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Analyst expects Houser brothers to receive huge Red Dead royalties

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago 50-60 million copies lifetime number. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago Rockstar Games is the most loved name in gaming similar to Disney-owned Marvel or Pixar in Hollywood. Great one, well deserved. Take-Two could even spin it off into a publicly traded company years from now -already owned it for 20 years-. Analyst expects Houser brothers to receive huge Red Dead royaltiesUPDATE: Take-Two clarifies that last year’s royalties of $383m shared across all studiosJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 26th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRockstarRockstar GamesUpdate: Take-Two has since clarified reports that Rockstar will receive $538 million in royalties with the majority going to the Houser brothers.That figure is actually for across all of Take-Two’s labels. And a company spokesman denied that the Housers will take a majority of the internal Rockstar royalties as speculated by analysts.Chairman and CEO, Strauss Zelnick then added in a statement: “We have a profit-sharing arrangement with Rockstar Games. Thousands of team members benefit from the profits generated by the games that they create. I am incredibly proud of the entire team at Rockstar Games, and Red Dead Redemption II is a masterpiece.”Original Story: Sam and Dan Houser are due a massive windfall by the end of the year, thanks to today’s release of Red Dead Redemption 2.Bloomberg reports that analyst Gerrick Johnson from BMO Capital Markets estimates Take-Two’s royalties will reach $538 million in 2018 following the Wild West epic’s launch, plus the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto V.Last year, Take-Two issued $383 million to its labels, including to Rockstar’s more than 2,000 employees, according to a company spokesman.While the firm did not say how much the Housers received, Johnson estimated the two brothers will have received the majority – and expects them to do so again this year.Bloomberg reports a lawsuit filed by a former employee – likely former GTA lead Leslie Benzies – alleges the Housers and ‘a few key insiders’ share half the profits Rockstar receives. Benzies is actually suing Rockstar for $150 million after allegedly being forced out of this royalty pool, but suffered a setback in his case earlier this year.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Analysts expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide by the end of the year. However, the run-up to launch has been mired by controversy over working conditions behind-the-scenes.Dan Houser’s claims that select staff were working 100-hour weeks kicked off a massive debate about the firm’s practices, with numerous former staff saying the amount of overtime expected created a culture of fear. Rockstar disputes these claims, insisting that overtime is not mandatory.FURTHER UPDATE: We originally reported Take-Two issued $383 million in ‘internal royalties’ to Rockstar Games. The publisher has contacted to clarify that this was spread across all its labels, and we have amended the paragraph above. Take-Two declined to comment further.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTake-Two reportedly takes down reverse-engineered GTA3, Vice City source codeGitHub project blocked by DMCA, although project creator unable to rule out trollsBy James Batchelor 2 months agoRed Dead Online gets a stand-alone releaseRockstar selling the Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode as its own product on Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting December 1By Brendan Sinclair 5 months agoLatest comments (3)Ross Erickson Sr. Product Manager, Aristocrat Technologies2 years ago Hurray for them. Yay – they started a successful company and success product line. And now they’re making bank…What’s your point with this article?center_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Issue 3 soundly defeated by voters

