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THQ Lives Again

Like Hannibal Lecter wearing that guard’s face, Nordic Games are planning to publish games under the THQ name and trademark.


THQ's Crap Is Still There, Gathering Dust

THQ closed down for good over a year ago, but the company’s old corporate HQ remains, and in that time nobody has moved in to clean out all their old stuff. Games, posters, E3 prizes, the works, it’s all just sitting there.


Former THQ Boss Dishes On The Games They Left Behind

The company that used to publish the blockbuster Company of Heroes and Metro franchises imploded in rapid and spectacular fashion in late 2012, getting its assets sold off in early 2013 . Some of its holdings, like the WWE and Saints Row games, found homes. But the fate of other members of the former THQ family tree — Devil’s Third, spearheaded by former Team Ninja leader Tomonobu Itagaki, for one — is still ambiguous. Danny Bilson, who ran the cores games division of THQ, is talking a bit about the games that got screwed up or orphaned in the company’s last few years.


Gaming Secrets: The Power Brokers Behind Some Of Gaming's Top People

When Ken Levine made the surprise announcement on Tuesday that Irrational Games was shutting down and only a small group of employees would be retained as he migrated to a new venture, one thing came to mind — the 2008 contract negotiations between Levine and Take-Two.


THQ Files Lawsuit Against EA And UFC

Before it filed for bankruptcy, the UFC Undisputed series was one of THQ’s most lucrative franchises. Now, after EA acquired rights for the game, THQ is claiming that underhanded dealings between the three companies has left them out of pocket, resulting in THQ filing a lawsuit against EA and the UFC’s parent company Zuffa.


South Park Still Looks Amazing, But Should We Be Worried?

For almost two years now, I’ve been following South Park: Stick of Truth with feverish anticipation. As I’ve written before, it’s the type of game that feels like it was made just for me. The stellar writing of South Park‘s creators combined with JRPG-like combat and springy, vivid animation that feels like it was ripped straight out of a TV? Yes. Yes! Bring it on, Obsidian.


Hacker SuperDaE Releases 1.7TB Trove Of Gaming Info

Next gen hacker SuperDaeE, who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies, just released a 1.7TB treasure trove FTP download. The files, however, are apparently encrypted. Previously, SuperDaE vowed he would release said files, which are believed to contain sensitive information about unreleased games, should he be arrested.


Assassin's Creed's Creator Sues Ubisoft For Control Of His Next Game

Patrice D├ęsilets, the creator of Assassin’s Creed, is suing Ubisoft for about $US400,000 and control of the game 1666, which he had been building for THQ until it went bankrupt and sold the project to his former employer.


Classic PC Franchise Quietly Purchased For $7500

Freespace was the world’s last great space combat series, a genre you may not even be aware of if you’re under the age of 20. Yet it’s still quite active today; the amazing Battlestar Galactica mod Diaspora is built on Freespace 2′s engine.


Darksiders III Sounded Great. Pity It Will Never Happen.

The Darksiders series isn’t really dead. Nordic games owns it and will presumably do something with it. But the series as we knew it, developed by Vigil Games, may as well have died earlier this year when Vigil went off and joined Crytek and left Darksiders behind, where no major publisher on Earth wanted anything to do with it.