Let's have a minute of virtual silence for the once respectable and renowned video game publisher and developer known to the world as THQ. December 19th of 2012 was the day the company declared bankruptcy and fell six feet under into their grave.
Upon hearing the news, mixed reactions were sent through the video game community but in truth this is certainly a sad day for the video game industry on a whole, especially long time fans. THQ was ripped apart limb from limb after having to auction off their home grown franchises to various game companies, resulting in a once powerful establishment reduced to nothing.
THQ was home to many successful franchises like the WWE series, Saint Rows and other popular titles. They also worked on some underrated playstation classics such as Red Faction and Summoner, but unfortunately THQ dug their own grave and was buried alive.
The company may be dead but they certainly will be remembered for their contribution to the video game industry, amongst the good the bad and the ugly. Good bye THQ and thanks for the memories.