THQ Revives Korean BBQ Truck
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
THQ said it will be serving up heavily subsidized food in Los Angeles and San Francisco from the truck, including fresh tacos, burritos and rice bowls.
THQ Sets Deepak Chopra Title Release
JULY 25, 2011
According to THQ, the new title will be published later this fall. READ MORE>>.
THQ Launches UFC Facebook Game
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said this morning that it has launched a new, UFC-themed Facebook game. READ MORE>>.
THQ Chops 30
DECEMBER 12, 2011
The cuts were due to "weaker than expected" sales of the gaming accessory. READ MORE>>. videogame games layoff employment jobs
THQ Releases Homefront Sales Figures
MARCH 16, 2011
THQ's title is set in the u.S. THQ said it will be shipping the title in Europe and Asia Pacific throughout this week. READ MORE>>.
THQ Chips 114 Employees, Refocuses Warhammer Efforts
MARCH 29, 2012
Agoura Hills-based game developer THQ said Thursday afternoon that it is cutting 114 employees, and that it has "refocused" its efforts on its Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium development efforts. The cuts come at THQ's Austin studios, where 79 employees have been cut, along with its Vancouver, B.C. READ MORE>>.
THQ Ships New uDraw Tablet
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
the game maker said the new gaming accessory includes a pressure sensitive stylus, and support from a library of games. READ MORE>>.
Machinima, THQ Team To Promote Nexuiz
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Machinima , the Los Angeles animated videogame content developer and publisher, and Agoura Hills-based game developer THQ said today that they have teamed on a new, downloadable shooter game called Nexuiz. Details of the link between Machinica and THQ were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. machinima videogame content video game nexuiz
THQ Ties With Random House Publishing
APRIL 4, 2011
Random House and THQ said the two will develop a collection of games and books, as well as other media. READ MORE>>.
THQ Signs Turtle Rock Studios
MAY 27, 2011
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Turtle Rock Studios develops the multiplayer game Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.
THQ Chops Studios In Realignment
AUGUST 9, 2011
The firm said it is now looking to focus on social games, mobile, and tablet-based digital entertainment. The cuts affect around 200 people globally.
THQ To Exit Kids Games, Focus On Core Gamers
JANUARY 25, 2012
Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ said Wednesday that it is exiting the kids' games business, and will instead focus on its "core" video game franchises. According to THQ, it is exiting its relationship with kids' licensed entertainment companies, although it will continue to sell certain previously released titles it the category.
THQ Inks Distribution Deal
MAY 25, 2011
Agoura Hills-based THQ said Wednesday that it has inked a distribution deal with Codemasters , to distribute four games for that firm.
THQ, Mattel In Video Game Deal
JANUARY 5, 2011
FInancial details of the arrangement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. mattel game videogame toys development software
THQ Names Communications Exec
MAY 4, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said Tuesday that it has named Angela Emery as the firm's Vice President of Corporate Communications.
THQ Sells ValueSoft Division To Cosmi Software
APRIL 25, 2012
Agoura-based videogame developer THQ has sold off its value PC software arm, ValueSoft , to Westminster, California-based Cosmi , the firms said this morning. THQ said the sale will allow the company to focus on its core video game portfolio. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
THQ Sets Saints Row Sequel
MAY 4, 2012
Agoura Hills-based THQ said Thursday that it is working on the next sequel of its Saints Row' series, Saints Row: The Third - Enter The Dominatrix. THQ said that it will ship the title in the fall, and will ship on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, for $29.99. THQ said it has shipped more than 11 million units of the franchise so far.
THQ Signs Innovative Leisure
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
Turmoil over at Agoura Hills-based videogame developer THQ apparently isn't stopping the company from inking new deals. THQ said Friday that it has linked in a strategic agreement with Innovative Leisure , a new digital development studio. Runner, Steel Talons). The new studio will focus on mobile, social and downloadable games.
Report: THQ Cutting 170
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Calabasas-based videogame developer THQ has reportedly cut 170 of its employees, according to reports Wednesday. According to reports on gaming sites, the cuts are expected to be announced along with THQ's earnings tomorrow. The report of the cuts apparently came via gaming insider Kevin Dent. READ MORE>>.
THQ Selects Crytek For New Homefront Title
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Homefront is THQ's post-apocalyptic, first-person-shooter (FPS) action game, which involves North Korea invading the United States. READ MORE>>.
