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News: Don't Holster Your Six Shooter, More Red Dead Redemption Is on the Way

Don't Holster Your Six Shooter, More Red Dead Redemption Is on the Way

Yeehaw

Take Two boss Strauss Zelnick has trotted out a teensy tidbit regarding the future of Rockstar’s popular Red Dead Redemption franchise – chiefly, that the series won’t be hanging up its cowboy hat anytime soon. Chatting at the Cowen & Company Analyst conference earlier this week, the intelligent executive stressed that the firm...

Rumour: Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Blood, sweat, and tiny pants

While the majority of THQ’s franchises found new homes yesterday, there’s still been no official word on the future of the WWE license. Early rumours suggested that EA had picked up the lucrative contract, but that’s been countered by an IGN report which claims that Take Two made a last minute bid for the series...

News: 2K's XCOM Shooter Delayed Another Year

2K's XCOM Shooter Delayed Another Year

Surprise

XCOM: Enemy Unknown might be happily flaunting its release date like there’s no tomorrow, but times are a bit tougher for 2K Marin’s first-person XCOM reboot. Originally announced in 2010 – and delayed ever since – the controversial shooter is now due out between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014, according to publishing overlord...

News: Take-Two Trademarks GTA TV

Take-Two Trademarks GTA TV

Don't tell the Daily Mail

With the exception of Call of Duty, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto is about the only franchise in the world big enough to command its own television channel. And even then we’re pretty sure it would fill out its programming schedule with Teleshopping ads promoting the Jack LaLanne power juicer. But what’s this got to do...

News: L.A. Noire Sells Almost Five Million Copies

L.A. Noire Sells Almost Five Million Copies

No lie

L.A. Noire might not have been the most even of releases – the open-world crime drama overstayed its welcome by several hours – but it’s still deserving of its success. For all of the game’s faults, it should be recognised for its sheer innovation. Everything from the facial technology through to the very deliberate pacing resulted in...

News: Surprise: Max Payne 3 Delayed Until May

Surprise: Max Payne 3 Delayed Until May

Given Max Payne 3's development cycle thus far, this announcement was about as predictable as the sun going down in the evening: Rockstar Games has announced that it has delayed Max Payne 3 until May

The game was originally due out in March. The new launch window — without a specific date, we should clarify — puts Rockstar back into familiar territory, where it has enjoyed great success with..

News: More Than 40 Staffers Dropped From 2K Czech

More Than 40 Staffers Dropped From 2K Czech

Two studios under the 2K Czech banner have been hit by a redundancy initiative, according to information obtained by Develop Online

According to the website more than 40 of the developer's staff has been cut from its studio at Brno, with "less than ten" cut from its Prague studio too. Before the redundancies, 2K Czech had a work force of around 200 people. “This will result in the..

News: Just What Is Citizen Skywatch All About?

Just What Is Citizen Skywatch All About?

The Citizen Skywatch website doesn't say much at all

In fact, other than the words 'Citizen Skywatch' themselves, the website is a barren waste-land devoid of any compelling information. But the Internet is much more investigative than that, and a prompt WHOIS search reveals that the website was registered by Take Two on the behalf of Rockstar Games. Now you're interested aren't you? It's..

News: Is Grand Theft Auto V On The Horizon?

Is Grand Theft Auto V On The Horizon?

Take-Two is preparing to announce new titles scheduled for release in its next financial year "in the coming months", leading to heavy speculation that we're on the cusp of a Grand Theft Auto V reveal

Interestingly Take-Two said that it expects to exceed a net income of $2 per share during the next fiscal year (April 2012 through March 2013), a figure that the company has not hit since the release..

News: Take-Two Keeps Hold Of Houser Brothers, Rockstar Games

Take-Two Keeps Hold Of Houser Brothers, Rockstar Games

In its latest financial report, Take-Two has announced that it has renewed employment agreements with "key members of the creative team of Rockstar Games"

Bosses Sam and Dan Houser have renewed their contracts, alongside Leslie Benzies on what the company notes as "substantially similar economic terms". Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick described Rockstar as "the best creative talent in..

