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Submitted by GamerCheese 736d ago | opinion piece

Who is Best Suited to Purchase THQ's Assets?

Looking at all the appropriate candidates to purchase bankrupt THQ's assets, there are several reasons why Epic Games' ex-golden boy Cliff Bleszinski has what it takes to turn most THQ titles into profitable blockbusters. (Cliff Bleszinski, Greg Zeschuk, Industry, Peter Molyneux, PS3, THQ, Xbox 360)

pandehz  +   736d ago
Yep slow news day it seems
Ezz2013  +   735d ago
i don't care who buy them as long as they give them the free well to make what they love
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cgoodno  +   735d ago
Clearlake...
konnerbllb  +   735d ago
I'd like to point out Clearlake had already bought them publicly before this was written.
cgoodno  +   735d ago
Not yet. Clearlake has put in a minimum bid that will go into effect after a period of time. Others are allowed to offer a bid, but it must be more than what Clearlake initially bid.
konnerbllb  +   735d ago
cgoodno, I see. Thanks for the update.
prototypeknuckles  +   736d ago
i just hope activision, EA, or Capcom dont buy the assets, now if ubisoft wanted to that would be good news
showtimefolks  +   736d ago
activision will be going after saints row to compete with GTA, EA will look into wwe license for sure, just look at UFC.

UBI
Zinemax(my sleepr pick to buy most of the assets- they already have some big IP's under them like Skyrim and fallout, and own ID)
Sony/MS..both may get involved
guitarded77  +   735d ago
I see Activision as a highly likely candidate. it has huge capital from CoD and Skylanders, they need some new franchises to run into the ground, and Darksiders and Saint's Row would be perfect for their business model. I know it's not a pretty scenario, but Activision has the money, and they have the need of some of THQ's assets.
Erudito87  +   736d ago
another independant studio would be good but i bet the dark side activision is going to buy it
SonyStyled  +   736d ago
cliffy b looks like he just got his balls cut off
Knight_Crawler  +   736d ago
So you actually know how Cliffy B looks with his balls cut off -_-
guitarded77  +   735d ago
Nah, he knows what a married man looks like... same thing.
Root  +   735d ago
I wouldn't mind if the Saints Row ip went to Sony, would be nice what they could do with it if they rebooted it. It could be the exclusive "GTA" game for them if they did it right.
RuleofOne343  +   735d ago
Then MS would have to buy or obtain a very long exclusive deal for GTA. Just to satisfy their fan base
which would be kinda of a sweet deal.
Root  +   735d ago
Why would they have to do that, why don't they just make their own open world IP

I would of said the same for Sony but they have inFAMOUS which is open world and hopefully they'll have AGENT coming next gen

GTA would never go exclusive...they want money on both sides, they arn't making the same mistake this did with GTA4
Rockefellow  +   735d ago
Their own open-root IP exists-- the adequate Crackdown series.

Anyway, Rockstar might have been willing to shell out timed DLC to Microsoft, but I doubt they'd let an entire game sit for "very long" only on Xbox.
MikeMyers  +   735d ago
Sounds like Root would love every IP owned by Sony. Thankfully he ain't running the show. Oh well, might as well go back to hating everything in the meantime.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/...

Good luck on it selling 5 million copies if it were only on the PS3.
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Root  +   735d ago
Dude what the f*** is your problem

Why are you trying to start arguments and being an arse, who said I want every IP to be owned by Sony if that was the case I would of said "I want everything to go to Sony".

Hating everything...you don't even know me mate I've been here for like 3 days so don't try and make up crap so you look big.
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MikeMyers  +   735d ago
I don't have a problem but by the looks of things you do with all your negativity. Saints Row is already a great franchise that has managed to hold their own against a giant ip like GTA. So why would limiting the availability of it be a good thing? Sony doesn't hold some magic wand and make good developers better, they are already talented. THQ needs someone to turn the company around and if Saints Row were to be an exclusive ip then that would mean potentially less sales.

"It could be the exclusive "GTA" game for them if they did it right. "

The series is already doing things right. It's the company itself that is in question and Saints Row is one of the better ip's. Sony taking control of all of those ip's would just limit the fanbase.
RuleofOne343  +   735d ago
Microsoft studio.
Godchild1020  +   735d ago
Maybe Sony or Nintendo. Hell, even Valve or Apple can buy them.
RuleofOne343  +   735d ago
The Article asked a simple question WHO.
I answered it but guess my answer does not bode well with everyone , but then again I really don't buy anything from the other 4 companies so had no need to mention them .
wiiulee  +   735d ago
wow...how did thq become bankrupt...well nintendo should purchase them
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ApolloTheBoss  +   735d ago
Let Vigil Games go to Ubisoft. That would be too perfect.
phantomexe  +   735d ago
I can't remember the last time i purchased a THQ game. Well i rented homefront but thats not purchasing. i don't know really.
FarCryLover182  +   735d ago
If I remember correctly, I think that I read where some bank is planning on purchasing THQ's assets once they go through and finish the bankruptcy process. I hope THQ stay independent.

They really should have never made uDraw, but if they did.... they should have produced a few million fewer.
TooTall19  +   735d ago
Why do people like Ubisoft so much? They are one of my least favorite publishers. I would hate to see THQ games go to them.
porkChop  +   735d ago
I see Activision, EA, Microsoft, or Sony picking up Saint's Row.

Ubisoft, Capcom, or Square Enix/Eidos will likely want Darksiders.

Zenimax or Ubisoft will likely go after Metro.

EA has a hard on for taking down CoD, so Homefront is right up their alley. Microsoft might be interested too.

EA will want WWE, they love sports games.

Not really sure who would want Company of Heroes.
black911  +   735d ago
What Ip's do THQ own?
Could Valve buy them?

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