THQ has been all over the news lately with its financial woes. But what got it into this mess?
with darksiders and metro coming out their stocks will raise again
i hope so, although they tend to make lower quality games, they do put out good games here and there
I enjoy METRO, STALKER, The Dawn of War series, and Darksiders quite a bit. They flopped Red Faction with Armageddon though lol
too many shit games and not enough good ones, thats the problem here. its like none of the management at thq realized that making 40 shitty licensed based games equals decent profits but those profits cant even come close to what you can make if you make 1 new triple a ip.. the talent is out there, hell they did it with darksiders. that game may have not lit up the sales charts but it did set a solid foundation for a new franchise and i can almost guarantee that the sequel will sell even better now that it has established itself as an excellent action game. if they focused more on the hardcore and less on the casual to begin with, its unlikely that they would be in this situation to begin with. casual should have been the side projects not the main focus. either way, hopefully this works out becuase i do love darksiders and while they need work, i do enjoy the wwe games. lastly the ceo should have taken a 100% pay cut to keep more people on staff, its more or less his fault to begin with that they're in this situation so why should others be punished
Yep, people aren't going to spend their very limited disposable income on a mediocre game (SR and RF excluded) in this economy. That's all there is to it.
This is how the 1977 and 1983 video game crashes commenced....
there were two crashes? I do agree though, we are headed towards another crash because the people in charge are making dumbass decisions.
It crashed in 83.
It also crashed in 1977. Before the time of many on this site. The amount of companies brining out systems with just 'pong' as the only game with little to no variants, caused the 1977 game crash.
@ plato Kinda sounds like everyone ripping off COD
THQ doesnt have a yearly big hitting game. -Activision has COD -EA has the sports games (Fifa,Madden) and Battlefield. -Ubisoft with Assassins Creed & Just dance -Take Two with sports games and every now and then a R* game.
......wwe But the problem is too many lackluster titles being published by them.
Home Front and Red faction not doing well are the reason they aren't doing well. Why those games were so short and didn't live up to expectations though.. that's harder to answer.
The sad thing is Red Faction should have done well. Homefront IMO is better than MW and BF.
And Saints Row TT is pretty impressive too. Shame for them if they couldn't turn those games into big money earners.
Homefront actually sold pretty well considering it didn't win any critics over. I think it did 2 mil+. Red faction Armageddon did flop though. They really need to up their quality cuz right now they release a good game once in a blue moon.
not enough quality software being released
there isnt much room in the console gaming busines, everyone buys the same 5-10 games per year.
I blame the CEO... over 200 layoffs, and he takes a pay cut.
Yeah, me too.
The next CEO to walk the plank is Activision`s. Remember Counter Strike everyone, I thought that rubish would never die. It was Counter strke this and Counter strike that, just like COD. Now, who plays it anymore? This proves that all games are not imortal.
CounterStrike is still quite heavily played and tops steam's player charts, easily outdoing the recent CoD games and there's often more people playing CS than BF3. CS also only had like two versions? So I don't see how it relates to the yearly releases of CoD.
Haha, how does that make sense? Counter Strike is still famous and it's not like the head of valve got fired? And after many years, there's barely gonna be a new CS. What point were you trying to make?
CS maybe played on steam, but steam is for yu americans. In my universe, steam is no option and there fore CS does not exist here. U guys may play it, but the rest of us dont as steam is our mortal enemy cause of forced updates. Gabe must hav been coding in the loo with that function.
Haha, well, either way you slice it, it's still being played as we speak. That certainly is one of those "immortal" games even if it's not played on your side of the pond. And activision is nothing like Valve or vice versa.
Because they made really, really stupid business decisions. Overall I still feel bad for THQ because it does develop some of my favorite series. However if Volition, Relic and Vigil Games can be saved then fudge them.
back in form,not name soon. If not already some really playable games in between disastrous expectations,so can be saved imho
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