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THQ, Inc. (Toy Headquarters), originally styled T-HQ Inc. until 1997, is a former California-based toy manufacturer. It was founded by Jack Friedman, who had previously created LJN.
While initially set up to create toy lines, THQ entered the video game business after purchasing Brøderbund's video game division in the September of 1990. This division became T-HQ Software, until THQ pulled out of the toy market completely in 1994.
THQ rose to prominence in the 1990s, not just strictly as a third-party publisher, but as a product distributor for companies such as Midway and, from 1995 onwards, Electronic Arts. In the mid-1990s, THQ also chose to publish several of its games under the Black Pearl Software label - a company it had acquired in 1993.
A UK division, T-HQ International, Ltd., traded under its own banner for a short period, before reverting to a similar logo as its American parent company.
Many early, but not all Sega Game Boy Advance games were published by THQ in the US, and Sega published a number of THQ titles in Japan during this time period (before THQ set up its own Japanese subsidiary).
- Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City (unreleased)
- PGA European Tour (unreleased)
- PGA Tour Golf III (unreleased)
- Total Carnage (unreleased)
- WWF Royal Rumble (2000)
- MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy McDonald (2000)
- Coaster Works (2000)
- Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2001)
- Iron Aces (2001)
- Carrier (2001)
- Columns Crown (2002)
- Sonic Advance (2002)
- Puyo Pop Advance (2002)
- Baseball Advance (2002)
- The Pinball of the Dead (2002)
- Sega Smash Pack (2002)
- Virtua Tennis (2002)
- The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
- Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2002)
- Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms (2002)
- Phantasy Star Collection (2002)
- Sonic Advance 2 (2003)
- Crazy Taxi: Catch A Ride (2003)
- Sega Arcade Gallery (2003)
- Jet Grind Radio (2003)
- Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack (2003)
- Sonic Advance 3 (2004)
- 2 Games in 1: Sonic Advance & Sonic Pinball Party (2005)
- 2 Games in 1: Sonic Pinball Party & Sonic Battle (2005)
- 2 Games in 1: Sonic Advance & Sonic Battle (2005)
- 2 Games in 1: Sonic Advance & ChuChu Rocket! (2005)
- 2 Games in 1: Sonic Battle & ChuChu Rocket! (2005)
- 2 Games in 1: Columns Crown & ChuChu Rocket! (2005)
- Press release: 1995-01-04: T-HQ shows new lineup of portable video games and XBAND video game modem at 1995 Winter CES
- Press Release: 1993-06-08: THQ Inc. to Acquire Black Pearl Software