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'''Rockstar Games''' is a development division of video game publisher [[Take-Two Interactive]]. The brand is most known for the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series. It is comprised of studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios that Take-Two has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division.
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'''Rockstar Games''' is a development division of video game publisher [[Take-Two Interactive]]. The brand is most known for the [[Grand Theft Auto|''Grand Theft Auto'']] series. It is comprised of studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios that Take-Two has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division.
   
 
The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 by [[Sam Houser]], [[Terry Donovan]], [[Dan Houser]], Jamie King and Gary Foreman. Donovan has since left the company, to be replaced by former [[Capcom]] managing director, [[Gary Dale]]. Dale, along with Sam and Dan Houser is the leadership now.
 
The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 by [[Sam Houser]], [[Terry Donovan]], [[Dan Houser]], Jamie King and Gary Foreman. Donovan has since left the company, to be replaced by former [[Capcom]] managing director, [[Gary Dale]]. Dale, along with Sam and Dan Houser is the leadership now.
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|[[Image:Rockstar Leeds Logo.png|30px]]
 
|[[Image:Rockstar Leeds Logo.png|30px]]
 
|[[Rockstar Leeds]]
 
|[[Rockstar Leeds]]
|Based in Leeds, England. Previously known as ''Mobius Entertainment'' and are based in the Stanningley district of Leeds. They helped create the three [[PSP]] GTA games and pc version of L.A. Noire
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|Based in Leeds, England. Previously known as ''Mobius Entertainment'' and are based in the Stanningley district of Leeds. They helped create the three [[PSP]] ''GTA'' games and the PC version of ''L.A. Noire'' as well as ''Max Payne'' for the Game Boy Advance and the music game ''Beaterator''.
 
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|[[Image:Rockstar Lincoln.png|30px]]
 
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|[[Rockstar San Diego]]
 
|[[Rockstar San Diego]]
 
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Based in Carlsbad, California, a suburb of San Diego. Previously known as ''Angel Studios'' of ''Midtown Madness'', ''Midnight Club'', ''Red Dead Revolver'' fame, and the newly released and critically acclaimed, ''Red Dead Redemption''.
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Based in Carlsbad, California, a suburb of San Diego. Previously known as ''Angel Studios, ''they developed the [[RAGE]] engine as well as ''Midtown Madness'', ''Midnight Club'', ''Red Dead Revolver'', and the newly released and critically acclaimed, ''Red Dead Redemption''.
 
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|[[Image:Rockstar Toronto Logo.png|30px]]
 
|[[Image:Rockstar Toronto Logo.png|30px]]
 
|[[Rockstar Toronto]]
 
|[[Rockstar Toronto]]
|Based in Oakville, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. Take Two's in-house development team, previously known as Rockstar Canada. Their most well-known work is their adaptation of the cult classic film ''The Warriors''.
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|Based in Oakville, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. Take Two's in-house development team, previously known as Rockstar Canada. Their most well-known work is their adaptation of the cult classic film ''The Warriors,'' the PC version of ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]''.
 
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|[[Image:Rockstar Vancouver Logo.png|30px]]
 
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* [[wp:VIS Entertainment|VIS Entertainment]] is known for developing the ''State of Emergency'' game.
 
* [[wp:VIS Entertainment|VIS Entertainment]] is known for developing the ''State of Emergency'' game.
 
* [[wp:Z-Axis|Z-Axis]] developed ''Thrasher presents Skate and Destroy''.
 
* [[wp:Z-Axis|Z-Axis]] developed ''Thrasher presents Skate and Destroy''.
* [[wp:Image Metrics|Image Metrics]] has done most of the facial animations for Rockstar games like Grand Theft Auto and [[Bully]].
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* [[wp:Image Metrics|Image Metrics]] has done most of the facial animations for Rockstar games like ''Grand Theft Auto'' and [[Bully|''Bully'']].
   
