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BD1
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(01-05-2013, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by yurinka

How about Microsoft buying THQ? It would be really cheap for them and would give them some really good studios and IPs, would be good for their 1st party army.

I hope not. I don't want to see a platform holder buy all the IP and make it console exclusive. I'd rather a publisher like WB acquires it and brings it to the masses.
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(01-05-2013, 03:32 AM)
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WWE exclusive to Xbox...
Go Microsoft, make this nightmare a reality!
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(01-05-2013, 03:35 AM)
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I like the idea that Microsoft could buyout the Darksiders team and make a mature Zelda clone.
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(01-05-2013, 03:36 AM)
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Someone email Gabe and tell him to buy relic.
Erethian
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(01-05-2013, 03:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Meelow

I actually agree with some of the people saying Nintendo should buy the Saint's Row IP, it could help them just in case if Nintendo can't get GTA on the Wii U.

The only thing I could see Nintendo ever doing regarding THQ is absorbing Vigil into Retro as a second team, because of the proximity of those two studios. And because Retro has already hired a number of ex-Vigil devs.
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What's the most likely scenario for Relic and the COH IP?

Valve could buy them? That seems highly unlikely since COH doesn't fit in their usual games and it's not a really big franchise to start with. It would be awesome, but I don't think it's ever going to happen. Sega? They have the Total War series so a pure real-time game might fit?

It seems like the future is rather bleak for Relic. :(
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(01-05-2013, 03:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by yurinka

How about Microsoft buying THQ? It would be really cheap for them and would give them some really good studios and IPs, would be good for their 1st party army.

I'd rather not see all of THQ studios stuck making off-year Halo cash ins or Kinect shit.
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Originally Posted by DTKT

What's the most likely scenario for Relic and the COH IP?

Valve could buy them? That seems highly unlikely since COH doesn't fit in their usual games and it's not a really big franchise to start with. It would be awesome, but I don't think it's ever going to happen. Sega? They have the Total War series so a pure real-time game might fit?

It seems like the future is rather bleak for Relic. :(

From someone with a track record of legitimacy, they said the primary (and only) interested candidate at the time was EA.

I'm not sure if that's still true today.
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(01-05-2013, 03:46 AM)
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MS is horrible with acquiring big studios, and I think they know it too. Or at least I hope they know it's a dumb idea to buy a name and set of brands only to see the people who made it leave.
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(01-05-2013, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

From someone with a track record of legitimacy, they said the primary (and only) interested candidate at the time was EA.

I'm not sure if that's still true today.

D:
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(01-05-2013, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

From someone with a track record of legitimacy, they said the primary (and only) interested candidate at the time was EA.

I'm not sure if that's still true today.

That doesn't sound good :(
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(01-05-2013, 03:52 AM)
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EA could be a good fit for CoH if they can make it sell. Slap the Medal of Honor brand name on it and suddenly there are better MoH games than the last two released. :P
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(01-05-2013, 03:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

I like the idea that Microsoft could buyout the Darksiders team and make a mature Zelda clone.

I really hope someone buys the Darksiders IP and gives us sequels :(

Yeah why not Microsoft.
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(01-05-2013, 03:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

EA could be a good fit for CoH if they can make it sell. Slap the Medal of Honor brand name on it and suddenly there are better MoH games than the last two released. :P

That seems like a far too sensible thing for EA to do.
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(01-05-2013, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

EA could be a good fit for CoH if they can make it sell. Slap the Medal of Honor brand name on it and suddenly there are better MoH games than the last two released. :P

Turn an FPS brand into an RTS brand? Don't really think that will work out that well :(
DTKT
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(01-05-2013, 03:56 AM)
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Probably gonna go back to WWII and use the COH names. Company of Heroes sounds like a good name for a FPS.
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(01-05-2013, 03:56 AM)
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Anyone but EA and Activision please.
airborn
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Originally Posted by IpKaiFung

Turn an FPS brand into an RTS brand? Don't really think that will work out that well :(

Rebranding Homefront 2 would make a lot more sense.
TaroYamada
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(01-05-2013, 04:16 AM)
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So basically if we wish THQ to remain intact WB is the final hope?
Matt
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(01-05-2013, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by CrazedProfessional

WWE exclusive to Xbox...
Go Microsoft, make this nightmare a reality!

