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pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:02 PM
this is a report that I found


THQ had to let go of quite a few staff members and even its CEO had to take a hefty pay cut. THQ is going through some challenging times. Sadly, its challenges continue to come now that global athletic shoe brand Adidas has filed a lawsuit against the game publisher for failing to launch a game with an Adidas promotional tie-in.
Adidas has filed a lawsuit asking THQ for $10.6M due to breach on contract. Supposedly, THQ failed to launch a fitness game with tie-ins to Adidas’ MiCoach training aids range. If that isn’t bad enough, Adidas is also asking for a court injunction that will prevent THQ from selling MiCoach rights to other game publishers. Adidas claims that THQ has refused to turn over materials it has developed so Adidas can have another developer complete the fitness game. According to the lawsuit, Adidas and THQ agreed to develop a game that ties in the MiCoach electronic training aids. The deal was supposed to have been struck in December 2010. However, the game, going by the working title of MiCoach 24/7, did not launch in January 2012 as originally planned because THQ had dropped out of the project in December 2011.
http://www.gamebandits.com/news/wwe-13-thq-slapped-with-10-6m-law-suit-by-adidas-36404/ (http://www.gamebandits.com/news/wwe-13-thq-slapped-with-10-6m-law-suit-by-adidas-36404/)

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Forget THQ... Fucking Game here in the UK's going down the shitter!

A lot of business are refusing to give them games due to them losing funds :(

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Forget THQ... Fucking Game here in the UK's going down the shitter!

A lot of business are refusing to give them games due to them losing funds :(
yeah thats how it is in mexico as well most developers dont get the games here we only get major titles like
mass effect fifa cod madden mlb wwe battliefeild medal of honor
to tell ya we don´t get the sims

Tommy Thunder
03-12-2012, 01:09 PM
Forget THQ... Fucking Game here in the UK's going down the shitter!

A lot of business are refusing to give them games due to them losing funds :(

Well although Game's the biggest video game distributor in the UK, it's far from being the only one, so I'm not really too annoyed about it to be honest.

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:10 PM
Well although Game's the biggest video game distributor in the UK, it's far from being the only one, so I'm not really too annoyed about it to be honest.
mexico´s major distributor is gamerush some company from blocbuster

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 01:11 PM
yeah thats how it is in mexico as well most developers dont get the games here we only get major titles like
mass effect fifa cod madden mlb wwe battliefeild medal of honor
to tell ya we don´t get the sims

Sims annoys the hell out of me :p

But that's a shame you don't get small titles, the majority of great games I've ever played are from a small game company

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 01:12 PM
Well although Game's the biggest video game distributor in the UK, it's far from being the only one, so I'm not really too annoyed about it to be honest.

That's where I buy my games from and that's where I have a loyalty card. It has at least £50 on it, so I'll probably wait and see if it closes, and buy loads of stuff in the "Closing Down" sale if that ever happens.

Sully
03-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Isn't that the company that produces the WWE games?

Meh, I don't like them as much. They're mainly producers, it's not like they actually put THAT much development into the games. I mean I think those guys do have an influence, but I don't seem to preference their influence anyways.

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:15 PM
sims annoys the hell out of me :p

but that's a shame you don't get small titles, the majority of great games i've ever played are from a small game company
i noticed no fifa street for you guys or mass effect if you preordered from there

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 01:17 PM
i noticed no fifa street for you guys or mass effect if you preordered from there

Weren't so bothered about Mass Effect 3, but I was pretty pissed about Fifa Street. I went and got my refund from there at the weekend :mad:

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Isn't that the company that produces the WWE games?

Meh, I don't like them as much. They're mainly producers, it's not like they actually put THAT much development into the games. I mean I think those guys do have an influence, but I don't seem to preference their influence anyways.
EA are going to take over the ufc and wwe games
and I would like EA more than THQ

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Forget THQ... Fucking Game here in the UK's going down the shitter!

A lot of business are refusing to give them games due to them losing funds :(

Online specialists are preferable anyway!

