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Cut the Rope inks toy deal, getting 'Bath Time' content update soon

Cut the Rope will transcend the virtual world inside of your techno-gizmo for that of the real. Several new partnerships will ensure Cut the Rope-branded products are in your local brick-and-mortar soon. A new board game that mimics the gameplay of the app will launch from Mattel, along with...

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Kinectimals plush toys coming in Spring 2011

We know, we know -- Fur Town is getting kind of lonely these days. All your Kinectimals have been petted and played with so many times and, well, you're getting kinda bored of them. Thankfully, according to an announcement from Jakks Pacific this morning, Microsoft has plans to release "five unique...

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THQ and Jakks Pacific founder Jack Friedman passes away at 70

After being hospitalized for several weeks, THQ and Jakks Pacific founder Jack Friedman passed away yesterday at the age of 70. Friedman started THQ in 1989 and led the company for six years, when he founded toymaker Jakks Pacific and served as chairman and CEO until March of this year. Before...

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THQ pins WWE license down for 8 years

The new, extended deadline for THQ to sign its WWE licensing agreement elapsed two days ago, leaving several people in suspense about the outcome. Today, THQ shared the news that it has secured the exclusive rights to develop and publish games based on the WWE wrestling license for eight additional...

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THQ stock loses 12 percent after WWE extension

It seems investors are unhappy that one of THQ's most important relationships continues to be in flux. After the news that the company was extending its renewal notice with the WWE on October 28, its stock has lost 12 percent of its value, according to GameIndustry.biz. When compared to its worth...

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THQ announces extension of WWE renewal notice; Pachter explains

THQ announced today that World Wrestling Entertainment has extended a deadline that allows the publisher to renew its licensing contract. The extension lasts until December 21, 2009 -- the original deadline was November 1. If signed, the agreement would be good through December 31, 2014. THQ is...

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 dated, detailed

Other than a recent countdown offered by THQ, we haven't heard much about the publisher's next effort in its longtime wrestling franchise, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010. Today though, THQ announced an October 20 release date for the game, along with a clear marketing push towards online play. Nelo...

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THQ triumphant in WWE / JAKKS Pacific dispute

You may not know this, but THQ and JAKKS Pacific have been locked in a vicious courtroom tussle over payment for work on some of THQ's WWE titles. See, THQ and JAKKS had a deal wherein THQ was to pay JAKKS 10% of money accrued from the sale of the JAKKS-developed WWE games; however, the two ALL...

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Snap Judgment: Star Wars: Republic Squadron

Listen, we know that you've seen it on the shelves and been curious. Who can blame you? Not only does the Star Wars: Republic Squadron TV game look totally awesome, it also has motion controls! How can you beat that? Anyway, we've taken the bullet for you and are happy to present our video hands-on...

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WWE sues THQ

The WWE has filed a lawsuit against THQ and others, alleging that these companies used bribes to obtain the WWE videogame license. The WWE wishes to void this license and seek damages. THQ released a statement yesterday, claiming, "[It] is not directly accused of any wrongdoing in the complaint."...

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