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  • Blog Post: 2K Shutting Down Prague Offices And Relocating Mafia II Developer 2K Czech

    2K Czech, the developer behind Mafia II, is going through some restructuring. 2K is shutting down its offices in Prague and relocating the 2K Czech team. In a statement issued to Eurogamer , 2K offered the following statement regarding the closing and relocation of the offices: We have relocated and... More
  • Blog Post: Next-Gen Tech Showcased By Mafia Developer

    Mafia developer Warhorse Studios is working on an untitled medieval RPG, set to be released in 2014 or 2015. A recent YouTube video showcases a tech demo of the project, which is build on a modified version of CryEngine 3. It isn't the most crystal clear footage, but you can notice some tiny details... More
  • Blog Post: Former Mafia Developers License The Crytek Engine For New Open-world RPG

    A group of developers whose credits include the two Mafia games recently left 2k Czech to form Warhorse Studios. The company has begun work on its first game, an open-world RPG using the Crytek engine. Along with Mafia, the developers' credits also include Operation Flashpoint. Warhorse Studios also... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Czech Working On Mafia III?

    Mafia II (shown) was a well-liked open world crime tale, and hopefully there is evidence that developer 2K Czech is continuing with its creation. Connectedconsoles.com has reported a 2K Czech job listing for a senior game designer to "create designs for game systems and mechanics for the open world... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto IV Sales Near 20 Million

    Niko Bellic finally found the American Dream. At the Wedbush Securities Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference, Take-Two revealed that Rockstar's latest entry in its massively popular sandbox action series has moved nearly 20 million copies. We're not sure if those numbers include... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Rules A Rough Month For Games

    In news that's probably not surprising to many, the latest iteration of EA's ever-popular Madden franchise is at the top of the video game charts during a relatively slow August. Check below the break for all the official NPD stats from last month. Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Rebuffs Pachter Prediction, Says Mafia II Will Be Profitable

    Earlier this week Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter predicted Mafia II would have a hard time achieving profitability. Today during an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder rebuffed those claims. "Based upon the initial launch, we expect this to be another profitable title for Take-Two,"... More
  • Blog Post: Loansharks Coming After Mafia II?

    If Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pacther is to be believed, Vito Scaletta and Mafia II could be swimming with the fishes thanks to sagging sales and mixed reviews. "Mafia II's average Metacritic score of 74 is well below expectations, and consumer interest appears to be waning, as the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Mafia II Trailer Highlights The Tools Of The Trade

    Mafia II is only a week from release, but 2K Games has been pumping out a bunch of new trailers to help build up our already impressive level of excitement. The latest stylish video focuses on the huge variety of weapons that will be at your disposal throughout the game. Watch it below. More
  • Blog Post: Try Mafia II Now!

    The demo for Mafia II is now live on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam. Players get their first taste of 2K's ode to La Cosa Nostra with a mission set in the '50s. Dubbed Buzzsaw, the demo follows protagonist Vita Scaletta and his mafioso pals as they stake out a business in anticipation of... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Shows Off Mafia II DLC Screens

    Mafia II isn't out yet, but that isn't stopping 2K Games from teasing the Betrayal of Jimmy downloadable content. This mission pack, available exclusively for the PlayStation 3, puts players in the role of a gun for hire named Jimmy. Judging by the title, we're guessing this thug ends up... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Talks Up The Tech Behind Mafia II

    With the August 24 release date creeping closer, 2K Games takes the veil off the technology driving its ambitious open world ode to La Cosa Nostra in this new, behind-the-scenes video. In the clip, developers at 2K Czech and 2K Games talk about the tools they used to create a cinematic experience in... More
  • Blog Post: Google Games? Google Invests Over 100 Million In Zynga?

    A rumor has recently surfaced pointing to Google secretly investing somewhere between 100 and 200 million in social games developer Zynga. The purported investment is alleged to be part of a Zynga partnership in preparation for the launch of Google Games. Google Games is reported to allow folks to play... More
  • Blog Post: Become A Made Man In Mafia II

    Come August 27, you'll have a chance to show off your racketeering skills in Mafia II. Running numbers, selling stolen goods, pulling off heists, and retaliating against rival crime families as a hired hitman is the name of the game in the latest open-world crime saga being developed by 2K Czech... More
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