Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is a 2008 open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North. It is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in 2004. As the first title in the series to be released for the seventh generation of video game consoles, Grand Theft Auto IV was highly anticipated preceding its release.

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Key events

17th December 2008

Rockstar patches GTA IV for PC

1st December 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV

17th September 2008

GTA IV DLC confirmed for autumn

27th April 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV

25th April 2008

GTA IV review on Sunday

24th January 2008

Fresh GTA IV details

6th December 2007

GTA IV trailer tonight

11th April 2007

GTA IV details leaked

27th September 2006

Exclusive 360 GTA IV episodes

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FeatureRockstar's history of America

What do Rockstar games tell us about American history?

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Popular GTA mod OpenIV receives cease and desist from Take-Two

UPDATE: Rockstar says it still supports single-player mods, is working on a solution.

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Digital FoundryGrand Theft Auto 4 runs faster on Xbox One

UPDATED: The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony also tested via backward compatibility.

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Former Rockstar North boss is suing Take-Two for $150m

UPDATE: Rockstar hits back, calls claims "downright bizarre".

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Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

UPDATE: BBC confirms plot, Daniel Radcliffe to star.

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Rockstar Games up to 80 per cent off in Humble Sale

Get the GTA Complete Package for £7, Bully for £2.

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Daniel Radcliffe in talks to play GTA producer Sam Houser

In BBC drama helmed by Black Mirror and Misfits director.

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Red Dead Redemption, GTA4 affected by GameSpy server shutdown

Rockstar saving some services, other titles retired.

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Digital FoundryInside Digital Foundry: What Grand Theft Auto 4 did for us

How the Rockstar classic shaped the way that we look at games.

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Microsoft finally lifts Windows Store 18-rated games ban

Windows 8 maker "expanding commitment" to gaming.

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As Grand Theft Auto game sales increase, Take-Two boss says annualised IP "eventually hits the wall"

Compares GTA to the James Bond series. Will avoid Call of Duty model.

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Gameplayed

This time, game plays YOU.

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Asura's Wrath Xbox Live demo available now

GTA sale, Gears 3 DLC coming next week.

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FeatureBowling for Liberty

From the archive: Why GTA4's Roman Bellic is one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

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Rockstar "only scratching the surface"

Houser sees more potential in open-world.

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Games bleeding into real life - study

Fantastical reactions to mundane situations.

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Grand Theft Auto hits headlines again

Killer planned "GTA-style massacre".

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Grand Theft Auto 4 ships 22 million

Did you buy or Niko copy?

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MS: Xbox exclusive games, DLC "critical"

Explains how it secures exclusive content.

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GTA riots link an "expected moral panic"

Media reports shift blame, say experts.

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Where's Grand Theft Auto 5?

We'll hear about unannounced titles soon.

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Take-Two registers Rockstar Films

For GTA, Red Dead Redemption movies?

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FeatureCheap This Week - 01/06/11

Battlefield! GTA! Broken Sword! AssBro!

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Are these Grand Theft Auto V domains?

"Boobstop", "pregnantandalone", etc.

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Original Grand Theft Auto design docs

A cop mode that required the map?

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FeatureThriving Core

Take-Two's sales figures suggest there's never been a better time to be a core gamer.

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T2: Grand Theft Auto IV sold 20 million

NBA 2K11, Borderlands 4 million.

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Grand Theft Auto V leak a "typo"

Is stuntman telling the truth?

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Take-Two won't annualise GTA, Red Dead

Threatens quality and burns out gamers.

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GTA IV: Complete Edition out this month

US retailers point to $40 bundle.

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Rockstar definitely researching Hollywood

Eurogamer source fuels GTA V rumour.

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Grand Theft Auto V set in Hollywood?

Report ignites the rumour bomb.

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Assassin's will be as big as GTA – Ubi

"In the not-too-distant future."

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Red Dead Redemption shipments hit 5 million

Plus: 17 million GTA IV discs now shifted.

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Was the GTAIV DLC a 12-month exclusive?

Stakeholders won't say, but it looks like it.

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Violent games: "buck stops with parents"

Reason prevails in BBC radio debate.

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GTA V to be announced before E3?

Analyst reckons suspension is building.

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Red Dead slips, GTAIV sells 15m units

LA Noire, Mafia II, Max Payne 3 updates.

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GTA IV is most expensive game ever

Top ten also includes APB, KZ2 and Halo 3.

