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  • Blog Post: Irrational Games 'Winding Down,' All But 15 Staff Members Leaving

    Last year was a big one for Irrational Games, thanks to the release of BioShock Infinite. As the studio prepares to release the final DLC for that game, Burial at Sea - Part Two, another story will come to an end. Irrational Games as we know it will cease to exist. “I am winding down Irrational... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Has Sold In 250 Million Games To Retail

    Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has announced a major milestone for Rockstar Games. The label has sold 250 million copies of titles into retail, including those from the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, and others. Zelnick also shared during the third quarter earnings call that... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two More Than Quadruples Net Revenue, Increases Outlook

    Take-Two is still riding high on the Grand Theft Auto V wave. The company is reporting a strong third quarter 2014, with net revenue of $1.86 billion compared to $415.8 million in third quarter last year. Take-Two notes that, in addition to GTA V, WWE, and NBA titles, digital revenues for GTA Online... More
  • Blog Post: Mounting Evidence Of Grand Theft Auto V On PC

    The new year brings fresh evidence seemingly pointing to Grand Theft Auto V on PC. PC Gamer has picked up a PC bug log that has been covertly making the rounds since last fall, but just made relatively public now. The log contains over 170 references to PC bugs, mentions of DX11 support, 64-bit system... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2's Third Headhunter Pack Coming Soon

    Rolling with the holiday-themed content of previous Borderlands 2 Headhunter packs, developer Gearbox has announced the third DLC pack – How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day. The DLC comes out on December 17 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and through Steam for PC and Mac for $2.99. Players will take on... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Buys Out Icahn Group With $203.5 Million Stock Repurchase

    Publisher Take-Two now has a five-person board of directors after the 12.02 million share buyout of the Icahn Group. Along with the $203.5 million buy-back, three Icahn Group board representatives have stepped down. The buyout is outside Take-Two’s ongoing repurchasing plan. The company seeks to... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2's Second Headhunter Pack Revealed

    Buried in Take-Two's recent second quarter financials is a mention of Borderlands 2's second Headhunter DLC pack entitled Wattle Gobbler. The DLC is expected in November for Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3, and judging by the title, should be related to Thanksgiving. Recently, developer Gearbox... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Announces $20 Million In New Investment From Take-Two And Others

    Popular video game streaming site Twitch.tv has announced a new round of investments totaling $20 million. The funding comes from a number of sources, including Take-Two Interactive. The investment, which is led by Thrive Capital and also includes WestSummit Captial, will be used to further reinforce... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Hits $1 Billion In Three Days

    After crushing the launch day sales record on Tuesday, Grand Theft Auto V has earned another significant milestone for publisher Take-Two. The title has crested $1 billion in worldwide retail sales in just three days. This news is surely a relief to CEO Strauss Zelnick, whose company's success this... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Makes $800 Million On First Day

    Rockstar's au revoir to the current generation is raking in huge amounts of revenue for parent Take-Two, which is relying on Grand Theft Auto V to make its current financial year a success. With $800 million in the bank already, the return to Los Santos is looking to break records. In comparison... More
  • Blog Post: Hungover X Domain Registered By Take-Two

    Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive has made claim on the domain name HungoverX.com. According to Fusible.com , the domain was registered privately, but the whois.com records show Take-Two as the owners. The site's domain servers were also recently switched over to Take-Two's. Currently... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Stories Of The Week (August 3, 2013)

    The summer is winding down, and the first big releases of of the fall are right around the corner. Things kick off on Sunday August 18, 2013, with Disney Infinity and the train doesn't stop until well after the new consoles arrive. Ah, the madness. That's the future, though. Let's talk about... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto IV Has Sold 25 Million Units To-Date

    On today's first quarter 2014 earnings call , Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about sales projections for Grand Theft Auto V . While the company isn't talking about pre-order volume and anticipated volume, they did share some historical data. Grand Theft Auto IV sold 11 million units in... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two The Latest Company To Evidence Huge Digital Gains

    In its first quarter 2014 earnings statement , Take-Two disclosed significant gains in its digital offerings. As we've seen from other publishers, direct distribution is a rapidly growing majority segment of the market. Digital content accounted for 52 percent of non-GAAP net revenue, with an increase... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Exceeds Earnings Expectations For First Quarter 2014

    The first quarter of 2014 has been good to Take-Two. Not only has the company exceeded earnings expectations, but it has raised its outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year. Strong sales of Borderlands 2 , the Grand Theft Auto series, and Red Dead Redemption propelled Take-Two ahead. Interestingly... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two CEO Talks MMOs, Next-Gen, GTA V And Zombies

    Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive, has been frank on the future direction of their company at the Cowen Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference in New York. More zombies, no MMOs in America, and of course a whole lot of GTA V are in the pipeline. With only a few... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Stories Of The Week (May 18, 2013)

    Did you miss any of the big stories this week? Want to find out how the pieces fit together? You're in the right place. This week was filled with more financial news, more details on Silicon Knights and Precursor Games, and some more heavy-hitting previews. E3 needs to be huge for Nintendo This week... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2 Sales Hit 6 Million, BioShock Infinite Nears 4 Million

    Gearbox's loot-fueled shooter Borderlands 2 has sold 6 million copies, according to publisher 2K Games. The figures were revealed in an earnings call with Take-Two, 2K's parent company. In addition to that stat, BioShock Infinite's sales were revealed at 3.7 million copies sold so far., and... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two Officially Takes Over WWE License

    After the THQ implosion last month, one of the lingering questions revolved around the fate of WWE video games. According to Bloomberg , the smoke has finally cleared. Take-Two (owner of 2K and Rockstar) has purchased the rights to all future games featuring the WWE brand. The report also states that... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2 Heads To Mac

    2K Games announced a Mac port of Borderlands 2 arrives on November 20. The port is being handled by Aspyr Media, which brought several other titles to the Mac platform. "Aspyr prides itself on bringing the best in gaming to the Mac audience,” said Ted Staloch, VP of Aspyr Media. “Borderlands... More
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