In 2007, Rob Cunningham (of Homeworld fame) formed a brand new studio called Blackbird Interactive. By 2009, work had begun on an ambitious new strategy game strongly inspired by Homeworld’s art design and setting. In 2013, everyone working there was laid off.
I used to think that it was just nostalgia, screwing with my memory. But when I did a side-by-side comparison, there was no comparison at all.
Red Faction: Guerrilla, the free-roam action game where you blow up buildings on Mars, just got a free "Steam Edition" update on PC. Among other things, the patch moves the game to Steamworks, adding leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, and completely removes Games for Windows Live. Full patch notes here.
It's a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that's eluded folks for some time, but today, we've finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least).
Like Hannibal Lecter wearing that guard’s face, Nordic Games are planning to publish games under the THQ name and trademark.
THQ closed down for good over a year ago, but the company's old corporate HQ remains, and in that time nobody has moved in to clean out all their old stuff. Games, posters, E3 prizes, the works, it's all just sitting there.
The company that used to publish the blockbuster Company of Heroes and Metro franchises imploded in rapid and spectacular fashion in late 2012, getting its assets sold off in early 2013. Some of its holdings, like the WWE and Saints Row games, found homes. But the fate of other members of the former THQ family tree—…
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THQ, which went out of business and was liquidated by the spring, still exists in enough of a form to sue the UFC and Electronic Arts, to whom THQ sold the UFC video game license in 2012.
For almost two years now, I've been following South Park: Stick of Truth with feverish anticipation.
Next gen hacker SuperDaeE, who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies, just released a 1.7TB treasure trove FTP download. The files, however, are apparently encrypted. Previously, SuperDaE vowed he would release said files, which are believed to contain sensitive information about…
Patrice Désilets, the creator of Assassin's Creed, is suing Ubisoft for about $400,000 and control of the game 1666, which he had been building for THQ until it went bankrupt and sold the project to his former employer.
Freespace was the world's last great space combat series, a genre you may not even be aware of if you're under the age of 20.
The Darksiders series isn't really dead. Nordic games owns it, and will presumably do something with it. But the series as we knew it, developed by Vigil Games, may as well have died earlier this year when Vigil went off and joined Crytek and left Darksiders behind, where no major publisher on Earth wanted anything…
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In the Olympics, the Jamaican bobsledding team is famed for beating out countries who had a number of advantages over the Jamaican team—like winter coats and bobsledding tracks for training. Sure, the Jamaican team didn't come in first, but the fact they were competitive in the first place was amazing.
Metro: Last Light is a survivor. Not only did it suffer multiple delays, but it also managed to get through its publisher's unfortunate closure unscathed. The result is an excellent, albeit slightly troubled, first-person horror shooter.
Tim Schafer tells Game Informer that his studio, Double Fine, still is trying to buy back the rights to Stacking and Costume Quest from the dissolved THQ, and also Brütal Legend from EA and Iron Brigade (formerly Trenched) from Microsoft. "We can still make more of those games," he says.