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Iain Duncan Smith has a go at games

Singles out that pesky Grand Theft Auto.

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PC Lost and Damned Achievements seen

GTAIV DLC no longer 360 exclusive?

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GTAIV Gay Tony multiplayer shots

Parachutes, kill streaks, assisted murder.

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Houser says GTA film unlikely

Games too "complex" to be adapted.

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GTAIV double-episode disc to cost £34.99

October 29th date confirmed as worldwide.

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FeatureTake-Two's Ben Feder

The bossman on GTA, Agent, violence and art.

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Rockstar Twitter: GTAIV DLC news "soon"

But will it show up at E3?

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Rockstar quiet on GTAIV DLC rumour

E3 plans currently unconfirmed.

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Rockstar toying with karma for GTA?

Our survey says... it's just a survey.

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Grand Theft Auto IV ships 13 million units

But no word on Lost and Damned sales.

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GTA DLC "exceeds all mainstream media"

Rockstar gives self hefty pat on back.

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Rockstar quiet on GTA IV censorship

Blood disappearance just an accident?

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BAFTA game nominations revealed

COD4, Fable II, GTAIV, LBP top the bill.

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Mario Kart Wii tops global charts for 2008

Nintendo first-party games dominate.

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Houser: gaming is storytelling "infant"

"That gives us enormous pleasure."

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Grand Theft Auto IV PC patched again

Graphics tweaks, bug fixes, input changes.

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Take-Two retains Housers, coy on GTA V

Also thinking about M-rated Wii content.

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Rockstar patches GTA IV for PC

Tackles performance, input, stability.

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Rockstar XBL, PSN event this weekend

Multiplayer with staff, prizes on offer.

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Time reveals top 10 games of 2008

GTA IV best, Braid second, LBP third.

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UK charts: World at War still raging

Prince of Persia, Animal Crossing less so.

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Details of GTA IV PC patch emerge

Rockstar working to resolve problems.

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Rockstar working on GTA IV PC patch

"Small number of fans" having issues.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

It's finally PC. But not very PC, natch.

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Rockstar explains GTA IV's DRM

SecuROM included, but no install limit.

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GTA IV for PC has 32-player multi

In some modes, at any rate.

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Rockstar shows GTA IV editor tutorial

Some more movies, and how to make 'em.

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GTA IV was Aronofsky's moment of 2008

His brilliant film-brain likes games.

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Get a free copy of GTA: Vice City for PC

When you pre-order Grand Theft Auto IV.

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More from the GTA IV PC video editor

Burgatory and Comrades embedded.

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GTA IV DLC to be released in February

It'll star a member of biker gang The Lost.

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What you can do with GTA's vid editor

Embedded videos made with the game.

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DSi still topping the charts in Japan

LBP manages a second week in the top 10.

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Rockstar delays GTA: Chinatown Wars

GTA IV DLC may slip to 2009, too.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

You've Been Framed for murder.

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GTA IV DLC may not be out this year

Rockstar boss "not sure" about release date.

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GTA IV, LBP boost Japanese PS3 sales

But DSi launch dwarfs competition.

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GTA IV PS3 patched with Trophies

51 to gather as of this morning.

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GTA on Wii "didn't really feel natural"

Says Rockstar's Dan Houser.

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GTA IV DLC confirmed for autumn

Merry Christmas, says Microsoft.

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GTA IV ships over 10 million copies

Chinatown Wars out before Feb 09.

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GTA IV DLC on track for November

Secret source says it's all going to plan.

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GTA IV is biggest global seller of 2008

Three of top five exclusive to Wii.

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Parents more frightened of GTA than porn

But violent ones are better than sexy ones.

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GTA IV pulled from sale in Thailand

Following taxi driver's murder.

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New patches released for GTA IV

Available for 360 and PS3 versions.

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GTA IV has sold 8.5 million units

With 11 million shipped.

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GTA IV DLC for Xbox 360 delayed

Slips to Take-Two's fiscal Q1 2009.

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GTA IV celebrates fifth week on top

UK Charts: GRID at two, Wii Fit nowhere.

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360 outselling PS3 since GTA IV launch

Sony still ahead this year, says Chart-Track.

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GTA IV still top of the UK charts

Ahead of Age of Conan and Haze.

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Niko actor prepared for GTA "backlash"

But is "honoured to be a part of it now".

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Niko speaks out on voice actors' pay

Blames union for lack of GTA royalties.

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Charts: GTA IV and Wii Fit unstoppable

Full all-formats top 40 inside.

