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Brisk Warhammer Sales

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MARCH 6, 2009 • THQ got some needed good news with brisk sales of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. The PC title raced ahead to the top of computer game charts, with estimates of selling 300,000 units in the U.S. In the U.K., the game did well enough to come in at No. 3 on the overall sales chart behind Stree…..
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THQ Closes Zurich Office

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FEBRUARY 26, 2009 • THQ closed its International Office in Zürich as part of a cost-reduction restructuring. The closure comes a year after the office had been opened to facilitate the publisher global expansion plans. On March 18, THQ notifi ed employees at its Big Huge Games studio that it may be closed i…..
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Nordic Region Report

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FEB. 19, 2009 • The year 2008 saw ups and downs for the Scandinavian countries of Europe. In Sweden 2008 the game sales reached €285 million, which is an increase with 34.0 percent compared to 2007. The unit volume was the same year-on-year with 7.7 million games. The most likely culprit being the wider …..
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THQ Expands in China

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SEPT. 4, 2008 • THQ confirmed it will open a new office in Shanghai to court publishing and development partners in China. The company is interested in both online and packaged games for the market. Later this year THQ will release Company of Heroes Online in Asia with its Chinese partner Shanda Interactive. The latter is a free-to-pay game with micro-transaction options. Impact: THQ has been quietly looking to build up a presence both in Asia and in…..
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Funcom and Age of Conan

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AUG 17, 2008 • On May 20, 2008 one of the most anticipated online games of the year was released by Funcom, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Conan was highly anticipated and got off to a quick start. After only a week, Funcom issued a press release claiming over 400,000 gamers had entered th…..
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JULY 22, 2008 • Autodesk has been a leading software tools provider since it was founded back in 1982.  Over the years, Autodesk has expanded its game tool software portfolio through a series of acquisitions. In February of this year, Autodesk announced it was purchasing Kynogon SA, a Paris-based provider of artificial intelligence middleware for the video game industry.  The acquisition was finalized in May and Kynogon was folded into the newly created Game …..
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