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2:30 PM on 08.30.2014

You've got 4 days to buy 35 games from GOG.com before they're gone

One of the assumptions of buying games digitally is that you assume they'll always be available. That's sadly not the case, but GOG.com is offering discounts on 35 games that it will be removing from its catalog on Septe...

Alasdair Duncan


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1:30 PM on 02.13.2014

Darksiders and Red Faction are getting new collections

Nordic Games, the current owner of former THQ properties Darksiders and Red Faction, has plans to release compilations of both series in the second quarter of 2014.  Darksiders Collection (£34.99) packages both gam...

Jordan Devore



Nordic comes away with Red Faction, Darksiders, and more photo
Nordic comes away with Red Faction, Darksiders, and more
by Jordan Devore

Rounding out the sale of THQ's assets, we heard earlier today that Gearbox was able to pick up the rights to Homeworld. Subject to court approval, the remaining groups of intellectual properties have gone to three different companies, as announced by the defunct publisher today.

For $4.9 million, Nordic Games bought some 150 individual SKUs including notable properties like Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, and Destroy All Humans! Additionally, Drawn to Life and its successor The Next Chapter went to 505 Games for $300,000. For its part, Gearbox bid $1.35 million to get Homeworld.

"In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles," said Nordic Games Group AB CEO Lars Wingefors. "A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs."

Can't say I saw this coming. If you aren't familiar with Nordic, you might be when you hear that it has published titles such as The Book of Unwritten Tales, the PC version of Alan Wake, and Painkiller HD. It's expected that the Bankruptcy Court will finalize the sale after May 13, 2013.

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9:30 PM on 03.26.2013

Humble Mobile Bundle has Metal Slug 3, Plants vs. Zombies

Humble Bundle has been busy this week with two different promotions. Up first is the Humble Mobile Bundle, which offers Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bladeslinger for Android under the pay-what-you-want ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 AM on 02.27.2013

THQ to auction off Homeworld, Red Faction, and other IPs

THQ sold off a majority of their biggest gaming franchises last month, and now they're ready to continue the process with some of their other big titles. THQ intends to sell off their remaining IP in six specific lots: Darks...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant photo
Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant
by Allistair Pinsof

When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of the absolute worst games of all time with Mohawk & Headphone Jack. And yet, THQ occupies a warm place in our hearts. Those three letters represent some of the best times we had with games of the past decade, bringing unknown studios like Volition and Relic into the limelight.

Once we scraped off all the Bratz games and pet sims, we had a hard time determining THQ's top ten best.

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11:00 AM on 12.22.2012

$25 gets you the THQ Collection on Steam

After the recent Humble THQ Bundle, I don't know how useful this deal will be, but the sheer absurdity of it all warrants a special mention. As part of the 2012 holiday Steam sale, there's a $24.99 collection which inclu...

Jordan Devore



Humble THQ Bundle nets over $3.3 million (and counting) photo
Humble THQ Bundle nets over $3.3 million (and counting)
by Jim Sterling

Despite proving controversial, THQ's "Humble Bundle" has raked in $3.3 million since it launched last Thursday, as over 580,000 customers take the chance to snap up games for as little as $1.00. According to GI.biz, share prices have risen to $1.60 from $1.07 -- up by 37.96%.

The "pay what you want" bundle includes Metro 2033, Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon and Company of Heroes, and the average buyer is opting to spend $5.64. Paying above the average entitles you to a free copy of Saints Row: The Third

Although proving successful, the deal has nonetheless touched a nerve with some folk, who expect all humble bundles to be indie, cross-platform, and DRM free. THQ's games don't fit those expectations, being AAA titles that require both Steam and Windows. Still, it's not calling itself the Humble Indie Bundle, and it's not promising anything it isn't delivering, so I don't quite see the problem.

Given THQ's troubles, whatever the deal lacks in Indie, it certainly makes up for in Humble. 

Humble THQ Bundle [Humble Bundle]

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4:15 PM on 08.03.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon's 'Path to War' add-on out now

In the new downloadable content for Red Faction: Armageddon, "Path to War," you get to take part in the destruction of Mars' Terraformer. Screw you, oxygen! This add-on is available now on Xbox Live (560 Microsoft Points) an...

Jordan Devore

8:20 AM on 07.28.2011

THQ shelves Red Faction franchise due to bad performance

In a conference call concerning THQ's fiscal 2012 First Quarter results, sales of Red Faction: Armageddon, licensed kids titles (Penguins of Madagascar, Barbie Jet, Set and Style), and UFC Personal Trainer have "adversely imp...

Maurice Tan

2:15 PM on 07.26.2011

THQ games and DLC go half price on PlayStation Network

THQ is holding a 50% sale on the PlayStation Network, offering a variety of games and downloadable content for cheap. Here's the full whack of everything on sale.  The sale includes both recent Red Faction titles, as wel...

Jim Sterling







Review: Red Faction: Armageddon photo
Review: Red Faction: Armageddon
by Nick Chester

There are few things more satisfying than planting explosive charges around the base of a massive structure and then stepping back a safe distance, before detonating them. The resulting chaos -- the crumbling of steel and concrete, bathed in a cloud of smoke and ash -- is nothing short of orgasmic.

Voliton's Geo-Mod technology, used in 2009's Red Faction: Guerrilla was kind of like the Kama Sutra of in-game destruction. A sprawling open-world playground of pure destruction, Volition provided gamers with the tools (and the sandbox) to cause bedlam that few games had before (or since) been able to deliver.

With Red Faction: Armageddon, Volition attempts to control that chaos, delivering a more linear experience that drives players through a story wrought with near-relentless action. While the result is in many ways a more refined experience, Armageddon's restrictive nature may leave many gamers wondering: "When do I get to blow s**t up again?"

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5:20 PM on 05.31.2011

Unicorns for all in Red Faction: Armageddon

With Red Faction: Armageddon out next Tuesday, I was starting to worry about our collective initiative to download the game's demo one million times. The prize is more than worth it. THQ says Mr. Toots will be unlocked upon ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.26.2011

Take on Red Faction: Armageddon's Sketch mode

Between the unicorn weapon in Red Faction: Armageddon and now this Sketch mode, I'm starting to wonder. Is there something in the water at the offices of Volition? THQ says Sketch is just one of the unlockable visual modes, ...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.16.2011

Trailer delves into Red Faction: Armageddon's story

I can't honestly recall the last time breaking seals in a videogame didn't end horribly. Red Faction: Armageddon, as we learn with this new story-centric trailer, is no exception. The seals on Mars have indeed been broken, w...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 05.13.2011

Red Faction: Armageddon cutscene and its motion capture

In this video for Red Faction: Armageddon, we see a cinematic from the game set next to motion capture footage of the sequence. If you've played the demo, you'll recognize this as the scene which plays at the beginning. It's...

Conrad Zimmerman