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post #21 of 81
So Sega is getting Relic. That's about as good as it could be though I hope they don't start doing the same DLC milking that is so rampant with the Total War series.
    
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post #22 of 81
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

I cant see Koch Media being good for Saint's Row, but who knows. Was really looking forward to the next SR.

Volition went, too. So, unless Koch decides to can everyone, the game is still being developed by the same people.
 
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post #23 of 81
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Originally Posted by Droidisthebest View Post

THANK GOD Sega bought Relic. Now both of my favorite franchises will be published from sega (Total War, COH)

I would be fine with Zenimax though.

Also its good that none of those companies got into the grubby hands of EA or Activision.

Metro and Saints Row going to Koch Media, can someone enlighten me if Koch is good or bad?

Koch Media is not owned by the Koch Brothers if that is what you were thinking.

Second, Koch owns the label Deep Silver which was responsible for publishing or co-publishing the following games to name a few:
  • Anno 1701
  • City Life
  • Dead Island
  • Lost Horizon
  • Risen 1 & 2
  • X Rebirth, X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

More found here Make of it as you will.
post #24 of 81
HAHAHAH:

Homefront
Released 2011; due for a sequel.
Winning bidder: Crytek. $544,218. HAHAHAH

I hope crytek can make this a proper legit game/IP. I loved the premise of the original, but the execution was just horrible...

Here are the others.
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[UPDATE: 3:14 P.M.] The sale of THQ's assets has been confirmed in both a letter to employees and in a document just now filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Here is a list of the winning bidders, the winning bid amounts, and the backup bidder (if any) for the assets sold during THQ's bankruptcy auction. The blog Distressed Debt Investing, which had been following the proceedings in person for some time, said no bids were made for Vigil Games, makers of the Darksiders series.

Relic Entertainment
Makers of Company of Heroes
Winning bidder: Sega, $26.6 million.
Backup: Zenimax Media, $26.3 million.

THQ Montreal
Makers of 1666 and Underdog, titles under development.
Winning bidder: Ubisoft, $2.5 million. No runner-up.

Evolve
(title in development at Turtle Rock Studios)
Winning bidder: Take-Two Interactive, $10.894 million.
Backup: Turtle Rock Studios, $250,000.

Volition, Inc.
Maker of Saints Row
Winning bidder: Koch Media, $22,312,925.
Backup: Ubisoft, $5.4 million.

Homefront
Released 2011; due for a sequel.
Winning bidder: Crytek. $544,218.

Metro
Series; due for the sequel Metro: Last Light.
Winning Bidder: Koch Media, $5,877,551
Backup: Ubisoft: $5.175 million.

South Park
License; South Park: The Stick of Truth is due for release March 5.
Winning bidder: Ubisoft, $3,265,306

(same link as OP source)
 
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post #25 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoops View Post

Oh no Ubisoft got South Park! Here's to hoping there's no ridiculous DRM on it.

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Originally Posted by Shmerrick View Post

Don't hold your breath. I bought the new Assassins Creed on Steam and am forced to start UPlay despite Ubisoft saying there would be no DRM on the game.

^ Uplay isn't that bad, nor is it at all, in any way, restrictive. UPlay is EXTREMELY similar to Steam. The BIG difference between your purchase of ACIII on Steam rather than UPlay directly, is that you must be online to play it with the Steam copy (or jump through the silly Steam Offline Mode hoops). Whereas with the UPlay copy you can play offline without any hoops.

Uplay was refined a few months ago and it no longer means restrictive DRM, it's just a content store like Steam, now, except much less restrictive.

The ACIII Steam page also has this
Quote:
Requires a Uplay Account
written at the bottom of the page. So if you didn't want that, you should've read up.

But yeah, Uplay doesn't affect your playing any more than Steam does, so really, you have no reason to moan.
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post #26 of 81
I'm quite surprised Metro was on the auction block. I guess THQ had actual investments in in it past just publishing rights. Not sure how I feel about Koch Media getting this or Volition...
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post #27 of 81
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Originally Posted by modinn View Post

Koch Media is not owned by the Koch Brothers if that is what you were thinking.

Second, Koch owns the studio Deep Silver which was responsible for publishing or co-publishing the following games to name a few:
  • Anno 1701
  • City Life
  • Dead Island
  • Lost Horizon
  • Risen 1 & 2
  • X Rebirth, X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion, X3: Terran Conflict
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

More found here Make of it as you will.

Nah I wasn't thinking of Koch Brothers (no idea who Koch brothers is actually tongue.gif)

So Deep Silver is their video game label. A few Gems in their lineup but sheesh, they have a ton of shovelware. Interesting to see how this turns out.
post #28 of 81
I'm surprised Homefront and Metro sold for so cheap.

I'm actually a little excited to see what Crytek does with Homefront.
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Crytek getting Homefront is great news, I can only start to imagine the possibilites drool.gif
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I'm just glad that Relic went to a good publisher, and that EA/Ubi/Activision didn't get Metro...
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