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

Claven

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Aug 22, 2018
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Their PR guy (seems like) he did it on purpose

but if they scrap him then what, everything else should burn too?

That's mental



Yikes
If they sack absolutely everyone involved in any way with okaying this, then condemn it in the strongest possible words from the very top, that would be a good start.
But with the CEO basically saying "our PR manager already apologized", I'm not holding my breath.
 

Nappael

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Oct 25, 2017
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Their PR guy (seems like) he did it on purpose

but if they scrap him then what, everything else should burn too?

That's mental



Yikes
That guy in the image? That is Reinhard Pollice. He is a board member who owns 115,681 class A shares and 655,524 class B shares in THQ Nordic AB (publ), is Director of business and production development, and is the most powerful public facing person at the company, behind Lars himself.

He knew. He took part. It wasn't just a PR guy.

Not to mention Fabian, and potentially others who were in on it.
 
Jan 10, 2018
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I am not going to as far as some of the people here and boycott their games. This is a shit show but at the very least we should be giving people a chance to redeem themselves. There is no history of this stuff with these guys , they made a mistake and a very big one at that but people need to be given chances to change. These are human beings.
No willingness to change
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Sweden
these days, nazi sites are so widespread that i look up any site i'm not familiar with before even clicking a link

how could they not do 2 minutes of searching before deciding on the site to host their fucking official PR? no one can be that stupid. at least some of the people involved need to be fully ok with the kind of site it is
 

Eumi

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I really doubt at this point that up to 3 people involved on this didn't even checked the web they were doing an AMA, that given how the tweet promoting it was written ("We don't know why we are doing this!!") and that they engaged in the AMA in the way they did that this was an accident. So all these points are clear:

1) They went for the AMA even after, surely, all the criticisms it raised.
2) They knew it would be 'provocative' (to be nice, it was vomitive), given the wording of the tweet announcing it.
3) They actually engaged in the vile stuff that web promotes. They actively synergized with the people in that board instead of seeing a damn loli anime picture and going "yikes, we should get the fuck out of here, the fuck in this place?".

This is not a mistake, this was a fucking vile PR move to align themselves with those kind of people.
Edit: And holy fuck, one of the dudes is a regular poster on the site? mistake my ass.
 

Engie

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
 

Fat4all

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these days, nazi sites are so widespread that i look up any site i'm not familiar with before even clicking a link

how could they not do 2 minutes of searching before deciding on the site to host their fucking official PR? no one can be that stupid. at least some of the people involved need to be fully ok with the kind of site it is
even just going to the site once should tell you everything you need to know about it

like BernardoOne said earlier in the thread, the first thing you'd see is a discussion on 'loli's with dicks'
 

GulAtiCa

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.
Yeah guys! Give pedophile defenders a chance!

....

No.
 

Claven

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.
What an insightful first post.
 

Doc Kelso

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I understand where you are coming from and I agree to an extent. This excuse that the PR guy didnt know what 8Chan was is ridiculous. He is in PR. I dont think they intended to normalize pedophilia or child abuse though imo. This was poorly conceived edgelord bullshit which needs to have repercussions but do all the studios under them deserve to get affected ? Game devs are already having a hard time holding on to their jobs.
Engaging with pedophilia and child abuse in good faith is normalizing it, though. No matter your intention going into the interaction. If you don't vehemently attack outright evil behavior (because you can firmly draw a line with these things and outright call them evil), you're making it seem somewhat normal by showing that you're willing to listen to the person who's participating in that behavior. Unless you're a professional trying to help that person, you should do nothing to engage in a genuine conversation with someone about their pedophilic behaviors and/or child abuse-tendencies. They should not be made to feel that their point of view is one worthy of discussion.

As for the jobs, I have complicated feelings on the matter. Do we get to hide awful behavior behind the idea that people need jobs? Unless THQ Nordic does a complete restructuring, they're supporting the behavior of those involved in this bullshit. I understand how difficult it is to stay employed in this industry, and it's colossally unfair to the developers that are affected but had no part in this, but someone needs to be held accountable to the highest degree possible.
 

m_dorian

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Oct 27, 2017
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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.
Yes, plenty of people= nazis and pedophiles. Let's not verbally crucify nazis and pedophiles ffs. /s
 

ArmadilloGame

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If firings don't happen in the next 48 hours, the place to apply pressure isn't THQN itself via a boycott that will surely fail, but Nickelodeon. Keeping this PR disaster alive and link Nickelodeon's deal with them, and something will give fast, either the firings will be forced or THQN loses one of their biggest licenses.
 

