Watchmen, Alan Moore’s most celebrated work, and the epitome of sequential art in the eyes of many. The series also contains some of the most iconic covers in the history of the medium and now, you can be the proud owner some Dave Gibbons’ original cover art. If you have loads of cash to drop. Beginning in February all 12 of the original covers will be up for auction at Heritage. READ MORE
The most surprising news that came from the THQ auction wasn’t the fact that Homefront sold for a paltry $500k, or even that the future of Saints Row and Metro are now in the hands of Dead Island publisher Deep Silver. It was the bizarre news that Darksiders developer Vigil Games was left out in the cold alongside Red Faction and MX vs. ATV, none of which managed to find a home. Thankfully, former THQ president Jason Rubin has confirmed in an interview with Game Informer that “There will be a separate process to sell off the back catalog and IP. That process will take place in the coming weeks.” More after the jump.
The excruciatingly slow death of THQ has finally ended with *almost* all of the publisher’s assets sold off to new buyers. The results of the auction, which included games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Darksiders, Metro, and Warhammer, among others, as well as THQ’s subsidiaries (Relic, THQ Montreal, Volition, and Vigil) have finally been made public. For the most part, the results aren’t that that surprising, but there were definitely a few intriguing pairings. More after the jump.
The THQ many of us once knew and loved is dead. Has been for some time now actually, but now its games and assets are up for auction, or will be on January 22. Saints Row, Metro, Darksiders, Red Faction, Warhammer, Homefront… all these and more will soon go up for auction, and the list of potential buyers is growing. At least five publishers are interested in purchasing the bankrupt company’s intellectual properties when they’re auctioned off on a “title-by-title” basis. Currently, that list includes Double Fine (Brutal Legend, The Cave), Electronic Arts (Dead Space, Battlefield), and Warner Bros. (F.E.A.R., Injustice: Gods Among Us), among others.
It’s important to remember that this shouldn’t affect development of these titles, all of which are already well underway at their respective developers. THQ owned and published the IPs, but because it isn’t around to publish anymore those titles are being sold to interested publishers. You should still get your Saints Row 4 and Metro: Last Light, it just won’t have that snazzy new THQ logo in front of it.
Attention Nightmare Before Christmas fans! If you’ve ever wanted some swag from the infamous Tim Burton musical but were too late to the party before some were discontinued, your chance has arrived! Nightmare Before Christmas collector Jon Zazula will be unloading his entire collection through Hake’s American & Collectibles over the next several months. The first lot will be approximately 35 pieces and a catalog that describes each piece will be made available in mid-February. The auction will begin in the beginning of March. Then, depending on how well the auctions go, a new batch will go up in July that might feature up to 200 pieces!
The collection includes, movie lenticulars, American and European posters, watches, promotional materials, lip gloss, perfume, figurines, tuxedo shirt buttons, and much, much more.
Zazula states that the collection includes, “Pretty much one of everything released from 1993 to 2004.” Zazula also adds that the “…staring bids are lower than value so that everyone can participate and maybe even get lucky!”
Head on below for some images of the collection. READ MORE