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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Historical Events

    1993:

    1999:

    May, 1999:

    May, 2000:

    • Acquires Gathering of Developers

    Jul 24, 2000:

    Feb, 2001:

    Jul 22, 2002:

    Aug 01, 2002:

    • The company acquires Barking Dog Studios, Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia. Renames it Rockstar Vancouver. On the same date, Take 2's Oakville, Ontario, Canadian office is renamed Rockstar Ontario.

    Nov 20, 2002:

    • The company acquires Angel Studios for 28 million dollars cash and 235,679 restricted common stock shares. Following the acquisition, Angel Studios is renamed into Rockstar San Diego.

    Mar 16, 2003:

    • Founder Ryan Brant resigns from the position as chairman and director due to the investigations the company is currently undergoing.

    Dec 02, 2003:

    • The company acquires TDK Mediactive, Inc. for about 12.8 million Dollars and renames it Take-Two Licensing, Inc.

    Feb 11, 2004:

    • Take 2 secures a deal with Cartoon Network. They get an exclusive first-look to develop and publish games based on new series, aimed at children from six to eleven.

    Apr 08, 2004:

    • Acquires Mobius and rebrands it to be Rockstar Leeds.

    Sep, 2004:

    Oct, 2004:

    Jan 24, 2005:

    • The company secures a deal with the Major League Baseball Association that grants exclusive rights for the next seven years.

    Jan 25, 2005:

    • The company acquires the sports game development studio Visual Concepts Entertainment and its wholly-owned studio, Kush Games. The company also acquires all intellectual property related to the ESPN Videogames product line.
    • The company launches the new label 2K Games, for both internally and externally developed console, PC and handheld products, including sports titles.

    Jan 26, 2005:

    Nov 07, 2005:

    Dec 22, 2005:

    • It is announced that anti-gaming advocate Jack Thompson has purchased stock in the company, likely to attend Take-Two's shareholder meetings and harass the company's CEO, Paul Eibeler.

    2006:

    Jan 09, 2006:

    Mar 21, 2006:

    • The City of Flint and its Pension Fund, both investors, file a class action lawsuit against Take-Two, alleging fraud and insider stock trading.

    Apr 28, 2006:

    May 09, 2006:

    • The company opens a new development studio: 2K Shanghai. 2K Shanghai will develop new original IP and co-develop products with other 2K studios around the world.

    May 11, 2006:

    Mar, 2007:

    • The shareholders remove CEO Paul Eibeler and the board of directors. A new chairman, interim CEO and board of directors are installed.

    Sep 07, 2007:

    • The company sells all of the assets of its wholly-owned Joytech video game accessories subsidiary to Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

    Sep 10, 2007:

    • The company announces the formation of the casual gaming label 2K Play.

    Dec 17, 2007:

    • The company established a new development studio under its 2K publishing label: 2K Marin, located in Novato, California.

    Jan 08, 2008:

    Nov 14, 2008:

    • Kalypso Media announces to have acquired the worldwide rights to the Tropico brand from Take-Two Interactive.

    Dec 21, 2009:

    • The company announces to sell its distribution division Jack of All Games to SYNNEX for $43.25 million.
    Company history contributed by Corn Popper (69743), Sciere (253385), Joe Ix (176), Xoleras (66236) and Jeanne (75619)