Ubisoft Eyeballs THQ

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knight4light:
lets see.. have a game company aquire another game company and maybe at least have an option of producing those games. or have its debt holders sell it off in pieces and never see the games again...

I'd rather the games and devs never ever see the light of day again than have frggin Ubisoft get there claws on them.

Hell a lot of people here are seemingly glad Ubi will get it instead of Activision. Now I hate Activision as well but I'd much much rather see them get THQ than EA, Capcom, or Ubisoft. I hate those 3 to the point of not giving them my money.
I would quite like THQ's fate to end up with a company I'm not boycotting even if said company is Activision.

Though if I had it my way it would be Bethesda who would acquire THQ and all its parts. But that sadly is unlikely.

Noooo this can't happen. If it does than every stinking game will want uplay (or whatever there service is called).

The best thing would be if VALVE bought relic and even if they would make games by valve time is still better than ubisoft, ea, activision.

I can get behind this if, and only if, Ubisoft starts making Warhammer 40,000 games that aren't centered around the fucking Space Marines, even if it's just to shake things up a bit.

Mmh, unless 2K come out of nowhere, Ubisoft aren't as shitty as some publishers who are probably circling this like Versace Vultures. The guy who did the always on DRM seems to have been moved on + hey, they haven't shagged Far Cry yet. It could be a hell of a lot worse, folks.

Fuck no. Ubisoft can do jump off a cliff. DX

Chaos Marine:
Fuck no. Ubisoft can do jump off a cliff. DX

Why?

Come on Gabe don't let this happen, look in the couch for some spare change.

At least EA and Activision see PC as a legitimate platform to develop for.

Shooo Ubisoft! Go away!!
*rolled up newspaper*

Keep your lame ass bloatware DRM away from THQ!

DrunkOnEstus:

Wow, there's some information I didn't know. I never saw a point to the limits other than to sell you the game more than once because you like to format often. So with Max Payne 3, you're locked out if you change your video card or something? Fuck. That. I guess we still have a ways to go...

Not quite sure how Max Payne does it, but "Hardware Locking" usually refers to MAJOR hardware changes, specifically the Motherboard, even more specifically the chipset. Windows is the biggest example of hardware-locking DRM that I can think of. Changing a video card is fine. Oftentimes changing a motherboard as long as a new one has the same chipset is fine. Changing the mobo and processor at the same time WILL cause issues, and changing the mobo out entirely (different chipset, mainly) will cause Windows to require activation again. I'm assuming MP3's hardware locking is similar.

... Maybe Nintendo should buy them? I dunno. It would give people more reason to yell at/support Nintendo.

CrossLOPER:
Repeat after me: At least it is not EA or Activision.

That's not a very good comparison. Would you be okay with a kick in the balls because at least it's not eye-gouging or fingernail-pulling?

Either way, of those three companies, Ubisoft is the most anti-PC company of all. Considering the the popularity of Warhammer and of Metro being PC titles, Ubisoft can only do harm.
Remember, this is the company that took an indie title, put it on Steam, put additional DRM or it anyways, and then ended up locking out paying customers for the first few days due to a server glitch.

Mr.Mattress:
... Maybe Nintendo should buy them? I dunno. It would give people more reason to yell at/support Nintendo.

I don't have a Wii U, I don't want a Wii U currently. Even if THQ games went to the WiiU I couldn't justify myself buying one. I'd rather they keep the games they have open to most consoles then exclude it to a single one.

I for one like Ubi. I mean, the DRM stuff with them is bullshit, but they don't screw over people like EA or Activision. They haven't gone anywhere near the shit that happened with Zampella and West. And unlike EA, they are not known for ripping up and eating the corpses of IPs and Devs.

I actually quite like Ubisoft so screw all da haterz. Granted I'd rather THQ stood on it's own but lesser of two evils and all that.

I just hope that something happens that will ultimately mean another Darksider's game. I've only played the 2nd one (for the life of me I can't find a copy of the first xP) and really enjoyed it. The only buzz-kill about it was that you could only New Game + once, which SEVERELY limits it's replayability. But I'll be damned if I haven't thought about going out and actually buying it (rented it the first time) because damnit, I enjoyed it. :P

RJ 17:
I just hope that something happens that will ultimately mean another Darksider's game. I've only played the 2nd one (for the life of me I can't find a copy of the first xP) and really enjoyed it. The only buzz-kill about it was that you could only New Game + once, which SEVERELY limits it's replayability. But I'll be damned if I haven't thought about going out and actually buying it (rented it the first time) because damnit, I enjoyed it. :P

I recomend getting the first one if possible. The gameplay style is slightly different, the second game is a lot more combat oriented. Not to say the first isn't, but the way it's executed is different. I'd try amazon for about 21 bucks, or Gamestop for god knows how much. Even Steam is having a sale if you want to try it on PC (if you have a gaming PC that is) warning though that I've heard it may require a controller to play, and even then the controlls are buggy at best.

