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The results of the auction process which may see THQ dismantled piece by piece won't be released until later today – around 5pm GMT – but rumours are emerging that a number of key publishers have made moves for some of the firm's biggest properties.

SEGA is said to be the high bidder for Relic Entertainment, the team behind THQ's Company of Heroes and Dawn of War titles. Sources come from NeoGAF and mobile developer Tim Lewinson who Tweeted: "Hearing that the high bid for @Relicgames at the @THQ IP auction is *drumroll* @Sega."

Back in December SEGA announced it had secured a multi-year Warhammer deal, making Relic an ideal acquisition.

Koch Media, parent of Deep Silver (Dead Island), is reported to have gone in for Volition and presumably the Saints Row IP. Again, Lewinson seems to know what's going on.

"Also hearing that the high bid for @VolitionInc (and Saint's Row, assuming) is *drumroll* @KochMediaUK," he Tweeted.

An investor and Wired's GameLife have indicated that Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth will go to Ubisoft.

"Rumour: South Park goes to Ubisoft," Tweeted GameLife editor Chris Kohler.

We'll have to wait until this evening for the complete story.

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Wido@ Clockpunk

WWE games have always been like that Clockpunk for the past couple of years :p
Posted 13:52 on 24 January 2013
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Clockpunk

I can see Koch/Deep Silver having fun and doing a good job with the Saint Row license, as I noted yesterday.

Rumour has it that EA have secured the wrestling rights... joyous events! Another franchise to annualise and riddle with microtransactional DLC!

Curious about what will happen to some of the other IPs... I know they are terrible, but the Destroy All Humans series was rather amusing back in the day...something could be made of that again, I feel. (probably through Koch...)
Posted 20:52 on 23 January 2013
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Bloodstorm

I know it's Kotaku but here is the letter the CEO sent to all employees.

Who bought who? READ TO FIND OUT!
Posted 20:41 on 23 January 2013
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FantasyMeister@ FreckleBitch

News stories aren't meant to show compassion, only opinion pieces can, but if it's any help my thoughts are with you, everyone else affected, and their nearest and dearest.

Sincerely hope everything works out ok for you all.
Posted 18:48 on 23 January 2013
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FreckleBitch

All you media can suck it. You talk about all these rumors when you don't know what you are saying. People at THQ are waiting to find out what their future holds. Have some f*****g compassion for the people trying to save this place.
Posted 16:46 on 23 January 2013

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Release Date: 18/11/2011
Developer: Volition
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 1,276 65
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