1. Post #1
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    May 2009
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    Take-Two Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick doesn't think THQ has much time left. He said he believes the struggling publisher will be gone in six months.

    Speaking at today's MIT Business in Gaming conference, Zelnick said, "THQ's strategy was licensed properties, first and foremost. License stuff from other people, whether it's UFC or WWE or a motion picture property, and make a game around that.
    "Strategy didn't work and the execution was bad. To put it another way: the food was no good and the portions were small. THQ won't be around in six months."

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...have-long.aspx

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  2. Post #2
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    July 2010
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    Except they published and made all kinds of amazing profitable titles. Other than that, they'll totally go under!
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2008
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    Update: Game Informer has received the following statement from Zelnick regarding his recent comments:

    "While discussing our strategy I spoke out of turn about someone elses. It was inappropriate and I regret it."
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  4. Post #4
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    January 2009
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    So much for hopes of Homeworld 3
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2007
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    I hope this isn't true, THQ are one of the few publishers I don't mind.
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  6. Post #6
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    January 2006
    1,040 Posts


    Also, why that smiley in the OP post? It's not funny when people are losing their jobs.
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  7. Post #7

    November 2010
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    Not before Dawn of War 3 they don't.
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  8. Post #8
    Jeep-Eep's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Not before Homeworld 3 they don't.
    Fixed.
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    March 2008
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    Not before Dawn of War 3 they don't.
    And CoH 2 aswell.
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  10. Post #10
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    May 2009
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    I wasn't looking forward for Saints Row 4 either way to be honest, SRTT just didn't feel like Saints Row 2 at all which just half-heartedly ruined the feel of the game for me

    A shame to hear this though, they've made so many other great titles
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  11. Post #11
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    March 2009
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    I'll never forgive THQ for interfering with STALKER so much.
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    March 2009
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    Don't you dare, I want Metro: Last Light
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  13. Post #13
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    May 2009
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    i don't believe it

    too many good games to go under
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  14. Post #14
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    September 2008
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    I don't want to believe it, but Red Faction Armageddon is to blame if it is true. If I've heard correctly, it was their biggest failure. But that doesn't mean titles like CoH or Saints Row won't be picked up by another publisher, right?
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  15. Post #15
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    August 2008
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    quickly buy more of their games so he lives!!
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  16. Post #16
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    June 2010
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    So much for hopes of Homeworld 3
    As long as they take more lessons from the originals than the last installment in matters of everything but graphics, yesss please.

    I absolutely loved the 3D space fighting with handpicked mixed squads and atmosphere especially the beginning of HW1 built up. A shame the replacement enemy in HW2 just kinda comes out of nowhere, wrecks even the most OP race in the galaxy without much explanation and is then swiftly defeated by a ridiculously overpowered Deus Ex Machina, and part of the micromanagement I liked was stripped without any option to go back to the old system.

    Hopefully, if a third game comes out, it'll be about something creepy like the Ghost Ship or Beast. Tho the latter almost went over the top for me in terms of weirdness. But it did a great job as a credible threat imo, since the Taiidan and Turians suffered a lot of losses in the last game.
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  17. Post #17
    I paid $999.99 for a forum upgrade and all I got was a beating from my mother :(
    usaokay's Avatar
    February 2005
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    Don't you dare, I want Metro: Last Light
    4A Games (developer of the Metro games) isn't a subsidiary of THQ, so when THQ goes down, the game will be published by another company.
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  18. Post #18
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    Dennab
    November 2006
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    Sucks that people are losing jobs. But most of the games they've released recently.. Aren't that very well done.

  19. Post #19
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    October 2007
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    4A Games (developer of the Metro games) isn't a subsidiary of THQ, so when THQ goes down, the game will be published by another company.
    Yeah but think about STALKER 2, it would be horrible if that got cancelled just after they announced they'd carry on with it.
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    I paid $999.99 for a forum upgrade and all I got was a beating from my mother :(
    usaokay's Avatar
    February 2005
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    Yeah but think about STALKER 2, it would be horrible if that got cancelled just after they announced they'd carry on with it.
    GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and its own development company aren't owned by THQ, so the sequel would come out if GSC can find another publisher.
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    October 2007
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    GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and its own development company aren't owned by THQ, so the sequel would come out if GSC can find another publisher.
    I hope so, I'd hate to see stalker get cancelled.
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  22. Post #22
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    April 2007
    9,131 Posts
    THQ stock, now just 50 cents each!


