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    I really feel for THQ. Darksiders is one of my favorite series and I'll be really sad if we don't see the rest of the Horsemen in their individual games. I'd encourage anybody with a little bit of cash to spare to buy this bundle. Darksiders, SR3, and Metro 2033 are all really fun games!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    True enough, still want my Metro Last Light

    THQ doesn't really have any 'fanbases' to really have a strong 'fallback' unlike EA and Activision.
    If they do go down the drain there is a decent chance their IP will be auctioned off and snatched up. Always a chance for more Metro and Darksiders 3 even if they do go bankrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcilux View Post
    If they do go down the drain there is a decent chance their IP will be auctioned off and snatched up. Always a chance for more Metro and Darksiders 3 even if they do go bankrupt.
    The question becomes what and who will obtain it and what would happen to the IP, whether it'd change or not to what they were normally doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    True enough, still want my Metro Last Light

    THQ doesn't really have any 'fanbases' to really have a strong 'fallback' unlike EA and Activision.
    Which is a shame because THQ has a ton of amazing IP's. One of their biggest problems has always been that their games have been fairly buggy, and usually never patched up.
    Though I have and will always be a THQ fanboy myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    The question becomes what and who will obtain it and what would happen to the IP, whether it'd change or not to what they were normally doing.
    I agree, it is always a risk though. In good news with 13 days left they have already made well over $750,000. No way of knowing how much of that goes to THQ, but I'd imagine by the end of the two weeks they will have raked in a decent bit of cash. Between that and their recent restructuring, who knows what will happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    The question becomes what and who will obtain it and what would happen to the IP, whether it'd change or not to what they were normally doing.
    Ubisoft bought few of their IPs last time I heard.

    Its Midway all over again it seems. Sell few IPs and think that you can keep floating with few blockbuster titles. Heres hoping they will work for while..

    Good games all around. Kinda shame it had to go like this tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by botulox View Post
    I'm buying the bundle, and giving all the money to charity, like many people are doing, just to show them that we do not give a crap about them, since they do not give a crap about us. Shit, I think I'll probably give away the keys.
    So you hate all the games and tell the publisher is crap and you dont want to support them, yet you get the games cheap when they are kicked down and begging for alms?
    Such anarchy and activism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    True enough, still want my Metro Last Light

    THQ doesn't really have any 'fanbases' to really have a strong 'fallback' unlike EA and Activision.
    There's a reason why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THQ#Subsidiaries

    Note the number of defunct studios. You need to have studios around for a bit to get good franchises going. That being said, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, Darksiders and Saint's Row all have respectable fan-bases. Not huge like EA or Activision games, but respectable. They just don't provide enough of a counterweight to the number of failures on THQ's part.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceleaf View Post
    Ubisoft bought few of their IPs last time I heard.
    THQ hasn't sold any of their proper franchises yet, just their bargain bin, non core gaming studios. Ubisoft exec said he was interested in some of the THQ IP's though, so there have been rumors of potential purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusherO0 View Post
    There's a reason why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THQ#Subsidiaries

    Note the number of defunct studios. You need to have studios around for a bit to get good franchises going. That being said, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, Darksiders and Saint's Row all have respectable fan-bases. Not huge like EA or Activision games, but respectable. They just don't provide enough of a counterweight to the number of failures on THQ's part.



    THQ hasn't sold any of their proper franchises yet, just their bargain bin, non core gaming studios. Ubisoft exec said he was interested in some of the THQ IP's though, so there have been rumors of potential purchases.
    Hence the not having a 'strong' fallback.

    Yeah, they bit off more than they can manage and use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botulox View Post
    Darksiders II was a crappy PC port (and they're not even offering the new Darksiders)
    Metro 2033 was a crappy PC port
    CoH is shit for anyone who's not a fan of RTS games
    Red Faction is meh.
    Saints Row is good if your standards are low.

    There are no Linux versions.

    I'm buying the bundle, and giving all the money to charity, like many people are doing, just to show them that we do not give a crap about them, since they do not give a crap about us. Shit, I think I'll probably give away the keys.
    Being a little harsh here. Red Faction is correct.

    Saints Row #3 is exceptional, like what GTA 4 could've been on PC if the developers weren't lazy.

    Darksiders is a meh game full of rip-offs of various other games, but it's fun for a few hours.

    Company of Heroes is like a better-balanced Dawn of War II.

    Metro 2033 is poorly optimized, but I can achieve pretty respectable framerates on my ancient rig (E4300 and Radeon HD4870 512MB), so it's hardly unplayable on older systems. It's extremely pretty on systems that can really take advantage of it, and as long as you use the original Russian voices and not the awful English ones, the voice acting is also pretty good. It's also pretty fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceleaf View Post
    So you hate all the games and tell the publisher is crap and you dont want to support them, yet you get the games cheap when they are kicked down and begging for alms?
    Such anarchy and activism
    I gave THQ one cent. Gave Humble Bundle my usual $1.25 as a tip, rest to charity. THQ would not be in the situation they're in if they made good products that were not bug-ridden on release.

    I can only hope and pray this happens to Bethesda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fysi View Post
    Insane. Really curious how much of that is to charity, tip, and THQ respectively. Average is still at about $5.50, 2 over $1,000.
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    There's a damn good reason for that though...they lost a ton of money on a series of horrible decisions. Udraw...Homefront...yeah...about that.
    With innovation comes the occasional mistake. I'd rather they make an effort to come up with semi-original franchises rather than just play the safeball like the rest of the publishers.

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    wow never seen anything like this before, if my comp could run them i would snap them all up in a matter of seconds.

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    I bought it, even though I already own most of the games. Unfortunately I only found out afterwards I couldn't gift them, but hey! ^^

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    Bought with 10$.

    Put it all to THQ, really hope they make it through the rough times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    With innovation comes the occasional mistake. I'd rather they make an effort to come up with semi-original franchises rather than just play the safeball like the rest of the publishers.
    There was nothing innovative in Homefront. It was a bargain-basement run of the mill "realistic" modern shooter in every sense of the word. Hell, even the general plot was stolen from Red Dawn (the 1984 flick, not the 2012 flick which probably stole its plot from Homefront, ironically.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaSHARK View Post
    There was nothing innovative in Homefront. It was a bargain-basement run of the mill "realistic" modern shooter in every sense of the word. Hell, even the general plot was stolen from Red Dawn (the 1984 flick, not the 2012 flick which probably stole its plot from Homefront, ironically.)
    so one game is no innovation? I think it would be a shame of the Darksiders IP and the Metro IP were ended because they went out of business
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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    With innovation comes the occasional mistake. I'd rather they make an effort to come up with semi-original franchises rather than just play the safeball like the rest of the publishers.
    There was nothing innovative or original about Homefront. They tried to cash in on the dudebro modern military shooter wave and failed miserably. The game was just not good. The single player was one of the worst experiences I've had in a game, and the multiplayer was mediocre at best. Didn't help that the game barely looked like something to come out on this generation of consoles. Seriously, on PC the game looks like it should have come out in 06-07.

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    Well I have to say this is amazing. I don't own any of the games and it feels good helping out however I can help out

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    Stupid peer pressure. Gave in and bought it. Although I did give about 90% to THQ and the rest to charity. Now for some saints row fun.

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