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THQ Inc.
Type Public, (NASDAQTHQI)
Founded 1989 (as Trinity Acquisition Corporation)
Headquarters United States Agoura Hills, California, USA
Area served World Worldwide
Key people Brian J. Farrell (Chairman, CEO, President),
Ian Curran (SVP Int'l Publishing)
Industry Interactive entertainment
Products Red Faction series
Tak series
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Smackdown
Saints Row series
Destroy All Humans! series
Summoner series
UFC Undisputed series
Revenue $830.0 million (2009)[3]
Net income -$431.1 million (2009)
Employees over 1,600 worldwide
Website www.THQ.com

THQ Inc. (Toy Head-Quarters) (NASDAQTHQI) is a worldwide international American developer and publisher of video games. Founded in 1989, the company develops products for video game consoles, handheld game systems, as well as for personal computers and wireless devices.

The company publishes internally created and externally licensed content in its product portfolio. THQ's internally created franchises include Saints Row, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Red Faction, MX vx. ATV, Company of Heroes and others. The company also holds exclusive, long-term licensing agreements with leading sports and entertainment content creators including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Games Workshop (Warhammer 40,000), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Nickelodeon and Disney-Pixar. It has announced net sales of $830.0 million in 2008, down from $1,030.5 million in the year previous. Net losses were $431 million for the 12 months ending March 2009, down from $35.3 million in the year previous.

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History

Trinity Acquisition Corporation was founded in 1989. In 1991, it merged with T*HQ (Toy Head-Quarters), a toy manufacurer and video game company founded around the same time as Trinity Acquisition. The combined company initially adopted the name T*HQ but was eventually renamed to THQ in the mid-1990s.

The company began building out its internal product development capabilities in September 2000 with the acquisition of Volition, Inc. located in Champaign, IL. Since then, THQ's internal studio system has grown to eleven studios across the globe with distinct capabilities across all viable gaming platforms. Studios such as Relic Entertainment, Paradigm Entertainment, Juice Games, Kaos Studios and Volition, Inc., who work on games for next-generation consoles as well as PCs.

THQ's global distribution network includes offices in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as follows: United States, Canada and Mexico; Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom; Australia, Japan, and South Korea. Key THQ Wireless brands include Star Wars, WWE and certain Disney-Pixar properties. THQ Wireless serves content via many major carriers worldwide including Sprint, Motorola, Nokia (N-gage), AT&T, Sony-Ericsson, Orange in Europe and others.

Major franchises include games based on THQ's long standing licensing relationships with WWE, Disney/Pixar and Nickelodeon. The company also holds long-term rights to Bratz from MGA Entertainment and Warhammer 40,000 from Games Workshop.

In 2006, THQ acquired Vigil Games.[1]

On May 10, 2007, THQ reported its highest annual sales figures and net profits ever for the fiscal year which ended March 31. THQ's revenues reached over $1 billion.

In March 2008, THQ announced they were to develop the world's first ever cheerleading game using the Wii Balance Board.[2]

On November 3, 2008 the company closed five of its internal studios.[3]

In March 2009, THQ spun off Heavy Iron Studios and Incinerator Studios as independent companies, and announced it was looking to sell Big Huge Games.

In May 2009, THQ agreed to sell Big Huge Games to 38 Studios.

In August 2009, THQ acquired Midway Studios San Diego for $200K. The sale of the studio includes all assets, except for the TNA iMPACT! video game.[4]

In February 2010, they announced that Juice Games and Rainbow Studios would be part of a reshuffle, and would now bare the title THQ Digital Warrington and THQ Digital Phoenix respectively. It is said 60 members of staff face redundancies between THQ's US Rainbow studio and the UK Juice Game's studio. [5]

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Play THQ
Type Children's division of THQ
Founded 2007
Headquarters USA
Industry Children's entertainment
Products Cars Mater-National
Nicktoons: Globs of Doom
All Star Cheer Squad
WALL-E
Naked Brothers Band
Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition
Parent THQ, Inc.
Website www.PlayTHQ.com
  • Play THQ is the family division of THQ, founded in 2007. Its first game was Cars Mater-National. Additional games published include licensed material such as SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom, WALL-E, Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno, and original properties such as Lock's Quest. Play THQ is best known for publishing Disney/Pixar and Nickelodeon games.
  • Slingdot
  • THQ Wireless
  • ValuSoft in Minneapolis, MN, founded in 1997, acquired in 2002

Defunct

Upcoming games

2010

  • Homefront (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows)
  • Metro 2033 (Xbox 360, Windows)
  • World of Outlaws:Sprint Cars (Xbox 360)
  • UFC 2010 Undisputed (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP)[11]
  • WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Playstaion Portable)

2011

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Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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THQ
THQ's company logo.
Founded January 1, 2006
Located Agoura Hills, California, USA
Website http://www.thq.com

THQ Inc. is a worldwide international American developer and publisher of video games. Founded in 1989, the company develops products for video game consoles, handheld game systems, as well as for personal computers and wireless devices.

The company publishes internally created and externally licensed content in its product portfolio. THQ's internally created franchises include Saints Row, Company of Heroes and others. The company also holds exclusive, long-term licensing agreements with leading sports and entertainment content creators including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Games Workshop (Warhammer 40,000), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Nickelodeon and Disney-Pixar.

History

The company began building out its internal product development capabilities in 2001 with the acquisition of Volition located in Champaign, IL. Since then, THQ's internal studio system has grown to eleven studios across the globe with distinct capabilities across all viable gaming platforms. Studios such as Relic Entertainment, Paradigm Entertainment, Juice Games, Kaos Studios and Volition, Inc., who are working on games for next generation of consoles as well as PCs.

On May 10, 2007, THQ reported its highest annual sales figures and net profits ever for the fiscal year which ended March 31. THQ's revenues reached over $1 billion. In 2008, THQ ranked 23rd on the list of largest software companies in the world.

In March 2008, THQ announced they were to develop the world's first ever cheerleading game using the Wii Balance Board.

On November 3, 2008 the company closed a number of its studios.

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  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2

Gaming

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THQ Inc.
Type Public
Founded 1989 (as Trinity Acquisition Corporation)
Headquarters Calabasas, California, USA
Products
Parent Company N/A
Website http://www.thq.com


THQ, Inc. (Toy Headquarters) is a developer and publisher of videogames.

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