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Weren't so bothered about Mass Effect 3, but I was pretty pissed about Fifa Street. I went and got my refund from there at the weekend :mad:
yeah and soon if THQ go bankrupt EA take over you guys are screwed for WWE 13 AND FIFA 13

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Online specialists are preferable anyway!
which is EA and ACTIVISION

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 01:21 PM
which is EA and ACTIVISION

Not to replace Game! There are plenty of other places to buy games from!

Tommy Thunder
03-12-2012, 01:22 PM
yeah and soon if THQ go bankrupt EA take over you guys are screwed for WWE 13 AND FIFA 13

Why's that?

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:23 PM
Not to replace Game! There are plenty of other places to buy games from!
I thought you guys were in trouble we only got one original game store which is gamerush
if gamerush ever go down I have to JTAG my xbox

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Why's that?
read my quote below


I thought you guys were in trouble we only got one original game store which is gamerush
if gamerush ever go down I have to JTAG my xbox

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 01:26 PM
I thought you guys were in trouble we only got one original game store which is gamerush
if gamerush ever go down I have to JTAG my xbox

Nah, there are hundreds of game retailers here! That's why Game is going down the tubes, too much market saturation and that's not including on line stores!

Tommy Thunder
03-12-2012, 01:26 PM
read my quote below

There's this awesome place called Amazon where you can get every game under the sun for a cheaper price than at any store.

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 01:34 PM
There's this awesome place called Amazon where you can get every game under the sun for a cheaper price than at any store.

I never buy online. Never have and never will.

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 01:35 PM
There's this awesome place called Amazon where you can get every game under the sun for a cheaper price than at any store.
I haven´t seen any Amazon cards in my area
if there were I would buy one

Steve Austin
03-12-2012, 01:44 PM
Maybe EA will make WWE games :)

Iron Ape
03-12-2012, 01:50 PM
I never buy online. Never have and never will.
Do you hate money or something?

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 01:58 PM
I never buy online. Never have and never will.

I only buy online, saves me going out in the crappy weather!

Saves on shoe wear too! :p

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Do you hate money or something?

Nope... I just never have a lot of it!

I just prefer to spend money by actually handing over notes. I have no idea why but it's just a system I've got used to over the years.

Tommy Thunder
03-12-2012, 02:13 PM
I only buy online, saves me going out in the crappy weather!

Saves on shoe wear too! :p

Same here. I haven't bought a game from a store for a while now. It's much cheaper, and since I'm pushed for money these days with being a student and all that, it's the best way to go.

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Same here. I haven't bought a game from a store for a while now. It's much cheaper, and since I'm pushed for money these days with being a student and all that, it's the best way to go.

I just never have the time in the day! Plus I'm not a fan of shopping out!

Also, if they want my cash bitches will bring my shit to me! :p

Iron Ape
03-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Nope... I just never have a lot of it!

I just prefer to spend money by actually handing over notes. I have no idea why but it's just a system I've got used to over the years.
Ah, got you. Well, hey, if that's what work for you. I just feel compelled to point out that not having a lot of loot is sort of all the more reason to shop online, as you'll get way more bang for your buck. :D

JSullivan
03-12-2012, 03:01 PM
Do you hate money or something?

Quote of the Century.

VanHooliganX
03-12-2012, 03:08 PM
I only buy online, saves me going out in the crappy weather!

I'm too old to dig these things called Cars :p

Fixed ;D lol


Maybe EA will make WWE games :)

GOOD LORD NO!

*spits* lol

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 03:13 PM
Fixed ;D lol



GOOD LORD NO!

*spits* lol
COME ON at least they are better than THQ

VanHooliganX
03-12-2012, 03:35 PM
COME ON at least they are better than THQ

Raiders fan and you like EA :S

You're losing me quick here lad :P

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Raiders fan and you like EA :S

You're losing me quick here lad :P
I don´t like them but they are better than THQ

SLEEPY LOCO1
03-12-2012, 03:58 PM
Raiders fan and you like EA :S

You're losing me quick here lad :P

*Walks in and sees Van dissing the Raiders and EA, so I kicks him in the balls.*

Don't be dissing on the Raiders and EA are GODS in sports gaming!!!

VanHooliganX
03-12-2012, 04:15 PM
*Walks in and sees Van dissing the Raiders and EA, so I kicks him in the balls.*

Don't be dissing on the Raiders and EA are GODS in sports gaming!!!

