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Postby robometal cowboy » 07 Jan 2013 16:31

REPORT - THQ's franchises to be broken up, sold title-by-title to other publishers
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THQ will auction off its titles and assets piecemeal in an auction on Jan. 22 as agreed upon by participating parties in today's hearing, according to a tweet from DDI.

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Postby lazerhaze » 07 Jan 2013 16:38

I hope a "good" publisher buys South park: The Stick of Truth. That's the only THQ game i'm interested in.
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Postby gtt » 07 Jan 2013 16:42

Nintendo should pick up both the saint's row IP and developer.

I wouldn't mind seeing WB or ubi end up with Darksiders/vigil.

I hope games workshop finds someone decent to handle the 40k license. or that raven keeps it and a good publisher gets them and lets them do their thing.

the rest... meh.
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Postby Light_Wolf » 07 Jan 2013 16:44

Whatever, I just hope Darksiders ends in good hands (and not in Microsoft's). That's pretty much the only THQ franchise I care about right now.
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Postby mariomaniac45213 » 07 Jan 2013 17:03

I'm placing bets Activision will pick up South Park, Nintendo will pick up De Blob, Microsoft will pick up Darksiders, and WB will pick up Saints Row.
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Postby ddddd » 07 Jan 2013 17:03

Come on Nintendo and Warner, buy something from them.
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Postby siavm » 07 Jan 2013 17:13

I just hope someone good gets saints row. I loved the third and the fourth one sounded good.
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Postby M1 » 07 Jan 2013 17:20

I hope Nintendo leaves these IP to hardcore companies
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Postby ecco6t9 » 07 Jan 2013 17:35

Sad that some people will lose their jobs over this, and not the incompetent management that deserves it.
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Postby thegreatscp » 07 Jan 2013 17:47

Guess that means Rubin and others will be out of job, then? Danny Bilson got out of dodge just in time!
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Postby SB22 » 07 Jan 2013 17:57

I'm just hoping Microsoft doesn't get South Park.
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Postby kdognumba1 » 07 Jan 2013 18:03

I really hope Warner Bros can nab as many as possible.
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Postby LittleKingsWii » 07 Jan 2013 18:06

The wrestling fan in me likes to see where WWE games will end up. But I can't say I am all that interested for the rest of THQ's franchises as I don't play a lot of them as it is.
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Postby Pichu2010 » 07 Jan 2013 18:15

I know Blue Tongue is dead but I'd hope Nintendo gets de Blob and at least do something with it.
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Postby TheHappyCog » 07 Jan 2013 18:27

gtt wrote:Nintendo should pick up both the saint's row IP and developer.

I wouldn't mind seeing WB or ubi end up with Darksiders/vigil.

I hope games workshop finds someone decent to handle the 40k license. or that raven keeps it and a good publisher gets them and lets them do their thing.

the rest... meh.

If EA ends up with 40K I swear to god I will not rest until this world is burned down.
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Postby NormalGamer » 07 Jan 2013 19:03

kdognumba1 wrote:I really hope Warner Bros can nab as many as possible.


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Postby gtt » 07 Jan 2013 19:46

TheHappyCog wrote:
gtt wrote:Nintendo should pick up both the saint's row IP and developer.

I wouldn't mind seeing WB or ubi end up with Darksiders/vigil.

I hope games workshop finds someone decent to handle the 40k license. or that raven keeps it and a good publisher gets them and lets them do their thing.

the rest... meh.

If EA ends up with 40K I swear to god I will not rest until this world is burned down.


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Postby Lockdale » 07 Jan 2013 19:51

Nintendo should pick up Darksider's since it's very similar to Zelda (in some aspects--not all). It would be like Boyonetta 2 all over again--a franchise with no publisher, but picked up by Nintendo. Wow, the 360/PS3 fanboy hate would be rampant!
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Postby TheHappyCog » 07 Jan 2013 20:47

gtt wrote:
TheHappyCog wrote:
gtt wrote:Nintendo should pick up both the saint's row IP and developer.

I wouldn't mind seeing WB or ubi end up with Darksiders/vigil.

I hope games workshop finds someone decent to handle the 40k license. or that raven keeps it and a good publisher gets them and lets them do their thing.

the rest... meh.

If EA ends up with 40K I swear to god I will not rest until this world is burned down.


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Postby internet » 07 Jan 2013 23:05

i just wished nintendo would picked any ip just for the reactions , that would be so funny . Most likely ea and warner will share those ips
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Postby Aiddon » 07 Jan 2013 23:40

I can't see Nintendo buying a lot of these franchises; more than likely Ubisoft, EA, and Warner will get them. I actually hope they also get the studios behind them as those people deserve a little security in their lives.
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Postby mock turtle » 08 Jan 2013 00:43

I think Darksiders would be good for Square-Enix to pick up. They've done a lot of mature, western-oriented titles through acquisitions (Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, etc.), and I think the Darksiders franchise would benefit from their expertise.

At any rate, I loved II so much that I went and bought the first one twenty minutes after I finished it, so I hope something good happens to the series instead of it dying off or ending up in the hands of a bad publisher (Activision, et al.).
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Postby gtt » 08 Jan 2013 14:55

mock turtle wrote:I think Darksiders would be good for Square-Enix to pick up. They've done a lot of mature, western-oriented titles through acquisitions (Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, etc.), and I think the Darksiders franchise would benefit from their expertise.

At any rate, I loved II so much that I went and bought the first one twenty minutes after I finished it, so I hope something good happens to the series instead of it dying off or ending up in the hands of a bad publisher (Activision, et al.).


they got all that western talent when they bought edios. square just collects the check.
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Postby Gamingboy » 08 Jan 2013 15:04

I don't see Nintendo grabbing them. At least, none of the big ones. They might snag a few of the smaller ones that just fall through the cracks and they go "Ah, screw it, it's cheap."
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