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January2016

  • News You Can, Er, Play Saints Row Undercover on Your PSP Now

    Gat a load of this

    Remember that crumby, cancelled Saints Row game for the PSP? Well, you can play it now. Volition has released the unfinished .iso file online, allowing you to test out the unreleased title for free. This is a pretty unprecedented move, so kudos to the developer for getting the game out into the public domain. We've no idea how...

  • News Saints Row Undercover Almost Took a Dump on PSP

    Volition unearths forgotten project

    There are already a handful of canned Saints Row projects that have leaked over the years, but Saints Row Undercover – a PlayStation Portable spin-off of Saints Row 2 – was forgotten by practically everyone. The project was officially cancelled all the way back in 2009, and has been left sitting in a Volition...

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December2012

  • Rumour Ubisoft Could Publish the Next Saints Row Game

    Assassin's greed

    There’s just enough time for one more rumour before the games industry closes down for Christmas. According to sources close to MCV, Ubisoft is plotting a bid for THQ’s assets. If successful, the French company would control all of the struggling publisher’s studios and intellectual property, including franchises such as...

  • News THQ Selling Assets, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Oh no

    The writing’s been on the wall for a while, but publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The company’s currently in the process of selling all of its assets to Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm. Once complete, Clearlake will control “THQ's operating business, including THQ's four owned studios and games in...

November2012

October2012

  • News THQ Fashions 30th October Launch for Darksiders 2 DLC

    Hellish hearth

    Death will reign once again this Hallowe’en, when THQ deploys Darksiders 2’s second big chunk of DLC. The cryptically titled Abyssal Forge will be available on PlayStation 3 from 30th October in North America. Those of you living overseas will have an extra day to prepare for the apocalyptic arrival, when the content appears on...

  • News Metro: Last Light Focusing Spotlight on Single-Player

    Light the way

    Developer 4A Games has decided to scrap Metro: Last Light’s multiplayer component, opting to concentrate its resources on creating an exceptional single-player campaign instead. The competitive mode was revealed shortly after the game’s initial announcement – a move that the studio feels was “probably a mistake”. "Throughout...

September2012

  • News Saints Row: The Third Collates the Chaos This November

    Bulging package

    If you still haven’t snapped up THQ’s nonsense sandbox sequel Saints Row: The Third, then the publisher hopes to make things really simple for you this November. It’s announced a complete edition of the year-old adventure, containing the original game alongside a wealth of expansion packs. As part of the collection you’ll...

August2012

  • News THQ Shelves Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE

    Not exactly crazy

    In arguably the most unsurprising turn of events, THQ has ceased development on Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE and returned the rights to the Mexican director. The information was announced during THQ’s quarterly financial call overnight, in which the troubled publisher actually exceeded expectations. It recorded a net income of...

  • News Darksiders II Comes Knocking in New TV Commercial

    At Death's door

    THQ might not have much money left in the bank, but it’s still got enough to plop a dramatisation of the apocalypse in between Coronation Street. This new Darksiders II television spot shows protagonist Death riding into oncoming traffic, while people run for their lives. We don’t know what’s wrong with them, really – the...

July2012

  • News Latest Darksiders II Trailer Rides Online

    'Til death do us part

    With Death’s arrival imminent on PlayStation 3, THQ has released a brand new in-engine trailer depicting what the apocalypse will look like when Darksiders II rides into retail next month. The melodramatic short shows off plenty of gameplay footage, but if you’re still not sold on the sought after sequel, check out our...

  • News Darksiders II Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order

    Sounds like Death itself, supposedly

    Sumthing Else Music Works and THQ have announced that the upcoming Darksiders II will be receiving its very own two-disc soundtrack for you to listen while you're not riding into battle and restoring mankind. The soundtrack will feature scores by Assassin's Creed and Hitman composer, Jesper Kyd, whose...

  • News THQ Returns Devil's Third Rights Back to Valhalla

    Where the heart is

    THQ has kindly signed the rights to Devil’s Third back to its creator Valhalla Game Studios. Chatting with Eurogamer.net, the troubled publisher confirmed the news: “All of the game's IP rights have been returned to [founder Tomonobu] Itagaki and the Valhalla team.” The publisher revealed last month that it would not...

June2012

  • News Saints Row: The Third Expansion Bundled into Sequel

    Exit the dominatrix

    THQ has announced that its standalone expansion Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix is no more. The disc-based add-on had been planned for a September release, but will now be folded into the “The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise”. That's due out next year. New president Jason Rubin explained the...

  • News Mike Tyson Punches His Way into WWE '13

    What?

    See that headline in big, black writing at the top of your screen: we’re not making it up. We almost spilled hot tea all over our desk when we read the press release from THQ, but the publisher seems pretty serious about it. As far as we know, it’s not April Fools’ Day today. Nope, professional boxer and occasional ear-biter Mike Tyson...

  • News Live Action Darksiders II Trailer Gets Melodramatic

    Death lives

    Live action video game trailers almost always take themselves too seriously, and this new Darksiders II video is no different. In it, a bearded gentleman preaches about the arrival of death, shortly before the unwanted hoodlum predictably gatecrashes the sermon. Watch the video below for over-the-top acting and bad computer graphics...

  • News South Park: The Stick of Truth Kills Kenny on 5th March

    Trey bien

    As part of Xbox’s E3 press conference this evening, Microsoft ushered out South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who – after taking a well timed dig at the rest of the press conference – announced that its upcoming collaboration with THQ, South Park: The Stick of Truth, is set to release on multiple platforms on 5th March,...

May2012

  • News Danny Bilson Departs THQ, Rubin Steps In

    All change

    THQ has confirmed that Danny Bilson, the vice president of core games, has departed the troubled publisher. He will be replaced by Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin in a slightly different role, which will see him oversee development, marketing and publishing. Bilson will be joined by senior vice president of core games Dave Davis out...

  • News Leaked WWE '13 Trailer Slams Online

    Live the revolution

    The action depicted in this leaked WWE '13 trailer was clearly too intense to stay secret for long, hence its premature arrival on YouTube. The reveal for THQ’s next wrestling title is as raucous and acrobatic as you’d expect, featuring footage of favourites such as The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mankind, among...

  • News Live Action Metro: Last Light Trailer is Appropriately Dark

    Lights out

    Enjoying the sunshine and smiles that the warm weather brings? That’s no good: the world is in financial meltdown and the end is nigh – you should be feeling depressed, and perhaps even a little bit mad. Don’t worry, though, we have the perfect antidote for your ill-placed optimism. Embedded below is a live action trailer for...

  • News THQ Reaffirms Existence of inSANE

    Not lost the plot

    Famed director Guillermo Del Toro's first foray into video games, inSANE, has not been cancelled, troubled publisher THQ has confirmed. While it has dropped Tomonobu Itagaki's Devil’s Third, it has confirmed continued development on the mysterious PS3 survival horror title. Very little is known about inSANE other than its...

  • News Red Faction II Fires onto PSN Tomorrow

    Rebellion

    A juicy little tidbit for those of you that feel the PlayStation 3 needs more first-person shooters: THQ is reloading its PS2 classic Red Faction II for release on the PlayStation Store this week. The Volition favourite originally launched on Sony’s system in 2002, and has garnered cult status in the years since. There’s no word on...

  • News THQ Won't Have a Booth at This Year's E3

    Limited presence

    E3 is an expensive endeavour, especially if you’re beleaguered publisher THQ. While the company’s fortunes appear to have improved over the past couple of weeks, it has decided against splashing out on a costly booth at this year’s show. The decision seems like a sound one: the publisher will still be present at the show,...

  • News Saints Row: The Third April Fools' Gag is No Longer a Joke

    Sucker punch

    If you thought Saints Row: The Third’s “Enter the Dominatrix” April Fools’ gag was nothing but a silly joke, well, the punch line’s on you, friend. In a brilliant press release sent out to the media this afternoon, publisher THQ has officially confirmed the standalone expansion for release at retail this Fall. It’ll cost you...

