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Saint’s Row IV unleashed: open-playground madness on tap!

Saint’s Row IV unleashed: open-playground madness on tap!

It's time again for the most wild and crazy blast of do-anything gaming madness with the next chapter of the franchise: Saints Row IV. The idea that this game series would continue was doused last year as the original owner of the title THQ was kicked in the gut and closed shop - as it turns out, the developers behind the series survived, and being purchased by none other than Koch Media in the time between then and now, Volition will once again be allowing us into their collective wild and crazy mind environment. The teaser for Saint's Row IV was revealed today.

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THQ corporate offices closing doors today

THQ corporate offices closing doors today

After a whirlwind week that saw many of THQ's studios and properties auctioned off to other publishers, the company is closing the doors at its corporate offices and Vigil Games today. IGN has gotten its hands on a memo that was sent out to employees today, asking them to clear out their desks. Some employees will stay on to assist with THQ's transition to its new owners, but the ones who received this memo are serving their final day with the company.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today we heard Samsung might sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S IV handsets after the device launches, which is supposedly happening later this year. We also heard J.J. Abrams might direct the next Star Wars movie, despite the fact that he said he wouldn't in an interview last year. Microsoft delivered its financial report for Q2 2013 today, posting $6.38 billion in profit, while AT&T's own reported showed a net loss of $3.9 billion. Samsung Display said today that it has produced 300 million OLED panels, and ABI Research is predicting that 145 million tablets will be shipped in 2013.

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Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Yesterday, a bunch of studios and properties owned by THQ were auctioned off to other games publishers from around the world. Many of them found new homes, with Relic and the Company of Heroes series going to Sega and Ubisoft making a grab for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Some of the others weren't so lucky, with Darksiders developer Vigil Games not receiving any bids and remaining a part of THQ's chapter 11 proceedings.

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THQ assets auctioned off, employees say farewell

THQ assets auctioned off, employees say farewell

A letter sent out to THQ employees today from the company's CEO Brian Farrell and president Jason Rubin spell out everything that has happened with the game studio after its bankruptcy filing a while back. Essentially, THQ's multiple studios have been broken apart, and its games have been sold off to various other publishers.

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Ubisoft reportedly interested in buying THQ properties

Ubisoft reportedly interested in buying THQ properties

Earlier this week, we found out that THQ had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy after its incredibly successful Humble Bundle. Clearlake Capital Group put in a stalking horse bid for the company's assets, which effectively wipes out THQ's debt so the company can keep day-to-day operations and development on upcoming games going while a buyer is tracked down. According to MCV, that buyer might just be massive French publisher Ubisoft, which is responsible for the very popular Assassin's Creed series, among other big franchises.

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