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Rumor: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Now Being Published by THQ?

According to the Australian Classification Board, it looks like THQ has picked up the rights to publish 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. The game was one of the titles that Activision tossed aside when it reshuffled it's priorities back in July of this year and ever since then has been shopped around to potential publishers. No official word has been released so we'll stamp this with a rumor tag and leave it at that until we hear something a little more concrete. I don't know why but I'm kind of excited about this game. Yeah, the first 50 Cent game was absolute garbage, but from early impressions, people seemed to think that Blood on the Sand would be pretty decent. If you know nothing about the game, check out the trailer from this year's E3 below. Looks pretty good doesn't it? Read More

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50 Cent: Blood in the Sand Not Canned; Lookin' for a New 'Hood

Well, this has been an interesting little ride. Earlier today, Kotaku reported the rumor that 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand was dead in the water. But then...We Got it Wrong, Wrong, Wrong: Turns out that our internal sources were slightly confused and despite our best efforts we got it wrong. While I'm still waiting for some sort of official word from the companies involved, this is what we've heard: While 50-Cent: Blood on the Sand was indeed jettisoned by Activision, the project isn't dead. In fact we're told that it is approaching gold and that a deal, perhaps with THQ as publisher, is in the wings. -- KotakuThen they got word back from Activision, who said:"We have a policy of not commenting on rumors. I can tell you that we announced back in July that we are retaining only those franchises that are a strong fit with our long-term strategy - - Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age, Spyro, Protoype and an unannounced new IP. We will not publish other titles that previously were part of the Vivendi Games portfolio and are currently reviewing our options regarding these titles." -- Faceless Rep who isn't 50 CentSo, the long story short is, this game's basically gone Ghostbusters on us. Except that people are still eager for Ghostbusters. Read More

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