BMG Interactive Entertainment

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BMG Interactive Entertainment was established in 1994 as the multimedia and new technologies division of BMG Entertainment, the $5.1 billion entertainment arm of Bertelsmann AG, the $13.6 billion worldwide media enterprise. Operating in 42 countries, BMG Entertainment also owned numerous record labels including Arista, Ariola and RCA Records and had significant European television interests. BMG Interactive was categorized in the corporate structure as a trademark of BMG Music.

BMG Interactive was based in New York and had offices in San Francisco and London. Other affiliated divisions were established in France, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Australia.

The company published, marketed and distributed titles for the PlayStation, Saturn and PC CD-ROM. In May 1996, Mike Suarez was the company's executive producer.

Through acquisition and merger, BMG Interactive eventually became a short-lived publishing label of DMA Design, purchased in 1998 by Take-Two Interactive and then became part of Rockstar Games.

Credited on 45 Games from 1994 to 1998

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Alexi Lalas International Soccer (1998 on Windows, PlayStation)
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64...)
Grand Theft Auto (1997 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Pandemonium 2 (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition) (1997 on DOS, Windows)
Atlantis: The Lost Tales (1997 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Mass Destruction (1997 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Backpacker 2 (1997 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Blackout (1997 on Macintosh, Windows 3.x)
Dreams to Reality (1997 on DOS, Windows)
Teazle (1997 on Windows, Macintosh)
Wing Nuts: Battle in the Sky (1997 on DOS)
Spider: The Video Game (1996 on PlayStation)
Powerslave (1996 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Firo & Klawd (1996 on DOS, PlayStation)
Pandemonium! (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
You Don't Know Jack: Volume 2 (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
The Pink Panther: Passport to Peril (1996 on Windows 3.x, Windows)
Slam 'N Jam '96 featuring Magic & Kareem (1996 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Bermuda Syndrome (1996 on Windows, Windows 3.x)

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History +

1998

BMG Interactive was sold to Take Two Interactive.

1994

BMG Interactive division established

Trivia +

Locations and contact information in April/May 1995:

In UK:

BMG Interactive Entertainment

Bedford House

69-79 Fulham High Street

London SW6 3JW

In Belgium:

BMG Interactive Entertainment

Square Francois Riga 30, Bte 8

1030 Brussels

Former company website: www.bmginteractive.com

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