 
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*''[[wp:Bully: Scholarship Edition|Bully Scholarship Edition]]'' (2008)
 
*''[[wp:Bully: Scholarship Edition|Bully Scholarship Edition]]'' (2008)
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto IV|''Grand Theft Auto IV'']] (2008)
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto IV|''Grand Theft Auto IV'']] (2008)
*''[[wp:Midnight Club Los Angeles|Midnight Club Los Angeles]]'' (2008)
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*''[[wp:Midnight Club Los Angeles|Midnight Club: Los Angeles]]'' (2008)
 
*''[[wp:Midnight Club LA Remix|Midnight Club LA Remix]]'' (2008)
 
*''[[wp:Midnight Club LA Remix|Midnight Club LA Remix]]'' (2008)
 
*[[The Lost and Damned|''The Lost and Damned'']] (2009)
 
*[[The Lost and Damned|''The Lost and Damned'']] (2009)
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*[[w:c:lanoire:L.A. Noire|''L.A. Noire'']] (2011)
 
*[[w:c:lanoire:L.A. Noire|''L.A. Noire'']] (2011)
 
*''[[wp:Max Payne 3|Max Payne 3]]'' (2012)
 
*''[[wp:Max Payne 3|Max Payne 3]]'' (2012)
*''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' (In development, 2013)
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*''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' (2013)
 
*''[[wp:Agent_(video_game)|Agent]]'' (In development, release date TBA)
 
*''[[wp:Agent_(video_game)|Agent]]'' (In development, release date TBA)
   
 
==Logo==
 
==Logo==
Rockstar's logo consists of a black 'R' and a white star on a yellow background. Rockstar Games has a habit of placing the logo within their games as a form of [[Easter Egg]].
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Rockstar's logo consists of a black 'R' and a white star on a golden background. Rockstar Games has a habit of placing the logo within their games as a form of [[Easter Egg]].
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto III]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto III|''Grand Theft Auto III'']]===
 
*The logo appears on many billboards throughout [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], particularly around the [[Liberty Memorial Coliseum]] and in [[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]].
 
*The logo appears on many billboards throughout [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], particularly around the [[Liberty Memorial Coliseum]] and in [[Chinatown, Portland|Chinatown]].
 
*An advertisement in [[Bedford Point]] shows a coffee cup with the logo on it.
 
*An advertisement in [[Bedford Point]] shows a coffee cup with the logo on it.
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*The logo appears as a constellation in the sky, with an especially bright star at the tip to represent the white star of the logo.
 
*The logo appears as a constellation in the sky, with an especially bright star at the tip to represent the white star of the logo.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'']]===
 
[[Image:RockstarPool-GTAVC-easteregg.jpg|thumb|225px|A Rockstar-shaped pool]]
 
[[Image:RockstarPool-GTAVC-easteregg.jpg|thumb|225px|A Rockstar-shaped pool]]
 
*The door of [[Rockster Video Games]] bears the logo. The name "Rockster Video Games" is also a clear reference to the company.
 
*The door of [[Rockster Video Games]] bears the logo. The name "Rockster Video Games" is also a clear reference to the company.
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*The Rockstar logo is tagged multiple times near the large outdoor sewers in Little Haiti.
 
*The Rockstar logo is tagged multiple times near the large outdoor sewers in Little Haiti.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'']]===
 
*[[Carl Johnson]]'s suitcase in the [[First Mission (GTA SA)|first cutscene]] has a Rockstar Games sticker.
 
*[[Carl Johnson]]'s suitcase in the [[First Mission (GTA SA)|first cutscene]] has a Rockstar Games sticker.
*In the mission, [[OG Loc (mission)]], [[OG Loc]]'s suitcase has the logo on it.
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*In the mission, [[OG Loc (mission)|OG Loc]], [[OG Loc]]'s suitcase has the logo on it.
 
*The logo appears on numerous items of [[Clothing in GTA San Andreas|clothing]].
 
*The logo appears on numerous items of [[Clothing in GTA San Andreas|clothing]].
*The action figure boxes for GTA Vice City and [[Manhunt]] characters in [[Zero RC]] bear the logo.
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*The action figure boxes for ''GTA Vice City'' and [[Manhunt|''Manhunt'']] characters in [[Zero RC]] bear the logo.
*[[File:Rockstar_constellation_san_andreas.jpg|thumb|215px|The Rockstar logo near the Big Ear]]The Rockstar constellation returns from GTA Vice City.
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*[[File:Rockstar_constellation_san_andreas.jpg|thumb|215px|The Rockstar logo near the Big Ear]]The Rockstar constellation returns from ''GTA Vice City''.
*The Rockstar logo can also be seen on a [[San Fierro Tower]] in [[Downtown San Fierro|downtown]] [[San Fierro]] when coming off the [[Garver Bridge]].
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*The Rockstar logo can also be seen on the [[San Fierro Tower]] in [[Downtown San Fierro|downtown]] [[San Fierro]] when coming off the [[Garver Bridge]].
 
