jdreyer wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 01:56: I didn't see too much hate here on Blues. Mostly dismay and worry about what would happen to beloved IPs.
It was mostly just that one asshole.
THQ got a lot of disdain before it became obvious it was swirling the drain. I think a lot of people cheered its bad news prior to realizing that the bad news was about to cost jobs, and people shifted from looking at the bad (most of their releases) to the good (some of their teams.)
But the disdain was never "they're trying to screw us" and more "they make such terrible games." Rubin is right - they spent far too long making crappy licensed products for portable systems. Those were cheap, poorly made, and parents very quickly stopped buying them for kids in favor of buying $0.99 mobile games.