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Rumor: Activision looking to buy Take-Two [Updated]

Monday, 14 February 2011 22:07 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Update: An Activision rep, unsurprisingly, replied to us with a quick, no frills “Activision doesn’t comment on industry rumor and speculation.” As always, we’ll fall back on an old cliche: that’s not a “no.”

Original Story: “Saw it coming.”

Said the man who got blindsided by a speeding train.

According to a senior executive who spoke with MCV, Activision’s not letting the death of multiple major franchises and the resultant lay-offs get it down. Nope, it’s time for a shopping spree! The target? The entirety of Take-Two Interactive.

“There are very strong rumours amongst people at a very senior level within the global business,” the unnamed executive said.

“But there’re not much more than that at the moment – they are just rumours. And, of course, given Activision’s news this week, everyone is now looking to see what their next move is. But you can definitely put two and two together and make four-ish.”

This, of course, wouldn’t be the first time Activision’s unhinged its jaw and gobbled up a giant. It became one with Blizzard back in 2008 – a move with which both parties have been vocally pleased.

It would also help expand Activision’s narrowing stable of franchises, which – in addition to heavy hitters like Call of Duty, Warcraft, and StarCraft – includes Prototype, Spider-Man, X-Men, and James Bond.

Of course, the last time someone loved Take-Two some much that they tried to put a ring on it, well, things didn’t go so well. EA offered more than the company was actually worth, and it still wouldn’t budge.

We’ve contacted both parties to see if there’s any truth at all to the claim. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear back.

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41 Comments

  1. Uncontested

    Activision can go fuck themselves. If this happens I hope Rockstar has some kind of clause in there saying they can get the fuck out.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    It’s officially confirmed, the ActiVision of today is the Electronic Arts of yesterday, they failed their attempt at acquiring Take Two & I hope that ActiVision does too.
    I love Rockstar’s business model of taking time to release AAA games rather than flooding the market with mediocre updates, IMO, 2 years minimum before releasing a full fledged sequel.
    IMHO, yearly franchises (i.e. WWE, FIFA, CoD) should be released at a lower price but as long as they keep selling like they do that will never happen :(

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DEADEYES

    @1: They just want big money with big products, dude! They don’t care like us, gamers! Fuking Activision! They kill my beloved Infinity Ward with COD series! I hate fuking Treyarch now! Wonder why does people buy a lot of COD:BO from them?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. osric90

    Activision = Shit.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Crysis

    @3, Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
    In other words, don’t hate Treyarch for the products ActiVision force them to make, they have some truly talented guys there but they’re only famous for ripping off Infinity Ward, it’s not their fault, as I said-blame ActiVision.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. back_up

    it will not happen
    EA was also trying to do same few years ago and they failed

    #6 4 years ago
  7. metamorphic

    This will be the worst news imaginable. You will fail, Kodick!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. spangar11

    yeah that better not happen..those games are so good, but of course activision is on their quest to ruin every good game in the world

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Yoshi

    If this happens and they buy Take-Two, this will be like 2012 end of the world stuff but in gaming form :(

    #9 4 years ago
  10. darksied

    Oh boy, this truly sucks. Imagine if Activision does succeed in buying them. You will see a Bioshock, GTA, Elder Scrolls, and maybe even a Red Read EVERY SINGLE YEAR until people are sick of them and Activision shuts the dev houses down. This can NOT be allowed to happen (I know that’s a bit melodramatic, but it’s true; activision will go for the very quick buck to the exclusion of all else).

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    Elder Scrolls? That’s Bethesda, nothing to do with Take Two or ActiVision-Blizzard…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mark82

    Surely Take Two are one of the biggest players in the market as far as publishers go, if they don’t want to be bought out they won’t be.
    They have some of the biggest most successful games on the market. #10 by the way dude Elder scrolls is published by Bethesda not Take Two :-)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mark82

    lol You beat me to it Crysis!!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. NeoSquall

    @1 I agree with you

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Zurtech

    REALLY hope that’s not true, sure might be nice for their stockholders, but means the industry is gonna get screwed.

    One thing I’ve NEVER understood with Activision, surely they can’t be THAT blind to know they’re prolly THE most despised publisher in the industry… so why not.. you know like try to improve their image and be a proper publisher instead of some souless leeching yuppie money hungry corporation that doesn’t give a monkey’s about the industry it’s in and only wants to pad out their wallets at the expense of the developers they got their grubby mits on.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. darksied

    @11
    Yeah, you’re right, Take-two just published Elder Scrolls 4 games, Bethesda owns them, I believe. But the rest … hopefully this is not true.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Ercarret

    I would be very surprised if this actually happened. Take-Two said no when EA asked, despite things being a bit shaky and no one knowing if they were more than just GTA. Now, however, they’ve proved that they are. They are in a much better place now, things are going well, and if they didn’t think they needed EA back in 2008 I doubt that they need Activision today.

    On the other hand – it’s Activision. I may not like some of the decisions they make, but there’s no denying they’re excellent businessmen. I no longer get surprised when they get what they want.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    It’s not going to happen. EA tried to but them for 2 billion, but now after Take Two have Red Dead Redemption and few other great franchises…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. TheWulf

    I hope not. I tend to not buy Actard games at all these days, too much ill will there. I do, however, find that I buy Take Two games.

    Stay classy, Take Two. Don’t get bought out by these chumps.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dralen

    They didn’t sell to EA and they won’t sell to Activision, especially since they are still doing amazingly well as a publisher.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dralen

    “It would also help expand Activision’s narrowing stable of franchises, which – in addition to heavy hitters like Call of Duty, Warcraft, and StarCraft – includes Prototype, Spider-Man, X-Men, and James Bond.”

    You know what would help with that Activision? If you made some new IP’s and not steal other Publishers games!!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. dandan123

    LOL omg hope they dont then it will be Grand Theft Auto like Call of Duty games…..

    #22 4 years ago
  23. scuz

    Sigh.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Hazzarington

    Laughed so hard at that train joke.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Old MacDonald

    What a tragedy.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    People keep mentioning the attempted EA buyout, but Take-Two are worth a shitload less now than they were when EA tried to buy them out. To be exact… EA’s original offer was $25.74 a share, and Take Two’s share price is now a comparatively amusing $15.82 a share with a market cap around $1.35bn. Still, it’s not as bad as the sub $7 value they had twp years ago.

    The shareholders (the only people that really matter in a buyout attempt) would kill for an offer the size of the original EA one ($2bn) now.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. rainer

    Activision will tear apart 2K if they get their hands on them the only things left will be Rockstar GTA everything else will be canned.

    I cant imagine the Housers liking the idea of working for Activision so I would expect them to put up a fight.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Nissanthen

    I hope this doesn’t happen, I would rather see them go to EA.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Monk

    Oh, the humanity :(

    #29 4 years ago
  30. NightCrawler1970

    @1 HELL YA, Acti keep ya damn hands of them… Go smoke more weed!!! i think RockStar is way to smart to say, sure man, we will join —-> IN YA DREAMS :P whahhahahaa acti are nothing but a bunch pot-smokers wankers!!!

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Bikki

    NOOOOO if this happens they will fuck Rockstar games. This cannot happen.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    I’d be worried if I worked at TT right now. Your jobs are about to become very disposable.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. redder1111

    dear kotick, it’s absolutely clear that you can’t do it … Face Fuck! go fuck yourself with a dragon-breath shotgun and shot the FUCK up you shit head!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. DSB

    While the emphasis should be on the word rumours, it would be the logical step to acquire some developers of this magnitude after jettisoning their lesser studios.

    Take Two does releases in much the same way as Activision, only without all the mediocre studios hanging around.

    And if you’re looking for more righteous indignation, let’s think of the time Take Two shut down Talonsoft. That shit still makes me a righteously indignant panda.

    If it’s true, I think Kotick was being more than a little modest when he said they were going conservative.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Unlimax

    Justin bieber = Activision !!?

    #35 4 years ago
  36. LOLshock94

    didnt take 2 have a really good year last year? so what are the chances of take2 accepting?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. LePlatypus

    It would be stupid for TT to do this. Looking at their metascore only shows that they are gaining momentum as one of the large publishers. With companies like R* and Gearbox whom have lots of talent making games for them they shouldn’t become part of the Activision Mafia.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    I hope taht this is not going to happen.

    I think it won’t happen. EA tried to buy it for 2 billion. They failed.
    Take Two now cost more because of so much successfull titles, not to mention about UPCOMING Agent, LA.Noir.

    So thats bullshit.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    “Take Two now cost more”

    See post 26. Take Two are now worth about a third less than they were when EA tried to buy them.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Bellisner

    For the sake of clarity Take-Two and 2K are one and the same; they both trade in the NASDAQ as TTWO. So outside of the obvious stables such as GTA and Bioshock other big names are up for grabs like Borderlands, NBA2k, Max Payne and frighteningly my beloved Civilisation series.
    Now I see what Activision is doing here they are putting all their eggs in one basket; namely Blizzard. (COD too but I’ll get to that in a moment.)
    Blizzard are unlikely to release a title this year their revenues for 2011 will be sustained by WOW subscriptions and I suspect something of a drop off, nothing much mind but enough to hit their share price. I predict strong sales this year on COD on reputation alone but I suspect little in the way of innovation, I enjoyed Black Ops but it was hardly a quantum leap over MW2 people will buy COD in December but I fear the scales will be lifted from everyone’s eyes and the Emperor is standing there buck naked. As such the 2012 COD incarnation will take a hit at the tills.
    Now the smart move is to gobble up another publisher and T2 is certainty a hearty yet manageable meal. For the record I’m not an Activision hater per-se but having less publishers will leave certain franchises -which however well loved by fans and well received by critics alike don’t post astronomical sales figures (hence my earlier trepidation for Civ) I don’t think it’s in anyone’s interest’s save Activision for T2 to cash in their chips, they have a healthy portfolio with titles like LA Noire, Xcom and Bioshock Infinite in the works to sustain them in the short and medium term. For them to sell will weaken the industry as a whole- so much so- it may come to resemble the movie industry even more.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. DaMan

    expect a GTA game a year, before people finally become sick of them and Kotick shuts T2 down.

    #41 4 years ago

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    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]