Nordic Games Gives THQ Titles a Home, Including Darksiders, Red Faction and Stuntman

If you were worried that THQ's dissolution would doom some of its most notable franchise to hit the dumpster, your new best friend may just be Nordic Games, which has picked up the rights to several THQ franchises in an auction of the now-defunct company's assets. THQ's auction process ended on April 15. Per the terms of the auction, Nordic Games will have the rights to develop further titles in the Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior and Destroy All Humans … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball 2K12 Slides into Retail for All Platforms

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Major League Baseball 2K12 is now available on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, DS and PC, ensuring just about everyone with a gaming system can play the latest round in 2K Sports' baseball game. MLB 2K12 is developed by Visual Concepts, the development team known for its outstanding production values on its sporting titles. New to the series this year are a dynamic ratings system and revamped throwing system. The new dynamic ratings system is designed to enhance the battle at the plate, while the revamped throwing system makes fielding … [Read more...]

NBA 2K12 Soundtrack: The Full List of Songs

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The NBA 2K12 soundtrack has finally been announced in full, as 2K Sports today unveiled the full list of songs and artists that will be featured in the NBA 2K12 soundtrack when the game hits Xbox 360 and PS3 later this fall. The eclectic NBA 2K12 soundtrack features Eminem & Royce Da 5'9", Kurtis Blow, Cee-Lo, Friendly Fires, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Freddie Gibbs and Travis Barker. The full roster of songs on the NBA 2K12 soundtrack highlights both popular megastars and up-and-coming bands, as you can see below. If you want to pre-order … [Read more...]

Sony Buys Sucker Punch, Developers of Sly Cooper and inFamous

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Sucker Punch has created some great games for Sony, including the Sly Cooper franchise and, more recently, the inFamous games. Sony today recognized that quality by acquiring Sucker Punch Productions, ensuring that all of Sucker Punch's work will remain exclusive to the PS3, PSP, Vita and -- eventually -- the PlayStation 4. Sucker Punch has created some of the most successful games in PlayStation history, with the Sly Cooper and inFamous franchises selling more than seven million units combined.The acquisition adds another creative force to … [Read more...]

Details and New Screenshots for WWE All Stars

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WWE All Stars Create-a-Superstar   WWE All Stars features the greatest roster ever assembled, but that’s not all.  The Create-a-Superstar (CAS) feature in the game contains a robust amount of options for players to make their very own, larger than life Superstars.  Players can customize a number of features, including appearance, ring gear, move set, finisher, entrance and nickname.  Whether interested in making a human being, Ogre, wizard, devil, favorite licensed character or more, WWE All Stars, a wide variety of creations … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball 2K11 Now Available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and More

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2K Sports announced today that Major League Baseball 2K11 is now available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC-DVD, Nintendo DS, PS2 and PSP. Major League Baseball 2K11 features a revamped fielding system; Total Control Pitching, that enables pitchers to paint the corners with pinpoint ac­curacy; Dynamic Player Ratings, that mirror real-life player performances; improved My Player and MLB Today modes; and brand new player models, which provide authenticity like never before. Developed by 2K Sports’ Visual Concepts studio, 2K Sports will once again … [Read more...]

MLB 11: The Show Ships for PS3, with 3D Support

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Sony's hitting it hard with 3D games, with Killzone 3 supporting stereoscopic 3D (review coming Wednesday) and today's release of MLB 11 The Show for PS3 shipping with 3D support as well. MLB 11 The Show, the top-selling and highest-rated baseball video game of this console generation, is also available for the PSP and PS2, sans the 3D functionality. MLB 11 The Show brings fans closer to the Major Leagues than ever before with broadcast-quality gameplay and authentic franchise and season modes, plus a host of new features. Leading off the … [Read more...]

PlayStation 2 Reaches 150 Million Sales Worldwide

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo may be trading blows when it comes to sales and motion-control functionality for the current console generation, but Sony's got the final bragging rights when discussing sales for the past two hardware iterations. The company today announced that worldwide sales of the PlayStation 2 topped 150 million units as of January 31, 2011. Now, what's a console without games? Not much, really. But that's largely why the PS2 has sold so well. Sure, it ushered in the DVD format to households worldwide, but PlayStation 2 also … [Read more...]

Amazon's 17 Days of Deals: Hero Music Games at Deep Discounts

Amazon's running some game discounts as part of their "17 Days of Deals" promo, with today's discounts focused on Hero Music Games. You know, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Hair-Metal-And-Loving-It Hero...they're all on sale. You can find them using this link: Amazon.com Hero Music game discounts. Among the special Hero Music deals, which are available today only, are some of the larger Guitar Hero bundles for 33% off retail (for both Xbox 360 and PS3), DJ Hero bundles for 24% off, stand-alone game software (no instruments or turntables) for 33% off … [Read more...]

Game To Web Functionality and Action Figure Creation Contest for WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2011

THQ Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, the company's recent release in the renowned, simulation-based fighting videogame franchise, offers players unique game-to-web functionality in conjunction with its official community website online at community.smackdownvsraw.com. Through the game's Community Creations feature, players can upload their in-game screenshots taken from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and share them online with others from around the world. A robust Community Creations gallery … [Read more...]