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11-01-2012, 12:56   #1
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I saw a few stories lately that would fit nicely into a 'news' thread that you want to share but not make a new thread for it. Like this story..

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Mass suicide threat at Foxconn Xbox 360 manufacturing plant
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Chinese workers threaten to jump from roof after being refused severance pay


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/331733/mass-suicide-threat-at-foxconn-xbox-360-manufacturing-plant/
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11-01-2012, 13:01   #2
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Pretty sobering news story showing the cost of human life that goes with consumer electronics. That factory has set up nets all over it's buildings to stop workers commiting suicide which happens a lot in the plant.
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Wow that's shocking!
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isn't their suicide rate actually below the national suicide rate of china?
so it works out better to be working there than actually living in the rest of china
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microsoft benefiting from cheap labor in asia, then not paying to theyr workers! no way!


some sad news though.

+1 on such thread too!
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11-01-2012, 14:00   #6
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Foxcon also supplies a lot of hardware for iPhones and the news of suicides and troubles at their plants is unfortunately not new

On a different note, Razer just sent me this in an email:

I'm not convinced. I think it's a slightly better prospect than that utterly nonsensical gaming laptop they came out with last year but I can't see this being cost effective enough to make it a valid choice.
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11-01-2012, 15:45   #7
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Foxcon also supplies a lot of hardware for iPhones and the news of suicides and troubles at their plants is unfortunately not new

On a different note, Razer just sent me this in an email:

I'm not convinced. I think it's a slightly better prospect than that utterly nonsensical gaming laptop they came out with last year but I can't see this being cost effective enough to make it a valid choice.
button placment just does not make any sense! so ever time i need to press a button i will have to have take my thumb off?

after that laptop i just lost faith in razor. they just should stick to what they good at: gaming mouses...
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15-01-2012, 23:19   #8
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No real point in creating a thread for this until we get some solid news but there's a rumor going around that...

THQ Wipes Out Games Planned for 2014 to Ready Itself for Sale, Says Games Insider
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Was about to post that myself,its flying around the net that rumour
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16-01-2012, 07:46   #10
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I really hope it's just a rumor...

I liked metro 2033 and Dow games from relic ( thq ). THQ are not tight bastords when it comes to sales too!

I got every single Dow 40k game! They are awesome! In fact I downloaded retribution few days ago and I am loving it again.
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16-01-2012, 10:35   #11
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They're now denying it thankfully.

It probably wouldn't have affected anything already announced but there was still the Guillermo Del Toro game and the title being developed by their new Canadian studio being headed by Patrice Desilets (former Creative Director of Assassins Creed) to worry about.

As for Relic, they're probably one of their biggest assets so I couldn't see them being mistreated too much. Metro also proved surprisingly profitable for them too so I can see the relationship with 4A being protected, despite them being independent.

We'll see anyway I guess, THQ aren't the most reliable bunch when it comes to ****ing with their internal studios so hopefully none of them get shafted in any potental shakeup.
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And in other news Square Enix are relocating headquarters due to fortune teller

http://gamingbolt.com/square-enix-re...g-headquarters

Bout the funniest thing ive ever read
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And in other news Square Enix are relocating headquarters due to fortune teller

http://gamingbolt.com/square-enix-re...g-headquarters

Bout the funniest thing ive ever read
its a shame same fortune teller did not warned about how ****y FF 14 came out....
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17-01-2012, 11:43   #14
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The state of the MMO industry at the moment might mean it gets cancelled. The only model that seems to work is free to play unless you are WoW or SWOR and the 40K MMO would have to go free to play to succeed. THQ would probably do well to cut their losses if the budget so far has been way too high.
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A man claims to have every PS2 game sealed.
http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/4...game---sealed/
Hope nobody forgot to tell him the PS3 is already out.
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