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The Rise of THQ Nordic - buying up all the IPs

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Infinitron, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Life of the Party Arcane

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  2. Siveon Bot

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    Despite the silly nature of this announcement a lot of people thought this was a genuinely good 3D platformer, and they're taking effort to restore cut content and have it running on all platforms.

    I don't care too much about it but this was one of the more popular THQ games so I can see this as a good idea overall.
     
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    Nah, SR3's shooting sucks. In 2 you have a decent amount of health but very slow regeneration. In 3 you have low health (without upgrades) and very high regeneration rate (especially after upgrades). 2 encourages avoiding damage, tactical retreats and allows use of food (which takes time, just not nearly as much as waiting for regeneration to kick in) in emergencies. 3 is just popamole since you need to use regeneration to stand a chance.

    3's upgrade system further hurts this. You can, and practically have to, upgrade weapon damage. Problem is this takes a lot of money and is tied to a specific weapon, even though missions keep shuffling your inventory around so you lose your upgraded gun for something you haven't improved. This means everything is a bullet sponge.

    One small thing that helped 2's combat a lot is that enemy AI didn't unflinchingly fire when you were right next to their ally, and didn't immediately acquire targets as soon as they saw them. This made it viable to run up to enemies and engage them in melee.
     
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  4. CyberModuled Learned

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    Oh hell yeah!



    (Also a Darksiders isometric hack and slash announced yesterday).
     
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  6. Drakron Arcane

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    All EGS exclusives.
     
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    It's been nearly 2 years since Biomutant's initial announcement, finger crossed for release this year/early 2020 :greatjob:
     
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  8. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Doubtful - THQ Nordic has yet to make one.
    Deep Silver however, which is owned by THQ AB is in bed with Epic - but Deep Silver is operated independently.
     
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    What's going on with Aquanox game anyway?
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    THQ Nordic registered domains related to Comanche, NovaLogic's military helicopter sim series:
    comanchegame.com
    comanchegame.info
    comanchegame.org

    Maybe this is one of three non-playble secret games teased in the Gamescom trailer (1:11).
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Buy everything

    http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/news/?releaseId=3384184

    http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/news/?releaseId=3384207

    https://news.cision.com/thq-nordic-ab/r/thq-nordic-acquires-milestone-s-r-l-,c2880621


    http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/regulatory-press-releases/?releaseId=3384166

     
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  12. deuxhero Arcane

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    A shame Dambuster Studios is doing DI2 instead of Timesplitters Remaster right away. Nice to see new Saints Row confirmed, though this is a really weird way to announce one of their more major titles, and "deep in" implies more than the very early production "yeah we're working on a new one" type announcements normally indicate. Maybe it will be properly announced at Gamescom?

    Edit: For those wondering, Milestone s.r.l. made a bunch of racing games, mostly bike based. Been doing it a crazy long time too. Literally made some for DOS long time.
     
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  13. SpaceWizardz Learned

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    Isn't Saints Row one of their biggest IPs? Why such an unceremonious announcement?
    Crazy that they built E3 Hype for a Spongebob game yet this doesn't get more than a footnote.
     
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    The Saint's Row IP isn't the most well regarded thing these days after 2 dlcs stretched into full games Saints' Row 4 and Gat out of Hell and then that it's not really saints row Agents of Mayhem flopping hard fiasco, but it as you say the publishers should be hyping the hell out of it for sure.
     
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    Spongebob's age appropriate for the average chucklecuck attending E3.
     
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  16. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I think this kind of quite "announcement" is a legitimated way of (pre-?)hyping, in addition to serving as a message to investors, when you're not ready to actually show the game. It's kind of like whispering marketing.

    (Also FYI, Tony Evans, ex-Obsidian designer and lead on Storm of Zehir, is working at Volition as Design Director.)
     
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    I wonder how long it will for all of this to implode,you can't just go around throwing money away buying everything without some consequences in the end
     
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  18. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Can they buy Bethesda ?
     
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  19. thesecret1 Learned

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    AFAIK Battle for Bikini Bottom was a good platformer, and the remake resonates well with nostalgiatards. Saw actual hype for this in several places, so maybe the move isn't so strange after all. Spongebob might simply be a more important IP than Saint's Row (especially after the last two games in the series).
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The holding company THQ Nordic AB to change its name to Embracer Group, to avoid confusion with the publisher THQ Nordic GmbH: http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/news/?releaseId=3384530

    Embrace all the IPs

     
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  21. Paul_cz Arcane

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    LOL that's a hilariously fitting name

    I really hope Wingefors is in this for long haul and is shrewed enough not to fuck it up, because it would be nice to see at least one big publisher not be total fucktards
     
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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Another domains registered...

    All related to recently announced Knights of Honor II, so nothing too interesting (except ofhonorgame.com which implies franchise development).

    But they also registered domain for WorldShift, 2008 sci-fi RTS by Black Sea (developer of Knights of Honor).

    Makes wonder if they going to buy Black Sea Games too.


    Also domains by Koch Media/Deep Silver.

    Are they going to do something like GTA Online?
     
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  23. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    In case somebody is wondering: Aquanox Deep Descent is not dead.

    https://www.thqnordic.com/article/aquanox-deep-descent-august-2019-update


     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    New domain is Gothic related:

    Also by Koch Media/Deep Silver, seemingly two unannounced things:

     
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