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Court filing reveals Saints Row, Darksiders, MX vs. ATV likely sold at THQ auction

PSU writes:

"The mystery of which THQ franchises are being sold at auction today may be solved. Mere moments ago, we reported on the legal action being taken by South Park Digital Studios to protect and retain rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth, an Obsidian-developed role-playing game based on the hit TV show. Closer examination of the complaint filed in the US Bankruptcy Court of Delaware by South Park Digital Studios may reveal which THQ franchises are up for grabs." (Industry, Mobile, PC, PS3, THQ, Xbox 360)

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Gimmemorebubblez  +   1039d ago
Well as long as they end up in good hands I will be happy:)
Mocat  +   1039d ago
I'm think about buying Darksiders my self and making it exclusive to me only. :p
MaxXAttaxX  +   1039d ago
Now that I think about it, a multiplatform game going exclusive is a lot worse than an exclusive game going multiplatform.
unknownhero1123  +   1038d ago

bayonetta fans will agree with that.
wolokowoh  +   1038d ago
@unknownhero1123 And Bayonetta went to a company that didn't have the first game on its platform.
DragonKnight  +   1039d ago
Darksiders 1 and 2 may become collectibles in the Future if THQ goes completely under. I would suggest buying it for that added bonus, not to mention Darksiders is just an epic game, as is the second.
Soldierone  +   1038d ago
THQ is done. The only way THQ stays together is if they don't get at least 60 million dollars from all the sales.
shark6190  +   1039d ago
It's a shame to see THQ's fate sealed. Even with a handful of rather successful IPs it seems it's a tough industry to compete in.
Kurt Russell  +   1039d ago
It was never top dog, but it produced some really great IP's and seemed to take more chances than a lot of companies. Unfortunatly this generation has killed off variety and some how gamers fear trying something new or different.
Onehandband1t  +   1039d ago
I agree it is a shame, also a difficult industry....Indeed.
Not sure who to blame really, not saying THQ games have been bad (I have certainly enjoyed most) but us as consumers are now expecting so much from developers and our hopes are way beyond expectations.

Or we could blame the likes of COD being so successful (I hate it!) which then has a knock on effect to other developers in the industry left in the dark.
cee773  +   1039d ago
THQ themselves are to blame they stopped making shovel ware lol movie tie ins with disney and what not were profitable for them, then all of A sudden they stopped killing lots of potential revenue.

Just another case of when keeping it real goes wrong.
salsabandana  +   1039d ago
A big part of their financial woes is due to the failure of Udraw. They invested a lot of resources in it expecting it to do well because of the tablet craze and it was a bomb-a-roo.
Yodagamer  +   1039d ago
That Udraw tablet just killed them when they brought it over to the xbox 360/ps3, it did well on wii and didn't do as well on them. It was probably due to anyone wanting one had one on wii.
talisker  +   1039d ago
Or maybe because it's just a plastic toy, not really a tablet.
Yodagamer  +   1039d ago
@Talisker, it wasn't ever advertised as such it was a pad to draw on, then again the ps3/xbox 360 version weren't exactly advertised much :P
papajag  +   1039d ago
Come on Sony get Darksiders and turn it into the next GoW but still keep it RPG.
Merrill  +   1039d ago
I don't see the logic in that statement. I also really disliked Darksiders, the colour pallet hurt my eyes.
Ezz2013  +   1039d ago
santa monica make it with GOW engine ...just think darksiders with GOW3/A engine
what would look like hmmmm @__@
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rpd123  +   1039d ago
Why, because there was actually color in the game?
Flavor  +   1039d ago
Yeah that mud brown color palette from GoW is so appealing.
GraveLord  +   1039d ago
eww no. The game doesn't stand up to God of War at all. The art style hurts my eyes.
hellvaguy  +   1039d ago
Maybe what really hurts your eyes is from the demon taking over your soul. Darksiders represents a religious passage involving the apocalypse and the 4 horseman.

Maybe you should go bath in holy water.
rpd123  +   1038d ago
Well that's all a matter of opinion. I thought Darksiders was more entertaining than God of War. I liked how they simplified everything and their puzzles were better. And the art style was really cool in my opinion. Reminds me of a 90s comic. Both are awesome games though.
Qrphe  +   1039d ago
Darksiders an RPG? By that definiton GoW already was an RPG.
smashman98  +   1039d ago
I won't deny the similarities between ds 1 and gow but ds 2 is without a doubt definitely an rpg
jtenma  +   1039d ago
No Qrpe. It is literally an RPG. (DS2)

It has loot tables. Armor enchanting and crafting. As well is the obligatory exp-to-upgrade-skills system.

