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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ZippyDSMleehttp://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2014/04/15/riaa_files_civil_suit_against_megaupload04/16/2014 - 8:48am
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ConsterTo be fair, there's so little left of the middle class that those numbers are skewing.04/16/2014 - 7:42am
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NeenekoSo "worked" vs "failed" really comes down to who you think is more important and deserving04/15/2014 - 7:04pm
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NeenekoIf they change the rules, demand will plummet. Though yeah, rent control probably would not help much in the SF case. I doubt anything will.04/15/2014 - 1:35pm
TheSmokeyOnline gamer accused of murdering son to keep playing - http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2014/04/15/21604921.html04/15/2014 - 11:50am
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ZippyDSMleeIf SF dose not start building upwards then they will price people out of the aera.04/15/2014 - 10:59am
Matthew Wilsonthe issue rent control has it reduces supply, and in SF case they already has a supply problem. rent control ofen puts rent below cost, or below profit of selling it. rent control would not fix this issue.04/15/2014 - 10:56am
NeenekoRent control is useful in moderation, NYC took it way to far and tends to be held up as an example of them not working, but in most cases they are more subtle and positive.04/15/2014 - 10:24am
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Matthew Wilsonwhat are you saying SF should do rent control, that has never worked every time it has been tried. the issue here is a self inflicted supply problem imposed by stupid laws.04/15/2014 - 8:52am
 

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