Happy Wednesday! Well, maybe not SO happy. THQ filed for bankruptcy today, The War Z got removed from Steam less than 24 hours after its debut amid rumors of fraud, and episode 1 of The Walking Dead is FREE on iOS for a limited time!
Happy Wednesday! Well, maybe not SO happy. THQ filed for bankruptcy today, The War Z got removed from Steam less than 24 hours after its debut amid rumors of fraud, and EA seems keen to crank up the DRM for SimCity. In happier news, episode 1 of The Walking Dead is FREE on iOS for a limited time, and we have winners for our Street Fighter X Tekken contest!
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The launch of a survival-based zombie MMO should be a joyous occasion, with children singing songs of gratitude and greatness. With The War Z's arrival on Steam, however, the only songs being sung are those of deceit and betrayal. (Jim Sterling)
Following complaints of wrongful advertising and mismanagement of the Steam community, controversial MMO The War Z is no longer available to buy from Steam. Yep, it's gone! (Jim Sterling)
THQ has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with stalking-horse bidder Clearlake Capital Group "to acquire substantially all of the assets of THQ's operating business, including THQ's four owned studios and games in development," it was announced today in a press release. The publisher has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware. (Jordan Devore)
A Reddit AMA thread can do wonders for somebody's publicity, as companies and personalities engage directly with one of the largest online communities. However, Maxis didn't quite get what it wanted from the system, after revealing the newest SimCity's ludicrous DRM policy. (Jim Sterling)
Now is the perfect chance to find out what all the hype is about if you own an iPhone or iPad as the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Game is available for free. Telltale has confirmed to us that the game will be free for "less than one week," so you better act fast if you want in on the craze. (Hamza Aziz)