South Park: The Stick of Truth
THQ Secures Lifeline as CFO Paul Pucino Resigns
Written Wednesday, November 21, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Mixed news for ailing publisher THQ overnight.

The company, which has been on the brink of bankrupcy for months now, has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer.

No replacement has been named, with FTI consulting retained to assist THQ’s finance and accounting team.

“We would like to thank Paul for his significant contributions over the past four years and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said THQ chairman and CEO Brian Farrell.

So that’s the bad news. The good news is that the publisher has secured a loan that will keep it operating into 2013.

It’s an important move as it will give THQ enough time to get its upcoming slate of (recently delayed) games onto shelves, thus allowing for a spike in revenue.

Now all THQ has to do is cross its fingers that Metro: Last Light, Company of Heroes 2 and South Park: The Stick of Truth perform well enough at retail to save it.


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Comment #1 by Flux_Mulder
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 04:36:32 AM
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THQ has a lot of great licences, it would be very painful to see THQ disappear. I'll probably buy the first two.

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Comment #2 by kid_Jump94
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 04:43:39 AM
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Yeah agreed it would be disappointing to see them gone but ill buy Metro for sure *love post apocaliptic games* and South Park too *as it actually looks good, looks like south park &has RPG elements if im correct. An i dont have a PC or Laptop yet but hopefully i will for christmas for Company of H :P

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Comment #3 by The Cosmic Suff
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 06:33:19 AM
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I will support them by buying South Park!

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Comment #4 by DMCV
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 06:53:56 AM
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I bought Darksiders 2, if that helps..

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Comment #5 by Bill
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 07:32:44 AM
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i got darksiders 2 & my codes didn't work from BNIB. tried to get support for a month, even with direct email, nothing.
supporting your releases also counts

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Comment #7 by HEMSTAR
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 08:04:26 AM
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Cod is to blame

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Comment #8 by MTURNER1985
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 08:12:38 AM
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I'll be buying South Park day 1

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Comment #9 by Matix
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 09:32:15 AM
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Time to say good bye, THQ !

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Comment #10 by ryandavison
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 09:36:22 AM
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I don't about the other two games,vbut if they're relying on South Park, they must be desperate

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Comment #11 by AverySegaw
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 01:17:15 PM
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@7 Pretty easy to blame a competitor, but the real fault is with THQ themselves, they should have noticed they were going under and changed their spending and products to move away from bankruptcy.

I can't really say it will be a surprise if THQ ends up bankrupt, their games seem to be heavily niche and only a few of their products tend to sell large numbers. The only THQ game I own is Homefront, and I only have it because it was super cheap at the time. Still, it's never good to see a publisher disappear.

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Comment #12 by ZACHSP8
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 01:57:32 PM
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Lets hope they release the Saints Row 3 standalone add-on before they go down.

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Comment #13 by I_Shoot_Stuff
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 02:43:51 PM
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I thought that standalone dlc became part of the next Saints game a long time ago?

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Comment #14 by Supremacy
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 07:10:41 PM
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Screw Every other title just focus on SR4

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Comment #15 by l0rdg0ld666
Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 06:44:29 PM
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I really hope they stick it out and persevere. I'll literally jump off a bridge if there was never another chance more saints row :(

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