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Over $2,500-worth of gift card prizes to be won in sweepstakes.

Agoura Hills, CA – January 18, 2010 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and THQ*ICE LLC, the recently launched joint venture between THQ and ICE Entertainment focusing on free-to-play online games, today announced the start of the Dragonica™ Online Water Series Game Card Sweepstakes giving players a chance to win a $2,500 Best Buy gift card and limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Cards loaded with ICE Cash.

To enter simply register for a free THQ*ICE Passport account, download the official game client and log into Dragonica Online. Existing players will be automatically entered when they log in to the game during the month of January.

Sweepstakes Prizes Include:

· Grand Prize (1 awarded): $2,500 Best Buy gift card

· First Prize (5 awarded): $25 limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card

· Second Prize (10 awarded): $10 limited edition Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card

The Dragonica Online Water Series Game Card Sweepstakes runs through January 31, 2010. THQ*ICE will randomly select 16 lucky winners including one grand prize winner, five first prize winners and ten second prize winners. For the official list of rules, please visit:

THQ*ICE has also announced today it is extending its rewards program for Dragonica Online players who purchase collectible Water Series Game Cards. The Water Series Game Cards, sold exclusively at Best Buy retail stores, are available in $25 and $10 values. Players who redeem a $25 Water Series Game Card will receive bonus in-game items including an Armor of Vries Set, a Water Series Wreath, and a Holiday Reindeer Randolph Pet Egg. Players who redeem a $10 Water Series Game Card will receive an in-game Water Series Wreath. These bonus items are for a limited time only and will be changed to new bonus items next month.

Developed by Barunson Interactive, Dragonica Online is set in a world of dragons and magic and takes adventurers across the windswept land of El Grego to the far reaches of the world. Gorgeous visuals complement lightning fast combat while 3D battlegrounds let you get the upper hand on opponents. Dragonica Online is the only fantasy action massively multiplayer game that merges innovative 3D side scrolling gameplay, arcade combat and a comical, yet devastating, skill system into a single MMO. Combining vibrant graphics and expansive player freedom, Dragonica Online breathes new life into the traditional side-scrolling MMO.

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THQ*ICE LLC is an online games operator specializing in casual massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. As a joint venture between THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and ICE Entertainment, THQ*ICE combines THQ's product development and retail publishing expertise with ICE's technology and service operations experience. THQ*ICE is dedicated to building an online platform of high quality games and premium content featuring free-to-play, micro transaction models. Dragonica Online and its respective logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ*ICE LLC in the U.S.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the collectible prepaid cards for the Dragonica Online video game, and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2009, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.



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