THQ Raises Q4 Outlook
APRIL 18, 2012
Agoura Hills-based THQ , the embattled videogame maker, is finally seeing some good news, reporting today that it is expecting to report non-GAAP net sales of $160 million to $170 million, above its previous outlook of $130 million to $150 million. READ MORE>>. videogame games content
THQ Plans Next WWE Installment
MAY 30, 2012
Agoura Hills-based THQ announced the next installment of its WWE focused videogames, WWE '13 this morning, saying that it plans to release the latest WWE title on October 30th. Deal terms between WWE and THQ were not announced. The game, currently under development, will run on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii.
THQ To Cut 240 Employees
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Agoura-based THQ said Thursday that it is chopping 240 jobs as part of a "realignment" of its organization, as it exits the kids licensed video game market. THQ said the cuts would save the firm approximately $160M annually between general and administrative costs and product development. READ MORE>>.
THQ Sells Off UFC Rights To EA
JUNE 5, 2012
Agoura Hills-based THQ said late Monday that it has sold off its rights to produce titles for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand, to Electronic Arts. According to THQ, the sale resulted in an undisclosed cash payment to THQ, and allows THQ to continue to publish its existing console and mobile titles through March 31, 2013.
THQ, Twentieth Century Fox Tie On RIO
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
THQ said it will ship the RIO video game on the Xbox 360 video game, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS. RIO is set to debut on April 15th.
THQ Expects Big Holiday Quarter
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said Thursday that it expects to see the "biggest quarter in company history" due to holiday sales this season, as it reported nearly doubling its net sales in the three months ended September 30th. The company said it had net sales of $146.0 million, compared with $77.1M in the prior year period.
THQ Revives 80's Cartoon Voltron
JULY 19, 2011
The firm said it is releasing the game in October on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network. READ MORE>>.
THQ Axes Expansion Plans, Delays Saints Row Release
JUNE 20, 2012
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is shifting its plans today to release an expansion for Saints Row: The Third. THQ said the move came due to a desire to "expand the fiction of the franchise." THQ had just announced the expansion on May 4th, saying it would release the expansion pack in the fall for $29.99. READ MORE>>.
THQ Taps Naughty Dog's Rubin In Restructuring Effort
MAY 29, 2012
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>>.
THQ Bankruptcy Sale Delayed
JANUARY 8, 2013
The bankruptcy sale of Agoura Hills-based videogame publisher THQ has been delayed until January 22nd, after a judge ruled yesterday that the delayed sale will allow other interested parties to bid for individual assets or the entire company. THQ also said that the court approved Clearlake Capital Group's bid for the entire company.
THQ Gains Credit Facility
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
The credit facility replaces an earlier facility it had with Bank of America. READ MORE>>. credit facility finance videogame content
THQ Names Production VP
JULY 23, 2012
Agoura Hills-based THQ announced this morning that it has named Ron Moravek as its new Executive Vice President, Production. Moravek is the former co-founder and COO of Relic Entertainment, which he sold to THQ in 2004. He also served at Electronics Arts, Canada, and most recently was a senior advisor to security firm NuCaptcha.
THQ Files For Bankruptcy
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Agoura Hills-based vidoegame maker THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is now seeking a buyer, according to the company Wednesday. THQ said that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with affiliate of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. million, subject to court approval. READ MORE>>.
THQ Launches New Distribution Effort
MAY 26, 2010
THQ said that it has appointed Tim Walsh to head up the new unit. Walsh was most recently at IGA Worldwide. READ MORE>>.
THQ Names Good As EVP
JUNE 10, 2010
Good has been at THQ for ten years, and was most recently Senior Vice President of THQ Asia Pacific and Global Online Publishing.
THQ Loses Publishing VP
MAY 26, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ reported late Tuesday that the firm's Executive Vice President of Publishing, Scott Guthrie, has resigned. READ MORE>>.
THQ Reorganizes Business Units
JUNE 24, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ reported Wednesday that the firm is reorganizing the firm's management team and business units. READ MORE>>.
THQ, ngmoco Ties On Star Wars Title
DECEMBER 7, 2010
Agoura Hills-based THQ said today that it has tied with mobile game developer ngmoco , on a new Star Wars title, Star Wars Imperial Academy.
Evite Names Tech Veteran Pucino As CFO
JANUARY 21, 2016
Pucino is a longtime veteran of Southern California's technology industry, having served as CFO of such companies as THQ, Digital Insight, and Tekelec. Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite has named Paul Pucino as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, the firm said today. READ MORE>>.
THQ Completes Cost Cutting
APRIL 2, 2009
THQ announced in February that it was cutting 600 people, or 24 percent of the workforce. READ MORE>>.