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The pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle deal is back and this time around some of developer Deep Silver's great games are up to bat. If you're unfamiliar with the program, the Humble Bundle allows you to donate your cash to either the game developer, charity (Childs Play and American Red Cross), or both.
Rejoice, RTS fans and/or people who like good things. Relic's WWII real-time strategy has finally emerged from its bullet-time-like stasis. Well, OK, mostly. THQ hasn't mentioned the heavily rumored Company of Heroes 2 specifically, but a recent investor announcement saw it name-drop the franchise as one of its upcoming heavy hitters. On the downside, however, THQ continues to struggle with financial issues in much the same way someone who's spontaneously combusted in a desert searches for a body of water. The Company of Heroes focus, then, comes as part of a realignment to hone in on proven moneymakers like Saints Row and Warhammer. Which is fine by us, assuming they actually, you know, make money. Otherwise, Company of Heroes' triumphant return looks to be crushingly short-lived.
THQ's spent years walking a fine line between ambitious expansion and a collapse that'd rival even the world's most impressively misguided Jenga towers, but recent events suggested that the videogame Grim Reaper had finally lopped a leg right off the teetering beast. In short, Kevin Dent, industry veteran and CEO of games consultancy firm Tiswaz Entertainment, tweeted the following: “Apparently, The [Warhammer 40K MMO] has been canceled by THQ. I am hearing everything [in 2014 is canceled], they need to preserve cash.” He also alleged that the publisher was selling IPs back to their original owners. Dire straits, right? THQ begs to differ.