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Grand Theft Auto IV Makes $500 Million in Week 1

May 7, 2008

After a record setting 3 million copies sold in the first day, Grand Therf Auto IV went on to sell over 5 million copies in the first week at $60 a game.  This means over $500 million in revenue for Take Two Interactive.

This is more than 50% of Take Two Interactive’s revenue for all of last year.  Maybe they were smart for rejecting the buyout offer from Electronic Arts.

The GTA franchise always gives TTWO a lift and news abut the games usually send the stock way up.  The only exception was when the infamous “Hot Coffee” contrent came to light in GTA: San Andreas, forcing the ESRB to give the game an AO rating immediately causing it to be removed form may store shelves.

GTA IV must be workt the money.  It has received a 10 rating from GameSpot, the first GTA to do so and early reports assert that the game lives up to the early hype.  Being an Adult Gamer, sometimes life can get in the way of game playing.  I was traveling for business on the 29th when the game launched.  Also, my game room acted as a tempoary closet through the end of the week. 

I finally got to see what the hype was all about and I must agree, GTA IV is awesome.  I’ve played about 15 hours and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. 

Grand Theft Auto: Video Montage

April 8, 2008

In anticipation for the release of Grand Theft Auto IV I’ve compiled some videos to take you though the history of the game.

GTA

Watch this video of the first GTA as played on DOS.

GTA2

A GTA2 video to the tune of “Fuck da Police” by NWA.

GTA III

Never made it to the final mission on GTAIII?  Here’s what it looks like.

GTA: Vice City

Get your bash on on this third mission in Vice City.

GTA: San Andreas

The Riot mission from San Andreas.

GTA IV

Just a few more days left before we get to see all GTA IV has to offer!

In Play: Fight Night Round 3; Guitar Hero 3

March 6, 2008

Fight Night Round 3

Started career mode with my fighter, Long “The Beast” Duck, a 5’10″ welterweight.  I set the attributes Read more

Meet The Gamer-Evolved

March 3, 2008

Gamer-EvolvedHi guys!  My name is Brian.  I’m 35 years old and I’ve been playing video games since I was 3 or 4.  The first game I ever played was Pong.  It was brown and came with two controllers that had these levers on them.  My brother and I would play for hours.  When I was 5, my parents bought us an Atari 2600 and it was all over after that.

Over the years, I’ve spent untold hundreds (maybe thousands) of dollars in arcades playing games like Dig Dug, Pac-Man, Popeye, Mr. Doo, Street Fighter, and even Mortal Kombat!  I’ve also owned a number of PCs and console game systems.  I didn’t own all the biggies – but I certantly played on all of them.   Atari 2600, 5200, ColecoVision, Intellivision, NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Geneses, DreamCast, PS-One, PS2, PS3, Xbox, and Xbox 360.  I’ve also owned several PCs and played a number of PC classics – from the original MS Flight Simulator to Crysis.

This blog is my attempt to bring my knowledge of games to the world and also be a voice to us older gamers who love games and can afford to buy them.  I’ll try my best to navigate you away from the trash games and towards the ones worth you paying full price. 

I’m a shoot from the hip kind of guy so you’ll find my posts half stream of conscious and half planned out.  Above all else, I’m here to have fun – and I hope you are too.  If you love games, you’ll love becoming a Gamer-Evolved!

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