2K Games

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2K Games, Inc.
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded January 25, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-01-25)
Headquarters Novato, California, United States
Key people
Christoph Hartmann
David Ismailer
(Chief operating officer)
Products Video games
Parent Take-Two Interactive
Website www.2k.com

2K Games, Inc. is an American developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games. Notable titles include Borderlands, Civilization, The Darkness, BioShock, NBA 2K and WWE 2K.[1] 2K Games is a Publishing division of Take-Two Interactive. It was created on January 25, 2005 after Take-Two acquired developer Visual Concepts and its wholly owned subsidiary Kush Games from Sega for US$24 million.[2]

The name "2K Games" comes from Visual Concepts' sports game lineup typically referred to as the 2K series, which were originally published exclusively for the Dreamcast console. 2K Games was founded in Novato, California. The label publishes a wide variety of console and PC titles developed both internally and externally.

2K Games have been nominated for the BAFTA Awards for their video game Borderlands 2.[3]






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