GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout Failure

September 30, 2008 -

While video games are said to be recession-proof, video game publisher stocks are not immune to Wall Street turbulence, as witnessed by yesterday's market free fall.

As GameSpot reports, virtually all of the major game publishers took a hit in yesterday's sell-off after Congress failed to pass a bailout bill.

Wedbush-Morgan analyst Michael Pachter managed to find some humor in the situation, however, as reported by Cnet:

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, who tracks the video game market, said his industry will suffer like any other, though he did offer a suggestion for how to make lemonade from the financial lemons being lobbed from Washington.

 

"I think we need a game where instead of shooting (Nazis), we shoot Congress," he said. "This is embarrassing."
 


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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Count me among those lauding Congress. In a truly free society, you have to be free to fail as well as free to succeed. Sometimes that failure is gigantic.

Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

I completely approve of Congress throwing the Bill out.

Why? No-one read the fine print. It would have given Bush unlimited powers for an infinite time period.

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Congress is to be lauded for rejecting a terrible plan. Don't jump onto some Wall Street millionaire's viewpoint of blaming Congress for failing to bail out him and his ilk with OUR hard earned tax dollars. The correct plan will have the government helping people keep their houses, not ensuring a bunch of greedy fat cats don't lose a portion of their profit.

A completely free market is open to exploitation, as we see all the time in every multiplayer environment. The Gov are the GameDevs, who must make rules and enforce them in order to let everyone play fairly.

Hold Congress and the rest of the government responsible to create a GOOD plan and follow up with re-regulating the financial markets so we don't face this particular fiasco again.

 

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

I'd settle for a good old fashion storm on congress with torches and pitchforks. I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, Washington D.C. Needs a political enema.

Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Agreed with this too...  And they need it badly.

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

I think we should do like Lewis Black suggested, march down to D.C. and electroshock everbody. Just to get them back on track.

Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Games where you shoot members of Congress? Surely they are 10 a penny on Flash game sites? I'm sure Newgrounds has a few.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

"I think we need a game where instead of shooting (Nazis), we shoot Congress," he said. "This is embarrassing."

I can only imagine what will happen if the mainstream media gets their hands on this quote.

/popcorn
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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

I would So buy that.

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

The mainstream media will just whine about video game bannings, but nothing serious will come out of it.

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Agreed...  Can I have some popcorn? haha...

T2's stock is back up to 16.1 today, while EA's stock is still going down and is at 35.5...  It seems EA is taking a decent hit, a week ago they were at 40, while T2 was at 16.3...  So in ratio EA has dropped 5 times as much as T2.  It is really too bad, I wanted to see how the DRM stuff was hurting them, but with the market screwed up like this, we will never know.

What are the laws about making games about killing elected officals...  I believe you could actaully get in trouble over it.

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Re: GameCo Stocks Suffer in Wake of Congressional Bailout

Can I have some popcorn?

*passes the bucket DeepThorn's way*
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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.


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I'm not under the affluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I'm not half as thunk as you might drink. I fool so feelish I don't know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, the longer I get.
 
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Matthew Wilsonbut thats just it those sites, even the small ones, sell all over the country.09/23/2014 - 11:12am
Neenekoeither that or it would follow the car model of today. big ticket items are taxed according to your residence, not where you buy them.09/23/2014 - 11:07am
NeenekoI doubt it would be the retailer that handles the tax in the first place. If it goes through it would probably be folded in as a service on the processor end or via 'turbotax' style applications.09/23/2014 - 11:05am
Matthew Wilsonsimple there are over 10k tax areas in the us for sales tax. it would be impossible for small online retailers to handle that.09/23/2014 - 10:55am
IanCWhats wrong with charging tax in an online shop?09/23/2014 - 10:47am
E. Zachary KnightI don't see why it would be that difficult to maintain one. Especially for a news outlet with multiple people on the payroll.09/23/2014 - 9:37am
Matthew Wilsonthey can, but will they? more inportantly will the traditional sites be willing to do the extra work to maintain the list?09/23/2014 - 9:02am
E. Zachary KnightSo how will it reduce the power of the traditional games press? They can create curated stores too.09/23/2014 - 8:39am
Matthew WilsonI think its a good thing, but it does mean traditional games press will have less power than ever before. To be fair most of the gaming press were never big on pc gaming anyways.09/23/2014 - 8:33am
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, is that a bad or good thing?09/23/2014 - 7:43am
MechaTama31When you say "youtuber", I picture some sort of customizable potato...09/22/2014 - 10:48pm
Matthew Wilsonthis change will only give youtubers more power.09/22/2014 - 9:54pm
prh99Steam has added a curator system. You can follow your favorites and see their recommendations http://store.steampowered.com/curators/09/22/2014 - 9:07pm
MaskedPixelantePlus there's the whole "we don't use accounts" thing that means if you lose your 3DS and have to get a new one, you have to deal with Nintendo customer service to get your downloads back instead of, you know, logging in and downloading them.09/22/2014 - 8:39pm
MonteIndeed. Their wallet system, the lack of sales, applying tax, the lack of price cuts, the eshop is pretty terrible. Only use it for indie games.09/22/2014 - 8:29pm
Andrew EisenThat's the one I'm eyeballing. Really dug the demo. Didn't care as much for EOIV though.09/22/2014 - 8:19pm
MaskedPixelanteOoh, an Atlus sale, it must be a day that ends in "y". I'd much rather get physical 3DS games because of Nintendo's outdated digital distribution policies, but EOU is near impossible to find anywhere nowadays... conflicted.09/22/2014 - 7:48pm
Andrew EisenOooh, Atlus sale in the 3DS eShop. I might have to bust open my piggy bank. http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/22/shin-megami-tensei-iv-atlus-games-sale/09/22/2014 - 7:21pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.pcgamer.com/2014/09/23/steam-update/ steam finally adds content Curation. I like that the user can pick which peoples recommendations they want to see.09/22/2014 - 7:16pm
MaskedPixelanteNintendo put three dual-gendered characters in Smash Bros 4.09/22/2014 - 7:13pm
 

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