Limited Run Games "overjoyed" to partner with THQ Nordic

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Diggeh

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You may have overlooked this bit of news during their conference, but LimitedRunGames has decided to partner with THQ Nordic. As a big LRG game purchaser, I'm absolutely disgusted that they would not only pull this, but be "overjoyed" to partner with them.


For those of you unfamiliar with THQ Nordic's actions, please read my summary post below:

Don't forget about all the things you're supporting when you consider any THQ Nordic games.

Here's a helpful summary post of all the events for the uninitiated.

Mod statement: "To address a few recurring points: We will not be banning games published by THQ Nordic and subsidiaries like Deep Silver. You are instead welcome to continue raising the issue in threads relevant to the publisher and its games."

If you use Steam and want to ignore all games that THQ Nordic publishes, go to their publisher page while you're logged in, then click on the little gear icon below where it says "Beta" and choose "Ignore this creator."
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These games are being published by THQ Nordic. For those who may not be aware or who may have forgotten, THQ Nordic had a marketing effort where it intended to gain attention using a website that is known primarily for its support of child pornography, as well as for support of Neo-Nazism, doxxing, and other extremely damaging behaviours.

THQ Nordic's provided no response to this fiasco except for an apology claiming they did not do enough research. As the website is unlisted by Google, they had spoken to the board owner about removing "nasty stuff", and content was viewable both before and during the campaign, this claim is beyond belief. The individuals responsible are known not to be rogue PR interns, but go up to THQ Nordic's board. THQ Nordic has not dealt with the individuals responsible.

Consider that by supporting their games, you are supporting a publisher that is complicit with child pornography.


 

WordAssassin

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For those who don't want to click through or think THQN didn't know

A reminder that during the AMA


A. the guy literally responded to the question, "Where are the big tiddy underage girls at?" which included a pic btw,

with:



They can't feign ignorance about the website.


B. One of the first replies to the tweet was a this:

C. The account literally liked this tweet during the whole debacle.



OP has done a good job staying updated with all this information. They can't feign ignorance or go "our bad we didn't know about the website."
 

MrHealthy

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Nov 11, 2017
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For all we know this partnership / contract was set up before the incident. If it was they can't really talk badly about THQ Nordic in their PR.

If they set up this partnership afterwards, then that is a different story. And they should answer as to why they would support THQ.
 

Claven

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"Overjoyed" to partner with a company that caters to racists, homophobes and pedos. Good grief.
 

WordAssassin

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Let's see if I can cover the main points

Yes the knew

No they did not apologize

The people responsible still work there

Fuck THQN

"oh so fuck the janitor at THQN then that had nothing to do with it" no, fuck the people in charge who have done nothing to address this disgusting trash fire situation and get rid of the two pieces of shit who repped their company on 8chan

For all we know this partnership / contract was set up before the incident. If it was they can't really talk badly about THQ Nordic in their PR.

If they set up this partnership afterwards, then that is a different story. And they should answer as to why they would support THQ.
This is a perfect opportunity for them to explain themselves, then.
 

Kuropiko

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I honestly don't see the point in this thread.
You're not actually discussing anything, just getting mad that a publisher is letting a smaller publishing firm sell their games.
The AMA from a while back only happened because the owner of the /v/ board on 8ch reached out to THQ Nordic to do an AMA. 8ch is not a famous site and looks like any other forum. In addition, claims of hosting CP were done by users and the boards in question were removed by site owners as it is against the global site rules.
You're just getting angry for no reason.
 

Bird

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This is a huge get for a smaller company like LRG. A single PR fuckup, even if a really stupid one, wouldn't stop negotiations on a deal of this magnitude.
 

Haloid1177

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I honestly don't see the point in this thread.
You're not actually discussing anything, just getting mad that a publisher is letting a smaller publishing firm sell their games.
The AMA from a while back only happened because the owner of the /v/ board on 8ch reached out to THQ Nordic to do an AMA. 8ch is not a famous site and looks like any other forum. In addition, claims of hosting CP were done by users and the boards in question were removed by site owners as it is against the global site rules.
You're just getting angry for no reason.
I too don't understand the reason to be upset about a developer deciding it's worthwhile to deal with a site readily promoting child pornography like so what I just want my games.

/s if it wasn't super obvious.
 

Gundam

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I honestly don't see the point in this thread.
You're not actually discussing anything, just getting mad that a publisher is letting a smaller publishing firm sell their games.
The AMA from a while back only happened because the owner of the /v/ board on 8ch reached out to THQ Nordic to do an AMA. 8ch is not a famous site and looks like any other forum. In addition, claims of hosting CP were done by users and the boards in question were removed by site owners as it is against the global site rules.
You're just getting angry for no reason.
To highlight unsavory practices and to express why it's not cool. Hopefully, kick up enough dust to turn partners away from THQ, or to receive some apology and firing of those responsible at THQ.

You're just defending and shilling big video game publishers for no reason.
 

WordAssassin

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I honestly don't see the point in this thread.
You're not actually discussing anything, just getting mad that a publisher is letting a smaller publishing firm sell their games.
The AMA from a while back only happened because the owner of the /v/ board on 8ch reached out to THQ Nordic to do an AMA. 8ch is not a famous site and looks like any other forum. In addition, claims of hosting CP were done by users and the boards in question were removed by site owners as it is against the global site rules.
You're just getting angry for no reason.
Man it's too bad that THQN had absolutely no way to get out of doing that AMA since they were asked. No way to say, like, "No go fuck yourself"

The point of this thread is to bring attention to LimitedRunGames partnering with a disgusting company to people who might not know and don't want to support that shit, and also to give LRG a chance to explain themselves.