*The name "Rock Star" appears on some [[Drug Dealers|drug dealers]] (the ones with hoodies).
 
*The name "Rock Star" appears on some [[Drug Dealers|drug dealers]] (the ones with hoodies).
 
*The logo is emblazoned on a surfboard inside [[Sub Urban]] stores.
 
*The logo is emblazoned on a surfboard inside [[Sub Urban]] stores.
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*At Big Smoke's Crack House, there is a mat that says NOT WELCOME HERE ROCKSTAR NORTH, with the logo.
 
*At Big Smoke's Crack House, there is a mat that says NOT WELCOME HERE ROCKSTAR NORTH, with the logo.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|''Grand Theft Auto Advance'']]===
 
*The logo appears on the walls of [[Mike]]'s [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]] hideouts.
 
*The logo appears on the walls of [[Mike]]'s [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]] hideouts.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'']]===
 
*Graffiti resembling the logo can be seen throughout the city.
 
*Graffiti resembling the logo can be seen throughout the city.
 
*A pedestrian has the logo emblazoned on his hat.
 
*A pedestrian has the logo emblazoned on his hat.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto IV|''Grand Theft Auto IV'']]===
 
*The bowling pins in [[Memory Lanes]] bear the logo.
 
*The bowling pins in [[Memory Lanes]] bear the logo.
 
*Large concrete slabs near the [[Poop Deck]] feature the logo.
 
*Large concrete slabs near the [[Poop Deck]] feature the logo.
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*The [[Achievements in GTA IV|"Key to the City" trophy/achievment]] has the Rockstar logo as its handle.
 
*The [[Achievements in GTA IV|"Key to the City" trophy/achievment]] has the Rockstar logo as its handle.
   
===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]===
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===In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'']]===
 
*The logo appears as a fridge magnet on the Mission Replay whiteboard, along with the [[Rockstar Leeds]] logo.
 
*The logo appears as a fridge magnet on the Mission Replay whiteboard, along with the [[Rockstar Leeds]] logo.
   
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Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is a development division of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive. The brand is most known for the Grand Theft Auto series. It is comprised of studios that have been acquired and renamed as well as others that have been created internally. While many of the studios that Take-Two has acquired have been merged into the Rockstar brand, several other recent ones have retained their previous identities and have become part of the company's 2K Games division.

The Rockstar Games label was founded in 1998 by Sam Houser, Terry Donovan, Dan Houser, Jamie King and Gary Foreman. Donovan has since left the company, to be replaced by former Capcom managing director, Gary Dale. Dale, along with Sam and Dan Houser is the leadership now.

Rockstar studios Edit

Logo Name Notes
Rockstarjapan Rockstar Japan

Based in Tokyo, Japan. The studio was founded in 2005. Works in conjunction with developer Capcom on Japanese localizations of numerous games by Rockstar. Also known as 'Rockstar Games Tokyo'.

Rockstar Leeds Logo Rockstar Leeds Based in Leeds, England. Previously known as Mobius Entertainment and are based in the Stanningley district of Leeds. They helped create the three PSP GTA games and the PC version of L.A. Noire as well as Max Payne for the Game Boy Advance and the music game Beaterator.
Rockstar Lincoln Rockstar Lincoln Based in Lincoln, England. Quality assurance and localization studio, formerly Tarantula Studios. As Tarantula studios, the studio ported the early Grand Theft Auto games.
Rockstar London Logo Rockstar London Based in London, England. Formed in November 2005. Took over as the main developer for Manhunt 2 after the game's original developer Rockstar Vienna closed in 2006.
Rockstar New England logo Rockstar New England Based in Andover, Massachusetts. Formerly Mad Doc Software. Incorporated in 2008, they are the newest subsidiary of Rockstar, and are best known for Empire Earth III.
Rockstar North Logo Rockstar North Based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The best known Rockstar company. They were previously known as DMA Design. They are famous for their Grand Theft Auto series and Manhunt.
Rockstar San Diego Logo Rockstar San Diego

Based in Carlsbad, California, a suburb of San Diego. Previously known as Angel Studios, they developed the RAGE engine as well as Midtown Madness, Midnight Club, Red Dead Revolver, and the newly released and critically acclaimed, Red Dead Redemption.

