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THQ files for bankruptcy, assets sold off and seeking new buyer

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Game maker THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has also said that all of its assets will be acquired by affiliates of private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group, allowing the company to shed legacy obligations so it can be sold to another company. Clearlake’s acquisition of THQ assets include all four of its own studios, and all the games currently in development. However, THQ has also reassured staff […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 37: Kicking in the Front Seat

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We’re back with a new episode, and while the tech industry is at a standstill, the Internet gets a red-light district, and the Zune bids adieu. Meanwhile, the week has been dominated by security flaw after security flaw, and Rebecca Black infects our Chris’ mind with the weekend. We also wonder why 13-year olds are driving cars, and Internet Explorer 9 is finally out – and Stewart hates it. Why? […]

Dead Rising 2 AUS Date revealed (PS3)

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THQ has recently released information about the date of the game’s release. According to THQ, the game is set to be released on 30th September this year. Hopefully this date will be the set date for the game, unlike the other dates that have been confirmed earlier from this year. Unlike a previous zombie horror game, Left 4 Dead 2, Australian gamers will be receiving the full gaming experience, like […]

EA, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard to develop games for Project Natal

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Leading gaming publishers Square Enix, Activision Blizzard and EA have been announced as some of the game publishers to produce games for Microsoft’s latest add-on to the Xbox 360, Project Natal. Also announced as partners alongside the three were Bethesda, Capcom, Disney Interactive, MTV Games, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega, THQ and Ubisoft. Combined together, they account for more than 70 percent of all games sold for the Xbox 360, Wii […]

THQ to axe 17% of entire workforce

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According to a report by Shacknews, THQ will be sacking 17 percent of its entire studio staff – or 250 people (approx.) – under a new “strategic plan", which would also see the firm focusing on “fewer, higher quality titles.” This comes as news that it would shutdown five internal game studios, including Mass Media, and Paradigm. As well, it will cancel several titles under development, but were not announced […]