Entries in 'THQ' (432)

EA pondered THQ acquisition, is now being sued over UFC deal

EA pondered THQ acquisition, is now being sued over UFC deal

Ill-fated publisher THQ was once the target for a possible acquisition at the hands of EA, court documents have revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 1:16PM in News
THQ bankruptcy case closed, liquidation approved

THQ bankruptcy case closed, liquidation approved

The bankruptcy of defunct publisher THQ has come to an end now that a liquidation plan has been approach.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 17th 2013 at 9:42AM in News
Sega sues THQ over Company of Heroes pre-orders

Sega sues THQ over Company of Heroes pre-orders

Sega is taking legal action against what's left of defunct publisher THQ, claiming it is owed more than £630,000 taken by pre-orders for Company of Heroes 2.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2013 at 9:40AM in News
Ubisoft suspends Desilets' 1666

Ubisoft suspends Desilets' 1666

Not only has Ubisoft shown developer Patrice Desilets the door, but it has also cancelled his most recent project.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2013 at 9:56AM in News

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4A Games overcame major hurdles to make Metro: Last Light, Rubin says

4A Games overcame major hurdles to make Metro: Last Light, Rubin says

Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games overcame a series of seemingly unbelievable trials and tribulations to see the game through, according to former THQ president Jason Rubin.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 16th 2013 at 8:30AM in News
THQ's Rooke joins Creative Assembly

THQ's Rooke joins Creative Assembly

Former THQ marketing boss Jon Rooke has crossed over to the development sector as brand director at Creative Assembly.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 8th 2013 at 3:25PM in News
Nordic Games hails "huge potential" of $4.9m THQ IP swoop

Nordic Games hails "huge potential" of $4.9m THQ IP swoop

Publisher Nordic Games has significantly bolstered its brand portfolio, after acquiring ten former THQ properties.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 29th 2013 at 10:47AM in News
Creditors seeking over $200m from bankrupt THQ

Creditors seeking over $200m from bankrupt THQ

THQ went to the grave with creditors chasing over $200m in unpaid debts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2013 at 2:40PM in News

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THQ netted $6.55m from final IP sale

THQ netted $6.55m from final IP sale

The financial terms of the final round of THQ’s IP auctions has been divulged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2013 at 9:26AM in News
New era for Nordic Games as it swoops for THQ IP; Buys Darksiders, Red Faction, Stuntman, Destroy All Humans and others

New era for Nordic Games as it swoops for THQ IP; Buys Darksiders, Red Faction, Stuntman, Destroy All Humans and others

Nordic Games has emerged as the big winner from the final round of THQ brand auctions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2013 at 9:46AM in News
Gearbox acquires rights to Homeworld franchise

Gearbox acquires rights to Homeworld franchise

Gearbox Software has emerged as the mystery party that outbid the rest for the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise at THQ’s auction.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2013 at 4:33AM in News
Former THQ VP Ron Moravek joins Nexon America

Former THQ VP Ron Moravek joins Nexon America

Nexon America has hired former THQ VP Ron Moravek as its new senior VP of live game operations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2013 at 4:02AM in News

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Simon Miller joins VideoGamer.com

Simon Miller joins VideoGamer.com

Former Imagine Publishing and THQ man Simon Miller is the new editor-in-chief of VideoGamer.com.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 1:15PM in News
Crytek USA seeks Darksiders purchase

Crytek USA seeks Darksiders purchase

Crytek USA Corporation has announced its intention to bid on the Darksiders franchise.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 7:40AM in News
Metro producer: Last Light on PC "the best looking game, period"

Metro producer: Last Light on PC "the best looking game, period"

Metro: Last Light producer Huw Beynon has written a verbal check he fully expects 4A Games' shooter to cash.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 5:40AM in News
Koch hires THQ staff

Koch hires THQ staff

Former members of the UK THQ team have found a new home amongst the ranks of Koch Media.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 20th 2013 at 12:55PM in News

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Assassin's Creed creative lead Patrice Désilets rejoins Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed creative lead Patrice Désilets rejoins Ubisoft

Industry vet Patrice Désilets has returned to Ubisoft following the firm’s purchase of THQ Montreal, where Désilets had previously been employed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2013 at 5:55AM in News
Darksiders, Red Faction, Frontlines and De Blob going under the hammer in May

Darksiders, Red Faction, Frontlines and De Blob going under the hammer in May

Some of the IPs left in the hands of what remains of THQ following its auction will be put up for auction in May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2013 at 9:00AM in News
Take-Two acquires WWE license from defunct THQ

Take-Two acquires WWE license from defunct THQ

The WWE video game series will live on following an acquisition from Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2013 at 8:53AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: THQ UK staff, top jobs

MCV Jobs Weekly: THQ UK staff, top jobs

In MCV's weekly rundown of the hottest vacancies and latest personnel news, UK publishers eye THQ staff and we look at the best job opportunities.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 1st 2013 at 5:00PM in News
OPINION: Bittersweet lesson as THQ evaporates

OPINION: Bittersweet lesson as THQ evaporates

When THQ shut down, recently appointed president Jason Rubintweeted a picture of himself leaving the premises, giant purple Saints Row-branded dildo slung over his shoulder.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Feb 1st 2013 at 1:04PM in News
UK publishers eye talented THQ staff

UK publishers eye talented THQ staff

40 UK staff will be made unemployed following the collapse of THQ – but potential new employers are already expressing interest.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 1st 2013 at 12:05PM in News
The future of games retail revealed in this week's MCV

The future of games retail revealed in this week's MCV

This week's MCV – which is now available to view online – analyses the collapse of THQ and reveals what games retail will look like in ten years time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 1st 2013 at 10:27AM in News
The collapse of THQ: The full story

The collapse of THQ: The full story

Was THQ’s demise the result of bad management, bad circumstances or just plain bad luck?

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 31st 2013 at 1:34PM in News
Crytek USA Corp rises from Vigil's ashes

Crytek USA Corp rises from Vigil's ashes

Crytek has announced the opening of a new studio in Austin, Texas that is staffed in part by the core team of the recently closed Vigil Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2013 at 7:30AM in News