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THQ set to auction off unbought IPs (Darksiders, Red Faction), bidding due April

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Many of the IPs belonging to the troubled publisher THQ, such as Darksiders and Red Faction, were sadly not picked up during their recent bankruptcy auction, leaving many of those series’ longtime fans weeping. Today, it was revealed that their may be hope left for those unbought franchises.

THQ has announced that it will auction off their unpurchased franchises in six sets or ‘lots,’ those being the following:

  • Darksiders
  • Red Faction
  • Homeworld
  • MX (Includes MX vs. ATV)
  • Other Owned Software (Summoner, Destroy All Humans!, etc)
  • Other Licensed Software (Worms, Supreme Commander, etc)

THQ is confident that all of them will be bought by mid-May, stating that over 100 parties are interested in bidding and that a “vigorous sale is anticipated.” First bids are due on April 1, the publisher says, while final bidding will commence on April 15.

Stay tuned for more news on the state of these dormant but promising franchises.

Thanks, Polygon

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Adds Chinese-American Stories and Chinese Localization

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine will be receiving a new content update featuring Chinese-American stories, including full Chinese language support.

According to Steam, a new content update entitled “Gold Mountain” is available for anyone who owns the game. The update focuses on new tales focusing on Chinese Americans and their impact on American history and culture. The Steam update also explains the reasoning for including these stories:

“The Gold Mountain update was created to honor the millions of Chinese-Americans generally overlooked in American history. We hope that you enjoy the new original stories that are included in the update and look forward to reading all of your thoughts.”

Additionally, the ‘Gold Mountain’ update includes full Chinese language support for the game’s ‘Fireside Chats’, which is a free standalone experience that adds exclusive story content to the game’s 16 characters. The full Chinese version of the main game will release once the Chinese localization team, led by Ryan Zhang, finishes the new content.

OnlySP’s Derek Swinhart was left disappointed by the game when it released last year, stating that it promised “a long and exciting road-trip across unknown territory, but ends up only offering flat tires and postcards of better places.”

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