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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
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THQ announced a bit of restructuring today, which means, sadly, layoffs. The publisher announced that it's refocusing Juiced developer Juice Games and MX vs. ATV/Deadly Creatures developer Rainbow Studios for content intended for digital distribution. The studios will be renamed THQ Digital Studios...

February 3rd 2010 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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Rainbow Studios' Deadly Creatures apparently didn't work out at retail. For whatever reason, the Wii audience just wasn't excited about a game featuring a scorpion and a tarantula having adventures and getting into fights, despite how awesome that premise is.THQ CEO Brian Farrell, however, isn't dwe...

July 1st 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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A racing redefinition with revolutionary rhythm racing physics. That alliterative nightmare was brought to you by MX vs. ATV Reflex, THQ's newest racer from Rainbow Studios and just the latest to make us swallow our tongues. Set to peel off the starting blocks this holiday season, the game is curr...

May 15th 2009 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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We like to think the pitch meeting for Deadly Creatures likely involved tossing spiders and scorpions onto the publisher's desk and watching people squirm until a contract was signed. And while this tactic might have worked, developer Rainbow Studios tells Gamasutra that THQ was "really receptive"...

February 11th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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THQ has (finally) announced what we hope is the real North American release date for Rainbow Studios' action-adventure game Deadly Creatures. The game, which stars a scorpion and a tarantula, and features Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Hopper in supporting roles, will be on store shelves February 9....

January 20th 2009 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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THQ has treated us to another round of screens of Deadly Creatures doing their thing (their thing being: appearing deadly). If we were to evaluate these shots on their ability to make our skin crawl, we can safely say they're a success. Well done, Rainbow Studios!There's also something we haven't s...

January 16th 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

We previously heard from Dennis Hopper on his carefully PR-vetted opinions of THQ's Deadly Creatures. Now the company has released a behind-the-scenes interview with that guy from Hearts Afire, Hopper's partner in stunt casting. "Billy Bob Thorton" (as he's introduced in this video) states that he's...

January 14th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's tough being a developer at Rainbows Studio right now, and not just because your rivals are insinuating things about your game. Jordan Itkowitz, lead designer on the allegedly not-that-original Deadly Creatures, is desperate for his game to sell well. If it flops, as many third-party "core" gam...

January 7th 2009 at 8:05pm 0 Comments
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In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, Dan Borth, lead developer on Red Fly Studio's Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars, offers his thoughts on the market for "core" Wii games, his own game's chances on a system dominated by Wii Fit and such, and designing a game to be accessible to a wide and varied audi...

January 7th 2009 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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We look on in anticipation and give a collective "awww" as 2009's newest game company pecks its way out of its shell. Going by the name of Azo Studios, the fledgling outfit was founded by a trio of game industry professionals with intentions of creating games and middleware solutions for consoles,...

January 6th 2009 at 8:55pm 0 Comments
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Developers usually go through a lot before a game is completed. Aside from the hell of "crunch time," there's tons of research that goes into crafting this game world they set out to create. Well, the folks at Rainbow Studios, the THQ-owned development house behind Deadly Creatures, went through a b...

December 12th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments