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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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Company of Heroes 2

Company of Heroes 2 CE includes the original game

Company of Heroes 2 is getting a Collector's Edition, and it's set to include several bonuses such as the original Company of Heroes, including the two original expansions: Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor. Other bonuses include 24 vehicl...   read


Crytek USA plans to buy the Darksiders license

Word on the street is, while Crytek has no current interest in Darksiders 3, Crytek USA wants the brand anyway. Considering the new company boasts ex-Vigil staff, and is indeed headed by the studio's former boss, it's hardly surprising the ...   read

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Humble Bundle

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 pricing model. ...   read

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uDraw shanked Saints Row

Saints Row's success was invalidated by uDraw's failure

Poor, poor THQ. A series of catastrophic mistakes led to the 23-year-old company's closure earlier this year. Among the more notable mistakes was the uDraw tablet, originally released in 2010 exclusively on Wii where it became a smashing su...   read

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Patrice Desilets has officially returned to Ubisoft

When THQ's ashes were cast to the wind, the fate of a lot of staff and franchises wasn't clear. One such person was Patrice Desilets, the former lead designer of the first Assassin's Creed games, but today, Ubisoft has confirmed to Pol...   read

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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: Darksiders franchise...   read

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WWE rages on

WWE 2K14 in development at Visual Concepts and Yuke's

Following the collapse of THQ, it was rumored that Take-Two Interactive had picked up the rights to the WWE game license, and that is indeed what happened. The five-year agreement will see its first title, WWE 2K14, later this fall accordin...   read

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THQ's downfall
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THQ's road to failure recapped in video

In case you haven't kept up with THQ's bankrupty and process of selling off assets, here's a well researched and edited video that sums things up succinctly. The video comes from George Weidman (bunnyhopshow), who goes over recent events a...   read

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THQ's downfall

Former THQ president on where the company went wrong

While THQ was split up following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, not all of its properties have been auctioned off yet, and there's still plenty left to say about the now-defunct publisher. MCV ran an insightful piece today covering the company'...   read

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