2K Games

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2K Games, Inc.
Subsidiary Of Take-Two Interactive
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded January 25, 2005
Headquarters Novato, California, U.S.
Key people
Christoph Hartmann (President), David Ismailer (Chief Operating Officer)
Products Video games
Parent Take-Two Interactive
Website www.2k.com

2K Games, Inc. is an American global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of video games, like Borderlands, Civilization V, The Darkness, NBA 2K and more recently, WWE 2K.[1] 2K Games is a subsidiary 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 is headquartered 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]






  1. ^ http://ir.take2games.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=309250[dead link]
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  3. ^ Stuart, Keith (2013-02-13). "Bafta Video Game Awards 2013 – nominees announced". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ "About 2K". 2K Games. Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Annual report of Illusion Softworks, a.s. for 2007, auditor BDO Prima Audit s.r.o. (at the end of 2007 the sole owner of Illusion Softworks, a.s. was Kush Games, Inc.)
  6. ^ "Firaxis Games, Inc.: Private Company Information". BusinessWeek. Bloomberg. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  7. ^ Eddie Makuch (December 4, 2014). "Star Wars Vet Leading New 2K Studio Working On Mysterious AAA Project". GameSpot. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel". Business Wire. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  9. ^ a b Morris, Chris (2006-06-06). "Take Two plays it safe, cancels controversial game.". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  10. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (2006-05-01). "Take-Two Closes Indie Built". IGN. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 

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