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

Oct 27, 2017
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Normally I'm against banning something just because a bad person was loosely connected to it. But then I saw some of those reactions on 8chan on a screenshot...

Let everyone associated with that shithole rot in prison and then in hell afterwards.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I'll add my suggestion on what to do about a possible THQN boycott here:

Whenever they plan to announce/release something, the mods sticky a post summarizing why they are not allowing discussion of the topic. That way it won't get buried or cluttered by trolls every time it gets brought up.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I would like to think this would lead to increased pressure from the gaming press, but at this point I know that's unlikely to happen given how it was handled the first time around.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Fuck, SEGA should have handled the publishing duties for Shenmue fucking three.

FUCK
Personally, I'll still support Shenmue because I feel like this is Yu Suzuki's last chance at reviving his career and he really has nothing to do with the garbage decisions of THQ. I hope he can sever his ties with them after this because I personally couldn't support anything going forward. Sega fucked up with pawning this off. They didn't really believe in Shenmue in the first place so it was to be expected.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Fuck, SEGA should have handled the publishing duties for Shenmue fucking three.

FUCK
Buy the official Japanese version then pirate the English version. You get to play your Shenmue 3 without giving a cent to THQ Nordic.




But seriously, fuck THQ Nordic. I think after this tragic incident, it's definitely worth it for mods to reconsider banning the games by THQ Nordic.
 
Oct 27, 2017
129
Buy the official Japanese version then pirate the English version. You get to play your Shenmue 3 without giving a cent to THQ Nordic.




But seriously, fuck THQ Nordic. I think after this tragic incident, it's definitely worth it for mods to reconsider banning the games by THQ Nordic.
I never thought of that lol
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Fuck banning THQN discussion on this board. Instead require any thread posted on THQN, any OT, any announcement or LttP to have a comprehensive summary of what happened and who THQN endorsed both in the title and the OP as thread marks. Don't bury this. Don't let their PR get away with their keep your heads down strategy.

Don't play into their hands by allowing this to blow over. Make people remember. They want people to ignore this. Don't let them.
Ah yes lmao, I'm sure thatll be supremely effective when most people on this forum struggle to read the first sentence of an OP
 
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I don't think THQN/Deep Silver game discussion should be banned (though I think disclaimers in threads about their games should be mandatory and enforced by moderation), but I don't blame any who does, especially after this turn of events.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Come on now, I really doubt that.
I don't, these people promoted something vile and to the best of my knowledge still got to keep their jobs. In public, I'm sure those involved will act remorseful, but I highly dought they are not what they seem or that they give a shit about any of this. They need to be fired.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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In my view they're complicit unless they publicly condemn the actions and call for consequences for those responsible.

Although I didn't think Sega were involved with Shenmue 3...
I guess...
Shenmue IP is owned by Sega, so yes they are involved. They licensed the IP to Deep Silver for Shenmue III.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Banning and boycotting Shenmue III is very harsh. It's not like Sega and Yu saw this coming.
Who gives a fuck about games, people are dying because of the toxicity being spread and support being shown from corporations like this. Yu & others should bail out or condemn their backers.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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For people who are looking to boycott games to be published by THQNordic and its subsidiary, Deep Silver. Here is the list:

Shenmue III
Biomutant
Desperados III
Fade to Silence
Aquanox Deep Silence
Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
Scarf
Wreckfest (console versions)
The Guild 3
Monster Jam Steel Titans
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
Dead Island 2
Aren't you forgetting all Koch Media published games? I don't see the difference between Koch Media and Deep Silver.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't think THQN/Deep Silver game discussion should be banned (though I think disclaimers in threads about their games should be mandatory and enforced by moderation), but I don't blame any who does, especially after this turn of events.
I agree with this, if they are banned outright people will forget or won’t even realise THQ are involved with a game, especially the retail only releases.

While this stinking fart is left to hang in the air everyone should be reminded who dealt it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,219
For people who are looking to boycott games to be published by THQNordic and its subsidiary, Deep Silver. Here is the list:

Shenmue III
Biomutant
Desperados III
Fade to Silence
Aquanox Deep Silence
Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
Scarf
Wreckfest (console versions)
The Guild 3
Monster Jam Steel Titans
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
Dead Island 2
I’m on board. Shenmue III is going to hurt, but platforming this hateful shit has consequences and THQ needs to understand that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
129
Who gives a fuck about games, people are dying because of the toxicity being spread and support being shown from corporations like this. Yu & others should bail out or condemn their backers.
It's possible to have empathy for those not involved in this mess while still feeling like action should be taken. Hate and a lack of empathy for others are what caused that shooting in the first place. I say that as a Muslim man who has refused to go into a mosque for the last 3 years out of fear and because of our current climate.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I agree with this, if they are banned outright people will forget or won’t even realise THQ are involved with a game, especially the retail only releases.

While this stinking fart is left to hang in the air everyone should be reminded who dealt it.
I don't think so. If they were banned there would be constant "why can't we talk about x" posts and someone would explain.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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After the Charlottesville incident, ISP's took action against the likes of Stormfront and other Neo Nazi related websites. I see no reason why they shouldn't do similar for 8chan at this point.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,390
England
For people who are looking to boycott games to be published by THQNordic and its subsidiary, Deep Silver. Here is the list:

Shenmue III
Biomutant
Desperados III
Fade to Silence
Aquanox Deep Silence
Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
Scarf
Wreckfest (console versions)
The Guild 3
Monster Jam Steel Titans
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
Dead Island 2
Ahhhhh balls. I was looking forward to Biomutant, too.

 
Oct 27, 2017
1,571
Athens, Greece
Then why are the people responsible for engaging with 8chan still at the company?

If only Mark had been around to stop this kind of discussion...
I guess people do not want to endanger their job but i 'd like to think they have voiced their displeasure for the idiots that participated in the AMA.
I really want to see THQ doing what is proper and decent, they can not use the labour law excuse or the learning process one anymore.

Mark cleared the nasty ones indeed!
 
Oct 25, 2017
943
After the Charlottesville incident, ISP's took action against the likes of Stormfront and other Neo Nazi related websites. I see no reason why they shouldn't do similar for 8chan at this point.
I know some ISPs have already banned 8chan since they were exposed to be linked to child pornography, but yeah, more ISPs need to start taking action.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,571
Athens, Greece
I agree. What is done is done though - I think the people responsible for that PR clusterfuck will have learnt a very bitter lesson by now. Not equating anything with the actual incident - that's beyond comprehension.
Sadly, that's not enough anymore. If they need help i hope THQ will do something to help them but they have to be removed from the company.
I do not think that anyone wants to have any business relation with those people unless of course this person is a nazi.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,639
Pennsylvania, USA
For people who are looking to boycott games to be published by THQNordic and its subsidiary, Deep Silver. Here is the list:

Shenmue III
Biomutant
Desperados III
Fade to Silence
Aquanox Deep Silence
Generation Zero (I think Avalanche self publishes the Steam version)
Scarf
Wreckfest (console versions)
The Guild 3
Monster Jam Steel Titans
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep (console versions)
Dead Island 2
They are also publishing the console ports of Pillars of Eternity 2 including the upcoming Switch port.