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Xbox Live – A Week of Deals (1/14 – 1/20)

Xbox Live – A Week of Deals (1/14 – 1/20) For those of us that still have nuclear reactors in our living rooms (Xbox 360), we can take advantage of some online deals that have surfaced on Major Nelson’s blog. Nordic Games is happy to present discounts over 50% on former THQ titles below. Name Type Discount ArcaniA Games on Demand 67%...
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MX Vs. ATV Series Will Be Brought Back By Nordic Games

MX Vs. ATV Series Will Be Brought Back By Nordic Games For fans of the extreme racing genre, 2014 will certainly give you a lot to look forward to. Nordic Games has announced that they have planned to resurrect the best selling MX vs. ATV series. Nordic Games was able to acquire the rights to the great MX vs. ATV series from an agreement between Nordic Games...
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Honesty Box E01: Company of Heroes 2

Honesty Box E01: Company of Heroes 2 So over the past few weeks I’ve been quietly working on a project that now goes by the name of ‘Honesty Box‘ – a weekly video review series wherein I take any title that has caused severe frustration and batter it to the best of my abilities within a two minute time limit. Expect the...
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Company of Heroes 2 Campaign Demo Now Available

Company of Heroes 2 Campaign Demo Now Available After seeing Sega and Relic Entertainment‘s Company of Heroes 2 campaign demonstration at E3, many of you are likely keen to test out the demo for yourselves. Well, now you can! Those who have yet to download the Beta can do so by visiting the game’s Steam Store Page (players who already have...
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Nordic Games Acquires Darksiders, Red Faction

Nordic Games Acquires Darksiders, Red Faction Nordic Games has proved you don’t just find bargains on games in discount bins. THQ’s implosion has made picking up entire franchises as affordable as buying into Sydney real estate, with several titles proving to be even cheaper. Spending $4.9 million over all, Nordic Games have claimed over...
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Humble Bundle Weekly Sale and Humble Mobile Bundle Out Today

Humble Bundle Weekly Sale and Humble Mobile Bundle Out Today In this week’s Humble Bundle Sale, you can pay what you like for THQ games and support charity. You can pay 1 dollar or more for Darksiders and Red Faction: Armageddon. Darksiders II and Red Faction: Guerrilla can be bought as well if you beat the average purchase price. These games can only be...
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THQ CEO’s Letter to Employees

THQ CEO’s Letter to Employees THQ has fallen, although they will not be forgotten. Many of their IPs will continue in development, and have found new homes. We’d like to share with you a letter, posted by Kotaku, that was written by THQ CEO Brian Farrell and President Jason Rubin, directed to all their employees. To All THQ...
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THQ Assets Sold: Here’s the Rundown

THQ Assets Sold: Here’s the Rundown THQ just sold the majority of their assets in their Bankruptcy induced auction earlier today. The following is a rundown of who acquired what and for how much: Relic, developer of Company of Heroes 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, has been purchased by SEGA for $26.6 million – the highest single...
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Volition Bought; Saint’s Row and Metro Titles to be Published by Deep Silver

Volition Bought; Saint’s Row and Metro Titles to be Published by Deep Silver At the THQ assets auction, Volition Inc., developers of the ‘Saint’s Row’ franchise, were bought out by Koch Media, owner of ‘Dead Island’ publisher Deep Silver. Not only that, but Koch Media has also paid for the rights to develop, market and publish future titles in 4A...
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Take Two Acquiring WWE Games License From THQ?

Take Two Acquiring WWE Games License From THQ? “WHAT?!” Hot off the heels of the THQ assets auction, the rumour is that the WWE Games license (which reportedly didn’t sell during the auction itself) will find a home with one of the big two sports games developers. And it’s not EA Sports. Take-Two, the parent company of 2K Games,...
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Ubisoft Purchases THQ Montreal and Publishing rights for South Park: The Stick of Truth

Ubisoft Purchases THQ Montreal and Publishing rights for South Park: The Stick of Truth Ubisoft has confirmed in a press release that they won the bid for THQ’s Montreal studio along with the publishing rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth. Ubisoft Montreal has expressed excitement about the deal. “This deal adds experienced developers to our internal creative teams at a key...
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Latest Batch of WWE ’13 DLC Now Available

Latest Batch of WWE ’13 DLC Now Available The largest ever roster in a WWE game just got bigger with the release of the ‘You’re Welcome in Five Languages Pack’. For all the details on content and pricing, check out the list below. ‘You’re Welcome in Five Languages Pack’ Playable WWE Superstars: Antonio Cesaro,...
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THQ assets to be sold whole unless outbid individually

