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THQ Seeks To Unload Remainder Of Intellectual Properties

THQ is basically gone, as they've already sold off a number of their assets and properties. The rest will be sold soon and THQ will officially be no more. So sad.

The former publisher has announced that it will sell what's left of its intellectual properties in a court-supervised sale, to be finalized soon.

They're looking to take bids on some of their most popular IPs, including Darksiders, Red Faction, Homeworld and MX, along with licensed software like Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander, Worms and others. THQ expects to complete the bidding and sale process for everything by the middle of May. Initial bids must be in by April 1, 2013 and final bids must be in place by April 15. THQ claims to have seen over 100 expressions of interest for various titles already, and that number may continue to grow.

They've managed to sell three studios (THQ Montreal, Volition, Inc. and Relic Entertainment) along with a few games (Homefront 2, Metro: Last Light, South Park: The Stick of Truth). But hey, we wanna see more Darksiders and - if it's done correctly - more Red Faction.

Tags: thq, thq bankruptcy, gaming industry, thq games

2/27/2013 11:29:53 AM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 11:48:24 AM

Playing Darksiders 2 when I have time, I like it much more than the first and I hope the series gets the chance to survive. Good old multiform Zelda gameplay is nice to have around in this climate of intense specialization.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 1:41:49 PM

Did you get much snow? I haven't been in Milwaukee for more than 2 weeks and I've already bought a snow blower!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 3:48:01 PM

Yeah we got quite a bit from that last storm but it's all melting now in the 30 degree heat, yup it feels like spring when it's 30 :)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 1:35:30 PM

I really hope someone gets a hold of Red Faction and Darksiders. I really love both of these franchises and hope that Darksiders can continue and Red faction can get a good reboot.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 1:42:25 PM

I agree with Red Faction.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 7:25:20 PM

I reaaaally hoep Platinum Games decide to pick up Darksiders, they said they were interested, for the right price. Auction is the best place to get that price!

BUT! the one game I want someone to pick up more than anything, is Homeworld. Those games were amazing,and I really hope someone picks it up and does something great with it.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 7:11:27 AM

what ever happened to deblob?
hope someone buys that, i absolutely loved deblob 2!
nothing out there puts a bigger smile on your face, it was just so charming and witty!
i hope someone buys red faction and darksiders as well, both too good a franchise to let go.
red faction is easy, give us another guerrilla styled game and watch it fly off the shelves!
id love to see them do back to the armageddon style as well, turn it into a aliens styled game, deep dark survival horror!
but that wouldent be wise till they release a "safe" game in the franchise first, and a sequel to guerrilla aint going to get much safer!
as for darksiders its a little trickier, but please for the love of god give us war back!
i loved the RPG system they added to the sequel, but everything else just feels so mundane and boring!
especially the puzzles, and especially after the brain benders the original served up!
ill never forget the elevator puzzle, using the portal gun to shift the weights around to get the elevator up the shaft.
best puzzle put into a game for a long, long time!
oh vergil, how i miss thee...........

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