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Take-Two to Stay Independent

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:20 AM | Saturday, October 4, 2008 | (url: http://www.1up.co...)

After failing to come to an agreement with Electronic Arts and deciding to look for other partnerships instead, Take-Two has finally reached a conclusion, deciding to remain independent after all. This is a very anti-climatic end to the back and forth that gamers have been following closely since EA made their initial tender offer back in February.

According to recent comments made this morning by Take-Two's chairman of the board, Strauss Zelnick, the company has decided that it would be better for stockholders if the company continued to do business as usual. Zelnick feels that the company has great creative forces working for it, is financially stable, and is still a big enough competitor to brush off any offers that should come their way.


EA Gives Up On Merger With Take-Two

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:40 PM | Sunday, September 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.1up.co...)

"Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that while EA continues to have a high regard for Take-Two's creative teams and products, after careful consideration, including a management presentation and review of other due diligence materials provided by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., EA has decided not to make a proposal to acquire Take-Two and has terminated discussions with Take-Two."


Manhunt 2 hacked: AO content found in PSP version

Submitted by: NecroSen @ 01:15 PM | Friday, November 2, 2007 | (url: http://gamepoliti...)

Since late yesterday GamePolitics has been following a rumor that hackers had discovered a means to reveal the original, unedited content of Manhunt 2.

Now we've had confirmation from a Take Two representative that its not a rumor.

It's true.

In other words, the apparent hack made visible some - but apparently far from all - of the content found in the version of the game rated Adults Only by the ESRB.

Following the confirmation, the Parents Television Council and California state senator Leland Yee are among the first to call on the ESRB to have Manhunt 2's M rating changed back to AO, similar to the Hot Coffee Mod incident with GTA: San Andreas.


GTA 4 Pushed to Apr. 2008

Submitted by: Crom @ 04:25 PM | Thursday, August 2, 2007 | (url: http://ir.take2ga...)

Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two, stated, "With Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar is setting a new standard for next generation video games. Certain elements of development proved to be more time-intensive than expected, especially given the commitment for a simultaneous release on two very different platforms. We all recognize that perfecting the game is vital and I can assure everyone it will be worth the wait. We owe it to the game's millions of fans, to our dedicated development team, and to our shareholders to make sure that Grand Theft Auto IV is a groundbreaking gaming experience that takes maximum advantage of next generation technology."

better late than never? or better not compete with other blockbusters over xmas?


GTA Publisher Take Two Owns Jack Thompson

Submitted by: ZacH @ 02:58 AM | Friday, April 20, 2007 | (url: http://gamepoliti...)

In the settlement, filed with Federal District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga, Thompson has agreed that he:

1.) will not sue or threaten to sue to block sale or distribution of any game published by Take Two or its subsidiaries (i.e., Rockstar).

2.) will not communicate to Take Two or anyone doing business with T2 (like, say Wal-Mart) any accusation that the company committed any wrongdoing by selling its games. Thompson is not restricted from criticizing the content of T2 games, nor is he prevented from acting as counsel in lawsuits brought against Take Two by other parties

3.) will make any future contacts with T2 through its attorneys


Take-Two Sues Jack Thompson

Submitted by: Crom @ 11:41 AM | Friday, March 16, 2007 | (url: http://gamepoliti...)

from gamepolitics.com

"The suit alleges that Thompsons public nuisance tactic essentially violates Take Twos First Amendment rights. Lawyers for the game publisher argue that the Florida statute under which Thompson is seeking to have the games declared as nuisances essentially makes the controversial lawyer a private attorney general on behalf of the State of Florida.


EA really really wants to kill 2K Sports?

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 07:53 PM | Friday, February 16, 2007 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)

They've secured various exclusive license agreements, but is EA ready to just buyout the Madden rival 2K brand? Maybe!

Goddamnit.