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Microsoft's grand theft

Microsoft's grand theft

David Carnoy Executive Editor / Reviews
Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Kobo e-books and audiobooks.
Expertise Headphones, Bluetooth speakers, mobile accessories, Apple, Sony, Bose, e-readers, Amazon, glasses, ski gear, iPhone cases, gaming accessories, sports tech, portable audio, interviews, audiophile gear, PC speakers Credentials
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David Carnoy
Back when the Xbox 360 first launched, rumor had it that Microsoft was going to put out Halo 3 the day the PS3 was released to stifle sales of Sony's new console. Well, it turns out Microsoft now has a little something else up its deep pockets: a deal with Rockstar Games to bring out Grand Theft Auto for the Xbox 360 simultaneously with the PlayStation 3 version in October 2007, along with episodic content on Xbox Live. Previously, the franchise title was always released first on the PlayStation while Xbox owners had to wait. Audible gasps were heard in the crowd at Graumann's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles as Microsoft's Peter Moore made the announcement right after trotting out an HD-DVD peripheral that will be available during the holiday season. Senior Associate Editor Dan Ackerman is at the press conference and will have full details shortly, but it looks like the Microsoft-Sony war is turning into a real bare-knuckle street fight.