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Rockstar’s 20-Year Vice President of Development Quits  Variety

Rockstar Games vice president of product development Jeronimo Barrera, a man who helped make nearly every title in the storied developer's 20-year history, ...

Rockstar Games Hits Back at Real Pinkertons Over ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Lawsuit  Variety

Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive hit back at the real-world Pinkertons last week after receiving a cease and desist letter over use of the Pinkerton ...

Bounty System, Visibility Changes Coming to ‘Red Dead Online’  Variety

A number of new features and updates are coming to the “Red Dead Online” beta on Feb. 26, developer Rockstar Games announced on Tuesday. The biggest ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 Multiplayer: Big update for Red Dead Online from Rockstar  Express

RED Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer fans received some great news this week from Rockstar Games and their parent company, who shared a big update on ...

Rockstar Games Is Hiring For Full Time Game Testers  UNILAD

Rockstar Games, the makers of such hits as Stealy Wheely Automobiley and Cowboy Bathtub Simulator 18 are now hiring for full time game testers in the UK.

Rockstar Games accused of ‘misleading’ as Pinkertons respond to Red Dead Redemption 2 lawsuit  Metro.co.uk

Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations has responded to Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive's contention in their lawsuit over Red Dead Redemption 2, ...

Wrestler Booker T. Sues Activision Over Character Likeness in “Black Ops 4”  Variety

Professional wrestler Booker T. Huffman is the latest celebrity personality to sue game publisher Activision.

What Will Happen to GTA Online When Rockstar Launches GTA 6?  VGR.com

GTA Online, the multiplayer mode and toolkit for GTA 5, may well be the most successful part of any Grand Theft Auto game ever. In fact, although playing it ...

GTA: Vice City looks better than ever on iPhone and iPad Pro  Cult of Mac

Rockstar Games has optimized GTA: Vice City for the newest iPhones and iPad Pro model. Get ready to travel back to the past in style!

Cult of Mac
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Hits 23 Million Sold, Powers Take-Two’s Strong Quarter  Variety

"Red Dead Redemption 2" has now sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, helping to bump Take-Two Interactive net revenue to $1.25 billion in the third ...

GTA 6 – Rockstar working with PlayStation 5 and Xbox 2 ‘Leaked’  TheLeaker

According to the latest reports, Rockstar is working with PlayStation 5 and Xbox 2 on their upcoming GTA 6 game which is expected to release in 2021.

The best open-world games  Digital Trends

Open-world games are among the most popular in the medium. These are the best open-world games of all-time, including titles in series like Assassin's Creed, ...

Digital Trends
RBI Baseball 19 Release Date Revealed With Game Intro Video, Digital Pre-Orders  VGR.com

RBI Baseball revealed their release date and intro video trailer. The game will hit shelves across the US on Macrh 5, 2019.

PlayStation Store launches "Big Games Big Discounts" sale  Extra.ie

The PlayStation store has announced a *fresh* sale with some of the biggest titles of the last 12 months getting their prices slashed by up to 50%. Games from the ...

‘GTA Online’ Adds Tiny Explosive RC Bandito, New Races  Variety

“GTA Online” players can now pick up the pint-sized RC Bandito, which comes with eight brand new races that deliver double in-game cash and reputation ...

Music Supervisors to Watch: From Gaming’s ‘Redemption’ Soundtracker to Ryan Murphy’s Go-To  Variety

The Guild of Music Supervisors hands out its annual awards in 18 categories on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. Here are 8 nominees to watch.

EA Stock Plunges After Lackluster Third Quarter, New 'Titanfall' Experiences Coming  Forbes

EA shares plummeted after a disappointing third quarter earnings report.

GTA Online Cheat Developer Fined $150,000 for Damages  The Market Fact

Game Developers like Rockstar Games, Tencent, Bluehole, Valve are finding ways to discourage the cheaters in online games. In a recent turn of Events, ...

The Market Fact
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Player Adds Shaggy and Fred To The Open-World Western  Comicbook.com

Who needs the gunslinging of Micah Bell or the master plans of Dutch Van der Linde? John Marston and Arthur Morgan ain't bad to have on your side I guess, ...

Inside Rockstar Games' Culture Of Crunch  Kotaku

In the final year of development on Red Dead Redemption 2, the upcoming Western game, the top directors decided to add black bars to the top and bottom of ...

Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices  Cosmos

Video games have long been criticised for encouraging violence and antisocial behaviour. And parents often express concern that they could have detrimental ...

