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GTA MMO would be a profitable venture, analyst suggests

In a recent set of statements to Gamasutra, Mike Hickey, an analyst with Janco Partners, brought up the profitability of an MMO set within the Grand Theft Auto franchise. While Hickey notes that success would only be possible if Take-Two partnered up with another company who had a well designed in...

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Over $100 million invested in Trion and its unusual distribution platform

Trion announced that it has managed to get another $70 million in invested funds, bringing the total amount to over $100 million. For reference: that's somewhere in the ballpark of the development cost Grand Theft Auto IV, and about half of what Blizzard has spent on World of Warcraft since its 200...

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Conan grandly thieves Europe from Niko Bellic

In charts reporting the latest game sales numbers in Europe, Age of Conan landed the #1 spot in both Sweden and Germany, surpassing even Grand Theft Auto IV. Take that with a grain of salt, though, as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA4 were counted separately, and each appeared in hig...

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Age of Conan and the question of next-gen MMOs

Darren over at The Common Sense Gamer is wondering out loud whether or not it's fair to point at Age of Conan's combat system as its true next generational feature. He wants to know if -- like the Nintendo Wii -- what make's something truly next generational is the way you interact with it. His poi...

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The Gaming Iconoclast: Jumping Ship

In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson No matter where you go, there you are.-- Buckaroo Banzai Recently, in The Daily Grind, Brenda brought up the subject of taking up a new game in addition to, or instead of, one you currently play, and ther...

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MMOGology: Grand Theft MMO

On Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV), one of the most anticipated games of 2008. Based on early reviews (all of which have been unanimously positive) it looks like the latest installment in the series has exceeded expectations. Everything about GTA IV a...

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