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THQ confirms 'Metro: Last Light' as Metro 2033 sequel

Speaking this evening during an investor conference call, THQ CEO Brian Farrell confirmed that "Metro: Last Light" will be the title of the sequel to last year's gritty FPS Metro 2033. Last month, domain registrations for "Metro2033LastLight.com," "MetroLastLight.com" and "LastLightGame.com" s...

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THQ logo revamped for a new focus on 'innovation and creativity'

You know that old, silly THQ logo? The one where it looks like the letters are going high speed? That is now, officially, old and busted. As seen above, the publisher unveiled its new logo (aka "the new hotness") this morning, with company head Brian Farrell noting, "Our new logo epitomizes the cha...

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Game industry 'a lot healthier' than what NPD has indicated, THQ CEO believes

Speaking with GameSpot about his company's forthcoming releases and business strategy, THQ CEO Brian Farrell suggested that reports of the game industry's death have been greatly exaggerated. Those "reports" -- perhaps better thought of as a general perception shared by many investors, analysts, me...

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THQ: Saint's Row movie coming, will be announced next month

We've frequently been addled with this thought: Why hasn't anyone made a movie starring Keith David and a dude dressed up like a hot dog, who wander around large metropolitan areas indiscriminately shooting vehicles, buildings and people with rocket launchers? That is a movie we'd pay well over the...

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THQ president talks up new $40 sales model, building a user base

THQ president Brian Farrell has some bold ideas about the future of the gaming industry's profitability. While speaking at the recent BMO Capital Markets Conference, Farrell explained, "What we're thinking about the business is we're turning it on its head a little bit," later adding, "It's not, 'h...

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Next THQ MX game coming 2012, to offer 'hybrid' budget experience with DLC

Games aren't always going to keep their $60 price tag -- at least, that's what THQ president Brian Farrell believes. Speaking at the recent "Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX" investors conference, Farrell described the future of the industry, one that allows for more flexibly priced goods. He offered...

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THQ's 'Kids, Family and Casual' branch revealing new project next Tuesday

If you're the least bit worried about the massive workload THQ seems to have taken on -- seriously, just look at that chart -- you may want to avert your eyes from this particular story. During the publisher's investors call earlier today, CEO Brian Farrell explained that the company "will be unvei...

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THQ looking at 'longer development cycle' for next UFC

"We thought based on the preorder trends that we saw and what we were hearing from retailers and consumers alike and we built our plans for growth in UFC this year," THQ CEO Brian Farrell said on an earnings call today. However, with 2.7 million units sold relative to last year's 2.9 million units ...

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THQ report: $30m Q1 loss, UFC Undisputed 2010 moves 2.7m units

While THQ may be rebounding in terms of brand and product quality, that doesn't mean it can simply take the express bus to Money Town. There's more to running a successful entertainment business than simply making well-received games. For its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended June 30, 2010, the pu...

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THQ CEO cautiously optimistic about 3D gaming

[Image Credit: Frank Reese] THQ CEO Brian Farrell mentioned during an earnings call call yesterday that the publisher is interested in 3D gaming and sees it as part of the industry going forward -- but don't expect THQ to be leading the pack. Considering it's finally on a path to avoiding oblivion,...

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