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THQN voted (by fans) best publisher of gamescom 2019

EviLore

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Whatever you do, don't tell people to see the threadmarks. I learnt that the hard way.
Hey Acquiescence, welcome back.

I looked over your bans from back in 2017 and I agree that Roboleon seemed to have a personal hard-on toward you and went too far. Things got progressively out of hand back then and the moderation had serious problems, and I understand how a lot of our users, yourself included, would have been dissatisfied with outcomes and been open to giving Reeeeeee a shot. Ree is a full-blown trash fire of incompetence, though, obviously, and a terribly negative environment to call home besides.

I've heavily revised our moderation policies since 2017, and we have a badass mod team now that are all about fairness and transparency, with me overseeing things more closely day to day and steering the ship directly. You, and everyone else in the community, will be treated fairly and reasonably at NeoGAF. Cheers.
 

Xaero Testosterone

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Cant wait for THQ to announce their new Timesplitters game. I feel they are one of the few companies that could get it right.
I've never played anything but Timesplitters 1 and I hated it, but I constantly see praise for the franchise in regards to the sequels. So I hope they at the very least remake or remaster those.
 

SLoWMoTIoN

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THQ hasn't made a game I enjoyed in the last 5 years. No idea what gamescom is either but good for them.
 

Lucumo

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No idea what gamescom is either but good for them.
Lol. It's been the largest gaming expo for...like 15 years now? Used to be called "Games Convention" until 2008 but the city kept the naming rights as they moved from Leipzig to Cologne, so they had to rename it. It's where you go to if you want to actually play a game (even before release) instead of just watching trailers, bullshots etc.
 
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Golum

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Mark is actually a pretty cool guy too. He really works hard to get AMAs planned and would help organize community game nights. Funny that the owner of a “Neo nazi board” is a sweet and respectful Jewish manchild.
Uhhh - slamming Era over their THQ hunt is one thing (and overall I agree they should be slammed for that), but let's not pretend 8chan is this nice little board and that people who target it are morons. 8chan IS a sick place, no matter how "sweet" the owner may seem. Any attempt to paint it otherwise is doing exactly what Era does about THQ, just in the other direction. 8chan is a banned site for a reason.
 

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Uhhh - slamming Era over their THQ hunt is one thing (and overall I agree they should be slammed for that), but let's not pretend 8chan is this nice little board and that people who target it are morons. 8chan IS a sick place, no matter how "sweet" the owner may seem. Any attempt to paint it otherwise is doing exactly what Era does about THQ, just in the other direction. 8chan is a banned site for a reason.
It’s no worse than any other image board. I say this as a pro same sex marriage semi black person. If you want to find nazis or commies or whatever you can but but I just used it as a place to talk about video games. I have never seen CP or even gore posting there and during the game nights people are about as friendly as any other forum. I’m not saying it’s for everyone and they definitely aren’t politically correct but it’s honestly no worse than what you would hear in a random tf2 server. 8chan likes to have this reputation because it stops people from flooding in but in my 3 years of experience it’s on the same level as RPG codex and more civil than 4chans /v/.
Again, I’m not wanting to promote it or even saying anyone should like it, but people like to base their opinions solely off of what they see from other sites about it or go to one board and fail to realize that every board is its own with its own moderators and culture. As far as “sick” goes, tumblr still has communities that idealize mass shooters and reddit has pro rape activist sub Reddit’s. I have yet to find anything even remotely to that extreme on 8/v/.
 

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Well deserved. THQN make some quality games.

Theres a turn based rpg on gamepass called battlechasers. Thqn nailed the gameplay, aesthetic and characters.

Definitely worth a play if you like turn based games.
 

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I was happy when I saw this. I don't recall having purchased any THQN games yet, but I own a few thanks to their awesome policy of giving their releases and remasters free to owners of the original, like Titan Quest with Immortal Throne when I only had the base game. I'm currently waiting with anticipation to see what they do with Alone in the Dark. That series deserves a new, truly scary experience, and I think THQN can find the team to give it just that.
 

Chacranajxy

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Must've been a pretty dull show, then. They're doing better, but THQN is still an incredible okay-ish studio.
 

Xaero Testosterone

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I was happy when I saw this. I don't recall having purchased any THQN games yet, but I own a few thanks to their awesome policy of giving their releases and remasters free to owners of the original, like Titan Quest with Immortal Throne when I only had the base game. I'm currently waiting with anticipation to see what they do with Alone in the Dark. That series deserves a new, truly scary experience, and I think THQN can find the team to give it just that.
They own Alone in The Dark? Oh man I had no idea. I'd kill to see a new one.
 

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They own Alone in The Dark? Oh man I had no idea. I'd kill to see a new one.
Yeah, I remember seeing their announcement some months ago on facebook at one point. They also acquired the "Act of War" IP at the same time apparently.

Edit: The announcement on their site is dated September 18, 2018, so almost a year now, might see something soonish from AitD then, as I do not see THQN sitting on the IP after saving it from Atari.
 
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Xaero Testosterone

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Yeah, I remember seeing their announcement some months ago on facebook at one point. They also acquired the "Act of War" IP at the same time apparently.

Edit: The announcement on their site is dated September 18, 2018, so almost a year now, might see something soonish from AitD then, as I do not see THQN sitting on the IP after saving it from Atari.
It's crazy how many cool IPs they've acquired. Kingdoms of Amalur was one I never expected to see again.
 

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Don't forget about all the things you're supporting when you consider any THQ Nordic games: THQ Nordic holding an AMA on... 8chan (UP: website linked to multiple mass shootings) READ THREADMARKS

Here's a helpful summary post of all the events for the uninitiated.

Mod statement: "To address a few recurring points: We will not be banning games published by THQ Nordic and subsidiaries like Deep Silver. You are instead welcome to continue raising the issue in threads relevant to the publisher and its games."

If you use Steam and want to ignore all games that THQ Nordic publishes, go to their publisher page while you're logged in, then click on the little gear icon below where it says "Beta" and choose "Ignore this creator."
_______________________________________________________________

These games are being published by THQ Nordic. For those who may not be aware or who may have forgotten, THQ Nordic had a marketing effort where it intended to gain attention using a website that is known primarily for its support of child pornography, as well as for support of Neo-Nazism, doxxing, and other extremely damaging behaviors.

THQ Nordic's provided no response to this fiasco except for an apology claiming they did not do enough research. As the website is unlisted by Google, they had spoken to the board owner about removing "nasty stuff", and content was viewable both before and during the campaign, this claim is beyond belief. The individuals responsible are known not to be rogue PR interns, but go up to THQ Nordic's board. THQ Nordic has not dealt with the individuals responsible, and they released an embarrassingly bad "apology" that addressed nothing.

Consider that by supporting their games, you are supporting a publisher that is complicit with child pornography.

/s
Scary thing is that the motherfucker who wrote this on ERA actually thinks it's doing the community a huge service by constantly spamming this message on each thread
 

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Hey Acquiescence, welcome back.

I looked over your bans from back in 2017 and I agree that Roboleon seemed to have a personal hard-on toward you and went too far. Things got progressively out of hand back then and the moderation had serious problems, and I understand how a lot of our users, yourself included, would have been dissatisfied with outcomes and been open to giving Reeeeeee a shot. Ree is a full-blown trash fire of incompetence, though, obviously, and a terribly negative environment to call home besides.

I've heavily revised our moderation policies since 2017, and we have a badass mod team now that are all about fairness and transparency, with me overseeing things more closely day to day and steering the ship directly. You, and everyone else in the community, will be treated fairly and reasonably at NeoGAF. Cheers.
 
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Scary thing is that the motherfucker who wrote this on ERA actually thinks it's doing the community a huge service by constantly spamming this message on each thread
I say let him be a lunatic because all he has accomplished is signal boosting THQN.

Also, making outrageous accusations will also make people more inclined into doing their own research only to find out that the accusations are totally BS.
 
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I've also got banned for four days over that garbage on resetera. Absolute nonsense of a forum, damn shame because the mods completely ruin that site. Got banned for mod whining and meta commentary, such horseshit. By far the worst mods of any forum I've ventured.
 
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Scary thing is that the motherfucker who wrote this on ERA actually thinks it's doing the community a huge service by constantly spamming this message on each thread
While I was a fan of THQ Nordic before the AMA happened, ever since then when I was on Restera (now perma-banned, surprise surprise) and saw that guy post that in every THQ Nordic thread, it made me want to support THQ Nordic even more than I already did. After that, I looked into their published game this generation and saw Battle Chasers Nightwar (which on a side note, a different user there can't recommend the game because of the AMA bullshit but said that if he did, he would say that it was great....figure that one out, lol) which is in fact a great game that I bought digitally for full price at $30.

Will do the same for Darksiders Genesis which is the same developer (Airship Syndicate) as Battle Chasers Nightwar.
 

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I say let him be a lunatic because all he has accomplished is signal boosting THQN.

Also, making outrageous accusations will also make people more inclined into doing their own research only to find out that the accusations are totally BS.
Come to think of it now, it (i dunno what it's preferred pronoun is and I dont GAF enough to ask) reminds me of the dork from the King Of Kong documentary who runs around the arcade yelling about the "Kill Screen" and how no-one gave two shits

Thats what I picture, and its totally accurate
 

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I've also got banned for four days over that garbage on resetera. Absolute nonsense of a forum, damn shame because the mods completely ruin that site. Got banned for mod whining and meta commentary, such horseshit. By far the worst mods of any forum I've ventured.
I’ll never understand why people support hate groups.
 

Blindy

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I’ll never understand why people support hate groups.
I went over due to the activity and seeing alot of posters I liked on here move over there, that and this site was in Flux for days or weeks if I recall so I thought it would be a nice spot but the ridiculous one sided opinions became too much and it became a pure toxic haven full of assholes.

The mods refusing to respond to my inquiries on why I was banned says it all, they don't care about the posters they care about pushing an opinion. Terrible group of people, well Most of Them.
 
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I went over due to the activity and seeing alot of posters I liked on here move over there, that and this site was in Flux for days or weeks if I recall so I thought it would be a nice spot but the ridiculous one sided opinions became too much and it became a pure toxic haven full of assholes.

The mods refusing to respond to my inquiries on why I was banned says it all, they don't care about the posters they care about pushing an opinion. Terrible group of people, well Most of Them.
That sums the sad state of restera up pretty well.
 
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