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Shares of Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) - Get Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Report rose Friday after the company's Rockstar Games unit announced the release date of a PC version of its popular video game.  Red Dead Redemption II should go live on Nov. 5. It's a prequel to Red Redemption, a western-themed frontier game that has been out for several years.

Shares rose $2.86, or 2.4%, to $123.37 in recent trading.

The new release for PCs includes access to an online version of the title. It will also be available to play on Google's new Stadia cloud gaming platform.

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Red Dead Redemption is among the most popular franchises developed by Rockstar, which also created the Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise.

Pre-orders on Rockstar's game launcher will include two free bonus games between Oct. 9 and Oct. 22.

Alphabet's  (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report Google unit is launching Stadia in November, joining Apple's   (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report  Arcade cloud gaming service, which launched  last month. 

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