'Stick of Truth' domains tied to THQ

Publisher linked to several URLs related to "Stick of Truth" and "Truth Stick."

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THQ might be going through tough times from a business standpoint, but that's not keeping the company from pressing forward with something new, if recent domain name registrations are any indication.

Is THQ cooking up a Truth Stick game?

As spotted by technology news site Fusible, several "Stick of Truth" domain names were recently registered with ties to THQ. The URLs--Stickoftruth.com, TheStickoftruth.com, and TruthStick.com--were registered privately. However, the domain records include server names "NS1.THQ.COM, NS2.THQ.COM, and NS3.THQ.COM," indicating THQ is behind them.

As of press time, THQ had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on the matter.

Last month, THQ announced a new, "streamlined" business direction that saw the publisher exit the children's game publishing business. The company said it will now focus directly on its core properties, franchises like Saints Row, Warhammer, Darksiders, Company of Heroes, UFC, and inSane.

And last week, global stock market NASDAQ issued THQ a delisting notice, stating that if the company's per-share value does not hit at least $1 for 10 consecutive days before July 23, 2012, it will be subject to removal from the market.

Discussion

12 comments
kex72
kex72

I prefer the torpedo of truth. Take that THQ!

nyran125
nyran125

at the end of the day THQ is a publisher, they arent the guys making the games. THQ published Wrestlemania and No Mercy for N64 (to be honest still me fav wrestling games to this day, the computer Ai and the Wrestling gameplay was awesome) but it wasn THQ that made it, it was AKi. As far as publishing goes theyve published some masterpieces Broken Sword (still one of my fav Adventure games ever) Company of Heroes (amazing RTS, if not one THE best rts ever made) Surpreme Commander Dawn Of War most of the N64 games all the wrestling and UFC games Its a shame they tried to do a call of duty with Homefront. They shoul dof asked that BIG question you nee to have on the high priority when designing a new FPS game. WHY should peopel play this instead of Call Of Duty or Battlefield or Counter Strike or Unreal Tournament 3 or other successful FPS's? If you cant answer that question, then you shouldnt make it or waste your money on it.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

@Namgis There are a lot new IP being developed these days, its just that one or two things happens. It catches on and quickly becomes a (maybe annual) franchise or if its not a FPS, people don't care about it.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

THQ needs to get their act together not secure domain names.... The name, Stick Of Truth...WTF? sounds like a gameshow or what you beat congressmen with when they lie lol

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

THQ needs to turn their company around. I hope the best for THQ.

emperiox
emperiox

I'm registering the StickOfFailure domain!

pszone
pszone

Gd Luck so how about reasleing for old games for psn and aslo games what game onto xbox onto xboxlive. And ps3 titles you reasle this gen onto psn and xboxlive. Think how much money you be makeing of this games made in your history i bet pp will buy them includeing me. And aslo realse very gd games as well.

DarknautXXX
DarknautXXX

I Love Bees- like marketing campaign? What was the term for that?

Namgis
Namgis

At least they are trying something new. Not enough new IPs getting developed these days.

wolfbm
wolfbm

shame...THQ used to be one of my favorite developers...well back when I cared about WWE wrestling and they had the best games.

hyksiu
hyksiu

Stick of truth.. sounds interesting! I wonder if it makes you say the truth.

Evenios
Evenios

not quite as epic as the stargate "ark of truth" but sounds kind of funny. The epic quest for the stick of truth.