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THQ Sets Deepak Chopra Title Release


According to THQ, the new title will be published later this fall. READ MORE>>.

THQ Details Buyers, Numbers After Fire Sale


Troubled Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ has officially been broken up into pieces and sold, according to the firm Wednesday evening, after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted a motion to approve a sale of the majority of THQ's assets to multiple buyers. Vigil Games and a number of other properties remain with THQ in Chapter 11.

THQ Ties With Random House Publishing


Random House and THQ said the two will develop a collection of games and books, as well as other media. READ MORE>>.

THQ Chopped Into Tiny Pieces, Scattered To The Winds


Bankrupt Agoura Hills-based videogame publisher THQ has been chopped up into pieces, and scattered to the winds, after an auction sale of the firm's assets Wednesday. THQ had hoped to sell THQ to Clearlake Capital or another buyer, but apparently found that the separately sold assets would net more than a single buyer.

THQ Taps Naughty Dog's Rubin In Restructuring Effort


Agoura Hills-based THQ said Monday afternoon that it is in a "major" leadership restructuring, and has set Jason Rubin as President of the firm. THQ said Rubin will report to Brian Farrell, the company's Chairman and CEO, and that former EVP of Core Games Danny Bilson is leaving to "pursue other interests." READ MORE>>.

Like Pizza Aims At Mobile App Market


Pasadena-based Like Pizza , founded by veterans of Disney Mobile and THQ Wireless, says it has launched a new digital media studio, which it says will combine games and serialized animation into mobile apps. The startup, led by Jeff Nuzzi and Bob Spang, said it hopes to ship its first mobile app, Bunny Rappid, in 2017. READ MORE>>.


Playcast Raises $10M For Video Game Streaming


Los Angeles-based Playcast Media Systems said this morning that it has raised $10M in a new, Series B funding round, for the firm's cloud based video game streaming service. PlayCast's customers include Activision, THQ, Capcom, and Atari. The firm has operations in Los Angeles, Israel, and the UK. READ MORE>>.


DriveCam Names Technology Vet As New CFO


Pucino is a veteran CFO at technology companies in Southern California, and has previously served as EVO and CFO of THQ, EVP and CFO of Classmates Media Corporation (part of United Online), in addition to serving as Digital Insight, Galileo International, Tekelec, and Dean Witter, Discovery & Co. READ MORE>>.


Games Go Social

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With all of the major console and PC video game companies in Los Angeles (Electronic Arts, Activision, THQ, Blizzard), it only makes sense to discuss how more and more games are bringing in aspects of social media to enhance game play. Tuesday, October 20, 2009 -- Games Go Social. SMCLA. See [link] (more


Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.