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THQ Nordic hosts an AMA on 8chan, releases apology two hours later

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    Ephemere Link
    A colleague linked this story to me via this alternate publication: https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/502429-thq-nordic-8chan-ama-google#1HP6pwskgsH3Ym9Y.99 (Please, don't read the comments....

    A colleague linked this story to me via this alternate publication: https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/502429-thq-nordic-8chan-ama-google#1HP6pwskgsH3Ym9Y.99 (Please, don't read the comments. They're nuts.)

    But it did describe this gobsmacking exchange:

    In one comment, a user posted an image of two female anime characters and a male figure cupping their breasts, alongside the message: “Where the big tiddie lolis at?”
    The THQ Nordic account replied: “you got them already we’d say.”
    Another user wrote: “Please don’t censor any games nor appeal to the SocJus crowd, you guys are doing fine as is,” to which the THQ account replied: “thanks! we’ll try to stay that way.”

    You'd think they could have figured out the kind of website they were on just from that.

    7 votes
    1. pleure Link Parent
      What I don't understand is why they'd reply to those posts, I imagine there were at least a few legitimate questions they could have focused on.

      What I don't understand is why they'd reply to those posts, I imagine there were at least a few legitimate questions they could have focused on.

      5 votes
  2. Deimos Link
    The CEO/co-founder has released a statement related to this now: https://www.thqnordic-investors.com/nyheter/?releaseId=3225944 The original tweet announcing the AMA had a reply along the lines of...

    The CEO/co-founder has released a statement related to this now: https://www.thqnordic-investors.com/nyheter/?releaseId=3225944

    The original tweet announcing the AMA had a reply along the lines of "hell of a way for your social media person to quit", I think that's probably accurate.

    3 votes