Grand Theft Auto: Vice City News

Rockstar is no stranger to frivolous lawsuits. Celebrities have over the years come out of the woodwork to sue the video game maker for its characters, which in some cases are parodies of real life celebrities. Who can forget the time Lindsey Lohan sued Rockstar for allegedly using her likeness in Grand Theft Auto 5? (That suit was dismissed by a judge, by the way.)

Michael Jackson tune trouble halts GTA: Vice City PC sales

Michael Jackson tune trouble halts GTA: Vice City PC sales

Sony Music wanna be startin' something.

Digital sales of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City have been halted due to a music licensing dispute. The game is no longer on Steam, for example.

GTA developer Rockstar confirmed the move in a post on the Steam forum.

"Due to some music licensing issues, we've had to temporarily remove Vice City PC from digital stores," a Rockstar spokesperson said. "We'll make it available again as soon as possible."

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GTA V to be announced before E3?

GTA V to be announced before E3?

Analyst reckons suspension is building.

Games industry analyst Mike Hickey has said a Grand Theft Auto V announcement may be on the way - and that it could be made before E3 kicks off in June.

"There is building suspension for a pre-E3 GTA V announcement," he said, as reported by Industrygamers. "Although we expect nothing from Rockstar at this year’s official E3 event."

Rockstar is more likely to hold a separate press event and make the announcement independent of any publisher conferences, apparently. That's because GTA V really is kind of a big deal.

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Mad convict files suit against Rockstar

Wants restraining order on GTA games.

Bonkers convict Jonathan Lee Riches has filed for a temporary restraining order against Take-Two, Rockstar, and the "newest Grand Theft Auto games", claiming inmates who played the titles will knock him out and steal his "gold Jesus cross".

Rockstar dismisses GTA movie rumours

Eminem not to star after all.

Rockstar has denied reports it almost gave the go-ahead to a Grand Theft Auto film last year, saying the company is "not interested" in bringing the series to the big screen.

Take-Two secures GTA talent

For $25 million!

Confirming the troubled publisher's heavy reliance on its controversial Grand Theft Auto series, Take-Two's latest 10-Q filing includes mention of a three-year, USD 25 million deal to secure and safeguard the creative team behind its flagship franchise.

GTA lawsuit can go ahead

Says judge. Thompson happy.

An Alabama judge has denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against Take-Two by the families of two police officers and a dispatcher killed by a Grand Theft Auto-playing teenager.

Warren Spector slams GTA

And lazy devs in general.

Warren Spector, the former studio head of Ion Storm Austin and the brains behind Deus Ex, has slammed game developers for relying on tried and tested formulas instead of coming up with new ideas.

GTA blamed for cop murders

But jury doesn't buy it.

The controversy surrounding Grand Theft Auto continued to rumble on yesterday, following the murder conviction of 20-year old Devin Moore in the U.S.