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  • Blog Post: Saints Row Developer Speaks Out On THQ Closing

    There were many factors that played into the collapse of publisher THQ, but as a developer for one of the publisher's hottest properties, Saint's Row developer Volition had a unique perspective on the state of the company. While speaking with GameSpot , the Saint's Row team had a few things... More
  • Blog Post: What Would You Do With 1.4 Million Unsold Games?

    THQ's financial troubles are well documented . The company recently announced a restructuring plan that would see it focus more on core games and digital titles and dropping its kids' licensed games. For the third quarter ended December 31, 2011, THQ lost $56 million. Despite strong sales from... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Lays Off 30 From uDraw Team

    The consumer market is hard. Sometimes people make money, and sometimes people end up udrawing a pink slip from their inbox. THQ recently laid off several members of its Play THQ development team in Agoura Hills. We reached out to a THQ spokesperson and received the following statement: Due to weaker... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Registers Domains For Rumored Tablet Project

    Thanks to a domain registration sweep, we may now know the official name of Ubisoft's rumored tablet project. First discovered in a leaked internal Ubisoft video by web sleuth superannuation , the tablet, codenamed Project InTouch, looks to be a pen and pad based peripheral in the vein of THQ's... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Moving Away From Red Faction Franchise

    THQ has reported the results for its fiscal first quarter 2012, ending on June 20, 2011, and Brian Farrell, THQ's CEO and president, calls it disappointing. Worst of all, Farrell says the company is moving on from the Red Faction franchise after the last two games were too "niche" in their... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Bringing uDraw Tablet To 360 & PS3

    Since late 2010 PS3 and 360 owners have been watching in envy as all the cool kids play with their uDraw GameTablets on the Wii. Nintendo’s exclusivity with THQ’s gaming tablet is about to end. The company announced today during an investor meeting that the stylus doodling action will arrive... More
  • Blog Post: uDraw Owns Your Art

    THQ's uDraw tablet has been successful for the publisher, but parents buying the peripheral for their children should know this unfortunate detail: The device sticks a big uDraw watermark on your creations. According to the GeekDad column over at Wired, when you export your pictures via an SD card... More
  • Blog Post: THQ And Mattel Unite In Publishing Partnership

    THQ announced today a strategic partnership with Mattel that will draw from the overflowing well of products and properties in the toy manufacturer's portfolio. The multi-year partnership is intended to strengthen THQ’s reach with kids and family titles. THQ plans on taking advantage of Mattel’s... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Accepting uDraw Art Entries For Winter Wonderland Contest

    If you watch ed the guys play Pictionary in one of our peripheral testing videos, then you're already pretty familiar with THQ's Wii peripheral, uDraw tablet. If you happen to own one, THQ is inviting users to enter its online contest. The month-long contest will allow users to submit winter... More
  • Blog Post: Peripheral Testing: THQ's uDraw Tablet

    In previous peripheral tests, we raised a baby and went hunting . This time around, we're dialing things down a notch by trying out THQ's new uDraw tablet for the Wii. Check out the video below as we try our damndest to keep the dong drawings to a minimum. SPOILER: We failed...there are several... More
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