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South Park

Ubisoft sold 1.6m copies of South Park: Stick of Truth


It took over a year to count everything
May 14
Ubisoft has sold 1.6 million copies of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The confirmation comes via Ubisoft's recent earnings report. Though the developer had previously revealed that sales of 2014's best RPG (yeah, I think it ... read
Homefront delay

Homefront: The Revolution delayed into 2016


Developed by Dambuster, which is comprised largely of Crytek UK veterans
Mar 12
Homefront: The Revolution, the sequel to 2011's Red Dawn: The Game, has been delayed into 2016, according to publisher Deep Silver.  Deep Silver acquired the Homefront rights from Crytek in 2014. Crytek acquired the Home... read
#darksiders2

#darksiders2: Darksiders II current gen remaster confirmed


Skull fucked
Feb 17
I'm sure Darksiders 2 is a fine game if you've dry humped behind a Hot Topic counter after a date at Orange Julius, but my favorite thing about its existence is #darksiders2, which Occams blessed us with all those y... read
In my heart of hearts, Nintendo Power will never die. If you were an American Nintendo gamer in the late '80s to early '90s, this monthly rag granted you unfettered access to a world of insider news and gossip that made you t... read feature

Red Faction

Red Faction Guerrilla ditches Games for Windows Live for Steam


Alright, I'm in
Dec 02
It's a good time to get back into Red Faction Guerrilla. The game's destruction tech holds up well and, now that Games for Windows Live has been pushed aside to make room for Steamworks support for multiplayer (which is shock... read
de Blob

Another de Blob isn't totally out of the question


The IP now lives on with Nordic Games
Oct 31
Nordic Games has picked up yet another property from the defunct publisher THQ. This time, it's de Blob, a cute 3D puzzle-platformer about a blob who paints a drab city with its body. "We are excited about what the future hol... read
THQ

THQ will rise from its grave by way of Nordic Games


The THQ trademark has been bought
Jun 13
Do you miss those old THQ games and that iconic logo? Well, according to a representative from Nordic Games, the THQ trademark has been acquired by Nordic. Expect old games to arise, as well as more Darksiders. Here it is, st... read
THQ

Reddit user tours abandoned THQ office and it's kind of creepy


Let's take a moment to reflect on THQ
May 28
Ever wanted to visit the THQ building since its closing and have a look around at your leisure? That's what Reddit user Soulessgingr did, as the company he works for is moving into the old THQ headquarters. He documented a ... read
Canceled

People Can Fly was making a supernatural detective game before Bulletstorm


But it was canceled by publisher THQ
May 19
People Can Fly was working on a supernatural detective game set in the 1940s, Come Midnight, under publisher THQ until the project was cancelled in 2006. Former creative director Adrian Chmielarz tells Eurogamer it was "an in... read
South Park development

South Park creators worked on Stick of Truth 'until the bitter end'


Crying symbol of Europe
Mar 12
When South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided they wanted to make a game, Obsidian was on their list. "We got this phone call about 'hey do we want to talk to the South Park guys?' and we were like, 'Yeah, right... read
So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t... read feature

Nordic Games

Darksiders and Red Faction are getting new collections


Don't expect to find any new content
Feb 13
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... read

Nordic Games resurrecting MX vs. ATV series


Downloadable MX vs. ATV Supercross out in 2014 for 360, PS3, PC, Mac, and Linux
Dec 20
The THQ fallout saw Nordic Games purchase Darksiders, Red Faction, Destroy All Humans!, and MX vs. ATV earlier this year for $4.9 million. Now, Nordic is making some moves with their new IPs by bringing back the MX vs. ATV se... read

THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license


THQ claims that EA passed inside information
Oct 10
THQ says that Electronic Arts intentionally ruined THQ's relationship with UFC parent company Zuffa to get their own license deal. According to Polygon's findings, THQ is suing EA and Zuffa over the UFC game license. If you'v... read
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I hope you're all safe and sound following PAX 2013! I got to drunkenly shout moist pleasantries in the vicinity of a bunch of you, and that was absolutely lovely. For those of you who miss... read feature

