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I didn't read the whole thread, sorry if this is reduntant. THQ's share price only dropped about the amount of the speculative run-up that started a couple months ago as investors were trying to jump in assuming that if the game won the intranets that the sales would give the shares a revenue that would justify a price above the increase. Intrawebs have not been won so the investors have moved on and cut their loses. THQ's business position hasn't really changed much.
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is it gonna go under? i'm thinking of buying some fake stock (we're having this game in my economics class)
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Don't know much about the game, but a 26% drop is BRUTAL for any company, if this is the effect of a single bad game, I think its sure to assume that developers HAVE to STEP IT UP all the time.
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Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
Don't deserve it? "THQ: Pre-owned games ‘cheat’ publishers"



Yeah, how's that working out for you? Oh, a 26% drop in share price? Oh dear. That's just unfortunate.
I dunno, everyone's doing something to prevent people from selling used games, some are just open about it. I don't mind, I honestly don't give a damn about selling games. I buy what I want. I've only sold 1 game in my life and that was because my PC was too slow. And DLC? Pffft, if I don't get it for free then you won't find it in my collection. They're being *****es, but I technically didn't pay for the DLC content, so I see what they're doing when they charge for it. Still think it should be a free service though. Developers should aim at keeping a healthy community for long-term profits, not earning half the potential amount right away and then not getting any more.

BTW I bought Black Ops and I think it's a decent game so before you get all worked up over nothing, I thought I'd let you know that I've already sold my soul to the big guys.
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I would agree with you, if COD 4 hadn't revolutionized the genre forever.

Every game since then wants to be like it, since it was one of the best shooters ever to come out on the PC.

I'm not mad at publishers trying to be like the best, aspirations are always a good thing
If only it was one of the best shooters ever, its kinda average.
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
I dunno, everyone's doing something to prevent people from selling used games, some are just open about it. I don't mind, I honestly don't give a damn about selling games. I buy what I want. I've only sold 1 game in my life and that was because my PC was too slow. And DLC? Pffft, if I don't get it for free then you won't find it in my collection. They're being *****es, but I technically didn't pay for the DLC content, so I see what they're doing when they charge for it. Still think it should be a free service though. Developers should aim at keeping a healthy community for long-term profits, not earning half the potential amount right away and then not getting any more.

BTW I bought Black Ops and I think it's a decent game so before you get all worked up over nothing, I thought I'd let you know that I've already sold my soul to the big guys.
I think if they're releasing DLC, which I hate, then they don't need this con at all.

For instance, guy buys a game new, doesn't get any DLC, then trades in. Pre-owned ower buys the DLC, they make money. OR even better, they both buy DLC! So I totally don't agree with this blockage of preowned sales, personally. Glad I give up console gaming a long time ago!
    
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Hope this doesn't hurt the new Red Faction! Guerrilla was one of my favorite games ever!
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