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Midnight Club: LA races into South Central in early '09

Rockstar construction crews are hard at work laying down pavement for those already bored with Midnight Club's LA streets. The developer confirmed that it will release a "South Central Upgrade Map" for free next year, adding numerous LA landmarks and a new area equivalent to about a third of...

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Industry execs foresee bright holiday despite dim economy

Oh economy, quit being such a wet blanket. You don't see video game publishers crying as they dip into their retirement accounts, do you? No sir. At least not according to Reuters, which reports the industry expects strong game sales through the remainder of this year and into 2009 in spite of the...

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EA, Take-Two take buyout talks behind closed doors

The ongoing drama of who's eating who between mega publishers Electronic Arts and Take-Two has finally been taken behind the curtain, where it should have been all along. After coming to some measure of understanding, the companies have jointly signed a confidentiality agreement, agreeing not to...

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Take-Two: 'Portfolio balancing' drove GTA IV DLC delay, partnerships possible

In the same conference call that gave us this head scratcher, Take-Two reps tap danced over a number of other issues, including their official reason for delaying GTA IV's hotly anticipated DLC, as well as any potential partnerships that may be lurking on the horizon. Regarding the company's...

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PS3 BioShock getting 'as-yet-unannounced' bits

While BioShock's October release on the PlayStation 3 may bring visual parity with versions already available, news from the official PlayStation blog teases that the upcoming descent into Rapture may come with a few unexpected surprises. According to 2K Marin exec Alyssa Finley, the game is...

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BioShock 'pimp supreme' Ken Levine to keynote PAX 2008

With just a handful of months to go before the annual Penny Arcade Expo opens its doors again, you may be wondering who will be taking to the stage to the deliver the August event's keynote address. Organizers have announced that the opening speech will be given by none other than 2K Boston...

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Take-Two sues Chicago Transit for pulling GTA IV ads

Take-Two has sued the Chicago Transit Authority for violating its free speech and contractual rights after the authority pulled ads for Grand Theft Auto IV on the transit system without explanation. Reuters reports that Take-Two accuses the CTA of violating the contract for the $300,000 ad...

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Poll: For which platform are you buying Grand Theft Auto IV?

In case you've been living under a very large rock surrounded by an even larger rock structure, Grand Theft Auto IV is expected to come out at the end of the month. (Barring any accurate Pachter predictions, of course). We're conducting a network-wide poll with our friends at X3F and PS3 Fanboy to...

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Family Album: Take-Two Interactive

It's a well documented fact that Electronic Arts has eagerly desired to acquire Take-Two Interactive for some time now. Our comrades over at Joystiq have been thinking deeply about the implications of such a merger -- if such a merger were to happen. Delving further into this, they examine...

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Pachter: Take-Two's rejection of EA offer a mistake

Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter jumped right on Take-Two's dismissal of EA's buyout offer and says it was "ill advised." GameDaily reprints Pachter's analysis in which he goes point by point over how, in his opinion, Take-Two's board screwed up. He believes the company was...

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