Late News: THQ Fires Staff, Grand Theft Auto on Asus Transformer Prime, HP WebOS Open Source Plan

THQ is set to make redundant a large portion of its publishing and admin team, though the five main internal studios won't be affected by these changes. The game publishing giant has been reshuffling its business recently in the wake of a poor annual turnover.

Those with an Asus Transformer Prime tablet will now be able to play the classic sandbox shooter, Grand Theft Auto 3 - the game that revolutionised the series. GTA III was previously ported to the iPad as part of the 10th anniversary of the game's release, letting Apple users get a taste of cop shooting, prostitute beating action - though if you've owned a Mac, you'd have been able to play the game sand touch screen controls since the end of 2010.

Hewlett-Packard has announced its schedule for open sourcing of the WebOS source code and tools. In addition, the company also assured that it will be pushing the development consistently to turn the troubled OS into a true open platform. The project has been already kick started by the company with the release of the original ENYO application framework on Wednesday - it came under an Apache license. Alongside ENYO, HP is also extending the offering to include ENYO 2.0.

In a recent interview, the iPad maker Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated that neither he nor his company was bothered about the success of Amazon's Kindle Fire in the global tablet arena. Apple's actual performance in the tablet market during the last quarter of 2011 seems to have defied the confidence shown by Mr Cook on the company's flagship tablet computer iPad.

Nintendo's new Network announced yesterday in a financial briefing, could allow for the purchase and download of full games along with traditional DLC, gameplay videos and demos.