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THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (UP: website linked to mass shootings in NZ) READ THREADMARKS

Oct 25, 2017
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No it's not illegal to suggest an employee to leave and get compensation for it.



Of course it's a settlement. In europe you can not just give a 3 month notice and fire someone, the employee has a lot of protection. First in last out principle applies as long as there are positions the employee have sufficient competence for. But it's not unheard of reaching a settlement if things just aren't working out.
"Europe" is not such a coarse thing you seem to imply it is, that's for sure.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Outrage Marketing. Do something to spark moral outrage and controversy, apologize saying they didn't know (they knew what they were doing), and then sweep it under the rug and move on while enjoying more brand recognition and have the subset of people who they targeted initially with this market scheme defend them and purchase more of their games. Worked for Keurig, worked for Nike, worked for Gillette, and now seemingly it worked for THQ.

Hbomberguy video on the matter of "Woke Brands" gave a warning at the end that said something like this would happen, that a company will eventually try to do the opposite of progressive woke marketing and here we are.

I said it before, but I'll say it again. Victims of child pornography like myself will suffer from this event knowing that there is a chance, even if it's small, that more people now have access to child porn media of ourselves due to THQ's little marketing stunt, meanwhile they get to suffer no consequences for their actions and even enjoy a little more brand recognition.
 
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Mar 4, 2019
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I think its weird that Swedens biggest gaming site FZ.se didnt write a single story about it, even though myself and other tipped them about this. I even started a forum thread but nothing happen.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What's good (free) software to edit videos with? I'm just about done with writing the script for my Finnish version of this whole ordeal. Might start recording soon, once I polish it a bit more to sound more natural when read aloud.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Austria
What's good (free) software to edit videos with? I'm just about done with writing the script for my Finnish version of this whole ordeal. Might start recording soon, once I polish it a bit more to sound more natural when read aloud.
Free/OS I would say VSDC or Blender.
Or you could use free trial versions of Adobe Premiere or TMPGEnc.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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Outrage Marketing. Do something to spark moral outrage and controversy, apologize saying they didn't know (they knew what they were doing), and then sweep it under the rug and move on while enjoying more brand recognition and have the subset of people who they targeted initially with this market scheme defend them and purchase more of their games. Worked for Keurig, worked for Nike, worked for Gillette, and now seemingly it worked for THQ.

Hbomberguy video on the matter of "Woke Brands" gave a warning at the end that said something like this would happen, that a company will eventually try to do the opposite of progressive woke marketing and here we are.

I said it before, but I'll say it again. Victims of child pornography like myself will suffer from this event knowing that there is a chance, even if it's small, that more people now have access to child porn media of ourselves due to THQ's little marketing stunt, meanwhile they get to suffer no consequences for their actions and even enjoy a little more brand recognition.
Agreed. As a victim of molestation myself I was infuriated when it seemed that the situation died down and barely got covered on YT news channels. The few that did (Reviewtech, Jim Sterling, Spawnwave) got dislike bombed by weebs and nutcases (especially RTU, I guess his fanbase consists of those types of weirdos sadly who turned their backs on him for callingg THQ out) who flooded their comment sections saying that 8chan is a totally fine site that did nothing wrong and anything bad on there was planted by a journalist that’s the REAL bad guy. (When that’s obviously a big fucking lie, especially the bit about the site being anything remotely close to “fine”)

I even found it annoying how Yongyea just did nothing about it at all, either due to fear of getting his audience to turn on him like RTU or just to ignore the situation entirely, and then bitched about EA for the millonth time. I Pointed that out in a discord server I’m in when someone was upset about Anthem due to his newest video and I was dismissed as being overly sensitive since EA is “more evil” due to lootboxes and THQ was just memeing and they apologized, disregarding the long period of time that site link was up and the whole bad implications of the awful PR group behind the mess.

That’s what this is going to be labeled as, isn’t it? “Just Memeing?” Is that and “shoutout to mark” going to be the new dismissal for people who seriously find what they did fucked up?

I’m not insane for thinking that someone in that group of PR people needs to be fired for damaging the company and developers’ reps so badly by doing succh a horrible thing with this AMA, am I?
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,333
Tampa
Agreed. As a victim of molestation myself I was infuriated when it seemed that the situation died down and barely got covered on YT news channels. The few that did (Reviewtech, Jim Sterling, Spawnwave) got dislike bombed by weebs and nutcases (especially RTU, I guess his fanbase consists of those types of weirdos sadly who turned their backs on him for callingg THQ out) who flooded their comment sections saying that 8chan is a totally fine site that did nothing wrong and anything bad on there was planted by a journalist that’s the REAL bad guy. (When that’s obviously a big fucking lie, especially the bit about the site being anything remotely close to “fine”)

I even found it annoying how Yongyea just did nothing about it at all, either due to fear of getting his audience to turn on him like RTU or just to ignore the situation entirely, and then bitched about EA for the millonth time. I Pointed that out in a discord server I’m in when someone was upset about Anthem due to his newest video and I was dismissed as being overly sensitive since EA is “more evil” due to lootboxes and THQ was just memeing and they apologized, disregarding the long period of time that site link was up and the whole bad implications of the awful PR group behind the mess.

That’s what this is going to be labeled as, isn’t it? “Just Memeing?” Is that and “shoutout to mark” going to be the new dismissal for people who seriously find what they did fucked up?

I’m not insane for thinking that someone in that group of PR people needs to be fired for damaging the company and developers’ reps so badly by doing succh a horrible thing with this AMA, am I?
No but removal of those involved is not a quick gesture given the various factors and the investigation is ongoing last we knew.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,632
Athens, Greece
Agreed. As a victim of molestation myself I was infuriated when it seemed that the situation died down and barely got covered on YT news channels. The few that did (Reviewtech, Jim Sterling, Spawnwave) got dislike bombed by weebs and nutcases (especially RTU, I guess his fanbase consists of those types of weirdos sadly who turned their backs on him for callingg THQ out) who flooded their comment sections saying that 8chan is a totally fine site that did nothing wrong and anything bad on there was planted by a journalist that’s the REAL bad guy. (When that’s obviously a big fucking lie, especially the bit about the site being anything remotely close to “fine”)

I even found it annoying how Yongyea just did nothing about it at all, either due to fear of getting his audience to turn on him like RTU or just to ignore the situation entirely, and then bitched about EA for the millonth time. I Pointed that out in a discord server I’m in when someone was upset about Anthem due to his newest video and I was dismissed as being overly sensitive since EA is “more evil” due to lootboxes and THQ was just memeing and they apologized, disregarding the long period of time that site link was up and the whole bad implications of the awful PR group behind the mess.

That’s what this is going to be labeled as, isn’t it? “Just Memeing?” Is that and “shoutout to mark” going to be the new dismissal for people who seriously find what they did fucked up?

I’m not insane for thinking that someone in that group of PR people needs to be fired for damaging the company and developers’ reps so badly by doing succh a horrible thing with this AMA, am I?
Anyone, anyone that dismissed your concerns about this issue is a person to not be associated with. Do not be disappointed about the YT comments though. The most vocal ones are the idiots and they will eventually have a very hard time in their lives because of their stupidity. Most people that are decent stay silent because they do not want to have any kind of relation with them.

This silence is explained because well, what can you say to a nazi or a pedophile defender that the outcome of this discussion will make up your time?
They are not capable of rational thought, they are just lost causes which should be left to the far margins of society or in prison.

Do not lose hope.
 

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Oct 31, 2017
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I mean this place is definitely a goldmine for Outrage Marketing.

Were it not for resetera I wouldn't have even known this had happened.
 

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Oct 31, 2017
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you're right its not also a good portion of social media, journalists, and developers under THQ who are concerned about what happened. It's just Era being uppity again
Dunno if my mouth has room for all the words you're putting in it

"If not for this site, I would have just been completely oblivious to them doing anything wrong at all."

... Okay...?
It's true.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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No but removal of those involved is not a quick gesture given the various factors and the investigation is ongoing last we knew.
Oh I know it's not immediate, it's just the whole uncertainty of this all and how it seems that it's all vague and such makes me nervous that it's either going to be brushed under the rug as no big deal or done in silent. I just wish they at least owned up better instead of literally leaving the link on the twitter for so long, waiting a week to do a mediocre apology, when they could have just gone "oh shit yeah that's awful we removed all traces and will quickly put a stop to this in the future."

