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Ubisoft fired original Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets yesterday, after his rocky transition from Ubisoft, to THQ Montreal and back to Ubisoft. One of his colleagues, Jean-François Boivin, was also fired yesterday, Desilets tweeted. Boivin traveled from Ubisoft to THQ Mon...

May 8th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Employees of THQ's corporate HQ and Vigil studio will conclude working for the bankrupt publisher today. In a memo obtained by IGN, employees received a "frequently asked questions" memo regarding the end of their employment.The memo notes employees should remove all personal items by the end of th...

January 25th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ today announced it's in the process of closing its Melbourne offices, and will be laying off 18 employees as a result. Speaking to Gamasutra, THQ revealed the company signed a new distribution agreement for Australia with All Interactive Entertainment, thereby making its Asia-Pacific office bas...

October 10th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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An internal memo attributed to THQ president Jason Rubin sent yesterday to staff outlines plans for layoffs in the publisher's marketing team and desire to boost development. The letter, published by 3D Realms founder George Broussard, notes the marketing and production staff will be cut by "20 ind...

August 21st 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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In the hustle and bustle of E3 week, on the very day THQ announced it would transition over the UFC license to Electronic Arts for an 'undisclosed cash payment," the publisher decided to close its San Diego studio."THQ confirms that today's announcement regarding the UFC license transition will aff...

June 4th 2012 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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GAME Watch is reporting that THQ will shut down its Japanese publishing operation on February 29. The article notes that it is as yet undetermined who will provide ongoing support for existing THQ titles, and whether the company has found a new publishing partner for the region. This puts the statu...

February 15th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ has confirmed planned layoffs of "up to 240 selling, general and administrative personnel worldwide," with plans to finalize the proceedings by September 30, 2012. The company promises that the "majority" of said layoffs will occur before March 31, 2012 and many of the employees affected have a...

February 1st 2012 at 5:47pm 0 Comments
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When THQ announced plans for layoffs that didn't affect its five main internal studios, we didn't think folks like VP of tech Mark DeLoura would end up getting cut. But that's what an automated response from his email address confirmed to us last night. The response outright states, "Mark DeLoura i...

February 1st 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ went through another wave of layoffs today, which affected its administrative and publishing departments. The company would not share details about how many people lost their jobs, but stressed that this did not affect its five internal studios: THQ San Diego, Relic, Volition, Vigil and THQ Mon...

January 26th 2012 at 2:15pm 0 Comments