U.S. videogame publisher THQ is being forced to auction off its properties as part of bankruptcy procedures. The auction, taking place January 22, 2013, includes popular franchises such as Saints Row, Darksiders, and more. There are several possible outcomes from the auction, including one bidder buying the entire company or the companies assets being split among multiple bidders. This is a story that can potentially greatly alter the videogame industry landscape, depending on which franchises go where, and is something to keep an eye on over the next few days / weeks as the results are announced. We have more information in our full story below.