Dissecting the THQ Bankruptcy


THQ, maker of the Saint’s Row franchise and a bunch of other games I don’t care about BUT YOU MIGHT has fallen on some hard times lately, eh?  Well, “lately” is kind of a polite way of putting it.  Truth is, they’ve been circling the drain since 2008.  But last year was an exceptionally eventful one for them!  Layoff’s, a change in power, a desperate move to keep from being de-listed from the stock exchange, it’s been rough times.  And now, it’s coming to a head with this bankruptcy.  And bankruptcy is nothing anyone wishes on them.  Well, unless you still hold a grudge for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand or something.  Anyways,  we’ve been getting all sorts of conflicting messages from them.  President Jason Rubin says everything’s going to be fine, thank you for asking, how are you?  If you take the statements he was making at the time the bankruptcy was announced, they’re just hitting a rough patch, and they’re going to come through it harder, better, faster, stronger than ever!  On the other hand, THQ’s creditor’s and the general games journalism sphere don’t seem so optimistic.  So what’s really going to happen?  If only there was some incredibly smart business/video games blogger around that could enlighten all of us.  Well, truth is, it’s really hard to say just yet.  I may be incredibly smart, and I might end up blogging about business and/or video games, too early to say just yet, but right now, THQ’s at too uncertain a place for true enlightenment.  I can attempt to help you understand the situation  better, though.  Would you like that?  No?  Well I’m gonna keep typing anyway!

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First Post!

Ha!  I have a blog now!  And there’s nothing you can do about it!  Just look at that, my own little corner of the internet.  I may just move in here.  Get my furniture all set up just how I like it.  Declare myself lord regent.  This is my site now, I can do what I want!

Right.  Now that all the self-congratulation is out of the way, let’s get on with things, shall we?  To be honest, most first blog posts are kind of worthless.  Sure, I could talk about what I’m planning on doing with this blog, or why I was driven to start a blog, but really, it doesn’t matter.  You already know all this stuff.  How do I know that?  Well, if you guessed I could read your mind, you wouldn’t be completely off the mark.  You wouldn’t be completely right, though.  While I can read your mind (by the way, yuck!) I really know that you’re not reading this post when it’s new.  You’re some sort of strange future person, either working your way backwards through my posts, or you decided you’d just check the archives from the very beginning.  I know, spooky, right?  Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.

Thing is, almost nobody reads newborn blogs.  And why would they?  There’s almost nothing there! Just incredibly beautiful first-time bloggers posting about posting.  And meta as that may be, it’s kind of worthless of me to be talking about my blog at this point, isn’t it?  Everything I could say about what I’m going to do with this page of mine, you already know more about than I do.  If you’re interested enough in my content to read this far back, you already know what kind of things I talk about, and where my areas of interest and expertise lie.  One of the benefits of reading from the future, I guess.  Ooh, I hope I’m famous!

Anyways, I want to make sure this post is not just wasted space, so here’s the deal.  If you’re reading this, put a comment below.  I don’t care how long it’s been since this first went up, I don’t care if you don’t normally comment on blogs, I don’t care if I’ve been dead and gone for centuries by the time you’re getting to this.  Just leave a comment below.  Preferably something along the lines of “Oh Aether you’re so sexy and I love every word you type!” but really anything goes.  If you’re the shy type, just put down “Yo”, or something like that, but anything to let us know you’re alive.  Or if the robots have taken over the world in the future, leave “01001000 01100101 01101100 01110000 0100000 01101101 01100101”, just to give the rest of us pasters a warning.

I don’t care what it is, just put a comment below.  This will be our secret clubhouse, kept private and pristine away from all the hundreds and hundreds of fans I’ll undoubtedly have in the future that haven’t yet gone back through the mountains of content I’ve created.  Here in Aether’s First Post, we’re all friends, and we’d like you to join us.