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Red Dead a 'permanent franchise,' says Take-Two CEO

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 8:30am PDT

Red Dead Redemption may get a sequel at some point, as Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick recently listed it as a "permanent franchise" among more sequel-heavy series like Grand Theft Auto and Borderlands.

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"Really don't understand why R* doesn't make PC versions of Red Dead series. Just doesn't make ..."

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Irrational Games restructuring, all but 15 members leaving

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 10:15am PST

BioShock series creator Ken Levine is closing the doors to Irrational Games and will take an unspecified new role with Take-Two. Most of the remainder of Irrational's staff will be laid off.

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"Interested to see what this next "narrative-driven" game that is highly replayable will be. I ..."

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Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.

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"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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2K Sports scrubs MLB 2K from existence

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 06, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Sports has quietly invoked the mercy rule on itself, eliminating any signs of the MLB 2K series from existence, leaving MLB: The Show as the last Major League Baseball series standing.

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"That's a whole other terrible situation in itself. But it's a lot easier for EA to make that ..."

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Civilization 5 'Scrambled' map packs announced

By Steve Watts, Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have announced two new "Scrambled" Civilization 5 map packs inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Brave New World. One is available now, and the other is coming November 5.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified review: potential unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 26, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified shows the potential to be a mixture of third-person shooting and tactical XCOM strategy, but winds up falling short in both departments.

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"Oh man! It wasn't until I read your post just now that this stuck out to me. I mean, I've seen ..."

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You can play Civilization 5 as Beavis & Butthead

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT

One intrepid modder has produced the leaders Civilization 5 clearly always needed: Beavis and Butthead.

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"Oil deposits are replaced by natural gas. Biology and Steam Power on the tech tree become ..."

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WWE 2K14 had 'seamless transition' from THQ to 2K, dev says

By John Keefer, Jul 16, 2013 1:15pm PDT

"Amazingly enough, we worked throughout that whole time," said franchise creative director Cory Ledesma, who came to 2K Sports from THQ with most of the WWE team. "I think maybe we were only down half a day as we moved offices, or something like that; it was a really, really...

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WWE 2K14 pre-orders to get Ultimate Warrior as a bonus

By John Keefer, Jul 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT

The Ultimate Warrior is coming out of retirement and will be making his franchise debut in WWE 2K14. The only way you will be able to play the "Founding Father of Life Intensity," however, is to pre-order the game.

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"The Ultimate Warrior was playable in Legends of Wrestlemania. I don't get the hype."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' launch trailer showcases human achievement

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 10:30am PDT

A Civilization 5 "Brave New World" launch trailer gives a rousing summary of humanity's accomplishments over the last century.

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How Civilization 5 chose new cultures for Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Firaxis details how it picks the new cultures going into a Civilization 5 expansion, using the nine set for the upcoming Brave New World as an example.

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WWE 2K14 unveils The Rock as cover guy

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 9:30am PDT

Despite taking some occasional time off for movies, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been a central figure in the WWE universe. It seems only fitting that with the rebirth of the WWE series under the 2K Sports umbrella that the current WWE Champion becomes the cover boy for WWE...

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"I've missed the last few weeks of WWE, given E3 and post-E3 craziness. I need to catch up. I do ..."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer shows off trade routes

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 10:00am PDT

A new trailer for Civilization 5's Brave New World expansion shows off the new trade routes system.

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"It doesn't look like there's an expansion worth of content here. Nothing really game changing, ..."

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified video looks at agency's origin, tactics

By John Keefer, May 28, 2013 12:30pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown built on the premise of a modern day UFO agency designed to hunt down and eliminate alien threats. But a new video for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delves into how developer 2K Marin envisioned the creation of that clandestine organization back in the 19...

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer delves into new ideologies

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World is bringing a new ideology system to the game, as well as adding some social policies. A new trailer for the...

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