An Employee Provides A Detailed Account Of Overtime Practices At Rockstar Games  Forbes

A detailed description of Rockstar Games' overtime practices from a person who works there.

Rockstar Games abandons Agent, 9 years after reveal  VentureBeat

Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive Software have apparently abandoned development of the espionage game Agent. The game was ...

Current Rockstar Employees Speak Out About Working Conditions  Variety

Since Rockstar Games' founder Dan Houser's comment that the studio was working 100-hour weeks to finish “Red Dead Redemption 2” resulted in an outcry on ...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' rakes in $725M for Rockstar Games in blockbuster weekend debut  USA TODAY

Video game "Red Dead Redemption 2" corralled blockbuster sales of $725 million in its first three days, according to publisher Rockstar Games.

Rockstar Games Teases "Next-Generation" Projects In Job Listings  GameSpot

Rockstar Games has announced job listings for new, unannounced titles, which the company has described as "next-generation" projects. Whatever the creators ...

The 13 Best Rockstar Games of All Time, Ranked  Tom's Guide

From Grand Theft Auto to Red Dead Redemption and everything in between, here are the best Rockstar games of all time.

Tom's Guide
The Making of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2  Vulture

Rockstar Games, maker of the megahit Grand Theft Auto V, readies its next blockbuster, Red Dead Redemption 2, a prequel to 2010's open-world Western ...

'Red Dead Redemption 2' online game set to launch beta on Tuesday  USA TODAY

Rockstar Games is expanding its hit game "Red Dead Redemption 2" with an online multiplayer game beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Rockstar Offers $1 Million ‘GTA Online’ Bonus for ‘Red Dead 2’ Pre-Orders  Variety

Rockstar Games is offering a ton of bonuses in “GTA Online” this week, including $1 million in in-game cash to anyone who pre-orders any digital edition of “Red ...

Rockstar's broken work ethics  GamesIndustry.biz

Former employees detail mandatory long hours, unpaid overtime, and a culture of fear at studios behind Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.

Rockstar’s Agent trademark is abandoned  Polygon

Publishers rarely cancel or say they've abandoned projects outright, so a trademark abandonment for Rockstar's notorious "Agent," announced almost a decade ...

Rockstar Gives Away ‘Red Dead’ Gold, Working on Anti-Griefing Measures  Variety

Rockstar Games is working on lots of new features for “Red Dead Online” in early 2019, including some new anti-griefing measures, it said in a post on Friday.

Red Dead Redemption 2: What Next for Rockstar?  Den of Geek US

Playing through Red Dead Redemption II, something starts to become clear: Rockstar Games has outgrown Grand Theft Auto.

Den of Geek US
Rockstar Games: The Secret behind the Success  The Daily Star

The gaming community is a tough crowd. Publishers struggle most of the time to keep them satisfied. In fact, they often end up giving birth to outrage, ...

The Daily Star
Rockstar Games Music Soundtrack  Red Bull

From DJ games to DJs in games, we look at how Rockstar changed the way we think about video game soundtracks. No matter how ambitious and outsized ...

Red Bull
In Wake of Overtime Debate, Rockstar Tells Employees OT Not Mandatory  Variety

At least one of the studios under the Rockstar Games umbrella held a meeting Friday to tell its employees that overtime work is not mandatory, Rockstar Games ...

Rockstar Games Announces ‘Red Dead Online’  Variety

Rockstar Games has announced "Red Dead Online," the online component of the upcoming "Red Dead Redemption 2."

Red Dead Redemption 2: A deep dive into Rockstar’s game design  VentureBeat

Rob Nelson has spent 15 years at Rockstar Games, working on games such as The Warriors, the Grand Theft Auto series, and both Red Dead Redemption and ...

Analyst: Rockstar Will Announce New Game This Year, To Release in 2020  Game Rant

Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter offers his prediction that Rockstar Games will announce a new title in 2019 that will launch at some point in 2020.

Game Rant
There are 6 key reasons we probably won't see the next major 'Grand Theft Auto' game until at least 2020  Business Insider

As "Grand Theft Auto 5" passes 100 million copies sold, there are no signs it's slowing down.

Business Insider
Rockstar Balancing ‘Red Dead Online’ Economy  Variety

Rockstar Games took to the official "Red Dead Redemption 2" website to offer a status update on the "Red Dead Online" beta on Monday, promising it would fix ...

Rockstar Games clocks the average employee's workweek at 42-45 hours  Gamasutra

Rockstar Games shared employees' self-reported hours spanning from January to September of this year in the wake of outcry over crunch.

