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Take-Two officially ends pursuit of Codemasters following EA offer
Take-Two has officially lapsed its offer to acquire Dirt developer Codemasters after being outbid by EA.
01.12.21 | News | Chris Kerr |  
The forgotten Flash Website movement (when websites were 'the new emerging artform')
Net artist and game designer Nathalie Lawhead shares a short history of Flash, its decline, and what they (as someone intimately familiar with Flash's heyday) believe led to its eventual demise.
11.23.20 | News | Nathalie Lawhead | 3 Number of Comments 
Rockstar is turning Red Dead Online into a standalone game
Rockstar is launching Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer portion of Red Dead Redemption 2, as a standalone game on December 1, 2020. 
11.23.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Tencent-owned Sharkmob opens triple-A studio in London
Tencent-owned developer Sharkmob has cut the ribbon on a new triple-A development studio in London.
10.13.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Crackdown 2 dev Ruffian Games is now a Rockstar Games studio
After a year-long courtship, Rockstar Games has full-on acquired Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games and rebranded the new subsidiary as Rockstar Dundee.
10.11.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Q&A: Lair of the Clockwork God devs on the infinite hustle of indie development
"I think peoples' expectations of the quality of even a basic, entry-level indie game is now so high that it's becoming near-impossible to remain a one-man-band."
09.27.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Ex-Riot devs launch multiplayer game studio Odyssey Interactive in Canada
A team of devs who used to work at Riot Games have raised roughly $6 million in seed funding to open Odyssey Interactive, a new Canadian game studio that aims to build competitive multiplayer games.
08.18.20 | News | Alex Wawro | 1 Number of Comments 
Take-Two Interactive acquires mobile studio Playdots for $192 million
Founded in 2013, Playdots is the developer behind Dots, Two Dots, and Dots & Co., which have amassed over 100 million downloads combined. 
08.17.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Respawn responds to crunch and burnout complaint posted on Glassdoor
Respawn has responded to a negative review left on Glassdoor that complained of "burnout, stress, and heavy anxiety on the Apex Legends project."
07.23.20 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
GTA Online is getting a standalone release on PlayStation 5
Although GTA V will also be making the next-gen leap, Rockstar explained the lucrative online mode will be getting a standalone release on next-gen machines in the second half of 2021. 
06.11.20 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
Bethesda donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts
The cash will be handed out to a variety of international and local charities that are directly involved with relief efforts.
04.26.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Rockstar pledges 5% of Red Dead and GTA Online revenue to fight COVID-19
Rockstar will be donating 5 percent of revenue from purchases made in GTA Online and Red Dead Online from April 1 to May 31 to COVID-19 relief efforts. 
03.31.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Road to the IGF: No Code's Observation
Observation casts players as a ship's AI, helping a distressed member of the crew survive while also dealing with your own newly-growing consciousness.
03.18.20 | News | Joel Couture |  
Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda, and more enact remote working policies due to COVID-19
UPDATE: More and more sizable studios have now put policies in place to allow developers to continue their usual day-to-day office activities from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
03.16.20 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 
Rockstar, CD Projekt Red, EA join ranks of devs working from home due to COVID-19
Three more sizable studios have put policies in place to allow developers to continue their usual day-to-day office activities from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
03.15.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
GTA IV to return to Steam after cutting Games for Windows Live support
Grand Theft Auto IV??s exit from Steam wasn??t a permanent one; the game is headed back to the platform, but must sacrifice its multiplayer to do so.
02.18.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the studio
The announcement broke by way of an SEC filing from Rockstar parent company Take Two Interactive this afternoon, with note that Houser??s final day with the company will come in March.
02.03.20 | News | Alissa McAloon | 3 Number of Comments 
Today's your last day to get your early registration discount for GDC 2020!
Early registration for the 2020 Game Developers Conference ends Wednesday, January 29th at 11:59 PM Pacific, so take the opportunity to save money on your pass by registering now at a discounted rate!
01.28.20 | News | Staff |  
Hoof it to GDC and see how Red Dead Redemption 2's horses were brought to life!
Come to the GDC 2020 AI Summit in March and learn all about how Rockstar's interdisciplinary team approached designing and implementing the realistic horses of Red Dead Redemption 2!
01.26.20 | News | Staff |  
GTA developer Rockstar pushes back against UK tax abuse allegations
Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has refuted the suggestion its abusing the UK government's Video Game Tax Relief initiative and dodging corporation tax.
01.20.20 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Call of Duty, Beat Saber, and Apex Legends led PlayStation downloads in 2019
PlayStation breaks down 2019's top digitally downloaded premium, PS VR, and free-to-play games as well as the most-downloaded expansions.
01.13.20 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Rockstar says defunct Games for Windows Live to blame for GTA IV delisting
Grand Theft Auto IV vanished from Steam this month, but the usual delisting suspects don??t seem to be at fault this time around.
01.12.20 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 
Learn the secrets of Red Dead Redemption 2's player locomotion at GDC
Sign up now for GDC 2020, where Rockstar Games' Mike Jones will walk you through the creative and technical choices made to create the locomotion systems and distinctive walk of Arthur Morgan!
01.07.20 | News | Staff |  
Gamasutra's Best of 2019: Alissa McAloon's top 5 games (from 2018's backlog)
Rather than add to my backlog, I took some time to circle back and spend some time with games from 2018 that I might've overlooked during yet another year packed with wonderful releases.
12.29.19 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Analyst: Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 400k copies on Epic Games Store
Looking at just those Epic Games Store sales, analyst SuperData says the launch failed to make as much of a splash on the storefront, at least compared to other titles that came to the store before Steam.
12.22.19 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 

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