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Aquamarine
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(01-24-2013, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by MuseManMike

Originally Posted by Aquamarine


Originally Posted by Darkflight



Google Translate gives me:

Seriously "DARKSIDERS" in the auction sale of THQ Studio & IP rose I remained unsold. Cheap ... I want to buy ...

Here's a better translation I just did:

At THQ's studios and IPs piecemeal auction... they say Darksiders remained unsold...really?

I want to buy it...it's so cheap...

I'd love to see Platinum work on Darksiders 3.

... nice edit.

Didn't know what I was thinking there. Good thing not many people caught that.
Last edited by Aquamarine; 01-24-2013 at 01:04 AM.
Haunted
(01-24-2013, 12:53 AM)
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GAF should've bought them. :(
Orayn
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(01-24-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tensketch



The plot thickens...



Is it... Happening?
NullPointer
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(01-24-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

Didn't know what I was thinking there. Good thing not many people caught that.

Mmhmm.

*glares*
DieH@rd
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(01-24-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn



Is it... Happening?

Worst case scenario = some of Vigil staff will find job in Platinum
Best case scenario = entire Vigil becomes part of Platinum, with Darksiders IP in their possession

No matter what happens... its good.
Last edited by DieH@rd; 01-24-2013 at 12:58 AM.
BY2K
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(01-24-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Please, Platinum, save Darksiders!

And a couple of Vigil dev, while you're at it!
Diablo Rosso
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(01-24-2013, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by tamaster92

Sony should of picked them up and kept darksiders as a playstation answer to zelda.

Alas it's too late.

All the best vigil guys

Sony already have an IP they should be doing that with.
MediEvil
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(01-24-2013, 01:00 AM)
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If Platinum Games buys up Darksiders and Vigil, I think that's a pretty big win for everyone involved.
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(01-24-2013, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by keltickennedy

This fucking sucks. Seriously these are the guys who get left behind? Somehow Homefront keeps going instead of Darksiders??? Tragic.

Homefront was a pile of shit, but it still managed to sell over a million copies. Crytek also has the Timesplitters IP, yet they make sequels to boring games.
ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(01-24-2013, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

Didn't know what I was thinking there. Good thing not many people caught that.

Darksiders artstyle and PG combat?

Match made in heaven!

Please make it happen!
grandjedi6
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(01-24-2013, 01:01 AM)
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You think by now everyone would learn to not make news from tweets by Platinum Studios developers lol
SaberVulcan
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(01-24-2013, 01:02 AM)
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This is no place for a horse

I teared up a little.
Ravensmash
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(01-24-2013, 01:02 AM)
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I can't believe no one picked up Vigil, clearly a bunch of very talented people.

Just read tragic's (Ben's) post and want to wish you all the best of luck. I haven't played through Darksiders, but will rectify that very soon - a franchise that I've heard so much praise for.
muu
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(01-24-2013, 01:02 AM)
Platinum acquires brand and staff, Nintendo provides funds for publishing and becomes WiiU exclusive. "Nintendo stole Darksiders!"
Deadly Cyclone
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(01-24-2013, 01:03 AM)
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Can we start a movement? "Save Darksiders Platinum!" #PlatiumGoesDark.

We need to get this going.
Dahbomb
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(01-24-2013, 01:03 AM)
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Best case scenario = entire Vigil becomes part of Platinum, with Darksiders IP in their possession

God... if you are listening... if you are even there... please for the love of humanity and all things good... let this best case scenario come to light.

Real talk though I would have to imagine that Darksiders would get an art style change if it went with Platinum.
Oersted
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(01-24-2013, 01:04 AM)
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Dropping a tweet

@haydndalton dude I'm so sorry. I loved Vigil. Just FYI Retro is hiring designer


Retro already got the lead character designer of Darksiders...
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Fandangox
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(01-24-2013, 01:05 AM)
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Why did no one buy them :C
ThoughtsOfSpeaking
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(01-24-2013, 01:05 AM)
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Seriously vigil could easily become a PG west. The only problem is, I very much doubt that PG is profitable enough to have two studios.
ShockingAlberto
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(01-24-2013, 01:07 AM)
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I dunno that Platinum has that much money, guys.

Buying the studio and IP, maybe, maybe. But then keeping it running, dealing with organizational problems you have from adding on that many employees in an entirely different country, speaking an entirely different language, all to take on a series that has never made money before to a company that has never self-published their own game?

It's not like you just saying "Oh, I need a DVD player, I should go buy one" and then you buy one.
bgbball31
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(01-24-2013, 01:08 AM)
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I would be ecstatic if Platinum ends up with the Darksiders IP. Darksiders style game in terms of atmosphere, weapons, and dungeons, but with Platinum's take on the combat? Yes, please.
grosvenor_92
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(01-24-2013, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn



Is it... Happening?

Despite not playing either darksiders 1 and 2 (I've heard there good) I love platinum so this could be an awesome combo.
Seraphis Cain
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(01-24-2013, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I dunno that Platinum has that much money, guys.

Buying the studio and IP, maybe, maybe. But then keeping it running, dealing with organizational problems you have from adding on that many employees in an entirely different country, speaking an entirely different language, all to take on a series that has never made money before to a company that has never self-published their own game?

It's not like you just saying "Oh, I need a DVD player, I should go buy one" and then you buy one.

Tag quote.