It was a while ago? Angry for no reason?



gtfo
 

Stanng243

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THQN has some amazing games coming out. If this means we can get physical copies of them, all the better.
 

goldenpp73

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Limited Run is a tiny publisher that doesn't really have the luxury to pick and choose. They're losing their initial bread and butter with Vita and other publishers are starting to imitate them. It's not easy to take the moral high ground when your livelihood gets involved. I'll continue to support LRG as a company, if you don't like this decision just avoid the THQ games I say. Not really thrilled about it, but I don't think LRG are bad people.
 
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LimitedRunGames

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To be clear, we are overjoyed to bring Red Faction to physical format. Agreed that it was bad wording for the tweet, and for that we apologize. It should've been clearer.

We are not overjoyed with THQN's AMA on 8chan, to say the least, and in no way endorse it.
 

Mr-Joker

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Honestly given how everyone just causally brushed aside the problem and how soft handed the gaming journalist were with THQ Nortic. I am not fucking surprised and THQ Nortic basically got away without backlash what so ever.

Limited Run is a tiny publisher that doesn't really have the luxury to pick and choose. They're losing their initial bread and butter with Vita and other publishers are starting to imitate them. It's not easy to take the moral high ground when your livelihood gets involved. I'll continue to support LRG as a company, if you don't like this decision just avoid the THQ games I say. Not really thrilled about it, but I don't think LRG are bad people.
They still jumped in bed with the devil.

To be clear, we are overjoyed to bring Red Faction to physical format. Agreed that it was bad wording for the tweet, and for that we apologize. It should've been clearer.

We are not overjoyed with THQN's AMA on 8chan, to say the least, and in no way endorse it.
So why take the deal then? Could had easily said no.
 

goldenpp73

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Honestly given how everyone just causally brushed aside the problem and how soft handed the gaming journalist were with THQ Nortic. I am not fucking surprised and THQ Nortic basically got away without backlash what so ever.



They still jumped in bed with the devil.



So why take the deal then? Could had easily said no.
If your employer offers you a 25 percent raise but then says something offensive, do you spit in his face? Not everyone takes the moral ground when they are scraping by, LRG doesn't exactly hammer out a fuck load of money as it is, they're still very small.
 

Renna Hazel

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To be clear, we are overjoyed to bring Red Faction to physical format. Agreed that it was bad wording for the tweet, and for that we apologize. It should've been clearer.

We are not overjoyed with THQN's AMA on 8chan, to say the least, and in no way endorse it.
Is it safe to assume this deal was in place before the AMA happened?
 

Claven

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If your employer offers you a 25 percent raise but then says something offensive, do you spit in his face? Not everyone takes the moral ground when they are scraping by, LRG doesn't exactly hammer out a fuck load of money as it is, they're still very small.
If my employer breaks bread with fucking PEDOPHILES, you bet your ass I'm going on my soapbox.
 

goldenpp73

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If my employer breaks bread with fucking PEDOPHILES, you bet your ass I'm going on my soapbox.
Now imagine that is the only job you can have that will pay you a living wage without destroying your entire life built. I'm sure you'd still go and smack your manager up in a big way while becoming homeless. Good on you if so, I'm not that tough. Most i'd do is privately get them reported to the authorities and hope for a good result.

LRG is not, EA, they are basically a couple of dudes trying to scrape by on a tiny low profit business.
 

Claven

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Now imagine that is the only job you can have that will pay you a living wage without destroying your entire life built. I'm sure you'd still go and smack your manager up in a big way while becoming homeless. Good on you if so, I'm not that tough.
Why would I imagine it? I'm not living in some dystopian future where there's only one employer on the planet and you either stick with him or starve to death, and neither is LRG.
 

GulAtiCa

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Now imagine that is the only job you can have that will pay you a living wage without destroying your entire life built. I'm sure you'd still go and smack your manager up in a big way while becoming homeless. Good on you if so, I'm not that tough. Most i'd do is privately get them reported to the authorities and hope for a good result.

LRG is not, EA, they are basically a couple of dudes trying to scrape by on a tiny low profit business.
Why are you trying so hard to defend them? They are literally in here posting, let them defend themselves.
 

goldenpp73

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Why would I imagine it? I'm not living in some dystopian future where there's only one employer on the planet and you either stick with him or starve to death, and neither is LGR.
If I quit my job where I live right now, I would literally lose my home and have to move as there is not one single employer that could come close to matching my current income based on my skillset (which is nuclear power).

Why are you trying so hard to defend them? They are literally in here posting, let them defend themself.
They will likely take the approach of the less they talk about it the better. People are in here treating LRG like it's some major publisher that has millions sitting in the chest, they're the little guy trying to be bigger and I think that should be looked at a bit more when factoring a deal with a major company, that's all. LRG is like, a few people tops and barely even a company. I'm not saying NOT dealing with THQ would kill them, but they are likely trying to navigate this situation the best they can to reach a more stable business model. This move could very well lead them to becoming a lot bigger than they are directly or indirectly.

I feel people are just very quick to assume everyone should harm themselves for the sake of moral victory, which seems unfair to expect of literally everyone.
 

MrHealthy

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This is a perfect opportunity for them to explain themselves, then.
I agree. Most of the posters here just jump to 'fuck lrg' a little prematurely is all. A detailed response is needed. That said;


To be clear, we are overjoyed to bring Red Faction to physical format. Agreed that it was bad wording for the tweet, and for that we apologize. It should've been clearer.

We are not overjoyed with THQN's AMA on 8chan, to say the least, and in no way endorse it.
This is not good enough.
 

Annoyinmous

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LRG can fuck right off and on the shit list they will go, won't be buying anything from them from now on and will be spreading the word.
 

Psychoward

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Jontron and the THQN senior staff not being fucking buried right now is so disappointing and some of it comes from the press being woeful.
 
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