Nintendo DS sales in its first week of North American release, while Nintendo's first party music game Daigasso! Band Brothers DX leads por
06.26.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Hedge Fund Takes 5 Percent Stake In Take-Two
Hedge fund SAC Capital has revealed that the firm has acquired a 5.3 percent stake in the common stock of Rockstar Games owner Take-Two Interactive - but the $107.6 million deal is reportedly not an attempt to influence control of the publisher.
06.25.08 | News | David Jenkins | 1 Number of Comments 
Lawyers Disappointed by Hot Coffee Lawsuit Response
Lawyers seeking to claim against Take-Two over the ?Hot Coffee? scandal from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas have described themselves as ?shocked? by the lack of the response from consumers claiming to have been offended by the sex scenes.
06.24.08 | News | David Jenkins | 11 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Metal Gear Solid 4, Mario Kart Wii Top U.S. Charts
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled real-time charts find Mario Kart Wii competing head-to-head with Metal Gear Solid 4 in North American multiplatform sales, while Spore Creature Creator leads the PC charts in its firs
06.19.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Robertson: Does The Industry Need More Self-Awareness?
Odyssey creator Ralph Baer opened the ongoing Dutch Festival of Games, but it was former Edge editor and consultant Margaret Robertson who took a critical look at forty years of games, asking just why the game biz is "an industry that?s amazingly ignoran
06.19.08 | News | N. Evan Van Zelfden | 5 Number of Comments 
Solid Start For Metal Gear In UK Charts
Metal Gear Solid 4 has become the second fastest selling PS3 game of all time in the UK, as the game debuts at the number one spot - followed by Father?s Day success for Brain Training and a strong second week for Lego Indiana Jones.
06.16.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
EA Postpones Take-Two Offer Deadline Again
Following a recent deadline extension for its Take-Two acquisition offer to accommodate an information request from the Federal Trade Commission, Electronic Arts has again postponed
06.16.08 | News | Eric Caoili | 2 Number of Comments 
Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Spin Latest NPD Sales Figures
Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have weighed in on this month's NPD sales figures for the U.S. and, unsurprisingly, all three would have you believe their platforms are the toast of t
06.12.08 | News | Chris Remo |  
Saling The World: MGS4 Outsells Worldwide Competition In Debut Week
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled real-time charts find Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4 leading worldwide PS3 software sales, while Lego Indiana Jones continues to do brisk multiplatform business in its second week of release.
06.12.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Lego Indy Supplants Grand Theft Auto IV In UK Charts
Fortune and glory greets LucasArts' Lego Indiana Jones on its debut in the UK, as the multiformat release knocks Grand Theft Auto IV off the top of the combined and individual sales charts - led by the Wii version, with three other SKUs in t
06.09.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
Report Suggests Ubisoft Interest In Take-Two
A report from business website Forbes has suggested that French-headquartered publisher and developer Ubisoft may be interested in acquiring or merging with Rockstar Games owners Take-Two Interactive, despite ongoing attempts at a hostile takeover from El
06.09.08 | News | David Jenkins | 1 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Lego Indiana Jones Sees Warm Worldwide Reception
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled real-time charts see the release of LucasArts and TT Games' Lego Indiana Jones making early sales waves across multiple platforms - both in the U.S. and the UK - charts within.
06.05.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Develop 2008 Awards Finalists Revealed
Organizers of the 2008 Develop Conference & Expo in the UK have announced the finalists for its accompanying Develop Industry Excellence Awards, with nominations led by Rockstar Games and Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword) with five nominations each.
06.04.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
GTA: SA, Guitar Hero 3 Top NPD Best Sellers List
Sales tracking group NPD has released a tally of the ten "all-time" highest-selling home console games in North America, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Guitar Hero 3 topping the list - full numbers, countdown within.
06.04.08 | News | Eric Caoili |  
Take-Two: GTA IV DLC Slips To FY09, BioShock Movie To Release With BioShock 3?
In an investor call following the release of positive Q2 results, Take-Two execs said that Grand Theft Auto IV's Xbox 360 DLC had been moved to Q1 of fiscal 2009, mentioned '
06.04.08 | News | Brandon Boyer | 1 Number of Comments 
Opinion: Is Gameplay As Narrative The Answer?
In this impassioned opinion piece, movie and game writer Justin Marks (Street Fighter: Legend Of Chun-Li, several unannounced game projects) looks at the interplay of story and gameplay in today's AAA games, suggesting that artfully story-entwined gamepla
06.02.08 | News | Justin Marks | 22 Number of Comments 
GTA IV Retains Top Spot In UK Charts
After five weeks on sale, Grand Theft Auto IV has shown the first signs of weakness at the top of the UK sales charts, with the Xbox 360 version still at number one but the PS3 version down two places, as Codemasters? GRID enters the charts.
06.02.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
GameFly: Ninja Gaiden 2, GRID Hold Top Slots
In the latest weekly top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, Team Ninja's Xbox 360 exclusive Ninja Gaiden II and Codemasters' racer GRID held on to their respective two spots, in a week that saw no changes to the all-platfor
06.01.08 | News | Brandon Boyer |  
Saling The World: Age of Conan, Mass Effect Lead U.S. PC Charts
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled real-time charts see a slow sales climb for Wii Fit in North America as aftermarket prices hit $160, while Age of Conan and Mass Effect top regional PC game sales.
05.29.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Q&A: Demiurge On Giving PC Gamers More Control With Mass Effect
With BioWare's critical and commercial hit RPG Mass Effect now released on the PC following its Xbox 360 debut, Gamasutra talks with Al Reed, studio director of Cambridge, Massachusetts based independent studio Demiurge on making Mass Effect
05.28.08 | News | Alistair Wallis |  
THQ’s Saints Row 2 Gets Two Month Delay
Publisher THQ has announced that the release of key Xbox 360 and PS3 title Saints Row 2 has been delayed by two months due to ?product quality and marketing considerations?. Despite the delay, the company?s full year financial outlook is not affect
05.28.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
Conan And Haze Fail To Topple GTA IV In UK Charts
Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV has remained at the top of the UK sales charts for the fourth week in a row, despite strong new entries from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures on PC, Haze on PlayStation 3 and Rock Band on X
05.27.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
Opinion: 'PR’s Dirty Little Game With 11th Hour Reviews'
In a sharply worded opinion piece, British journalist and producer Simon Parkin discusses how limited access to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV may have affected its initial reception by the press - suggesting that withholding pre-release versions
05.26.08 | News | Simon Parkin | 11 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: NaturalMotion, Nvidia To Integrate Morpheme, PhysX
With Nvidia and NaturalMotion set to announce a partnership that will integrate the PhysX physics engine with NaturalMotion's Morpheme animation engine, Gamasutra talks with NaturalMotion CEO Torsten Reil to learn what the relationship will mean to develo
05.26.08 | News | Christian Nutt |  
GameFly: Ninja Gaiden 2, GRID Retain Top Slots
In this week's GameFly charts tracking demand for game rentals, there is little change - consumer continue waiting for next week's release, such as Ninja Gaiden 2, GRID, and The Bourne Conspiracy, as GTA4 drops two slots.
05.26.08 | News | Chris Remo |  

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