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Seen@E3: Patrice Desilets returns

This photo, snapped by Engadgeteer Ben Gilbert, shows the badge of one Patrice Desilets. You know, the guy that's reportedly in the middle of a lawsuit with his former employer, who suspended his game after firing him. Luckily, Desilets is keeping himself busy by roaming the halls of the Los...

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Interplay retrieves Freespace IP from THQ for $7,500

Freespace, the interstellar combat series developed by Volition and published by Interplay, is now back in Interplay's library, fully and officially, following a stint at THQ. Interplay paid $7,500 to snag the Freespace rights in a THQ bankruptcy sale this month. THQ was bound to find some...

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Report: Patrice Desilets suing Ubisoft for $400,000, option to buy 1666 rights

Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 creative director Patrice Desilets, formerly of Ubisoft, THQ and then Ubisoft again, has filed suit against Ubisoft seeking back pay, damages and the opportunity to buy the rights to 1666, according to a report by Canadian outlet La Presse. Desilets is...

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Ex-THQ president Rubin discusses cramped Metro working conditions

Former THQ president Jason Rubin has spoken about the struggles Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games went through to get its game to launch. In a post on GamesIndustry International, Rubin extolled the efforts of the Ukrainian studio, citing a relatively meager budget, cramped working conditions,...

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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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Double Fine, Codemasters, former president Rubin, more seeking payment from THQ

THQ may be no more, but several parties have filed claims against the defunct video game publisher. The Kurtzman Carson Consultancy group shows Double Fine, Codemasters and even individual former executives Jason Kay and Jason Rubin are seeking financial compensation for unpaid obligations from THQ...

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Nordic Games involved with THQ since January, is talking sequels

Nordic Games picked up most of the IPs in THQ's back catalog auction, dishing out $4.9 million for Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Titan Quest and a slew of unannounced games from THQ's long list of for-sale properties. Nordic was a surprise to some, especially next to Gearbox, which picked up...

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THQ auction results: Nordic Games takes Darksiders, Red Faction; 505 Games is Drawn to Life

The THQ back catalog auction results are in, with Nordic Games riding away with the intellectual property (IP) rights to Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs. ATV for $4.9 million. The company picked up nearly all the assets in the auction, including Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines,...

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Homeworld intellectual property purchased by Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software, best known for the Borderlands series, has purchased the rights to the Homeworld intellectual property during the recent THQ back catalog auction round. Gearbox Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel has "great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and...

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THQ owed WWE $7.6 million, disclosure statement reveals

A recent disclosure statement filed by THQ revealed details of the terms the publisher came to with the WWE and series developer Yuke's when the publisher folded. At the time of THQ's bankruptcy filing in December 2012, it owed approximately $7.6 million to WWE for marketing and royalties expenses,...

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