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THQ hires Relic co-founder, former EA COO as new Exec. VP of Production

THQ announced this morning that Ron Moravek will return to the homeworld as "Executive Vice President, Production" at the company and will report directly to new president Jason Rubin. "Ron is an exceptional development executive with unique perspective on the industry from both a creative and...

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Jason Rubin and Danny Bilson: a tale of two THQs

During Danny Bilson's tenure at Saints Row publisher THQ, the company went from license-dependent (think Nickelodeon) to "Core-focused" (think ... uh, Saints Row). And eventually, the publisher's entire direction turned, from a split between casual/family-focused titles and those of its "Core"...

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THQ's new head promises no more job cuts, but 'everything is up for change'

For a guy who's only been on the job for a dozen days, newly appointed THQ president Jason Rubin is awfully comfortable answering very specific questions. He probably should be, given his title, but it was impressive nonetheless that he was able to speak with such specificity to nebulous projects...

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THQ's new prez stands behind Montreal studio, though 'there may be empty seats'

When THQ announced its Montreal, Canada-based studio in 2009, the plan seemed a bit on the ambitious side. 400 new employees across five years, two big projects – one of which is overseen by ex-Assassin's Creed creative lead Patrice Desilets, the other being a followup to 2011's Homefront...

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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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Ex-Naughty Dog founders go casual with Monkey Gods

Back in 1986, Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin had a dream. As childhood friends, they both wished to make games, so in their adult life, they established Naughty Dog in Santa Monica. They made some games for the Sega Genesis and 3DO, but pay dirt didn't arrive until they created Crash Bandicoot and set...

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Report: Jason Rubin's Iron and the Maiden sued by ... Iron Maiden [UPDATE]

When former Naughty Dog chief Jason Rubin rolled out of bed this morning, we imagine he had a lot on his mind: What cereal to eat, what paper to read, and, oh yeah, how best to deal with lawyers representing Iron Maiden. According to online rag TMZ, the aging metal band has filed suit against...

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