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  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Joins Oculus Rift

    Today, Oculus Rift announced that Naughty Dog founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined the company. Rubin will be leading Oculus Rift’s first-party content development for the VR headset. In a post on Oculus’ website, Rubin said, “There have only been a handful of times... More
  • Blog Post: Former THQ President Jason Rubin Has Mixed Feelings About Nintendo

    Naughty Dog co-founder and THQ's last president during its operation, Jason Rubin, has some thoughts about the future of Nintendo. His sentiments come during a financially challenging year for the House of Mario, but one marked by a number of stellar titles. "Nintendo is irrelevant as a hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Look Inside The Offices Of 4A Games

    Earlier today, former THQ president Jason Rubin shared his perspective on 4A Games and its recent critical hit Metro: Last Light. As you might recall, the title was to be published by the now-defunct THQ and was picked up for completion and distribution by Deep Silver for $5.8 million. In his story on... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Officially Lets Go Of Its President And CEO

    THQ has officially notified the SEC that CEO Brian J. Farrell and president Jason Rubin have officially been terminated. What did this mean exactly? It means that THQ is that much closer to no longer existing. No one was holding out hope that THQ would be able to recuperate after its closure and the... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Is Dead And Gone

    We've been covering the ongoing THQ apocalypse all day, and the publisher's demise is now official. Follow the links below to catch up on individual news stories surrounding the future of THQ. Auction Prices Rolling In For THQ Properties THQ Layoffs Begin Fate Of WWE Games Uncertain Vigil Combat... More
  • Blog Post: 5.5 Million People Have Played Saint's Row: The Third

    It doesn't necessarily correlate to copies sold or shipped, but THQ's president Jason Rubin tweeted that 5.5 million people have played Saint's Row: The Third. Rubin calls the game, "the hit nobody realized was a hit!" And those numbers apparently represent Saint's Row's... More
  • Blog Post: The New Face Of THQ

    [Note: This article originally ran in issue 232 of Game Informer] After reorganizing to focus on core gaming titles, THQ has brought in Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin as president to oversee publishing, marketing, and production. We spoke to Rubin about his new role at THQ and what his plans are... More
  • Blog Post: Relic Entertainment Co-Founder Hired As THQ VP

    THQ is continuing its course-correcting efforts to recover from recent troubles with the announcement of a new executive vice president in charge of production. Ron Moravek co-founded Relic Entertainment and helped guide the sale of the Company of Heroes studio to THQ in 2004. Moravek will report directly... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Sold UFC To EA Because It Wasn't Profitable

    When EA announced that it had acquired the UFC license at its EA press conference, many wondered how it had wrangled it away from THQ, which held the rights to video games based on the popular mixed martial arts league. According to game industry analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan, key executives... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Co-Founder Becomes THQ President

    THQ has had it rough lately . When the going gets rough, changes need to be made. For THQ, a big part of pulling itself up from the financial dredges appears to be appointing Jason Rubin, co-founder of Naughty Dog, as the company’s new president. Rubin replaces former THQ president Danny Bilson... More
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