The second THQ auction has concluded with surprising results. We found out earlier today that Gearbox acquired the rights to Homeworld, but that's not the only jaw-dropping revelation. Vigil's beloved armageddon themed action/adventure series Darksiders was sold to Nordic Games, publisher of Alan Wake on PC, The Book of Unwritten Tales, and the later Painkiller titles.
THQ will start taking bids for its remaining IP from 1st April at a court-supervised auction.
THQ has pulled the plug on its Red Faction franchise following poor sales of RF: Armageddon.
The THQ UK development team earmarked for closure - THQ Digital Warrington - will now absolutely definitely be shut down.
THQ may have been working on a downloadable version of street racing game Juiced, Eurogamer has discovered.
Another THQ studio has bitten the dust - THQ Digital Warrington, known once as Juice Games.
The PlayStation Store has been redesigned. A bit.
There are new sections you'll notice when you tootle down the virtual aisles today. There's a top-level Demos category; a Franchises section to group all content by, say, Call of Duty; a Charts section for the most popular forms of all Store content; easier to find Themes and Avatars; and a more organised PlayStation Plus area.
Those changes are presented with a new cosmetic flourish.
Sony is billing April as its "biggest" PlayStation Plus month yet.
There is a Red Faction: Armageddon comic book, a spin-off downloadable arcade game and even a feature length TV movie - enough to spark Red Faction fatigue - but for creator Volition it's all justified.
Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network game Red Faction: Battlegrounds will launch during the first week of April, THQ has confirmed to Eurogamer.
That means the top-down twin-stick Destruction Derby style Red Faction spin-off will likely launch on 5th April on XBLA and 6th April on PSN for European gamers.
Battlegrounds, revealed in August last year, offers four-player vehicular co-op with a focus on quick-fire destruction.
THQ Digital has revealed a downloadable Red Faction arena combat game for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.