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No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches WEST UNION FOOTBALLGolfPARK FOR OLIV By Patricia Beech – [email protected] HomeNewsIssue 3 soundly defeated by voters PreviousNo bullying at WUJHNextTHE PEOPLE’S DEFENDER SENIOR PROFILE Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Even though supporters of legalized marijuana out spent their opponents 20-1, voters across Ohio soundly rejected Issue 3 at the polls on Tuesday. However, supporters have already begun work to bring the proposal back to the ballot in 2016. Proponents of the legislation say they will pursue a more conventional legalization plan that doesn’t give exclusive growing right to private investors.Leaders of the Responsible Ohio (RO) movement say they will not give up on the campaign to legalize the drug in Ohio. RO Executive Director Ian James issued the following statement, “We trust the voters. We started the conversation, and we’re going to continue the conversation starting tomorrow. The status quo doesn’t work, it’s unacceptable and we’re not going away. All the things we’ve fought for are true. Ohioans still need treatment and deserve compassionate care. And our state needs the jobs and tax revenue that marijuana legalization will bring.” Polls conducted before the election revealed that the majority of Ohio voters do support marijuana legalization, but were opposed to the establishment of a monopoly in the state’s constitution. That opposition resulted in Issue 3 failing by almost a 2 to 1 margin.“A vote no on issue 3 is a vote against big money and a vote for our kids,” said Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers, “with issue 3 you just had to follow the money to know what was going on.”Ohio voters voiced their objections loud and clear by casting their votes to ban constitutional monopolies that would create a state of limited competition in which the market is shared by a small number of growers. The passage of Issue 2 prevents monopolies being written into the state’s constitution by individuals seeking to promote their own private economic interest, or to reward individuals or groups who fund ballot initiatives, such as Issue 3. Curt Steiner, campaign director for Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies, released the following statement:“I wish to acknowledge that a number of voters on the side that didn’t prevail tonight have strong feelings about a couple of issues in particular: legal reform – and the availability of medical marijuana. Those issues got overshadowed during this debate. Overshadowed by the brazen nature and far-reaching extent of the statewide money grab attempted by Issue 3 backers — an attempt voters concluded was, in this instance, an unsavory abuse of the ballot issue process.”Despite the crushing defeat of Issue 3, several state lawmakers, including Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger-R (District 91), who have been staunchly opposed to legalization now say it is probably time to look at legalizing medical marijuana.“After going through this process, myself and many of my colleagues realize there’s tremendous support for medical marijuana and something we should have a bigger discussion about,” said Rep. Ryan Smith, R-(District 93).Medical marijuana has been proven effective for people with various debilitating diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTST), hypothyroidism, alcoholism, anorexia, anxiety disorders, arthritis, asthma, angina pectoris, lyme disease, lymphoma, Lou Gehrig’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malignant melanoma, hemophilia-A, Grave’s disease, epilepsy, gastritis, headaches, Tourette’s Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, HIV, nerve pain, and glaucoma, and many more.The four other states that have legalized marijuana – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington – first established programs to permit people to get medical marijuana to treat illnesses.Issue 3 asked Ohioans to make a huge jump from prohibition to full legalization. University of Cincinnati Political Science professor David Niven said, “We are not California. We’re not the vanguard of hippiedom, It’s a leap to go from no legal marijuana to full legal marijuana.” Ohioans were clearly not ready to make that leap, though there are indications that they are willing to consider medical marijuana. consider medical marijuana on 2016 ballotBy Patricia [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at [email protected] – Issue 3 soundly defeated by votersNovember 5, 2015Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Lawmakers consider medical marijuana on 2016 ballotlast_img read more

Baby We Were Born to Run

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Bruce Springsteen celebrated his 60th birthday on Friday, and landed on the cover of AARP’s magazine. “We put Bruce on the cover first and foremost because he was turning 60,” she said. “Like the rest of America, we found that to be inspiring. Looking at Bruce, he really personifies our message at AARP that attitude matters more than age.” (Continue reading in NYTImes Health blog) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

ECHL Chicago Express reveal St. Patty’s Jerseys

first_img Members Patchez Link to post Share this post Members Cool design, just sad it has to be this team, lol.Since a natty jersey your team has? 0 Cool design, just sad it has to be this team, lol. Posted March 8, 2012 150 posts 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Link to post Members 111 Posted March 8, 2012 419 1,438 posts Share on other sites 419 Patchez 0 Favourite Logos: 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions Posted March 8, 2012 Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Patchez Members Sports Logo News 111 0 4,132 posts 111 1,438 posts ECHL Chicago Express reveal St. Patty’s Jerseys Sports Logo News Location:Chicago 419 By Patchez, March 8, 2012 in Sports Logo News Location:USAcenter_img SportsLogos.Net ns80 Posted March 8, 2012 Patchez Forums Home 0 Forums Home 111 111 Link to post Share on other sites ECHL Chicago Express reveal St. Patty’s Jerseys Recommended Posts 0 SportsLogos.Net 111 ECHL Chicago Express reveal St. Patty’s Jerseys here.I Like! zpqmaowl Share on other sites Location:USA Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Sports Logos zpqmaowl Share this post 0 Whoa, that is cool. All Activity Sign in to follow this   Location:the Nasty Nati Go To Topic Listing All Activity Share this post ns80 Sports Logos Followers 0 ECHL Chicago Express reveal St. Patty’s Jerseyslast_img read more

