THQ Revives Korean BBQ Truck
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ has revived its North Korean-themed food truck, the Pyongyang Express , as it gears up for the release of its first person shooter game Homefront. THQ had originally rolled out the truck last year in Los Angeles in a test run of the promotion.
THQ Sets Deepak Chopra Title Release
JULY 25, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is diverging from the usual, first-person-shooter and action games genre with its latest title, saying Monday that it will be publishing a new title from author Deepak Chopra. According to THQ, the new title will be published later this fall.
THQ Releases Homefront Sales Figures
MARCH 16, 2011
Agoura Hills-based THQ said Wednesday afternoon that it has shipped approximately 375,000 units of its new Homefront first person shooter in its first day, in north America. THQ's title is set in the u.S. sales action game video content videogame homefront
Rumors Swirl Around THQ
JANUARY 16, 2012
Rumors have been swirling around Agoura Hills-based THQ since this weekend, when a gaming industry analyst, Peter Skerritt, reported that the videogame maker was either looking for a buyer or shutting down its videogame development efforts, cancelling its 2014 lineup. THQ said in a statement, released to multiple gaming outlets, that it had has not cancelled its 2014 line-up" although it has "dramatically reduced our commitment to the kids' boxed games sector."
THQ's Homefront Hits Retailers
MARCH 15, 2011
Agoura Hills-based THQ said today that its newest gaming title, Homefront, has hit retail stores. THQ has recently been promoting the game through Los Angeles and other parts of California with a rigged up "Pyongyang Express" food truck.
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 said it will distribute DiRT 3, operation Flashpoint Red River, BODYCOUNT, and F1 2011 for Codemasters in North America.
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 did not give an exact ship date on the new title. saints videogame game content
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. videogame games layoff employment jobs contentThe report of the cuts apparently came via gaming insider Kevin Dent.
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. 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. THQ said the new title will include WWE Live, an audio and presentation system which will feature the atmosphere of a live WWE event, a flashback to WWE's "Monday Night Wars" and the era of Stone Cold Steve Austin; and new animation and controls, among other enhancements.
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. THQ also cut the salary of President and CEO, Brian J. layoff jobs employment games gaming content videogame
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 said the sale is part of a "more focused strategy" for the company, whic has been struggling in the last year.
THQ, Twentieth Century Fox Tie On RIO
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said today along with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products that they are releasing a new set of games based on the recent RIO movie. THQ said it will ship the RIO video game on the Xbox 360 video game, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS.
THQ Revives 80's Cartoon Voltron
JULY 19, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ has announced today that it is reviving 1980's cartoon hero Voltron , in a new video game called Voltron: Defender of the Universe. voltron videogame cartoon video game content
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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 this morning that it will instead incorporate the formerly standalone expansion pack, Saints Row: The Third - Enter the Dominatrix, into a new title tentatively titled "The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise". THQ said the move came due to a desire to "expand the fiction of the franchise." saints expansion doinatrix videogame delay conten
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." naughy rubin executive bandicoot shakeup videogame game content
THQ Gains Credit Facility
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ today said it has entered into a new credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, worth up to $50M for working capital, plus increases to $75M during peak sales periods. 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. executive production videogame contentHe also served at Electronics Arts, Canada, and most recently was a senior advisor to security firm NuCaptcha. READ MORE>>.
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. THQ is a developer of interactive games and other entertainment software. Tags: executive vice president publishing content videogame
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. THQ said that the new title will run on iPhone and iPod touch. ngmoco star wars imperial academy content videogame
THQ, WWE Expand Marketing Efforts
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ , and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), said this morning they are in a new marketing agreement. Tags: marketing wrestling entertainment content
THQ Completes Cost Cutting
APRIL 2, 2009
Agoura Hills-based video game maker THQ announced this morning that it has "substantially completed" its latest business realignment, which will save the firm $220M in annual costs. THQ announced in February that it was cutting 600 people, or 24 percent of the workforce.
THQ Launches Sequel To Darksiders
AUGUST 14, 2012
Agoura-based videogame maker THQ said today that it has released its sequel to Darksiders, Darksiders II , for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PCs. THQ will also be rolling out a Wii version of the game later this year. content videogame sequel darksidersThe firm said the new title costs $59.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation, and $49.99 for PC. Darksiders is an apocalypse-themed action adventure game. READ MORE>>.