*sadly Van has balls of steel and Sleepy hurts his weak leg* aww. I feel bad now :(

Raiders are as bad as my Jags are! :P

Also EA aren't. They're majorly overrated and the server BS is annoying. Who only gives games 6 months of time on servers. Very sad. Plus considering the amount of faults FIFA has is unfunny I can't praise them.

pauadrian
03-12-2012, 04:24 PM
*sadly Van has balls of steel and Sleepy hurts his weak leg* aww. I feel bad now :(

Raiders are as bad as my Jags are! :P

Also EA aren't. They're majorly overrated and the server BS is annoying. Who only gives games 6 months of time on servers. Very sad. Plus considering the amount of faults FIFA has is unfunny I can't praise them.
play wwe 12 and you will see what I am saying

SLEEPY LOCO1
03-12-2012, 04:24 PM
*sadly Van has balls of steel and Sleepy hurts his weak leg* aww. I feel bad now :(

Raiders are as bad as my Jags are! :P

Also EA aren't. They're majorly overrated and the server BS is annoying. Who only gives games 6 months of time on servers. Very sad. Plus considering the amount of faults FIFA has is unfunny I can't praise them.

I am a Madden Football mark. I have loved the games for most of life. I don't really care about online gaming just playing against my circle of friends and for that it works perfectly for me.

I also think all EA sports games I have played I have liked better than sports games not made by EA Sports.

And please my legs are the strongest part of my body. I used to shin kick tree trunks for fun.:p I would have easily crushed one of your balls like a tin can.

VanHooliganX
03-12-2012, 04:30 PM
I am a Madden Football mark. I have loved the games for most of life. I don't really care about online gaming just playing against my circle of friends and for that it works perfectly for me.

I also think all EA sports games I have played I have liked better than sports games not made by EA Sports.

And please my legs are the strongest part of my body. I used to shin kick tree trunks for fun.:p I would have easily crushed one of your balls like a tin can.

I've played a fair few maddens but not the recent ones and enjoy offline more than online. Same for FIFA actually but whatever. EA's sports games are miles better than stuff like Battlefield though I'll give them that.

Also what have tree trunks ever done to you to deserve kicks?

Shining Light
03-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Ah, got you. Well, hey, if that's what work for you. I just feel compelled to point out that not having a lot of loot is sort of all the more reason to shop online, as you'll get way more bang for your buck. :D

Well when I head off to University I'll need to start saving more money... So I'll definitely have to look into online shopping :)

Pumpkinhead
03-12-2012, 05:07 PM
so who will make the WWE games LOL

Wade Barrett 1979
03-12-2012, 06:23 PM
Fixed ;D lol

Wut da hayell?!

:D

Subject Zero
03-12-2012, 07:00 PM
THQ have UFC and WWE as there two main profit makers i doubt they will go under as long as they hold the rights to these two franchises.

They more then likely have cut the staff who make their less then impressive action games.

Tomsta666
03-12-2012, 07:01 PM
Saints Row is a major money spinner them too!!

Subject Zero
03-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Saints Row is a major money spinner them too!!

I forgot Saints Row to be fair.

But did it sell as many copies as the last 2? It did have alot of tough comp last year.

Iron Ape
03-12-2012, 07:11 PM
I forgot Saints Row to be fair.

But did it sell as many copies as the last 2? It did have alot of tough comp last year.

Saints Row 3 moved a million copies in its first week alone.

Tomsta666
03-12-2012, 07:16 PM
I forgot Saints Row to be fair.

But did it sell as many copies as the last 2? It did have alot of tough comp last year.

The 360 version was the 45th best selling game last year @ just under 1.8M units shifted.
Which doesn't really seem that impressive. But the game was only released mid-November!!

So I would say those are damn good numbers! :)

THE HEARTBREAK KID
03-14-2012, 08:20 PM
i noticed no fifa street for you guys or mass effect if you preordered from there

I didn't know about this untill Friday.. went to collect my ME3 which I pre-orderd last year and then got told in store about whats going on! They gave me my refund and put an Extra £5 on my game card which was pretty nice of them.. Had to get the game at Tesco's in the end.. The game is amazing though so well worth the fuss to get it! :D