THQ wins WWE royalty dispute

Monday, 27th July 2009 19:00 GMT By Nathan Grayson


After an inhumanly long period of butting heads with partner Jakks Pacific, THQ has finally prevailed, according to Gamasutra.

The in-fight was waged over a contract dispute, which has now, obviously, been ironed out. An arbitrator gave the nod to THQ, saying that Jakks is now entitled to six percent of sales from WWE wrasslin’ games — a significantly smaller chunk of change when compared to the ten percent it received before the dispute.

With that out of the way, it’s all peace, love, and dove between the corporate tag-team partners, right? Nuh-uh. Jakks and THQ are now trading lawsuits over WWE contract extensions.

And that, children, is where videogames come from.

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  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    If I had enough money, I’d buy THQ and Jakks together. immediately after I’d release every soul workin’ for them and permanently close jakks and yukes. Then I’d opened a new studio and putting some fresh minded and out of the box thinking talents in them, and I’d license id tech 5 and CryEngiene 3 for them and would have order them to start a ground up work and build a new WWE game which is not only pleasant, and not a waste of precious time but also sells ten times better than current titles.

    PS: I hope al-qaeda destroy THQ and Jakks HQ along side with Yukes.

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