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  23. Post #23
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    Dennab
    September 2010
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    THQ will be fine after darksiders 2.
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  24. Post #24
    LOL
    Dennab
    August 2009
    2,070 Posts
    THQ stock, now just 50 cents each!


    Purchase your stocks now folks because as soon as the new Homeworld, DoW, CoH, and Metro game comes out it's gonna skyrocket up to $5 a stock
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  25. Post #25
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    November 2008
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    And now you realize why they are throwing tons of sr3 dlc all over the place
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  26. Post #26
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    The chances of Homeworld 3 happening in the next 5 years are slim to none. It's sad, considering the series continues to have a loyal following.

    Almost all good THQ games were created by Relic. If THQ goes down, I'm sure Relic will live on, someone will buy them. Hopefully, it won't be EA.
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  27. Post #27
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    ViralHatred's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,408 Posts
    The chances of Homeworld 3 happening in the next 5 years are slim to none. It's sad, considering the series continues to have a loyal following.

    Almost all good THQ games were created by Relic. If THQ goes down, I'm sure Relic will live on, someone will buy them. Hopefully, it won't be EA.

    So long as Relic don't go the way of the Bentusi. There will always be hope.
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  28. Post #28
    Whose dick do i have to suck to get an unban?
    Dennab
    July 2010
    4,828 Posts
    I enjoy the UFC games... I just hope ThQ release a few more.. before bowing out.

  29. Post #29
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    Red Faction, the 1998 game, was my favorite in the world, and introduced me to FPS'S. When I was 6, I'd come home very day and play it. It was just so amazing. THQ has always been a publisher I loved for that. Red Faction original IMO is the best Red Faction.
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  30. Post #30
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    July 2007
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    Red Faction, the 1998 game, was my favorite in the world, and introduced me to FPS'S. When I was 6, I'd come home very day and play it. It was just so amazing. THQ has always been a publisher I loved for that. Red Faction original IMO is the best Red Faction.
    Red Faction is way better than Half Life but it never gets any praise.
    It has a better story, destructable environments, and variety.
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  31. Post #31
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    May 2005
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    Red Faction is way better than Half Life but it never gets any praise.
    It has a better story, destructable environments, and variety.
    That might have something to do with the fact that Red Faction came out 3 years after Half Life.
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  32. Post #32
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    June 2010
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    ...Hopefully, if a third game comes out, it'll be about something creepy like the Ghost Ship or Beast...
    Shit outta luck, Arinn Dembo's moved on to Keberos.

    Ever wonder why SOTS has so much nightmare fuel?

  33. Post #33
    Fuck Bitches, Get Scritches
    Suitcase's Avatar
    April 2005
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    Goodbye, Homeworld. :<
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  34. Post #34
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    March 2011
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    Goodbye, Homeworld. :<
    Goodbye, Saints Row :<
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  35. Post #35
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Too bad. Rather have another die off...

  36. Post #36
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,734 Posts
    Fuck off, THQ was one of the better ones!

  37. Post #37
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    September 2008
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    Goodbye, Saints Row :<
    Isn't that made by Volition? And isn't Volition separate like 4A?
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  38. Post #38
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    March 2007
    2,880 Posts
    Always liked THQ. It's just one of those names that you see anywhere and it feels totally OK. I mean, most of us likely grew up to some degree playing all of the big-name THQ titles, so this really feels like a kick to the guts to see them go.

    Wish they'd caught on sooner and had a chance to really change this outcome, but from what I've read, management really got in the way and screwed the pooch for all the hard workers in the company. Such a shame.
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    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    16,734 Posts
    I don't think "Oh fuck, published by EA" and I don't think "Aww yeah, published by valve!" I just kind of think "THQ's alright by me."

  40. Post #40
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    July 2011
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    Subsidiary Studios of THQ:

    Relic Entertainment in Vancouver, BC, founded in May 1997, acquired in May 2004.
    THQ Studio San Diego in San Diego, California, acquired from Midway Games in August 2009.
    Vigil Games in Austin, Texas, founded in 2005, acquired in 2006.
    Volition in Champaign, Illinois, founded in November 1996, acquired in September 2000.
    THQ Studio Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, founded in October 2010 is THQ's first North

    So yup. When THQ goes down, Most likely Relic and Volition will too.

    Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THQ#Studios
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