Warning! Some information on this page is older than 5 years now. I keep it for reference, but it probably doesn't reflect my current knowledge and beliefs.
Sat 16 Jan2010
For those who are not up-to-date with news from the industry: There is lots of stuff posted and commented recently about the the concern of overtime work at Rockstar San Diego. I won't comment it as I don't like controversies, I'll just show interesting links:
Wives of Rockstar San Diego employees have collected themselves (2010-01-07) - an open letter by "Determined Devoted Wives of Rockstar San Diego employees" complaining about work conditions (especially overtime work aka Crunch Time) in the studio. (You probably need to be registered at Gamasutra.com to view the article.)
ea_spouse - a blog of Electronic Arts employee's spouse who wrote similar letter in 2004 (entitled "EA: The Human Story") and is now an activist popularizing quality of life concerns in the game industry.