Tag Archive: thq

Critics: Saints Row IV is big, goofy fun

Saints Row IV may not be a game people point to when making the “games are art” argument, but that’s not stopping critics from lavishing praise on the latest installment of this open-world… Continue reading

Video Game Industry Can’t Catch a Break, Still Struggling

January was not kind to the video game industry. One major publisher was split into pieces. One high profile development studio was shut down and another seems likely to be headed in that… Continue reading

Tumultuous game industry rocked by wave of studio closures

The sad truth of the modern video game industry is that regardless of how talented (or lucky) a game maker is, nobody has unlimited lives. January was certainly proof of that. A one-time… Continue reading

THQ assets sold off, company shuts down

THQ has shut its doors. A bankruptcy auction marked the formal end of the company that was once the industry’s third largest publisher, divvying up its pieces among bidders like Vikings after a… Continue reading

THQ split-up complete as competitors take pieces

THQ, once the third-largest publisher in the videogame industry, is no more. A bankruptcy auction, concluded Wednesday, has broken up the company into pieces and sold them to competitors, along with its key… Continue reading

With THQ’s demise, plenty of questions remain

The fat lady has sung at THQ. After years of near misses, the company that was at one time the industry’s third largest publisher is being sold for parts. THQ has a lot… Continue reading

What does bankruptcy mean for the future of THQ?

There’s a certain irony that THQ — a company whose name is an abbreviation of Toy Head Quarters — met its fate less than a week before Christmas. Make no mistake, THQ as… Continue reading

Majesco shares enter dangerous territory

Zumba Fitness publisher Majesco is in danger of having its stock delisted. Editor-at-large Chris Morris examines the 26-year-old company’s precarious place on the stock market. For the second time this year, a video… Continue reading

Ubisoft’s Guillemot on evolving audiences, Wii U, and possibly buying THQ

Among third-party publishers, you aren’t likely to find a bigger Wii U booster than Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot. That’s hardly surprising, given his company’s big bet on the system (it has… Continue reading

THQ delays its games, faces uncertain future

Struggling publisher THQ is looking even more vulnerable after the company announced plans Tuesday to push back the release of its three biggest upcoming releases and suspend all earnings guidance for the foreseeable… Continue reading