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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
THQ, the company that brought us the excellent Saints Row, Metro, and Darksiders series, among others, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The publisher said this won’t affect the games they currently have in development, including Saints Row 4 and Metro: Last Light, and that “All of the company’s studios remain open, and all development teams continue.” As a result of the filing, all of their current projects have been revealed, including two games called (or code-named) 1666 and Evolve, the latter of which is being developed by Turtle Rock, the studio behind Left 4 Dead. That isn’t even the most surprising game on the list, either. Check it out after the break. READ MORE
Got nothing better to do on a Friday night? Watch me at 5pm Central Time tonight as I play Metro 2033 on Steam. I know it’s a little late notice, but I will be playing for a full 2 hours, so tune in, laugh at me, make fun of me, help me out, whatever you want! Head HERE to check it out!
The world can be a tough place for a model, or rather, it could be, should we find ourselves in the middle of a terrifying apocalypse. Publisher THQ has released a brand new live-action trailer for the game that focuses on the struggles of a fallen model, who after the apocalypse is forced into prostitution for bullets — the currency in Metro: Last Light. It’s a very cool video, if not a little uncomfortable to watch (in a good way, if that’s possible). Click that adorable Read More link to check it out, that way we can get uncomfortable together. READ MORE
The Darksiders II OST, which is composed by Jesper Kyd, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The two-disc OST features original music composed by Kyd, who is known for his work on the Hitman and Assassin’s Creed series. The release date for the soundtrack is Aug. 14th with the game coming out the same day. You can stream samples of the music here. READ MORE
Silent Hill music has always creepily gone perfectly with the game. The Metro: Last Light trailer below sets the trailer with some haunting music that’s for sure. Check it out below, and check out some awesome new screens past the break.
THQ is stepping into the E3 game with a couple heavy hitters. Ok, maybe I’m just saying that because there is a lot of UFC and WWE going on in their line up. Or maybe because they are showing off Metro: Last Light. I have heard nothing yet about if they are showing any Darksiders II, but I’m hoping to see a bit more than the announcement trailer.
If you head past the break you can see the comprehensive list of man meat….er….bromance….er….muscle headed jock…sigh, just go. READ MORE
I played Metro: 2033 for only a short period of time. I’ve become a bit of a 1st person shooter snob and I found Metro’s controls to not be as perfect as I had hoped. While the games atmosphere and most everything surrounding it to be excellent, it did not get me away from the wonky controls and that tends to screw up my entire gaming experience.
Well THQ is promising to fix the sequel Metro: Last Light drastically. “We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “It was a beautiful, original game that didn’t get the marketing support it needed. We won’t make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way – it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.”READ MORE