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We’ve just received a press release from local THQ distributor SterKinekor Entertainment notifying us that all THQ games distribution has been put “on hold”. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the recent collapse of THQ and the auctioning off of their major intellectual properties to rival publishers.

Many of the more popular THQ games are now owned by other companies, such as Koch Media taking over the Saints Row franchise and the Metro franchise. Distribution companies all over the world might not necessarily have the rights to distribute the games made by some of the publishers who purchased THQ assets. For example: Ubisoft recently purchased THQ IPs, but SterKinekor doesn’t have the rights to distribute Ubisoft games in South Africa.

It’s all a little tumultuous at the moment but it’ll be interesting to see if previous THQ games will be repackaged and republished by their new owners. You can read the brief press release after the jump. Also, if you were holding off on picking up some THQ games, then you might want to do that sooner rather than later because it doesn’t sound like any new stock will be arriving in our country.

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A week ago, we posted Megarom’s mindsplosioning list of awesome games to expect at rAge. Now it’s Ster Kinekor Entertainment’s turn to drop some upcoming big names for the show.

Ster-Kinekor Entertainment is bringing a barrage of publishers to rAge 2012. Responsible for local releases for publishers like Bethesda, Capcom, D3 Publisher, Konami, Sony, SEGA, THQ and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ster Kinekor Entertainment has a ton of games for you to get hands-on time with. On top of all of the games, Ster Kinekor Entertainment and Sony will be hosting a discussion panel on the growing popularity of Augmented Reality games. This will coincide with the launch of Wonderbook: Book of Spells. The panel discussion will be held on the main stage on the Friday at 10:00 to 10:50. Don’t miss it!

rAge is exactly one week away. If you listen closely, you can hear Future You screaming back through time to Now You, telling you how awesome rAge is. Yeah, it’s going to be amazing enough to punch a hole through time’s smug little face. Take that time; that’s what you get for making us wait for stuff you bastard.

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