For people who want to boycott THQNordic and Deep Silver, here are the list of games they are publishing

Mórríoghain

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Nov 2, 2017
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ResetERA admins decided to allow THQNordic's games discussions to continue. I respect that decision but I can't bring myself to give even a single dollar to that company. Especially after today's events.

For the uninitiated, THQNordic decided to do an ama session on a known cp lover / right-wing extremist hell hole website called "8chan" acted like they belong in there with their disgusting replies to homophobic/hateful questions, posted a limp-ass apology on Twitter after mainstream press caught up with it, and swept the whole thing under the rug like it was nothing.

After what happened in New Zealand today and how right-wing terrorist use 8chan as their gathering place and how THQNordic didn't even fire the cunt who decided that was the platform this publisher should use to promote their games, I decided to boycott THQNordic and their subsidiary Deep Silver's upcoming games until a shake-up happens at the Swedish company.

Here is the list of games that you might want to consider not supporting. It is, of course, your personal choice to boycott these games.

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Edit 2: Divided the list between THQNordic and Deep Silver.


Edit 1: Please note that publishing rights for some games differ from region to region. Always double check yourself before you make a decision.

Upcoming Games:

THQNordic:
  • Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest
  • Aquanox Deep Descent
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans
  • Biomutant
  • Scarf
  • Desperados III
  • Fade to Silence (early access right now)
  • The Guild 3 (early access right now)
  • Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (upcoming Switch version )
For the recent THQNordic releases on Steam, I recommend clicking this link. It is the Steam publisher page for THQNordic.

Deep Silver:
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
  • Dead Island 2
  • Outward
  • Pillars of Eternity II (console versions)
  • SEGA JP and Atlus physical copies in Europe (depends on some games and countries, double check yourselves)
For the recent THQNordic releases, I recommend clicking this link. It is the Steam publisher page for Deep Silver.

HOW TO IGNORE THQ AND DEEP SILVER'S GAMES:

A good way to avoid inadvertently buying one of their games (on PC at least) is to ignore them as a publisher on Steam.

Just go to their publisher page, click the little gear icon and click 'Ignore this creator'.

It doesn't hide all their games from the store completely, but every time one appears Steam will tell you that you've ignored this publisher. By repeating the above process you can undo this, should they ever clean up their act and make amends for this.
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Sources:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/multiple-fatalities-gunman-christchurch-mosque-shooting
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18266859/new-zealand-shooting-video-social-media-manipulation
https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/59xk5z/thq-nordic-held-qanda-on-a-website-banned-for-suspected-child-pornography
https://www.resetera.com/threads/thq-nordic-holding-an-ama-on-8chan-up-website-linked-to-mass-shootings-in-nz-read-threadmarks.102061/
 
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Silky

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Oct 25, 2017
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Georgia
Yep, Darksiders 3 will be my last game. Here's hoping Airship Syndicate works with Annapurna as their next publisher because I'm definitely not getting anything else from this company for the rest of my days.

If nothing else I guess people's criticism of a lacking AA market will be justified as one of the biggest AA publishers are now officially terrorism apologists
 

Servbot24

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
16,774
I wasn't going to buy any of those games anyways so it's not exactly a boycott, but I support anyone who avoids them.
 

JDFaulky

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Oct 25, 2017
1,357
Should be pretty easy to do seeing as most of the games on that list, aside from Shenmue III, I could give two shits about anyway.
 

shadowhaxor

EIC of Theouterhaven
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Oct 27, 2017
881
Claymont, Delaware
Wait, they didn't fire Reinhard Pollice? Yeah, that's fucked. Done with them.

Shame, actually. I was looking forward to Biomutant and Shenmue III.
 

Silky

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Oct 25, 2017
9,634
Georgia
Pretty harsh to punish tons of devs for things they had no control over.
The consumer audience isn't punishing the developers, the publisher is punishing developers for choosing to associate with terrorism apologists

That's not how Kickstarter works.
Never backed a game and requested a refund post funding before (mostly because I never had a reason to), so knowing that is all new to me
 

audisio

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Oct 28, 2017
1,312
Brazil
What was the excuse for doing the AMA on 8chan?

Do people foind out if the employee actually has an account there?
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,788
California
I'm presently boycotting all games that THQ Nordic and Deep Silver publish on Steam. I am also tentatively boycotting certain Microsoft games on Steam on the grounds that THQ Nordic was apparently involved in bringing those games to Steam in some capacity and published the retail versions of those ports.
 

UberTag

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,429
Kitchener, ON
THQ Nordic are also set to publish Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity II once it hits consoles... whenever that happens. It should probably be added to the list in the OP.
 

chrisypoo

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Oct 27, 2017
2,588
Those all are pretty uninteresting titles apart from Shenmue 3, so this is easily done.

