NBA 2K Developer Visual Concepts Suffers Its Second Round Of Layoffs In Six Months

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2K Games subsidiary Visual Concepts, the studio behind NBA 2K and Lego 2K Drive, has been hit with a second round of job cuts following the mass layoffs in September 2023. Former art manager Brad Bowling confirmed the unfortunate news on LinkedIn, saying, ”The games industry bloodletting continues. Today, Visual Concepts Austin laid off myself and a group of very [...]

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Take Two Interactive Is Buying Up Farmville Developer Zynga For $12.7 Billion

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Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Grand Theft Auto series developer Rockstar Games, is in the process of acquiring Zynga for $12.7 billion in cash and shares. The purchase amount is being offered at a 64% premium on the Farmville creator’s closing share price on January 7th, according to the official press release. It’s worth noting that Zynga recently [...]

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Voice Actors End 11-Month Strike Against Video Game Companies

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The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA, ended their 11-month strike against big-name video game companies as both parties reached a tentative agreement last weekend. According to Polygon, the boycott began in October 2016 following 19 months of failing negotiations between voice actors and video game industry leaders for additional compensation, particularly for [...]

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Take Two Interactive’s Net Revenue Up By 15%

“Take Two had a highly-successful holiday quarter,” says Take Two Interactive CEO and Chairman, Strauss Zelnick in their Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Report. The software giant saw a 15% increase in their net revenue compared to fiscal third quarter earnings last year. Take Two Interactive also reported a growth of 64% in their digitally-delivered net revenue, with Grand Theft Auto [...]

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