Tag Archives: Jason Rubin
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 10:07 GMT
Former Naughty Dog and THQ boss Jason Rubin has branded Nintendo as “irrelevant” within the hardware space.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 15:14 BST
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 01:47 BST
Ukrainian developer 4A Games made Metro Last Light with a fraction of the budget of competing titles, working under conditions which would be cause for a lawsuit in the west.
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.
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.”
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
THQ has almost been sold off entirely, with its back-catalogue expected to shift in coming weeks. In a new interview, former THQ boss Jason Rubin has explained why, had it been a few years later, the publisher would have had a greater chance of survival, thanks to the increased profitability of digital business models.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 19:43 GMT
THQ president Jason Rubin has said the firm’s remaining assets, which include its back catalog of titles, are to be sold off “in the coming weeks” as part of the Chapter 11 process. Meanwhile, the firm’s former president, Danny Bilson has commented on the sale of THQ’s IP and studios.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 14:59 GMT
THQ’s properties were sold off at auction last night. The 22-hour process saw the remains of the company carved up and sold off to buyers. Sega bought Relic, Ubisoft bought South Park and more. Check out Steph’s in-depth report on the matter here. This morning former THQ president Jason Rubin and boss Brian Farrell have shared further thoughts on the situation.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 22:08 GMT
THQ filed for bankruptcy protection last night, sparking fears over the status of its outstanding products – such as Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth. Company president Jason Rubin has now issued an open letter that plays down the “click-grabbing headlines” that he believes will follow the issue, and assures investors, the press, and gamers alike that the move is natural whenever a company looks to adjust its financial position.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 | 05:32 GMT
Saints Row: The Third has been played by 5.5 million people, according to a tweet from THQ president Jason Rubin. Although it’s not clear if the figure refers to units shipped or sold, the “hit nobody realized was a hit” had shipped 5 million units worldwide in November, suggesting it’s probably the former. Rubin said this total doesn’t include Humble Bundle Sales, which would round out to about 6.3 million. The next Saints Row game began life as an expansion but will be fleshed out to a full sequel.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 | 22:36 GMT
THQ is looking into developing for the Linux community, thanks to its partnership with the Humble Bundle crew.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 01:42 GMT
THQ has filed a new financial report detailing its credit agreement with Wells Fargo, with president Jason Rubin providing a hopeful statement.
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 11:09 GMT
THQ published its most recent financial report last night, and the results made for grim reading. The publisher has now hired an accountancy firm to seek “strategic and financing alternatives”, but Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter isn’t convinced the move will be enough to avoid sale or bankruptcy.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 | 18:25 BST
An internal email sent to employees by THQ president Jason Rubin, noting another round of lay-offs at the firm, has been forwarded to 3D Realms founder George Broussard, who in turn posted the notice on Twitter.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 13:57 BST
THQ president Jason Rubin has revealed that the company’s internal studios have started work on four new, currently unannounced titles. He’s also been keeping an eye on the progress of Homefront 2 and the new project from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 10:23 BST
Guillermo del Toro’s InSANE trilogy has been shelved, it’s been announced as part of a generally positive first quarter THQ report.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 17:31 BST
THQ EVP Jason Rubin believes the industry will eventually move away from retail, as the digital space is more of a level playing field than boxed goods.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 16:41 BST
Jason Rubin has said when he and Naughty Dog co-founder Andy Gavin released Crash Bandicoot in 1996, the two had decided ahead of time to release the game exclusively on PSone, because Sony was the only console on the market without a “mascot.”
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 09:01 BST
A US law firm is to investigate whether the publisher withheld crucial information concerning the ailing peripheral from investors.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 09:16 BST
A you may recall, the HD version of THQ’s uDraw was pinpointed as a major contributor to the publisher’s sudden financial collapse. Speaking to Polygon, new president Jason Rubin said the remaining stock of the peripheral will be shipped to retailers; the last holiday quarter apparently cleared out quite a few of the white elephants, and Rubin expects to have sold through by the end of the year. “We won’t be burying these in the desert,” he joked.