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Infinite Justice
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(01-23-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tensketch

This is exciting stuff, Sega possibly owning Relic for a start is great news.

I really want WB to get Vigil too.

Anyone got any idea when this auction ends and when we'll have the results?

Apparently it will be tommorrow in the sales hearing
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(01-23-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

They certainly make more fun RTS, although CoH is still unbalanced 6 years later, and each expansion breaks the balance again in new and exciting ways.

come at me bro
speedpop
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(01-23-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

They certainly make more fun RTS, although CoH is still unbalanced 6 years later, and each expansion breaks the balance again in new and exciting ways.

That's why we are all feverishly waiting CoH2!
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(01-23-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

I think Relic is a better RTS company then Blizzard but if sega can make money off relic and relic can keep making games i like i'll be happy.

I agree with you. I think Relic is much better too and it would be awesome if Relic is able to continue what they do.
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(01-23-2013, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by bishoptl

come at me bro

Red vs Red

Interesting!
IpKaiFung
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

They certainly make more fun RTS, although CoH is still unbalanced 6 years later, and each expansion breaks the balance again in new and exciting ways.

Small sample size but in our latest tournament season the wins have been 50/50

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...fVjlSZHc#gid=2
GamerSoul
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(01-23-2013, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vade

Having no debt in the business world is generally not considered 'good' since now shareholders will be more anxious about wanted dividends. They will assume the company is not investing to increase its size, scope ect. so they want a return.

Obviously you need to have controlled debt, but not having any debt can be a red flag to investors that are looking for growth generation and not just a safe dividend return.

With my very limited knowledge on this subject, that's what I've heard: some dept could be good. Maybe they're just that good. lol
ThoseDeafMutes
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(01-23-2013, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by bishoptl

come at me bro


Panther battlegroups too cheap

Axis steamroller game design fundamentally frustrating

Forward observation officers is OP

Fucking allied inf blobs man
Parallacs
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(01-23-2013, 12:49 AM)
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Relic... Relic... where have I heard that company?

Oh yeah!

HOMEWORLD!

Oh please make it work. I know all the original members are gone, but please make it work SEGA!
HoosTrax
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(01-23-2013, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

I think Relic is a better RTS company then Blizzard but if sega can make money off relic and relic can keep making games i like i'll be happy.

I certainly think so. Although neither Relic nor CA seem completely adept at branching out into third person action games.
speedpop
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(01-23-2013, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Parallacs

Relic... Relic... where have I heard that company?

Oh yeah!

HOMEWORLD!

Oh please make it work. I know all the original members are gone, but please make it work SEGA!

A new Homeworld could only happen if Activision did it.
i-Lo
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(01-23-2013, 12:51 AM)
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I am lttp and as such, wanted to inquire about the status these IPs: Metro, Saints Row and SP SoT.

Thank you.
Santiako
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(01-23-2013, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by i-Lo

I am lttp and as such, wanted to inquire about the status these IPs: Metro, Saints Row and SP SoT.

Thank you.

We don't know anything yet.
Nirolak
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(01-23-2013, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Infinite Justice

Apparently it will be tommorrow in the sales hearing

As a note, the auction might not have a cut off time, so that could get delayed if needed.

I'm not sure if people are 16+ hours interested in THQ's assets, but it's possible.
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(01-23-2013, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jibbajabbawockky



EXCELLENT.

I think Sega is probably about as good as it gets for Relic, if indeed they end up there. Sega seems to have done right by Creative Assembly and both of those teams under Sega would give Sega a lot of nice strategy franchises plus Warhammer. Very nice.

They're also investing really heavily in Creative Assembly, so they're doing even better by them than it may look on the surface.
i-Lo
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(01-23-2013, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Santiako

We don't know anything yet.

So something tomorrow then?

Thanks by the way.
Lionel Mandrake
(01-23-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Really hope Volition and the Saints Row property come out alright.
Celine
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(01-23-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

That's why they recently massively overhauled the division.

