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THQ's storybook is down to the final pages, following the rising action of its dropping stock, and the climax of its bankruptcy at the end of 2012 and asset sale in January. Now for the falling action: THQ formally terminated CEO Brian Farrell, President Jason Rubin and Chief Strategy Officer Jason...

February 5th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We know pretty much all there is to know about the dissolution of THQ, how its valuable studios and properties were sold off, while others were left to fend for themselves. We're pretty well versed on why it all happened. Now, former THQ president Jason Rubin has given MCV his opinion on why the pu...

February 1st 2013 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Despite many of its major brands and studios being snatched up during this week's auction, several of THQ's intellectual properties remain unclaimed, their respective studios dissolving as a result. Among those unclaimed properties is the Darksiders franchise, which failed to garner any bids during...

January 24th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ sold off much of its intellectual property, and existing catalog, yesterday in an auction. But what about all the THQ IP that wasn't included, like Darksiders and (why not) uDraw? THQ president Jason Rubin told Game Informer that other sales of legacy holdings will be forthcoming."There will be...

January 24th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After the THQ bundle recently brought in over $5 million (split between THQ, charity donations, and "tips" to the bundle's organizers), the company's president Jason Rubin admits that he's looking at possible markets differently lately. Rubin's Twitter account says he "got the Linux message loud an...

December 18th 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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The Humble Indie Bundle's first decidedly non-indie bundle, the THQ Bundle, has come to its anticipated end. All told, says the organization, the bundle raised $5 million, split as buyers chose between THQ, charity donations, and the Humble Bundle group itself.The whole project seems to have been a...

December 12th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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THQ president Jason Rubin just announced that THQ game Insane is no longer in production. "We have decided not to pursue further pre-production on Insane, and have returned all of our IP rights to Guillermo del Toro," Rubin said. It is a project the embattled publisher is no longer pursuing, and wa...

August 6th 2012 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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During Danny Bilson's tenure at Saints Row publisher THQ, the company went from license-dependent (think Nickelodeon) to "Core-focused" (think ... uh, Saints Row). And eventually, the publisher's entire direction turned, from a split between casual/family-focused titles and those of its "Core" divi...

June 12th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments