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THQ Inc. (short for "Toy Head-Quarters") was a video game publisher and developer based in California. Originally a publisher of licensed games during the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, it had since expanded its product to include original franchises such as Saints Row, Company of Heroes, and Destroy All Humans!.

During the seventh generation, THQ had gone through some tough financial times. It closed down several studios, laid off thousands of workers, and moved on from licensed properties based on kids' shows to focus on owned IPs. This all came to a head on December 19, 2012, as THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its fate was sealed when it auctioned off most of its properties on January 23, 2013. It ultimately sold the following properties:

In June of 2014, Nordic Games announced that they had acquired the THQ trademark. Two years later, they officially changed their name to THQ Nordic to take advantage of THQ's brand awareness, as many of the franchises Nordic acquired in the auction are still heavily associated with the latter brand. In February of 2018, they acquired Koch Media, and by extension Deep Silver, bringing Volition and their franchisees back under their ownership.

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