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Basically they kept alive (for retail) only the profitable ventures (Sonic, CA strategy games, FM etc.)
shrapnelmagnet
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(01-23-2013, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

As a note, the auction might not have a cut off time, so that could get delayed if needed.

I'm not sure if people are 16+ hours interested in THQ's assets, but it's possible.

It was explained to me that there was no deadline. But that might've changed.
Technosteve
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(01-23-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

They certainly make more fun RTS, although CoH is still unbalanced 6 years later, and each expansion breaks the balance again in new and exciting ways.

yes yes, i have been informed by a very hardcore player that they did fix it some what. I stop having fun with the last expansion. I thought Panzer Elite were super fun and balance due to there HUGE disadvantages while the british can eat a bag a dicks.

Americans vs Wehr will always be the most fun match up they had the game almost perfectly balanced till they broke it with the expansion.

Did they ever fix the 1% bug?
TheFatOne
(01-23-2013, 12:56 AM)
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I'm sorry if I missed this, but what is going to happen to the new South Park game?
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(01-23-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by shrapnelmagnet

It was explained to me that there was no deadline. But that might've changed.

Yeah that would be pretty standard.

The court date being tentative based on assumptions of how long the auction would take, but if people really like THQ's assets, it could last much longer.
PaulLFC
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(01-23-2013, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

activision blizzard not interested =/

Good.
deviljho
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(01-23-2013, 12:57 AM)

Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I'm sorry if I missed this, but what is going to happen to the new South Park game?

published by Marklars now
Jibbajabbawockky
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(01-23-2013, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

They're also investing really heavily in Creative Assembly, so they're doing even better by them than it may look on the surface.

That's been my impression with everything I've seen of Rome 2 so far- it looks expensive. In that, it looks like a good chunk of money is being put into that game, which is fine by me!
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(01-23-2013, 12:58 AM)
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I think the big question we need to find out is whats happening to THQs in house studio.
Lasthope106
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(01-23-2013, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I'm sorry if I missed this, but what is going to happen to the new South Park game?

My prediction is that it's safe. The bombcast crew did a little digging and found that THQ was only the publisher. Obsidian was fully funded by another party to make the game.

Metro should be safe too. Someone is bound to pick it up for retail. The 4A guy can always self-publish on Steam.
Beautifully Shaped Monsters
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I really hope it's true. SEGA has shown that they can look after a studio quite well with CA, and Relic deserves to be owned by a company that believes in them.
Eusis
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(01-23-2013, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheFatOne

I'm sorry if I missed this, but what is going to happen to the new South Park game?

Maybe SE, noticing they're desperately lacking in RPGs people give a shit about, take it up. Though I think it'd be more amusing/interesting 10 years ago.
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(01-23-2013, 12:59 AM)
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I cant believe clearlake almost got away with stealing THQ away for a pittance.
Acosta
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(01-23-2013, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by speedpop

A new Homeworld could only happen if Activision did it.

No, THQ bought the rights of Homeworld years ago. The IP is probably up for grab in this auction (Sega, grab it! keep the hope alive!).
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(01-23-2013, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lasthope106

My prediction is that it's safe. The bombcast crew did a little digging and found that THQ was only the publisher. Obsidian was fully funded by another party to make the game.

This isn't true. Viacom was funding it until late 2011, then THQ picked it up and has been funding the game since.

Of course, I imagine the game will be fine even if THQ does lose it, since it's almost done and it still has the backing of South Park Digital Studios. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been involved from the beginning, and they have a lot of money. They're not going to let it die.
Imbarkus
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(01-23-2013, 01:01 AM)
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From the animated box cover thread. Thought it might be appropriate to repost it today.

speedpop
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(01-23-2013, 01:03 AM)
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It's always weird when people forget the dinosaur in the room when it concerns Sega's acquisition of Sports Interactive. Football Manager is a golden goose.

But it will be crazy to consider the fact that Sega might have two developers making excellent games that concern both Warhammer universes. Finally.

Originally Posted by Acosta

No, THQ bought the rights of Homeworld years ago. The IP is probably up for grab in this auction (Sega, grab it! keep the hope alive!).

