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  1. Video Game Sales Hit Four-Year Low in May

    June 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT NEW YORK - The video game industry in May hit its lowest monthly U.S. retail revenue from physical product since Oct. 2006. Total games sales of $743.1 million, including hardware, software and accessories, compared with $866.8 million in the year ...

  2. Take-Two Extends Rockstar Games Contract Amidst Weaker Earnings Report

    May 25, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software on Tuesday reported a wider quarterly loss and said it has extended its employment agreements with key members of the creative team of publishing label Rockstar Games, which is responsible for its Gra ...

  3. Video From E3: Most Anticipated Games Unveiled

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 exhibitors crammed into the E3 expo in Los Angeles on day two to show off their videogame wares. Billboard correspondent Alan Frutkin features some of the most anticipated titles including "Assassin's Creed II," " ...

  4. 'Grand Theft' Pack To Offer iTunes Tagging

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST When the new "Grand Theft Auto IV" downloadable expansion pack is released next week, called "The Lost & The Damned," fans will be able to tag songs in the soundtrack to purchase from iTunes. This marks a shift in strategy ...

  5. Game Music Titles Spark Record Sales Year

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four major video game franchise titles with music tie-ins sparked a record year for US video and computer game software, representing more than 5% of the total 297.6 million units sold in 2008, according to the NPD Group that tracks sales at retai ...

  6. Plugged & UnPlugged: MSN Music, Would-Be Game Censors

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged Cited largely as further proof of how "evil" DRM is, Microsoft this summer will stop authorizing digital music files purchased from the old MSN Music service . Customers will have until the end of August to select which device th ...

  7. Early 'Grand Theft' Predictions: $400 Million

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The April 29 release of the much-anticipated "Grand Theft Auto IV" could beat out "Halo 3" as the best-selling videogame of all time. Early predictions peg first week sales at around $400 million , to Halo 3's $300 million ...

  8. 'Grand Theft Auto' Links With Amazon

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame "Grand Theft Auto IV," allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game's soundtrack. The game features a soundtra ...

  9. Grand Theft Auto IV Videogame Delayed

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software has delayed the released of the much anticipated "Grand Theft Auto IV" videogame until sometime next year. GTA IV was considered one of the most anticipated games coming out in the fourth quarter and is know ...

  10. Florida Bill Aims To Curb Violent Videogame Sales

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors, an aide to the lawmaker said Oct. 27. (Reuters) -- A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of ...

  11. Rockstar Nabs 'Driver,' Enters Film Distribution

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar Games, the game publisher best known for its controversial and best-selling "Grand Theft Auto" franchise, has entered the film business with a new R-rated documentary, "Sunday Driver." (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rocks ...

  12. 'Grand Theft Auto' Defense Fails In Murder Trial

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 20-year-old whose lawyers claimed the videogame "Grand Theft Auto" and childhood abuse caused him to kill three small-town police officers was convicted Aug. 9 of capital murder. FAYETTE, Ala. (AP) -- A 20-year-old whose lawyers claime ...

  13. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  14. Senators Fight Sex Appearing In 'GTA' Game

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senators are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hol ...

  15. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  16. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  17. Behind the Deal: An Interview with David Israelite, Intellectual Property Task Force Chairman

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 launched the Intellectual Property Task Force to examine enforcement and explore ways to further protect copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets. The U.S. Department of Justice in March 2004 l ...

  18. Rockstar, Interscope Team-Up On 'GTA' Soundtrack

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar Games and Interscope Records have entered into a joint venture for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." The four previous titles in the series Rockstar Games and Interscope Records ...