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DJ Green Lantern puts out GTA IV album

Music from and inspired by the game.

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Sony winning Euro GTA IV battle

There's no way you're bored of this yet.

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Broadband provider notes GTA IV boost

"Two busiest ever hours for [UK] gaming."

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GTA IV on 360 outsells PS3 in US 2-to-1

With more 360s sold, is the gap big enough?

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GTA IV tops 1 million sales in UK

Doing better on 360, it seems. Top 40 inside.

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Rockstar could function within EA - Houser

But are they "the kids in Lord of the Flies"?

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GTA IV Face-Off Frame-Rates and FAQ

More on the measurements.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto IV: PS3 vs. Xbox 360 Special

Including high-def video split down the centre.

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Microsoft claims GTA victory in US, too

"More than 60 percent" of sales were 360.

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Take-Two boss denies GTA IV has glitches

As Rockstar confirms and releases PS3 patch.

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Microsoft claims GTA IV victory

"Gamers prefer the Xbox 360 version."

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GTA IV PS3 patch due today

Fixing multiplayer and "hopefully" crashes.

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UK charts: GTA IV steals number one spot

Viva Piñata back. Full top 40 inside.

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GTA IV sales hit 926,000 in five days

Xbox 360 version more popular.

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2 million GTA IV Achievements in a day

Totalling over 15 million Gamerpoints.

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Take-Two sues over pulled GTA IV ads

Chicago Transit Authority slapped with suit.

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'F*** casual gaming,' says Rockstar boss

But Houser thinks the Wii is "fantastic".

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GTA2 site not counting to re-release

Just an old bug. Very old.

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Obama speaks out on GTA IV

Think of the children.

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GTA 2 available for download this month?

Mysterious website starts rumours.

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GTA IV boosts PS3 sales in US

But how much by, exactly?

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Grand Theft Auto IV Multiplayer

Load up on guns and kill your friends.

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GTA IV: Most expensive game ever made?

Producer estimates it cost USD 100m.

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Drunk-driving group cross with GTA IV

It is "not a game and it is not a joke".

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GTA IV sales hit 600k on day one

All sorts of records broken in the UK.

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Paddy Power taking bets on GTA success

Bet on this sick filth now.

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UK Gov should celebrate GTA - Kingsley

Rebellion boss tells off Select Committee.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto IV Gameplay Video Roundup

Lots of direct-feed of our favourite bits.

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Rockstar gives GTA PS3 advice

To prevent 60GB model freezing.

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GTA IV Social Club launches

Keep track of crime stats.

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What we know about GTA IV DLC

As Microsoft goes into PR overdrive.

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GTA IV smashes records at Play.com

More than 80 orders a minute taken.

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Brighton goes bonkers for GTA IV

Hundreds litter the street.

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PS3 GTA IV almost certainly 630p

But not necessarily inferior.

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GTA helped industry stand up for itself

So says Insomniac Games' Ted Price.

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GTA IV cheat codes in the wild

Spoil it for yourself.

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No new XBLA game due to GTA IV

Which is out today, apparently!

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Brighton GTA IV launch photos

They're so happy! Mostly.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Finding Niko.

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Analysts: PS3 will win GTA battle

Will sell twice as many Sony consoles.

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GTA IV review on Sunday

Since you're probably wondering.

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Sony unveils GTA IV PS3 bundle

Console, pad, game for GBP 320.

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Mad convict files suit against Rockstar

Wants restraining order on GTA games.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto IV's Aaron Garbut: Part 2

More from Rockstar's art director.

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GTA development very organic, says dev

This "does lead to more difficulties".

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Why Rockstar chooses fun over realism

GTA IV art director on building cities.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto IV's Aaron Garbut: Part 1

Rockstar's art director on how GTA is made.

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GTA IV being shipped out now

Will shopkeepers stick to the 29th?

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Rockstar Social Club sign-ups live

Including GTA portrait sweepstake.

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New GTA IV telly ad now showing

Xbox boss jumping up and down.

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Gervais to make jokes in GTA IV

He wrote fresh material for it.

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Mercs 2 dev admits "huge debt" to GTA

But sees Rockstar as "friendly competitors".

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GTA IV to sell 6 million copies

And make USD 400m in one week.

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"Leaked" GTA IV intro movie is fake

The real one puts it to shame.

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GTA IV Team and Race MP modes detailed

Co-op and competitive stuff soon.