Well, that wouldn't happen. Guaranteed the WWE has an escape clause in their contract to prevent that exact thing from happening.
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(01-05-2013, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by TaroYamada

So basically if we wish THQ to remain intact WB is the final hope?

I'm afraid the vultures might already be circling. At this rate, THQ is going to be gutted. :-/
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(01-05-2013, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by TaroYamada

So basically if we wish THQ to remain intact WB is the final hope?

I don't see THQ remaining "intact" as a possibility at all. It ceased being a possibility when they ran the company into the ground.
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(01-05-2013, 04:22 AM)
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Karak
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Originally Posted by FateBreaker

Yeah, at 60 million or whatever, I think this would be a good investment for MS. After all, they already have an apparent good relationship with South Park Studios (but, also apparent, not as good with Obsidian). Saints Row and Darksiders could be good for them, and Company of Heroes could help on the PC front. I don't know...for the price and as much as Microsoft Studios made off of Halo 4 in the last two months, it might be worth it.

But I'll be happy with whichever company saves them.

Additionally they had Saints as a exclusive on the 360 didn't they? The first one? It would be a cool move.
I don't really see disbanding everyone and everyone loosing their jobs as BETTER than MS buying them. But the hate is strong in here. As for the others who might buy them. Lets hope. They have some good IP's. Currently I don't think MS would be a bad fit compared to even some of the others being mentioned.
miladesn
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(01-05-2013, 04:24 AM)
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Ubisoft buy THQ Montreal plz xD
Messi
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(01-05-2013, 04:28 AM)
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Will Saints Row 4 die with THQ? Please say it ain't so.
miladesn
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(01-05-2013, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

Will Saints Row 4 die with THQ? Please say it ain't so.

That's their most important property, of course not.
Slayven
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(01-05-2013, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

Will Saints Row 4 die with THQ? Please say it ain't so.

Saints Row is too big a brand to die. Somebody will buy it.
Messi
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(01-05-2013, 04:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

That's their most important property, of course not.

A company like EA would just ruin it. I think.
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(01-05-2013, 04:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

A company like EA would just ruin it. I think.

EA (and Activision) just don't invest in open world genre at all and shutdown whatever they had, don't think those would be actively shopping for it now, they don't find the genre competitive with the likes of Rockstar and the investment it might need.

Other publisher might be more into it like WB.
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Originally Posted by miladesn

EA (and Activision) just don't invest in open world genre at all and shutdown whatever they had, don't think those would be actively shopping for it now, they don't find the genre competitive with the likes of Rockstar and the investment it might need.

Other publisher might be more into it like WB.

I'm not sure if EA is wholly disinterested in it or just feels they currently lack the staff to actually make a successful game in the genre.

Activision was definitely interested in it (Prototype, True Crime: Hong Kong), but felt neither of their bets panned out for similar reasons.

Both publishers took an interest in Take-Two (EA going so far as to attempt a hostile takeover), but yeah, in the end neither of them are making a traditional open world game right now.
Messi
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Originally Posted by miladesn

EA (and Activision) just don't invest in open world genre at all and shutdown whatever they had, don't think those would be actively shopping for it now, they don't find the genre competitive with the likes of Rockstar and the investment it might need.

Other publisher might be more into it like WB.

WB does not seem to be a bad fit, I suppose. I am more worried about whoever buys the franchise gutting it and not understanding what makes it fun.

Edit: wasn't the plan to launch Saints 4 in late 2013? Or am I wrong?
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i called warner way back. I expect them to be aggressive with the ip purchasing, not so much the studios.
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(01-05-2013, 04:39 AM)
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i hope Volition gets a good home.
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(01-05-2013, 04:40 AM)
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Guessing the 5 potential buyers.
Warner Bros
Ubisoft
EA
Activision
Microsoft
Messi
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(01-05-2013, 04:42 AM)
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What are the big IPs that would be up for sale?
Slayven
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(01-05-2013, 04:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

EA (and Activision) just don't invest in open world genre at all and shutdown whatever they had, don't think those would be actively shopping for it now, they don't find the genre competitive with the likes of Rockstar and the investment it might need.

