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Say what you will about the silly and even careless marketing campaign for Homefront, but it appears to be working, as THQ core games VP Danny Bilson told Eurogamer that Homefront has racked up more pre-orders than any other game in the publisher's history. Bilson didn't reveal worldwide numbers,...

March 3rd 2011 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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We figured that the fake North Korean protest staged during GDC as part of the Homefront marketing campaign was going to draw controversy -- but we couldn't have predicted this debacle. THQ's staged rally, meant to "decry the North Korean regime and the treatment of its citizens," ended in a symb...

March 3rd 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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10,000 red balloons? Sure. Speeches by global experts? You bet! A whole mess of hired protesters? Also that! But Dillinger Escape Plan? That we did not expect to see at THQ's Homefront rally this morning outside of GDC. And how does THQ's veep of Core Games explain the inclusion of the hardcore s...

March 3rd 2011 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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THQ's literal Homefront marketing machine, the "Korean taco"-peddling Pyongyang Express, has made its scheduled appearance at GDC 2011. Its "Subsidized Good Food for a Better America" is being (orderly) distributed free of charge -- although consuming it is, technically, eating away at freedom.

March 1st 2011 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Surprised? Yeah, we're not either. Turns out that THQ is once again planning a North Korean-themed event , though this time it's GDC that the publisher is invading. As reported by the SF Weekly, anti-North Korean protesters (read: hired actors) will be marching across the Golden Gate bridge, thro...

March 1st 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Considering nabbing a $99 OnLive Game System to connect your TV to the company's game streaming cloud? Here's another thought -- pre-order THQ's Homefront on OnLive instead for $50, and get a voucher for a free MicroConsole (and a free game) in the bargain. That's the deal OnLive announced the othe...

February 27th 2011 at 8:08am 0 Comments
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I was not impressed by Homefront's single-player campaign when I first previewed it three months ago. Apparently, Kaos Studios took notice. With the game's release only a month away, an updated preview build -- covering the first three levels of the story mode -- has been sent out to press, and I w...

February 22nd 2011 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Looking for a special something to make that Homefront pre-order more attractive? Pay attention then, as pre-order bonuses have been revealed ... if you buy from the right retailer, that is. For those into more tangible bonuses, Best Buy is offering Homefront branded headsets for the Xbox 360 and P...

February 18th 2011 at 6:20pm 0 Comments