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Take Two Acquires Irrational Games
posted by: Shawn Rider
publisher: 2K Games
developer: Irrational Games
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date posted: 09:19 AM Tue Jan 10th, 2006
last revision: 02:10 PM Wed Jan 11th, 2006

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Click to read.Word comes that Take Two, whose publishing label is now 2K Games, has acquired Irrational Games, creators of such amazing titles as SWAT 4, Freedom Force, and the classic System Shock 2. Irrational was also lauded this week with the \"Best PC Developer\" award for 2005 from IGN (for SWAT 4). In addition, the team was cited by Gamespot for \"Best AI\" in a game (also for SWAT 4), and both SWAT 4 and Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich were included on GameSpy\'s top 10 games of 2005 list.

The deal with Take Two gives Irrational Games a boost in resources and support, a situation that should allow the developer to continue to make unique and engaging games. Irrational games recently announced their latest endeavor: BioShock. A proverbial \"spiritual successor\" to the System Shock series, BioShock is not a sequel, but still offers up a hybrid RPG/FPS experience in a sci-fi/horror setting. We\'re excited as ever to see what comes out of the new partnership.

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