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Take-Two Q1 Financials: Team Bondi Sells 4 Million, Red Dead Redemption Passes 10 Million Sold

by Ernice Gilbert on August 8th, 2011, under News, Take-Two

You would think after reporting that L.A. Noire had sold over 4 million copies across platforms, and Red Dead Redemption selling more than 10 million units, Take-Two’s Q1 earnings report would be all black, but that’s not the case.

Report – Activision Planning To Acquire Take-Two

by Ernice Gilbert on February 11th, 2011, under Activision/Bilzzard, News, Take-Two

How would you like it if GTA, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, Agent and other big name Take-Two games, including Bioshock and Max Payne ended up in the hands of mega-publisher, Acitivision? According to strong rumors amongst many industry executives, it might just happen.

Biggest Year In Gaming History Will Be 2011, Massive Game Release Schedule Unveiled

by Ernice Gilbert on January 5th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Sony

You know what? I’ll call it: 2011 will usher gaming into new realms. From 3D gaming, the Kinect revolution, which, by the way, technology developer PrimeSense is taking to PCs. We have the PSP2, the 3DS and probably the WiiHD or Wii2 coming all this year. That’s on the hardware side of things alone.

As for software, 2011 trumps all the years before it like a bulldozer ridding a piece of land of its grass. This year alone we’ll have Killzone 3, Gears of War 3, another Call of Duty, not to mention Black Ops DLC. Bulletstorm, Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, inFamous 2, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2 and so on.

Thankfully, GameInformer’s forged up a massive list featuring a release schedule for all platforms this year, including the DS and PSP. Apparently, according to the author, Far Cry 3 will be released in August of this year. Don’t know where he got that from so we’ll have to wait to hear more.

Either ways, hit the link, I think you’ll get to understand better why gaming’s all the buzz this year, and why it’ll leave many a gamer broke. Dead broke.

Assassin’s Creed Will Be Big As GTA Claims Ubisoft

by Ernice Gilbert on July 12th, 2010, under News, Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has garnered a massive following over the years. Tens of millions of copies have already been sold across all platforms, and according to Ubisoft, in the not too distant future, the game will rival Grand Theft Auto in popularity.

Lofty words.

Red Dead Redemption Is Rockstar’s New Blockbuster, Sells 5 Million In Three Weeks

by Ernice Gilbert on June 10th, 2010, under News, Rockstar, Take-Two

I knew it from the onset. Even before Red Dead Redemption started garnering critical praise, we here at Games Thirst covered the game from its early stages, noting the potential of it becoming a huge it.

Rumor Thirst: Rockstar Pulls E3 Launch Of Unknown IP

by Ernice Gilbert on June 1st, 2010, under News, Rockstar

Rockstar was planning to unveil a brand new IP at E3 this year, but suddenly the developer pulled it.

Rumor Thirst: GTA V To Be Revealed At E3 In Few Weeks

by Ernice Gilbert on May 31st, 2010, under News, Rockstar, Take-Two

Rockstar has been silent concerning Grand Theft Auto V. In fact they’ve been so tight lipped that we have no idea what’s going on. But a rumor has surfaced, with evidence, suggesting that Rockstar will steal the show in L.A with its grand reveal of Grand Theft Auto.

More RDR DLC Packs On The Way Proclaims Rockstar

by Ernice Gilbert on May 28th, 2010, under News

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption’s a hit and the world knows it. So if you thought the company was about to stall on releasing DLC for what’s proving to be its biggest and most lucrative game in 2010, you’d better reconsider.

Rockstar’s Flourishing While Rest Of Industry Struggles

by Ernice Gilbert on May 21st, 2010, under News

These are hard times for the gaming industry, earlier in the week Sqaure-Enix announced that it laid off 400 people this year alone, and April’s NPD industry sales numbers were the most abysmal we’ve seen in years.

But at one studio, things are on the upswing. In fact as the rest of the industry are looking for new ways to cut costs and make more money, said studio already have mastered those techniques.

And while everyone else is firing, Rockstar’s hiring.

Gratitude: A Big Thank You To Game Developers, We Appreciate You

by Ernice Gilbert on May 21st, 2010, under Article, industry news

Gamers are a demanding crowd. Year after year developers work hard, harder than most other forms of entertainment to bring us what we want. For some reason we the gamers pay no mind to what goes on behind the scenes; all we’re interesting in is everything, and I mean everything being perfect. That’s a tall order considering how much effort, research, brainstorming and the likes that goes into making a great game.

But when last did we pause for a moment and really think about how much we take these developers for granted? And the thing is they never complain. Well I believe there’s a time for everything under the sun; and today I ask you to join me in saluting your favorite development team.

Do it after the read in the comments section but right now, we honor them:

“Kill A Rockstar” And Be Rewarded With Greatness

by Ernice Gilbert on May 19th, 2010, under News, Rockstar

The folks at Rockstar are the best at what they do, and they’ve yet again came up with a brilliant idea to celebrate the North America release of Red Dead Redemption. What’s it you ask?

More info is past the break.

The Critics Agree: Red Dead Redemption Is The Best Of Its Kind Ever (Forget The Sub HD Talk)

by Ernice Gilbert on May 18th, 2010, under Article

When something is great just say it’s great, and that’s exactly what critics from all across the spectrum have been saying: Red Dead Redemption is a masterpiece which will sit in the same room with other great accomplishments, the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Halo, God of War and Metal Gear Solid just to name a few.

I remember when details about this title began surfacing, people were skeptical as to whether Rockstar, the same come that produced Grand Theft Auto were able to pull off a successful open world, yet story-driven and intriguing title. Guess what? They did.

Video Thirst: Ten Minutes Of Red Dead Redemption

by Ernice Gilbert on May 17th, 2010, under News, Rockstar

May 18th is about a breath away and gamers around the world will take a trip to the virtual wild wild west fighting for survival by the gun. Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption is already receiving excellent reviews across lines and I suspect it’ll do extremely well at retail.

To prove it, there are ten minuets of unadulterated gameplay past the break. Take a look.

Video Thirst: Red Dead Redemption Launch Trailer Is Serious Western Business

by Ernice Gilbert on May 16th, 2010, under Rockstar

Ah, the game will be out on May 18th and I know gamers who’ve been impatiently watching the days crawl by can’t wait any longer. But that’s fine, I feel just the same.

In the vid, action to make you want the thing even more. More past the break.

Red Dead Redemption Delayed To “Deliver An Experience Beyond Your Expectations”

by Ernice Gilbert on March 4th, 2010, under Rockstar, Take-Two

I’m sure some of you were disappointed when news broke that Red Dead Redemption would be delayed until May 18th in the US and on the 21st in EU. But don’t be mad at Rockstar, it’s because the game needed more “polish”.