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THQ Pays Saints Row Tribute in Final Moments

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THQ Pays Saints Row Tribute in Final Moments

Pour one for the homies

by Nicholas Laborde

©2013 Nicholas Laborde

saints row the third screenshots oxcgn #20Through this generation, we’ve seen many developers come and go.

Over the past few years, THQ has been in financial trouble, and declared bankruptcy recently.

A few days ago, their franchises were auctioned off to the highest bidders.

It’s a sad day for the gaming community, as the body of THQ was thrown to the vultures and picked clean.

Even in the midst of losing their jobs, the employees of THQ kept their spirits up.

Today was the company’s last day of operation, and in its final moments, they paid tribute to Saints Row.

This one’s for the homies

I’ll let the video below speak for itself.

In their final moments, the employees cracked open a 40 ounce drink and poured it out on the front steps of the entrance of the building, “for all of you… and the THQ and Saints homies.”

This is a reference to the Saints Row games, where you poured a 40oz drink on dead homies to revive them.

Unfortunately, THQ isn’t coming back anytime soon, but thankfully their franchises will live on through other publishers.

©2013 Nicholas Laborde
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4 Comments on THQ Pays Saints Row Tribute in Final Moments

  1. You don’t know who bought what do you?

    • The list is:

      Developer: Volition (Saints Row, Red Faction)
      Buyer: Koch Media (Dead Island publisher)

      Developer: Relic (Warhammer: Dawn of War, Company of Heroes 2)
      Buyer: SEGA

      Developer: THQ Montreal (South Park: Stick of Truth)
      Buyer: Ubisoft

      Developer: Turtle Rock (upcoming game codenamed Evolve)
      Buyer: Take Two (owners of Rockstar and 2K)

      IP: Homefront 2
      Buyer: Crytek (the developers of Homefront 2, bought the IP themselves so they can finish it)

      IP: Metro
      Buyer: Koch Media

      Developer: Vigil (Darksiders 2)
      Buyer: None. However, Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) and Sony Santa Monica (God of War) have since expressed interest. Nothing concrete yet though.

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