A message from the president of THQ...

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#1 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

Jason Rubin, President of THQ has posted a message regarding the future of THQ and it's games...

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#2 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1731 posts) -

Fantastic news for THQ and its employees.

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#3 Posted by PublicNuisance (4582 posts) -

I hope their CEO, who in my opinion is mostly responsible fro their current hardship, gets fired.

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#4 Posted by QQabitmoar (1892 posts) -

I hope half the stuff he;s saying are true. I really hope THQ survives, they make some of my favourite series.

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#5 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -

I hope half the stuff he;s saying are true. I really hope THQ survives, they make some of my favourite series.

QQabitmoar
Sounds legit to me, great news for everyone! I'm pretty glad about this as some of their biggest games are in development and would definitely be a good investment.
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#6 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

I hope their CEO, who in my opinion is mostly responsible fro their current hardship, gets fired.

PublicNuisance
Brian Farrell? The whole uDraw thing. Yeah... Well, at least their suits are noble enough to take 50% salary cuts for 2012. You don't see many exec's doing that. As THQ president, I really like Jason Rubin. Great news. I hope this is truly a new start for THQ.
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#7 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

Yeah, THQ have some great franchises on their hands, it would be a shame to see EA and Activision buy them if THQ started selling off assets.

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#8 Posted by 4th3ist (509 posts) -
More discussion about it here then thq's website (0 comments) Just found that amusing
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#9 Posted by PublicNuisance (4582 posts) -

[QUOTE="PublicNuisance"]

I hope their CEO, who in my opinion is mostly responsible fro their current hardship, gets fired.

Elann2008

Brian Farrell? The whole uDraw thing. Yeah... Well, at least their suits are noble enough to take 50% salary cuts for 2012. You don't see many exec's doing that. As THQ president, I really like Jason Rubin. Great news. I hope this is truly a new start for THQ.

Noble as they may be I know if I cost my company $50 million I sure wouldn't have a job. I got fired once for yelling at a coworker and I made that company more money than anyone at my position there had previously.

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#10 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"][QUOTE="PublicNuisance"]

I hope their CEO, who in my opinion is mostly responsible fro their current hardship, gets fired.

PublicNuisance

Brian Farrell? The whole uDraw thing. Yeah... Well, at least their suits are noble enough to take 50% salary cuts for 2012. You don't see many exec's doing that. As THQ president, I really like Jason Rubin. Great news. I hope this is truly a new start for THQ.

Noble as they may be I know if I cost my company $50 million I sure wouldn't have a job. I got fired once for yelling at a coworker and I made that company more money than anyone at my position there had previously.

It was actually more than $50 million loss in those uDraw projections. It was more like $100 million, not including the 1.4 million units sitting around, unsold. I agree with you though, noble as it may be, they really need to get their act together, ESPECIALLY the CEO.

Jason Rubin is probably the best thing that happened to them in the past 6-8 months. The sad thing, no matter how noble and great of an employee you are, one f'up can cause you your job. It seems more and more that everyone is replaceable these days.

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#11 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39749 posts) -

that is a very reassuring letter from a man involved in a business that is, sorry to say, populated by some of the more immature professionals out there.

Bravo, THQ

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#12 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
AWESOME news!! THQ are awesome, and it means we will continue getting great games.
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#13 Posted by snowcloud20 (25 posts) -
we are behind you bro.VIVA THQ
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#14 Posted by ririf123 (25 posts) -

Game of THQ is good. but Why?

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#16 Posted by Lach0121 (10973 posts) -

Fantastic news! THQ does a lot of games I like.

I am really looking forward to Southpark, and Company of Heroes 2.

We just got WWE '13 on ps3, which is a THQ game. They did a fantastic job with this one too. Honestly its the best wrestling game I have played since the N64.

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#18 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Fantastic news! THQ does a lot of games I like.

I am really looking forward to Southpark, and Company of Heroes 2.

We just got WWE '13 on ps3, which is a THQ game. They did a fantastic job with this one too. Honestly its the best wrestling game I have played since the N64.

Lach0121
WWF No Mercy! :D
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#19 Posted by Assimilat0r (757 posts) -

I am very pleased to hear this.

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#20 Posted by General_X (9137 posts) -
Yaaaaaay Metro Last Light will be finished! I went ahead and bought the Darksiders Franchise Pack on Steam to celebrate lol. (Already own Dark Siders 1 though, mainly interested in 2 + the DLC)
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#21 Posted by Lach0121 (10973 posts) -

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Fantastic news! THQ does a lot of games I like.

I am really looking forward to Southpark, and Company of Heroes 2.

We just got WWE '13 on ps3, which is a THQ game. They did a fantastic job with this one too. Honestly its the best wrestling game I have played since the N64.

Elann2008

WWF No Mercy! :D

I remember WCW vs NWO world Tour, and WCW vs NWO Revenge. There was one other that was just like it, might be No Mercy.

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#22 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

THQ has definitely turned into one of the best publishers out there this generation, despite the unfortunate decisions made by their previous management.

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#23 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

Heads up, looks like Ubisoft may be about to acquire THQ...

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ubisoft-plots-thq-bid/0108645

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#26 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Heads up, looks like Ubisoft may be about to aquire THQ...

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ubisoft-plots-thq-bid/0108645

HyperWarlock

I hope they acquire THQ. Better Ubisoft then the "other" big publishers. Other good choices would be 2K games, Square Enix..

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#27 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

Heads up, looks like Ubisoft may be about to aquire THQ...

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ubisoft-plots-thq-bid/0108645

Elann2008

I hope they acquire THQ. Better Ubisoft then the "other" big publishers. Other good choices would be 2K games, Square Enix..

Ugh, can you imagine what EA would do to Metro or Company of Heroes. Company of Heroes would become a free to play game with micro transactions designed with tablets in mind and Metro would be an annualized generic FPS.

Horrible.

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#28 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

Heads up, looks like Ubisoft may be about to aquire THQ...

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ubisoft-plots-thq-bid/0108645

HyperWarlock

I hope they acquire THQ. Better Ubisoft then the "other" big publishers. Other good choices would be 2K games, Square Enix..

Ugh, can you imagine what EA would do to Metro or Company of Heroes. Company of Heroes would become a free to play game with micro transactions designed with tablets in mind and Metro would be an annualized generic FPS.

Horrible.

I could imagine it, but it would give me a brain aneurysm. I'd hate to see anything bad happen to COH and Metro, let alone THQ's entire game lineup. EA would push for tacked-on multiplayer.

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#29 Posted by flipin_jackass (9770 posts) -

[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

I hope they acquire THQ. Better Ubisoft then the "other" big publishers. Other good choices would be 2K games, Square Enix..

Elann2008

Ugh, can you imagine what EA would do to Metro or Company of Heroes. Company of Heroes would become a free to play game with micro transactions designed with tablets in mind and Metro would be an annualized generic FPS.

Horrible.

I could imagine it, but it would give me a brain aneurysm. I'd hate to see anything bad happen to COH and Metro, let alone THQ's entire game lineup. EA would push for tacked-on multiplayer.

Then all the little pieces left of old THQ would get shut down in a matter of 3 or so years... and industry would abuse a bad 'Relic' pun somewhere in there...