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Homefront switches hands again: Deep Silver now central developer

Homefront switches hands again: Deep Silver now central developer

The folks at Crytek UK have sold the rights to the gaming franchise Homefront to Deep Silver. This means big things for the series, but suggests the current title "Homefront: The Revolution" may be in flux. We recently saw some (rather impressive looking) trailer work earlier this year on the game - it’d be a darn shame if it never got made.

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Crytek intends to take Darksiders off THQ’s hands

Crytek intends to take Darksiders off THQ’s hands

Crytek is looking to reunite Darksiders with its original creators, Vigil. The company hired 35 of Vigil's employees after the company failed to receive any bids back in THQ's original auctions. Crytek launched a new studio in Austin, Texas called Crytek USA and housed all of the Vigil employees there. Crytek USA is currently headed by Vigil's old co-founder, David Adams.

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Humble Mobile Bundle and second Humble Weekly Sale now live

Humble Mobile Bundle and second Humble Weekly Sale now live

Humble Bundle has announced two new sales for its collection this week. For the first time ever, the Humble Mobile Bundle will be released, showing off 6 great games that you can play on your Android device. Alongside the Humble Mobile Bundle comes the second Humble Weekly Sale. The new sale features 4 great games from game developer THQ that players can access through Steam.

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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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Company of Heroes movie set for DVD and Blu-ray February 26

Company of Heroes movie set for DVD and Blu-ray February 26

THQ may no longer be amongst us, but its Relic Entertainment-developed game Company of Heroes is still in the all clear with its movie adaptation. The straight-to-DVD movie is set for release next week on February 26 in North America, with a European release roughly a month later on March 25.

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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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THQ files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

THQ files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

We knew THQ wasn't doing so well, but their Humble Bundle seemed to bring their spirits up when they raised over $5 million. However, it looks like that wasn't quite enough, as the game publisher has announced that they've filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While they go through the process, the company will still operate as normal, and all future games will continue as planned.

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NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

It's no small feat taking on the entire internet when you're making sure the world is safe for children - that's why New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has removed approximately 2,100 registered sex offenders from online gaming communities instead. Targeting groups like Gaia Online, NCSoft, and THQ, Scheiderman has made it clear that if it's possible that a child is playing a video game online, he doesn't want sex offenders anywhere on the digital premises.

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