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THQ Auctioning Off Unsold Game Properties

After a long painful struggle down the financial slope, THQ was finally forced to close up shop last month. The company had devised a quick fire sale in hopes of keeping its identity and assets intact, but a judge's ruling kept the scheme from actually happening. Instead, THQ was forced to auction off its properties. Koch Media, Ubisoft, Sega, Take-Two, and Crytek all dug in to buy off THQ's various studios and IPs. Unfortunately, quite a few of THQ's bigger IPs were left untouched, leaving the future of series like Darksiders, Red Faction, and Homeworld in doubt.

THQ will be holding another auction for the rest of its owned properties on April 1. has listed out the six lots up for grabs:

Lot 1: Red Faction

  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction Armageddon
  • Red Faction 2
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Lot 2: Homeworld

  • Homeworld
  • Homeworld 2

Lot 3: MX

  • MX Alive
  • MX vs ATV Untamed
  • MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
  • MX Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV: On The Edge

Lot 4: Darksiders

  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders 2

Lot 5: Other Owned Software

  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • Elements of Destruction
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • Fantastic Pets
  • All Star Karate
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Beat City
  • Juiced
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  • Big Beach Sports
  • Big Beach Sports 2
  • Lock's Quest: Construction Combat
  • Big Family Games
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Crawler
  • Pax Imperia
  • de Blob
  • de Blob 2
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Summoner
  • Summoner 2
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Deep Six
  • Terranium
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  • The Outfit
  • Titan Quest
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  • uDraw
  • Dood's Big Adventure
  • World of Zoo
  • Drawn to Life
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

Lot 6: Licensed Software

  • Costume Quest
  • Stacking
  • Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  • Daniel X (SueJack)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  • Deepak Chopra's Leela (Curious Holdings)
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
  • Jeopardy
  • Jeopardy 2
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Truth or Lies
  • Let's Ride Best of Breed
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wheel of Fortune 2
  • World of Zoo
  • Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  • Worms 2
  • Worms Battle Islands
  • Worms Open Warfare
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
  • Nexuiz
  • Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
  • Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
  • PurrPals 2
  • Rio
  • You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision)
  • Rocket Riot
  • Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)

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  • sliem
    Some fine games there. Too bad.
  • balister
    While Homeworld was really good and Homeworld 2 was ok, I don't see where they can really go with the Homeworld series as Homeworld 2 really put a kibosh on future stories for the Homeworld series.

    I definitely would like to see someone pick up Darksiders and go forward with the story there. It would be nice to play as both Fury and Strife and see who is really behind what's going on (as can be seen in the ending of DS2 with who Lilith is talking too).
  • Hopefully EA will sell off its AAA properties in the not too distant future.
  • wannabepro
    I sooo want to buy Red Faction
    I'd turn it into the most hardcore multiplayer game ever, with destructible environments, vehicles, everything.

    We need a kickstarter to save that series. The graphics in it were just amazing. And the gameplay was pretty good too.
  • Draven35
    Wish i had some real game industry experience, I'd put up a Kickstarter to snag Homeworld.
  • joz
    Red Faction!

  • darkavenger123
    I want to buy Darksiders!! :P But seriously, i think CAPCOM will do good to buy Darksiders since they're pro with 3rd person action games like DMC series.
  • opmopadop
    A few good memories hiding in these titles and I remember when THQ was the little guy too ;-)

    I'm guessing some independent will pick up the scraps, maybe.
  • A Bad Day
    opmopadopA few good memories hiding in these titles and I remember when THQ was the little guy too ;-)I'm guessing some independent will pick up the scraps, maybe.
    Or EA.

    "How many games can we flush down the toliet?"
  • ojas
    Wish interplay would auction off FreeSpace...