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Round-Up: Tecmo's Rev, GTA in 401(k)s, XBL Ad Survey

Today's round-Up includes an announcement on Tecmo's first game for the Nintendo Revolution, a class-action lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Int...
Today's round-Up includes an announcement on Tecmo's first game for the Nintendo Revolution, a class-action lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive, and survey results suggesting that an advertisement-based model for Xbox Live might be welcomed by gamers, along with the latest Gamasutra product news, job postings, and GameSetWatch posts. - Tecmo has announced its first title for the Nintendo Revolution, making it one of the first third-party announcements for the next-generation system anywhere. The game will be a console version of the Korean online golf title Pangya, developed by Ntreev Soft. No details on how the game will make use of the Revolution's motion-sensitive controller have yet been announced, but the applications for a golf title seem self-evident. The game will likely be a launch title for the system when it's released later in 2006. - The law firm of Stull, Stull, and Brody has filed a class action suit on behalf of those whose retirement 401(k) plans include stock in Take-Two Interactive, publishers of the Grand Theft Auto series. The suit includes charges nearly identical to those brought in the recent Fenninger vs. Take-Two case, including allegations that the company deliberately withheld information that could have affected its earnings reports. The case comes on the heels of other class action suits, board member resignations, and even prostitutes attacking GTA. - A reader poll by video game weblog Joystiq indicates consumer interest in a theoretical ad-supported version of Xbox Live, rather than the current model which requires a subscription fee of roughly $8 per month. 46% of respondents said they would register for a free version of the service with advertising; of those, 40% said they did not currently subscribe to the online gaming service. 52% of Xbox 360-owning respondents said they currently paid for the Xbox Live Gold version, and would continue to pay if it meant a version of the service free of ads. - The latest posts on Gamasutra sister weblog GameSetWatch include an adorable Katamari Damacy comic, the story of a reluctant zombie, and the mysterious and frightening DVD that arrived at our office. - Also updated today: product news, featuring TransGaming's Cedega 5.1, as well as the latest Gamasutra job postings, including openings from Activision, Blizzard, Factor 5, THQ, Iron Lore Entertainment, Lucasarts, Secret Lair Studios, and Sony Computer Entertainment.

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