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

Ms.Galaxy

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,653
Not what I expected to see when waking up... Jesus Christ. The company can fucking burn for all I care, and it wouldn't surprise me that their little stunt is causing more terrorists to breed in that site like the recent one. Shout outs to Mark, in-fucking-deed. I'm now 100% for banning all THQ video game discussions until they get their fucking shit together and fire everyone involved, because by signal boosting THQ, we're going to have to signal boost 8chan and the events that transpire by association.
 

Fredrik

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,508
What horrible news to wake up to!

A thought, I’m one of those who didn’t know about this sick website I won’t mention anymore before I read about it here, is it wise to keep talking about it? Might just cause more sick people to gather up there, maybe a website ban/censor is better than seeing it essentially being advertised on the top page all the time?
 
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texhnolyze

Member
Oct 25, 2017
13,173
Indonesia
Their signal boosting in the AMA might have invited fresh people into 8ch. And those people are responsible for today's massacre. There's no defending this shit anymore.

Ban all discussion on THQ Nordic games. No OTs, no trailers, no promotional material. Only this thread should remain until those responsible are fired and the greater company issues a statement. Apathy and inaction is precisely how we end up here, and we need to take a stand.
Yes. I'm okay with this, tbh.
 

RoninStrife

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,818
Im ALL for a ban of everything THQN on Resetera. Those guys arent worth the time of day. It's all a big joke to them.
 

LebGuns

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,120
I feel like it’s time for the forum admins and moderators to take action and ban THQN everything from Resetera. If we can’t draw a line against supporting a video game company that intentionally holds an AMA in a site that supports islamophobic mass killings and child pornography, then we are lost as gamers, Resterans, and human beings. Might as well be the old site at this point.
 

m_dorian

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,997
Athens, Greece
There are at least 40 people dead.
40 people dead by actions of nazis with close relations to the site THQ Nordic's people they "took the opportunity" to normalize.

This is more important than videogames ("i want muh gamez" sick mentality) and i want to believe that the personel of THQ and associate companies feels as terrible as most of us feel now.
I want to think that they are waiting for the removal of the horrible participants of this "event" and for any redeeming action their companies put forward along with the rest of us.

There can be no defense over this.
 

Tahnit

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,869
I need a link that shows this being organized and cheered on by 8chan. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE VIDEO. But I need to let some people know that 8chan is doing this. They dont believe me. And they need their eyes opened.
 

m_dorian

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,997
Athens, Greece
I need a link that shows this being organized and cheered on by 8chan. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE VIDEO. But I need to let some people know that 8chan is doing this. They dont believe me. And they need their eyes opened.
You can start your investigation from here:
https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1106369728677904389

I do not want to go deeper.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/world/asia/christchurch-nz-shooting.html

NY Times said:
Shortly before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman publicly posted links to a manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum. The 8chan post included a link to what appeared to be the gunman’s Facebook page, where he said he would soon broadcast live video of the attack.

The 17-minute video, which appeared to be recorded on a helmet camera, shows his drive to the mosque, followed by a harrowing nearly two minutes of his firing on the worshipers in one of the mosques before fleeing the building and running back to his car and swapping weapons.

He then is seen re-entering the mosque and again begins shooting, continuing to methodically move through the mosque. Several victims can be seen in the footage, many lying on top of one another motionless in a corner of the room.

After another few minutes, he leaves again, gets in his vehicle and drives away, talking to himself throughout.

“There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,795
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.
 

Sean

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,165
Longview
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.
Banning games and the advertisements of their games and only letting threads like this exist is *not* ignoring it and letting it blow over. It is directly calling them out. It is killing their advertising while calling issue to their support of child porn, white supremacy, racism, and mass murder.
 

qrac

Member
Nov 13, 2017
515
Real sad what happend. Attacks on innocent can never be forgiven. I'm from a muslim family myself and feel that this is an attack on what makes me me, and my whole culture.

Just woke up but what associastion does the attack have with THQN?
 

Birdseeding

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Mar 13, 2018
222

svacina

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,877
I need a link that shows this being organized and cheered on by 8chan. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE VIDEO. But I need to let some people know that 8chan is doing this. They dont believe me. And they need their eyes opened.
Organized? Probably not, at least directly.

Cheered? What sort of a site do you thing 8chan is? Cheering a mass shooting is edgy, they'd be all over that. Fuck I bet regular /pol/ is laughing, let alone 8/pol/.

Real sad what happend. Attacks on innocent can never be forgiven. I'm from a muslim family myself and feel that this is an attack on what makes me me, and my whole culture.

Just woke up but what associastion does the attack have with THQN?
Read at least the first post in this very thread?

TL;DR THQ's PR manager decided to hold an AMA on 8/v/, people now rightfully point out that he was signal boosting a site that is implicated in a mass shooting.
 

GhostTrick

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,324
Real sad what happend. Attacks on innocent can never be forgiven. I'm from a muslim family myself and feel that this is an attack on what makes me me, and my whole culture.

Just woke up but what associastion does the attack have with THQN?

Done by people posting on 8chan.
THQN willingfully did an AMA on 8chan.
 

GhostTrick

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,324
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.


Too late. It blown over. No site took an hard stance on it yet. A few writers wrote something indeed but it didnt go past that.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,795
Banning games and the advertisements of their games and only letting threads like this exist is *not* ignoring it and letting it blow over. It is directly calling them out. It is killing their advertising while calling issue to their support of child porn, white supremacy, racism, and mass murder.
This thread will be forgotten. Already was. If it weren't for this event no one would've bothered to dig it out.
THQN is counting on it. They are counting on people's apathy to revisit old topics. Instead of acting as if this was old news, let every new PR move be haunted by what they did. Maybe mandate Thread titles to include: Known white supremacist and pedo porn sympathisers announce...