Rockstar Toronto Logo Rockstar Toronto Based in Oakville, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto. Take Two's in-house development team, previously known as Rockstar Canada. Their most well-known work is their adaptation of the cult classic film The Warriors, the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.
Rockstar Vancouver Logo Rockstar Vancouver Based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Previously known as Barking Dog Studios. They have released Bully. The studio closed in July 2012, where the remaining staff was transferred to Rockstar Toronto.
Rockstar Vienna Logo Rockstar Vienna Based in Vienna, Austria. Previously known as neo Software; closed on May 11, 2006. Worked on Max Payne and Max Payne 2 and the Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack as well the original developer for Manhunt 2.

Other companies that have developed for Rockstar Games Edit

WorksEdit

Notable Games & SeriesEdit

  • Grand Theft Auto (1997-present)
  • Red Dead (2004-present)
  • Manhunt (2003-2007)
  • The Warriors (2005)
  • Max Payne (2001-present)
  • L.A. Noire (2011)
  • Bully (including 'Scholarship Edition') (2006; 2008)
  • Table Tennis (2006)
  • Midnight Club series (2000-present)
  • Oni (2001)
  • Wild Metal (2004)
  • Smuggler's Run (2000-2002)

FilmsEdit

Rockstar Games are credited as executive producers of Sunday Driver and The Football Factory.

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Rockstar's logo consists of a black 'R' and a white star on a golden background. Rockstar Games has a habit of placing the logo within their games as a form of Easter Egg.

In Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

  • The logo appears on many billboards throughout Liberty City, particularly around the Liberty Memorial Coliseum and in Chinatown.
  • An advertisement in Bedford Point shows a coffee cup with the logo on it.
  • A male pedestrian in Portland can be seen wearing a blue cap with the Rockstar logo on it.
  • A female pedestrian that is commonly seen in Staunton Island wears a jacket that says "ROCK STAR" on the front.
  • On the inoperable helicopters in Francis International Airport.
  • The logo appears as a constellation in the sky, with an especially bright star at the tip to represent the white star of the logo.

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

RockstarPool-GTAVC-easteregg

A Rockstar-shaped pool

  • The door of Rockster Video Games bears the logo. The name "Rockster Video Games" is also a clear reference to the company.
  • The logo appears as a constellation in the sky, with an especially bright star at the tip to represent the white star of the logo.
  • A swimming pool on Starfish Island is shaped like the logo.
  • The clerk of the Ammu-Nation stores wears a jacket with the Rockstar logo on the front and the words "ROCK STAR" on the back.
  • Rockstar constellation vc

    The Constellation in Vice City

    The logo is on a heart-shaped tombstone and on a shirt of a person in a picture frame in Funeraria Romero.
  • On the parked Air Rockstar jumbo jets in Escobar International Airport, the name appears on the front of the jet and the logo appears on its tail.
  • The logo is on billboards across the street from Café Robina and across the street from Screw This.
  • On one of the variant of the Hotring Racer.
  • On one of the variant of the Bloodring Banger.
  • Some towels on the beach bear the logo.
  • The Rockstar logo is tagged multiple times near the large outdoor sewers in Little Haiti.

In Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • Carl Johnson's suitcase in the first cutscene has a Rockstar Games sticker.
  • In the mission, OG Loc, OG Loc's suitcase has the logo on it.
  • The logo appears on numerous items of clothing.
  • The action figure boxes for GTA Vice City and Manhunt characters in Zero RC bear the logo.
  • Rockstar constellation san andreas

    The Rockstar logo near the Big Ear

    The Rockstar constellation returns from GTA Vice City.
  • The Rockstar logo can also be seen on the San Fierro Tower in downtown San Fierro when coming off the Garver Bridge.
  • The name "Rock Star" appears on some drug dealers (the ones with hoodies).
  • The logo is emblazoned on a surfboard inside Sub Urban stores.
  • North of Los Santos, there is a place named "Northstar Rock", a clear reference to Rockstar North.
  • At Big Smoke's Crack House, there is a mat that says NOT WELCOME HERE ROCKSTAR NORTH, with the logo.

In Grand Theft Auto AdvanceEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • Graffiti resembling the logo can be seen throughout the city.
  • A pedestrian has the logo emblazoned on his hat.

In Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

  • The logo appears as a fridge magnet on the Mission Replay whiteboard, along with the Rockstar Leeds logo.

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Studios Edit

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