Tag Archives: wwe
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 06:56 BST
US Xbox Gold subscribers now have access to all WWE pay-per-view events. Engadget reports the new service kicked off today, just in time for WrestleMania XXIX. Now you don’t even have to flick the telly over to the cable box. We live in the future.
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.
Sat, Jan 05, 2013 | 14:30 GMT
Warner Bros. Interactive has been cited as a possible buyer for THQ assets, according to a report coming out of the firm’s US Bankruptcy Court proceedings in Delaware on January 4.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 | 11:21 GMT
Ubisoft is interested in bidding on THQ’s suite of studios and IP, MCV’s sources have suggested.
Mon, Apr 02, 2012 | 19:27 BST
THQ have today announced a special edition of WWE ’12 that’ll arrive in May and feature a bunch of extra downloadable content.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 | 18:36 GMT
THQ has sent out an updated release schedule of its games to retailers, and we’ve got the full shebang for you below.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 | 04:28 BST
Ever sat around waiting for someone to build a house of cards so you can leap out, do your best impression of Godzilla, and send it crashing to the ground – cards quickly sponging up your friend’s salty rush of tears as their defeated pitter-patter gives your life meaning? Well, this is kind of like that, except THQ’s taking a little longer on that whole building part.
Wait, you haven’t done that? Oh. Well, um, neither have we.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010 | 12:04 BST
THQ has announced the company’s comprehensive lineup of WWE games which will be making an appearance at E3 this week.
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 22:38 GMT
THQ CEO Brian Farrell has just said during the company’s financial call to investors that plans are underway to continue building the WWE franchise.
One way is through the online game in Asia, and other ideas “currently in the works”.
Not surprising considering Farrell said during the call to investors that the company plans on continuing the franchise “until at least 2014″.
The call is still ongoing, so we’ll keep you up to date on anything interesting.
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 | 11:27 GMT
What’s going on here, then? THQ’s just announced that the WWE’s extended a deadline for renewing its license to make wrestling games based on the IP until December 31.
THQ’s “noted that WWE’s action provides the company with increased flexibility with respect to the renewal of the videogame license.”
Assuming the renewal goes ahead, THQ would get another five year’s worth of WWE games, with the license running out on December 31, 2014.
Doesn’t sound like the most solid thing in the world though, does it? We’re asking for THQ for comment.
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 | 19:00 BST
After an inhumanly long period of butting heads with partner Jakks Pacific, THQ has finally prevailed, according to Gamasutra.
The in-fight was waged over a contract dispute, which has now, obviously, been ironed out. An arbitrator gave the nod to THQ, saying that Jakks is now entitled to six percent of sales from WWE wrasslin’ games — a significantly smaller chunk of change when compared to the ten percent it received before the dispute.
With that out of the way, it’s all peace, love, and dove between the corporate tag-team partners, right? Nuh-uh. Jakks and THQ are now trading lawsuits over WWE contract extensions.
And that, children, is where videogames come from.
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 23:17 BST
THQ has filed a lawsuit against Jakks Pacific, its World Wrestling Entertainment licensing partner, saying the company was not authorized to extend the WWE contract.
Toy maker Jakks notified the WWE it planned to make good on what it felt was an option to renew the videogame license, which is the foundation for THQ games Smackdown vs. Raw and Legends of Wrestlemania.
THQ has since objected because the company feels Jakks does not have the authority to make the decision for both parties.
Currently, the contract between the three firms is set to expire on December 31, but a renewal would extend it through to December 31, 2014.
This is not Jakks and THQ’s first time visiting a courtroom together. WWE recently lost a courtroom battle with the two, citing antitrust, bribery, and conflict of interest, and THQ has also sued Jakks at one time for royalties over the WWE series.
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 | 09:13 BST
Too funny. WWE wrestler Randy “PR nightmare” Orton has told Eurogamer that there isn’t enough violence in videogames.
“Violence sells. I want to see more violence in games – the more blood the better,” he said, arguing that games were the least of parents’ worries, when some “don’t know their kids are watching South Park”.
He cited Goodfellas as evidence that movie violence could be far more shocking than anything in a game, calling Grand Theft Auto “just a cartoon” in comparison.
“The violence [in Goodfellas] is against human beings. There’s rape in movies – you see all kinds of f***ed up s*** on film,” he added.
More through the link.