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de Blob

Another de Blob isn't totally out of the question

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 holds for this pol...   read

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THQ will rise from its grave by way of Nordic Games

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, straight from the...   read

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

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 few photos from...   read

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People Can Fly was making a supernatural detective game before Bulletstorm

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 incredibly moody ...   read

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South Park development

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

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,'" Feargus Urq...   read

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South Park

Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious

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 think? A brand n...   read

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Nordic Games

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 games and their DL...   read


Nordic Games resurrecting MX vs. ATV series

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 series with MX vs...   read


THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC game license

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've been keeping ...   read

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Homeworld, Dragon Age, Mighty No. 9, and some sad news

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 missed it, you have...   read

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THQ's liquidation plans get court approval

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 lost in its bi...   read


Sega sues THQ for Company of Heroes 2 pre-orders

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. Almost 21,000 pre-o...   read

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Nordic hopes to bring back Titan Quest, Deadly Creatures

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. ATV, and Red Fa...   read

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Interplay gets Freespace

Interplay now owns the Freespace IP

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 intellectual pr...   read


Ex-Vigil staffer on what Darksiders III could have been

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 was always our h...   read

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Top 20 of Gen 7

These are the 20 best-selling brands from this gen

[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 profits and strong s...   read

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1666 halted

Ubi's production of 1666 halted after firing of Desilets

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 added to the saga...   read

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Boivin leaves Ubisoft

Another former THQ employee was fired from Ubisoft

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, "Thinking of my good f...   read

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Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed creative director vs. Ubisoft (Update)

[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, this morning ...   read

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THQ still owes hundreds of millions to its creditors

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 million dollars ...   read

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THQ properties

Future of Darksiders is uncertain in Nordic Games' hands

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 part. As for pla...   read

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

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 & Clank and He...   read

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Final THQ assets sold

Nordic comes away with Red Faction, Darksiders, and more

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 an...   read

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Gearbox has rights to classic RTS Homeworld

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 Gearbox plans ...   read

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Crowdfunded attempt to buy Homeworld rights unsuccessful

THQ's auction of certain remaining properties took an interesting turn when a group called teamPixel leveraged crowdfunding in an attempt to bid on the rights to Homeworld. In a Kickstarter update this week, the company shared the outc...   read

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