THQ Names Communications Exec

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said Tuesday that it has named Angela Emery as the firm's Vice President of Corporate Communications. MacMedan also was VP of Investor Relations, which THQ said it is planning to hire.

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THQ Files For Bankruptcy

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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. As part of the move, THQ said it has received commitments for debtor-in possession (DIP) financing of approximately $37.5

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THQ Launches UFC Facebook Game

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ said this morning that it has launched a new, UFC-themed Facebook game. THQ said it has tied with Zuffa, LLC to launch UFC Undisputed Fight Nation, a Facebook game based on the mixed martial arts organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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THQ Bankruptcy Sale Delayed

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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. The ruling came after the company's lenders and others who had complained that the original timeframe for THQ's bankruptcy sale was too short.

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THQ Chops 30

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Agoura Hills-based THQ , the developer of videogames, has cut 30 of its staff, due to poor performance of its uDraw tablet for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3.

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THQ Inks Distribution Deal

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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.

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THQ, WWE Expand Marketing Efforts

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ , and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), said this morning they are in a new marketing agreement.

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THQ Revives Korean BBQ Truck

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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.

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THQ, Twentieth Century Fox Tie On RIO

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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.

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THQ Gains Credit Facility

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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.

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THQ Releases Homefront Sales Figures

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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.

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THQ Launches New Distribution Effort

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Agoura Hills-based videogame publisher THQ said today that it has launched a new unit called THQ Partners , which it says will provide "select" developers and publishers with access to its global retail and online publishing network.

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THQ Names Good As EVP

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Agoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ announced today that it has promoted Martin Good to Executive Vice President, Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. THQ said that Good will report to CEO Brian Farrell.

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THQ Names Production VP

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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. READ MORE>>. executive production videogame content

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THQ Sets Saints Row Sequel

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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.

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THQ Sets Deepak Chopra Title Release

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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.

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THQ Signs Innovative Leisure

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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. THQ said that Innovative Studio was founded by Seamus Blackley, technical director of the original Xbox, and includes a number of designers best known for their roles at Atari.

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THQ, ngmoco Ties On Star Wars Title

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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.

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THQ Taps Joyent For Infrastructure

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Agoura Hills-based THQ reports today that it has selected Joyent , a provider of cloud infrastructure services, to provide it with support in the social games space. THQ said that it will use Joyent to support its turn-key development and publishing for its social gaming development teams.

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THQ Auctions Off Additional Games

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Bankrupt videogame maker THQ said Monday afternoon that it has received $6.55M in the sale of six additional lots of its intellectual property, from three buyers. THQ has been auctioning off its entire slate of videogames, after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. THQ was based in Agoura Hills. The firm said it received $4.9M from Nordic Games Licing AB for its titles Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, other owned software (includes Destroy all Humans!,

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THQ Reorgs Studios, Cuts Staff

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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.

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Rumors Swirl Around THQ

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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."

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THQ Ties With Random House Publishing

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Agoura-based THQ , the videogame maker, reported today that it has linked with publisher Random House Publishing Group , where the two will co-develop intellectual property. Random House and THQ said the two will develop a collection of games and books, as well as other media.

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THQ Ships New uDraw Tablet

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Agoura Hills-based THQ announced today that it is shipping an updated gaming accessory for the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 tomorrow, its uDraw GameTablet.

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THQ Selects Crytek For New Homefront Title

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Agoura Hills-based videogames firm THQ said this morning that it has linked with gaming developer Crytek , to develop its next title in its Homefront franchise. Homefront is THQ's post-apocalyptic, first-person-shooter (FPS) action game, which involves North Korea invading the United States.

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Report: THQ Cutting 170

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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.

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THQ Chops Studios In Realignment

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Agoura Hills-based THQ , the videogame maker, said late Tuesday that it is chopping two studios and a team, as part of a "strategic realignment" of its operations.

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THQ Details Buyers, Numbers After Fire Sale

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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. THQ detailed the sale Wednesday night, saying the company's estate will receive approximately $72M in total through the sales of its owned studios and games in development.

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THQ, WWE, JAKKS In Settlement

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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.

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THQ Plans Next WWE Installment

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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.

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THQ Signs Turtle Rock Studios

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Agoura Hills-based videogame publisher THQ said Thursday that it has signed Turtle Rock Studios , a game development studio, for an upcoming, un-named title.

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THQ Raises Q4 Outlook

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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.

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THQ Chopped Into Tiny Pieces, Scattered To The Winds

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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. According to a letter to THQ employees from CEO Brian Farrell, obtained by Kotaku, THQ did not go to a single bidder i na 22 hour auction process yesterday--and instead, will be going to multiple bidders. Farrell said that THQ now expects those sales to close this week.

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THQ Revives 80's Cartoon Voltron

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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.

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THQ Loses Publishing VP

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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.

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