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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is forging ahead without further guidance or input from billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who agreed to sell back his 12.02 million shares in the company at yesterday's closing price of $16.93 per share. That works out to around $203.5 million, which Take-Two will fund from its cash reserve and cash equivalents on hand, the company announced. "This share repurchase reflects our confidence in the company’s outlook for record results in fiscal 2014 and continued non-GAAP profitability every year for the foreseeable future," said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. "With our ample cash and strong expected cash flow, we are able to pursue a variety... Read more...
Forget about all the patches and updates Rockstar Games has rolled out to date in order to get Grand Theft Auto Online up to snuff. The first real update -- one that's not intended to fix broken content, but introduce new gameplay -- is scheduled to arrive next week on Tuesday, November 19th, the developer announced. It's called Beach Bum and it will be automatically added to GTA Online through its next title update (version 1.06). Beach Bum will introduce a pair of new weapons to play with, including the compact (yet deadly) SNS Pistol and, for you street brawlers, a Broken Bottle for melee combat. Both will be available for free from any Ammu-Nation location in GTA Online, and once grabbed... Read more...
Rockstar Games has issued another patch for Grand Theft Auto Online, the online multiplayer portion of its popular Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles (be sure to read our review). The latest update fixes over a dozen issues with the game, including one for where the starting point for the tutorial race was not appearing. It also fixes a remaining issue where some people's vehicles or vehicle modifications were disappearing. Rockstar Games blamed the bug on cloud save failures, though after applying the latest patch, it should no longer be an issue, the developer claims. Here's a look at the full list of fixes and feature additions: Fixes numerous issues that... Read more...
The initial roll out of Grand Theft Auto V's online multiplayer mode wasn't as rocky as, say, SimCity's from earlier this year, though several "technical issues" did crop up that prevented players from enjoying the experience on the first day, and even a little while longer. Even though Rockstar Games warned that there would be growing pains, the developer is sympathetic to what gamers had to endure and has decided to reward them handsomely for their patience. How does half a million dollars of in-game currency strike your fancy? That's a lot of loot, and it's exactly what every online player who has played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month will receive, starting as early as next... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto V is a huge hit, and while it’s lighting up many a console, to date there is no version for the PC, despite a petition. This isn’t totally unexpected, as releasing the game on consoles and then rolling out a PC version months later is what Rockstar Games has done with previous GTA editions, but it’s galling for PC gamers that the company hasn’t said anything affirmative about whether the game will be available on the PC at all. However, industry scuttlebutt is that a PC version of GTA V is coming in early 2014. Eurogamer says it has multiple sources that confirm that the game will on available on the PC in Q1 2014, and comments by NVIDIA’S Chris... Read more...
Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest title update for the online component of Grand Theft Auto V is live for PlayStation 3, while the developer is working to have another patch available for Xbox 360 gamers "as soon as possible today." The second patch is intended to address a "variety of technical difficulties" associated with online play. Gamers eagerly anticipated the launch of GTA Online, though the developer warned last week that the initial rollout might suffer from some "teething problems," and that's turned out to be true. For PS3 gamers, a PlayStation Network issue was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users, thereby preventing most players from accessing GTA Online.... Read more...
Today is a big day for Rockstar Games and its super popular Grand Theft Auto franchise. Grand Theft Auto Online goes live today, marking the first time the franchise will have an online multiplayer component. Hours before the launch, Rockstar Games decided to post several more details about online gameplay and what you can expect. First and foremost, access to GTA Online is free with your copy of Grand Theft Auto V (be sure to read our review of the game). You just need to download a small "Title Update" via PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, which will unlock the online component in the GTA V menu. You'll then be able to jump into GTA Online using the fourth (bottom) slot in your GTA V character... Read more...
It should come as a surprise to no one that video games often get the blame when certain crimes are committed - much more so than movies or TV shows ever do. A child beat up another child? Video games. A man go on a massacre in a shopping center? Of course, video games. While most logically thinking people are likely to realize that it takes a lot more than just inspiration to decide to commit a crime, the media and other groups sure don't want to believe it. Last week, an anonymous game store employee wrote an editorial at Kotaku which stated that 10% of the games he sold (of about 1,000) went to parents accompanied by a young child. This sort of thing clearly doesn't help with the goal of having... Read more...
Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V has been an unmitigated success, generating $800 million in sales on its first day and clearing a cool billion in three, but it’s apparently not without its problems. Well, “problem”, singular. Multiple users have complained that after upgrading a vehicle or completing a mission and parking car in a garage in GTA V, the car will disappear entirely, or the upgrades will vanish. “We have received some reports about problems with cars and garages, particularly after upgrading and then completing a mission, and are looking into this now. Unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing,” reads... Read more...
When Vine emerged in order to give digital junkies the ability to share their lives six seconds at a time, we knew some strange videos would eventually surface. But, we can't say we ever expected anyone to have so much ample time that they'd sit around recording clips of an unreleased video game, and then spewing them all over the Internet. Oddly, that's exactly what has transpired, as a gentleman that somehow came across a leaked copy of Grand Theft Auto V has drawn a huge amount of attention by sharing clips of the actual gameplay prior to the title's street date. Of course, leaks in an increasingly digital world aren't rare. Nearly every movie, record and video game in the past two or three... Read more...
Sometimes when you screw up, all you can do is apologize and hope for the best. So it is with Sony, which issued an open apology to Rockstar Games and gamers around the world for a leak of Grand Theft Auto V assets, including details about the highly anticipated game's theme, soundtrack, and other spoilers. To be fair, it wasn't entirely Sony's fault. The leak actually came from a subset of gamers/hackers who downloaded the digital pre-order of GTA V through the PlayStation Store in Europe and partially cracked the encrypted files. They were able to extract cut-scene audio, revealing spoilers about the game. "We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to... Read more...
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