Xharos

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
LMFAO
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Niks

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This whole thing is
W I L D


someone at THQ: we should do an AMA
higherup: sure fine, you do those at reddit?
someone at THQ: theres an OPPORTUNITY to do one at 8chan
higherup: 8chan? wth is 8chan? Dont you do those at reddit?
someone at THQ: Normally yeah, but theres an OPPORTUNITY to do it at 8chan. Its a nice reddit like site
higherup: Ok sure. Get on it
 

Jessie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
Most trolls go with "I've never heard of 8****," so "I've never heard of THQN" is a refreshing twist.
 

Christine

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
Fuck people like you tbh
 

Icemonk191

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
Using your burner on this is kind of a waste don't you think?
 

Crossing Eden

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
 

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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
bye
 

Joeku

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...ok I have to ask.

What the hell is this Dan Olson conspiracy theory they’re spouting off here. It seems particularly insane.
Not clicking through to read but...uhhhhh, what?

Dan did an article on 8Chan and child porn. They tried to twist that into him being the pedophile.
Dan Olson is the one who originally broke the news of the CP on 8chan.

https://medium.com/@FoldableHuman/the-mods-are-always-asleep-7f750f879fc
Oh. Of course they're going full GOP with accusing people who call them out of the thing they are actually doing.

Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
Lol fuck off, burner. Weak shit.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I am not going to as far as some of the people here and boycott their games. This is a shit show but at the very least we should be giving people a chance to redeem themselves. There is no history of this stuff with these guys , they made a mistake and a very big one at that but people need to be given chances to change. These are human beings.
Bruh, burning my toast in a toaster is a mistake. Sleeping past my alarm is a mistake.

Blatantly advertising and contributing content to a site known for CP and all around unfiltered shit is not akin to a mistake. Know the fucking difference.
 

Nappael

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Oct 25, 2017
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This whole thing is
W I L D


someone at THQ: we should do an AMA
higherup: sure fine, you do those at reddit?
someone at THQ: theres an OPPORTUNITY to do one at 8chan
higherup: 8chan? wth is 8chan? Dont you do those at reddit?
someone at THQ: Normally yeah, but theres an OPPORTUNITY to do it at 8chan. Its a nice reddit like site
higherup: Ok sure. Get on it
And then that higher up loaded up the AMA and instead of shutting it down, decided he was right at home and took part in it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
pedophiles and/or nazis?
 

Sagadego17

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Oct 25, 2017
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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
says the burner account with 2 posts.
 

Clusterdreams

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Oct 25, 2017
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Guys it's shitposting give it a break, this is far from condoning a platform.
For better or worse plenty of people use 8chan as a congregating site. Even if the department is full idiots it's not like it can't be excused. Stop trying to crucify people ffs.

Hell if I hadn't heard about this AMA from all the controversy I wouldn't even know about THQN. Now I'm just curious what games they've made and will make. Pretty great publicity stunt for people like me.
Lmao ok there Mr 2 posts, both from this thread
 

Jakenbakin

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Excited about the media about to jump all over this insane bullshit. Force their CEOs hand, guys, action needs to be taken. If your PR & Marketing Director can not take 2 minutes to Google what they're getting involved with, or think it's okay to join discourse with the type of language being used, they don't deserve that job, plain and simple.
 

jmood88

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I am not going to as far as some of the people here and boycott their games. This is a shit show but at the very least we should be giving people a chance to redeem themselves. There is no history of this stuff with these guys , they made a mistake and a very big one at that but people need to be given chances to change. These are human beings.
I don’t understand why people are so willing to tie themselves in knots to turn bullshit like this into some simple mistake rather then the deliberate choice of an adult who, at the very least, has no problem with white supremacy and pedophilia.
 

Oreiller

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Oct 25, 2017
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I understand where you are coming from and I agree to an extent. This excuse that the PR guy didnt know what 8Chan was is ridiculous. He is in PR. I dont think they intended to normalize pedophilia or child abuse though imo. This was poorly conceived edgelord bullshit which needs to have repercussions but do all the studios under them deserve to get affected ? Game devs are already having a hard time holding on to their jobs.
It really doesn't matter if it was intentional or not. They did normalize and support child pedophilia and they very clearly don't really regret it.

It may suck for the devs but consumers shouldn't be held accountable if they don't want to support a company that publicly and willingly associated itself with child pornography.