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  • Video Meet The Akira Video Game That Never Saw Release

    Footage of cancelled project surfaces online

    If you're a fan of anime, then chances are you'll have already appreciated the masterpiece that is Akira. Arguably the first anime movie to find mainstream success in the west, Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 classic triggered a surge of interest in the medium and offered many western viewers their first taste of...

March2015

  • Feature The Best Pro Wrestling Games That the N64 Has to Offer

    We're tapping in, not out.

    The thought of a modern pro wrestling game these days is often coupled with an eye-roller. They've become as iterative as most sports games released on an annual basis - such as FIFA and Madden - but certainly have far less to offer than the examples just mentioned. What we're left with is a game that's ever-so-slightly...

June2014

  • News Veteran Publisher THQ To Rise From The Dead, In Name At Least

    Nordic Games looking to revive the brand, more Darksiders coming

    Publisher THQ went bust last year, bringing to an end a story which dates right back to the days of the NES and Game Boy. The company's assets were sold off at auction and Nordic Games came away with plenty — including the rights to franchises such as Red Faction and Darksiders...

May2013

  • Rumour Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Grand Theft Auto To The Wii U

    More positive news, then

    According to a post on 4chan (the source alone may well set alarm bells ringing), Rockstar Games is not looking to support the Wii U in any meaningful way. The poster — who claims to be working on the next iteration of the official WWE game — had this to say: There's no plans to ever bring a WWE game to the Wii U...

April2013

  • News Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

    Red Faction, MX and Homeworld also find new homes

    Yesterday we reported that THQ had sold off most of its remaining assets to other parties, however it was not clear which ones had been picked up and which had fallen by the wayside. New information has come through today and we're very happy to inform you that the Darksiders franchise was salvaged...

  • News THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

    Has Vigil Games found a home?

    Back in January THQ sold off the majority of its assets resulting in most of its IPs being given new homes. Studios such as Volition, the developer behind the Saints Row franchise, were quickly snapped up, however, some failed to secure a deal such as Vigil Games, the team behind the Darksiders series. The remaining...

March2013

  • Rumour Vigil Co-founder Interested In Buying Darksiders IP

    Will the horsemen ride again?

    When THQ bit the dust a while back, Vigil Games was one of the companies which didn't get purchased. This seemed to spell the end of the popular Darksiders franchise. However, hope is not lost. It would appear that Crytek USA CEO David Adams has expressed an interest in purchasing the IP he and many members of his...

February2013

  • News THQ To Sell Majority Of Its Remaining IPs This April

    There's hope for Darksiders yet

    THQ auctioned off most of its assets last month, resulting in several studios and IPs being picked up by the highest bidders. Sadly, it appeared that the Darksiders franchise was dead and buried due to its studio, Vigil Games, not finding a suitable bidder. However, it looks as though there may still be hope for...

January2013

  • News THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

    There's still some hope for Darksiders

    This week saw the sad end of THQ, as the publisher sold off its assets at auction and closed its doors for the last time. SEGA, Koch Media, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft all gathered around for the sale, taking with them most of its IPs and studios. One development team that unfortunately didn't get picked up...

  • News Troubled THQ To Be Picked Apart By Rivals

    Key franchises to be sold to the highest bidder

    The future of THQ largely hangs in the balance as the company struggles to find the cash to stay afloat. Back in December the publisher filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy handing over its assets to investment firm Clearlake Capital, which is now looking for a prospective buyer. It has been confirmed...

December2012

  • Rumour Ubisoft Looking To Buy THQ's Assets

    French company reportedly in talks to acquire tangible assets

    On Wednesday THQ filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States, handing over its tangible assets to Clearlake Investments, an investment firm, with a view to selling the business on. It appears that Ubisoft is the front runner to pick up THQ's tangible assets, with MCV reporting...

  • News THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Upcoming games are safe

    THQ has been sailing through some stormy seas recently. The developer currently has $16.4 million outstanding on its facility and recently entered into a forbearance agreement with the finance company Wells Fargo Capital Finance. The waves don’t seem to be easing up for the company as it has today filed for Chapter 11...

November2012

  • News THQ Adds Clarity To The Wii U "Horrible, Slow CPU" Comments

    But worries surrounding it refuse to go away

    It emerged yesterday that 4A, the developer behind Metro: Last Light, is not very impressed with the Wii U's CPU; Oles Shishkovtsov, the studio's chief technical officer, called it "a horrible, slow CPU". Huw Beynon of THQ, publisher for the latest Metro title, elaborated further by saying that bringing...

  • News THQ Enters Forebearance Agreement With Creditors

    Foreclosure delayed, for now

    THQ has been going through some difficult times lately. The developer currently has $16.4 million outstanding on its facility and two weeks ago it defaulted on a loan worth $50 million. Things were looking bleak, but it appears the company has entered into an agreement with the finance company Wells Fargo Capital Finance...

October2012

  • News Become a Superstar with WWE '13's Box Art Creator

    You're a Superstar

    Ever wondered what you'd look like on a video game box? Ponder no more; THQ has you covered with a custom box art creator to coincide with the release of wrassle-'em-up WWE '13. The "Be on the Cover" application on the WWE Games Facebook page lets you take a photo from your existing Facebook gallery or a webcam and save it as...

September2012

  • News Nintendo Australia Brings Wii U to EB Games Expo 2012

    Nintendo, Ubisoft, THQ and SEGA join Warner Bros.

    Following yesterday's reveal that Warner Bros. will be bringing the Wii U to the EB Expo in Sydney in just over a week, we have now learned that it's not the only publisher coming to the party. Nintendo of Australia has announced today that it will also introduce the Wii U to the Australian audience...

  • News You'll Be Able To Play Darksiders II Entirely On The Wii U GamePad

    THQ reveals more details on the Wii U port of its gothic adventure

    THQ's action-packed Wii U title Darksiders II will allow you to play the whole adventure on the GamePad, it has been revealed today. Speaking to Polygon, a THQ employee said that although the version shown at the recent New York preview event didn't have the feature enabled, it...

August2012

  • News WWE 13 Won't Wrestle with Wii U

    No, absolutely not

    We're used to developers and publishers dancing around questions of planned release platforms, when a game will hits stores and so on, so it's refreshing to bring you a recent Twitter exchange between a wrestling game fan and Cory Ledesma, Creative Director for WWE Games at THQ. We know that WWE 13 is coming to Wii, but naturally...

July2012