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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. (Dev, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   949d 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)
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NYC_Gamer  +   949d ago
All those franchises are now dead and its not even funny
majiebeast  +   949d 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.
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HammadTheBeast  +   949d ago
^ Sometimes death is a better option than a half-life.
aliengmr  +   949d 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.
kma2k  +   949d ago
Alan Wake is the only game on that list i played/enjoyed.
BX81  +   949d ago
KaBaW  +   949d ago
Ever tried Torchlight? If you like Diablo, you may like it!
Mottsy  +   948d ago
Torchlight was really well done. Torchlight 2 is looking even better.

Edit for Torchlight 2 gameplay video

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Chris558  +   948d ago
2013 not knowing gothic 1-2 are the best wrpg ever made ishidigydy
Wigriff  +   949d ago
Ugh... Spellforce 2 was about as much fun as setting myself on fire, and significantly less exciting.
slapedurmomsace  +   949d ago
thank you, just thank you
adorie  +   949d ago
*looks at Majiebeast's comment*
*depressingly closes eyes*
*closes tab*
Ausbo  +   949d ago
Nordic games absolutely cleaned up!!!!!
Yodagamer  +   948d 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.
animegamingnerd  +   949d ago
i have no idea who nordic games are
Lucreto  +   949d ago
They did nothing noteworthy
Chrono  +   949d ago
Previously known as JoWooD Entertainment.
silvacrest  +   949d ago
i wish sony bought darksiders just to give it the treatment i know sony santa monica would give it
Moncole  +   949d 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
cee773  +   949d ago
every god of war game has puzzles lol.
Moncole  +   949d 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.
kneon  +   949d 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?
rpd123  +   949d 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.
kma2k  +   949d ago
Depressing I loved darksiders, red faction, & destroy all humans.
Freedomland  +   948d 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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kirbyu  +   949d ago
I was hoping Drawn to Life would go to Nintendo so we'd get Drawn to Life: Mario.
coolbeans  +   949d ago
Current list (still developing)
Homeworld (Lot 2) (IP)
Winning bid: $1.35M - Gearbox Software

Darksiders (Lot 4), Red Faction (Lot 1), MX vs ATV (Lot 3), Other Owned Software from Lot 5 (includes Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and more), and Other Licensed Software from Lot 6 (includes Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and more) (IP)
Winning bid: $4.9 million from Nordic Games Licensing AB (as mentioned above)

Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (A specific pull from Lot 5) (IP)
Winning bid: $300,000 - 505 Games
ShAkKa  +   949d ago
This is so fking sad.
oof46  +   949d ago
While I'm a bit dismayed a more well known publisher did not pick up Red Faction, here's hoping Nordic Games does right by the license.

They are a publisher, not a developer guys. Hopefully, they give the license to developers that have the vision to create a reboot of this franchise I love.
matrixman92  +   949d ago
anyone remember Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy? whatever happened to that ip..I loved the first game
SlavisH2  +   949d ago
i was hoping crytec got something
coolbeans  +   949d ago
They didn't. :(
RFornillos4  +   949d ago
sad, and at the same time glad that those IPs have been taken in by other companies, which means there's still hope for those IPs.

for Nordic, yes they may not be the best publisher out there, but who knows, they're a publishing company so they can license to other developers which means the game can still be developed by quality devs. and you have to admit, Nordic did a better job surviving the gaming industry better than THQ.

oh. whatever happened to crytek bidding for Darksiders? was that all talk?
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BitbyDeath  +   949d ago
Nordic Games - "So.. you take a cheque?"
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legend911  +   948d ago
Metro: Last Light was also licensed, fail article is fail.

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