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Take-Two's Zelnick 'skeptical' of Wii U, not of next generation

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said he was "skeptical" of the Wii U in a recent interview with Gamasutra. He noted that Take-Two hasn't announced any games for the platform. Zelnick talked about the strategy he believes a company like Take-Two should follow. In regards to new console launches, he...

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THQ: Take-Two CEO's perception is 'outdated'

THQ has contacted Joystiq with a response to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick's dire prediction from this afternoon: "Obviously, Mr. Zelnick's perception of THQ is outdated and inaccurate. His comments are irresponsible and false. Perhaps he would be better off commenting on his own business."...

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'THQ won't be around in six months,' says Take-Two CEO Zelnick

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke plainly today at the MIT Business in Gaming conference about the differences between his company's strategy on core game development and that of the floundering THQ. "THQ's strategy was licensed properties, first and foremost. License stuff from other people,...

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Take-Two's Zelnick thinks Zynga metrics are 'sketchy'

Wednesday 30 November 185 lbs of Ba-Zynga bashing awesomeness. Food consumed today: Nothing. I'm being fueled by music. Specifically, one song: "Eye of the Tiger." It's on repeat and nothing is gonna get in my way. Afternoon. It's brisk in NYC and I'm bringing the heat to Zynga. If that...

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Zelnick planning on more Duke Nukem, figuring out tablet gaming

Tuesday 21 June I've had all scales removed from Take-Two HQ since becoming CEO. I have too much work to do and I can't be checking my buffness at every water fountain and copy machine (all of which had scale attachments). I do still check it after workouts and after a good cry, when I consume...

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LA Noire is 'a powerful new franchise' for Take-Two

During this afternoon's Take-Two investor call, CEO Strauss Zelnick said that though he wasn't interested in comparing every new intellectual property to the "extraordinary success of Red Dead Redemption," Rockstar's latest has all the makings of a key franchise. "We have every reason to...

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NBA 2K11 is 2K Sports' best-selling game ever

During an investor call today, Take-Two revealed just how nice a season NBA 2K11 has had without competition from an EA Sports' basketball sim. Hint: Really nice. "NBA 2K11 has now sold in nearly 4 million units since launching in early October," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said during the call,...

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Take-Two records $1.16 billion in revenue over last fiscal year, regains profitability

Take-Two Interactive, publisher of this year's Red Dead Redemption and Civilization V, among others, today announced net revenue earnings of $1.16 billion for the 12 months ending October 31, 2010, a 65-percent growth over the previous fiscal year's revenues. In all, after operating expenses and...

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Take-Two CEO Feder quitting to travel Asia, Zelnick to become CEO

Friday 29 October New British trainer at the gym tells me I'm 13 stone. That's better than 70-something kilos, but apparently I've put on weight. It's all my soon-to-be ex-CEO Ben Feder's fault. Food consumed today: Nothing, yet. But I'm sure the Federator is going to drag me out to McDonalds...

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Carl Icahn now a 13.7% shareholder in Take-Two

Monday 22 March 70-something kilos. My kilo talk has gotten others thinking I'm moving the company to Canada, but I <3 my NYC. Food consumed today: No low-fat blueberry muffins today on the cart. I only like the tops anyway. Heard some pleb in the office talking about Blueberry Muffin...

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