Oh dear, do not give me hope.
miladesn
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(01-23-2013, 01:03 AM)
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dunno if it's relevant now, but this is from a Relic employee.



https://twitter.com/neilrodway

he says they will know tomorrow.
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(01-23-2013, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

dunno if it's relevant now, but this is from a Relic employee.



https://twitter.com/neilrodway

he says they will know tomorrow.

Yeah those four sound like a pretty straight forward bidding group for Relic.

EA and Sega for all the reasons covered, Ubisoft due to their strategy department and interested in just about all of THQ's properties, and Warner because of diversification and again being a favored bidder for trying to buy everything.
diamount
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(01-23-2013, 01:06 AM)
I don't know why Ubisoft would be interested. Massive haven't done any games of their own since getting purchased, only helping with AC and Far Cry 3.
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(01-23-2013, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by diamount

I don't know why Ubisoft would be interested. Massive haven't done any games of their own since getting purchased, only helping with AC and Far Cry 3.

Ubisoft also makes Anno, Heroes of Might & Magic, and The Settlers, which are all strategy series.

They also published RUSE and EndWar.
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(01-23-2013, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by diamount

I don't know why Ubisoft would be interested. Massive haven't done any games of their own since getting purchased, only helping with AC and Far Cry 3.

Might and Magic franchise (specifically the Heroes branch).
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Originally Posted by HoosTrax

Might and Magic franchise (specifically the Heroes branch).

Which they picked up from the corpse of 3DO.
Infinite Justice
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(01-23-2013, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

dunno if it's relevant now, but this is from a Relic employee.



https://twitter.com/neilrodway

he says they will know tomorrow.

So Sega is currently holding off all of them? interesting
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(01-23-2013, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Ubisoft also makes Anno, Heroes of Might & Magic, and The Settlers, which are all strategy series.

They also published RUSE and EndWar.

They also don't have a MOBA game.
Neato_Jinkins
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(01-23-2013, 01:10 AM)

Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

Panther battlegroups too cheap

Axis steamroller game design fundamentally frustrating

Forward observation officers is OP

Fucking allied inf blobs man

panther battlegroups are terrible and if you let the enemy float 1000mp you deserve to lose

axis needs to be a steamroller because allies are so ruthlessly overpowered early game (particularly brits, who can shit out what amounts to a t2 vehicle at t0)

i dont even know what a forward observation officer is. wehr lieutenant? brit lieutenant? brit captain? none of these things are particularly op, with the exception of the fire up ability brit lieuts get

allied infantry blobs do suck, but there are plenty of ways to deal with them (now more than ever)
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Originally Posted by Lionel Mandrake

Really hope Volition and the Saints Row property come out alright.

Honestly, that's all I care about.

Don't care who gets it. I just want SR4.
Vilam
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(01-23-2013, 01:10 AM)
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"@DDInvesting: THQ: Sources indicate Ubisoft has emerged as a contending bidder for certain THQ assets"
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(01-23-2013, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Infinite Justice

So Sega is currently holding off all of them? interesting

I think Sega might only be there for Relic, whereas the others could be considering bids on a large group of assets, so their decisions might come slower.
diamount
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(01-23-2013, 01:11 AM)

Originally Posted by Nirolak

Ubisoft also makes Anno, Heroes of Might & Magic, and The Settlers, which are all strategy series.

They also published RUSE and EndWar.

I know but it's kinda sad they've left Massive on the wayside. Since Vivendi and now Activision owns the World in Conflict IP, a spiritual successor maybe.
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(01-23-2013, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vilam

"@DDInvesting: THQ: Sources indicate Ubisoft has emerged as a contending bidder for certain THQ assets"

That is both ominous and vague.
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(01-23-2013, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vilam

"@DDInvesting: THQ: Sources indicate Ubisoft has emerged as a contending bidder for certain THQ assets"

The THQ asset known as Patrice Désilets?! :D
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(01-23-2013, 01:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vilam

"@DDInvesting: THQ: Sources indicate Ubisoft has emerged as a contending bidder for certain THQ assets"

Patrice noooo

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