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Borlaxx
03-16-2011, 10:22 AM
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-c ... 4002.story (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-thq-homefront-20110316,0,5804002.story)


The company's newest big-budget action video game earns a relatively weak average score of 72 out of 100 from professional critics on its first day of release. Its stock falls 21% to $4.69.

RC-1136
03-16-2011, 10:23 AM
Ouch.

DayliteMag
03-16-2011, 10:26 AM
Hmmm, sounds like a good buying opportunity.

Borlaxx
03-16-2011, 10:33 AM
Hmmm, sounds like a good buying opportunity.
Could be if they turn this around. If this game tanks, THQ is in big trouble.

Psalm
03-16-2011, 10:56 AM
I heard that Hyundai is looking into buying THQ... :-"


I keed

Jackie R
03-16-2011, 11:01 AM
While I'll agree that the game is nowhere near an blockbuster, I find much of the negative press incredibly unfair. For example, much of the heat is directed at the SP campaign but when you think about it was Black Ops' campaign that much more epic? Yet, that game scored nearly perfect on many sites.

Borlaxx
03-16-2011, 11:02 AM
While I'll agree that the game is nowhere near an blockbuster, I find much of the negative press incredibly unfair. For example, much of the heat is directed at the SP campaign but when you think about it was Black Ops' campaign that much more epic? Yet, that game scored nearly perfect on many sites.
HF has a more interesting premise to be sure, but I think the BO campaign may end up having better variety in gameplay, better dialogue, and a more interesting narrative.

dinsdale1978
03-16-2011, 11:50 AM
While I'll agree that the game is nowhere near an blockbuster, I find much of the negative press incredibly unfair. For example, much of the heat is directed at the SP campaign but when you think about it was Black Ops' campaign that much more epic? Yet, that game scored nearly perfect on many sites.

Activision and MS pay for positive reviews. Anyone that says that doesn't happen is just blind to reality. Black Ops was nominated for awards before it even came out. Sneaky huh?

Retro
03-16-2011, 12:05 PM
While I'll agree that the game is nowhere near an blockbuster, I find much of the negative press incredibly unfair. For example, much of the heat is directed at the SP campaign but when you think about it was Black Ops' campaign that much more epic? Yet, that game scored nearly perfect on many sites.

Activision and MS pay for positive reviews. Anyone that says that doesn't happen is just blind to reality. Black Ops was nominated for awards before it even came out. Sneaky huh?
Don't forget about Sony and every other publisher/developer out there!

sam007
03-16-2011, 08:49 PM
http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=THQI THQ

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=ERTS EA

hmm, there was a sell off at the beginning of Feb already. Someone must have known something.

$6 resistance, not to mention a downside gap.