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PostSubject: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 13:51

I hadn't heard about this until the sales assistant at my local GAME mentioned that my copy of Darksiders 2 (which I was trading in) would perhaps be the last in the series.

So, THQ has indeed ceased publishing and developing games, and have auctioned off all of their major franchises to other publishers. With the exception of Darksiders, it seems like all of THQ's main brands now have new owners, including Saint's Row, Warhammer 40k and WWE.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/jan/24/thq-brands-saints-row-homefront

Nobody appears to have picked up the license of Holy Magic Century though. Think we could chip in and buy it? I've got 45p in my pocket...
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 13:59

I love how nobody wanted Darksiders at all, not even for basicly nothing Laughing although, there is talk now that Platinum's now interested in getting it really cheap. Already been offering to hire former Vigil staff, i think.

Not sad to see THQ gone. Sucks for the workers but with that mangement and their anti-preowned crusade and general idiocy, good ridence. Think Sega's done well nabbing Relic, also interesting to see how Deep Silver nabbed SR and also the Metro publishing rights and how EA got nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 16:03

I'm not pleased that 2K got the WWE licence, they just lack any experience in the genre (& no their sports games don't help them) I hope I'm wrong but I fully expect it to be worse than Yukes media efforts.

It would probably be to their benefit if they outsourced the development.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 16:37

@The_Jaster wrote:
I'm not pleased that 2K got the WWE licence, they just lack any experience in the genre (& no their sports games don't help them) I hope I'm wrong but I fully expect it to be worse than Yukes media efforts.

It would probably be to their benefit if they outsourced the development.

I believe that somebody new getting the WWE license is a good thing - I don't think THQ/Yukes could outdo WWE 13 for the old-school Attitude Era fans. WWE 13 is as good as WWE gaming has got since Here Comes The Pain. It's as good as it gets, as far as I'm concerned. At least you know Take Two isn't going to rush out any old bollocks, like WCW Mayhem.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 18:13

Oh believe me I've wanted the WWE franchise away from THQ for the longest time as I've never been a fan of the SvR/WWE *insert year* games (though they can be fun in MP) & now it is.

Now I'm hearing it isn't confirmed who has the rights to it as WWE themselves have to approve it.


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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 19:38

Who's managed to nab Saint's Row? Pretty sure that was THQ's top franchise, right?
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 19:54

Platinum Games are interested in Darksiders?

That has to be a good thing, right?
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 20:26

Stu_the_great wrote:
Platinum Games are interested in Darksiders?

That has to be a good thing, right?

Definitely. They know their third person action games - Bayonetta was phenomenal.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 20:28

Stu_the_great wrote:
Platinum Games are interested in Darksiders?

That has to be a good thing, right?

Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that they'd do that sort of game really well, but no in the sense that Darksiders' charm is that it's a very American take on the genre and giving it to a Japanese developer might cause it to become a bit nondescript.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 20:35

They could go down the route of polishing what already exists to a sheen; I know what you mean about the game leaving the hands of the original minds behind it, though. It's a shame in that respect.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 21:02

Poor THQ. And I've got a pound in my pocket.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyThu 24 Jan 2013 - 22:49

Stu_the_great wrote:
Platinum Games are interested in Darksiders?

That has to be a good thing, right?
I think it'll be a very good thing. The "up its own arse" bits will disappear hopefully.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyFri 25 Jan 2013 - 0:28

The WWE license is the only one that really interests me and 2K sounds like a bad choice, I honestly can't think of a single enjoyable game from them, I'm shocked such a big franchise went to them.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyFri 25 Jan 2013 - 0:32

Didn't 2K do Bioshock? That was a grand game, although definitely nothing like a WWE title.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyFri 25 Jan 2013 - 0:35

I think they did actually, forgot about that one, not played it but I assume it is quality, the only games I think of when it comes to 2K is hockey or some shite like that.
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PostSubject: Re: THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction   THQ Closes - Assets Sold At Auction EmptyFri 25 Jan 2013 - 10:45

treesmurf11 wrote:
The WWE license is the only one that really interests me and 2K sounds like a bad choice, I honestly can't think of a single enjoyable game from them, I'm shocked such a big franchise went to them.

There is a lot of confusion going on about the WWE licence & apparently, as I said earlier, no one has it yet.


@JayMoyles wrote:
Didn't 2K do Bioshock? That was a grand game, although definitely nothing like a WWE title.

2K were just the publisher on the Bioshock games.
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