Infinity and beyond: Take-Two bets on 2K for FY13

VG247: Take-Two Interactive is one of the most close-mouthed of the big publishers, but it also has one of the most comfortable catalogues. We look over its 2012-2013 line-up and predict nothing but sunshine and daisies.

roadkillers4444d ago

Give me Agent, Bioshock, GTA5, Red Dead 3, Bully 2, Manhunt 3, and System Shock 2 remake, and something that plays like The Warriors please.

roadkillers4444d ago

Thanks. Vast majority of those games were in my childhood years.

Pwnage182024444d ago

I know System Shock 2 was an INSANE game!!! That also scared the crap out of me at some points.

GamingManiac4444d ago

You forgot Rockstar'TableTennis lol

jamesgtaiv4444d ago

Give me V on PC and RDR on PC so I can play through it again in first person.

GraveLord4444d ago

I'd love to pirate GTA V on PC :D

jamesgtaiv4444d ago

Yeah, haha... I guess since I don't live with my mom and have my own income, I can afford to buy things and support developers I like.

Good comment though. You really added a lot to the internet today.

OcelotRigz4444d ago

I live with my mom, have my own income and download movies and tv shows, and if i played pc games i'd download them too..... without paying for any of it. Best of both worlds, hahahahahaahmawhamwaahaMWHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAH!

But seriously, i have the choice to pay or get something for free, im gonna get it for free. The world is a crappy place and the last thing i care about is the 0.0001% reduction in game sales of a said game because i downloaded it for free.

jamesgtaiv4444d ago

So you justify the world being a crappy place by slowly making it a crappier one?

Grap4444d ago

good for you both.

limewax4444d ago (Edited 4444d ago )

Not sure you would feel the same if it was your studio that loses money for it. However you spin it piracy is theft, and unless you would happily rob your favourite store, why rob your favourite devs?

The world is nowhere near as bad as you make it seem. If it was we wouldn't have the time to be hyped for E3.

OcelotRigz4443d ago

Your question doesnt make sense. I simply meant that there is much bigger problems in the world and in our own lives, as a result i simply dont care about the insignificant problem i am causing developers/producers. Keyword "I". Do you believe im making the world "crappier" by what i do?

You're right, i wouldn't feel the same way if it was my studio. But i dont own or work in a studio so i cant see it from that perspective, just as the studio owner/worker cant see it from mine. Because we are in completely different situations and environments, i can justify what i do. For example, killing another person is wrong, but put a gun in a mans hand and call him a soldier then its ok. Its all about perspective.
Also, you're assuming one act of theft is no different than any other, you know thats not the case, obviously.
As for the world not being as bad as i said, that being "crappy", no you're right, its much worse. We have the luxury of living in our comfortable bubble and being somewhat oblivious to the horrors of the world we live in, thats why we can get hyped for E3. Saying the world isnt "crappy" because we can get hyped for E3 was a ridiculous thing to say.

The fact that im writing a big comment on N4g about theft and the state of the world in a post about GTAV's rumored release is ridiculous!

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nik666uk4444d ago (Edited 4444d ago )

PC gamers, there's nothing superior about being thieving bastards!!

limewax4444d ago (Edited 4444d ago )

common misperception, those people are the same people that will have jtag'd xboxs and cfw 3.55 ps3s. They were never going to pay for it in the first place.

Plenty of PC gamers buy their games, otherwise Steam would not still be in business

C0MPUT3R4444d ago

GTA V has to come out in OCT doesn't it?
Bioshock & XCOM are delayed to 2013.

nik666uk4444d ago

Ocelot, you're a credit to your parents, mummy must be SO proud!

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Take-Two CEO Doesn’t Think AI Will Reduce Employment or Dev Costs; “Stupidest Thing” He’s Heard

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick doesn't think AI will reduce employment or lower development costs, and calls it "stupidest thing" he's ever heard.

lodossrage51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

They already have AI trained to do coding.......

How he thinks it's stupid is beyond me, Especially since we see it happening in real time.

CS751d ago

Company A has 300 employees and lays of 200 to replace them with AI to release the same quality game.

Company B has 300 employees and keeps all 300 but instead uses AI to release a game with dramatically larger scale, scope, complexity, short dev cycle etc.

Company B would release a dramatically better product by using humans + AI and consumers would buy the better game.

I actually agree with this concept.

Huey_My_D_Long51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

This is key facet. Its how the AI is used. It's actually is impressive as is and really would make an amazing addition to alot of people in their jobs, not just tech. It also has the potential for businesses to use to lay off large amounts of people, as much as they could to save money on labor. I hope too many companies don't go with the latter. But since usually companies are worried about bottom line over people...we will see some try and hopefully fail. But yeah, if its to help workers like in your company B scenario I'm totally down...Just scared Company A may be too enticing to some ceos and businesses.

Darkegg51d ago

Value of AI and value of humans will both be increased with human-AI complex. Each, by themselves, will not be independently better than the other. Whether AI will ever be independent from humans is the fear question of humans, ironically because of our doing. At this stage, most of the doing is because of humans, not because of AI. AI is doing exactly that by our design, until we have failed ourselves with an AI development that went awry. The biggest take is that humans have only ourselves to blame when things become wrong, and we have to decide what is the ultimate goal with AI we want to accomplish. It would take a person with high morals and high ethics to make right of AI. I would not want businessman to decide what AI should do or what capabilities it can have. AI should be in the hands of people with high moral fiber, or those operating on love, kindness, and compassion.

BlackOni51d ago

AI is SUPPOSED to be used as a tool, not a replacement. It's designed to do two important things artists can take advantage of immediately.

- Make the ideation/reference imaging process much quicker and easier (basically using it as a google search)
- Make mundane and time consuming tasks faster and easier so more time is spent on creation.

Unfortunately, what many have done is used it as a way to replace rather than supplement.

Einhander197251d ago (Edited 51d ago )


In the ideal world yes.

In the real world where companies have shown little desire to innovate and spent every effort to maximize profits the end result will be the same quality games (if were lucky) made by less people and more AI.

Company Real World: Fires 200 people and makes the same game cheaper using AI and the executives get record bonuses.


Lets look at history, specifically auto manufacturing.

In the 70's and 80's the auto unions tried to oppose automation of jobs (robots) stating that they would take peoples jobs. And the people in charge who wanted to make more money said the exact same types of things that are being said about AI. But we can look at history and see that countless types of jobs were in fact replaced by automation, that was of course even compounded upon by computers.

The net effect was that the rich got richer less jobs were needed so wages were forced down by competition for the jobs that were left.

hombreacabado50d ago

that concept works in the initial beginning phase of AI but once AI learns and surpasses the knowledge and coding expertise of even the best human employee than this CEO will no longer need competent humans in that line of work.