• Take-Two moves into mobile games, buys Social Point for up to $276M

    Take-Two moves into mobile games, buys Social Point for up to $276M

    Some more consolidation is afoot in the gaming industry. Take-Two Interactive, the games maker behind big titles like Grand Theft Auto, Civilization and BioShock that once rebuffed a $2 billion acquisition offer from EA, has made a definitive move into the world of mobile gaming: it has acquired Social Point, a publisher based out of Barcelona, for $250 million with additional earn-outs of… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto V Gets A Huge Update For Xbox One, PS4, And PC

    Grand Theft Auto V Gets A Huge Update For Xbox One, PS4, And PC

    Today Rockstar Games unveiled some new footage of Grand Theft Auto from the version set for release on the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18 and the PC on January 27. The biggest reveal: there’s now going to a mode where you play like a giant open-world first-person shooter. Read More

  • Take-Two Interactive Software CEO Ben Feder To Step Down

    News just got out about a serious management transition over at Take-Two Interactive Software, the major US-based publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals. Chief exec Ben Feder has decided to step down, effective January 1, 2011, in order to pursue plans to travel in Asia with his family for an extended period. Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s… Read More

  • Take-Two delays BioShock 2 until (fiscal year) 2010 [Update]

    Isn’t that a shame? Take-Two has announced that they’ve shifted the launch date for BioShock 2 to fiscal year 2010. Citing “several factors”, the publisher felt it necessary to push out BS2 so that it can get additional development time. While the original launch date of November 3 falls under Take-Two’s fiscal year of 2010, it’s being pushed back even… Read More

  • BioShock 2 dated for November 3 in the US, October 30 in Europe

    During Take-Two’s quarterly call today, CEO Ben Feder announced that BioShock 2 will ship on November 3 for the US and on October 30 in Europe. Yay! Press Release Read More

  • Take-Two sues 3D Realms for not finishing Duke Nukem Forever

    Take-Two Interactive has sued Apogee Software Ltd., also known as 3D Realms, for breach of contract. Of course, that breach was closing up shop before it finished Duke Nukem Forever, which had been in development since 1997. Oh, yeah! Read More

  • Take-Two isn't selling out to anyone

    This never-ending tango is finally over. Take-Two will be a lone wolf for the foreseeable future. “Take-Two’s Board of Directors and management have a clear mandate from stockholders to maximize value,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of the Board of Take-Two. “We are strongly positioned creatively, financially and competitively to benefit from the opportunities we see… Read More

  • Deal's off: Electronic Arts no longer pursuing Take Two

    Electronic Arts has “moved on,” and is no longer interested in buying Take Two Interactive, the publisher of, among of games, Grand Theft Auto IV. EA made it official sometime Sunday evening, ending the months-long back-and-forth between the two companies. Ask any gamer, and they’d tell you Electronic Arts was simply looking to buy the Grand Theft Auto brand, which, at least… Read More

  • PS3 owners enter Rapture October 21

    That’s right, folks. 2K just announced that you, PS3 owners, will get Bioshock on the 21st of October. Headlining the list of new features is the inclusion of the Survivor difficulty mode, Trophy support and the addition of all-new Add-On Game Content. Created exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 system version of BioShock, the Challenge Rooms will test the mettle of new and seasoned gamers… Read More

  • Take-Two (finally) makes EA do a re-do

    EA has been after Take-Two since late last year. The process went public in February with Take Two letting EA’s offer expire five times. Now, EA has finally given up on its attempts to acquire Take Two at around $25-26 per share. The deal would have been worth around $2 billion, however Take Two has held fast that the offer was too low. It looks like EA is finally going to listen and take… Read More

  • Take-Two considering getting into micro-transactions, in-game ads

    I feel for the poor publishers, really I do. How to make the big bucks when so many games A: suck and B: cost millions to produce? Some have taken refuge on the rock of microtransactions. From a penny to a couple bucks, publishers and developers have found that sometimes people will shell out a little cash for a little something extra in-game. Nobody’s really nailed it down, yet &mdash… Read More

  • Bioshock 3 confirmed; Bioshocks 4 through 8 rumored

    That’s right, I’m starting the rumor here. Why not? Why not 8? If such an unique game and story can survive a trilogy, why not an octilogy? Seriously, though, Bioshock 3 was confirmed yesterday by Take-Two as being in the works. Wasn’t so long ago we heard that number two was coming out, not to mention the movie and iPhone versions. Ah, the birth of a franchise — and… Read More

  • EA complies with FTC on Take-Two acquisition

    Looks like EA’s takeover of Take-Two is on ice for the time being while the FTC does a little digging around after an information request was given to EA. But if it takes longer than 45 days for the FTC to conclude their probing then EA can go ahead with their attempted acquisition of the GTA publisher. The drama continues. Read More

  • 2K officially announces BioShock for PS3

    Now it’s official, folks. PS3 fanboys will have to wait until October, though. Full release after the break. Read More

  • BioShock for PS3 confirmed

    There aren’t exactly any details at the moment to back up this claim, but the UK’s Playstation magazine, PSM3, is promising an in-depth preview along with screenshots according to CVG. No word on when the popular Take-Two title will be available for the Sony platform, but, as usual, we’ll keep a lookout for you PS3 fanboys. Read More

  • EA extends Take-Two acquisition deadline by one month

    Flickr’d Like Microsoft with Yahoo!, EA refuses to concede defeat in its pursuit of GTA publisher Take-Two. The Redwood City, Calif.-based corp said today that it has extended its self-imposed deadline to acquire Take-Two by one month. So now we have till June 16 to read all sorts of fun stories like: “T2: You’re undervaluing our company” and “EA: No… Read More

  • Japan's love for arcades is dying

    Japan, often considered the last country with a passion for the arcade experience, is starting to lose interest in coin operated entertainment. Two of the biggest arcade chains in the region have already closed the doors at over 20% of their locations, and earnings continue to plummet. Some in the industry are blaming the latest generation of consoles for sending the 6.9 billion dollar… Read More

  • EA, Take-Two deadline passed and nothing happened

    Flickr’d EA’s self-imposed deadline vis-à-vis its proposed acquisition of Take-Two expired Friday with nary a peep from either company. EA, fond of money, offered to buy Take-Two, the publisher of GTA, back in February, with the two companies going back and forth like little children ever since. Well, mainly EA; Take Two has been fairly quiet throughout, telling AFP that any… Read More

  • EA, T2 expected to make announcement on Monday

    The ongoing tango between EA and Take-Two may come to an end on Monday according to Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian. The current bid is set to expire tomorrow and T2 is citing that $25.74/share is far too low. T2’s stock closed at $26.97 yesterday and has been hovering above $26/share since mid-April. “Expect update on TTWO bid by Monday morning,” he said. Read More

  • Hell yes: Gore Verbinski to direct Bioshock movie

    Basically, I’m just glad that Uwe Boll didn’t get it. The director of Pirates of the Caribbean, among other films, has been signed on to direct the Bioshock movie, and will be working with John Logan, who wrote “Gladiator” and adapted “Sweeney Todd.” These are good choices because the director is familiar with spectacle and effects and likely has people… Read More

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