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by David Craddock, shacknews.com, May 1, 2013 9:00AM PDT

In part 1 of our Grand Theft Auto DNA, we dissect the driving system in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 4 to understand how driving evolved over the course of those series, and how it should work in the upcoming GTA 5. Read more

A former Microsoft employee claims that the company considered buying Sega to crack into the game console industry, but Bill Gates felt that it lacked "enough muscle" to compete with Sony. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 7, 2013 6:00AM PST

Remember the 2004 survival horror Obscure? No, that's fine, as the new Obscure announced today has little to do with it beyond licensing the property. The new one is a side-scrolling monster mash, coming for download on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this spring. Read more

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has indicated he is not planning to fund a Psychonauts sequel, saying he doesn't have the time to research such a large investment right now. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 12, 2012 9:45AM PST

A retail listing and sets of achievements/trophies have outed a possible release date and price for the Hitman Trilogy HD, which compiles Silent Assassin, Contracts, and Blood Money. Read more

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to the PlayStation Store tomorrow, according to the PlayStation Blog. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Oct 26, 2012 6:00AM PDT

You probably could've guessed that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City would come to iOS and Android doohickeys, after Grand Theft Auto III was ported last year, but you didn't know, man. Now you do. Rockstar today announced that the top-notch open-world murder simulator will come to your pocket "later this fall," so soon-ish. Read more

EA is set to pay out $27 million and swear not to renew its exclusivity agreement with the NCAA, as part of the settlement for a 2008 class-action lawsuit alleging such arrangements resulted in price-fixing. Read more