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  • 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: The Long Dark Aims To Deliver A True Survival Experience

    With an impressive team of veteran game designers at the helm, Hinterland aims to deliver a mature, realistic survival experience with The Long Dark. The game is currently accepting pledges on its Kickstarter to create the game. The team has a huge resume of work on well-respected video games including... 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: 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: Weekend Warrior 3/1/13

    The first of March transitions quickly to the weekend, and there will be plenty of gaming going on. One editor is playing Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, while others are going back to games they haven't enjoyed in a while. Kayla Herrera : After writing my feature on Alice: Madness Returns... 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: Red Faction: Armageddon Enters The '80s With Sketch Mode

    That piece of concept art about? Not actually concept art . Nope, that's an in-game screenshot of Red Faction: Armageddon using the newly-announced sketch filter. Announced by THQ today as an unlockable visual filter for Armageddon, Sketch Mode clearly pays homage to A-Ha's classic(?) music video... More
  • Blog Post: Red Faction: Armageddon’s Weapon Of Crass Destruction

    Last week we asked ourselves, which Volition game featured a rainbow farting unicorn? We came up empty handed. Finally, we know: It's Red Faction: Armageddon. YouTube sensation Freddy Wong put together a crazy video that featured a unicorn killing people with its rainbow farts . Wong gave credit... More
  • Blog Post: Trailer For SyFy's Red Faction Wants To Be Good

    Movies based on video games have a troubled past, but what about TV movies based on video games? We don't have a ton of evidence there, but we'll have a better idea on June 4th when SyFy's Red Faction: Origins premieres. The trailer showcases the fact that SyFy really wants another hit like... More
  • Blog Post: The History Of Red Faction

    To prep players for the release of Red Faction: Armageddon on June 7, THQ has released this video that looks back at the series history. How does Red Faction: Armageddon build off of the existing fiction? Find out below. More
  • Blog Post: Red Faction Demo Dropping May 3

    THQ has slated a Red Faction: Armageddon demo for release on May 3, giving players a chance to explore the subterranean horrors of Mars. “For the first time players will assume the role of Darius Mason and fight their way through Martian sewers and an oncoming alien infestation,” states THQ... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Taste Of The Upcoming Red Faction Movie

    Sure, we've seen plenty of anime and CG straight to DVD video game offshoots, but THQ is going the extra mile with a full on live action feature . The Syfy channel has released a batch of production stills to show fans an early glimpse at what's to come. Of course, Syfy is known for such prestigious... More
  • Blog Post: Which Volition Game Features A Rainbow-farting Unicorn?

    YouTube celebrity Freddy Wong has released a new video, and this one has a curious gaming tie-in. His other videos have been a bit more up front about their relationship to gaming, but you might not notice this one unless you stick around through the credits screen. There, Volition is thanked for loaning... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Exec Blames Messaging For Crappy Red Faction DLG Reviews

    Speaking with Joystiq, THQ director of creative and business development Lenny Brown pointed to the company's PR and marketing efforts as a reason the recent Red Faction: Battlegrounds was universally derided by critics. Surely it wasn't that the game just sucked. "When you have five minutes... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Unveils Red Faction: Armageddon Pre-order Bonuses

    Red Faction: Armageddon is set to tear apart the mines of Mars on May 31, but gamers have a number of pre-order bonuses to choose from before that fated day. Gamers who pre-order the game at GameStop will receive a free downloadable copy of the Red Faction: Battlegrounds arcade game. Red Faction: Battlegrounds... More
  • Blog Post: Red Faction: Armageddon Unleashing May 31

    If you just can't wait to return to Mars, I've got good news. THQ has announced that Red Faction: Armageddon will release on May 31, 2011. If you don't live in North America, you'll have to wait a teensy bit longer for Armageddon's international release date of June 3. THQ executive... More
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