Nintendo should of bought THQ

#11SS4_NamreppivPosted 1/27/2013 4:56:22 PM
If Platinum doesn't buy Vigil, then Nintendo should.
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#12ADHDguitarPosted 1/27/2013 4:57:50 PM
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No, they should have bought an IP or two. I think DS is still up for grabs, but they should have bought Saint's Row.


I can't envision Nintendo picking up Saint's Row, both as an company image point of view, as well as the fact that I doubt they'd know what to do with it once they have their hands on it.


It implies they'd buy the dev along with it.

Then they could just go, "Here's some money, go do what you've been doing." Hell, since it's not one of their core franchises they could have just made it a timed exclusive and make it multiplat like 6 months after release.


Oh, really? I didn't know they get the dev too. Don't know much about how game IPs work.


Yeah, I forget who, but someone bought the Saint's Row dev for like 25 mil.
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#13P_A_N_D_A_M_A_NPosted 1/27/2013 4:59:52 PM
ADHDguitar posted...
Chaos_Kreature posted...
ADHDguitar posted...
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ADHDguitar posted...
No, they should have bought an IP or two. I think DS is still up for grabs, but they should have bought Saint's Row.


I can't envision Nintendo picking up Saint's Row, both as an company image point of view, as well as the fact that I doubt they'd know what to do with it once they have their hands on it.


It implies they'd buy the dev along with it.

Then they could just go, "Here's some money, go do what you've been doing." Hell, since it's not one of their core franchises they could have just made it a timed exclusive and make it multiplat like 6 months after release.


Oh, really? I didn't know they get the dev too. Don't know much about how game IPs work.


Yeah, I forget who, but someone bought the Saint's Row dev for like 25 mil.


Koch Media.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Media
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#14Dark_Link92Posted 1/27/2013 5:02:44 PM
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Any news on whether someone has finally picked up the Darksiders IP?


this. I could see Nintendo making good use of it


I thought that Skyward Sword styled Darksiders poster was a subtle way of getting Nintendo's attention and saying "please buy us!" Not sure why they'd want an IP that competes with a much more successful one they already own, though.
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#15GeassMasterPosted 1/27/2013 5:05:27 PM
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Any news on whether someone has finally picked up the Darksiders IP?


All studios have already been sold out. Vigil, the creators of darksiders, wasn't bought by anyone(and rightfully so).

Platinum and Sony Santa Monica(God of War) showed some interest in grabbing some employees from Vigil. If they consider it, they'll likely go to Sony Santa Monica since it probably isn't financially viable or stable to move to another country, let alone go to a studio like Platinum that isn't stable enough to publish their own games.

Apparently the Darksiders IP is part of the THQ "Legacy" sale, which is basically IPs names and such. The legacy sale is sometime in February I believe.

On actually topic,

None of THQs IPs really fit with Nintendo at all. Nintendo doesn't actually care about Mature and bro gamers that much.
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#16HungoverHero777Posted 1/27/2013 5:19:30 PM
SHOULD OF SHOULD OF SHOULD OF SHOULD OF

But yeah, seems like a missed opportunity.
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#17ORANGE666Posted 1/27/2013 5:28:33 PM
ZvoLtx posted...
Any news on whether someone has finally picked up the Darksiders IP?



Darksiders is not for sale. Virgil is, meaning you must purchase the company to get the ip. Platiumum wants just the ip, but who would buy virgil without any properties? It would make no sense to sell darksiders ip, platinum shouldnt have made that comment