Rockstar Games in Legal Battle with the Pinkertons Over 'Red Dead Redemption 2'  The Blast

"Red Dead Redemption 2" fans are used to dealing with the Pinkertons but Rockstar Games is locked in a legal battle with the actual company over using their ...

The Blast
Rockstar Games, crunch, and the great shame of the video games biz  Mashable

The revelation of 100-hour work weeks at Rockstar Games pushed the talk around unfair work practices in the video game industry into the spotlight again.

Red Dead Redemption 2 could hit 20 million in sales — and turn a profit — by December  VentureBeat

Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 sold through more than $725 million worth in its first three days of sales.

Rockstar Games working on next gen games reveals job ads  Metro.co.uk

The makers of Red Dead Redemption II are staffing up to work on Xbox Two and PS5 games, but is it GTA 6?

Rockstar Games’ Parent Company Effectively Blocks ‘GTA V’ Cheat Programs  Variety

Take-Two Interactive effectively blocked the sale of cheat programs for use in "Grand Theft Auto V" via court ruling , according to Reuters.

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Camps and Other Game Mechanics  Variety

Rockstar Games has shared a brand-new gameplay trailer showcasing some of what we can expect from the upcoming open-world Western game.

Take-Two Interactive reports better-than-expected revenue  CNBC

Take-Two interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games and 2K, is set to report earnings for its 2019 fiscal second quarter after the bell Wednesday.

Agent trademark abandoned by Rockstar Games  Shacknews

Is Agent officially dead? Is the name changing? We'll have to wait for an official announcement for real answers.

Facebook Teamed Up With Rockstar Games to Add In-Stream Rewards to GTA Online  Adweek

At the Game Developers Conference in March, Facebook revealed its new Games SDK for PC game development. Part of the software-development kit is a ...

Rockstar allows employees to speak out on 100-hour week controversy  GamesIndustry.biz

Rockstar Games is continuing its efforts to assure that it does not enforce 100-hour weeks on its workers by encouraging its current staff to weigh in on the issue.

Rockstar Games 'Not Done' With VR Says Vive Studios Boss  VentureBeat

HTC's Joel Breton says that Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Remeption 2 developer Rockstar Games is not yet done with VR.

Rockstar Games Is Hiring For Next-Generation Projects, Improving Facial Animation Tools  GearNuke

Rockstar Games are hiring for their next generation projects and job listing suggests they are looking to further improve their facial animation tech with upcoming ...

Rockstar Games Is Bringing Nightlife to Los Santos In Upcoming Update To GTA V  Dance Music Northwest

Move over Vice City there's a new sheriff in town. Rockstar games have announced a new update to their online gameplay of Grand Theft Auto 5, where players ...

Dance Music Northwest
Why Rockstar Stopped Hiring Celebrity Voice Actors  Den of Geek US

Have you ever wondered why modern Rockstar games feature significantly fewer big name celebrity voice actors? Well, it turns out that Rockstar co-founder Dan ...

Den of Geek US
Every Rockstar Game From Worst To Best, Officially Ranked  TheGamer

From their humble beginnings to their rise to the top, it's time for us to rank Rockstar's library of games.

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Early Access Content for PS4 Owners Revealed  Variety

PlayStation 4 owners will get 30 days early access *content* when Rockstar Games' “Red Dead Redemption 2” and its multiplayer component, “Red Dead Online ...

GTA Online Arena War: Rockstar Games launching major PS4, Xbox One update TODAY  Express

GTA Online fans will be getting the major Arena War December update on PS4 and Xbox One today.

Rockstar's 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Crunch Controversy and the Rest of the Week in Games  WIRED

This week in games, we've got more news on the industry's ongoing labor problems and the messy relationship between art and capital. Making things is ...

Agent: When is Rockstar Games next big release coming? After Red Dead 2? GTA 6? Bully 2? | Daily Star  Daily Star

AGENT is a stealth spy thriller announced by Rockstar Games in 2007, but is it still being produced? Here is everything you need to know, including potential ...

Daily Star
GTA After Hours: Rockstar's Ivan Pavlovich +interview+  Red Bull

With GTA Online: After Hours introducing the club scene to the Grand Theft Auto series, we speak with Rockstar's director of music to find out more about ...

Red Bull
Win In-Game Rewards Watching ‘GTA Online’ Streams This Summer  Variety

Rockstar Games is teaming up with Facebook to provide in-stream rewards on its After Hours Live Stream Series, according to a news release.

The makers of 'Grand Theft Auto' have a huge new game coming this October, and it looks outrageous  Business Insider

The most-anticipated game of 2018, "Red Dead Redemption 2," is nearly here. Saddle up with this primer!

