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THQ Inc.

Historical Events

    1989:

    • Company originally founded as Trinity Acquisition Corporation.

    1991:

    • Trinity Acquisition Corporation merges with Toy Head-Quarters to form T*HQ, later renamed as THQ.

    1994:

    • The company enters the market of video games.

    Apr, 1998:

    1999:

    2000:

    • The company acquires game development studio Volition, along with the matchmaking service PXO.

    Nov 07, 2001:

    Apr 04, 2002:

    Jan, 2003:

    Apr 29, 2004:

    • THQ acquires Relic Entertainment

    Oct 19, 2004:

    • World Wrestling Entertainment files suit against the WWE license holders THQ (games) and JAKKS Pacific (toys) for obtaining the license, which lasts until 2009, through a commercial bribery scheme.

    Nov 18, 2004:

    Feb 01, 2005:

    • Alex Garden, Relic Entertainment's founder and Director of Product Development after the acquisition by THQ, leaves the publisher to work on other unnamed projects.

    Feb 03, 2006:

    Feb 27, 2006:

    • The company announces to open a sales and marketing office in Copenhagen, Denmark, in order to cover all of Scandinavia.

    Mar 03, 2006:

    Mar 17, 2006:

    Jul 25, 2006:

    Feb, 2007:

    May, 2007:

    Jan 14, 2008:

    Apr 01, 2008:

    Aug 07, 2008:

    • The company announces to open a new headquarters in Shanghai, China.

    Nov, 2008:

    Aug 10, 2009:

    Dec 04, 2009:

    • The company announces to open a new division in Montreal, responsible for product development, R&D, art and content development, as well as QA and localisation.

    Feb 04, 2010:

    Company history contributed by Corn Popper (69643), Sciere (251677), LepricahnsGold (76485) and Jeanne (75620)