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THQ formally drops Farrell, Rubin, executive staff

THQ's storybook is down to the final pages, following the rising action of its dropping stock, and the climax of its bankruptcy at the end of 2012 and asset sale in January. Now for the falling action: THQ formally terminated CEO Brian Farrell, President Jason Rubin and Chief Strategy Officer Jason...

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THQ's new boss outlines the company's path to financial salvation

"For me, this is about the future," newly appointed THQ president Jason Rubin told investors during a conference call this morning. Rubin was outlining his plan for the future of THQ – a plan he hopes will take THQ from an ailing company on the fringe of the publishing world to previously...

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THQ's Danny Bilson exits as Jason Rubin takes prez spot

THQ announced this afternoon that former executive vice president of "Core Games" Danny Bilson stepped down from his position in the company, and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin is taking the position of president. Rubin will report directly to chairman and CEO Brian Farrell. Additionally,...

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THQ CEO Farrell takes 50% pay cut, board of directors also takes cuts

THQ is definitely experiencing some troubles related to its uDraw flop and subsequent layoffs, as evidenced by a new document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. President and CEO Brian Farrell will take a pay cut for the year starting February 15, which reduces his salary from...

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Alleged former THQ staffer sends furious note to board, press

An anonymous letter sent to media and THQ's board of directors, allegedly written by a former employee of THQ, rains fire on the company's management and, specifically, CEO Brian Farrell. The letter arrives the same day as THQ announces another strategic realignment, a little over a week after the...

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THQ CEO talks up cloud gaming, plans 40 weeks of Saints Row 3 DLC

THQ CEO Brian Farrell spoke highly of cloud gaming yesterday, which should come as no surprise to anyone who's seen THQ's frequent OnLive deals, or to anyone who knew that he happened to be speaking at the Cloud Gaming USA conference. Farrell predicted that a move to discless, all-digital game...

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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...

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MX vs. ATV dubbed a noble, though not successful, experiment

In trying to reinvent itself, THQ has tried some interesting things; unfortunately, many of these experiments haven't been successful. Take, for example, MX vs. ATV Alive, the publisher's budget-priced take on the motocross mainstay. "We were trying to take some of our learnings from the...

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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...

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THQ CEO: Next-gen is 'less about technology and more about service'

"We believe Apple is going to be there, Google is going to be there," THQ head honcho Brian Farrell told an audience at today's GamesBeat conference in San Francisco. He isn't talking about this weekend's killer tech company pool party (you should come!); instead, he's talking about the next...

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