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The fall of THQ | Polygon

The games left behind<p>The market that disappeared<p>"We really made some questionable business deals. Near the end, we were still getting screwed for Nickelodeon games, which we hadn’t worked on in years. We still owed a ton of money."<p>Commitment issues<p>"[THQ] wasn’t resourced in a way to compete with …

3 things we learned from Swansea City's impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal

The Swans pulled off an impressive comeback after going down an hour in.<p>A three-game unbeaten run in the Premier League has come to an end for Arsenal, who are looking like a bit of a shaky side at the moment. They threw away a three-goal lead in Champions League midweek, then followed that up by …

Manchester United v Crystal Palace Live Commentary & Result, 11/8/14, Premier League

Mario Mandzukic Under Most Pressure for Atletico Madrid Following Win over Malmo

In football, adaption is typically a two-way process. For players entering a new environment, there's an adjustment that must occur with respect to their play. For the welcoming club, there's a need to cater to the strengths of a new face.<p>For Mario Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid, the balance between …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Should Avoid Xherdan Shaqiri Pursuit

Arsene Wenger is a man who has come for some staunch criticism regarding Arsenal’s transfer policies in recent years. The big-money signings of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, in the past two summer windows, have been perceived as merely strengthening a strong facet of his team, leaving other areas …

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Jose Mourinho Aims Dig at Brendan Rodgers over Liverpool Team Selection

Jose Mourinho has suggested he wouldn't replicate Brendan Rodgers' decision to pick a severely depleted team against Real Madrid.<p>The Portuguese manager, whose Chelsea side face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, indicated he would stop managing if he felt his team couldn't win matches. His comments …

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Real Madrid Fans Unveil Banner Praising Liverpool and Their Fans

Between them Liverpool and Real Madrid have won the European Cup 15 times, so there is no surprise there is mutual respect between the European giants.<p>And at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, the Real fans showed their admiration for their visitors from Merseyside with a banner that read, in English: …

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Carlo Ancelotti Says Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Went Easy on Liverpool

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side "did not play at a high tempo" during the Champions League victory over Liverpool "because we did not need to."<p>Los Blancos scored in the 27th minute through Karim Benzema and dictated proceedings for the rest of the match. Liverpool rarely …

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NK Maribor vs. Chelsea, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Time, TV schedule and game preview

With a win in Slovenia, Chelsea can guarantee qualification for the Champions League knockout rounds with two matches to spare.<p>While perhaps this isn't the most compelling matchup of the week, given that Chelsea tonked Maribor to the tune of 6-0 just two weeks ago, this match is notable for one …

Rafael Nadal leaves hospital after appendectomy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal was released from a Barcelona hospital on Wednesday, two days after undergoing surgery to remove his …

Xbox Live down intermittently for Xbox One

People are having trouble getting online with the Xbox One, and Microsoft is aware of the problem.<p>The company’s latest system is giving an error message when some try to sign into Xbox Live. This is preventing players from enjoying the online multiplayer component of releases like Call of Duty: …

'Grand Theft Auto V' Now A First-Person Shooter

Rockstar is introducing a first-person mode for <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> when the game launches on PS4 and Xbox One on November 18th, and PC next January.<p>As you can see in the above video, it looks pretty great. Certainly it opens up a new play-style for a game many people have already spent countless …

Call of Duty on Xbox One sacrifices resolution, gains framerate

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has done a full work-up of the graphical settings of <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and the results may make it easier to choose which system to go with if you haven't yet picked up a copy of the game.<p>"After a spell in …

These GTA IV mods and add-ons reveal why GTA V's first-person mode is exciting

Grand Theft Auto V is getting a whole new perspective on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s got us antsy to get back into Los Santos.<p>The open-world living-city nature of the Grand Theft Auto games make them perfect for the first-person view. In fact, on the PC, modders have gone ahead and …

Conan O'Brien Reviews 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” video game reviews are among the best video game reviews out there.<p>This isn’t because his reviews are super in-depth. Conan has relatively little experience with gaming, and pretty much only plays video games when he does these video segments.<p>You won’t find much in …

Here's how much nicer Grand Theft Auto looks on PlayStation 4

I hope you like better-looking trees.<p>After more than a year, developer Rockstar Games is finally about to release Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The best-seller debuts on those newer systems Nov. 18. Naturally, the developer is pouring a lot of effort into improving its latest …

Call of Duty's new Combat Readiness Program makes multiplayer more fun for 'noobs'

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s hardcore fans show no mercy to new players, known as “noobs.” But the new game (which released this week) has a Combat Readiness Program, a new multiplayer mode that makes these noobs feel good about themselves and slowly ramp into the regular multiplayer mode.<p>The …

Idris Elba Is Sick Of Marvel Films – ‘This Is Torture’

Robo covered, this past weekend, how Idris Elba dropped a few spoilers about <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> in an interview with The Telegraph. But there’s a tad little bit in the interview that maybe some people are overlooking: IDRIS ELBA IS SICK OF THIS SH*T!<p>Apparently, the experience of playing someone …

The Galaxy Note 4 is a gigantic phone, but a great gaming device

They say the best camera is the one you have on you, and that truism also works for video game systems. The best portable gaming experience is the one you always carry in your pocket.<p>The industry is moving towards larger phones with bigger screens, and that's an interesting development when it …

The Amazing Trailer For ‘Chappie,’ Neill Blomkamp’s $60 Million Short Circuit Remake Starring Die Antwoord

I’ll admit it, I got so swept up in awards season and <i>Interstellar</i> week that I’d almost forgotten about <i>Chappie</i>, <i>District 9</i> director Neill Blomkamp’s $60 million sci-fi film starring Sharlto Copley as a humanoid robot who gets adopted by Die Antwoord. If that sentence doesn’t at least make you chub up …

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal drops Wayne Rooney captaincy hint as he nets in 3-1 win over Liverpool

After handing Wayne Rooney the captaincy for the first time against Liverpool, Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal speaks of the importance of a home-grown leader<p>Louis van Gaal has boosted Wayne Rooney's prospects of securing the <b>Manchester United</b> captaincy by admitting his admiration for English-style …

Xavi retires from international football

One of Spain's greatest ever midfielders has called time on his international career.<p>The humiliation of an ageing Spain at the recent World Cup in Brazil looked like the start of the end of one of the greatest international teams football has ever seen. Sure enough, today one of the country's best …

White Xbox One Heading to Retail With Sunset Overdrive

According to a French retailer.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle will come with a white console.<p>A Microsoft …

Assassin's Creed: Rogue trailer leaks, may be coming Nov. 11 (update)

<i>Updated at 12:07 Pacific time with confirmation.</i><p>Well, we finally got a little more info on that last-gen Assassin’s Creed game.<p>A trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue leaked to the Internet via Facebook fan page Access the Animus, and then Ubisoft officially announced and released the video shortly …

Apple Reportedly Hosting iPhone 6 Event on September 9

In just over a month, we might find out if the larger iPhone rumors are true.<p>It looks like it won't be long before we see what Apple has planned for …

As Xbox One turns 1, Microsoft touts hundreds of added features

The Xbox One gaming console has had a busy year with a host of new updates delivered each month, Microsoft touted in a new blog posted Wednesday.<p>The console is approaching its one-year anniversary as it launched in major markets on November 22 of last year. To keep Xbox One owners happy and attract …

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