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 odd expletive and bizarre analogy here and there… Episode One takes a look at the muc...

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 the Open Beta installed need do no more than fire up the program, where they’ll notice t...

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 10 individual franchises to add to their catalogue. 505 Games cleaned up what was on offer, ro...

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 played via Steam on the PC, but you also get a collection of DRM free sound tracks. You can find t...

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 Employees: We now have the answers we’ve been seeking through our financial restructuring an...

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 bid of the day – with the second-place, and backup bid of$26.3 million from Bethesda pa...

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 Games’ Metro series. The total price of these sales is a reported $28.2 million, the highest...

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, has snapped up the WWE Games license from THQ, according to IGN‘s sources. Details hav...

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 moment in the cycle of the video game industry,” said Yannis Mallat, president of Ubisof...

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, Damien Sandow, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso (each costing 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.30 via Pla...

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 buyout. It has been said that Clearlake Capital Group offered THQ “$60 million, includ...

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 assets” The company with the most interest in buying these IPs is EA, who is well known for buying...

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