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Defunct game publisher THQ rises from the dead as THQ Nordic

Nordic Games, which notably acquired the lion's share of defunct publisher THQ after it went bankrupt in 2012, has re-branded itself as 'THQ Nordic,' and is developing games based on former THQ IPs.
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Director del Toro: ‘I will never again get involved in video games.’

Veteran film director Guillermo del Toro will not pursue any more projects within the video games industry after cancellations from multiple publishers.
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‘Company of Heroes 2’ preview: War is cold, bitter, and deep

After switching publisher from THQ to Sega, the 'Company of Heroes 2' returns us to the real-time strategy roots that the series so expertly began with, and it does so with a new look and feel.
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‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ offers a putrid waft of fresh air

After saving 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' from an uncertain future following the collapse of THQ, Ubisoft has stepped in to help polish the game. It is rude, crude, and refreshingly original.
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Homeworld rights acquired by Gearbox Software, re-releases headed to ‘leading digital platforms’

Gearbox Software acquires the rights to the formerly THQ-owned Homeworld real-time strategy series, announcing plans to release the first two games for 'leading digital platforms.'
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THQ’s leftovers (including Darksiders and Red Faction) raise $7 million at auction

Darskiders, Red Faction, and the Homeworld series were auctioned among the other remnants of THQ's game publishing business this month, raising around $7 million. Other sought after properties, though, like the console licenses to Double…
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Double Fine joins the THQ bidding to win back its own games

Before the great auction of January '13 when THQ's intellectual properties were sold off to the far corners of the game industry, Double Fine was one of the first companies said to be participating. The studio is still at work, trying to…
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Darksiders, Red Faction, and the rest of THQ’s library up for sale in April

THQ is well and truly dead, with its most profitable video game series and developers bought up by industry leaders like Ubisoft and Crytek. The rest of THQ's properties, including myriad cult classics like Darksiders, Red Faction…
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Left 4 Dead developer ‘super excited’ to work with 2K Games following THQ bankruptcy

2K Games outbid Turtle Rock Studios for the rights to its next big title at the recent THQ bankruptcy auction, and the development studio is surprisingly alright with this.
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THQ may be bankrupt, but Crytek is still working on Homefront 2

The ongoing saga of THQ's fiscal collapse rolls on, but according to developer Crytek it won't have any major affect on the development or eventual quality of Homefront 2.
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As Darksiders studio Vigil Games says goodbye, a hope for its signature series

Vigil Games didn't survive publisher THQ's liquidation on Wednesday, even though the studio was already at work on a brand new series. While the studio is done for, its Darksiders series may find a new home.
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Ubisoft acquires THQ Montreal, South Park: The Stick of Truth will survive

Owing to the ongoing collapse of THQ, the upcoming, heavily-anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth will continue development under French mega-publisher Ubisoft.