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Genius playwright Anton Chekov was famously aghast with some of the earliest productions of his play Three Sisters, which he, according to director Constantin Stanislavsky, considered to be a "happy comedy." It was staged then, as it is most often staged now, as a fairly gloomy drama, though a brilliant one. Now Stanislavsky was probably exaggerating a tad, as m...

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Xbox 360 deals: Black Ops 2, Garden Warfare, Oblivion

The third day of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale features discounts on five games through Xbox Live. Activision's 2012 first-person shooter Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 is half-off today ($29.99 / £24.99 / €34.99), as is today's lone XBLA deal, Assassin's Creed Liberation ($9.99 &p...

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Humble Store Nordic sale discounts Red Faction, Darksiders series and more

Up to 80 percent off is on offer at The Humble Store this week on a large collection of Nordic Games-owned franchises, including old THQ-published favorites Red Faction and Darksiders. The Red Faction Collection is available for $9.99 (down from $60) and bundles each game in the series from deve...

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Humble Weekly Bundle serves up Darksiders 2, also Android bundle

Darksiders 1 & 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla & Armageddon comprise the second batch of weekly offerings from Humble Indie Bundle, with all four PC games currently on offer at ridicucheap prices. Pay up $1 and you'll pick up Darksiders and RF: Armageddon, with the soundtracks to both included...

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Amazon THQ sale: Metro 2033, Red Faction Guerrilla, more for 91% off

The Tantalizing THQ Medley on Amazon includes downloads of Metro 2033, Homefront, Red Faction Armageddon, Red Faction Guerrilla, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, all for $12. Regularly priced, this bundle comes out to $118, so that's a savings of 91 percent. B...

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Volition staffer: Red Faction: Armageddon's problem was 'consistency'

Those in the UK with a strong stomach may want to pick up the new issue of Play Magazine which features Volition team members testifying on the death of the now-defunct Red Faction series. Specifically, staffers like environmental artist Wayne Adams detail where series swan song Red Faction: Arma...

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Red Faction: Armageddon 'Path to War' DLC now available on PS3 and 360

We may have finished Red Faction: Armageddon without the desire to play any more of it, but perhaps you're different. Maybe reading about THQ's decision to abandon the franchise after Armageddon, saying it won't continue "in any meaningful way," is prompting a sympathetic interest in "Path to ...

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THQ laments 'disappointing' quality in recent games

THQ's earnings release and investor call have seemed to pile on the poor Red Faction series. CEO Brian Farrell called out Armageddon's disappointing sales in the release, and announced the effective cancellation of the series in the investor call. Elsewhere in the call, he lamented the perceiv...

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Red Faction franchise won't continue 'in any meaningful way'

Red Faction: Armageddon has signaled the end of not just a familiar red planet, but an entire, transmedia universe. Speaking during an investor call this evening, THQ CEO Brian Farrell described the franchise's reach as "niche," and consequently no longer worth pursuing. "Given that that title...

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THQ disappointed in Red Faction performance, thinks fiscal Q3 could be its best ever

Despite the fact that net sales were up year-over-year in THQ's fiscal Q1 (which ended June 30), from $149.4 million to $195.2 million, CEO Brian Farrell still wasn't satisfied. "We are disappointed in our first quarter financial performance," he said in the earnings release. "Sales of Red Factio...

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PSN Euro update: Uncharted 3 beta, Sega Rally, Spelunker HD, Gex

Europe has received another sizable PSN update this week. The highlight is undoubtedly the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. Two full retail titles were added as well, namely Red Faction: Armageddon and the aging Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2. On the bite-sized downloadable front are Sega Rally O...

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