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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 perso...

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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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Crowdfunders fail to win Homeworld IP in THQ auction, issue refunds

When THQ went bankrupt and saw several of its IPs heading to the auction block, indie developer teamPixel began crowdfunding bidding money to win the Homeworld property for use in its upcoming space RTS game. Even after garnering $58,644 through a successful Kickstarter campaign and $13,675 on Indi...

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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 proc...

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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. Dar...

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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 e...

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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 doze...

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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 De...

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