The THQ tornado continues to swirl, and the games section starts with some discussion on the now disassembled publisher. It wouldn't be the games segment without actual impressions though. Join Xav, Ludwig, Richard, and Mike as they hit some big upcoming releases including Dead Space 3, Tomb Raider's multiplayer, and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.
Mike Schramm covers his background in the return of the Joystiq Profile, and then Alexander, JC, Jess, and Jordan are back with the news. On tap: Nintendo Direct craziness, more THQ details, and the state of Gas Powered Games.
Be sure to catch the games segment recorded live on YouTube every Thursday. This week's edition can be seen on the Joystiq YouTube page, and after the break.
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- 00:00:00 - 01:12:11 // Intro, WRUP/Previews: Xav, Ludwig, Richard, Mike Schramm
- 01:12:12 - 01:20:27 // Joystiq Profile: Mike Schramm
- 01:20:28 - 02:00:19 // News: Alexander, JC, Jordan, Jess
- 02:00:20 - 02:02:11 // Outro: Xav
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"
Segment Bumpers: Jordan Mallory
Music selections: Super Mario Bros. – Crystalis
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- Mission to evolve StarCraft 2 with 'Heart of the Swarm'
- Vagrant Story: Game of a million swords
- Watch today's Nintendo Direct with new Wii U games right here [update: it's over!]
- THQ bid winners, prices and runners-up
- Around 40 employees laid off at Gas Powered Games [Update: Chris Taylor explains timing]
Xav de Matos and Jonathan Downin
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