You should actually play it sometime.
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LordHiggens  +   1038d ago
Keep your dirty GoW out of my Darksiders!!!
THC CELL  +   1039d ago
Sony buy saints row it will be good to have ye own crime free roam game
Root  +   1039d ago
They could turn it into their own GTA if they wanted, it would be nice to see a open world game taking advantage of the PS3s tec
EeJLP-  +   1039d ago
I'd rather it be their own new IP, not Saints Row.
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Liquid_Ocelot  +   1039d ago
I'd much rather have Sony bring back The Getaway :'( Jesus Christ I miss that game.
Probably EA will try to acquire Saints Row?
PirateThom  +   1039d ago
The Getaway, for all its faults, was a lot of fun.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1039d ago
Agreed, The Getaway was amazing.
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KingofGambling  +   1039d ago
Getaway amazing series, let's hope the new one would be on the PS4.
palaeomerus  +   1039d ago
Yah. I'm sure Volition really wants an audience about 1/3 as big as they had.
Yodagamer  +   1039d ago
I certainly hope not, if they put online in it, they'll close the servers in a year...
WetN00dle69  +   1039d ago
I want Saints Row to still be released on the Xbox!
Kevlar009  +   1039d ago
"This just in, major THQ properties in the sale have been obtained by Nintendo"

Now wouldn't that be funny (or sad)
ZeroChaos  +   1039d ago
I hope we find out soon who bought what :(
Lucreto  +   1039d ago
Once Activision doesn't get Darksiders I will be happy.
DragonKnight  +   1039d ago
Or EA.
ABizzel1  +   1039d ago
I'd rather EA get it than Activision. At least EA will give it a chance, Activision will drop it as soon as it doesn't sell 4mil+.
just_looken  +   1039d ago
i half to admit it would be funny if rockstar made the next saints row. No more competition for them if they make both gta style games. Though after the shitty sr3 rockstar would do the series some justice.
smashman98  +   1039d ago
What no way Sr 3 was my fave in the trilogy don't get me wrong rockstar would still pit it to shame
jtenma  +   1039d ago
SR3 was shi**y? I'm just curious but...

...what game ISN'T sh***y to you then? I'd like to hear some good games from you.

If you have the time, my good man...
BitbyDeath  +   1039d ago
What about WWE games?
Ezz2013  +   1039d ago
what about EA or ubisoft ??!! ....and Activision should stay away from it
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stefan771  +   1039d ago
Hopefully we still get Saints Row 4 this year
modesign  +   1039d ago
sony needs to buy saints for IP, that way they will be able to exclusively compete with Grand Theft Auto
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black911  +   1039d ago
Anyone Thinks Microsoft Will buy anything?
BLAKHOODe  +   1039d ago
They should. They desperately need more hardcore exclusives and Darksiders and Saint's Row would be a gold mine to them.
DarthJay  +   1039d ago
In the eyes of Sony fanboys, they desperately need more exclusives. In the eyes of the people that own the console, they are doing just fine. Would it be nice to have more games exclusive to the console? Sure. Is it the be-all, end-all? Absolutely not. There will still be a metric sh!t-ton of games to choose from. Whether or not they are exclusive to the console is really irrelevant. Would Saints Row 4 or Darksiders III somehow be a better game simply because they are exclusives? That makes no sense.
hellvaguy  +   1039d ago
Once a game has been released multi-platform, its never going to be exclusive.

It's like all the magical allure and fanboy wet fantasies get sucked up and flushed down into the sewers along with any hope of ever getting laid.
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BLAKHOODe  +   1039d ago
@DarthJay and @hellvaguy

So, I've been branded a "Sony fanboy" simply for saying Microsoft needs more exclusives? It's that easy? And DarthJay, I never said Saints Row 4 or Darksiders 3 would be a better game, because they are exclusive. There are MANY exclusive titles, for both Sony and Microsoft that I felt sucked. BUT exclusive titles can be.. are you ready for this?.. CONSOLE SELLERS. Imagine the Wii without a Mario game. I bought an Xbox YEARS AGO because of an exclusive title.. Dead Rising. Years later, I bought a PS3 for exclusive titles.. God Of War 3 and Uncharted 2. Exclusives SELL consoles and considering Microsoft is relying heavily on the popularity of Gears of War right now, it NEEDS more hardcore exclusives.

hellvaguy, yes, if Darksiders 3 and Saints Row 4 are NOT released multi-platform, regardless that it's past installments were, the games would be.. exclusive!
DarthJay  +   1038d ago
@BLAKHOODe - People are going to buy consoles because they want to buy the console. Microsoft clearly doesn't need more franchises to sell more. The ones that they have along with all of the other content sell their console just fine, and will continue to do so. They are clearly not worried about it.
GusBricker  +   1039d ago
If they're smart, they would.
007Bond  +   1039d ago
3 Crappy franchises really saints row 3 was such a san andreas wanna be
LordHiggens  +   1038d ago
I'm sorry all I read was, "could you please take away my bubbles." I was like, "Ok."
007Bond  +   1038d ago
Ok.... bubbles really mean jack S to me so go ahead buddy
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JallaJunS  +   1039d ago
I hope nothing bad happens to the Metro IP, Metro 2033 had one of the best atmospheres this gen.
Kennytaur  +   1039d ago
It sucks that THQ had to fall, they had some real talent, great IPs and they published games for Double Fine.
Run_bare  +   1039d ago
Please don't let EA or Activision touch Darksiders..
LordHiggens  +   1038d ago
I'd rather EA take them...if you are honest with yourself and put aside all your EA hatred...they've been trying these past couple of years. They have been trying, and they have gotten better. I would prefer them over Activision...which...has no soul...
Run_bare  +   1038d ago
Ok.. I will give them another chance.. i don't like what they doing with Mass Effect 3 micro transactions and from what I heard, Dead Space 3 going to be the same.

Granted EA is better than Activision - but I rather someone else take it like Atlus.
PCgamer4ever  +   1038d ago
It's final
*Sega agreed to purchase Relic
*Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
*Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
*Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
*Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park

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