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Giant Bomb |OT 12| Oops All Gokus

What do YOU want the next OT title to be?


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Oct 25, 2017
673
Florida
He's the PR and Marketing Director, so it doesn't blow my mind that he could make a decision without running it past anyone. Someone in that role is the person who should be giving permission, not asking it. Which makes it doubly hilarious how dumb he was about it. I don't generally like to call for people to be fired, but such a massive public fuck up like this really should cost anyone in PR their job.
The fact that his name was publicly put on blast by the company puts the dude's career in jeopardy, too. One Google search by an employer during the application process and he's fucked. At least he can take comfort knowing he'll be venerated by pedophiles and racists for years to come.
 
Oct 27, 2017
823
Had no idea 8chan existed. 4chan is vile enough, can't even imagine what it would be like over there.

In any case, THQ has been shady for a while so i'm not really surprised someone there thought it would be cool to appeal to this kind of people.

Man, EA must be thanking their lucky stars now that THQ took all the attention away from Anthem.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,727
Had no idea 8chan existed. 4chan is vile enough, can't even imagine what it would be like over there.

In any case, THQ has been shady for a while so i'm not really surprised someone there thought it would be cool to appeal to this kind of people.

Man, EA must be thanking their lucky stars now that THQ took all the attention away from Anthem.
it's 2X worse.
 
Dec 18, 2018
2,300
THQ Nordic is living up to the reputation of THQ by making some completely fucking bad decisions.

Though say what you want about the Udraw, at least it isn't a god damn child porn board.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
 
Dec 18, 2018
2,300
Had no idea 8chan existed. 4chan is vile enough, can't even imagine what it would be like over there.

In any case, THQ has been shady for a while so i'm not really surprised someone there thought it would be cool to appeal to this kind of people.

Man, EA must be thanking their lucky stars now that THQ took all the attention away from Anthem.
8chan is basically populated by people that left 4chan because they either wanted to post more gamergate-y stuff or more child porn. Or both.
 
Oct 27, 2017
823
8chan is basically populated by people that left 4chan because they either wanted to post more gamergate-y stuff or more child porn. Or both.
Yeah, I read some stuff on the other thread but i am not going anywhere near a google search for that place. That description is clear enough for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,727
Yeah, I read some stuff on the other thread but i am not going anywhere near a google search for that place. That description is clear enough for me.
the thing is you cant find the site through google. it's so bad it was de-listed from google (and a lot of ISP's). best you got is a wikipedia article.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,279
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
wow guys... this post really made me think.... how bout u
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,823
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
It's probably because child pornography isn't something to just shrug at and laugh off.
 
Dec 18, 2018
2,300
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
Honest answer - if you do even the slightest bit of research on 8chan, you immediately find out it's 4chan + child porn. The fact there was no due diligence, as well as the fact they are promoting a child porn website, means that they don't deserve any room for error. The link is still up. They liked posts defending this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
673
Florida
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
This is a major company giving a platform to the users of a site promoting racism, sexism, and child pornography. Those aren't just "bad things" but things that are actively harmful and dangerous to other humans, and by promoting that community, you're risking adding more people to their ranks.
 
Sep 12, 2018
2,539
Ireland
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,141
That guy probably had a really well paying job and all he had to do was to come up with puns like Remarstered and Deathinitive and not post on a forum banned for child pornography


Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.

Yeah guys, it's just a little white supremacy and child porn. What's so bad about it? Who hasn't given passive approval to disgusting behavior? You can't do something brash like not throw money at assholes indiscriminately.
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,455
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
THQ just signal boosted the site, if you don't see the problem with that I don't know what to tell you.
 
Jul 24, 2018
5,958
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
What the fuck am I reading
 
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
I FOUND MARK, GUYS
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,515
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
Just so we're clear you're more outraged about people's outrage about a child pornography site than you are about the site itself. Gross.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,865
Austria
Honest question, why do people care so much about the THQ stuff. It doesn't effect your life or games or anything whatsoever. Yes I get that the website is disgusting, but just like me, it sounds like most people didn't even know it existed until this afternoon and everyone is just outraged because everyone else is outraged. Can we all take a step back and just say "look it's dumb that they thought it was a good idea to promote their company by going on a website that is bad" and just leave it at that? Why does everything have to be taken to the nth degree? People calling for firings and boycotting games and devs because of some bad PR decision seems so pointless.
Yeah, let's just laugh promoting a site hosting child pornography off, no biggie #yolo
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,949
THQ AMA gunning a podium spot in hottest mess.

Maybe not the hottest mess but how many messes include a statement saying "I am not a white supremacist, nor am I into child pornography" ?
 
Oct 27, 2017
9,985
I'm glad that Giant Bomb can actually talk about gamergate now. They've grown.
In case you missed it... One of the two dudes replying to the questions on the AMA is an actual member of the THQN board of directors....
Apparently there's not a good way to verify that due to the anonymous nature of that site. Patrick's article at Waypoint mentions this, I think.

Definitely seems likely, though.
 
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