Category Archives: THQ
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 11:07 BST
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War may make a come back at some point, according to developer Relic Entertainment. The team is currently polishing off Company of Heroes 2, then who knows what might come next?
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 09:35 BST
Nordic Games was the highest bidder for Darksiders, MX vs ATV and Red Faction – just one of a number of surprising results from THQ’s final auction.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 10:25 BST
Pending court approval, Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines developer Gearbox Software is the new owner of the Homeworld IP.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 02:31 BST
Following this weekend’s report that bidding for remaining THQ properties has closed, Joystiq cites an anonymous source for word that results may be revealed as early as Monday afternoon, US time. The claim comes in contradiction to documents obtained by Polygon, which suggest the offers won’t be presented in court until May, let alone finalised – but perhaps we’ll just hear who bid how much and for what. Darksiders, Homeworld, MX vs ATV, Red Faction and two bundles of licensed and in-house properties were offered in this most recent round of auctioneering.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 06:28 BST
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 01:58 BST
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 23:10 GMT
If you’ve looked at the eShop page for Darksiders 2 on your European Wii U accounts today, you might have noticed a notification that March 31 will be the last day that anyone can buy the game digitally. After that, previous purchasers can re-download, but otherwise it will be gone. There is no similar message on the N. American shop. RIP THQ, again. This may be temporary, as Crytek will attempt to buy the franchise rights soon.
Thanks, Nintendo Life
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 20:33 GMT
Danny Bilson, former executive VP for core games at THQ, will provide the closing keynote during GameHorizon and it’s titled “Building IP in the Digital World.” Other speakers confirmed for the event include Will Wright, Ubisoft Reflections, Fireproof Studios, and Paradox among others. GameHorizon takes place in Newcastle, May 8-9. Thanks, GI International.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 23:29 GMT
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 12:38 GMT
MX vs ATV developer THQ Digital Phoenix – formally Rainbow Studios – has expressed mild interest in buying the license from the defunct publisher when it returns to auction April 15th.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 23:29 GMT
THQ is to auction off its remaining unsold properties.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 02:37 GMT
Pending approval from a federal court, Take-Two has assumed publishing duties for THQ’s Yuke’s-developed WWE titles.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 02:16 GMT
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 19:30 GMT
THQ filed its FORM 8-K with the SEC, announcing the departure of its officers and executives – which is the last notice we’ll probably very get in the mail from THQ. Filed on January 30, the form reads: “THQ Inc. terminated the employment of Brian J. Farrell as chief executive officer of the Company, Jason Rubin as president of the Company, and Jason Kay as chief strategy officer of the Company, each without cause and effective January 30, 2013.” The filing is standard procedure for the dissolution of a company. If you want to see it for yourself, you can view it in PDF form – among others – through the investor relations website.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 19:49 GMT
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has shed new light on the deal it struck with Darksiders developer Vigil developer games, and has expressed surprise that nobody bid on the studio during last months THQ auction. Although the team is free to pursue any project they wish – as the newly re-branded Crytek USA – Darksiders 3 will not be its first project.
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 08:19 GMT
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 | 16:44 GMT
Former THQ president Jason Rubin has said the firm has “every chance to survive had it not made massive mistakes.”
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 16:27 GMT
Volition had six potential buyers at the ready before being nabbed by Koch Media, according to the developer’s general manager, Dan Cermak.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 18:02 GMT
Former Midway Games VP of business development and licensing, Lee Jacobson, has said companies should be quicker when it comes to greenlighting or killing projects in order avoid sharing Midway and THQ’s fate.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 16:50 GMT
Crytek has established a new development studio in Austin, Texas, with some former Vigil Games employees finding a new home with the German-owned firm.