THQ’s Crap Is Still There, Gathering Dust

THQ’s Crap Is Still There, Gathering Dust
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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.

Redditor Soulessgingr works for a company that recently moved into the same building, so of course one of the first things he did was head down there with a camera.

What he found is… well, it’s a little sad. Seeing all those awards and games gathering dust seems a cruel burial for a company that, suicidal business practices aside, tended to be thought of more fondly than most big video game publishers.

The South Park poster is particularly heartbreaking, seeing as THQ never even got to release it (Ubisoft stepped in and carried it over the line).

THQ Building [Imgur, via Gamespot]


  • Yay! there’s a game I worked on. It does remind me of just how bad the industry can get when the chips are down. While THQ was going down hundreds of small dev business’ were told they will take their Christmas break without pay and not bother coming back.

    THQ was more of a publisher than a developer, games like the stick of truth can go through several publishers before getting a release. I’ve worked on 3 games that went though two different publishers (and getting canned in the interim) before getting released.

      • Pretty sure no one has exclusive game rights anymore. Games Workshop is just giving them out to whoever they think deserve them – considering the quality of recent 40K games (like Storm of Vengeance), I’d say that means just about anyone.

      • SEGA bought out Relic which was responsible for the DoW games.

        Not quite sure on the licensing w/ GW on 40K though =(

        • yeah, you’re right. looked into it & Sega got relic, but the 40k rights went to a company called Slitherine, who have done…. nothing notable.

          Shame, really. I would’ve loved another Dawn of War game…

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