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3:22 PM on 08.05.2014

Shoot: 2K pushes Evolve to February 2015

As part of its financial results, Take-Two Interactive announced that Turtle Rock Studios' cool-looking shooter Evolve has been pushed from an October release to February 10, 2015. In a statement, 2K said the additional time ...

Jordan Devore


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




6:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Double the RP, double the fun in GTA Online this weekend

How's your street cred doin'? It's probably taken a hit since you visited that indie coffee shop and volunteered at the local food shelter. Everyone thinks you're a softie now. GTA Online can help reverse that notion (at...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 PM on 07.27.2014

They grow up so fast: Game Informer interviews Aaron Linde about writing Battleborn

It doesn't feel like it has been that long since former Destructoid reviews editor Aaron Linde moved on to work in the game industry, but it has been almost six years now. In that time, he has contributed to a number of deve...

Darren Nakamura

1:45 PM on 07.02.2014

Not a joke: Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over Grand Theft Auto V

The rumors were true. She's really going for it. Actress Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against Take-Two and Rockstar Games over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that's said to be based on her likeness without permission,...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 05.30.2014

Take-Two comments on future of Red Dead and BioShock

CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke recently at the Cowen and Company Analyst Conference about the future of the Red Dead and BioShock franchises. Speaking on their stable of IPs, Zelnick stated, "our selective approach, which we&...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Take-Two 'in growth mode,' CEO open to buying more studios

Remember how Grand Theft Auto V made islands full of money? Publisher Take-Two is in a good spot with a billion in cash on hand. What to do with it. Maybe blow it on scratchers and cigarettes? CEO Strauss Zelnick has three al...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 05.13.2014

Rockstar has a 'next-gen' project in the works for this fiscal year

During its fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings call to investors, Take-Two Interactive said it has more than 10 titles in development for this new console generation. What's more, Rockstar Games is working on a new project fo...

Jordan Devore

3:45 PM on 05.13.2014

Grand Theft Auto V ships more than 33 million units

Grand Theft Auto V made $1 billion in the first three days it was released. Impressive, but we were never told how many copies of the game were moved. Today's fiscal year 2014 report from Take-Two finally sheds some light on ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 02.27.2014

GTA Online is getting new dress pants

The next content batch for Grand Theft Auto Online is called The Business. New vehicles include the Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester, and Grotti Turismo R to fill out the sports car department, while the new Vestra private jet will...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Whoa: Irrational Games as we know it is shutting down photo
Whoa: Irrational Games as we know it is shutting down
by Jordan Devore

"I am winding down Irrational Games as you know it," wrote co-founder Ken Levine in a post that comes as an utter shock. "I'll be starting a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor at Take-Two. That is going to mean parting ways with all but about fifteen members of the Irrational team."

Continuing, he said "Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one ... While I’m deeply proud of what we’ve accomplished together, my passion has turned to making a different kind of game than we’ve done before. To meet the challenge ahead, I need to refocus my energy on a smaller team with a flatter structure and a more direct relationship with gamers."

Although a "classical startup model" was considered, Levine and what's left of Irrational will stay with publisher Take-Two for this venture. Their goal? "To make narrative-driven games for the core gamer that are highly replayable. To foster the most direct relationship with our fans possible, we will focus exclusively on content delivered digitally." The future of BioShock is now in 2K's hands.

"There's no great way to lay people off, and our first concern is to make sure that the people who are leaving have as much support as we can give them during this transition," explained Levine. "Other Take-Two studios will be on hand to discuss opportunities within the company, and we'll be hosting a recruiting day where we’ll be giving third-party studios and publishers a chance to hold interviews with departing Irrational staff." Bittersweet news of the freakin' month.

A Message From Ken Levine [Irrational Games]

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5:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a massacre in GTA Online

It's Valentine's Day and Rockstar Games is celebrating by adding new ways to kill others in Grand Theft Auto Online. Aww, they're so sweet! The Valentine's Day Massacre special will add the new Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:30 PM on 02.07.2014

GTA V on other platforms if 'that is where consumers are'

There was no official word about Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC, much less PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, during Take-Two's earnings call. CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about the possibility of such ports, of course -- these are...

Jordan Devore

5:00 AM on 02.06.2014

Someone's taken over 3,000 pictures of the food in GTA V

Here's something you weren't expecting to see, like, ever. Paul Yan started a blog specifically to capture pictures of food from videogames. In this particular case, he's taken over 3,000 pictures of the food in Grand Theft A...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 02.03.2014

Grand Theft Auto V ships 32.5 million units

How large of a city could someone construct out of all of the copies of Grand Theft Auto V in existence? These are the things I think about while looking at earnings reports. Take-Two reported its fiscal third quarter 20...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 01.14.2014

Umm, yeah, it's way too early to pre-order Evolve

Look, Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve sounds appealing to me. It's got players taking on the role of either a group of monster hunters or the formidable beast they're hunting. It's by the Left 4 Dead folks. There's enough of a pr...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.30.2013

Rockstar verifies the cream of the crop GTA Online jobs

We sure do love to work. Throw us into an online degeneration simulator, and we'll just end up making jobs for ourselves. Anything to feel that familiar slow trickle of income as our life slow-trickles away. That's what's goi...

Brett Makedonski