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Ubisoft fired another THQ Montreal veteran yesterday, Desilets says

Ubisoft fired original Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets yesterday, after his rocky transition from Ubisoft, to THQ Montreal and back to Ubisoft. One of his colleagues, Jean-François Boivin, was also fired yesterday, Desilets tweeted. Boivin traveled from Ubisoft to THQ...

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THQ memo asks employees to pack up today

Employees of THQ's corporate HQ and Vigil studio will conclude working for the bankrupt publisher today. In a memo obtained by IGN, employees received a "frequently asked questions" memo regarding the end of their employment. The memo notes employees should remove all personal items by the end of...

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THQ agrees Australian distribution deal, 18 jobs lost in AU closure

THQ today announced it's in the process of closing its Melbourne offices, and will be laying off 18 employees as a result. Speaking to Gamasutra, THQ revealed the company signed a new distribution agreement for Australia with All Interactive Entertainment, thereby making its Asia-Pacific office...

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THQ cuts marketing jobs, boosting development side [update]

An internal memo attributed to THQ president Jason Rubin sent yesterday to staff outlines plans for layoffs in the publisher's marketing team and desire to boost development. The letter, published by 3D Realms founder George Broussard, notes the marketing and production staff will be cut by "20...

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THQ shuttering Arizona QA facility, moving all QA to Montreal this year

Consolidation news now, as THQ has announced it plans to close its Phoenix, Arizona QA facility. "Montreal is a prime location for industry talent, has favorable economics, and is a big part of our future game development plans. With those considerations in mind, we have made the business decision...

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THQ confirms closure of San Diego studio

In the hustle and bustle of E3 week, on the very day THQ announced it would transition over the UFC license to Electronic Arts for an 'undisclosed cash payment," the publisher decided to close its San Diego studio. "THQ confirms that today's announcement regarding the UFC license transition will...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium MMO now single-player game, 118 laid off

Troubled publisher THQ announced today that Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online will drop the "online" portion of its name and become a solo experience -- with multiplayer aspects. Actual product details will be made later. "As previously announced, we have been actively looking for a business...

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Report: THQ shutting down Japanese office

GAME Watch is reporting that THQ will shut down its Japanese publishing operation on February 29. The article notes that it is as yet undetermined who will provide ongoing support for existing THQ titles, and whether the company has found a new publishing partner for the region. This puts the...

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THQ confirms layoffs of 240 employees [updated]

THQ has confirmed planned layoffs of "up to 240 selling, general and administrative personnel worldwide," with plans to finalize the proceedings by September 30, 2012. The company promises that the "majority" of said layoffs will occur before March 31, 2012 and many of the employees affected have...

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Report: THQ VP of Tech Mark DeLoura out, alongside 174 others

When THQ announced plans for layoffs that didn't affect its five main internal studios, we didn't think folks like VP of tech Mark DeLoura would end up getting cut. But that's what an automated response from his email address confirmed to us last night. The response outright states, "Mark DeLoura...

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