262w ago - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV for the PC is now available for purchase at retail outlets nationwide and for digital download on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com).
Press Release: Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto IV for the PC Now Available In Stores and for Digital Download
"We are very proud to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV for the PC," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "We have taken our time to ensure this version of the game is not just a quick port, but a perfectly tailored experience for the PC. We hope the PC gaming community appreciates all of the innovative features in the game. Grand Theft Auto began on the PC and we have tried very hard to ensure this version was worthy of that heritage."
Developed by Rockstar Toronto in conjunction with series creator Rockstar North, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV offers a wealth of new features, including 32-player multiplayer modes - expanded from 16 on the console versions of the game; a deep, sophisticated and easy-to-use video editor tool to capture and edit in-game footage; stunning, high-resolution graphics; and the all-new Independence FM radio station that allows players to add their own songs for...
306w ago - The developer of controversial video game Manhunt 2 has failed in its latest attempt to release the game in the UK.
A high court judge ruled that the Rockstar Games' title must be re-evaluated by an appeals committee.
The violent game was first banned in June 2007 and has since been subject to numerous reviews and court cases.
Developer Rockstar Games said it did not understand the decision to spend public money repeating a certification process it had already passed.
The latest court case is the result of a ruling in December 2007 that allowed British censors to fight a decision by the Video Appeals Committee (VAC), which said the game could be classified and released.
The British Board of Film Classification's successfully argued that the game had been approved for release on a misinterpretation of the law.
The latest ruling means that the VAC must now re-evaluate the game under new guidelines.
But the game's developers believe the move is expensive and unnecessary.
"We believe the Video Appeals Committee decision was correct and do not understand the court's decision to expend further public resources to censor a game that contains content well within the bounds established by the British Board of Film Classification's 18-plus...