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Remaining THQ Properties Acquired (Darksiders, Homeworld, Red Faction)

The rather depressing saga of THQ is almost over for good since the remaining properties once owned by the company have now been acquired. Initially passed up in the auction that saw Ubisoft pick up South Park and Saints Row become part of the Koch Media family, once major THQ franchises such as Darksiders and Drawn to Life now have new homes – however unexpected they may be.

Darksiders Property Likely To Be Acquired By Crytek

THQ may be nothing more than missed potential and shattered dreams at this point, but there is still hope for the Darksiders franchise.  Even though Darksiders developer Vigil Games was dissolved due to not being acquired in the first wave of IP/asset sales held in January, none other than Crytek could come to the rescue once again to keep the post-apocalyptic demon/angel franchise alive.

Take Two and WWE Finalize Publishing Deal, New Talent To Oversee Future WWE Games

Take Two and the WWE have officially finalized their deal which will see all future WWE games published under the 2K Sports banner for the next five years.  As reported last week, the deal reached between Take Two and the WWE will not only see core developers from THQ return to the project, but the team at Yuke’s as well.  Such news led wrestling fans into a tale-spin of depression that would only be rivaled by John Cena being the WWE champ again for thr

THQ Finally Ceases To Be + IP News

At long last the era of THQ has come to a close. After being foretold in a sense nearly a year ago via Kevin Dent and made more apparent by the public financial issues that the company was running into, THQ is now a thing of the past.  The somewhat unfortunate demise of THQ isn’t a complete tearjerker moment however as several properties and studios made famous by the company will thankfully live on with new homes. 

THQ and South Park Studios Dispute Over Fate Of South Park: Stick of Truth

Today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for in some ways as it’s auction day for THQ. After trying their best to change in the hopes of staying afloat, the foundations of THQ ultimately crumbled and the company’s assets are now being sold off to the highest bidder.

THQ Assets Officially Up For Auction This Month

After the news broke on Friday that some would-be objections could stall the sale/salvaging of THQ, the matters have been discussed by the involved parties with one major result: THQ is officially dead.  It may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but today it was officially revealed that THQ will be up for auction on January 22nd and that all its assets (studios, IPs,) will be available to purchase.

The Woes Of THQ Continue

Perhaps this could be construed as a joke concerning that it’s the start of a new year yet more problems are arising, but once again there’s drama in the world of THQ.  After a string of failed projects, bad business decisions, and similar things of that ilk, THQ opted to go the easy route in a sense by allowing an investment group (Clearlake) to effectively buy the company and continue business as usual, at least that was the plan devised by THQ company brass.

THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Remaining Assets Likely To Be Sold [Update]

The timing may be unfortunate but the inevitable has happened: THQ has filed for bankruptcy. After suffering several major setbacks, the chief of which was the uDraw HD debacle, THQ has been on an ever steady decline despite solid software releases, with the exception being WWE 13 of course.

[Review] WWE 13 - One of the Worst Games in Recent Memory.

Overall Feeling: 

The fact this game was released is astounding. Any positive points from WWE Attitude Mode or player creation are fully eclipsed by an absurd number of bugs and poor game design.

The Pros: 

+ Attitude Era Nostalgia Bomb.

+ Deep and impressive player content creation tools. 

The Cons: 

- Frequent game crashes.

- Unpolished and riddled with glitches and bugs.

- Online servers keep erasing data.

- 3GB save file on PS3 makes PS+ Cloud storage useless.

- Broken Universe mode design.

- Pay-Per-View matches have no purpose.

- Terrible game audio issues.

- David Otunga's Music. 

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
3

THQ's latest installment of their long lived World Wrestling Entertainment licence hit the shelves on October 30th 2012. While many publications, blog and fans rushed to get their reviews of WWE 13 up on day one, I waited. Patiently.  Now that we’re over a month since its release, I'm rather glad I sat on this and really took the time to explore this game. 

Guillermo Del Toro's Insane Finds New Development Partner

The 2nd anniversary may be creeping up for Guillermo Del Toro's video game Insane, or at least the anniversary of when it was "shown" at the Spike VGAs. The brilliant filmmaker behind flicks such as "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy" opted to try his hand at creating a universe for a video game with no so good results as THQ dropped the project earlier this year.

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