That being said...Shenmue's getting bought. It just is, but yeah fuck THQ and Deep Silver in general.
 

TheMrPliskin

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Oct 26, 2017
2,267
It's worth nothing that Deep Silver is also involved in publishing Atlus titles in Europe. I know they also handled some Sega stuff as recently as Yakuza 6 but I'm not sure if that's still the case.
 

Collateral

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Oct 25, 2017
796
Also note that Origin Access and Gamepass have THQN games on them so I cancelled my subs until they remove them.
 

m_dorian

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Oct 27, 2017
1,813
Athens, Greece
Pretty harsh to punish tons of devs for things they had no control over.
No dev needs to be punished but the people that participated in that fateful AMA need to go.
No dev is going to suffer because they do not get my money but i do not think any one of those devs wants to have any sort of business or personal relation with people that offered NAZIS, MURDERERS and PEDOPHILES a platform.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,737
ResetERA admins decided to allow THQNordic's games discussions to continue. I respect that decision but I can't bring myself to give even a single dollar to that company. Especially after today's events.

For the uninitiated, THQNordic decided to do an ama session on a known cp lover / right-wing extremist hell hole website called "8chan" acted like they belong in there with their disgusting replies to homophobic/hateful questions, posted a limp-ass apology on Twitter after mainstream press caught up with it, and swept the whole thing under the rug like it was nothing.

After what happened in New Zealand today and how right-wing terrorist use 8chan as their gathering place and how THQNordic didn't even fire the cunt who decided that was the platform this publisher should use to promote their games, I decided to boycott THQNordic and their subsidiary Deep Silver's upcoming games until a shake-up happens at the Swedish company.

Here is the list of games that you might want to consider not supporting. It is, of course, your personal choice to boycott these games.
  • Shenmue III
  • Biomutant
  • Desperados III
  • Fade to Silence
  • Aquanox Deep Silence
  • Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
  • Scarf
  • Wreckfest
  • The Guild 3
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
  • The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
  • Dead Island 2
  • Outward
  • Pillars of Eternity II (console versions)
Sources:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/15/multiple-fatalities-gunman-christchurch-mosque-shooting
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18266859/new-zealand-shooting-video-social-media-manipulation
https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/59xk5z/thq-nordic-held-qanda-on-a-website-banned-for-suspected-child-pornography
https://www.resetera.com/threads/thq-nordic-holding-an-ama-on-8chan-up-website-linked-to-mass-shootings-in-nz-read-threadmarks.102061/
Wtf Shenmue 3? Damn i paid for the game already trough Kickstarter...
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
11,520
Thanks for rounding their upcoming games up, OP.

I will be boycotting all THQ Nordic games until they make a meaningful condemnation of 8chan and everything it represents, as well as proving that THQ Nordic is taking steps to ensure it will never happen again. Words are not enough... so I hope this small action can help to change their ways.
 

Lant_War

The Fallen
Jul 14, 2018
6,134
I'd love to follow my principles and stuff, but with Shenmue 3 there it's not happening.
 

CatAssTrophy

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Dec 4, 2017
1,070
Texas
Really wanted Biomutant and Generation Zero but I can't bring myself to support THQ after all of this. I really feel for the devs and hope some of them start to speak out about this.
 

DarkDetective

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Oct 25, 2017
2,300
The Netherlands
Might as well quit gaming if you're from Europe. They distribute games of a lot of other publishers. Only the biggest companies, such as EA, Sony and Nintendo, distribute their games themselves.
 

Chirotera

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
976
The nice thing about this boycott is I can continue not playing the games I wasn't going to play anyways.
 

Letters

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
640
I’m a huuuge Shenmue fan but I was already thinking of skipping 3 and just reading how it ends, to not ruin the magic. It looks awful to me in the previews, those visuals and animations blew my mind back then but they look awkward modernized like that now.

But Desperados 3 by the Shadow Tactics devs... damn :/
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,338
United Kingdom
Deep Silver is on my boycott list already since their exclusivity deal for Metro Exodus.
Oh yeah, Deep Silver is owned by THQ Nordic as well, so that list should be expanded really.

- Persona 5
- Catherine: Full Body
- Metro Exodus
- Saints Row Series
- Yakuza Series
- Puyo Puyo Tetris
- Wasteland 2
- Dreamfall Series
- Killing Floor 2
- Risen Series
- Sacred Series

Amongst many others.
 

Winterreise

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Feb 28, 2018
1,295
I've seen it said in other threads and it's important to say here - consumers boycotting THQ Nordic isn't punishing the developers, THQ Nordic is punishing their developers.