April2012

  • News Darksiders II Staying in the Shadows until August

    Die another day

    THQ’s delayed the release of Darksiders II until August. The game was originally scheduled to release on PS3 in late June, but the publisher has decided to hold the sequel back in order to ensure it meets the “high quality bar the team is targeting”. Developer Vigil Games added in an FAQ that the delay has nothing to do with...

  • News Take-Two: "THQ Won't Be Around in Six Months"

    Laying it bare

    Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick doesn’t foresee much longevity for troubled publisher THQ – the gaffer told an audience at the MIT Business in Gaming Conference that he believes the firm will be fully shuttered in six months time. Zelnick expanded that he believes the publisher’s biggest mistake was working with licensed...

March2012

  • News Saints Row: The Third Explains the Trouble with Clones

    Gat's back

    It’s probably telling that Saints Row: The Third’s latest DLC pack – which sees former series protagonist Johnny Gat brought back to life as a thirty-foot clone – seems a bit tame. Don’t get us wrong, we like the idea of gaining superpowers from drinking the Saints’ own brand of energy drink (Saints Flow for those curious),...

  • News Crytek Confident Homefront 2 Can Succeed

    Long-term investment

    Homefront divided opinion upon its release in early 2011. Despite not receiving particularly positive reviews, the THQ published first-person shooter enjoyed a fairly favourable commercial reception, thanks in part to a strong promotional push. The sequel to Homefront is currently in development at former TimeSplitters studio...

  • News Darksiders II Pre-orders Go Premium

    At death's door

    Those of you that register early interest in the upcoming Darksiders II will get a little extra contrent for your enthusiasm. Publisher THQ’s announced that it’s upgrading all pre-orders of the adventure title to the limited edition version at no extra charge. The limited edition will ship with a code to download the game’s...

February2012

  • News Saints Row: The Third Goes Twilight in New DLC

    Edward you believe it?

    When we were at high-school, the kid with ginger hair and pale skin was always the one that got laughed at. But since the emergence of the Twilight series – and more importantly, Edward Cullen – that same stereotype’s turned into the ultimate lady magnet. Nah, we don’t get it either, but apparently vampires are the new...

  • News WWE WrestleFest Chokeslams PSN This Year

    Coin-op classic

    THQ’s announced that an update of the legitimately brilliant arcade wrestling title, WWF WrestleFest, is headed to the PlayStation Network later this year. Renamed WWE WrestleFest, the update promises upgraded visuals, a contemporary fighter roster, multiplayer, downloadable content and Road to WrestleMania progression play...

  • News Saints Row: The Third Sends Gangstas into Space

    Keeping it classy

    If you can’t get enough of Saints Row: The Third’s general wackiness and potty humour, then THQ’s got a treat for you; the open-world title’s latest DLC pack, Gangstas in Space, is set to take off next week on the PlayStation Store for $6.99. The content revolves around the Boss and new character Jenny Jaros who attempt to...

  • News Darksiders II Dances with Death This Summer

    Slow dance in the sun

    Normally we wouldn’t be up for inviting the Grim Reaper into our home, but in the case of Darksiders II we might be tempted to make an exception. According to the game’s official Twitter account, we’ll get to go hands-on with the dark Zelda inspired sequel this coming 26th June in North America and 29th June in Europe...

  • News Metro: Last Light Returns to the Shadows

    Lights out for now

    If you were looking forward to 4A Games and THQ’s survival shooter, Metro: Last Light, then you might want to clench your fists through the rest of this article. THQ’s third-quarter financial earnings report revealed that the publisher has pushed back the claustrophobic shooter until Q1 2013 (we know it’s confusing, but...

  • News THQ Cuts 240 Jobs, Slashes Salaries

    The bad news doesn't stop for troubled publisher THQ

    Following  a slew of rumours yesterday, and warnings that the company might be delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange, the company has announced that it has cut a whopping 240 jobs. According to a regulatory filing, the redundancies will go into effect before September, with the vast majority to...

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  • Out Today UFC Personal Trainer (North America)

    Get it before it's octa-gone

    The fitness games on Move so far haven't tried to build you into a fight-ready machine, but that sizeable gap in the market is closed today with the release of UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System in North America. The Move-enabled game has been developed with support from the National Academy of Sports...