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Tak… gets a TV show

By Spencer . August 10, 2007 . 3:00am

He isn’t the first video game character to get a computer animated series and Tak certainly won’t be the last. However, there is something unusual about Tak’s silver screen debut. Like why? I can think of plenty of other games that sold more copies than the Tak trilogy and there are many more iconic video […]

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Punk Rock game developers bring Screwjumper to the Xbox 360?

By Spencer . August 1, 2007 . 8:29pm

It’s unknown so we’re going to bring it up. The ESRB has a listing up for Screwjumper for the Xbox 360 with Valusoft, THQ’s budget division, as the publisher. While this is not confirmed in any way shape or form it looks like this game might be the first project from Frozen Codebase. They announced […]

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Partial list of playable games at Comic Con ‘07 (update 1)

By Spencer . July 26, 2007 . 7:34am

If you’re planning to go to Comic Con later this week here is a glimpse of what you can play in the exhibitor hall. It might not be E3, but there are some great games to check out like Zak & Wiki and Blue Dragon.   Capcom Booth Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (DS) Devil […]

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THQ publishing a game based on Are you smarter than a Fifth grader?

By Spencer . July 18, 2007 . 11:45am

Gamefly says yes for the Nintendo DS. There are two things unusual about the listing. Pending an accurate listing, the license got snapped up fast, unless THQ hashed out a licensing deal prior to the show’s debut. Also THQ’s game didn’t appear on Nintendo’s official DS list, which was a source of announcements for other […]

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Panzer Dragoon Orta AND Jet Set Radio Future run on the Xbox 360

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 11:55am

Way after I thought all hope was lost for Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, Mike over from Deeko News dropped a jaw dropping tip (thanks!) that two of my favorite Xbox titles Panzer Dragon Orta and Jet Set Radio are backwards compatible. That’s not all though! The long list of backwards compatible titles also includes:   […]

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Video game aliens compared: Japan versus the USA

By Spencer . March 1, 2007 . 10:03am

  We see aliens in tons of video games as menacing enemies, but THQ decided to turn the tables in Destroy All Humans let people play a stereotypical alien. While Destroy All Humans was released way back in ’05, Japan is just getting a chance to try it out thanks to Sega. There is a […]

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Video game stocks after the Dow Jones dips

By Spencer . February 27, 2007 . 2:45pm

If you’ve been watching the market today or flipping through the news, you probably noticed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a huge hit. The index plunged 400 points (3%) and nearly all stocks dropped in price, including video game related stocks. Who lost the least?   No big video game publisher stocks are […]

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Making dream fights in WWE: Smackdown vs. Raw

By Spencer . January 31, 2007 . 2:57pm

I’ve never been into THQ’s Smackdown vs. Raw series, but the character creation system has given me some incentive to check it out. Using Smackdown vs. Raw’s character creator one gamer a fight between Ronald McDonald and the Hamburgler. Below are some more pictures of matches between Jill Valentine and Nemesis and a tag time […]

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THQ snags the Ultimate Fighting Championship license

By Spencer . January 17, 2007 . 7:14am

THQ worked out a deal with Zuffa to become the exclusive publisher for licensed games based on the UFC until 2011. The agreement gives THQ the rights to use the images of fighters, the “octagon” and other UFC content like the Spike TV reality show. THQ also holds the license for the WWE games, which […]

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Lego Star Wars now on your phone

By Spencer . January 2, 2007 . 1:40pm

THQ Wireless released Lego Star Wars II Mobile, which is nothing like Lego Star Wars except for the character models. Instead of running around with a hybrid Luke Skywalker wookie with a lightsaber you’re restricted to a trusty blaster. The gameplay also changed from an action game to something similar to Metal Gear Solid where […]

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We have more Wii box art

By Spencer . October 6, 2006 . 5:45am

From Avatar: The Last Airbender to Zelda: Twilight Princess we have thirteen pictures of cover art for upcoming Wii games. See anything special in the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz artwork that’s not in any of the other covers?  

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What to play on Wii: Third Party title list until 2007

By Spencer . September 14, 2006 . 8:27am

  As part of the press briefing Nintendo showcased all of the Third Party Launch titles to look forward to in the near future.   Activision Call of Duty 3 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Rapala Tournament Fishing Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam World Series of Poker   Atari Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2   Atlus Trauma […]

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Saints Row region free, get it cheaper by importing

By Spencer . September 4, 2006 . 8:50am

Play-Asia confirmed that the Asian version of Saints Row for the Xbox 360 is region free. The game normally retails for $59.99, but the Asian release costs a mere $39.99 so you can actually save some cash by importing the game. Clearly inspired from the Grand Theft Auto series, Saints Row has open world gameplay, […]

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Ninety Nine Nights sells well in the UK

By Spencer . August 30, 2006 . 1:53pm

This weeks UK sales charts show THQ’s Cars holding the number one spot, New Super Mario Bros. in second place and The Sims 2 staying steady at number three. Ninety Nine Nights was just released on August 25th and the sales charts ending on the August 26th show that Ninety Nine Nights in the fifth […]

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The nominees for best games developed in Canada are…

By Spencer . August 10, 2006 . 12:31pm

Taking place on September 14, 2006 is the first annual Canadian Awards for Electronic and Animated Arts. The CAEAA just released their list of nominated games. One of the rules for a nomination is that the game had to have some development in Canada. The list is heavily bent towards Ubisoft with Peter Jackson’s King […]

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How THQ plans to use the Wiimote

By Spencer . July 25, 2006 . 10:42am

We already have seen some of Nintendo’s plans on how to use the Wii controller and they have some creative ideas. Just look at Wario Ware Smooth Moves. What about the third party developers? What do they think of when they were designing games for the Wii controller? On the Wii controller THQ compares it […]

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