THQ

THQ's liquidation plans get court approval


And it just keeps going
Jul 17
At a hearing held in Wilmington, Delaware, THQ was granted final approval for its liquidation approval plan, effectively marking the end of the publisher's bankruptcy case. Most of you will remember that the defunct publisher... read

Sega sues THQ for Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders


Wring 'em out
Jul 10
THQ is totally bankrupt, but Sega is still suing them for $941,710.93, to be exact. That is money from Steam pre-orders of Company of Heroes 2.  If you're curious, these Delaware court documents lay it all out. Almo... read
THQ

Nordic hopes to bring back Titan Quest, Deadly Creatures


Yeah, go ahead and do that!
Jun 19
Lately, there's been little talk about Nordic Games' plans for all of those THQ properties it picked up. Last we heard, the company wanted to find other studios that could develop new titles in series like Darksiders, MX vs. ... read
Interplay gets Freespace

Interplay now owns the Freespace IP


The classic space combat sim is back with its original publisher
Jun 07
In this week's episode of The Question, I talked about how much I'd like to see a new Freespace game; now we've gotten an update as to who owns the Freespace IP. Coincidence? Almost certainly. Polygon has discovered that the ... read

Ex-Vigil staffer on what Darksiders III could have been


Four player co-op was always the hope says former creative director
May 31
In an interview with IGN, Ex-Vigil creative director Joe Madureira released a few nuggets of information on what Darksiders III could have been, provided Vigil staff, and not Nordic Games, had won the bidding war. “It w... read
Top 20 of Gen 7

These are the 20 best-selling brands from this gen


They're the best... around...
May 15
[Update: Telltale is mistakenly credited for the LEGO games in the source report, but it should be Traveller's Tales.] French game studio Ubisoft released its fiscal year 2013 earnings earlier today, trumpeting its tidy profi... read
1666 halted

Ubi's production of 1666 halted after firing of Désilets


Ubisoft's actions may be a clever filibuster
May 15
Patrice Désilets says he was fired. Ubisoft says that good faith discussions led to a mutual departure. It's unclear how Désilets and Ubisoft split paths, but it is clear that new chapters are being ad... read
Boivin leaves Ubisoft

Another former THQ employee was fired from Ubisoft


Former Assassin's Creed project manager was 'fired'
May 08
Yesterday Patrice Desiléts, the original creative director for Assassin's Creed, left Ubisoft and today he Tweeted about another Ubisoft employee losing his job. Desiléts shared on his Twitter, "Thinki... read
[Update: Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets has responded to his departure from Ubisoft, calling it a "baseless" termination. Here's what he told Polygon: "Contrary to any statements made earlier today... read feature

THQ

THQ still owes hundreds of millions to its creditors


And there's a lot of them
Apr 26
If the filed claims are to be believed, THQ owes more than $200 million to various creditors in wake of its recent bankruptcy. Hundreds of parties have been added to the bankruptcy proceedings, many of them claiming several m... read
Office Chat

Discretion is the better part of profiteering


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Apr 25
We have a lovely new installment of Office Chat for you to enjoy today. Jordan and I are joined by Chris Carter. We talk a little bit about all of those properties Nordic Games scooped up in the final auction of THQ ass... read
THQ properties

Future of Darksiders is uncertain in Nordic Games' hands


No developers, no plans, and maybe not enough money
Apr 24
Nordic who? After announcing publisher Nordic Games gained rights to THQ's Darksiders and Red Faction, I saw many ask who Nordic Games is and what its plans are for these series. I'd reference you to Wikipedia for the first p... read

Grand Theft KIFFLOM, Endless Summer & THQ's Final Auction


The Destructoid Show features very mild nudity
Apr 23
Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am... read
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 c... read feature

Gearbox

Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld


Plans to bring Homeworld 1 & 2 to digital platforms
Apr 22
Update: Along with Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ properties getting picked up by Nordic Games for a cool $4.9 million, it's come to light that Gearbox spent $1.35 million in acquiring Homeworld. Borderlands developer... read






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