Business Insider
Rockstar Games: Here’s Why We Don’t Work With Big-Name Actors Anymore  Comicbook.com

At one point in time, Rockstar Games was working with a number of popular actors on their projects, like Samuel L. Jackson in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ...

What's most interesting about 'Red Dead Redemption 2' game from 'GTA' maker  Business Insider

Next Friday, on October 26, the most anticipated game of the year arrives. "Red Dead Redemption 2" is the next blockbuster game from the folks at Rockstar ...

Business Insider
Rockstar Games News: Red Dead 2 Online Leak, GTA 5 DLC Update, Game Award Nominations | PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features - Daily Star  Daily Star

ROCKSTAR NEWS this week includes a plenty of Red Dead Redemption 2 updates as well as lots of new GTA 5 Online discounts too.

Daily Star
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game  Motherboard

*Content* Warning: This post contains discussion of violence against women. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world video game set on the American frontier ...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’s’ Voice Actors Discuss Years of Capture Sessions (Watch)  Variety

Seven of “Red Dead Redemption 2's” massive ensemble cast made it to the Game Awards' red carpet last week, stopping by to chat for a minute or two with ...

A sequel to Bully might have just been confirmed by Rockstar Games  JOE.co.uk

A new Rockstar game is an event. The studio that gave us Grand Theft Auto, LA Noire and Max Payne produce titles that transcend just the medium of games ...

One of the best-selling games of 2018 is nearly five years old — and the makers say 'there's plenty more content to come'  INSIDER

Last month, like nearly every month before it, "Grand Theft Auto 5" was on the top 20 list of best-selling video games in the United States. It appeared in third ...

Employees Speak Out On Working For Rockstar Games  mxdwn.com

Rockstar Games has lifted their ban on its social media policies, giving employees a chance to talk about working at the company. Recently, reports of working ...

Rockstar gets search and seizure warrant for homes of alleged GTA 5 cheaters  PC Gamer

Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive have successfully sought search and seizure orders from the Australian Federal Court in relation ...

PC Gamer
Rockstar Will Address Red Dead Online's Broken In-Game Economy  Screen Rant

Rockstar Games announces they will be adding adjustments to fix Red Dead Redemption 2 online's economy. Expect these updates before the weekend.

Screen Rant
Microsoft's Secretive Game Team Hires Rockstar Game Dev  Game Rant

Microsoft's secretive game development studio, The Initiative, hires former Rockstar Games and Red Dead Redemption developer Tom Shepherd to the team.

Game Rant
GTA 5 Online UPDATE: Nightclubs DLC CONFIRMED by Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto 5 Online  Express.co.uk

GTA 5 Online players will soon be able to hang out in nightclubs thanks to a brand new DLC announced by Rockstar Games today.

Facebook Teams Up With Rockstar Games Το Bring In-Stream Rewards To GTA Online Livestreams  We are Social Media

Facebook has teamed up with Rockstar Games to launch free, In-Stream Rewards for those who tune in to some GTA Online Facebook livestreams.

We are Social Media
Rockstar Games Reveals New Plot Details for 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (Exclusive)  Hollywood Reporter

Josh Bass, art director at Rockstar San Diego, and Aaron Garbut, director of art at Rockstar North, answer burning questions about the hotly anticipated 'Red ...

Hollywood Reporter
Vote for Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto V in the Steam awards  RockstarINTEL

Its that time of year again, where everyone does their version of the game awards. Gamespot, Golden Joystick and The Game Awards have all released their ...

Rockstar Games is apparently taking Narcos: Mexico as an inspiration for GTA VI  BGR India

Rockstar Games is right now one of the biggest game developers in the world, and its claim to fame has been the Grand Theft Auto series. GTA V has been its ...

BGR India
Rockstar Games Directs Music Video Entirely in GTA 5  IGN

The music video for Bosnian DJ Solomun's new song "Customer is King" has been directed by Rockstar Games and takes place entirely within Grand Theft Auto ...

Take-Two Head Still Views ‘Fortnite’ Success As Good For Industry  Variety

Take-Two CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick still views the rocketing success of “Fortnite” as a positive for the entire industry, despite recent analysis by ...

Actor's Resume Lists Rockstar Project "Fiyero"  RockstarINTEL

An actor's resume has been discovered containing credits for an upcoming Rockstar Games title – codenamed “Fiyero”. The resume of an actor has been ...

GTA Online gets laser cannons in a new update  PC Gamer

Christmas is now over in GTA Online, but the spirit of the season—blowing stuff up online—is carrying on thanks to some weapons from the future. The Unholy ...

