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

Oct 25, 2017
20,553
Providence / Boston
What is going on?

Nvm i saw it. But it is a separate incident not related to THQ one.
He announced the shooting on 8chan, linked to his Facebook where he live streamed it and the users of the site were cheering him on.

And that is the site THQ decided to have a fun little AMA on.

That is always the kind of site 8chan was. Those from THQ posting on it were aware that it was a white supremacist playground before they posted and during.
 
Jan 10, 2018
164
He announced the shooting on 8chan, linked to his Facebook where he live streamed it and the users of the site were cheering him on.

And that is the site THQ decided to have a fun little AMA on.
This is such a horrific event. I hope that someone in upper management in THQ will feel remorse over advertising this vile, vile website.
 
Oct 27, 2017
131
It’s not enough for THQ to fire everyone involved. Every single person high enough in the company to do something about this but instead chose to look the other way and hope it would all blow over need to go.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,561
Athens, Greece
He announced the shooting on 8chan, linked to his Facebook where he live streamed it and the users of the site were cheering him on.

And that is the site THQ decided to have a fun little AMA on.

That is always the kind of site 8chan was. Those from THQ posting on it were aware that it was a white supremacist playground before they posted and during.
I re edited my post soon after i saw the full story. And i agree on any THQ ban until they sack the fools that did the AMA.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,974
He announced the shooting on 8chan, linked to his Facebook where he live streamed it and the users of the site were cheering him on.

And that is the site THQ decided to have a fun little AMA on.

That is always the kind of site 8chan was. Those from THQ posting on it were aware that it was a white supremacist playground before they posted and during.
Fucking scum on this site.
 
Jan 10, 2018
164
I re edited my post soon after i saw the full story. And i agree on any THQ ban until they sack the fools that did the AMA.
I agree. At this point, giving them money is just supporting boosters of white supremacy. Anything that Resetera can do to cut down on advertising their games (No OT's for individual games for example or heavily regulated OTs) is moral and needed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
417
As a former fan, This new development is exactly what I was worried about with THQ getting wrapped up with a site like that. I enjoyed their output as a company and they had to go and associate themselves with that hell hole where people cheer on mass shooters while murder is being livestreamed..... Hope everyone who was kicking up sand to obfuscate the issue on behalf of THQ and 8chan feel fucking ashamed of themselves. You enable this shit when you enable video game companies to recruit for these types of hate sites with their stupid ass shock value marketing. God have mercy on the poor souls who lost their lives to a emboldened white supremacist. And may God have mercy on their families who have to pick up the pieces.
 
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Dec 28, 2017
5,759
I bet you people who came up with the idea of doing an AMA on 8chan thought it'd be real cute, fuckers.

These people need to be fucking fired.
 
Oct 26, 2017
5,691
Congrats THQ, your little publicity stunt for alt-right outreach is now tied to a mass shooting that was livestreamed.

Never touching a THQ product ever again in my life.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,522
THQ Nordic is now responsible for signal boosting a terrorist breeding website.
this.

if there is THQ Nordic employees right now with shreds of dignity left after the last fiasco, I sincerely hope now they're considering looking for work elsewhere. I know as someone who works in game dev, I wouldn't want to be associated with a company like this. Even if it hurt me financially in the short term. This is even more disgusting than originally stated.
 
Jul 24, 2018
5,362
8chan was an important congregation for GamerGate.
We're far beyond that now. This is why people got so upset when GamerGate happened, because they knew that kind of hate only leads to escalation, and now here we are.

It's going to get even worse than this if dramatic action isn't taken. It always gets worse. Learn from history.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,608
If they don't either a) put out a statement that says everyone involved with the AMA will be fired ASAP, or b) actually fire everyone involved with the AMA in the next couple of hours, then I'm perfectly fine with banning all THQN discussion from this site.
 
Oct 25, 2017
20,553
Providence / Boston
They waited too long to take action. It's clear after tonight that the only acceptable action at this point is to fire everyone who was involved in promoting 8chan and posting on it. It needs to be done immediately.
 
