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THQ: Full steam ahead for WWE’12

Following years of sliding viewing figures, WWE is on the comeback trail, says THQ. The firm says WWE’s new family focus and returning superstars, such as The Rock, have helped attract new and old fans. And it comes just in time for THQ, as the publisher prepares to reboot its …

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COMPETITION: Win Saints Row: The Third and WWE ’12

MCV has teamed up with THQ to give retailers the chance to win copies of the publisher’s biggest upcoming titles. We have five copies of Saints Row: The Third and five copies of WWE ’12 to be giving away, both of which are due for release next month. For your …

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THQ expects Homefront to trump WWE

Publisher THQ has predicted that upcoming triple-A shooter Homefront will make more money than either of the company’s big fighting franchises, WWE or UFC. "I don’t think [WWE and UFC] make more money than I expect Homefront to make," core games executive vice president Danny Bilson stated in an interview …

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THQ steps up WWE marketing

Publisher THQ has reached an agreement with WWE that will see the company’s WWE vs Raw game promoted in conjunction with both WWE TV shows, live events and future DVD releases. 40 live WWE events will play host to game kiosks where fans can sample the latest release WWE Smackdown …

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Red Faction delayed until May

Red Faction: Armageddon will now be released in May 2011. The game was originally due in March, but has been pushed back to strengthen THQ’s next financial year. The publisher has also given release windows for some of its key core titles for the next 18 months. MX vs ATV …

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THQ: Pre-owned games cheat publishers

Publisher THQ is fast becoming the leading voice in the industry’s apparent tirade against pre-owned software, and its latest outburst is the most aggressive yet. Speaking to CVG, THQ’s WWE creative director Cory Ledesma admitted: I don’t think we really care whether used game buyers are upset because new game …

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THQ body slams pre-owned

Mirroring THQ’s strategy with recent fighting release UFC Undisputed 2010, the publisher has confirmed that October’s release WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 will include a DLC code in the box that will be required to access the game’s online mode. In addition, those redeeming their code will also receive the …

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THQ and WWEs direct relationship

The lucrative WWE video games franchise will benefit greatly from the new direct relationship” between publisher THQ and the sports entertainment company, according to UK marketing director Jon Rooke. It benefits us massively,” Rooke told MCV. In previous years, we’ve effectively had to communicate with WWE via Jakks Pacific and …

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THQ unfazed by EAs MMA challenge

THQ’s UFC series has nothing to fear from EA Sports new MMA brawler, insists VP of core games Danny Bilson. UFC was a surprise smash hit last year for THQ, and its follow-up – UFC 2010 – has already debuted strongly in the UK and US. UFC made our year …

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E3 2010: THQ goes WWE crazy

For years it was a single-game annual licence, but THQ this year is heading to E3 with news of a three-pronged WWE attack on the video games genre. Chief amongst its offering will be the lucrative WWE Smackdown vs Raw franchise, which has now shipped over 50m units and will …

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