"Hot Coffee" Scandal was an Attack on Video Games, says Grand Theft Auto

The "Hot Coffee" scandal—a sex minigame found by a modder inside the code of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas—still weighs on Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, which makes the series. In an interview with The Guardian, Houser said he views the seven-year-old incident as an attack on video gaming in general. » 11/24/12 1:00pm 11/24/12 1:00pm

Grand Theft Auto's Writer Talks Women, Writing—and Creative Larceny

Dan Houser, the 39-year-old chief writer of Rockstar Games and a co-founder of the studio that's delivered the Grand Theft Auto series, admitted to some screen-looking in an interview this weekend with The New York Times: "Anyone who makes 3D games who says they've not borrowed something from Mario or Zelda is lying,"… » 11/09/12 11:00pm 11/09/12 11:00pm

The Max Payne Comics Will Explain Why Rockstar's Hard-Boiled Cop Is So…

Max Payne doesn't wear tights. But, if insanely fast reflexes, deadly marksmanship and an ability to swill the worst whisky around count, you could argue that the gritty NYPD detective of Rockstar Games' shooters has superpowers. Powers or not, he'll be appearing in a new series from Marvel Comics which is being… » 5/03/12 2:30pm 5/03/12 2:30pm

How 9/11 Gave Us Grand Theft Auto's Iconic Cover Style

There was Sept. 11. Then there was Oct. 22, when Grand Theft Auto III released, at a time when the United States was extremely high strung about things like the violence and moral relativism for which the series is known. Rockstar Games' Dan Houser, in a rare interview, said that the game did strip out some content as… » 10/19/11 9:00pm 10/19/11 9:00pm

Rockstar's Houser: "Hollywood Hegemony" Won't Support Games

In the June issue of Playboy, Rockstar's Dan Houser gave a somewhat rare full-page interview on Grand Theft Auto 4 and violent video games. Why, Houser was asked, don't other entertainment industries offer more support for video games, since their controversial content is often targeted for criticism in the same… » 5/23/08 3:00pm 5/23/08 3:00pm