Nordic Games gets Darksiders, Red Faction

By:  Eddie Makuch The auction results for bankrupt publisher THQ‘s remaining assets have been published, with Nordic Games taking the Darksiders, Red Faction, and MX vs. ATV franchises for $4.9 million. The publisher also scored the Destroy all Humans!, Summoner, and Supreme Commander rights. “First and foremost, we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games … Continue reading Nordic Games gets Darksiders, Red Faction

Volition: Saints Row’s ‘juvenile’ tone doesn’t hurt sales

By:  Eddie Makuch The “juvenile” tone of the Saints Row series does not hurt sales, but in fact is a component of the franchise’s success. That’s according to Volition producer Jim Boon, who told OXM that fans have spoken and they enjoy the series’ irreverent nature. “Ultimately, I don’t think that Saints Row‘s tone gets in the way of bigger sales. If anything, I think our tone is … Continue reading Volition: Saints Row’s ‘juvenile’ tone doesn’t hurt sales

Saints Row IV launching August 20

By:  Eddie Makuch A teaser trailer for the already-confirmed Saints Row IV today reveals the open-world action game will launch in North America August 20 for current-generation consoles and PC. A launch for the rest of the world is slated for August 23. In development at Volition Inc., Saints Row IV will be published by new franchise owner Deep Silver, which acquired the developer and the series for $22.3 … Continue reading Saints Row IV launching August 20

THQ files for bankruptcy

By: Eddie Makuch Beleaguered Saints Row publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company announced today. It has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a bidder to acquire “substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business.” This includes the company’s four wholly-owned studios and games in development. “The sale will allow THQ to shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the … Continue reading THQ files for bankruptcy

2,100 more sex offenders banned from online games

By: Eddie Makuch An additional 2,100 registered sex offenders have been removed from online gaming platforms in New York, attorney general Eric T. Schneidermanannounced today through his website. The bannings are part of the “Operation: Game Over” initiative, which earlier this year removed more than 3,500 sex offenders from online networks in the state. New York had the cooperation of five new game companies for … Continue reading 2,100 more sex offenders banned from online games

Guillermo del Toro’s InSane revived

By: Eddie Makuch THQ may have dropped filmmaker Guillermo del Toro‘s action game InSane, but the project has found a new developer. The Pan’s Labyrinthdirector told IGN that he had shopped the game around to numerous developers and it is now back on track. “We were going to go to a lot of developers after THQ, but it seems like we’re going to be developing … Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s InSane revived

No Metro: Last Light for the Wii U – Report

By: Laura Parker Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games has confirmed that it will not be bringing the sequel to Nintendo’s next-generation console due to technical limitations. Speaking to Now Gamer, 4A Games chief technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov told the publication that the Wii U has a “horrible, slow CPU“. His colleague Huw Beynon reiterated the sentiment, telling the publication there would not be a … Continue reading No Metro: Last Light for the Wii U – Report

InSane cancelled

By: Brendan Sinclair THQ has given up on inSane. In a post-earnings conference call today, THQ president Jason Rubin announced that Volition has stopped preproduction on the Guillermo del Toro game collaboration and returned all the rights to the intellectual property to the filmmaker. Originally announced in 2010, InSane was not expected to debut in the market until as late as 2014. InSane is the … Continue reading InSane cancelled

E3 2012: Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview

By: John Wippersteg The original Darksiders was the big hit of January 2010, surprising a lot of people by offering an interesting combination of gameplay mechanics and storytelling. Darksiders 2 hopes to build on that success and based on the demo we played at E3 it looks like it should do so with considerable ease. The segment of the game we were allowed to play … Continue reading E3 2012: Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview

Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview

The ending of the first Darksiders game was a fairly risky move on Vigil Games’ part. An unproven developer with a new, home grown intellectual property, it already had a lot going against it without a fairly epic cliffhanger ending. Thankfully we’re getting the sequel fans of the original were hoping to see. Sadly, its story doesn’t take place after Darksiders’ cliffhanger, but wrenches control … Continue reading Darksiders 2 Hands-On Preview