But from what Khan said devs they work with aren't happy in the slightest and since I have major respect for folks like Black Forest Games, I can't help but worry for them since none of the devs wanted this to happen or had anything to do with this at all. Also, the fact that the Ars reviewer got a review code for Darksiders for asking about this situation is just really, really a big red flag. I had no luck getting THQN review codes due to my site size but after this incident I have zero interest in working with them until this is all resolved, even if they gave me copies of their entire catalog.

I mean this place is definitely a goldmine for Outrage Marketing.

Were it not for resetera I wouldn't have even known this had happened.
This site may get out of hand and make big deals out of nothing (trust me, I have the etectera board totally muted for a good reason, my anxiety doesn't need to get worse and some threads on here just make me baffled) but this is ABSOLUTELY a big deal, at least in the sense that it was a really dumb move that didn't seem to be treated as seriously in the company itself as it should have been (Any other company I have as a PR contact would have probably gone on lockdown and tried to resolve the issue ASAP instead of waiting and being quiet like this). The press did a fair enough job with what we knew (save for my aforementioned disappointment in the YT space) but the fact it's treated like a non issue despite the nature of said site they linked is just sad and I'm just fuming that it seems nobody else is bothered by this.
 
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SuperBlank

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Oct 31, 2017
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What point are you trying to make here? Are you defending 8chan or did you just find this a good opportunity to act smug about this whole situation because you're smarter than everyone else on this forum?
I'm curious as to how you think I'm defending 8chan

I just searched "Outrage" on this page.

I get 11 results from you, people quoting you, and Ms Galaxy's post on what TQH is attempting to gain from this
I agree with her.

Point being, you don't actually understand what you're talking about if you think the problem is knowing a company did a bad thing.
Good thing that's not what I think.

This site may get out of hand and make big deals out of nothing (trust me, I have the etectera board totally muted for a good reason, my anxiety doesn't need to get worse) but this is ABSOLUTELY a big deal, at least in the sense that it was a really dumb move that didn't seem to be treated as seriously in the company itself as it would have been. The press did a fair enough job with what we knew (save for my aforementioned disappointment in the YT space) but the fact it's treated like a non issue despite the nature of said site they linked is just sad.
Yeah, more or less agreed.
 
May 26, 2018
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Anyone, anyone that dismissed your concerns about this issue is a person to not be associated with. Do not be disappointed about the YT comments though. The most vocal ones are the idiots and they will eventually have a very hard time in their lives because of their stupidity. Most people that are decent stay silent because they do not want to have any kind of relation with them.

This silence is explained because well, what can you say to a nazi or a pedophile defender that the outcome of this discussion will make up your time?
They are not capable of rational thought, they are just lost causes which should be left to the far margins of society or in prison.

Do not lose hope.
Well, it's all about who defines the lost causes, isn't it?

The story of humanity is the story of development, but not always at the same speed.

It's a scary thing, being in a transition.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,632
Athens, Greece
Well, it's all about who defines the lost causes, isn't it?

The story of humanity is the story of development, but not always at the same speed.

It's a scary thing, being in a transition.
The problem is that, more often than not, they only development the nazis experience is for them to go from bad to worse. I am not saying there are not any exceptions but, in general, is a waste of time to try and reason with a nazi. Might as well attempt to teach a pig how to sing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean this place is definitely a goldmine for Outrage Marketing.

Were it not for resetera I wouldn't have even known this had happened.

Era is sooo full of outrage but let me continue to post here and let everyone know how unreasonable theyre being rather than remove myself from the platform because ya know, I'm just so above it all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
21,151
Providence / Boston
I figured this might be bumped after what is happening in New Zealand right now.

If you needed any more proof that this THQ incident needs to end in firing every single person involved, look no further than tonight.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,632
Athens, Greece
I figured this might be bumped after what is happening in New Zealand right now.

If you needed any more proof that this THQ incident needs to end in firing every single person involved, look no further than tonight.
What is going on?

Nvm i saw it. But it is a separate incident not related to THQ one.

Re edit: Oh boy this is serious. Thanks for the replies people.