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THQ auctioning off de Blob and Destroy All Humans! properties

Bankrupt games publisher, THQ, is currently in the process of selling off its remaining library of games properties and licenses which include some well known titles such as Darksiders, Homeworld, and Red Faction.

Polygon.com have the complete list of the current THQ games up for auction and almost lost in all the games titles available for the fire sale are two notable franchises that were highly celebrated original games created and developed right here in Australia.

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ex-Blue Tongue animator fights against restriction of life-saving medicine

AIE lecturer and former Blue Tongue animator, Kate Inabinet, will be facing some serious life threatening challenges if restrictions on certain forms of medication goes ahead. Kate is a mother and cancer survivor. After the removal of her thyroid, she was subscribed Levothyroxine, a synthetic thyroid replacement hormone.

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THQ executive vice-president and CFO defends Australian studio closures

THQ executive vice-president and chief financial officer, Paul Pucino, has defended his company's decision to axe a number of internal studios this year, including Homefront developer Kaos Studio, THQ Digital Warrington in the UK, Blue Tongue Entertainment in Melbourne, THQ Studio Australia in Brisbane, and THQ Digital Phoenix in Arizona.

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"Over The Rainbow" at Blue Tongue Entertainment's final company meeting

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Blue Tongue GM Kevin Chan's farewell to Blue Tongue at our final company meeting on 12th August, 2011. Sorry for the poor playing and singing. I hope the message from my heart made its way through the noise.

Goodbye for now, Blue Tongue crew. I'm sure our paths will cross again.

(Thanks, Raf, for the video.)

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Today is Blue Tongue and THQ Studio Australia's last day

Blue Tongue Entertainment, the Melbourne-based games development studio that celebrated their 15th anniversary only last year, and THQ Studio Australia in Brisbane are finishing up today. The outpouring of sympathy and well wishes for these local developers have been pretty overwhelming.

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THQ Studio Australia and Blue Tongue Entertainment to close this week

In a "strategic realignment" to steer development away from "licensed kids titles and movie-based entertainment properties" and push "focus to high-quality owned IP with broad appeal", publisher THQ has decided to close its games development operations in Australia.

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Step Up and Think Big says Blue Tongue's Nick Hagger

Nick Haggar, Project Director at Blue Tongue Entertainment, sat down for an interview with Mark Serrels from Kotaku AU on the Australian games industry. In the topic of the growing mobile and small games sector, Nick gave praise to the success of local studios, Halfbrick and Firemint, but expressed concern for the future viability of the rapidly progressing iOS platform. From Kotaku AU...

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