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Following "over a month" of QA testing, the Steam version of destructible world shooter Red Faction: Guerrilla is now officially available. Unlike the original PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla, the Steam edition does not rely on the now-defunct Games for Windows Live service for online functio...

December 3rd 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Over a year and a half after it won dozens of intellectual properties in THQ's back catalog auction, Nordic Games announced that it closed an asset purchase agreement with THQ for de Blob today. With the rights to the series now officially owned by Nordic Games, de Blob joins properties such as Dar...

November 1st 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Saints Row: The Cooler appears to have been a fighting game canceled in the twilight years of publisher THQ. Unseen64 reports the brawler, which was in development at Heavy Iron Studios, tried to capitalize on the motion control movement from several years back. Two versions of the game were planne...

October 13th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Nordic Games has acquired the THQ trademark from the now-defunct company, Polygon reported. The mark was purchased in an agreement made outside of the April 2013 property auction following THQ's demise. Nordic will now have the ability to publish games under the THQ brand. It may do so with the M...

June 13th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The Xbox 360 version of Volition's open-world mayhem simulator Saints Row: The Third is currently free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers as part of the service's ongoing Games with Gold promotion. Saints Row: The Third marked a sharp turn for the Saints Row franchise, transforming a once-straightforw...

May 16th 2014 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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After nearly a year's absence, Nordic Games brought Darksiders 2 back to the European Wii U eShop. The game was removed from the eShop at the end of March 2013 following the back catalog auction of THQ's properties, the result of the publisher's closure. Nordic Games spent $4.9 million to acquire...

February 27th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ has sued EA and UFC parent company Zuffa, claiming EA intentionally damaged THQ's relationship with Zuffa to broker a deal of its own for the UFC license. THQ claims EA used inside knowledge about its financial situation to commit "tortious interference" with its contract, and THQ is seeking to...

October 9th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Gearbox announced plans at PAX Australia to warp drive HD remakes of Homeworld 1 and 2 to Windows this year, following their recent acquisition of the franchise from THQ for $1.35 million. Direct ports of the original games will also be made available on unspecified digital distribution platforms...

July 20th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Speaking at San Diego Comic Con this week, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone revealed that they had no knowledge of former South Park: The Stick of Truth's publisher THQ's bankruptcy and sale until the news broke publicly. "We really just read about it in the news," Parker said, "that...

July 19th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Never forget that Death was THQ's final protagonist. Late yesterday, the US bankruptcy court in Delaware approved the liquidation of Toy Head Quarters (THQ). Unless you're a creditor seeking some kind of back-pay or compensation, this is likely the last you'll hear about THQ. As Bloomberg reports,...

July 17th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Sega has filed a claim against bankrupt publisher THQ for $941,710.93, the amount the defunct company received in pre-orders (after Valve's cut) for Company of Heroes 2. Eurogamer reports payments totaling $508,877.85 were made after THQ filed for bankruptcy. Sega isn't the only one checking the a...

July 10th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Nordic Games spent $4.9 million to acquire THQ's back catalog in April, but has yet to reveal any concrete plans for the intellectual properties, although it certainly knows what you'd like to see. And, with any luck, will announce some plans by Gamescom. "We want to carefully select which franchi...

June 14th 2013 at 9:45am 0 Comments