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Submitted by biRdy 1126d ago | news

EA named as potential buyer of THQ

Electronic Arts has been named as one of the potential buyers of THQ’s assets. (EA, Industry, THQ)

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The_Infected  +   1128d ago
God no! They better just unlist theirselves as a potential buyer. I'd much rather Sony or Microsoft buy them honestly.
biRdy  +   1128d 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
DeFFeR  +   1126d ago
Oh Bioware... you were SO good...
Army_of_Darkness  +   1126d ago
THQ sucks anyways. i wouldn't want sony to buy them..
saints row is probably the only IP I like from thq.
ZeroX9876  +   1126d 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)
ritsuka666  +   1127d 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!
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Root  +   1126d 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-  +   1126d ago
THQ imo are already ruined. Most of their games are terrible. EA have developed some great games this gen.
DeadlyFire  +   1125d 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.
Y_5150  +   1128d 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?
phantomexe  +   1128d 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.
aLucidMind  +   1126d 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  +   1126d 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
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pandehz  +   1126d 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
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modesign  +   1126d 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.
RickHiggity  +   1126d ago
Fuck.
stone_cold  +   1126d ago
i hope EA make wwe games better
NYC_Gamer  +   1126d ago
I'll be fine long as COH and Metro continue with quality support
KillerPwned  +   1126d ago
For the love of god please NO!!!!!!!!!!!

THQ is in my own opinion one of the few really good and generous developers out there.
Lordchunk  +   1126d ago
Oh hell no Ubisoft better nab this company up i don't want EA to milk their franchises like saints row, darksiders and metro.
Hazmat13  +   1126d ago
they will kill metro don't let them get it!!!
phantomexe  +   1126d ago
I was looking at my games which i own about 35 ps3 games and about 16 xbox game and not a one is THQ. I never got saints row but was going to. Not counting psn or xbox arcade games. They never had the games that i was really into but it's still sad to see them go.
BlackIceJoe  +   1126d ago
I would prefer 2K or WB more. Another company that would be good I think is Lionsgate. Because they want to enter the video game market. I know in the past they looked at buying Epic but the cost was higher then they wanted to pay. So maybe THQ would be a good fit with them.
TENTONGUN  +   1126d ago
just bring back a good moto gp game. i miss climax when they were with thq
shammgod  +   1126d ago
Shit! Well if you are a fan of any THQ games, EA will be sure to turn you agains it
RavageX  +   1126d ago
I don't care what anyone says, EA is behind a lot of good games. I personally think they are one of the companies that could turn the next Saints Row into something great, instead of that crap that was The Third. They also seem to take chances with games, along with Sony and Square-Enix...sometimes.

THQ has had a long run with wrestling games and apparently can't really improve the things, then again I'm sure that's not the easiest thing to do...same as most sports games.

The only company I would NOT want to see buying would be Actvision. Some of you claim EA runs things into the ground when they can't hold a candle to that company.

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