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THQ back catalog auction results

Joystiq has obtained details on the winning auction bids for the various back catalog items from THQ's intellectual properties that were for sale in the most recent round of the former publisher's bankruptcy auctions. We've listed the winning bids and runners up below.

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majiebeast1254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

"Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Other Owned Software (includes Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and more), and Other Licensed Software (includes Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and more) (IP)
Winning bid: $4.9 million from Nordic Games Licensing AB"

WTF and NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a publisher that cant support any of these game or give them the budgets they need im not impressed by their published games this is like a C rated publisher.

Im depressed between this and Homeworld going to FPSBOX software.

List of games they published that i pulled of wikipedia.

A Vampire Tale (2012)
Alan Wake (2012)
Hard Truck 2 King of the Road (2002)
AquaNox (2001)
AquaNox 2: Revelation (2003)
Archangel (2002)
Arx Fatalis (2002)
Chaser (2003)
Cultures 2: The Gates of Asgard (2002)
Dungeon Lords MMXII (2012)
Gothic II (2002; Atari)
Gothic II: Night of the Raven - Expansion Pack (2003; German & 2005; English)
Gothic 3 (2006)
Gothic 3: The Beginning - (for Mobile Phone) (2008)
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods - Expansion Pack (2008)
Gothic Universe - Collection Pack (2008)
Arcania: Gothic 4 (2010)
ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif (2011)
ArcaniA - The Complete Tale (2013)
Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002 (2002)
Freak Out: Extreme Freeride (2007)
Neighbours from Hell (2003)
Neighbours from Hell 2: On Vacation (2004)
Rally Trophy (2001)
Transport Giant (2004)
Silent Storm (2003)
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (2003)
Spellforce: The Breath of Winter - Expansion Pack (2004)
Spellforce: Shadow of the Phoenix - Expansion Pack (2005)
Legend of Kay (2005)
Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars (2006)
Spellforce 2: Dragon Storm - Expansion Pack (2007)
Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny - Expansion Pack (2012)
Space Force: Rogue Universe (2007)
Spellforce Universe - Collection Pack (2008)
Painkiller: Overdose (2007)
Painkiller Universe - Collection Pack (2008)
Painkiller: Resurrection (2009)
Painkiller: Redemption (2011)
Painkiller: Recurring Evil (2012)
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (2012)
Rochard (2012)
The Guild 2 (2006)
The Guild 2: Pirates of The European Sea - Expansion Pack (2007)
The Guild 2: Venice - Expansion Pack (2008)
The Guild 2: Renaissance - Expansion Pack (2010)
The Book of Unwritten Tales (2010)
The Sting! (2001)
Torchlight (2009)
Yoga Wii (2009)
The Golden Horde (2008)
Söldner: Secret Wars (2004)
Cold Zero: No Mercy (2003)
Lethal Dreams: Circle of Fate (2003)
K.Hawk: Survival Instincts (2003)

NYC_Gamer1254d ago

All those franchises are now dead and its not even funny

majiebeast1254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

Yeah im sad byebye Darksiders your Journey was too short.

This is worse then Crytek getting Darksiders atleast they would have the man power and money to make a proper sequel.

time to pull out the FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU this is like such a depressing month for the industry with the closure of lucas arts. Now the worst case scenario at the thq auction.

They just bought those IP's for the legacy sales and the IP's are just gonna gather dust no real sequel is gonna be made.

HammadTheBeast1254d ago

^ Sometimes death is a better option than a half-life.

aliengmr1254d ago

Ummm, no they aren't.

They aren't AAA's with zillion dollar budgets but they aren't dead.

2 things:

1. Why spend 4 mill to not do anything with the license?

2. Why go all "pre-order cancelled" when nothing is being worked on?

Ohh and if its "budget" you're worried about, even AAAs fail, so maybe wait until there is actually something to be depressed about.

kma2k1254d ago

Alan Wake is the only game on that list i played/enjoyed.

KaBaW1254d ago

Ever tried Torchlight? If you like Diablo, you may like it!

Mottsy1254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

Torchlight was really well done. Torchlight 2 is looking even better.

Edit for Torchlight 2 gameplay video

Chris5581253d ago

2013 not knowing gothic 1-2 are the best wrpg ever made ishidigydy

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Wigriff1254d ago

Ugh... Spellforce 2 was about as much fun as setting myself on fire, and significantly less exciting.

adorie1254d ago

*looks at Majiebeast's comment*
*depressingly closes eyes*
*closes tab*

Ausbo1254d ago

Nordic games absolutely cleaned up!!!!!

Yodagamer1253d ago

Tbh none of those franchises probably had big budgets at the end of thq's life and they did fine with that. Heck the only reason why darksider II didn't have multiplayer was due to the lack of funding. The darksiders games only had to sell 1 million copies to be a financial success.

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animegamingnerd1254d ago

i have no idea who nordic games are

Chrono1254d ago

Previously known as JoWooD Entertainment.

silvacrest1254d ago

i wish sony bought darksiders just to give it the treatment i know sony santa monica would give it

Moncole1254d ago

Sony Santa Monica only makes action games while Darksiders is an action adventure game with puzzle solving. I don't think Sony Santa Monica would be a good choice

cee7731254d ago

every god of war game has puzzles lol.

Moncole1254d ago

I never said GOW didn't have puzzles. If Sony SM wanted to make a Darksiders game than they would have told Sony and Sony could have bought it.

kneon1254d ago

I tried to play Darksiders but it just seemed like a poorly done GOW. So why would Sony Santa Monica want this when they have the real thing?

rpd1231254d ago

Honestly I find Darksiders a lot more enjoyable than God of War. The concept is really cool and I dig the 90's comic style character designs they have going on.

kma2k1254d ago

Depressing I loved darksiders, red faction, & destroy all humans.

Freedomland1253d ago

Do you think they have spent millions of dollars for nothing?
They must have plans for these franchises.
Be patient, you will hear about these games soon.

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