EAA members await details of their gift: a new 3-year contract

first_imgPadilla was named a member of the Senate Rules Committee – considered the most powerful because of its role in assigning legislation – but he was shut out of any committee chairmanships. On the Daily News’ blog, Sausage Factory, Harrison Sheppard reports that speculation about Padilla gunning for Don Perata’s job didn’t endear him to the Senate leader. Perata had 22 committee chairs and four subcommittee chairs to allocate. There are 25 Democrats in the Senate. Rather than awarding Padilla one of those plum assignments, Perata granted two slots to Republicans and gave multiple chairmanships to four veteran Democrats. It’s worth noting that it is not unusual for the Democratic pro tem to appoint Republicans to chairmanships. Those same two committees – Veterans Affairs and Agriculture – were also chaired by Republicans this past session. It’s also worth noting that Padilla wasn’t alone among Democrats in being denied a leadership post. There were four others who also did not get chairs. (In fact, four out of the five denied chairmanships were all legislators from L.A.) One of the jokes that surrounded City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo in his first years in office was that every time he had a news conference, there was always a bulldozer in the background, knocking down a crack house or a slum project. Well, they’ve gotten a lot more sophisticated – and a lot more controlling – in how information is given out by the office. An internal three-page memo made its way to last week, telling employees in the office that they had to clear all media conversations through the communications office. “It is essential that no one … have any substantive communications (on or off the record) with a member of the media without first clearing such communications with the Communications Department,” the memo said. “If you are approached by a member of the press seeking information, you should refer the reporter to the appropriate contact person or seek approval from the Communications Department.” One of the original political powerhouse law firms of the city is adding even more heft to its roster, thanks to term limits. Manatt Phelps announced last week it has hired former state Sen. Martha Escutia to work out of its Los Angeles and Sacramento offices as well as Richard Costigan, former aide to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a top aide to several Republican leaders, as well as having once worked with the state Chamber of Commerce. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeCity officials also have been quiet, refusing to release details, out of fear they would jinx the voting process. Members of the union are beginning to grumble that they want more than just a salary increase and a promise to look at pay disparities with the Department of Water and Power. Those familiar with the package said there are some other incentives that they hope will serve to win over a majority of the vote. In the meantime, other city unions are looking at the EAA offer as setting a benchmark for what they can expect in next year’s negotiations. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Van Nuys, is back at work after brain surgery to correct a congenital defect, but he has been thrust immediately into the real world of politics. It was designed to be a Christmas gift to members of the Engineers and Architects Association, but the heightened expectations raised during the past year of tough talk might leave many members feeling shortchanged. There has been a flurry of phone calls and e-mail exchanges among EAA members – an estimated 7,400 dues-paying members and 2,600 others who are covered by the contract – trying to figure out exactly what they are getting. The basic proposal calls for the union members to sign off on the past contract – which caused so much anger with its first year of having no raise – and sign on to a new three-year contract that will raise their pay by 3percent a year. Union officials have refused to discuss specifics, saying only that members will receive a packet this week spelling out the offer. last_img read more

Three tips for dealing with corporate partners

first_imgYesterday, I posted on four things you need to know before pitching a corporate partner. I cited some interesting new research on how consumers feel about the products of companies that support charity. To summarize:1) A company that does good is perceived to have better products2) Consumer mindset dictates when “good” matters3) A socially responsible company trumps socially responsible product4) Consumers smell self-interest a mile awaySo what are your takeaways?1) Companies benefit from working with nonprofits. Remember, you give companies a brand halo. And if the partnership is positioned well, people will perceive the company’s products as superior. Assert and know your worth to the company – and have high standards for your partners.2) Companies do best when focusing on their firms’ work to advance social good as a whole company, not necessarily how each product is a reflection of those policies. So encourage company-level support – it’s better for their business – and for your organization because of the broader support.3) Companies don’t want to appear self-serving with their corporate social responsibility, because that can backfire. So if your partners have genuinely advanced your cause and made a difference, help them tell that story. You’ll be a good partner – and encourage more support over time.last_img read more