All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘THQ’

Celebrate America’s Birthday With This Saint’s Row IV Trailer

In Saint’s Row IV, players take on the role of the U.S. president. It’s only fitting then that the game celebrate Independence Day with a new trailer full of sex, violence and text-based adventure games. It looks like Saints Row IV will truly capture what makes America great – presidents that know how to get down and dirty during an …

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Watch This 10-Minute Gameplay Demo Of Saints Row IV

Grand Theft Auto V comes out in September, but a mere month before it comes the title’s strongest competition – Saints Row IV. Can a game that was originally intended to be DLC for Saints Row: The Third compete with what’s looking to be Rockstar’s masterpiece? We can’t yet really determine which is better, but we can watch a 10-minute …

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Saints Row IV Trailer Features Violence, Mechs And Dubstep Guns

Grand Theft Auto V is coming out this year. It will probably be called a revolution in story telling and open world crime games. It will be all the rage, but the developers at Volition think they can take on GTAV this year with their own open-world crime game – Saints Row IV. The guys at Volition have released a …

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Darksiders, Red Faction, Other THQ IPs Sold

Yesterday, Gearbox, the developer of the Borderlands series (and Aliens: Colonial Marines), announced that it had acquired the Homeworld franchise and intends to port the first two games in the 3D real-time strategy series to “today’s leading digital platforms.” Today it has been revealed that what’s left of THQ has sold off a few more of its IPs that didn’t …

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Learn How To Use The Weapons Of Metro: Last Light

Metro: Last Light, sequel to Metro 2033, is quickly approaching its mid-May release date. Until then, the developers are equipping players with the knowledge necessary to survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Moscow. The first two ranger survival episodes covered the human factions and the monsters that thrive in the metro and the surface. Now you’ll learn how to put them …

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Metro Last Light Trailer Explores The Depravity Of Man

Metro 2033 is one of the best shooters of the past five years. It was a delight to learn last year that the game was getting a sequel. The uncertainty surrounding the game’s former publisher – THQ – was a little unnerving though. Thankfully, Metro Last Light found a home at Deep Silver, and will be released later this year. …

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Saints Row IV Emerges From THQ Bankruptcy, Launches August 20

After THQ went bankrupt earlier this year, the Saints Row franchise found its way into the coffers of Deep Silver. The small European publisher is better known for European RPGs and the Dead Island franchise, but it’s ready to become a publishing powerhouse with its acquisition of Saints Row. Deep Silver and Volition announced today that Saints Row IV will …

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THQ Sold: Studios, Games Go to Sega, Ubisoft, and Others

The feeding frenzy over THQ took place yesterday, but no news of the event had leaked out until now. Kotaku has published an internal THQ memo from THQ CEO Brian Farrell and President Jason Rubin that details the sale of the company and most of its assets. The letter is fairly sad, and the latter half is highly personal and …

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Atari’s U.S. Branch Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Atari is one of the most well known brands in the gaming industry. That being said, the company now known as Atari hasn’t been associated with a hit for a long time. The modern gaming industry has not been kind to the company, but it’s making a comeback via mobile and social gaming. That comeback may be delayed for a …

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THQ, Publisher Of Saints Row, Files For Bankruptcy

After a successful run with the Humble Bundle and a few solid releases this year, it looked like troubled publisher THQ could stay on top of things. That assumption may have been too optimistic as the company has just filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. THQ announced today that it has secured an asset purchase agreement with the Clearlake Capital Group …

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Metro: Last Light Gets Pre-Order Bonuses, PS3 Digital Exclusives

Earlier this week, THQ and 4A Games released a fairly dark trailer to promote the upcoming Metro: Last Light. If the game’s tone can manage to match that of the trailer, the new Metro game will be quite a moody experience. Today, THQ confirmed that Last Light, like every other title these days, will be getting pre-order bonuses. Gamers who …

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Metro: Last Light Trailer Forsakes God

