On one hand Jason Rubin, the final president of now-defunct THQ, isn't making excuses for the publisher's failure. Asked by MCV if the industry pains squeezing out mid-tier publishers are what sank the company, Rubin said no, THQ created a lot of its own problems.
If there's one defining feature of the Saints Row series, it's the fact you can use an enormous dildo as a weapon. THQ has had a replica prop made up for a while now, but with the publisher closing down, there was a very real risk that it would end up in a bin or, worse, at an auction.
Today, THQ was officially sold and auctioned off. Within the next few weeks, the struggling video game publisher will be no more.
Jason Rubin, the president of beleaguered publisher THQ, has penned a plain and, for the average consumer/fan, incredibly helpful summary of just what happened to his company today.
I guess there's no way of knowing, but I really would like to find out how much of the $5,098,093.79 raised by the Humble THQ Bundle went to charity, and how much went to the embattled publisher, which may qualify as a charitable cause depending on how you feel about its situation and the games it makes.
I was supposed to recommend the week's best new comics yesterday. I'm a day late. Fitting, I guess, because one of the new comics is tied in to Duke Nukem Forever. That's my excuse. On with the recommendations...