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Final THQ auction raised $6-7 million, details expected Monday afternoon

A recent disclosure statement on defunct publisher THQ notes the back catalog auction round for the company's intellectual properties (IP) received 17 final bids and is expected to generate $6 million to $7 million. "The final news will be out Monday afternoon," a person with knowledge of the...

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Crytek declares intent to acquire Darksiders IP in April's THQ auction

Crytek USA Corp. CEO David Adams revealed his company will bid on the Darksiders IP when it's auctioned next month. Posting on Twitter, Adams said the property "belongs at home with its creators," referring to himself and the other 35 ex-Vigil employees at the recently-formed Crytek USA studio....

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Darksiders 2 disappearing from Wii U eShop in Europe March 31

For reasons currently unknown, Darksiders 2 will be removed from Europe's Wii U eShop on March 31. A message displayed on the shop notes that it will be available for re-download only for those who have purchased the game, and otherwise unavailable digitally. We suspect the reason has something to...

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Company of Heroes 2 deploys June 25

Sega has just announced that Company of Heroes 2 will march to retail on June 25 in North America and Europe. Company of Heroes and developer Relic Entertainment were the most expensive properties in the THQ asset auction earlier this year, going for $26.6 million. The studio and franchise almost...

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Double Fine trying to get Costume Quest, Stacking IP back from THQ

Double Fine has self-published Costume Quest and Stacking on PC, but THQ still holds some of the rights to those games as publisher of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Those games are among the properties being sold off in THQ's latest auction – however, they're being sold as a bundle with...

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Nexuiz servers shut down on Xbox 360

The aftershock of THQ's dissolution continues, as servers for the Xbox 360 version of Nexuiz have been shut down. Developer Illfonic announced the news on its Facebook page, noting that the servers were being run by THQ and "cannot be maintained anymore." The PC servers, however, will remain online...

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Darksiders, Homeworld, Red Faction and other IPs next on THQ auction

THQ has announced that it will be auctioning off the intellectual property rights for a large portion of its back catalogue, including Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld. The full list of properties up for sale, broken into six lots and posted in full after the break, also includes games like...

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Take-Two officially takes over WWE license, WWE 2K14 coming in fall

We knew this was coming last week, but now it's official: Take-Two is now the holder of the WWE license. The first game to come from the new WWE publisher is due this fall, titled WWE '14 – in line with 2K Sports' branding of sports games. [Update: The original ESPN source cited a name...

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Take-Two to publish WWE games pending court approval

Take-Two Interactive is set to enter a publishing deal for WWE games, confirming a previous report. IGN obtained a quote from the parent company of 2K Games, 2K Sports and Rockstar that it expects to take over the license previously held by defunct publisher THQ. "At this time, the agreement is...

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Company of Heroes movie will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray Feb. 26

THQ may have had its last stand, but the Company of Heroes movie is apparently still a go, as we've gotten word that it's still coming to DVD and Blu-ray on February 26. The full-length film, based on Relic Entertainment's critically acclaimed real-time strategy series (now owned by Sega), stars...

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