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EA named as potential buyer of THQ

Electronic Arts has been named as one of the potential buyers of THQ’s assets.

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The_Infected1293d ago

God no! They better just unlist theirselves as a potential buyer. I'd much rather Sony or Microsoft buy them honestly.

biRdy1293d ago

yea seeing how bad they handled Bioware which was in my opinion a flawless studio I can't imagine them doing that to any of THQ's IPs

DeFFeR1292d ago

Oh Bioware... you were SO good...

Army_of_Darkness1292d ago

saints row is probably the only IP I like from thq.

ZeroX98761292d ago

@ Army_of_Darkness

I consider Darksiders as a great franchise!
Warhammer dawn of war was pretty good back then (only played the first one tough)

ritsuka6661293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

I hope Valve buy them instead, Valve may not be the most reputable company, but they're the most respected. ... IMO it's better than having EA manage it and them putting all THQ ... PLEASE buy THQ Valve!

Root1292d ago

I know right

I'd rather Sony buy something like Saints Row from them, they could reboot it and turn it into the GTA game for their system. I would of said MS but they had their chance with Crackdown.

EA will ruin them...where the hell is Warnerbros

DOMination-1291d ago

THQ imo are already ruined. Most of their games are terrible. EA have developed some great games this gen.

DeadlyFire1291d ago

The biggest parties interested are EA, Warner Bros, and Ubisoft it appears.

If the sale does not make above 60-70 Million then all assets will be sold to Clearwater and THQ's save itself plan will continue. If not whatever they own will go to whoever buys it.

They do not own South Park or 4A games. So another name might publish those two games. Not sure if THQ owns Metro.

I personally expect Saints Row, Red Faction, Companies of Heroes, Darksiders, Warhammer, and other notable titles land in decent homes.

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Y_51501293d ago

Btw I like the old THQ logo (Picture of this article) better than the new one.
Sony
EA
Nintendo
I've heard all of them can be potential buyers so...Lets just wait and see and don't speculate on this subject any further?

phantomexe1293d ago

I no alot of people hate EA but i like them a great deal. Don't get me wrong i wasn't a fan of the EA....what 10 years ago with them buying westwood but they have tryed to change there imagine. Bioware wasn't in good shape when EA came along. Who knows without EA we may have never seen ME or dragon age.

aLucidMind1292d ago

We would still have seen Dragon Age: Origins and ME1 since BioWare was bought during the last year of DAO's dev cycle, iirc.

RuleofOne343 1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

Wasn't ME already out there like was Jade Empire, KOTOR,Shattered Steel,Baldur's Gate,Neverwinter Nights. think they were doing ok without EA

pandehz1292d ago (Edited 1292d ago )

I like EA too.

The majority of the games that take up my time year and year again are EA games.

Some games turn out to be average sometimes but that does not mean the entire publisher's gone berserk.

DA2 was average and the entire community went berserk lmao.

Without EA there wouldnt be ME, Dragon Age, Battlefield as it is today (which is my most played game till today), Crysis, pushing state of the art graphics everywhere, and a whole lotta other IP's hell anyone who plays fifa will be buying it for the next 10 yrs lol. Also show me another boxing game as engaging as Fight night?

Ppl can hate all they want but they know they've played some dam fine games coz of EA and the talented dev's under EA. It is not easy to manage a comp like EA and to channell resources to every game, new ip's , new engines etc take risks and do all it does year after year is pretty daunting.

Im not a fan of any company or whatever but I just assessed what games did I love a lot in the past five years and majority were EA titles for me.

Dont think many publishers risk making games like Crysis 3, NFS the run (lol this was a huge risk in my head), Kingdoms of Amalur, SWTOR and lots more.

just wiki how many games EA have made and you'll be shocked. So yea anyone hating on EA well hate on it if you want. I grew up playing EA for the past 15 yrs so Im not too worried.

If EA gets THQ then well atleast they will get the funding they need to promote the game and maybe more. Well im not the best judge and everyone here who hates on EA has come from a long line of assumptions based on other assumptions. I for one see for what it is. I had fun with their games. nuff said

modesign1292d ago

doesnt matter THQ is screwed with or without EA buyout, atleast EA could keep them in business slightly longer than just having THQ liquidate and go out of business.

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