Rockstar Games Presents the Beaterator Band Challenge

New York, NY– October 5, 2009 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the launch of the Beaterator Band Challenge, a competition that will offer the millions of artists and bands on MySpace the opportunity to win $5,000 by creating a track using the song-crafting tools provided by Rockstar Games and Timbaland present Beaterator, the new, revolutionary mobile music-making application available now for Sony's PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

To enter the Beaterator Band Challenge, artists must fill out an entry form at http://beaterator.ign.com. Rockstar Games will choose up to 100 bands and musical artists as semi-finalists and will provide them with a PSP system and a copy of Beaterator, including all the information necessary to create a song using this powerful software. Each semi-finalist that submits a qualifying Beaterator track will be showcased on the contest website, and the MySpace and IGN communities will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite submissions.

The winning artist or band will receive $5,000, have their winning track featured on the PlayStation®Network - which is visited by millions of PlayStation owners every day, and they will also have the opportunity to be featured on the MySpace homepage.

Beaterator, rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, is available now on the PSP and coming this fall on the iPhone™ and iPod® touch. For more information on Beaterator, log onto www.rockstargames.com/beaterator.

For more information on the Beaterator Band Challenge including full contest rules, please visit http://beaterator.ign.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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