News: Grand Theft Auto IV Shifts An Extraordinary 20 Million Copies

Grand Theft Auto IV Shifts An Extraordinary 20 Million Copies

Don't ever forget: Grand Theft Auto is big, big business

Despite it's brand-name dominance dipping slightly to the prominence of the Call Of Duty franchise, Take-Two has revealed that Grand Theft Auto IV has still managed to sell a whopping 20 million copies to date. That really is an extraordinary tally since the game's April 2008 release. In fact, all this talk of Grand Theft Auto is making us..

News: Surprise! LA Noire Is Officially Delayed... AGAIN!

Surprise! LA Noire Is Officially Delayed... AGAIN!

Let's be honest, LA Noire is never going to come out is it? To point out just how long Team Bondi's detective game has been in development, let's just look at the origins of the product

In 2004, Sony were funding the project as a PlayStation exclusive. In 2007, Rockstar re-confirmed the game's release for PlayStation 3 in the fall of the following year. Sometime after that, the game was announced..

News: Stupid Rumourville: Gearbox Are Finishing Off Duke Nukem Forever

Stupid Rumourville: Gearbox Are Finishing Off Duke Nukem Forever

Can anyone say they really care about Duke Nukem Forever anymore? Did anyone even care in the first place? Games have moved on since Duke Nukem -- the world can happily continue to exist without the release of Duke Nukem Forever; which was supposed to be the case when it was cancelled last year

This morning's rumour from Kotaku suggests the game's not as dead as people think. According to the..

News: Irrational Teases New Project With "WhatIsIcarus.com"

Irrational Teases New Project With "WhatIsIcarus.com"

WhatIsIcarus

com</a> may be a smokey charade of nothingness, but its launch suggests one important thing: Irrational Games are about to announce their new project. We hinted as much last week when Irrational announced a special press event scheduled for early August. Despite there being nothing on the page at the moment, we're assume things will be gradually revealed over the coming weeks..

Rumour: L.A. Noire Pushed Back Again?

L.A. Noire Pushed Back Again?

Will L

A. Noire</a> ever release? The latest issue of XBOX 360-World magazine suggests it's still some time away - they're hinting at a Spring 2011 release for the innovative detective title. To be fair, Take Two revealed the date as the fourth-quarter of their fiscal 2010, which ends in March, 2011. Technically Spring starts around there so we could still be on. Still, if you were hoping to..

News: Mafia 2 Demo Does Its Best Godfather Impression On PSN This August

Mafia 2 Demo Does Its Best Godfather Impression On PSN This August

During a financial call last night, Take-Two's Ben Feder confirmed that 2K Czech's gangster title, Mafia 2, will be getting a PSN demo sometime in August

"In August, 2K will launch a comprehensive demo program on Xbox Live Marketplace, PSN and the Internet that will allow gamers to experience the game up until its launch," he said. Big news, then? No date for the demo, but with the game..

News: Bioshock Man Is Working On An "Original Title"

Bioshock Man Is Working On An "Original Title"

Ken Levine created Bioshock

But over the last few years he's been working on a new project we still don't know about. A business piece in the LA Times today fails to uncover any new details about Levine's next project, but does offer some interesting soundbytes. The interview with Take-Two man Strauss Zelnick reveals that Levine was "freed" from working on a Bioshock sequel in order to..

News: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars On PSP Is Looking Great

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars On PSP Is Looking Great

What do you get when you take the highest rated Nintendo DS game of all time and put it on the PSP? Well you get the same great game, with better graphics minus a few touch screen minigames

Welcome to our PSP's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars — we can't wait to play you. Check out these new screens over at Kotaku to see just how far the game's come graphically. It's out in a couple of weeks! We..