But seriously, I could see PG buying the Darksiders IP and hiring a few key staffers from Vigil (if they wanted to go to work for a Japanese developer, like you said, language barrier and all). But nothing more than that.
PhoReal
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(01-24-2013, 01:09 AM)
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Things are starting to get real interesting with those tweets.
Hot Coldman
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(01-24-2013, 01:11 AM)
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Jesus, Platinum never fucking sleeps. Those are some exciting tweets.
Mdk7
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(01-24-2013, 01:11 AM)
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Fuck this shitty industry... how come NOBODY even made an offer for them!?!?
They were crazy fucking awesome IMHO, this whole situation is just insane.

I am so terribly sorry.
For them as individuals, for them as a company, for the Darksiders franchise... this really, really sucks.
I'm with you guys!

Just one thing... as a testament of your sick talent, show us a glimpse of that project Crawler you were working on, just to make us proud of you for one last time.
AlphaTwo00
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(01-24-2013, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I dunno that Platinum has that much money, guys.

Buying the studio and IP, maybe, maybe. But then keeping it running, dealing with organizational problems you have from adding on that many employees in an entirely different country, speaking an entirely different language, all to take on a series that has never made money before to a company that has never self-published their own game?

It's not like you just saying "Oh, I need a DVD player, I should go buy one" and then you buy one.

Stop crushing their dreams.
Orayn
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(01-24-2013, 01:12 AM)
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Kotaku is stoking the fires, probably reading this thread as we speak.

(GAF -> Internet) stage complete.
terrdactycalsrock
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(01-24-2013, 01:13 AM)
Thats awful, they made great games and I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs!
Rebel Leader
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

Jesus, Platinum never fucking sleeps. Those are some exciting tweets.


You did that on purpose.... Didn't you >_>
ezekial45
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

Kotaku is stoking the fires, probably reading this thread as we speak.

(GAF -> Internet) stage complete.

That's very irresponsible of them.
scitek
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoughtsOfSpeaking

Seriously vigil could easily become a PG west. The only problem is, I very much doubt that PG is profitable enough to have two studios.

Let Vigil port their games to PC?
PsihoPerihelion
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Good luck, Ben.
markot
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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:(
Makes no sense to me that they wouldnt have gotten bought too... They have a good track record and are obviously capable...
MuseManMike
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by grosvenor_92

Despite not playing either darksiders 1 and 2 (I've heard there good) I love platinum so this could be an awesome combo.

The lore and gameplay in both titles was just so close to being great. They were still working on the formula; now we will never know if it would have clicked.
Hot Coldman
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(01-24-2013, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

You did that on purpose.... Didn't you >_>

What, the weird not-rhyme? Nope :lol

Alberto's probably right. Still, it's nice they're even thinking about it.
toastyToast
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(01-24-2013, 01:15 AM)
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Damn it, Kotaku. Twitter isn't a citable source of information
Raxus
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(01-24-2013, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dahbomb

God... if you are listening... if you are even there... please for the love of humanity and all things good... let this best case scenario come to light.

Real talk though I would have to imagine that Darksiders would get an art style change if it went with Platinum.

Sexy Death? I am currently envisioning Bayonetta with a Death mask on.
Seraphis Cain
bad gameplay lol
(01-24-2013, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by toasty_T

Damn it, Kotaku. Twitter isn't a citable source of information

Neither is Kotaku, so they're even. :lol
Tensketch
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(01-24-2013, 01:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raxus

Sexy Death? I am currently envisioning Bayonetta with a Death mask on.

Anarchy Reigns 2 featuring the 4 horsemen?
Net_Wrecker
(01-24-2013, 01:17 AM)
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Oh snap I'm gone for a few minutes and the Platinum Gods get put into the story.

This be gettin good.
PhoReal
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(01-24-2013, 01:19 AM)
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Put a lil Platinum flavor in a Darksiders game and I'll warm right up to it.
Dizzy-4U
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(01-24-2013, 01:20 AM)
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Go Platinum Go!
Alex
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(01-24-2013, 01:21 AM)
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Man, Darksiders with co-op, that would have been a hell of a thing.
jett
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(01-24-2013, 01:21 AM)
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Good luck to the guys at Vigil. I wonder if Inaba is being serious.

Man that letter in the OP is soul crushing. I don't understand how did nobody bid for them.
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(01-24-2013, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raxus

Sexy Death? I am currently envisioning Bayonetta with a Death mask on.

Don't forget..the tale of Fury still needs to be told.
Aquamarine
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(01-24-2013, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by jett

Good luck to the guys at Vigil. I wonder if Inaba is being serious.

Man that letter in the OP is soul crushing. I don't understand how did nobody bid for them.

I assume the bidders who were able to attend the hearing just didn't want it. Maybe they didn't see any future in the franchise...or they thought they can grab the franchise later on down the road.
LOCK
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(01-24-2013, 01:28 AM)
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If nobody saves Vigil and DS, I will cry so bad. :( Don't make me cry.
nOoblet16
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(01-24-2013, 01:28 AM)
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So it's true...the solution to pretty much every problem in video game industry :

scitek
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(01-24-2013, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I assume the bidders who were able to attend the hearing just didn't want it. Maybe they didn't see any future in the franchise...or they thought they can grab the franchise later on down the road.

I honestly think it just had more to do with the fact that they wouldn't have another game ready to ship for a while.

EDIT: NM, you're talking about Darksiders. Yeah, I think they don't see much potential in it after the sales of 2.

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