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  • Blog Post: Report: Ryse 2 Canceled Amid Financial Woes At Crytek

    Negative news reports continue to circle around Crytek. With its Homefront game already in question, now a Ryse sequel is said to be canceled. A few days ago, reports circulated that financial worries at Crytek UK were putting the development of a new Homefront title in question. There were also off... 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: What's The Best-Selling Game Of The Year Thus Far?

    Is your money on Madden NFL 12? Gears of War 3? The answer may surprise you. An informative NPD chart chronicling the best selling games from Jaunary to September 2011 was buried in Nintendo's semi-annual financial results briefing . Check out the surprise game in the number one slot: 1. Just Dance... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Taking On Homefront Sequel

    THQ may have closed down developer Kaos Studios earlier in the year, but that doesn't mean that the fledgling Homefront series is dead. The publisher announced that a new game is in the works, and it's being developed by none other than Crytek. To channel Troy McClure , you may remember Crytek... More
  • Blog Post: Homefront Update Released On PSN, DLC Map Pack Dated

    THQ's continuing to support its first-person shooter Homefront. Today, the company announced that its releasing a new update on PlayStation Network that will fix a number of stability and connectivity issues, plus give gamers a new pack of abilities. This update had already been released on Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Report: THQ Shuts Down Homefront Developer

    Kaos Studios, the developer behind THQ's Homefront, is being shuttered by the publisher. That doesn't mean Homefront is dead, however; work on the next entry in the series will continue at THQ's Montreal studio. Word of the studio closure first leaked when a Kaos employee, Zach Wilson, tweeted... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Announces Homefront Patch, DLC Pack

    With over 2.6 million copies shipped, Homefront has found an audience despite a lukewarm reception from critics. Now THQ is air-dropping a new patch to smooth out the underrated multiplayer in addition to prepping a fresh downloadable content pack. The patch, which is available now, features a host of... More
  • Blog Post: THQ: Homefront Can Be As Successful As Call Of Duty

    Everyone expects a certain amount of PR spin when a publisher talks about its products, but THQ's love for Homefront borders on the kind of propaganda that the game's invading forces demonstrate. In a recent interview, THQ CEO Brian Farrell stated that Homefront has the possibility to be as successful... More
  • Blog Post: 2.6 Million Copies Of Homefront Shipped, DLC Incoming

    THQ hasn't let middling review scores get it down. Since Homefront launched in March, the game was the recipient of a widespread panning, earning a flat 70 on review-aggregate site Metacritic. THQ's own stock price even dipped in response to that early feedback. As it turns out, the future of... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Rules March 2011 NPDs

    We've got the latest video game sales report from NPD, and in news that should surprise very few people, the Nintendo DS and the newly-launching Pokémon White and Black are the top sellers from March 2011. According to NPD, if they were listing sales based on individual SKUs, Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: EEDAR Analyst Jesse Divnich Calls Out Reactionary Investors Over THQ Stock Dump

    After THQ reported today that it has sold more than one million copies of Homefront to consumers and shipped over 2.4 million units worldwide, EEDAR vice president of capital research Jesse Divnich issued a cautionary message to the investors who hastily ditched their THQ stocks two weeks ago. For those... More
  • Blog Post: Pachter: Xbox Over PS3 Again In 2011

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter sees Microsoft's platform maintaining its lead over Sony's through 2011. Speaking with IndustryGamers , Pachter declared the $200 price point the magic number that Sony has to hit to jump-start its market share. Microsoft already offers a hard drive-less... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Stock Dips After Homefront Reviews Surface

    THQ saw its stock price take a considerable hit today, as a new wave of less-than-enthusiastic Homefront reviews hit the Internet. THQ's stock closed today at $4.69 per share, down 21 percent from yesterday's closing price of $5.94 per share, which was a high for the last 30-day period. The shift... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Homefront Balloon Stunt Angers San Francisco Citizens

    As part of the Game Developer's Conference celebrations in San Francisco this week, publisher THQ decided to unleash a wave of balloons advertising its upcoming shooter, Homefront. Unfortunately, some S.F. natives were not particularly pleased about the stunt, especially once the balloons started... More
  • Blog Post: OnLive Homefront Pre-Order Offers System & Metro 2033

    THQ and streaming video game service OnLive are teaming up to bring OnLive gamers a couple of deals. OnLive members who pre-order THQ's Homefront (which is coming out for the service day-and-date with the retail release on March 15) between now and March 14 get a free OnLive game system (while supplies... More
  • Blog Post: Homefront Trailer Highlights The Second American Revolution

    The latest trailer for THQ’s Homefront reiterates that the fight is not on foreign soil, branding the events that unfold as the “Second American Revolution.” Check out the newest Homefront footage below. Homefront launches on March 15 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. More
  • Blog Post: No North Korea In Japanese Version Of Homefront

    Since Homefront is about North Korea invading America, it might seem impossible to remove North Korea from the game...but that's essentially what's happening for the Japanese release. Japan's CERO ratings board has guidelines regarding how games reference existing people and countries, which... More
  • Blog Post: Homefront Release Pushed Back One Week

    The gritty American invasion game that channels John Milius' Red Dawn is now parachuting into retail on March 15. During an earnings call today THQ CEO Brian Farrell announced that the publisher has moved the release date back a week from the previously slated March 8 date. No reasons were given... More
  • Blog Post: THQ's Homefront Being Moved?

    THQ has been promising future installments for the Homefront series (the first one comes out on March 8), but for developer Kaos Studio, the next Homefront could be a different beast altogether. There is a report that THQ is considering moving the project and possibly some of the Kaos talent to its new... More
  • Blog Post: De Blob 2 And Homefront Box Art Revealed

    And they couldn't be more different. On one hand, we have THQ's colorful and quirky cover for De Blob 2, with each platform getting a unique flavored protagonist. On the other hand, we have the dark and edgy art for Homefront, boasting key imagery we’ve seen throughout the game’s... More
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