The sad end of THQ became very real this week as their assets were sold off at auction. Many of our favourite titles will live to see another day, but it's sad all the same. In brighter news, we've seen Nintendo finally give themselves a boot up the arse and announce some decent games and even HMV looks like it will continue to survive.
Reviews include the latest EDF game for the PS Vita and Croixleur on the PC. Features include Matt's hands-on with the latest build of Tomb Raider, a wishlist for Halo 4 in 2013, various retro Mario Kart lookbacks, podcasts, a video of the first 20 minutes of The Cave, a look at where THQ's assets have gone and a fond look at some of the best THQ games on this generation of consoles.
- UK Games Charts | 19th January 2013: A fine debut for DMC.
- "The Problem Isn't Sexism" - EA's Toledano on Women In The Industry: Staying out of this one.
- Report: Atari US Files For Bankruptcy To Start Afresh: Sorry, used up my sympathy on THQ.
- Suppliers Rally To 'Keep HMV On The High Street': It ain't over until it's over.
- American McGee: EA "Wanted To Trick Gamers" With Disingenuous Marketing: You should have tweeted everyone that your game was terrible to be fair then.
- Kaz Hirai On PS4 Reveal Timing: "Why Go First?": Because you don't want a launch period to last three years again.
- Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe: What. Is. This? Watch the trailer.
- HMV: Hilco Assumes Control Of Debt, Rescue Deal Possible: And they're back, for now.
- Resident Evil: Revelations Confirmed For PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii U: But not the Vita.
- LEGO City Undercover Trailer Makes Us Want It Even More: Come on PS3/360 version!
- Ni No Kuni Trailer Fills Us With Whimsy: No it doesn't *back in your cage Brendan! -Matt*
- Nintendo Working On 3D Mario Title and Mario Kart For Wii U: The news you've been waiting for?
- Nintendo Working On Two Zelda Titles For Wii U: The other news you wanted.
- THQ Sale Blowout: Here's Where All Of The Assets Went: The vultures descend.
- Sony Europe Fined £250K For PSNgate, Will Look To Appeal: Fancy their chances?
- Cliffy B Schools Saints Row In Tweet Barrage: "Lose The Gimps And Dildos": Lose the big-heading attitude and sense of self importance please.
- Visceral on Microtransactions: "A Lot of Players Need Instant Gratification": "Ain't nobody got time for that."
- Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Review | EDF! EDF!: Expensive. Dirty. Filth?
- Croixleur Review | Two Girls, One Tower: More anime schoolgirls for your shame.
- Tomb Raider Extensive Hands-On Preview | Actually Raiding Tombs: Hurry up, Lara!
- Top Ten Tuesdays | Halo 4 Multiplayer - 2013 Wishlist: We like it, but we want more!
- Opening Scenes | The Cave Gameplay - First 20 Minutes: Needs more Gollum.
- COMMENT | The THQ Post-Mortem: Who's gone where after the demise of THQ.
- The Showdown | Super Mario Kart vs. Mario Kart 64:Sonic Racing would kick both their asses.
- Game Buzz | Episode 16 - Dismembering THQ: The team chat about THQ.
- Why We Love... Baby Park: The Mario Kart track takes Matt down memory lane
- PWNCAST | Season 3: Episode 3 - Nintendo Rising: Things are finally looking up for the Wii U.
- The Sunday Seven: THQ’s Best Games This Gen: My picks for THQ's best games.