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To All THQ Employees:

We now have the answers we’ve been seeking through our financial restructuring and Chapter 11 case. While much will be written, here are the facts of the bids and auction that occurred.

Source

Very sad news for THQ, but what does this mean for future titles?

EDIT: Sorry, forgot the source. Added now.
Edited by Sevada88 - 1/24/13 at 6:38am
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saw a post about this, but i dunno, maybe its different? didnt read it,

so maybe a Re-post thumb.gif
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The first of the big publishers to fall.

It's either economic collapse or they release the worst of the worst when it comes to games and DRM...

I'm inclined to think it's mostly the second.
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The first of the big publishers to fall.

It's either economic collapse or they release the worst of the worst when it comes to games and DRM...

I'm inclined to think it's mostly the second.

Do THQ games have DRM, at all? o.O
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The first of the big publishers to fall.

It's either economic collapse or they release the worst of the worst when it comes to games and DRM...

I'm inclined to think it's mostly the second.

THQ games have nowhere near the level of DRM that either EA, Activision or Ubisoft put in play most of the time. As for quality of their games, I'd say that is more up to personal preference rather than any objective metric of quality. Anyway I, like many others, am sad about this but remain hopeful that the IPs that THQ are responsible for will be able to be continued adequately elsewhere.
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Do THQ games have DRM, at all? o.O
None that I know of. THQ only got into the position its in moslty cause of uDraw.
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Sad day. I might go out and pre-order CoH2 but I dont know anymore. =\
   
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The first of the big publishers to fall.

It's either economic collapse or they release the worst of the worst when it comes to games and DRM...

I'm inclined to think it's mostly the second.

Huh? THQ had basically two sides. The games that came from the Relic Studio, and then a huge amount of budget kid games.
So it was both, bad economics and poor decision to invest in fluffy kid games no one was interested in.
As far as DRM I'd say it was not part of the reason for the collapse.
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The first of the big publishers to fall.

It's either economic collapse or they release the worst of the worst when it comes to games and DRM...

I'm inclined to think it's mostly the second.

I bought the THQ humble bundle and believe that THQ spends its time trying to do games that are like other studios. Redfaction used to be a destroy every object including the environment shooter and now it is a hold your hand DNF clone. This scares me though as it feels like the first domino to fall that will ultimately create the EA mega-monopoly of gaming. Lets hope independent studios keep getting traction like double fine.
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Relic is now owned by Sega... I guess it's time to kiss the COH franchise good-bye.

This is very saddening..
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