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  • 24Jan

    SEGA acquires Relic Entertainment & IPs owned by THQ

    SEGA has announced that they have acquired all of THQ Canada and some IPs owned by THQ Inc. THQ Canada has developed franchises like “Warhammer 40K Dawn of War” and “Company of Heroes” as Relic Entertainment Studio. “We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family. The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business,” John Cheng, President and CFO, SEGA of America said. “They are a well-respected studio with a reputation for making creative and innovative games and we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.” Follow

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  • 10Sep

    It’s Our Get Excited About Metro: Last Light Contest!

    This past E3 got us quite excited about Metro: Last Light, THQ and 4A Games’ sequel to Metro 2033, which was a first-person shooter/survival horror game that took place in post-apocalyptic Moscow. (It’s also based off of a novel with the same name.) Of course, THQ’s live action trailer of Metro: Last Light also got our hearts aflutter (as well as a minor case of the tearjerkers). As such, we’re so pleased to be able to help get all of you just as excited as we are about this upcoming game. Throughout this week, we will be giving away ONE Steam code a day for Metro 2033. That’s five codes, one a day through Friday, ripe for the picking. So how do you enter? First, you must follow @GamingAngels on Twitter. Secondly, you must tweet @GamingAngels and @MetroVideoGame that you’re excited to #EnterTheMetro or that you want to #EnterTheMetro. How

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  • 23Aug

    A day with WWE 13

    On Saturday THQ took GamingAngels out for a day of WWE celebration. The event was tied into SummerSlam and the announcement of details for THQ’s upcoming title, WWE13. Unfortunately, THQ had no control over the weather that day because it was SUPER HOT at Staples Center. But the heat did not dampen any of the fan’s love for WWE. But the heat did affect me being all pregnant and such. I went through three bottles of water and sat down in semi-shade during the event. While I was sitting, I was crowd watching. Staples Center was sold out for SummerSlam and they came to this pre-party to celebrate their love for particular wrestlers. What I noticed was how family friendly the event was. Families everywhere wore t-shirts for their fav wrestlers (CM Punk seemed the most popular), they stood in line to get pictures with belts, stars, and even on

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  • 10Aug

    Midnight Launch Party for ‘Darksiders’ fans

      THQ will host a launch party for Darksiders II on August 13 starting at 9 p.m. at the GameStop in West Hollywood. Attendees can play the game before buying a copy at the event and Ben Cureton, the game’s lead designer, will sign copies of the game. The party won’t be complete without door prizes. People will have the chance to win posters, game covers signed by Joe Madureira, the creative director, DLC season pass for the game worth $20, the Darksiders  novel “The Abomination Vault,” and the official strategy guide from Prima Games. The West Hollywood GameStop is at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. #117, West Hollywood, CA. The game releases August 14 for Xbox 360 PlayStation3 and PC. Follow

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  • 30Jul

    Darksiders II Hands-on Preview

    THQ held a community event last week for their upcoming, much anticipated title, Darksiders II, during which they let us play the first 8 hours of the game. Coming into the event, I was very nervous about playing Darksiders II for so long, as I didn’t finish the first Darksiders game. The platforming puzzles and over-the-top Zelda cloning proved to be too much for my lack of patience, and I nearly flipped over a coffee table in rage. It really made me sad that I didn’t finish the game, as the story was so great and I really wanted to know how War’s story finished outside of reading a summary on Wikipedia. So having to play a game that could potentially make me flip something that’s not mine in rage really made me anxious. I am so pleased to say that I loved every second I had with Darksiders II.

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  • 13Jul

    SDCC 2012 Preview: South Park: Stick of Truth

    South Park: Stick of Truth is everything you would expect from show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker–a lot of humor, a lot of cleverness, and a lot of offensiveness. I walked out of this preview feeling both horrified and amazed. I’m fairly certain that is what the creators have always gone for. Stick of Truth is about the largest LARPing session you have ever seen. The player takes on the role of the new kid in town and is forced to go make new friends while his/her parents go “wrestle” in the new house. If the new kid tries to go into the house, the father appears in the upstairs window, obviously naked, and yells, “I TOLD YOU TO GO MAKE FRIENDS!” Yep, you’re definitely in South Park. As the new kid wanders down the streets, he’s instantly pulled into this giant LARPing session with all the kids of

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  • 19Jun

    ‘Darksiders II’ The Last Sermon Trailer

    Darksiders II takes Death on a journey to find his fellow horseman, War. In the cinematic trailer, James Cosmo tells the story of Earth’s doom after War started the end of days early. Enjoy the Last Sermon trailer!   Follow

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  • 12Jun

    E3 2012 Preview: THQ Line-up

    THQ had a decent lineup of games that they talked about at E3, however only a couple were available for preview to the media: Company of Heroes, Metro: Last Light and Darksiders II. Other games that were talked about but were sadly not available to demo were WWE13, Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix and South Park: The Stick of Truth. I decided to check out Darksiders and Metro, and I was pleased that I did. Darksiders II: In the demo, you are given a cutscene that describes the history of the world and how the four horsemen came about to combat against the Nephelim. It’s a very nicely animated bit and really sets up the story well. The mission that you go on is to figure out how to free your brother War. Graphics wise the world is beautiful, and damn do I love the horse that you get to

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  • 07Jun

    Darksiders II gets digital comic book series

    E3 isn’t just about the games. Today Dark Horse Comics announced a Darksiders II digital comic series. Darksiders II: Death’s Door, starts right before the Apocolypse takes place. Dark Horse teamed up with Vigil Games and Joe Madureira to put together a story that follows Death on a mission to capture a rogue demon. Written by Andrew Kreisberg (Batman Confidential, Green Arrow and Black Canary, FOX’s Fringe) and drawn by Roger Robinson (Batman: Arkham City, Azrael), Darksiders® II: Death’s Door has some reveals to the upcoming Darksiders II title. Starting July 4th, series will be available tri-weekly releases exclusively online at Dark Horse Digital, Dark Horse Comics iOS and Android app for 99 cents each. If you pre-order Darksiders II, it will come with an exclusive Darksiders II: #0 printed prequel comic from Dark Horse Comics. Follow

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  • 05Jun

    E3 THQ Investor Meeting

    I got to sit in and listen into the THQ Investor Meeting this morning. I was very interested to see what was going to be said, especially with the closing of their San Diego studio due to the sale of the UFC game rights to EA. Not much was said on the studio closing but there was a lot of talk about how they were pleased with the sale and that “this is a win-win situation for us as a company,” said COO Brian Ferrell. Brian went on to talk about how the sale money can go to their other properties that are in development. The talk then shifted into their upcoming games that they are working on: Darksiders 2, Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix, WWE13, Company of Heroes, Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth. Some good tidbits from this part included that they

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