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Take-Two: Non-GTA years too costly

Publisher Take-Two has said it needs to expand in order to turn a profit in years that lack a new Grand Theft Auto release. Speaking to the LA Times, Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said: We have a worldwide distribution and publishing footprint, and in a GTA year that cost basis …

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Take-Two more than just GTA

One person says Take-Two”, the other person thinks Grand Theft Auto”. Such is the price you pay for success, but speaking in an exclusive interview with MCV, CEO Ben Feder has insisted that there’s far more to the publisher than just Rockstar’s world-conquering franchise. We’re very proud of Grand Theft …

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Feder: Exclusivity can make sense

Having previously pledged to keep its Grand Theft Auto IV expansion Episodes from Liberty City exclusive to Xbox 360 for a limited time, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder has stated that platform exclusivity can work in select circumstances – though he adds that as a rule he wants his company’s games …

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Carnival Games is our Energizer Bunny

It might be best known for triple-A franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and – in recent times – Borderlands, but Take-Two CEO Ben Feder has singled out casual franchise Carnival Games for special praise. Carnival Games is our Energizer Bunny – it just keeps going and going,” Feder …

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Feder: This isnt the music industry all over again

The speedy and seismic shift towards digital retail that has enveloped the music sector is unlikely to be replicated in the games industry according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. While an ever-growing segment of our fans are comfortable with acquiring content digitally, the retail channel will continue to play a …

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Chinatown Wars suffered due to piracy

Rampant piracy is the real reason for GTA: Chinatown Wars’ slow sales according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. On paper, Chinatown Wars should have been a massive success when it launched on the Nintendo DS a year ago. GTA remains one of the most successful game franchises of all time, …

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Take-Two paying out on Hot Coffee claims

Nearly five years on from the now infamous Grand Theft Auto ‘Hot Coffee’ scandal, publisher Take-Two has decided to mail out cheques to large numbers of consumers who at he time expressed their shock. For those of you who’ve forgotten, the Hot Coffee debacle revolved around the inclusion of a …

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Icahn increases Take-Two stake

Having moved to acquire just over 12 per cent of publisher Take-Two in January, American billionaire Carl Icahn has increased his stake in the firm. The entrepreneur snapped up a further 700k+ shares overnight, taking his total stake to 13.7 per cent. Icahn’s grip on Take-Two was demonstrated earlier in …

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Take-Two looking at pre-owned crackdown

In what is quickly becoming a very common trend, Take-Two has admitted that it is investigating the possibility of embracing the recent trend for including DLC codes in the boxes of their releases. The scheme offers free digital content to those buy their games brand new, but requires those who …

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GTAIV sales reach 15m worldwide

Worldwide sales of epic action title Grand Theft Auto IV have now hit 15m, publisher Take-Two confirmed as part of its financial report last night. The game was first released in April 2008 and stands as one of the most critically and commercially successful titles this generation. More recent release …

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