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Big Huge Games could be saved from the swinging axe, according to a report from Kotaku, which also details two games the company was in the middle of developing: God: The Game and Ascendant. God: The Game was planned for Wii, with obvious inspiration from games such as Animal Crossing and The Lege...

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Intercepted communiqué from THQ to all former employees: Dear Fallen Comrades, We thought you'd like you to know that your removal from the ledger helped us achieve our goal of removing $220 million from the budget. Isn't that awesome?! Our illustrious leader, CEO Brian Farrell, would like ...

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With the new developer smell (which is really more of a musk) still hanging in the air, Maryland-based Big Huge Games has found itself in the path of THQ's unyielding axe. This according to Crispy Gamer, which reports that the embattled publisher plans to close the studio if it can't sell off the ...

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THQ's wild swings have finally brought the axe down on Red Faction and Saints Row creator Volition, reportedly culling the bulk of the Champaign, IL studio's QA staff out from the developer's ranks. Speaking with Kotaku, a THQ spokesperson confirmed that Volition lost 86 employees in the cut, inclu...

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THQ's recent effort to eliminate nearly a quarter of its entire workforce has shuttered the studios' International office in Zurich, putting another ten of the company's former staff on the unemployment line, according to GI.biz. Earlier this month THQ announced plans to do away with 600 jobs on i...

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Beleaguered publisher THQ is giving the axe to 24 percent of its workforce -- about 600 employees -- as part of cost reduction measures. The publisher has not disclosed which divisions or specific studios will be affected by the layoffs, stating only that it "will reduce costs in each functional a...

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True to its word, THQ downsized its wireless division. According to THQ's Brian Farrell, the realignment will see the company "focus only on games for high-end handheld devices," sending around a hundred of its mobile phone staff to the unemployment line. The company stated plans to "restructure" ...

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Earlier today, a rumor circulated across the interwebs, stating that THQ had closed its doors and laid off* all its employees. The origin of the story seems to be a "source" close to N-Europe. We've already heard of "significant business realignments," as well as one analyst's proclamation that the...

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