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And THQ Bites The Dust In The Next Few Weeks

Discussion in 'Other Video Game Discussion' started by AuraChannelerChris, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris What a pain to relax...

    THQ only has a few weeks before its eventual closure.

    All of its employees are going to lose their jobs. Luckily, a portion of their company was sold at an auction, but still... They focused many of their efforts on poor products like uDraw, for example. They wasted a LOT of money there, but there are other reasons like shifting their focus from licensed games to their violent games.

    ...So, does anybody here have fond memories playing their games?
  2. Zibdas

    Zibdas not bad

    I remember SPongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom and the Movie Game were both excellent pieces in my childhood mind. Aside from that, not much comes to mind.
  3. woot21

    woot21 super noob

    The old wrestling games for the N64.

    woot21 out dawgs
  4. Dread Advocate

    Dread Advocate †Stay Metal†

    Red Faction. Darksiders. Metro. Really the only games I ever cared about from THQ.
  5. AuroriumX

    AuroriumX The Interceptor

    Saints Row was also a great series, a GTA clone that didn't take itself too seriously.
  6. ebevan91

    ebevan91 Well-Known Member

    Relic (Company of Heroes, Dawn of War) was bought by SEGA.
  7. Mister_SGG

    Mister_SGG Well-Known Member

    A lot of other companies have been offering them jobs over Twitter, so I think the employees will be fine.

    About THQ itself, I've seen their familiar logo on a lot of childhood games, so this is really too bad.
  8. ForgottenPearl

    ForgottenPearl Well-Known Member

    I can't say I was a fan of most THQ games. I know THQ distributed the Sonic Advance series in North America, but that's just about all the games I have related to them. They did make a decent SpongeBob game that I have on my GBA, though.

    I do think this is a bad sign for the video game industry as a whole, though. Mid-sized companies are screwed with just a few slip-ups. It's tough when video game budgets are so high nowadays.

    I hope the employees find other work well.
  9. ImAnOKIE12

    ImAnOKIE12 Sexy Cowboy

    Didn't they make an Atv game for Gamecube? I loved that game, still have it, its sad to see them shutting down.

  10. Meeker

    Meeker It needs a fence.

    Man, they published the US version of one favorite games: S.T.AL.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. They didn't make it, they just released it in the US, since the makers are Ukrainian.
  11. Lucario95

    Lucario95 Behold The Aura!

    Bye Bye Saints Row... Its nice to had played one of your games.
  12. Born Better

    Born Better God of Lightning

    WWE series.
  13. I just hope the former employees can find good jobs in the industry. :)
  14. Charizard Champion#06

    Charizard Champion#06 Spiral Warrior

    *looks at game collection*

    Seems like I don't even own any THQ games...

    Though Metro 2033 looked interesting.
  15. Wait, are we no longer going to be able to but THQ's former games? ONO
  16. Meeker

    Meeker It needs a fence.

    How could I forget that they published the American version of that too (great game by the way). Wait, does that mean... No Metro: Last Light... I'm crushed by this sad bit of news. I'll go sit in the corner and rethink my life...
  17. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    No, that's not what it means.

    Almost all of THQ's assets were purchased. Relic Entertainment (creators of Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes) were bought by SEGA, Koch Media (parent company of Deep Silver, the team responsible for Dead Island) bought Volition and Metro, Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal (working on South Park and the Stick of Truth), and Crytek bought Homefront.

    The only group that wasn't bought up was Vigil Games - creators of Darksiders.
  18. Dread Advocate

    Dread Advocate †Stay Metal†

  19. moneylesswario

    moneylesswario Shudo's Powerhouses

    The only game I have from them is Spongebob: BFBB, one of the few good licensed games.
  20. Dragalge

    Dragalge This is more than 20 characters long

    Spongebob: BFBB definitely. When I was younger, I remember being grasped for hours on that game. Ah memories. Same applies for Saints Row too.

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