Other publisher might be more into it like WB.

I think there is a difference from building an open world franchise from the ground up and buying GTA's closest competitor.
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(01-05-2013, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messi

Edit: wasn't the plan to launch Saints 4 in late 2013? Or am I wrong?

I thought they were planning Late spring 2013?
Messi
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Originally Posted by Slayven

I think there is a difference from building an open world franchise from the ground up and buying GTA's closest competitor.

But GTA hammers Saints Row. In mindshare and sales.

Originally Posted by Hey You

I thought they were planning Late spring 2013?

That was the DLC , 'Enter the Dominatrix' they cancelled and rolled into 4. Along with the Saints 4 announcement. They were trying to put out many fires :)
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Originally Posted by Pupi18

Guessing the 5 potential buyers.
Warner Bros
Ubisoft
EA
Activision
Microsoft

If it's not going to be massively successful, Activision's not interested. MS is busy with their own initiatives. THQ doesn't have anything someone in their position needs to fight for.
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm not sure if EA is wholly disinterested in it or just feels they currently lack the staff to actually make a successful game in the genre.

Activision was definitely interested in it (Prototype, True Crime: Hong Kong), but felt neither of their bets panned out for similar reasons.

Both publishers took an interest in Take-Two (EA going so far as to attempt a hostile takeover), but yeah, in the end neither of them are making a traditional open world game right now.

yeah, that's what I meant, they tried but after failing to meet expectations they ended everything, Activision said as much when they canned True Crime as well. I just don't think they want to invest in another mid tier open world game again. Saints Row doesn't even sell the 5m minimum they are most likely looking at going into next generation.

I think them being interested in Take-Two is more telling that it's not feasible to compete in the same genre like you can in FPS for example. It takes a long time to make, with a lot of money and the return isn't assured at all. Only Ubisoft is currently successful and that was with a completely different take on the genre and at the same time aggressively annualizing it with high number of staff and cheap work force they have in studios around the world. The others can't afford doing that right now.
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Originally Posted by Pupi18

Guessing the 5 potential buyers.
Warner Bros
Ubisoft
EA
Activision
Microsoft Square Enix

Fixed.
Reallink
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ATVI, EA, MS, and Ubi would definitely destroy whatever properties/teams they bought. I'd rather see TTWO or any JP company (not Capcom) pick up Vigil/Volition and Darksiders/SR.
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Originally Posted by Reallink

ATVI, EA, MS, and Ubi would definitely destroy whatever properties/teams they bought. I'd rather see TTWO or any JP company (not Capcom) pick up Vigil/Volition and Darksiders/SR.

Please. Capcom might be the worst, but not by a wide margin. Most JP publishers barely know what to do with the studios they already own.
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Square Enix is my hope. The IP / studios may not go to utter shit under SE.
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Originally Posted by lexi

Square Enix is my hope. The IP / studios may not go to utter shit under SE.

Tomb Raider says hello.

Edit: Codename 47 wanted to say hi as well.
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I just want to know where WWE is going

what developer makes really good wrestling games
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Originally Posted by Easy_D

Tomb Raider says hello.

Edit: Codename 47 wanted to say hi as well.

If Tomb Raider is "utter shit" then it was utter shit long before it came under Square's umbrella. If you're going to wield the sword of hyperbole try not to cut your own leg off.

The new hitman game is fine.

People on this site complain about reviewers who don't use every number on the 1 to 10 scale while quite a few people around here themselves only use 1 and 10.
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Originally Posted by Malvingt2

Should Nintendo step in?

Part of me wants to see this happen just for the internet backlash.

If Bayonetta 2 was anything to go by then some of those THQ IP's being Nintendo only will create some fun reactions.

The Metro IP is from 4A Games right, does THQ own it or only publish it?

If they own it then i definitely want to see the reaction that would cause.
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(01-05-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Of course, you can be assured that Clearlake will increase its $60 million bid accordingly.

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