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Report: How Homefront's developer crumbled

The slow demise of Kaos Studios leading up to its June 2011 closure has been attributed to poor management and a misallocation of resources, according to conversations anonymous ex-staff members had with Gamasutra. One of the Homefront developers believed THQ's "plan was to close the studio...

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Report: Homefront 'Ultimate Edition' due before April

If you're going to buy Homefront, you might as well buy the absolute best version of it you can find. Eurogamer reports that a release schedule sent out by THQ includes Homefront: Ultimate Edition, due before the publisher's next fiscal year starts in April. No details were included about the...

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Homefront 'The Rock' map pack rolls onto Xbox Live July 28

Major Nelson has revealed that a new Homefront map pack is on the way. Entitled "The Rock," the pack is slated to arrive this week. As previously announced, the map pack takes the resistance to San Francisco's Alcatraz Island. The pack will include two new maps, Alcatraz and Bridge, and also...

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Homefront, Singularity, Fallout: New Vegas and more highlighted in today's Steam Summer Camp sale

It's a new day, which means there are new Steam deals to peruse. Continuing its Steam Summer Camp Sale promotion (new deals every day on through July 10), Valve's digital distribution platform is slashing prices, taking half off Homefront, 75 percent off Singularity, 70 percent off Fallout: New...

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Homefront multiplayer added to OnLive PlayPack

The ever-so-thrifty OnLive PlayPack has become even thriftier today, with the addition of Homefront's online multiplayer component. The $10-per-month bundle, which currently includes over 60 games for subscribers to dip into, will now let users access the THQ shooter's 32-player competitive...

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THQ shutters Homefront dev Kaos Studios and THQ Digital Warrington

Manhattan-based Kaos Studios -- developers of Frontlines: Fuel of War and Homefront -- has been closed. THQ confirmed the closure to Joystiq this afternoon, noting that the company's UK-based studio, THQ Digital Warrington, has also been closed. The Warrington studio previously worked on Red...

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Homefront's 'Fire Sale' map pack priced at 240 MS Points ($3)

While plodding through Hooters after Hooters, shooting up tons of nondescript North Korean soldiers, wasn't the best time for us, those of you who've been knee-deep in Homefront's multiplayer component on Xbox 360 may be excited about the upcoming Fire Sale multiplayer map pack. Previously dated...

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First Homefront DLC is 'Fire Sale' map pack coming June 7; 360 title update brings fixes, Ability Pack

When THQ promised a "wide range of exciting DLC" for its shooter Homefront, we honestly expected something besides a map pack. Nowadays, if your map pack doesn't have at least one celebrity in it, we're not even taking the call. Homefront's first piece of DLC is the on-Xbox-first "Fire Sale" map...

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THQ planning multiplayer Homefront demo

Speaking during THQ's fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Brian Farrell announced that the company is planning a multiplayer demo for Homefront. Farrell noted that many people have already heard of Homefront and that a demo will help further "stimulate more new users and purchasers of the game." ...

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THQ lays off 33 across Kaos Studios and Volition

And the hits just keep on coming. THQ has confirmed to Gamasutra that it has reduced the staff sizes of Red Faction developer Volition, Inc. and Homefront developer Kaos Studios. Volition, whose team of around 200 is also working on the next, bonersword-equipped installment in the Saint's Row...

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