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THQ sues UFC and EA over UFC video game license

Defunct publisher THQ is suing Electronic Arts and Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), over the UFC video game license, which THQ formerly held and EA now possesses. In the complaint, which THQ filed on Oct. 4 in U.S. District Court in Delaware, THQ alleges that EA and Zuffa worked together…

The future of Darksiders, Red Faction and THQ’s other IP at Nordic Games

In an industry thick with creators, Lars Wingefors is an unapologetic business man first, perhaps only. “I’ve seen bad experiences with trying to handle creative people,” said Wingefors, self-described entrepreneur and owner of Nordic Games Group and Wingefors Invest. “So we don’t have any internal developers and I don’t intend to.” Typically that wouldn’t be…

THQ’s de Blob rights picked up by Nordic Games

More than 18 months after Nordic Games snapped up rights to THQ franchises Darksiders, Red Faction and more from the bankrupt publisher, Nordic announced today it has acquired the de Blob intellectual property from the company. “de Blob is just a great and truly unique franchise,” Reinhard Pollice, business and product development director at Nordic Games, said…

THQ’s abandoned office is a ghost town full of video game relics

When THQ declared bankruptcy and dissolved, it abandoned its office, leaving boxes, games, marketing materials and more behind, according to a gallery created by Reddit user Soulessgingr.  The Redditor works for a company that moved into THQ’s former headquarters. According to Soulessgingr, the THQ office includes abandoned hardware like cables, monitors, routers and TVs. “It…

EA discussed buyout of THQ a year before it went bankrupt, say court docs

Electronic Arts and THQ discussed a potential buyout of THQ, the former Darksiders, Saints Row and Red Faction publisher, as early as December 2011, a year before the company filed for bankruptcy, according to documents filed in Delaware district court this week. Those discussions came about after THQ began exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale…