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Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:17 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:41 pm
by hngkong
Jesus, no examples from Twitter, but Zen/PinballFX3 getting the Williams/Bally licence has turned a bunch of pinball fans into Nazis. https://steamcommunity.com/app/442120/d ... 663998942/ contains a ton of examples of people screaming about how the LITERAL WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN is a pinball table having some censorship that the average person would never even notice.

Shit like:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/442120/d ... 0273712049
Same here, so sick of SJW's, lawyers & suits deciding what's good for me. I own the tables in PA, if Zen wants my money for them again, then any censorship that cannot be disabled (by an age disclaimer check) guaranties a no buy. Take what you would have made from me out of some lawyers fee. I hope all of these SJW's choke on their own bile.


I just don't get it. How can something as simple as censoring some artwork cause this sort of anger? How is it that the anger is always immediately directed towards "sjws"?

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:00 am
by Mongrel
I mean, okay, those art edits do seem dumb and prudish. Unless maybe they wanted to market the game to a younger audience? I mean I'm generally not in favour of censoring artwork to placate social mores, even so.

But that response... uh... might be a *little* disproportionate.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:13 am
by hngkong
Mongrel wrote:I mean, okay, those art edits do seem dumb and prudish. Unless maybe they wanted to market the game to a younger audience? I mean I'm generally not in favour of censoring artwork to placate social mores, even so.

But that response... uh... might be a *little* disproportionate.


Not to overly defend it, but Zen is feeling a bit cautious of the ESRB after getting one of their games pulled from sale because of the ESRB changing their rating after the fact: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch ... le_anyone/

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 am
by Mongrel
hngkong wrote:
Mongrel wrote:I mean, okay, those art edits do seem dumb and prudish. Unless maybe they wanted to market the game to a younger audience? I mean I'm generally not in favour of censoring artwork to placate social mores, even so.

But that response... uh... might be a *little* disproportionate.


Not to overly defend it, but Zen is feeling a bit cautious of the ESRB after getting one of their games pulled from sale because of the ESRB changing their rating after the fact: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch ... le_anyone/

Yeah, that makes sense. And if you're putting out your games on a Nintendo console, you're kind of definitionally angling towards a younger market.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:10 am
by Smiler
Mongrel wrote:Yeah, that makes sense. And if you're putting out your games on a Nintendo console, you're kind of definitionally angling towards a younger market.


Yeah Nintendo is really keeping the switch kid friendly nowadays.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:00 am
by Mongrel
Nintendo having adult, or at least "Not kid-centred" games is nothing new, but the only reason anyone even brings up as noteworthy the kind of stuff you linked is because of Nintendo's longstanding reputation (deserved or not), which generally they market on (at least in North America & the EU).

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:17 pm
by Mothra
PewDiePie gives shoutout to openly anti-Semetic youtube channel:

In Kjellberg’s most recent edition of “Pew News,” a semi-satirical series where Kjellberg offers his own take on news events or YouTube cultural discussions, he dedicates the last portion of the video to shouting out smaller YouTube creators he enjoys watching. One of those creators is E;R (otherwise known as “EsemicolonR”), an essayist who often includes anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic, and cruel language in his videos.

“You also have E;R, who does great video essays,” Kjellberg says in the video. “He did one on Death Note, which I really, really enjoyed.”

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:03 pm
by Friday
PewHitlerJewKillerDieJewsDie edges ever closer down the hysterically common path of

1. "haha I'm just joking, don't be butthurt"
2. "haha my jokes are a little over the edge but come on guys, free speech"
---> 3. "hey these other guys who hate jews and blacks are cool, go hit them up"
4. "jews are running a deep state that controls everything"
5. "here is my 43 page essay on why black people should be exterminated for the good of the economy"

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm
by Mongrel

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:27 am
by Thad
Three hours after allying with 8chan, THQ Nordic goes into full apology mode

Game publisher THQ Nordic concluded a rollercoaster of a promotional Tuesday by apologizing for its use of the controversial imageboard site 8chan as a host for an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session.

On Tuesday morning, THQ Nordic's Twitter account announced and linked to the AMA, saying, "We're doing an 8chan AMA and we have no idea why." The session had been announced nearly a day prior on 8chan's "/v/" sub-board by its own moderators, but it was THQ Nordic's official announcement that garnered wider attention—and drew responses about the site's reputation for either outright hosting child pornography or skating on the edge of state, federal, and international laws on the matter.

Within three hours of the AMA's launch, THQ Nordic's Twitter account had changed its tune and directly called out 8chan's reputation for illegal and despicable content. As written by PR and Marketing Director Philipp Brock:

I personally agreed to this AMA without doing my proper due diligence to understand the history and the controversy of the site. I do not condone child pornography, white supremacy, or racism in any shape or form. I am terribly sorry for the short-sightedness of my (!) decision and promise to be far more vigorous in my assessment of these activities in the future. This was not about being edgy, this blew up and I very much regret to have done it in the first place.


He definitely knew exactly what 8chan was. I'm gonna go ahead and not excerpt any of the AMA, but there's a little bit more of it in that Ars article, and a Google News search for THQ Nordic will pull up some even more unpleasant details. Suffice it to say...the guy who agreed to do an 8chan interview and now swears he didn't know what 8chan was is lying.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:29 am
by Mongrel
Not being familiar with THQ Nordic as a company, I instantly assumed this was a story about some nazi group allying with 8chan.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:45 am
by Grath
Mongrel wrote:Not being familiar with THQ Nordic as a company, I instantly assumed this was a story about some nazi group allying with 8chan.

I mean, THQ Nordic did recently buy Kingdoms of Amalur and Kingdom Come: Deliverance, both of which are pretty popular with Nazis.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:36 am
by beatbandito
Kingdoms of Amalur can't be racist you date a black girl.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:17 am
by Yoji
I was starting to wonder about the name "THQ Nordic." Sounds a touch Aryan in this context. : suspiciousface:

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:41 am
by mharr
A few years ago when I heard 'Nordic' I just thought functional social democracy, sane policing and techno viking. I miss those days.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:12 pm
by Brentai
I still associate the word mostly with a treadmill.

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:47 pm
by Büge

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:50 pm
by Mongrel
xD

Re: Gamerbois Gone Wild(ly Racist)

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:56 am
by mharr
Welp, looks like Cryaotic used his internet celebrity to become an emotionally abusive child grooming sexual predator. Honestly thought he was the one human voice in that shitty little youtube clique.

Happily his subreddit hasn't reacted by circling the wagons and is a solid source of information, empathy and alternative channel suggestions.