Saints Row: The Third News (PC)

THQ's UDraw failure "invalidated" Saints Row: The Third's success

Posted: 22.03.2013 by Technet2k

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All the good that Volition's Saints Row: The Third did for publisher THQ commercially was effectively written off by the huge faceplant that was UDraw for Xbox and PS3, suggests Volition's Jim Boone.

Around that time Jason Ruben joined and THQ and things started looking up again, bolstering Volition's confidence, but they could already see the writing on the wall by then.

Bleszinski: Saints Row devs "amazing" but "dildo holds them back" Poll

Posted: 25.01.2013 by Technet2k

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Former Epic Games' man Cliff Bleszinski has given his two cents on developer Volition Inc and their Saints Row series. He wants them to "keep the crazy action" and mechanics, but 'grow up' a little.

The trouble with the GTA rival is that it's "immature" with its giant purple dildo bats, although it is "hilarious". Bleszinski remarks Battlefield didn't go after COD "by putting dicks on their guns."

Farrell "heartened" majority of THQ studios and IPs "continue under new ownership"

Posted: 24.01.2013 by Technet2k

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Brian Farrell and Jason Rubin have discussed a little about the closing moments of publisher THQ, of which both were leading executives. Farrell does "sincerely regret this outcome" for those out of work.

Rubin adds that he was brought in to "help turn this ship around," and while disappointed never everyone was saved, he echoes Farrell in being grateful for those that were snapped up.

THQ assets to be auctioned off 22nd January, EA reportedly interested

Posted: 08.01.2013 by JonahFalcon

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The final stages of THQ's bankruptcy seems to be coming on the 22nd January, when Clearlake Capital will be auctioning off the publisher's assets one by one.

THQ files for bankruptcy, assets bought by "strong financial partner" for $60m

Posted: 20.12.2012 by Technet2k

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Who saw this coming?! Well, probably most who'd been following the flagging financials of THQ. Bankruptcy has been filed for, but their assets have already been snapped up by the Clearlake Capital Group.

What does this mean?! Business as usual. No really, business as usual. THQ's four studios and games in development aren't stopping, and they've no intention of letting staff go.