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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade announced, a third person MMO due 2015

Tom Senior at

The disbanding of THQ and the flight of Vigil to Crytek has surely scuppered Warhamner 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, so what are 40k fans to do? Play Space Marine again? Start collecting another Ork army? Tempting - but wait! A new contender, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has appeared with a website that will shout zealous 40k maxims at you if you enter. There are no pictures or movies of the game yet, but it'll be a fighty third person, persistent world MMO in which "players choose a Warhammer 40,000 race and fight directly as one of their warriors in massive conflicts for territory."

THQ dissolves, auctions off franchises and studios - here's who bought what

Tyler Wilde at

THQ is no more: the bankrupt publisher and developer auctioned off its assets in U.S. Bankruptcy Court today. Though the court must still approve the sales, a letter from THQ's CEO (which was passed to Kotaku by an employee) reveals the bidders, which include Sega, Ubisoft, Deep Silver, Crytek, and Take-Two, and the THQ franchises and studios they'll acquire. Inside is a breakdown of who's getting what, and what led to today's sale.

Relic ditch Games for Windows Live for Steam

PC Gamer at

Relic have just announced that they've dropped Games for Windows Live for Dawn of War II: Retribution, their upcoming expandalone campaign for their strategy/co-op tactics hybrid set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They've prepared a statement, copied below. We also innocently asked them the obvious question: what was wrong with Games for Windows Live?