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Rockstar wants 18 rating in Australia

But cuts won't drastically affect game.

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Karl Lagerfeld to play DJ in GTA IV

He's up for political incorrectness.

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Retail to struggle with GTA IV demand

Shortage warnings appear.

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Rockstar details GTA IV multiplayer

Cops 'n' Crooks, Hangman's Noose, more.

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GTA IV console bundle coming?

Sony declines to comment.

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GTA IV gets cut for Australia

Will carry a warning and everything.

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Naughty stuff in GTA IV detailed

So don't look if you want a surprise.

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Sony dismisses exclusive GTA 360 content

Reckons most people won't bother.

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GTA is about looking lived in - Houser

R* boss upset at graphical critique.

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GTA IV website to track player stats

Plus: download music from the soundtrack.

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New GTA IV trailer coming tonight

It'll be here at around 10pm.

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Grand Theft Auto IV - Multiplayer

There's going to be murder.

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Order GTA IV, get 1000 MS Points

Plus vouchers if you buy from HMV.

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GTA IV to have 15 multiplayer modes?

Plus: new trailer coming this month.

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New Grand Theft Auto IV screens

Featuring a train and an explosion.

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Houser talks up GTA IV episodes

A "full-on adventure".

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GTA IV DLC in 2008 and 2009?

Fiscal 2009 anyway.

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GTA MMO is "highly doable" - R*

Bossman reckons it's the Holy Grail.

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Collaboration with Jack Thompson "impossible", says EA

Declines offer of help with Take-Two deal.

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Free MS Points for GTA pre-order

Should help with that DLC.

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Take Two willing to negotiate with EA

But only after GTA IV comes out.

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GTA IV 360 episodes in "fall"

"Starting" then, says MS keynote man.

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NaturalMotion explains GTA boozing

It's "really the way forward". Hic.

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GTA online multiplayer exclusive to 360?

Xbox boss Don Mattrick says things.

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Fresh footage of GTA IV

Not about races, just places, faces.

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Rockstar dismisses GTA movie rumours

Eminem not to star after all.

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Grand Theft Auto IV dated

Simultaneous worldwide.

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Fresh GTA IV details

Get drunk with your friends.

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Take-Two pre-emptively gags Thompson

Legal shoe on other foot.

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R* denies GTA IV content claim

Says it's just bit number two.

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New Grand Theft Auto IV trailer

Move up, ladies. Apparently.

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GTA IV trailer tonight

But screenshots now.

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Fresh GTA IV clip next week

Internet goes bananas.

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FeatureGrand Theft Auto IV: The Story So Far

We look at what we know, and what it might mean.

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GTA IV date still what it was

Between Feb and end of April.

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GTA IV date up in the air

Christmas not crucial, says T2.

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Bushnell does like some games

Not a Halo 3 or GTA fan, though.

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Thompson "threatened" by GTA

Lawyer-killing mission targeted.

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GTA IV delay is PS3's fault

Leading analyst points finger.

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GTA IV delayed

And call off Christmas.

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GTA IV better on 360 - Rockstar

More complete experience.

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Feature360: 2007's Most Wanted

What will you be getting for Christmas?

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E3: Take-Two demos GTA IV

But keeps quiet about you-know-2.

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Grand Theft Auto IV: New Trailer

On Eurogamer TV: Searching for that special someone.

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GTA IV trailer on Xbox Thursday

6pm BST, with pics and theme.

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GTA IV Special Edition pics

Quite the duffel bag.

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Take-Two reconfirms GTA date

Promises new trailer this month.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Single-player and multiplayer.

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Analyst predicts GTA IV delay

What with Halo 3 and that.

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GTA IV to get special edition

Exclusive soundtrack inside.

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GTA IV takes flight

Helicopters and other info.

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GTA IV details leaked

It isn't an MMORPG.

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New York grumbles about GTA

Crime? Here? Nonsense!

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Rockstar quiet on GTA details

Can't say a dickie-bird.

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GTA IV trailer on EGTV now!

Set in New York, see for yourself!

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GTA IV trailer this month

Next-gen peek-a-boo.

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Thompson lobbies Bill Gates

To avoid sales of GTA to minors.

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Exclusive 360 GTA IV episodes

Due out after Oct 2007 release.

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GTA IV screenshot a hoax

Rockstar confirms.

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GTA IV to use RAGE engine?

You know, the Table Tennis one.

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GTA4 for PS3 and X360

Simultaneously.