Giant Bombcast 04-23-2013
Brad discovers a use for interns in Dota 2; Patrick prepares for Reyjkavik; Ryan endorses the Neti pot; Jeff is assaulted by the Neti pot; Vinny hangs drywall.
Gearbox Now Owns the Homeworld Franchise [UPDATED: More THQ Sales Announced]
The Texas-based developer was the highest bidder for the space-set real-time strategy series. And you'll never guess who picked up Darksiders.
A Huge Chunk of THQ's Remaining Properties Up for Auction This April
If you've been saving your money in the hopes of buying the Destroy All Humans! franchise, you'd better get those last few dollars quick.
Take-Two Interactive Officially Takes Over WWE License
The publisher has entered into an agreement to take over the license from THQ.
Crytek Scoops Up Ex-Vigil Staff for Austin Studio
The Darksiders franchise still hasn't gone up for auction yet, however.
The Guns of Navarro: THQ's Dark Night of the Soul
After 23 years and dozens upon dozens of games, Alex says goodbye to one of the industry's most intriguing publishers, and takes a long, hard look at how its former properties may prosper down the road.
Worth Reading: 01/25/13
A short week comes to a close with your usual dose of weird games you ought to play, articles you might want to read, and plenty of other nonsense.
Giant Bomb Gaming Minute 01/24/2013 - Financial Troubles at Atari and THQ
Jeff Gerstmann goes over some of the latest financial news, which sees Atari filing Chapter 11 and THQ on its way out.
THQ Officially Dissolving as Bankruptcy Auction Yields Multiple Buyers [UPDATEDx2]
Several major properties are scooped up by other publishers, though a few are left holding the bag.
Atari Entering Bankruptcy, THQ Hits More Bumps in the Road
Not exactly the most fun news to be dealing with in the new year.
Looks Like THQ's Owned Properties Will Be Auctioned Off Anyway
After the financially strapped publisher's last minute bid for bankruptcy was held up by complaints from creditors, THQ agrees to auction its assets to individual bidders.
THQ Simultaneously Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Secures Buyer for Company's Assets [UPDATED]
A "stalking horse bidder" has taken over the financially strapped publisher, and all of its currently owned studios. Jason Rubin comments on the bankruptcy process.
THQ, Humble Bundle Team for Cheap Games, Charity
Get a whole slew of really terrific games for whatever you want to pay.
South Park, Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light Delayed
And the company doesn't sound like it's in very good financial shape, either.
Darksiders Creative Director Joe Madureira Leaving Vigil Games
Details on Madureira's "next big thing" to be revealed in the months ahead.
The Crafting of an Apocalypse
Key members of Darksiders and its recently released sequel look back at the highs and lows of this generation's surprising cult classic. Plus, watch footage from the first version of the game.
THQ Cancels InSane, Rights Transfer to Del Toro
Unsurprising, given THQ's need for guaranteed hits in the coming months.
THQ Manages to Avoid NASDAQ Delisting
Bumpy road still ahead for the publisher, but good news is good news.
THQ’s Jason Rubin Responds to Darksiders Fans
New president says there are no plans to stop making Darksiders games.
THQ Outlines Financial Fallout of Ending UFC Deal
Company expects to spend $1.1 million on severance packages.
THQ Kills San Diego Studio
The WWE All Stars maker has been shuttered.
THQ: Goodbye to Danny Bilson, Hello to Jason Rubin
Co-creator of Naughty Dog, Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter is THQ's new president.
THQ Delays South Park: The Stick of Truth, Drops Devil's Third Altogether
Some major changes to THQ's lineup are afoot.
Darksiders II Delayed From June to August
THQ and Vigil Games claim the short delay is for polishing and bug testing.
Warhammer 40K MMO is No Longer a Warhammer 40K MMO, Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil
There's probably going to be a day when we report happy THQ news. This isn't that day.
The uDraw Fans You've Never Heard About
uDraw may not have become the phenomenon THQ was hoping for, but that doesn't mean it didn't find an audience of appreciative owners.
Tidbits From Today’s Unhappy THQ Earning Call
uDraw was a complete bomb that has nearly sunk the fragile company.
Today in Depressing THQ News: 240 Staffers Cut, While CEO Takes Pay Cut
Brian Farrell's golden parachute just got a tad less golden.
Warning Sign #183: THQ Threatened With NASDAQ Delisting
The company has until the end of July to move its stock past $1.00 per share.
Turns Out Some People Bought Saints Row: The Third
There are now 3.8 million copies of Volition's latest floating around.
THQ Still Planning on Releasing Games In 2014, Despite What You Might Have Heard
The publisher flatly denies a weekend rumor that had the publisher cancelling multiple major projects.
Assassin’s Creed Loses Yet Another Creative Director
Patrice Désilets's replacement is not leaving to join him at THQ, however.
Obsidian Is Making a South Park RPG, Naturally
Crytek Will Develop the Sequel to Homefront Because Hey, a Job's a Job, Right?
The UK arm of a German developer will develop the sequel to a game about North Korea invading North America. Got all that?
THQ Shutters Two Australian Studios, Lays Off 200 Employees
Publisher cites a "strategic re-alignment" as the cause, while also announcing the end of the MX vs. ATV franchise.
Patrice Désilets Has 'Several Ideas' for His THQ Project
Assassin's Creed mastermind is about to enter THQ's greenlighting process.
Namco Bandai Files Suit Against The Witcher 2 Developer CD Projekt Red
The publisher whose souls still burns is taking issue with a few things.
Kaos Studios Still Working With THQ Montreal to Support Homefront
Even though Kaos Studios is on the way out, it's still working on Homefront.
THQ Shutters Homefront Developer Kaos Studios
Homefront 2 now in the hands of THQ Montreal.
THQ Signs Left 4 Dead Developers, Promising to (Guess What?) Change Multiplayer
It's a shooter. It has multiplayer. And you won't be playing it until 2013.
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