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THQ is tanking before our eyes; stock has dropped 47% so far today


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:30:47 PM PST
I see your Klondike bar and raise you a Nutter Butter.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:34:05 PM PST
I'm actually Merlin, I'm living life backwards. My next year is your last year.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:37:02 PM PST
Wouldn't surprise me if they did but that would sick since it was intended to launch as a multiplat.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:38:55 PM PST
Makes more sense for EA or something to publish it, but it's worth much more to Microsoft than it is to Sony or Nintendo.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:43:24 PM PST
It would be so weird to see a Microsoft label on a South Park game. I mean, Windows 98...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 3:47:29 PM PST
Wait, what?!

If you want to get a whole Doctor Who/River Swan thing going on here, that's cool too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 4:49:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 4:57:29 PM PST
Damn, I hope not! I do believe the industry has a lot of crap, but a totally video game crash would be sad to see.

I'm not much of a marketer, so I can't really tell. I actually have little knowledge of how the publishing side of video game works, honestly.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 4:56:31 PM PST
they can restructure as THC

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:00:04 PM PST
From what I understand, it's unlikely that the whole industry will collapse. What's likely to happen, however is that the AAA game industry will collapse save for a few tentpole titles who sales can support virtually unlimited development budgets.

The whole "next gen consoles will be cheaper to develop for" thing is mostly because developers have no choice but to spend less to make games.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:07:45 PM PST
Yeah, that definitely makes perfect sense. I heard that many AAA titles actually fail to make most of the money back, although I would want to know some statistics from publishers before I jump to that conclusion.

I also wonder how the independent scenes does with the same issue. I imagine the rewards can be greater based on games like Braid, but I'm sure that many indie game developers fail to make a profit on their games.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 5:43:50 PM PST
I just bought Darksiders 2 today in order to help THQ out. Well the real reason was because I was in Best Buy and saw it for $10. They must have made a mistake because The Darkness 2 was supposed to be marked down to that price, not Darksiders 2, which I just realized when I got home and read that sale thread. When they rang Darksiders 2 up at the register it came up as $60 but I got it for $10 because that's what it was marked for.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 5:45:11 PM PST
I want more Darksiders sequels....

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 5:46:09 PM PST
Extra Credits does a lot of shows on metrics and monetization and such. It sounds like free-to-play with microtransactions and other models like that may become more and more prevalent in the future. I don't know how true that will turn out to be, but there are options for making money in the new market.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:48:26 PM PST
You should have bought more copies of Darksiders 2. Now see what you've done!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:49:42 PM PST
I know, I'm going to drown myself in booze and porn....that doesn't sound too bad actually.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:57:43 PM PST
That's what you were going to do anyways.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 5:58:06 PM PST
Nah, just the porn part.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:03:49 PM PST
You're well on your way to earning the rank of Uncle. One day people will call you Uncle Wanda.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 6:12:22 PM PST
the only company i would like to see buy out THQ is Take-Two

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:12:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 6:13:16 PM PST
Take-Two might be next to go down after THQ. Their financials are not strong. They basically only make money in a year where Rockstar releases a game.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 6:41:16 PM PST
"You're well on your way to earning the rank of Uncle. One day people will call you Uncle Wanda."

Literally the greatest thing ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:24:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012 7:25:07 PM PST
"I heard that many AAA titles actually fail to make most of the money back"

so much for being AAA lol

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:56:41 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012 8:04:15 AM PST
Do you realize take-two is 2ksports and 2kgames. They publish and develop all the 2k basketball game and they publish bioshock games

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 8:00:28 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
And Borderlands.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 8:18:18 AM PST
They aren't strong, but they aren't that bad, either. I mean, a $12.5 million net loss during the last quarter is hardly a show stopper. Unless your THQ, in which case that's more money than you currently have.
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