THQ, WWE, JAKKS In Settlement
DECEMBER 23, 2009
Agoura Hills-based video game maker THQ , WWE , and JAKKS Pacific said late Tuesday that the firms have reached a settlement of their legal dispute covering a THQ/JAKKS Pacific joint venture and licensing of WWE video games.
THQ Reorgs Studios, Cuts Staff
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Agoura Hills-based video game maker THQ said Wednesday afternoon that it is laying off around 60 employees, as part of a reorganization of its Juice Games and Rainbow Studios development studios. Tags: reorg employment jobs layoff videogame content games
THQ Hires Back Alumni As Licensing VP
DECEMBER 3, 2009
Agoura Hills-based video game maker THQ reported earlier this week that it has hired on Germaine Gioia as its Senior Vice President, Licensing and Merchandise. According to THQ, Gioia was most recently Senior Vice President, Licensing for Capcom Entertainment.
THQ Plans Reverse Stock Split
JULY 2, 2012
Battered videogame developer THQ , which has been suffering from a downturn in its business, said today that it is planning a 1-for-10 reverse stock split, in order to raise its per share trading price so that it will regain compliance with a $1.00 reverse stock split nasdaq videogame content
THQ Drastically Lowers Sales Guidance
JUNE 14, 2010
THQ said that it now expects its non-GAAP net sales for its fiscal first quarter to be between $155M and $165M, well below the previously expected $190M to $200M in first quarter sales. Tags: undisputed videogame content financial
THQ's RIO Debuts On April 12th
APRIL 11, 2011
Agoura Hills-based THQ has set the launch date for its new series of videogames based on the RIO movie. THQ and Twentieth Century Fox announced the games in February. twentieth century content movie animated videogame game xbox playstation nintendo
THQ Sets Sale Of Remaining Games
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ --or at least, what's left of THQ--released the details of how it plans to sell its remaining intellectual property late Tuesday, saying it expects to complete the bidding and sale of the properties by mid-May. According to THQ, it has split its remaining IP into six lots, including Darksiders; Red Faction; Homeworld; MX; a batch of other owned software including Big Beach Sports, Destroy All Humans!,
THQ Reports Loss
MAY 6, 2009
Agoura Hills-based video game maker THQ reported its yearly results Wednesday afternoon, reporting that it saw a net loss of $431.1M Tags: video game content earnings
THQ In Deal With Hellboy Director
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Agoura Hills-based THQ announced today that it is in a multi-year deal with the writer and director of Hellboy, Guillermo del Toro, to develop a new trilogy of videogames. THQ said that it is working with Volition Inc. hellboy videogame content guillermo toro games
THQ To Lay Off 600
FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ , a developer and publisher of video games, said Wednesday that it is making "additional cost reduction actions" which includes the layoff of approximately 600 people, or 24 percent of the company's workforce. Tags: employment jobs layoff video content game
THQ Seeks Buyer As Sales Slip
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is looking for a buyer, after reporting less-than-stellar results on Monday afternoon. THQ said it has hired an investment banker to help it consider "strategic alternatives", in hopes of raising additional capital to bring a number of titles to market. In a release, THQ Chairman and CEO acknowledged that the game maker "faces a number of opportunities and challenges" due to needing to operate with limited capital resources.
THQ Opens Up Shop In Montreal
DECEMBER 3, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ announced Thursday afternoon that it has opened up a new studio in Montreal, Quebec, which it says will employ over 400 new people. Tags: montreal game studio content videogame employment
THQ Regains NASDAQ Minimum Bid Compliance
JULY 24, 2012
Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ reported this morning that it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price rule for continued listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. THQ had been hovering below the $1.00 reverse stock split nasdaq videogame content
THQ Gains On UFC Title
JULY 29, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ has swung back into the black, saying Tuesday evening that it had net income of $6.4M Tags: videogame video game content on sales of $243.5M for its fiscal first quarter, on the strength of the firm's new UFC 2009 Undisputed title.
THQ Prevails In Spat With JAKKS Pacific
JULY 27, 2009
Agoura Hills-based THQ disclosed this morning that it has prevailed in a binding arbitration with JAKKS Pacific, over WWE video games sold under a license granted by World Wrestling Entertainment. Tags: jakks pacific video games content legal lawsuit
THQ, DreamWorks Animation In Licensing Deals
DECEMBER 2, 2009
Agoura Hills-baed THQ has inked a number of new licensing deals with Dreamworks Animation SKG , the firms announced this morning. THQ said it will develop interactive games based on the titles on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and wireless devices.