THQ assets to be sold whole unless outbid individually Today THQ confirmed reports that they would be moving forward with their bankruptcy proceedings and sent out a press release containing new information. Now it seems that the only time that the company’s assets (IPs and studios) will be sold individually is if the offered price is more than the whole...
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THQ IPs to be put up for Auction on the 22nd of January

THQ IPs to be put up for Auction on the 22nd of January According to a recent tweet by Distressed Debt Investing, THQ’s intellectual properties will be auctioned off “title by title”. “Parties have come to agreement: THQI auction now on Jan 22nd. The auction will allow for piecemeal (“title by title”) sales of THQ...
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NASDAQ Delists THQ Due to Bankruptcy Filing

NASDAQ Delists THQ Due to Bankruptcy Filing As was expected from their filing of bankruptcy in mid-December THQ has now been delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.  Another blow to the company as it continues through the bankruptcy process, while delisted from NASDAQ the stock itself is still technically tradeable under the stock symbol THQIQ...
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Darksiders II Wii U Review

Darksiders II Wii U Review Darksiders II Developer: Vigil Games Publisher: THQ Platform: Nintendo Wii U (Reviewed), Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC Release Date: November 18, 2012 Price: $59.99 – BUY NOW Overview Darksiders II is yet another launch port-job for the Wii U, giving Nintendo fans a taste of what their new console can...
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The End For THQ; Company Files for Bankruptcy

The End For THQ; Company Files for Bankruptcy Video gaming publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announced in a press release today. The publisher of such video game series as Company of Heroes, Saints Row and WWE, said that it continue to operate as normal as they go through the bankruptcy process, while its assets have been sold to...
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Saints Row: The Third 5.5 Million Copies Sold

Saints Row: The Third 5.5 Million Copies Sold “The hit nobody realized was a hit!” so said THQ president Jason Rubin on Saints Row: The Third reaching a new impressive milestone: 5.5 million copies sold, he took to twitter to announce the news. @kaiolivertaylor @game_charts 5.5 million people (pre Humble Bundle) can’t be wrong.Saints Row was...
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Metro Last Light Limited Edition announced and detailed

Metro Last Light Limited Edition announced and detailed It’s becoming something of a habit for games to offer special bonuses for people who pick up launch copies of the game and Metro: Last Light will be no exception. Today THQ announced that anyone who picks up a copy of Metro: Last Light once it has been released will be given the “Limited...
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Awesome Company Of Heroes 2 Multiplayer Trailer

Awesome Company Of Heroes 2 Multiplayer Trailer Sequel to the award winning Company of Heroes from Relic Games and THQ, Company of Heroes 2, has just had an awesome new trailer released that showcases the awesome online multiplayer functionality of the game. The trailer seems to follow a team of players, or one player commanding a bunch of units, that...
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Metro Last Light – Interview With Jeremy Greiner

Metro Last Light – Interview With Jeremy Greiner At a preview event earlier this week, us here at Capsule Computers had an opportunity to sit down with the Communications Manager of Metro Last Light, Jeremy Greiner. During our chat, we discuss the upcoming Metro Last Light video game and take a look at some of the workings behind the games technical...
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Metro: Last Light Preview

Metro: Last Light Preview Yesterday, we here at Capsule Computers were given the opportunity to preview the latest build of one of THQ’s biggest projects, Metro: Last Light. This “hands-off” demo was commentated and played by Creative Manager Jeremy Greiner, who took us through a number of different elements of the game as...
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Xbox Live News with Pipper – December 13, 2012

Xbox Live News with Pipper – December 13, 2012 No! No! No! is exactly what Santa Pipper is saying to the latest deals for Xbox Live. Welcome once again to Xbox Live News with Pipper, and this time you will wish you had coal in your stockings. Not much worthwhile up for grabs in the Deals of the Week section. However, add-ons and games on demand may be...
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Metro: Last Light’s Genesis trailer released

Metro: Last Light’s Genesis trailer released If you haven’t been looking forward to Metro: Last Light then you will be as soon as you check out the trailer below. You see, THQ released this new trailer which they are calling “Genesis” today and it not only shows how spectacular the game looks, but also how creepy the game will...
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Metro 2033 available for free from Steam until Dec. 16

Metro 2033 available for free from Steam until Dec. 16 Fancy picking up a rather enjoyable title on the PC for absolutely free? Well you now have the ability to do so thanks to a promotion that THQ is having for Metro Last Light. Anyone who has a Facebook account can simply access the page here and follow the instructions on said page, and they will be given a...
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South Park: The Stick of Truth box art revealed

South Park: The Stick of Truth box art revealed South Park is a major franchise and from the looks of things, THQ realizes that. You see, over the weekend during the VGAs the company revealed a very exciting looking trailer for the company’s upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth title and today the company has chosen to release the finalized box...
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