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THQ considering Linux and other platforms after Humble Bundle success

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by Easy Rhino, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Easy Rhino

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    I hope more companies will soon follow :)
     
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    About time some dev took the time to code real games for Linux, too and not just Windoze....

    However, I can't help but feel this is at least some form of desperation from THQ to save their falling share price/failing company from the dogs by gaining support from another group of people in the hopes of sustaining themselves.



    I hope THQ live on... I want Company of Heroes like a crackho wants her next fix. :shadedshu
     
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    Ever since Rubin took over, you mean? :rolleyes:
     
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    same!
     
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    Obvious possibility of THQ bringing their games to Steambox. CoH2 on Steambox? Yes please.
     
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    More momentum for gaming on linux.
     
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    there is a lot of forward momentum with gaming on linux. honestly, i can hardly believe it. if things really do pan out and i start seeing some AAA titles on linux i will personally bake Gabe a cake and hand deliver it to him.
     
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    it would be too awesome. I'm sure Valve will be among if not the first company to get AAA titles compatible with linux.
     
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    With THQ basically going under, I'm sure their comments on their push to Linux will be on hold for quite some time.
    The whole thing boils down to can the developers and publishers get a good ROI by porting games to Linux. If they can, it will happen. While having the likes of Gabe and Valve pushing for it is good, they are not big enough (from a development standpoint) to enact an industry wide rush to produce on the platform.
    We shall see.
     
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    This is what I thought reading the thread title.
     
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    the point is that THQ is exploring other streams of revenue and the linux platform is one of them. if steam for linux is profitable then perhaps other developer studios will crunch some numbers to see if it will work for them. just this simple line of thought to even consider exploring linux is leap years past where we were one year ago.
     
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    They are exploring the unemployment line now.
     
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    It looks to me like the humble bundle went to pay the executives bonuses for this year.
     
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    apparently you didn't read that THQ is going to continue to get financing to remain fully operation per chapter 11 rules. troll elsewhere.
     
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    Just because a company bankrupts doesn't mean they cease to exist. Hostess declared bankruptcy in the early otts and they still threw the ball around for another decade. It's just a way to fire people without looking like complete jerks.
     
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    Hence my comment about the unemployment line. Even when I state a fact I get called a troll by the haters. HATERS GONNA HATE!
     
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    except that nobody is going to be fired...again, reading is important. now please...shoo!
     
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    Yeah because everyone keeps their job when a company goes into bankruptcy. Excuse me Easy but I have worked for two companies that did this. People got fired. You are out of your mind if you think different.
     
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    except no.

    i said that THQ is exploring other streams of revenue. you said they are exploring the unemployment line.

    THQ is not exploring the unemployment line since operations are continuing normally. please go back to drawing and using the apple products you hate and let me handle the logic.
     
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