Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

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Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby richomack360 » 31 Jan 2013, 15:28

Publishing business is not cursed by change but poor decisions, says second-in-command


What influence did you have on the decisions, would imagine a 2nd in command would have a decent amount of clout ?
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby getup2k » 31 Jan 2013, 16:27

Homefront was a great game but it just wasn't different enough from the many other great military shooters out there - plus the multiplayer content wasn't promoted enough, probably because it wasnt good enough. Great single player though I thought.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby verrg5 » 31 Jan 2013, 16:41

richomack360 wrote:
Publishing business is not cursed by change but poor decisions, says second-in-command


What influence did you have on the decisions, would imagine a 2nd in command would have a decent amount of clout ?

You are still 2nd in command. The main guy can just swipe you out.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby verrg5 » 31 Jan 2013, 16:41

richomack360 wrote:
Publishing business is not cursed by change but poor decisions, says second-in-command


What influence did you have on the decisions, would imagine a 2nd in command would have a decent amount of clout ?

You are still 2nd in command. The main guy can just swipe you out.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby richomack360 » 31 Jan 2013, 17:24

verrg5 wrote:You are still 2nd in command. The main guy can just swipe you out.


Thanks verrg5 for that 9twice) my point is, he talks about what EVERYONE else did wrong, what part did he play in this process, what were his objections ? what did he go with ?

I can't believe he is entirely blameless, but can understand the finger pointing whilst he is out of contract
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby MyApocalypse » 31 Jan 2013, 19:18

richomack360 wrote:
verrg5 wrote:You are still 2nd in command. The main guy can just swipe you out.


Thanks verrg5 for that 9twice) my point is, he talks about what EVERYONE else did wrong, what part did he play in this process, what were his objections ? what did he go with ?

I can't believe he is entirely blameless, but can understand the finger pointing whilst he is out of contract


He didn't join the company until May of last year. He didn't have a part in the vast majority of THQ's decisions and essentially was just there in time to help steer the company to its least painful, but inevitable death.
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Postby sulli456 » 31 Jan 2013, 19:26

Is it just me who thinks this guy is rather attractive, in a manly sort of way.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby billysastard » 31 Jan 2013, 23:58

the biggest bad decision thq made was to be too greedy.

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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby budge » 01 Feb 2013, 01:32

And they somehow sucked all the fuun out of Saints Row the Third.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby Onomatopoeia » 01 Feb 2013, 01:52

uDraw


That's the steak through the heart for THQ.
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Re: Rubin reflects on 'a sea of bad decisions' at THQ

Postby billysastard » 01 Feb 2013, 09:21

Onomatopoeia wrote:uDraw


That's the steak through the heart for THQ.


well we bought u draw and a selection of titles for it on both 360 and wii, more than i can say for all their online pass infected games.
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