PC Gamer
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Release Date: Good News for Rockstar Red Dead 2 fans in 2019? | PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features - Daily Star  Daily Star

RED Dead Redemption 2 is a massively popular game on Xbox One and PS4, but could the open-world game be coming to PC in 2019?

Daily Star
Games Inbox: Are Rockstar Games the best developer in the world?  Metro

The evening Inbox starts looking forward to The Game Awards' announcements, as one reader defends Battlefield V as the best one yet. To join in with the ...

The Best Rockstar Games You Probably Haven’t Played  PlayStation LifeStyle

We're all excited about the next Red Dead Redemption, but Rockstar isn't all Red Dead and Grand Theft Auto. Here are the best Rockstar games you may not ...

PlayStation LifeStyle
27 Rock Star Video Games  Ultimate Classic Rock

Once the video-game boom took hold, developers began turning to rock stars to create games based around their images and music. We uncovered more than ...

Ultimate Classic Rock
Reading The Game: Red Dead Redemption 2  NPR

Our occasional series about storytelling returns with a look at Red Dead Redemption 2, which inverts one of the biggest tropes in video games — the Power ...

"Grand Theft Auto VI" Rumors Addressed By Rockstar Games: "This Is A Hoax"  HotNewHipHop

That 'GTA VI' message was false. Grand Theft Auto V is the most lucrative video game of all time. Since it was released in 2013, GTA V has earned over $6 bil...

PlayStation Store Deals Include Monster Hunter World, Several Rockstar Games  Comicbook.com

It's time for another PlayStation Store sale, with a number of significant discounts for PlayStation Plus members, as well as a focus on a number of Rockstar ...

Rockstar Games May Have Already Begun the Bully 2 Casting Process  Wccftech

All eyes are on Dead Redemption 2 right now, but Rockstar Games may have already quietly begun work on their next project, Bully 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Confirmed Thanks to Rockstar Games Developer LinkedIn Profile  NDTV

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version is on the way, perhaps after the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game release.

Devolver Digital Offers To Help Rockstar Games With 'Red Dead Redemption 2' PC Port  Comicbook.com

So you may recall last week that Rockstar Games announced a Red Dead Online beta that will kick off in November, introducing a vast world that console ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is True Art  The New York Times

The season's best blockbuster isn't a TV show or movie. It's a video game.

The New York Times
Rockstar Games Quiz: How Well Do You REALLY Know The Studio?  WhatCulture

Few development teams have the cultural sway of Rockstar. Once the bad-boys of the industry, releasing what is almost gamings's grunge scene with GTA and ...

Red Dead Redemption 2: Great news for Rockstar Games as PS4 and Xbox sales jump  Express

RED DEAD Redemption 2 is back on top in the PS4 and Xbox One sales charts this week, bringing good news to Rockstar Games.

Save Your Money -- Red Dead Online's Gold Bars Aren't Worth Buying  Forbes

Now you can buy Gold Bars with real money in 'Red Dead Online' but I'm not sure why you'd bother.


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Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in New York City. The company was established in December 1998 as a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, and as successor to BMG Interactive, a dormant video game publisher of which Take-Two had previously acquired the assets. Founding members of the company were Sam and Dan Houser, Terry Donovan and Jamie King, who worked for Take-Two at the time, and of which the Houser brothers were previously executives at BMG Interactive. Co-founders Sam and Dan Houser head the studio as president and vice-president for creative, respectively. Jennifer Kolbe, who started at the front desk of Take-Two, acts as Rockstar Games' head of publishing and oversees all development studios. Simon Ramsey is the company's head of PR and communications.Since 1999, several companies acquired by or established under Take-Two became part of Rockstar Games, such as Rockstar Canada (later renamed Rockstar Toronto) becoming the first one in 1999, and Rockstar India the most recent in 2016. All companies organized under Rockstar Games bear the "Rockstar" name and logo; in that context, Rockstar Games is sometimes also referred to as Rockstar New York or Rockstar NYC. Rockstar also sports a motion capture studio in Bethpage, New York.Rockstar Games predominantly publishes games in the action-adventure genre, while racing games also saw success for the company. One of such action-adventure game franchises is Grand Theft Auto, which Rockstar Games took over from BMG Interactive, which published the series' original 1997 entry. The most recent game in the series, Grand Theft Auto V, has shipped over 95 million copies since its release in September 2013, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time. Other popular franchises published by Rockstar Games are Red Dead, Midnight Club, Max Payne and Manhunt.