Homefront scores cause THQ stock crash

Share price falls 20% in 24 hours.

THQ's share price has fallen 20 per cent in the past 24 hours, with pundits blaming the mixed review scores for its Homefront FPS which hit the web today.

According to the latest NASDAQ data, THQ's share price is currently $4.75, down 20.03 per cent on what it was this time yesterday.

An LA Times article has attributed the middling review scores of Homefront. The Kaos-developed shooter scored 6/10 from Eurogamer's Dan Whitehead and is currently sitting on a Metacritic score of 72.

Shareholders might like to keep in mind the fact that, according to comments made by THQ exec Danny Bilson to Eurogamer earlier this month, the game is the most pre-ordered title in the publisher's history.

CEO Brian Farrell certainly doesn't seem too worried. "The game seems to resonate with consumers," he told the LA Times. "It's a mass market title. Let's see what players think."

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