Metro 2033 was a dark game, and its predecessor, Metro: Last Light, is shaping up to be just as dark. Set in the same post-apocalyptic world, the sequel will provide survival horror fans with another trip to a rotten, broken-down Russia. THQ and 4A Games today released a trailer for Last Light that’s heavy on flashlights, monsters, and religious symbolism. …

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South Park: The Stick Of Truth Gets A Hilarious New Trailer

This year, Spike TV’s VGAs did a good job of not absolutely embarrassing the gaming population at large by showing a decent amount of respect. The awards show also showcased some absolutely stunning new trailers for some of next year’s biggest releases. Some trailers were epic, while others were mysterious, but none can compare to the hilarity found in South …

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Company of Heroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Released

Company of Heroes fans have been waiting a long time for a look at Company of Heroes 2, and THQ knows it. The publisher earlier this week even saw fit to gratuitously tease gamers with a teaser trailer for the upcoming trailer. Today, though, the wait is over. THQ and Relic Entertainment have finally released a gameplay trailer for Company …

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South Park: The Stick of Truth, Company of Heroes 2, and Metro: Last Light Delayed

It’s beginning. THQ this week became the first game publisher to push back the release dates for titles they’ve listed as coming sometime in February 2013 or “early 2013.” As part of THQ’s second quarter 2013 financial results, the company announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light, and Company of Heroes 2 have all been delayed. …

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Darksiders II Gets Intimate With Death

Darksiders II, sequel to one of the best games of this generation, is finally launching next week. The team at Vigil Games and THQ have been revving up the marketing machine with new trailers and behind the scenes footage. Now they’re ready to launch with the premier of the launch trailer for Darksiders II that represents the best of what …

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Troubled Game Publisher THQ Is Worth 21 Million Pounds Of Candy Corn

It’s no secret that THQ is in a bit of trouble these days. The game publisher has had a string of misses and bad management that led to their current financial state. The company has been threatened with delisting from the stock exchange as its worth sits around 62 cents per share. How do we cope with such bad news? …

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Saints Row: The Third Expansion Cancelled

THQ has announced today that the planned expansion pack for Saints Row: The Third titled Enter the Dominatrix has been cancelled. Instead, the content has been rolled into the development of the next Saints Row game, which THQ states is currently titled “The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise.” “When I looked at the Enter The Dominatrix expansion …

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WWE ’13 Pre-Orders to Feature Mike Tyson

THQ announced today that former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be featured in WWE ’13. His virtual character will be playable for all customers who pre-order the wrestling video game at any retailer in North America. Pre-orders for any console – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii – will unlock Tyson. “As one of the most dominant champions in …

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Darksiders II Trailer Gives Us An Inside Look At Death

The original Darksiders was one of the most unique titles released in 2010. It brought gamers a new take on tired Apocalypse cliches by spinning a unique tale on top of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse story. The first title featured War on a quest to clear his name, while the sequel features Death trying to clear War’s name. …

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Company of Heroes 2 Officially Announced

THQ, the video game publisher behind titles such as the Saint’s Row and UFC Undisputed series’, officially announced today that a sequel to Company of Heroes is forthcoming. Company of Heroes 2 will be released for PC in early 2013. Company of Heroes 2 will be a World War II real-time strategy game similar to the first Company of Heroes. …

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Darksiders 2 Limited Edition Now Free

Following a recent trend, THQ today announced that all pre-orders of Darksiders II on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Limited Edition. The Darksiders II Limited Edition will include the standard retail game along with a unique code allowing the purchaser the opportunity to download the game’s first single player downloadable content …

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THQ Looking To Sell

THQ, publisher behind the UFC and Saint’s Row games, may be looking for a buyer. Over the weekend, industry insider Kevin Dent, took to Twitter to lay a little rumor on us. He said that his sources claimed that THQ was looking to sell the company and that they had canceled their entire 2014 line-up and the planned Warhammer 40K …

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