As proof that the smartphones in our pockets and tablets in our bags are powerful enough to emulate formerly cutting-edge PlayStation 2 games from a decade ago, Rockstar revealed on Wednesday it will launch Grand Theft Auto Vice City: 10th Anniversary on Android and iOS this December 6th. Originally launched in October 2002, Vice City went on to become the best-selling game of the year, winning critical acclaim for its gameplay and recreation of Miami during the 1980s. More →
An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed levying a new tax on violent video games. Oklahoma Democrat Will Fourkiller has suggested the tax be applied to all games that receive an ESRB rating, which is intended for adults only. In addition, Fourkiller thinks T-Rated games should also have a tax added to the cost of the games, since some include “simulated gambling.” But a tax on all T-Rated games would be too broad, Ars Technica points out, as there are also titles that are rated T for “cartoon violence, crude humor and suggestive themes.” Read on for more. More →
The hit game Grand Theft Auto III is now available for Android and iOS devices. Gamers will take to the streets of Liberty City to complete a variety of missions with a large cast of seedy characters, just like in the original version released 10 years ago on PlayStation 2. Rockstar Games promises hours of gameplay, updated graphics, HD quality and gameplay that has been optimized for touchscreen devices. Grand Theft Auto III is available in the Android Market and in the iTunes App Store now for $4.99.