Thing's aren't looking so hot for once-proud publisher, THQ. With the industry waiting to see what will happen in the wake of their massive financial meltdown a lot of speculation is being thrown about regarding whether the company will survive it's current crisis.

Although failure is an unfortunate possibility for the giant, it's even more tragic when you consider all of the jobs that could be lost if it can't find a way to pull together the millions of dollars needed to keep it afloat. As much as we hate being the bearers of bad news, here are the 10 worst speculative outcomes (from someone who isn't a financial analyst) for the gaming industry if THQ can't land a hail mary play in the 11th hour.

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