Hurry Square-Enix, buy them before the other bad publishers take them! You've been known to take risks over things people want, why not this? :3 Besides, as usual your next Final Fantasy game will pay off any money lost!

I.. don't know what to think. Ubi getting their grubby mits on everything THQ? That is a little worrisome. Yet at the same time, Ubisoft seems to be the only one of the big three that makes non-FPS games these days.

Then again, my only real interest is, who is more likely to make a new Homeworld?

It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse, It could be worse.....

*rocks back and forth in a corner clutching a copy of Darksiders and Dawn of War 2*

So the most vehemently anti PC publisher of the big bad triumvirate wants to buy out the guys who own one of the best PC developers out there? What would happen in an Ubisoft owned Relic studio? We'd have yearly Space Marine games, each focusing on a different chapter on slightly different colored Forge Worlds, and Dawn of War would be scrapped while PC ports of Spess Mahren were stripped of functionality.

And then they would blame the poor quality on the consumers again.

Ubisoft isn't the worst Publisher out there but a kick in the balls is still a kick in the balls.

Still at least it isn't castration (ie EA).

Ubicrap, who hate PCs with a vengeance owning Relic ?!?

The end is nigh, repent all ye sinners lest thee fall in the pit of Ubicrapdom and suffer DRM infested late ports of console versions of PC franchises with a fuck tonne of DLC added for more suffering.

The studios under Ubicrap may make good games, but Ubi is a expert in stepping in and ruining a good party, of adding the sour to the spice of life, the crap in the a good day.

... that and I would hate to pass up on Homeworld 3 because of .... Ubicrap.

Kumagawa Misogi:
Vigil Games - Darksiders (I bet will be closed because darksiders 2 underperformed)

Depends on how well Dark Millenium does. I don't anticipate it somehow saving THQ, but if they can get it out, it may save Vigil.

Not bad, aside from Ubisoft's terrible PC ports, they seem to be relaxing on their DRM, and their games are usually of a pretty high quality. Assassin's Creed may be getting done to death, but then you have games like Rayman and Far Cry which aren't given a yearly release schedule and definitely are the better for it.

So i don't see the Ubi hate, and i don't see it as a problem if they were to aquire THQ. It could keep some peoples' jobs, and we could see THQ's great franchises continue simply under a different name.

So the Mayans were right.

..... this is where the end begins.

CrossLOPER:
Repeat after me: At least it is not EA or Activision.

At least it is not EA or Activision.

I agree. Ubisoft's DRM might be a major pain in the ass, but at least they still exert real effort as far as their IPs are concerned as far as I can see. Assassin's Creed 3 had a lot of mistakes but they at least bought new stuff to the table.

I want them to survive, but I don't want Ubisoft to touch anything ever again... Damn it to hell, I can't win. ;_;

Scrythe:
I can get behind this if, and only if, Ubisoft starts making Warhammer 40,000 games that aren't centered around the fucking Space Marines, even if it's just to shake things up a bit.

Retribution wasn't focused on space marines and it was the weakest campaign in the series.

Granted that's because they did too many storylines all within a short campaign, but still.

They go with spess mahreens because they're the easiest things to relate too. You can't build any kind of emotional attachment to Guardsmen characters because they've got the lifespan of a louse born on an Aids patients, and more or less everything else in the 40k universe is severely alien. You need those semi-normal characters to guide the masses through the story.

On the other hand, a TPS like 'space marine' from an Orks perspective would be fucking hilarious.

Also Necrons..... we need to fight necrons. They'd be pretty terrifying. Especially the first time you fought a squad of them and they started putting themselves back together after you've put your entire arsenal into them.

Better to Ubi than EA or Activision in my honest opinion.

I would of liked Take Two however.

Ubisoft acquiring THQ would be the second-best case scenario. Compared to Activision and EA, at least Ubisoft makes relatively quality games and aren't actively trying to make gaming so bland. I've never played the Assasin's Creed games but I know they're pretty great, and I'm really excited for the upcoming Watch Dogs. Plus, I've heard they're cutting down on the DRM, though I think Far Cry 3 still required an online connection. But overall, Ubisoft's okay so long as they don't meddle with their developer's work that much.

Best case scenario? Valve gets Relic, Ubisoft gets everything else.

If you wanna play a fun drinking game, read these comments and take a shot every time someone says something along the lines of "Go away, Ubisoft. Oh well, it's better than Activision or EA." You'll be drunk by page 2.

ive noticed ubisoft have started selling some of their games on gog.com drm free like far cry 2. not the latest but its a suprising olive branch to pc gamers

No, please no. that giant whirpool of stupidity from ubisoft cant be allowed to eat into the THQ defences.

I hope Take Two is just playing it quietly, more then anything else I want THQ to stick around though. THQ has always been one of the publishers I enjoyed; UFC games were great fun as were the games relic put out.

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