THQ Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 May 2014

Before THQ bit the dust and went ultra-bankrupt, it was a publishing giant. It had numerous titles underneath its belt, and the future looked good. It also had a bin full of cancelled games, including one detective game with a supernatural edge to it that was being developed by People Can Fly back in 2006.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Apr 2014

Evolve is one of those games picked up from the smouldering embers of THQ’s demise early last year and I’m increasingly starting to think 2K games made a wise purchasing decision.  You may not recognize its developer, Turtle Rock Studios by name, but you’re almost certainly aware of its biggest game; the co-operative zombie-shooter Left 4 Dead. Evolve takes the basic premise of that, as a co-operative shooter and  - I hate myself for saying this – evolves it. And it’s fun.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 22 Oct 2013

If you haven’t played it yet, go pick up Warhammer 40 000: Space Marine. It’s a dedicated action game that deserved better and was supposed to spearhead a trilogy of games, but those plans eventually fell apart when THQ collapsed. And according to its developer, it would have been one hell of a story.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Oct 2013

Despite not actually really existing anymore, THQ has decided to sue EA and the UFC – for what amounts to collusion. If you’ll recall, EA purchased the licence to make UFC games from THQ while that company was collapsing.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 29 May 2013

Fans of military real-time strategy games have been starved for a good, triple A, not free-to-play game for ages – pretty much since Command and Conquer went down the tubes. That changes soon though, when Company of Heroes 2 from Relic Entertainment and new publisher SEGA releases. Here’s a new trailer showcasing the RTS' three core bits of warfare, giving you a bird’s eye view of  infantry, armoured vehicle and aerial assaults.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 30 Apr 2013

The latest title in the Metro series has had a tough time trying to make it to market with their distributor going out of business and there being a few delays in the process, however it’s nearly here and I’m still hopeful it can prove to be a solid title.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 Mar 2013

THQ might have crumbled, but there’s consolation in that our very favourite series from the publisher – as well as the developer behind it – has been saved from the ruin. Volition Inc’s next chapter in the irreverent, over-the-top Saint’s Row is coming along nicely – and will be the biggest, craziest game in the series, promising a “fuck ton” more open-world content.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Mar 2013

When THQ crumbled, were were worried that 4A Games’ sequel to Metro 2033 would be in a spot of bother. It was meant to be released this month – but THQ’s demise made that rather uncertain. thankfully, the game was picked up in the great THQ auction by Koch Media – and they’ve now given the game a release date. Hooray!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2013

Much like explosive diarrhoea, there happens to be bits of THQ everywhere now. The company is dead, and it’s various games and license have been scattered to the winds of other gaming studios and publishers. Well, most of them anyway. THQ still has a few properties left that no one wanted the first time that they had an auction, so they’re going to be trying once again to kick them out the door one more time.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 14 Feb 2013

As was rumoured during the great THQ asset auction, it looks like 2K sports will indeed be taking the reins on the WWE video game licence. Those hoping for a more serious simulation experience as with 2K’s other sports games might want to dial your excitement though.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Jan 2013

I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoy watching  the dubya dubya ee. It’s on three times a week, has good versus evil and it’s never a repeat. In other words, it’s a soapie for men. Manly men. Men with brawn who enjoy watching oiled up guys in tights grapple and twist each other into pretzels. Ahem, moving on, there’s a pretty good chance that Vince McMahon has just slammed a former THQ representative through the conference table right about now. Without someone to publish a new wrasslin’ game, WWE needs to find a new home for their brand. And hopefully, they can get some new ideas into the franchise as well. Here’s six such ideas which they might want to consider.