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Rockstar Talks About the Difference Between Building GTA on the PSP and on the DS

This is a bit on G4TV’s website.  As the name implies, it’s about the difference between building a GTA game on the DS vs the PSP.

The press release also mentioned that this version made full use of the PSP hardware, so I imagine that it will look significantly different.  Who knows.

Here’s the article: G4TV

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Coming to PSP this Fall

So Rockstar has announced that GTA: Chinatown Wars will be coming to Sony’s handheld as well, both as a Go download and as a UMD at retail.

The game is very well-made and makes good use of the DS hardware. According to the press release, the PSP version will, “make full use of the PSP hardware.”

We will have to see what exactly that means.

Hit the jump for full press release:

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Take-Two Targeting 5 Million Unit Sales for BioShock 2

Take-Two is not releasing a retail version of  their “1,000-pound gorilla,” Grand Theft Auto this year, and chairman Straus Zelnick knows that.  However, he has set a sales target of five million for the upcoming BioShock 2.

BioShock 2 is coming later this year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and Zelnick feels that it can help drive profitability in the absence of a GTA title.

In an interview with VentureBeat, the T2 chairman said,“We have enough hits. We have an unmatched hit ratio…BioShock is a great example. It won 50 game of the year awards in 2007. We announced it sold around three million units. I’d like to see a title like that sell five million units. That would make the difference for us. If you have four or five titles that are significantly successful, that will meaningfully change our profitability.”

He added that they are investing heavily in the sequel and making it, “bigger and better.”

“We want to make it different enough that people will want to own it.  BioShock got a lot of attention…but it wasn’t a huge seller.  I’m hopeful that BioShock 2 will benefit from brand awareness, where people will play it even if they didn’t play the orginal.”

More info here: Edge-Online

Rockstar Co-Founders Form New Game Studio. Working on Two Unannounced games

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According to GameBizBLog, Rockstar’s two founding members, Gary Foreman and Jamie King, have opened a new indie studio called 4mm Games.

GameBizBlog reports that the studio will at first work on non-physical software for the iPhone and “various online channels,” before going on to work with projects for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft’s systems.

Both have some impressive resumés, as they were involved in the production of games such as Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne and Bully.

It is also reported that their newly-established studio is working on two unannounced games, one of which will be released within a year.

Read the full story here GameBizBlog