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As the calendar flipped to January yesterday, Xbox Live Gold members are now able to download this month's free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. As revealed in December, Xbox One owners with a premium Live subscription can now pick up Access Games' quirky adventure D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die free of...

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Games with Gold in January offers the deliciously off-kilter D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die free all month for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One, a savings of $15. Xbox 360 Gold members get two rounds of free games: MX vs. ATV Alive from January 1 - 15, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings from Januar...

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THQ's earnings release and investor call have seemed to pile on the poor Red Faction series. CEO Brian Farrell called out Armageddon's disappointing sales in the release, and announced the effective cancellation of the series in the investor call. Elsewhere in the call, he lamented the perceived...

July 27th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In trying to reinvent itself, THQ has tried some interesting things; unfortunately, many of these experiments haven't been successful. Take, for example, MX vs. ATV Alive, the publisher's budget-priced take on the motocross mainstay. "We were trying to take some of our learnings from the free-to-...

July 27th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Downloadable content is central to THQ's strategy for the (initially) budget-priced MX vs. ATV Alive. So it should come as no surprise that THQ is seeking DLC opportunities even outside of the game. A bunch of Xbox 360 Avatar items based on the off-road racer are available through the Marketplace...

May 7th 2011 at 1:29am 0 Comments
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MX vs ATV Alive's business model is built around a simple concept: lots of DLC. The racer will retail for $40 in the States (£29.99 in UK) and will have new DLC every two weeks, according to THQ's corporate global brand manager Ali Bouda, speaking to MCV. "We have extensive DLC availab...

May 4th 2011 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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The latest trailer for THQ's "budget" priced MX vs. ATV Alive shows off some gameplay and where the company hopes you'll be spending plenty of time: the DLC store.

April 30th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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We always thought the sport of motocross was a gentlemanly affair, where mature and responsible competitors enjoyed a smooth ride around on their motorized bicycles. But apparently that's not the case. As shown in this MX vs. ATV Alive trailer, the sport can be rather violent -- even extreme.

April 6th 2011 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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THQ's strategy for the MX vs. ATV Alive includes lots of DLC. Knowing that it's part of the game from the outset means THQ can show off downloadable extras even before it launches at $40 this May. You'll be able to go into a purchase of this game secure in the knowledge that you can buy some new...

March 24th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ's MX vs. ATV Alive was finally made official today, as the publisher announced that the experimental off-road racer will be released this May for $40 on PS3 and Xbox 360. It's experimental, by the way, because this is THQ's long-discussed first "hybrid" game, with a "budget" disc price accompani...

January 19th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments