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Take-Two's Feder: Chinatown Wars Accrued Half Of All M-Rated DS Sales
Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars isn't just a rare example of an M-rated game on a Nintendo portable -- it's responsible for almost half of that segment's sales, according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder.
04.05.10 | News | Chris Remo | 13 Number of Comments 
Rockstar Makes Major Read Dead Redemption Ad Push
Rockstar Games says it's spending more money than ever from its pre-launch TV budget to push its upcoming Red Dead Redemption, which it calls "our most ambitious game to date and our biggest UK release this year."
04.04.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 5 Number of Comments 
Denki Lays Off Workers As Quarrel Fails To Find 'Right' Publisher
Denki Games is undergoing "major restructuring" as its word game, Quarrel, originally announced for Xbox Live Arcade, has failed "to find the right publishing partner."
04.04.10 | News | Kris Graft | 7 Number of Comments 
Analysis: The Complexity Of Violence In Grand Theft Auto
In this column, writer Andrew Vanden Bossche examines GTA: Vice City, discussing how abstraction, not realism, makes its gleeful violence simultaneously less disturbing and more effective.
03.28.10 | News | Andrew Vanden Bossche | 4 Number of Comments 
Inside the Sausage Factory: The Art of IP Development
Ex-EA DICE man Marcus Andrews gives a peek into the IP development process, offering cultural observations and process-oriented suggestions about how to drive at finding the next big thing -- when finding the next big thing is your job.
03.24.10 | Feature | Marcus Andrews | 31 Number of Comments 
Batman, Uncharted 2 Win Big At BAFTA Games Awards
Batman: Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves won big at this year's British Academy Video Games Awards, with Batman taking highest honors and Uncharted 2 racking up the most wins.
03.21.10 | News | Chris Remo | 1 Number of Comments 
Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs, Week Of March 19
In this round-up, Gamasutra highlights some of the notable jobs posted in its industry-leading game jobs section this week, including positions from SCEA Santa Monica, WB Games and more.
03.18.10 | News | Staff |  
Saling The World: God of War III, Pokemon Lead U.S. Software Sales
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find God of War III leading console software sales in the United States, while Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver head the portable sales rankings.
03.18.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs, Week Of March 5
In this round-up, Gamasutra highlights some of the notable jobs posted in its industry-leading game jobs section this week, including positions from Sledgehammer Games, Crystal Dynamics and more.
03.04.10 | News | Staff |  
L.A. Noire Debuts New Animation Capture Solution From Depth Analysis
Sydney-based Depth Analysis has revealed MotionScan, a new system for 3D motion capture designed for the film and video game industries, currently used in Rockstar and Team Bondi's L.A. Noire.
03.03.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 2 Number of Comments 
Analysis: Infinity Ward's Double-Edged Sword?
This week's standoff between Activision and Infinity Ward reveals that the contracts studios sometimes earn as "rewards" for developing hit franchises can be double-edged swords. Gamasutra sources discuss the situation.
03.01.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 36 Number of Comments 
In-Depth: We Make Characters That Look Like Us?
In a panel on racial identity in games at the recent DICE Summit, panelists claimed that developers make characters that look like them -- and are often unwilling to move outside of their own racial box.
02.25.10 | News | Brandon Sheffield | 25 Number of Comments 
Uncharted 2 Leads Action-Centric BAFTA Game Award Nominations
Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves led the UK-based BAFTA awards with nine nominations, followed by Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on an action-friendly list.
02.15.10 | News | Kris Graft |  
Rockstar Leeds Developers Form iPhone Studio
Senior devs Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar have left Rockstar Leeds to start their own independent studio, Double 11, to focus on smaller projects, like iPhone games.
02.15.10 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Saling The World: BioShock 2 Heads Xbox 360 Charts in U.S. and UK
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find 2K's BioShock 2 leading Xbox 360 platform sales in North America and Europe, while Just Dance continues to dominate on the Wii.
02.11.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Top-Grossing iPhone Apps: Riddim Ribbon Beats Doodle Jump
Apple's U.S. iPhone game charts by revenue see Tapulous' Riddim Ribbon surpass Doodle Jump in its debut week, as Assassin's Creed II rivals Chinatown Wars in daily sales.
02.08.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Best of FingerGaming: From Vanquish to Assassin's Creed II
Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable games platform -- this time covering notable debuts like Vanquish, Assassin's Creed II: D
02.07.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Saling The World: Just Dance Leads Multiplatform Sales in U.S. and UK
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Ubisoft's Just Dance at the top of the multiplatform charts in North America and Europe, as Dragon Quest VI and God Eater head weekly sales in Japan.
02.04.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Formerly-Exclusive L.A. Noire, The Grinder Go Multiplatform
Two platform exclusives are exclusive no longer, with Team Bondi's L.A. Noire coming to Xbox 360 as well as PS3, and High Voltage's The Grinder adding Xbox 360, PS3, and PC to its original Wii target.
02.04.10 | News | Chris Remo | 3 Number of Comments 
Top-Grossing iPhone Apps: Rock Band Overtakes Chinatown Wars
Apple's latest U.S. iPhone game charts by revenue see EA's Rock Band surpass former sales leader Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, as Spore Creatures and X Games Snowcross make impressive debuts.
02.02.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
THQ: New Red Faction Coming Fiscal 2011, Saints Row Fiscal 2012
THQ expects developer Volition to release a new Red Faction game by March 2011, and a new Saints Row game within the following year, reversing previous release plans for the two franchises.
02.02.10 | News | Chris Remo | 5 Number of Comments 
Best of FingerGaming: From GodFinger to iPad
Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's portable games platform -- this time covering ngmoco's upcoming life sim GodFinger and the debut of the Apple
02.01.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Deep Silver Closes Vienna Studio
Developer Deep Silver Vienna (Cursed Mountain) has been shut down and its 20 Austrian employees let go as its parent company, Koch Media, consolidates its operations in Munich.
01.31.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 3 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Mass Effect 2 Leads Domestic Multiplatform Sales
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find BioWare's Mass Effect 2 heading software sales across all platforms in North America, as End of Eternity overtakes Final Fantasy XIII in Japan.
01.28.10 | News | Danny Cowan | 1 Number of Comments 
GTA: Episodes From Liberty City Confirmed For PS3, PC
Take-Two division Rockstar has announced that the previously Xbox 360-exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV episodes will debut on PlayStation 3 and PC -- as both standalone digital downloads and retail compilations -- on March 30.
01.28.10 | News | Staff | 4 Number of Comments 

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