This most definitely is a sign of the industry and potential things to come, but it's a good sign, even with such sad circumstances. I was hoping I'd be able to articulate my thoughts further upon this matter but it turns out this blog is relatively short by comparison to the length it should be or deserves. Obviously, as many have read and many have posted, the company of ThQ is at it's end. All of it's assets and subsidiaries are being sold off, but in the companies dismay there is clearly good.
As our sources for the industry are pointing out, most of the company's properties are being purchased by other gaming companies, and those that haven't been bought up yet still stand a decent chance of said fate. Moreover, the majority of those who worked for the company and it's divisions are likely to be given jobs; or at least this is what we're told. While there are those who have lost their jobs, and a once great company has reached its end, today the industry spoke up. It said, in a unison, we will not let these great works and the talent of a company go by the wayside. If there are pieces of our gaming entertainment and community that fall to the ground then we will pick them up and make them whole once more, with aspirations of giving those works the potential to become even better. In a time when our beloved industry is under the microscope of scrutiny and disapproval, today many of our finest came together to ensure that the work of a fallen brother will be continued.
We live in a world of business and competition, where many would be happy to see their oppositions share burn to the ground, with a sympathetic look, and a joyous heart. While some may argue that said companies purchased ThQ's assets for their own personal gain, I will adamantly protest that sentiment. I hold to the belief that these competitors came together to not let our shared appreciation for art and expression die. It is in their efforts, a gesture that the whole of the video game industry won't let go easily, we won't sit idly by while the circumstances of the world threaten to harm us.
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LOOK WHO CAME: