EA Officially Ends Take Two Bid

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After many months of patience, Electronic Arts has officially ended its bid for Grand Theft Auto publisher, Take Two. Shares fell approximately 25 percent as a result, but Take Two’s CEO is not worried. In fact, he says: “We remain focused on creating value for our stockholders and our consumers.”

Well, best of luck, Take Two. I’m glad you weren’t gobbled up, but I’m hoping you can stay afloat without them.


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According to Take-Two’s financial report, which reported some mighty profits, GTAIV’s Xbox 360 exclusive downloadable content will be delayed until quarter one of 2009. On the real world calendar, that means it could arrive any time between November 2008 and January 2009.

Why? “The reason we moved it is more about portfolio balance than anything else… the delay is not about development issues.”

Let’s hope it’s worth the wait and that interest hasn’t waned.

BioShock 2 Official and Other Take Two News

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Not sure what to think of this. BioShock was an excellent experience, but should it have a sequel? Ken Levine is involved, but to what degree? 2K Marin, newly founded by some former developers of the original BioShock team, are the lucky (or unlucky?) developers which have been tasked with bringing a worthy sequel to one of 2007’s finest games. I wish them all the best. No news on platforms, but we can safely assume the PC and XBOX 360 are definitely in the picture

Other Take Two news include the 2009 fiscal release window (between Nov. 1st 2008 and Oct. 31st 2009) for both Mafia 2 and Gearbox’s Borderlands. Apparently, Mafia 2 was delayed thanks to GTAIV. Sadness.

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