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News: THQ IP Auction Saves Darksiders, others

THQ IP Auction Saves Darksiders, others

Nordic Games steps in.

Stricken publisher THQ has published the results of the second part of its intellectual property auction, and it seems that some franchises that we thought we had seen the last of have been pulled out of the fire, for better or worse. The main big spender is Nordic Games, who - for a cool $4.9million - picked up the...

News: Take Two Picks Up WWE Franchise

Take Two Picks Up WWE Franchise

THQ Taps Out

With stricken publisher THQ being stripped down and sold for spare parts as we speak, a few people have been wondering what would happen to the incredibly valuable WWE licence, which they've held since the release of the original WWE Smackdown! for the PSOne way back in 2000. Well, it seems that Take Two have stepped into the ring to...

Out Now: UFC Personal Trainer Jon Jones DLC

UFC Personal Trainer Jon Jones DLC

Hit the mitts again

THQ's UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System just got a little bit beefier with some new downloadable content. The Jon Jones Pack costs 800 Microsoft Points and includes five new workout routines and 15 drills for the game's Hit the Mitts mode. Check out our UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System review for...

Out Today: UFC: Personal Trainer Urijah Faber DLC (Global)

UFC: Personal Trainer Urijah Faber DLC (Global)

Hit the mitts

UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System gets it first DLC today in the form of the Urijah Faber Workout Pack. THQ claims the pack is free, but the Xbox website currently lists it as 800 Microsoft Points, so it might be worth hanging back to see if the price is changed. This is the first of three packs: Cain Velasquez Workout...

News: Be Soothed by Deepak Chopra's Leela's Soundtrack

Be Soothed by Deepak Chopra's Leela's Soundtrack

It's Sumthing Else

A good soundtrack is crucial to any relaxation experience, so it's probably good news that the tunes accompanying Deepak Chopra's Leela will be released separately on 15th November. The soundtrack, put together by Sumthing Else Music Works, draws from "traditional string instruments and dubstep" and features artists...

News: SpongeBob Hangs Ten on Kinect From 8th November

SpongeBob Hangs Ten on Kinect From 8th November

Pineapple not included

The fact that Kinect's first skateboarding and surfing game features a yellow sponge might not bode well for the sensor's future, but beggars can't be choosers, can they? SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip is coming to North America on 8th November. It's not SpongeBob's first appearance on Kinect, though: he's already in...

News: New Puss in Boots Trailer Rubs Up Against You

New Puss in Boots Trailer Rubs Up Against You

In a friendly way, though

Dreamworks' popular feline Puss in Boots is coming to Kinect in a few months and we now have the first footage of his upcoming adventure. While the trailer doesn't show the much-anticipated señorita-serenading, it does look like it could be a decent action adventure title with some combat, barrel-dodging and more all...

Out Today: Penguins of Madagascar (North America)

Penguins of Madagascar (North America)

We can't fit in the full title

Despite originally being announced for release next week, THQ has decided to release The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again! today, 6th September. The game requires Kinect and has a few sensor-exclusive features over the other versions: On Kinect for Xbox 360, fans will join Team Penguin as the newest...

News: SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip Made Official

SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip Made Official

Not just cars

Recently Gamestop listed SpongeBob Roadtrip for Kinect, and now THQ has revealed the game's full name: SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip. As you'd expect, the game puts you in the decidedly square pants of SpongeBob himself, with surfing and skating on the agenda over 12 "awe-inspiring environments". Quite how you'll surf...

News: GameStop Lists SpongeBob: Roadtrip for Kinect

GameStop Lists SpongeBob: Roadtrip for Kinect

More Nickelodeon motion games?!

The onslaught of Nickelodeon games for Kinect just keeps on coming: in the next few months we've got Victorious: Time to Shine, Nicktoons MLB and Nickelodeon Dance to look forward to, and now you can add another to that list: SpongeBob Roadtrip. GameStop has the game listed in its Kinect secti

News: Here's That Deepak Chopra's Leela Trailer You Wanted

Here's That Deepak Chopra's Leela Trailer You Wanted

And relax

Last week we brought you the first details of Deepak Chopra's Leela, the most relaxing game on the way to Kinect this year. You may not have caught the trailer though, so we have it here embedded just for you. Leela's "extraordinary journey into the self" will come to Xbox 360 in November this year. Here's the trailer to help you...

Out Today: UFC Personal Trainer (North America)

UFC Personal Trainer (North America)

Let's get sweaty

The fitness games on Kinect so far haven't tried to build you into a fight-ready machine, but that sizeable gap in the market is closed today with the release of UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System in North America. Developed with support from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as the world-leading...

News: We're Sweating Just Watching this UFC Video

We're Sweating Just Watching this UFC Video

We're going for a sit down

UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System is released this week, and just in time too — we're out of breath just from the look of this video. Scott Ramsdell of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) explains what makes the new UFC game for Kinect such a good workout in the video below. We've got a copy in...

News: Tap into the Deepak Chopra Project this November

Tap into the Deepak Chopra Project this November

Kinect to the seven Chakra points

There are many things in life that can get you all worked up, and Curious Pictures' upcoming release might be able to offer users a way of de-stressing and finding that elusive inner balance. You never know! In a collaboration with publisher THQ and various meditation experts, The Deepak Chopra Project (tentative...

News: Adidas and THQ Combine for miCoach on Kinect

Adidas and THQ Combine for miCoach on Kinect

Not fit enough yet?

Adidas's digital miCoach application and sensor are coming to Kinect, as the fitness brand is teaming up with THQ. miCoach for Kinect will work alongside the sensor and mobile application, hoping to offer a fully rounded fitness experience. The Xbox 360 game will show your image on-screen working out alongside real life sports...