THQ execs play musical chairs
THQ’s continuing financial troubles seem to have had an effect on the company’s vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer Teri Manby, who officially resigned a few days ago on June 14, and is now set to be replaced on July 6 by current senior director of financial reporting, Rose Cunningham. Cunningham will now fill the role of vice president, corporate controller, while Paul Pucino will assume the position of chief accounting officer.
Darksiders II gets a mess of DLC and a season pass
- You’ll definitely get at least some of this stuf
THQ announced via press release yesterday that Darksiders II will be getting a season pass for it’s DLC. The season pass provides buyers with access to the second and third packs for the game. The first pack, Argul’s Tomb, will be available in all Limited Editions of the game, which could be obtained by pre-ordering from any retailer. Now however, buying directly from THQ’s website will net you not only the limited edition, but also free access to the season pass, a new unique armor and weapon set, and also free shipping. For clarification, the collector’s edition of the game, pre-ordered or not, will also included everything the Limited Edition has to offer, but not necessarily the bonuses from buying direct from THQ.
Bruce Campbell lending voice to The Amazing Spider-Man
Everyone’s favorite chin-possessor/actor Bruce Campbell will be lending his pipes to The Amazing Spider-Man as “The Extreme Reporter”. Seemingly an odd choice, Bruce Campbell previously provided narration for all three game adaptations of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film trilogy, as well as having cameo appearances in the movies themselves.
Blizzard adds, messes up, restrictions to Diablo 3 online purchases
A sneaky little part of patch 1.03 for Blizzard’s Diablo 3 came to light today, when it was reported that anyone buying the game online would have to wait 72 hours for Blizzard to complete a payment verification process. Before being verified, online purchasers will be unable to:
- Access public games
- Utilize the auction house, real money or otherwise
- Trade or drop items for other players
- Chat in public channels
- Use Global Play
- Add custom messages to friend requests
It’s also been reported that players are being capped at level 13 and unable to proceed past Act 1. However, Blizzard respond to concerns and stated these last two aspects are unintended and the company is working to remedy them. Blizzard also clarified the reasoning behind the blocks, claiming it serves to “help ensure the integrity of the game and auction house service,” by deterring credit card fraud, gold seller spamming, and other problems.