They are counting on this blowing over through general apathy. I am advocating the only signal boosting they're getting on this site to be about this shit first and foremost. New threads for new news. Have this thread linked as a requirement for every THQN related threads, have comprehensive threadmarks to remind everyone that this company tries to sweep this shit under the rug by keeping their heads down.
 

timedesk

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,173
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.
Yeah, I have to agree with this 100%. 8chan is horrifying, that this company chose to signal boost it is disgusting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
832
This thread will be forgotten. Already was. If it weren't for this event no one would've bothered to dig it out.
THQN is counting on it. They are counting on people's apathy to revisit old topics. Instead of acting as if this was old news, let every new PR move be haunted by what they did. Maybe mandate Thread titles to include: Known white supremacist and pedo porn sympathisers announce...

They are counting on this blowing over through general apathy. I am advocating the only signal boosting they're getting on this site to be about this shit first and foremost. New threads for new news. Have this thread linked as a requirement for every THQN related threads, have comprehensive threadmarks to remind everyone that this company tries to sweep this shit under the rug by keeping their heads down.
This thread can't be forgotten if every thread regarding a THQN game is locked and this thread is linked, with an explanation that we will not allow OTs, promotional threads or otherwise normalize THQN's output until certain criteria are met. Threadmarks will be ignored, thread locks will not.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,795
This thread can't be forgotten if every thread regarding a THQN game is locked and this thread is linked, with an explanation that we will not allow OTs, promotional threads or otherwise normalize THQN's output until certain criteria are met. Threadmarks will be ignored, thread locks will not.
Thread locks disappear from the front page within minutes if not seconds. It achieves the same thing. THQN getting away with their tactic. Instead keep the active discussion on all their PR incentives on point. Don't let them deviate or control the narrative here. By linking this thread you create the impression that this whole thing is old news, and that's exactly what they want. To bury this under the normal apathy of time passed.

Edit: Linking this thread as a reference should be mandatory in every THQN thread going forward, as well as a comprehensive summary in every OP and mention in thread titles.
 

Simply Sami

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,178
Till the guy who organised this leaves then they should be boycotted. He gave 8 chan attention they crave. I never heard of the idiots before that.

I’m not a big fan of boycotts as the other hard workers in the company shouldn’t suffer. But this should be a exception.
 

Mórríoghain

Banned
Nov 2, 2017
1,531
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
 

Donthizz

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,300
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
Thanks
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,520
THQ should never escape from the fact they jokingly engaged with individuals like the one who did this massacre.

Never. Ever.
 

Deffers

Member
Mar 4, 2018
1,495
Cosigning a move to ban all discussion of THQ Nordic titles in perpetuity on here. If we can't even do this shit we're effectively saying we can't do ANYTHING to combat hate in the games space-- abdicating all responsibility to try for a better gaming community, in effect. If even THIS is beyond us, then what's the point of the rules and the bans we've had so far? If at the end of the day there's no moral line that's too far to cross past which shallow, consumerist hobby materials don't matter anymore... how do we expect to make the culture around games anything better than utter dogshit?
 

LewieP

Member
Oct 26, 2017
8,233
Remember when Steam banned Paranautical Activity because the dev made a death threat towards Gabe, then only allowed it when the individual responsible was not longer with the company?
 

caff!!!

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,496
Cosigning a move to ban all discussion of THQ Nordic titles in perpetuity on here. If we can't even do this shit we're effectively saying we can't do ANYTHING to combat hate in the games space-- abdicating all responsibility to try for a better gaming community, in effect. If even THIS is beyond us, then what's the point of the rules and the bans we've had so far? If at the end of the day there's no moral line that's too far to cross past which shallow, consumerist hobby materials don't matter anymore... how do we expect to make the culture around games anything better than utter dogshit?
To take things to the next step and boycott all non-union and independent software. The whole damn industry looks the other way to this and the only way to make them care is not buy their products and tell everyone why.
 

Waddle Dee

Banned
Nov 2, 2017
3,725
California
I'm in total agreement of an all-out ban. The only THQ Nordic threads that should exist are about this PR disaster they put themselves in.

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
It's a good thing most of THQ Nordic's games suck horse ass through a straw. Makes this the easiest boycott I've ever been a part of.
 

Lentic

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,802
I’m never playing another THQN game until the employees responsible are searched for and fired.
 

Brutalitops

Member
Dec 6, 2017
662
I'm not gonna do a boycott of the games themselves but the whole thing makes me sick. THQN better get their shit together regarding this. I don't believe they meant harm but I believe they are fucking stupid and those responsible should pay the price
 

Sander VF

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
8,978
Tbilisi, Georgia
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
Fuck, SEGA should have handled the publishing duties for Shenmue fucking three.

FUCK
 

m_dorian

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,997
Athens, Greece
I'm not gonna do a boycott of the games themselves but the whole thing makes me sick. THQN better get their shit together regarding this. I don't believe they meant harm but I believe they are fucking stupid and those responsible should pay the price
With their AMA presence they normalized a hate group and seemed to agree and empower some of the comments of the said hate group. I am sure they never wanted anyone to be killed yet they were talking friendly to pedophiles and neonazis -people that want to molest children and exterminate everyone that does not agree with them.
They are more than twice the effin stupid than you think but they still have their effin jobs.
 

SurgeDude

Member
Dec 8, 2017
6
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.


If this company doesn't deserve it who does? What would it take if not this?
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,974
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.