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'Grand Theft Auto' creator Rockstar Games thrives by breaking the law

Rockstar Games doesn't play by the rules. Not that anyone would expect the creators of the massively successful "Grand Theft Auto" franchise to operate like other game designers. And while that's created an undeniable mystique around this week's release of "Grand Theft Auto V," it's also raised some questions. Q: Why now? Sony and Microsoft are about two months away from unleashing powerful new game consoles. And yet, the biggest release of the holiday season has been designed for their aging workhorses, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Boy who shot grandmother thought gun was a toy: official

By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - An 8-year-old Louisiana boy who shot and killed his elderly grandmother after playing a violent video game told authorities "he thought it was a toy gun," East Feliciana Parish District Attorney Samuel D'Aquilla said on Tuesday. The boy, whose name was not disclosed, is not charged with a crime and has been released to his parents. Louisiana law prevents children under 10 from facing criminal charges, on the assumption that they are not mature enough to have criminal intent, D'Aquilla said.

Eight-year-old shot elderly woman after playing video game: police

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - An 8-year-old boy from rural Louisiana shot and killed his elderly caregiver just minutes after he finished playing a violent video game, police have said. The child was released to his parents and has not been charged in the shooting on Thursday evening about 100 miles northwest of New Orleans in Slaughter, Louisiana, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Department said.

Video game personality Ryan Davis dead at 34

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34, Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he cofounded, said on Monday. Davis had a visible online presence in the video game community through the popular podcast "the Giant Bombcast" he hosted every week to discuss industry news and review games.

Player information swiped in hack of Ubisoft system

Videogame titan Ubisoft on Tuesday warned that hackers swiped names, email addresses and other information about users of its online gaming community. "We recently found that one of our websites was exploited to gain unauthorized access to some of our online systems," the France-based company said in a message to members of its Uplay service. "We learned that data had been illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords."

'Independence Day 2' to Debut on July 3, 2015

By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Independence Day 2" will hit theaters on July 3, 2015, Fox said Thursday. It was one of several movie date moves by the studio, which also set a July 31, 2015, for the release of "Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," its adaptation of author Ransom Riggs' childrens' bestseller. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will now debut on July 18, 2014, rather than May 23 of that year.

Screen version of 'Assassin's Creed' due out in 2015

A film version of the popular video game saga is slated for North American theatrical release on May 22, 2015. The film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game is to come out on a rather appropriate holiday in the US: May 22, 2015 will be Memorial Day, commemorating all the men and women who've died serving in the US Armed Forces.

Screen version of 'Assassin's Creed' due out in 2015

A film version of the popular video game saga is slated for North American theatrical release on May 22, 2015. The film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game is to come out on a rather appropriate holiday in the US: May 22, 2015 will be Memorial Day, commemorating all the men and women who've died serving in the US Armed Forces.

Screen version of 'Assassin's Creed' due out in 2015

A film version of the popular video game saga is slated for North American theatrical release on May 22, 2015. The film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game is to come out on a rather appropriate holiday in the US: May 22, 2015 will be Memorial Day, commemorating all the men and women who've died serving in the US Armed Forces.

Screen version of 'Assassin's Creed' due out in 2015

A film version of the popular video game saga is slated for North American theatrical release on May 22, 2015. The film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game is to come out on a rather appropriate holiday in the US: May 22, 2015 will be Memorial Day, commemorating all the men and women who've died serving in the US Armed Forces.
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