EA were in talks to buy publisher THQ before it went bust, court documents published by Polygon have revealed.
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A tattoo doesn't belong to the person it's inked on, rather the tattooist who inked it. That's the crux of copyright infringement suit facing THQ.
It will be the top notch Fight Night team that builds the new UFC game, EA has announced.
THQ has hit rock bottom, so says CEO Brian Farell, but has now started to bounce back.
UPDATE: THQ has confirmed the closure of its San Diego studio. A statement read: "THQ confirms that today's announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company's San Diego studio. THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA."
They aren't arguing any more - EA has wrestled the UFC license from struggling publisher THQ in a multi-year, multi-product deal.
THQ has delayed South Park: The Game to the fourth quarter of its 2013 financial year.
THQ lost money and cut 240 jobs back in February. Things didn't look good.
UK retail game sales are "half of what they should be", an analyst has claimed.
The UK games retail market is 25 per cent down compared to last year, according to a report by MCV.
2012's major new games are selling between 10,000 to 48,000 copies during their first week on sale, sources told MCV. Last year big games were selling 35,000 to 80,000 copies.
THQ brawler UFC Undisputed 3 entered the UK all-format charts in first place, holding off FIFA 12 in second.
The cheapest place to buy UFC Undisputed 3 in the UK today is at Tesco. The supermarket giant is selling the game for £34.99 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
This year's Ultimate Fighting Championship is off to an excellent start - and a controversial one. UFC 143 delivered one of the most hotly debated fights of recent times.
With current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre still out of action with a knee injury, it was left down to former Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz and former WEC Champion Carlos Condit to duke it out for the Interim Title. Diaz was the hot favourite to win, coming off an 11-win streak with his world-class boxing. But by playing an outside striking game and evading whenever his back was pressed against the cage, Condit secured a Unanimous Decision that prompted MMA forums across the globe to explode with polarised opinions.
This was a match that, while unworthy of a Fight of the Night accolade, perfectly demonstrated the importance of knowing your opponent's strengths and weaknesses while formulating an effective strategy based on your own skills. It's also something which the UFC Undisputed game series has worked hard to replicate, with a comprehensive fighting system that maintains the MMA mantra of dictating the pace and imposing your will. And in terms of striking a balance between challenge, accessibility and fun, Undisputed 3 is Yuke's most well rounded fighter to date.
THQ has announced a Season Pass for UFC Undisputed 3 and outlined a hefty DLC schedule for the game.
The Season Pass, which goes live on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, provides access to new fighters, historic UFC fights, career boosts and early access to unlockable content at a reduced price. It costs 1360 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or £11.99 / $16.99 for PlayStation 3.
The Season Pass gets you the Fight of the Night Pack and International Pack, the Ultimate Upsets and Mixed Bag, UFC Heavyweight Championship contender Alistair Overeem and all unlockables.
Undermined publisher THQ has publicly recommitted to developing a host of core games - some of them years away.
THQ has denied cancelling its 2014 line-up of games - but the future of ambitious Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millennium Online is less certain.
The publisher responded to a gloomy rumour spread on Twitter by video game executive Kevin Dent. He heard that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO and the THQ 2014 line-up had been cancelled. Dent had also heard THQ was "offering" itself for sale to Asian companies.
THQ's response, via a statement offered to VG247, read: "THQ has not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO.
For the longest time, I knew virtually nothing about the UFC. I'd dabbled with the Ultimate Fighting Championship game on the Dreamcast, and even watched some classic Royce Gracie fights on a borrowed cassette tape, but I was always far more interested in arcade-style fighting games where you could hurl fireballs and juggle opponents ten feet in the air. But after watching an MMA demonstration at an Undisputed event back in 2009, I began to watch and appreciate mixed martial arts as both a technical sport and a freeform style of hand-to-hand combat.
This started with The Ultimate Fighter, an ongoing reality television series that plays out like a cross between Big Brother and Ong-Bak, before moving on to the main UFC events themselves. It's here that I got to see Jon Jones relinquish the Light Heavyweight Champion belt from Mauricio Rua with some savage ground and pound; Cain Velasquez school Brock Lesnar with a round one TKO; and Anderson Silva, after being dominated by the relentless wrestling ability of Chael Sonnen for four rounds straight, lock-in an epic triangle armbar submission to secure his seventh title defence as Middleweight Champion.
It was then, like a music aficionado who can't stop listening to a new band and then takes the plunge to see them on tour, that I finally got the opportunity to see a main event live. This was thanks to an invitation to watch UFC 138 at the Birmingham LG Arena, where I got to see Che Mills earn Knockout of the Night with a thundering knee strike, and Terry Etim achieve his fourth Submission of the Night award with a guillotine choke in the 17th second of the first round.
Who fronts the game? You decide.
EA Sports is yet to decide whether it will release another MMA game.
THQ releases a new trailer to grapple with.
UPDATE: The official UFC Undisputed 3 website is now live, and brings new details on the game. They are below.
"UFC Undisputed 3, takes you inside the Octagon, delivering intense UFC action focused on brutal toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation, increased accessibility and raw fight emotion.
"UFC Undisputed 3 ups the intensity with the addition of PRIDE Mode, a brand new submission system, new ways to finish the fight and increased accessibility through both traditional and simplified gameplay controls that, along with significanlt enhanced visuals, new camera positions and personalized fighter entrances, let you step right inside the Octagon.
The future of EA Sport's fledgling MMA franchise looks bleak after the UFC brand snapped up rival operator Strikeforce, upon which the publisher's 2010 brawler was based.
A new and official UFC game has elbow-dropped (they do that right?) onto Facebook.
Dubbed UFC Undisputed Fight Nation, the game allows you to fight each other and train and develop UFC careers.
Results are splurged across Facebook.
THQ has extended its exclusive licensing agreement with Zuffa to make UFC games through to 2018.
THQ core games boss Danny Bilson has revealed a number of tentative details on a raft of unannounced games in the works at the publisher.
Danny Bilson doesn't do interviews like other high ranking videogame executives. The THQ core games boss is happy to talk frankly about not only announced games, but unannounced games. This, we're not used to.