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  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Humble Bundle Offers A Cache Of THQ Gems

    Now through October 14, Humble Bundle and Nordic Games are teaming up to raise money for charity. The Nordic Games 2 bundle includes a number of gems from THQ’s history acquired by Nordic in the bankruptcy auction , all of which can be yours for as low as $10. If you’re interested, you can... More
  • Blog Post: Former Darksiders Developers Form Airship Syndicate

    Vigil Games, the studio behind the Darksiders series, closed its doors on January 23, 2013 – one of several development houses affected by THQ filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time of the closing, Vigil Games was working a new game codenamed Crawler . “When the teams got together... More
  • Blog Post: Ex-Vigil Games Founder Leaves Crytek, Forms New Studio

    Several ex-Vigil Games developers have left Crytek Austin to form Gunfire Games. The new company is considering attempting to return to the Darksiders franchise. In an interview with Polygon, ex-Vigil founder and ex-Crytek U.S. head David Adams says that a recent exodus of talent from Crytek's Austin... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games To Publish Under THQ Trademark

    After buying many assets like Darksiders and Red Faction in THQ’s bankruptcy auction in 2013, Nordic Games has now acquired the THQ trademark. In an interview with Polygon, Nordic Games general manager Klemens Kruezer said the studio recently bought the THQ trademark in a standalone deal outside... More
  • Blog Post: Creative Director Says We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Darksiders

    Nordic Games cleaned up at THQ's IP auctions last April, snatching up dozens of titles , from All Star Cheer Squad to You Don't Know Jack. One of the higher-profile franchises the publisher acquired was Darksiders, which has left fans of the post-apocalyptic series wondering about its future... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Nordic Games Reveals Darksiders And Red Faction Collections

    Update: Nordic Games has given us the details on the upcoming Red Faction and Darksiders collections. They are expected to release sometime in the second quarter (April - June). The Darksiders Collection will be priced at $39.99 in the United States and is planned for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC... More
  • Blog Post: Darksiders Artist Joe Madureira Tries His Hand At Drawing Zelda's Link

    Darksiders is a game heavily inspired by Zelda, so it seems fitting that Joe Madureira, the creative director and artist behind Darksiders and its sequel, would put together his own take on the Hero of Time. I'm just surprised we didn't see it sooner. The image showed up on Joe Madureira's... More
  • Blog Post: Nordic Games Plans The Future Of THQ's Titles

    Back in April, Nordic Games walked away from the second THQ intellectual property auction $4.9 million poorer, but dozens of properties richer. Included in the publisher's haul are Darksiders, Titan Quest, and the console distribution rights to two Double Fine digital titles (Costume Quest and Stacking... More
  • Blog Post: Liquidation Bankruptcy Approval Granted To THQ

    THQ has been granted approval of its liquidation bankruptcy plan. This means that this is very likely the last we will hear of THQ. THQ began liquidating its assets earlier this year, auctioning off its properties , and was officially closed by the end of January. All that's left now is for THQ to... More
  • Blog Post: The Future Is Hazy For Darksiders, Red Faction, And Other IPs Acquired By Nordic Games

    Yesterday, Game Informer had the opportunity to interview Nordic Games Publishing about the acquisition of almost all remaining THQ intellectual properties . During our interview, we asked about the publisher's plans for the future of some of the biggest franchises now in Nordic's hands. There... More
  • Blog Post: 'We've Been In Conversation With THQ Since January,' Says Nordic Games CEO

    Yesterday's announcement regarding the second of THQ's intellectual property auctions yielded surprising results. Not only did Gearbox take home fan favorite real-time strategy franchise Homeworld , but out of seemingly nowhere came Nordic Games Publishing to scoop up almost everything else.... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Auction Results: Nordic Games Publishing Purchases Most, Homeworld to Gearbox

    [Update] Thanks to the official court filing, we now have additional information about how the bidding process was concluded. Nordic Games Publishing did not bid piecemeal on the IPs they eventually acquired. Rather, their accepted bid of $4.9 million was for "substantially all the IP." Given... More
  • Blog Post: Who Do You Hope Bought THQ's Remaining IPs?

    Today's THQ news revealed a little more about the company's financial dealings, but on Monday we'll be getting a full rundown of which studios have purchased THQ's remaining IPs. Where do you want to see each series end up? You can find a full rundown of which franchise were available... More
  • Blog Post: Creators May Get Darksiders IP Back

    The ex-Vigil staff at Crytek USA may get a chance to keep working on the franchise they created in their former lives under the THQ banner. Crytek will be bidding on the Darksiders intellectual property when it goes up for sale. Crytek USA head David Adams tweeted, “Going to bid on Darksiders IP... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Prepares To Sell Its Last Few Intellectual Properties

    THQ sold off most of its larger assets with its Chapter 11 case earlier this year, but there are still a few leftover properties that THQ is ready to sell off including Darksiders, Red Faction, and Worms, among others. THQ will open up the bidding on April 1, and shut it down on April 15. There are six... More
  • Blog Post: Sale Of THQ's Back Catalog Happening In Coming Weeks

    Many fans have been absolutely devastated to hear that some of THQ's franchises, such as Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, and Red Faction, have yet to find a buyer. But that doesn't mean they're out of luck. When asked about the future of franchises that weren't sold off in our interview, former... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Where You Think THQ's Properties Should Wind Up

    News regarding the sale of THQ's properties is set to hit sometime later today, and we'll be sure to let you know once it has. In the meantime, we wanted to revisit a question we asked you readers earlier this month. A reader discussion post asked where the best home for THQ's various properties... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus Members Get Free Darksiders Download

    Starting tomorrow, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download Vigil Games' Darksiders for free. If you plan on staying up to start your download, be warned, it won't be available until the PSN Update hits. I recommend going to bed and dreaming about riding into the apocalypse rather than... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is The Best Home For THQ's Various Properties?

    If you had to pick a home for Darksiders, Saints Row, and the rest of THQ's game library, where would it be? This is a serious question facing fans of THQ franchises considering each of them will be on the auction block come January 22. Warner Bros. Interactive, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft are all... More
  • Blog Post: Vigil Games Cofounder Leaves Studio

    Joe Madureira has announced that he is leaving Vigil Games, the studio he cofounded in 2005. Madureira, the creative director behind the Darksiders games, says that he is moving on to pursue "new adventures." He revealed his departure in a Facebook status update . "Farewell and best wishes... More
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