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Grand Theft Auto Makers Sue BBC Over Drama

The makers of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) are suing the BBC over an upcoming drama based on the development of the popular video g…

  • Grand Theft Auto makers suing the BBC
    Grand Theft Auto makers suing the BBC Thu, May 21, 2015

    The drama Game Changer, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is being filmed, without any input from Rockstar. More »

  • Video gamers 'risk mental illness'
    Video gamers 'risk mental illness' Wed, May 20, 2015

    People who spend a long time playing video games could be at greater risk of developing mental disorders such as Alzheimer's, new research suggests. More »

  • 'Mad Max' director Miller hints more films possible
    'Mad Max' director Miller hints more films possible Thu, May 14, 2015

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director George Miller has come close to confirming there could be more to come in his "Mad Max" franchise, saying he has additional storylines kicking around in his head after completing "Mad Max: Fury Road". Asked if the expected huge U.S. opening this weekend of the fourth instalment in the saga meant the series would continue, Miller said it was like asking a woman who had just had a painful birth when she planned to have another baby. Yes, so that's the answer I can give at this moment now -- I've just come out of labour." Miller, 70, had a huge hit with the original trio of "Mad Max" films, the first of which came out in 1979, starring fellow Australian Mel Gibson as the road warrior of the title battling for survival in a dystopian future. In the reboot, which was years in the planning and making, Tom Hardy plays Max, supplanting Gibson who, according to trade reports, was deemed to be too old for the role. More »

  • 'Minecraft' Most Streamed Video Game in YouTube's History
    'Minecraft' Most Streamed Video Game in YouTube's History Wed, May 13, 2015

    The video streaming service announced Wednesday that content featuring the virtual brick-building video game has been watched more than any other interactive title in the 10 years since YouTube launched. ... More »

  • Oculus Rift headset on sale in 2016
    Oculus Rift headset on sale in 2016 Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go on sale to consumers for the first time next year. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Daniel Radcliffe will play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a one-off BBC …
    Daniel Radcliffe will play the creator of Grand Theft Auto in a one-off BBC … Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The actor will appear in the BBC Two drama which has a working title of Game Changer. More »

  • Radcliffe stars in Grand Theft show
    Radcliffe stars in Grand Theft show Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is to star in a new drama about hit computer game Grand Theft Auto. More »

  • Singer Twin Shadow in serious accident
    Singer Twin Shadow in serious accident Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The singer and producer Twin Shadow on Monday called off a month of shows after a tour bus accident left two people seriously injured. More »

  • HMV Tops Physical Music Sale Charts Once More
    HMV Tops Physical Music Sale Charts Once More Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    HMV has overtaken Amazon in sales of physical records and CDs for the first time since September 2013. The music and gaming retailer, which collapsed in January 2013 and was later bought out of administration , had higher sales of such items than any other UK retailer during the latest 12 -eek period, according to industry figures published by Kantar Worldpanel. Specialist video games stores also won higher market share, although Amazon saw the strongest growth overall among the major retailers. Sales increased by £9.8m, moving it ahead of Amazon for the first time since January 2013. More »

  • GTA 5 is just a stupid game, PC or not
    GTA 5 is just a stupid game, PC or not Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Using the video editor mode available in the recent PC release of Grand Theft Auto V, PC Gamer recently captured and posted this video of Franklin, one of the game's characters, kicking a cat to death. It professes to be punkish, rebellious and attacking of "the system" but ultimately attacks women, gay people and people of colour – like a man stomping a cat to death, Grand Theft Auto V uses its might to kick down at people whom society has already made vulnerable. There are constructive criticisms I could level at Grand Theft Auto V. I could say that Michael and Trevor's relationship never goes anywhere – they shout at each other when they first meet, shout at each other throughout the game, and shout at each other in the end. More »

  • Daniel Radcliffe races into Grand Theft Auto film?
    Daniel Radcliffe races into Grand Theft Auto film? Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The former Harry Potter star is in line to play Rockstar Games head Sam Houser in an upcoming drama. More »

  • Parents to be reported over games
    Parents to be reported over games Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Primary school headteachers have warned parents who allow their children to play video games such as Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto will be reported to police and social services for neglect. More »

  • Nexus Player review: Google's set-top box lacks substance
    Nexus Player review: Google's set-top box lacks substance Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The Asus-built Google Nexus Player is launching in the UK, six months after it went on sale in the US. In that time, Amazon has launched both the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the UK, and Apple has dropped the price of its Apple TV to just £59. Google is also competing against its own hugely popular Chromecast dongle, which costs £50 less and offers many of the main selling points of the Nexus Player. More »

  • Call for 'adult only' games rating
    Call for 'adult only' games rating Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Video games that depict explicit content such as torture and murder should have an "adult only" rating certificate in order to protect children, according to a report from a police commissioner. More »

  • China finally gets official PlayStations, minus some games
    China finally gets official PlayStations, minus some games Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A man plays with a Sony PlayStation 4 in a shop in Shanghai, March 19, 2015 More »

  • Police settle brothers' game fight
    Police settle brothers' game fight Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Police had to be called to a house after two brothers got into an argument over a computer game. More »

  • New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto'
    New BBC drama will focus on the making of 'Grand Theft Auto' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Story of GTA's origins will form part of BBC's Make It Digital initiative More »

  • From Grand Theft Auto to Wall Street: Trading apps woo gamers Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-something consumers raised on video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in financial services or plain mistrustful. Bright colours, cartoon graphics and the ability to trade risk-free with virtual credits are features of apps such as BUX and Kapitall, which eschew financial lingo and complex charts in favour of competitive head-to-head battles and motivational messages like "OMG!" after placing a trade. While financial trading is a niche slice of the $15 billion mobile gaming industry, dominated by brands such as King Digital Entertainment's Candy Crush, some two-thirds of UK retail traders already use their smartphone or computer to buy or sell and app makers are sensing an opportunity. BUX's launch followed that of similar firms Kapitall and invstr (invstr.com). More »

  • Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism …
    Opinion: Is it really Anita Sarkeesian vs videogames? I don’t think so – criticism … Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    I agree with Sarkeesian that the gaming industry has problems relating to sexism and violence, but I also see that it has matured a lot recently. More »

  • GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December
    GameStop same-store sales rise 4.4 percent in December Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    (Reuters) - GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video game products, said December same-store store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4. Shares of the company, which narrowed its fourth-quarter and full-year same-store sales forecast, rose as much as 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. "During the holiday period, consumer demand for video games was strong, resulting in new software sales growth. ... More »

  • Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China
    Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation prospects in China Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    By Kazunori Takada SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp when it launches its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market next month. Sony said on Thursday that PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11. Its announcement in Shanghai follows Microsoft's launch of its Xbox console in China as the two firms rush to capitalise on the end to a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles. Sony plans to sell PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan (298. ... More »