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ValuSoft Releases Burn & Go Nitro CD/DVD Burning Software; New PC Program for CD & DVD Recording Offers Full-Featured Burning and Exclusive Labeling System.

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ValuSoft(R), a division of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) and leading global publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software, today announced the release of Burn & Go(TM) Nitro CD/DVD for PC. This burning utility will be available at retailers throughout North America for $19.99.

Burn & Go Nitro CD/DVD is the latest release in the Burn & Go series, the best-selling CD/DVD-Recording software(a). This powerful new version is perfect for organizing digital photos to DVD and CD, burning MP3s, creating custom music CDs and backing up hard drives. The full suite of features is integrated with a new custom interface that simplifies even the most complicated burning projects by offering:

-- DVD Burning--Burn videos, photos, data and more onto DVD,

tapping the immense storage capability of this medium.

-- DVD/CD Copying--Make a duplicate copy of any non-protected CD

or DVD, or save an exact data image of the content to your

hard drive.

-- Mix Hot Audio CDs--Burn & Go CD/DVD automatically translates

MP3 files to standard audio format that is readable by

standard CD players.

-- Professional Quality Burning--CD burning tools utilize

advanced audio filters to remove audio hiss, clicks and pops

to create professional-quality recordings every time.

-- Drag 'n' Drop Burning--Easily move and burn selected media

with the click of a mouse.

Using Burn & Go Nitro CD/DVD's integrated label technology, users can automatically import file and track information for lightning-fast label and jewel case cover creation. The program features ready-made templates which allow users to import their own art or select from 10,000+ cool clipart images. The Burn & Go programs include a labeling system not found in any other burning utilities. Utilizing the exclusive label applicator and 20 free labels, users can perfectly apply custom disc labels to newly burned CDs and DVDs for professional-quality results every time.

"This all new version of Burn & Go is the most powerful and robust burning solution--even when compared to products at much higher price points," states Scott Zerby, Vice President of ValuSoft. "We have successfully streamlined the complex task of CD and DVD burning into a simplified process that meets the needs of experienced users, while being easy enough for burning novices."

(a) Source: The NPD Group Inc/NPD Techworld. Based on box products with an Average Selling Price of less than $80.00 for 2003.

About ValuSoft(R)

ValuSoft, a division of THQ Inc., is a leading global publisher and distributor of consumer-priced software. Based in suburban Minneapolis, MN, ValuSoft markets a wide variety of interactive entertainment and productivity software to the mass-market audience. ValuSoft can be found on the World Wide Web at

About THQ(R) Inc.

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 including the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment, the Xbox(TM) videogame system from Microsoft(R), Nintendo(R) GameCube(TM) and Game Boy(R) Advance, personal computers as well as wireless devices. The THQ web site is located at The THQ Wireless site is located at THQ and ValuSoft are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about THQ's business based, in part, on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of THQ's future performance or the performance of Burn & Go Nitro CD/DVD and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including but not limited to, those described above and the following: changes in demand for ValuSoft and/or THQ's products, including Burn & Go Nitro CD/DVD, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing and difficulties encountered in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, such statements could be affected by growth rates and market conditions relating to the interactive software industry and general domestic and international economic conditions. Specific information concerning these and other such factors is contained in the company's transition report on Form 10-KT for the period ended March 31, 2003. A copy of this filing may be obtained by contacting THQ or the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date on which they are made and THQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

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