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PS Plus freebies this week: Saints Row: The Third, Gods Eater Burst

When the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, both Saints Row: The Third and Gods Eater Burst will be available as free downloads. Saints Row is a PS3 game, while Gods Eater Burst initially launched on PSP but is also compatible with PS Vita. Last week at E3, Sony detailed plans for PlayStation P...

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Steam free-play weekend: Civilization 5, Saints Row: The Third

Civilization 5 and Saints Row: The Third are free to play on Steam, starting now and concluding on Sunday, June 9 at 1 p.m. PT. Both games are on sale for 75 percent off, bringing Saints Row: The Third to $10 and Civilization 5 to $7.50. All accompanying DLC is also on sale. Civilization 5, whic...

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Deus Ex: HR hits PS Plus tomorrow, Saints Row: The Third later this month [update]

Tomorrow's introduction of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to PlayStation Plus may be aptly sneaky. After all, with a week left before E3, Eidos Montreal teases 'The Fall' - a tagline Square Enix registered Deus Ex domains and trademarks for. Then again, this is the same studio that yanked our chain on A...

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Important member of THQ family says goodbye (Rubin also pictured)

He came. He saw it sold off in pieces. He exited through the gift shop. "Not leaving @THQ without my personal effects. For the record, still #notembarrased," former THQ president Jason Rubin tweeted, flashing a memorable promo item from Saints Row: The Third....

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Deep Silver confirms acquisition of Saints Row, Metro and Volition

Koch Media/Deep Silver officially announced today it has secured the intellectual property rights for two THQ franchises: Saints Row and Metro. It has also obtained Volition, the Chicago-based development studio responsible for Saints Row. "These franchises hold a special place in the hearts and mi...

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Darksiders, Saints Row, Alice PC download bundles cheap on Amazon

If you've been meaning to check out the Darksiders franchise, you couldn't pick a better time. For one thing, THQ could use the money. For another, it's really not that much money today. For the next two days, the PC download version of the "Franchise Pack" containing both Darksiders games, a Seaso...

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THQ's individual franchises up for grabs, more show up to bid

THQ's bankruptcy, once expected to be the intimate dinner for two that executives of the bankrupt publisher were hoping for, is turning into a Vegas buffet. Over the weekend, U.S. bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath put the kibosh on THQ's eyebrow-raising quick sale to the private equity firm Clearlak...

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Steam's Holiday Encore Weekend reprises discounts on Dishonored, XCOM and more

Steam's Holiday Encore Weekend has kicked off, and it's essentially the digitally distributed PC gaming equivalent of one of those Top 40 best-of compilation CDs: Now That's What I Call The Best of Steam's 2012 Holiday Sale, Vol. 1. Running until 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 7, the sale encomp...

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Humble THQ Bundle ends, earns $5 million from 885,000 bundles

The Humble Indie Bundle's first decidedly non-indie bundle, the THQ Bundle, has come to its anticipated end. All told, says the organization, the bundle raised $5 million, split as buyers chose between THQ, charity donations, and the Humble Bundle group itself. The whole project seems to have been ...

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Humble THQ Bundle receives 'Titan Quest' addition, Red Faction DLC

The Humble THQ Bundle received a couple little bonus additions today, in the form of Titan Quest and the Red Faction: Armageddon downloadable content "Path of War." Titan Quest was a Diablo-esque RPG created by the now shuttered Iron Lore studios. Red Faction: Armageddon's "Path of War" DLC was rel...

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