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Review: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

Darksiders was one of the last generation's hidden gems, a dark, beautifully designed pastiche of several other action-adventure titles. Planned as a four-part series, the franchise only got as far as #Darksiders2 before publisher THQ decla...   read

 
 
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Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a free upgrade on PC

Admittedly, I just wanted to write a blurb about Darksiders Warmastered Edition's launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to rekindle the life-affirming goof that is #darksiders2. Someone had to! But there's another, arguably better reaso...   read

 
 
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The original Red Faction may be headed to PS4

THQ Nordic's recent announcement that Red Faction was removed from Germany's index of "damaging" games now makes a lot more sense. According to the European ratings group PEGI, the 2001 original will be releasing on PS4 via Sony's PS2 Class...   read

 
 
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German gamers, the time has come: Red Faction is now legal in Deutschland

Germany has a long history of banning violent video games from sale. Doom had been outlawed until 2011 (which is just insane) and Wolfenstein was barred because of its use of Nazi imagery. Fallout 3 wasn't allowed until this year, as well. ...   read

 
 
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The war is delayed until November for Darksiders Warmastered

Anyone hoping to fire up Darksiders on their PS4, Xbox One or Wii U will be sad to learn that the game has been delayed. Originally planned to release next week, the game will now be targeting November 22, 2016 as a release date. The PC (wh...   read

 
 
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition is free if you own the original

THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games GmbH) did something swell today -- it released Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, and folks who own either the original game, its Immortal Throne expansion, or Titan Quest Gold received a free copy of the enh...   read

 
 
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Relic has 'a hunger' for more Space Marine, but a sequel seems unlikely at this point

Relic Entertainment is a studio best known for its strategy games, such as the Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, but that didn't stop the developer from knocking out of the park a project outside its typical wheelh...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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The first footage of Patrice Desilets' 1666: Amsterdam shows potential

Here it is, our first look at Assassin Creed creator Patrice Désilets' 1666: Amsterdam. Originally in development for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at THQ Montéal, 1666 was cancelled shortly after Ubisoft acquired the studio and...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Humble is bundling Relic's Warhammer 40,000 and Company of Heroes games

There's a lot to love in this Humble Weekly Bundle of Relic games, but I have to give a special shout out to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Years later, I'm still amazed it turned out as well as it did. Satisfying shooting, melee, and move...   read

 
 
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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 - ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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. ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Red Faction Guerrilla ditches Games for Windows Live for Steam

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 shockingly fun), pla...   read

 
 
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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...   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 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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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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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

 
 


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