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GameFly: Army Titles On The Front Lines
This week's top rental charts from U.S. game rental company GameFly, representing the most requested games for the week ending March 3rd, show Army of Two in first place for a third week, while Rainbow 6: Vegas 2 and Condemned 2 also
03.17.08 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Saling The World: Smash Bros. Debut Tops U.S. Charts
Gamasutra's latest worldwide real-time Amazon.com charts see North American sales dominated by Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which debuts as this week's multiplatform top seller - with The Sims 2: FreeTime atop PC charts and Army of Two at
03.13.08 | News | Danny Cowan | 1 Number of Comments 
Manhunt 2 Wins Legal Battle For Release
The UK Video Appeals Committee (VAC) has upheld its rejection of an appeal by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) not to give the game Manhunt 2 an 18-rated age certificate, thereby finally clearing it for release in the country.
03.13.08 | News | David Jenkins | 2 Number of Comments 
EA Makes 'Hostile' $2 Billion Tender Offer For Take-Two
Electronic Arts has officially announced that it has commenced a 'hostile' $2 billion tender offer for all outstanding shares of Take-Two stock at $26 ? the same price as its original formal offer last month, which Take-Two rejected as undervaluing the co
03.12.08 | News | Brandon Boyer, David Jenkins |  
Analyst: Rockstar To Stay Despite EA's Hostile Bid
As analysts continue to size up EA's hostile bid for Take-Two, Cowen's Doug Creutz has said he expects the majority of shareholders will accept the deal, and that the hostile move w
03.12.08 | News | Brandon Boyer | 2 Number of Comments 
Levine Still On BioShock 2, AAA Rockstar Sequel In 2009, New Payne?
In its call with investors following its Q1 results, Take-Two execs confirmed that BioShock producer Ken Levine was still involved in the 2K Marin sequel, and hinted at the p
03.11.08 | News | Brandon Boyer |  
Army Of Two Invades UK Sales Charts
Electronic Arts? heavily advertised Army of Two has topped both the combined and individual format charts this week in the UK, with Bully: Scholarship Edition also performing well alongside Warhammer: 40,000: Dawn of War ? Soulstorm.
03.10.08 | News | David Jenkins |  
Take-Two Shareholders Reduce Investment
The two largest shareholders in Take-Two Interactive have reduced their stakes in the publisher and owner of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, as an apparent further example of shareholder unrest following EA?s proposed takeover.
03.10.08 | News | David Jenkins | 1 Number of Comments 
Take-Two Creates EA Buyout Severance Plan
Take-Two has reportedly created a severance plan to take care of employees who may be laid off in the event of an acquisition, following Electronic Arts' $1.9 billion buyout offer, a move apparently geared to alleviate employee anxiety ahead of the crucia
03.09.08 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Saling The World: Army of Two Tops U.S. Charts, Yakuza 3 Leads Japan
Gamasutra's latest "Saling The World" charts see Army of Two and MLB 08: The Show debuting to top sales in North America, while the latest in Sega's Yakuza franchise, Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan, tops charts in Japan.
03.06.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Q&A: Valve Explains Why PC Gaming's Gaining Steam
Gamasutra spoke to Valve marketing VP Doug Lombardi and business development director Jason Holtman to discuss why, from supporting indie development to alternative business models, PC as a gaming platform is far from dead -- and why it may be about to gi
03.05.08 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Release This: God of War PSP, Bully Arrive Stateside
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list examines a week that brings Sony's God of War franchise to the PSP in North America, as other platforms receive Bully: Scholarship Edition, Army of Two, and the year's fir
03.02.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Saling The World: The Sims 2: FreeTime, Gundam Lead Worldwide Charts
Gamasutra's latest "Saling The World" charts see The Sims 2: FreeTime leading in U.S. and UK PC software sales in its first week of release, while Gundam Musou Special emerges as this week's biggest seller in Japan.
02.28.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Analyst: Why Rockstar Should Stay With Electronic Arts
In his latest note to investors, Doug Creutz of analyst group Cowan has given his top five reasons why Rockstar should stay with EA should its Take-Two takeover bid go through, and said he believes that in the end EA will likely bump its original $26/shar
02.28.08 | News | Brandon Boyer | 3 Number of Comments 
Pachter: Why EA Will Win The Take-Two Takeover
In his latest note to investors, Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter has provided an in-depth analysis of why EA will win its takeover bid for rival publisher Take-Two, despite the latter's insistence that the $2 billion offer undervalues the company -- full
02.25.08 | News | Staff | 8 Number of Comments 
Q&A: EA CEO John Riccitiello On The Take-Two Offer
Following the news that EA has formally offered $2.0 billion for Take-Two, Gamasutra spoke to Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello on the offer - revealing admiration for the Grand Theft Auto franchise and the desire to 'create a bubble' for other
02.24.08 | News | Christian Nutt | 2 Number of Comments 
EA's Riccitiello: Rockstar 'Key Part' Of Deal
Following the Take Two board's rejection of EA's acquisition bid, EA execs have said in a conference call that the deal would give the publisher a a strategic boost in M-rated conte
02.24.08 | News | Leigh Alexander | 4 Number of Comments 
Pachter: EA Bid 'More Than Adequate'
Following EA's bid for rival publisher Take-Two, Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter has called the rejected offer "more than adequate" and said EA Sports would benefit almost immediately, but expresses concern that the GTA franchise could go the way
02.24.08 | News | Brandon Boyer | 1 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Professor Layton, Apollo Justice Impact DS Charts in U.S.
Gamasutra's exclusively compiled real-time Amazon.com world charts see the adventure genre leading on the Nintendo DS with Professor Layton and Apollo Justice, while Sins of a Solar Empire climbs to the top of U.S. PC software sales.
02.21.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
ImageMetrics Facial Animation Tapped For UT3, GTA IV
02.14.08 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Saling The World: Professor Layton Tops North American DS Charts
Gamasutra's latest "Saling The World" real-time Amazon.com charts find Professor Layton and the Curious Village beating out tough DS competition in its first week on North American store shelves, with Turok slipping out of the U.S. Xbox 360
02.14.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Ask the Experts: Animation Show Reels
In the latest Ask the Experts column from sister educational site GameCareerGuide.com, animators from Rockstar Games help a student who writes in for advice on putting together a portfolio that includes animati
02.10.08 | News | Jill Duffy |  
Saling The World: Devil May Cry 4 Debuts Strong in Worldwide Charts
Gamasutra's "Saling The World" charts real-time Amazon.com charts this week show Capcom's Devil May Cry 4 debuting high in North America and the UK, while Nintendo's Dairantou Smash Brothers X continues to top Wii software sales in Japan.
02.07.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  
DICE Keynote: EA's Riccitiello On A New Future For Publishing
At his DICE Summit keynote, EA CEO John Riccitiello said the industry was in desperate need of a new publishing model, giving a starkly frank look at the successes and failures of the publisher, and predicting the garage studio model was dead and that by
02.07.08 | News | Christian Nutt, Brandon Boyer | 2 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Smash Bros, DMC 4 Take Over in Japan
Gamasutra's "Saling The World" real-time worldwide Amazon.com charts this week find a Japanese chart upheaval following the release of big-name hits like Dairantou Smash Brothers X and Capcom's Devil May Cry 4 and Monster Hunter Frontier
01.31.08 | News | Danny Cowan |  

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