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THQ is back from the dead, kinda, with a Nordic re-branding

Practically in the dead of night, THQ is back. Kinda. Nordic Games has re-branded as THQ Nordic -- the publisher that bought the rights to the Darksiders series. They claim that back in 2013 they had a resurgence after buying said righ...

 
 
 
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Ubisoft's canceled 1666 resurfaces as trademark

Patrice Désilets was the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's cash cow from which all its games seem to be modeled (endlessly reproducable open-world systems from now until end, amen). He left the company in 2010 and went...

 
 
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Guillermo del Toro is done with games

Guillermo del Toro hasn't had a very good experience with video games, has he? First he spent literally years working with THQ on something, only for them to go bankrupt and sell off all of their stuff. Then he went to work with Hideo Koji...

 
 
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The Darksiders II remaster doesn't look all that different

Were we expecting the remaster of Darksiders II for current systems to look significantly better than the 2012 original (RIP THQ)? I was not. Crisper and smoother, sure, but that's about it. Here are some comparison screenshots that, at lea...

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

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 was the best - ...

 
 
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Homefront: The Revolution delayed into 2016

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 Homefront rights fr...

 
 
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#darksiders2: Darksiders II current gen remaster confirmed

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 years ago. ...

 
 
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Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest

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 the envy of ever...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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