Dec 21, 2017
7,095
Prior to the thq situation I sort of knew what 8chan was but not truly. After the thq thing, I DEFINITELY learned what a shit hole that site is. Thq ABSOLUTELY signal boosted it and people need to be fired from their company.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,683
the Netherlands
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve, Epic etc. should seriously consider purging THQ from their platforms/stores until every idiot at THQ involved with the 8chan ama is fired. Fuck any company which knowingly employs people like this.
 

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Spacenoid
Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,919
It may be prudent to mention that the AMA itself contained glorification of violence against minorities, which not everyone might have noticed. Besides the more general Nazi stuff (the opening "heil hitler") and the image posted of a crusader in Knights Templar colours, which are more indirect dog-whistle like celebrations of violence against Jewish and Muslim people, there was the image posted with the name "hans_judenjaeger.jpg" (Hans Jewhunter).

So that may be worth bringing up if you're going to follow up on THQ Nordic about this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,787
Era should lead the pushback against this shit by holding THQ accountable. That 'website' should be so toxic that any association with it black lists you from the industry.
 
Apr 14, 2018
1,596
Advertising a site that posts toddler porn and goaded on a terrorist mass shooter to kill more people should be grounds to ban promotion/discussion of their games on here til something meaningful is done on their part
 
Apr 4, 2018
6,966
I’m going to repeat this endlessly until mods either respond or ban me.

Reverse your policy of allowing discussion of THQ Nordic games until literally everyone involved in the 8chan AMA is fired. No more half measures because people want to talk about Mah Vidya Games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
813
I’m going to repeat this endlessly until mods either respond or ban me.

Reverse your policy of allowing discussion of THQ Nordic games until literally everyone involved in the 8chan AMA is fired. No more half measures because people want to talk about Mah Vidya Games.
It’s an odd stance give how well and fucked this whole situation is. Fuck THQ Nordic. There’s no room for discussion with them, not until they weed out the poison at their core.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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This is horrible. :( I actually hope major TV outlets mention THQ Nordic's boosting of the site as a way to get THQ Nordic shamed for their promotion of this hellhole. That will spread awareness of this fuck up like wildfire and it WILL force them to take action, surely, right?

Now I also feel bad for making that thread before about This War of Mine's retail release on Switch due to the presence of a new Download Required label. Granted Deep Silver/THQ Nordic are only involved with the retail release, but I made sure to put a warning of their involvement and opened the thread with a link to this thread to educate people, and also mentioned that I would not support them.
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,919
Aaand now I'm flashing back to all the people who told me that PewDiePie flirting with white supremacy wasn't a big deal because it's not like he's a real Nazi. I almost feel like this should be a separate thing. There are a bunch of gaming or gaming adjacent issues that have been talked about that haven't been taken seriously enough, and this highlights that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,478
I’m going to repeat this endlessly until mods either respond or ban me.

Reverse your policy of allowing discussion of THQ Nordic games until literally everyone involved in the 8chan AMA is fired. No more half measures because people want to talk about Mah Vidya Games.
Wholeheartedly agreed, but it won't happen. "User driven initiatives" aren't enough. They never would have been, because they're less visible and incapable of fully encompassing THQ thread titles.

To actually put out what modicum of pressure the largest enthusiast gaming forum is capable of, staff need to be involved, even if it isn't banning discussion of their games — even if it's merely a disclaimer in all their thread titles until such a time as action is taken against those involved in the AMA.
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,919
This is horrible. :( I actually hope major TV outlets mention THQ Nordic's boosting of the site as a way to get THQ Nordic shamed for their promotion of this hellhole. That will spread awareness of this fuck up like wildfire and it WILL force them to take action, surely, right?

Now I also feel bad for making that thread before about This War of Mine's retail release on Switch due to the presence of a new Download Required label. Granted Deep Silver/THQ Nordic are only involved with the retail release, but I made sure to put a warning of their involvement and opened the thread with a link to this thread to educate people, and also mentioned that I would not support them.
Don't feel too bad. It's a good thing that you made it a point to keep this story open, at the very least.