Good morning, THQ hates your business, likens used games to piracy and theft…


My oh my, incompetent and mindless companies (and their PR departments) never cease to amaze me with their senseless comments. Take for example, THQ’s response to disapproval they’ve garnered after announcing that they won’t provide DLC for used games, specifically THQ’s new WWE: Smackdown vs. Raw 2011.

I don’t think we really care whether used game buyers are upset because new game buyers get everything. We hope people understand that when the game’s bought used we get cheated. I don’t think anyone wants that so in order for us to make strong, high-quality WWE games we need loyal fans that are interested in purchasing the game. We want to award those fans with additional content.

It’s called Fist-Sale Doctrine — it’s a law…since 1908. Get over it. You are not entitled to every single shred of a sale that involves your product. You sold that right, remember…? And yet companies such as THQ make decisions that are so backwards in thinking it literally boggles my mind how the people in charge managed to turn a profit at all.

Just because someone doesn’t buy a game brand spakin’ new — Which at $60 for your typical game, is way too damn much! — doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be willing to purchase DLC later on down the road. Game developers such as EA and now THQ are missing a huge revenue stream. Used games sales is a fairly big market. Why purposely tell used game buyers that they are “not worth it” and as such, cannot spend any more money on your products in the future. THQ is actively turning away more money.

And if THQ really wants to get all high and mighty over their “new” game, we’ll shamelessy highlight the obvious — There hasn’t been a “new” wrestling game in years. Each one is exactly (and I mean exactly) the same as each previous game before it. Way to pick a fight with one of the most unoriginal and un-innovative genres you could possibly find.

Yes, THQ. You’ve won the most boneheaded decision award for the week. Congratulations.



  • August 25, 2010 6:45 am
  • by: Mike
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  • MATT S

    I have wwe smackdown vs raw. 2011…for ps3
    THQ has a content pack on the ps3 network .. i downloaded it installed it,,, it did not work…!!
    i called sony & the say to call THQ. because they are the makers of that game..Totaly understandable…!!! so i call THQ & ask how to install the game ad on to make sure it was done properly.. ” WE CAN NOT HELP YOU WITH THAT ” they say… I ask WHY WAS IT pulled from the sony store..?? was the a problem w. it ..?? ” YOU HAVE TO ASK SONY THAT QUESTION..!!! ”

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