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If we took away one important lesson from Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick yesterday, during the company's investor call, it's this: it takes a lot of time to make "triple-A" games. That's why Zelnick isn't interested in annualizing the Grand Theft Auto franchise. "We don't feel that GTA oughta be...

December 4th 2009 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Tuesday 4 August 170-something lbs. of face-palming rage.Food consumed today:A lot of really audible snacks and stuff that makes me sound bone-crunchy and vicious, like a Central Park West poodle.Just past midnight. New York: my penthouse. Do people never learn? Found out today that SouthPeak Inter...

August 4th 2009 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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Wednesday 22 July 170-something lbs. I'm really sad, been putting on some weight and missing workouts.Food consumed today:Went total heifer and ate a tub of Cherry Garcia AND Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch. Too upset for anything else.Late morning. New York: my Take-Two office. Boo! Boo, I say. Meanie Mc...

July 22nd 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Take-Two has agreed to settle for $3 million in a stock-option backdating scheme conducted by the company over a decade ago -- by folks that were punished and haven't been part of the company in years. Take-Two announced years ago that it would pursue the settlement route, accepting the corporate v...

April 2nd 2009 at 12:44pm 0 Comments
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Friday 16 January 150-something lbs. Feeling like I could be on the cover of a magazine. Food consumed today: 2 Apples. May have snuck something else in, but I'm too busy to recall. Early in the day. New York: my office. Ugh. Gary Dale, my chief operating officer at Take-Two. You know, my "Gar...

January 16th 2009 at 11:39am 0 Comments
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Jack Thompson. Just when you thought that being disbarred was sure to cause the man to cut back on his theatrics, here comes a story from GamePolitics that is sure to go down as a "classic." In an email exchange between Thompson and GP's Dennis McCauley, the former attorney states that Take-Two's s...

December 30th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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While talking up better-than-expected Black Friday sales at a Reuters Media Summit in New York, Take-Two Chief Executive Strauss Zelnick took a moment to tackle the global financial situation and its effect on the games industry. "I think everyone was encouraged by Black Friday," Zelnick said. "It...

December 5th 2008 at 7:58pm 0 Comments
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Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick dropped a bomb on all of us anxiously awaiting the DS installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA: Chinatown Wars. Speaking at the BMO Capital Market conference today, Strauss pushed the release of the DS title back into Take-Two's second fiscal quarter, which goes...

November 13th 2008 at 1:47pm 0 Comments
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Speaking at the BMO Capital Market conference today, Take-Two fitness guru Strauss Zelnick posed some new release dates for the next entries in Rockstar's sprawling crime epic, Grand Theft Auto. All signs point to peace in the streets as we approach Chinatown War's previously marked release in late...

November 13th 2008 at 1:13pm 0 Comments