The move was so brazen and strange that it was reasonable to assume it was the result of someone hacking THQ Nordic’s social media account, but then the Q&A actually started
And yet, it’s true. It all happened.
THQ Nordic has no excuse here. 8chan’s origins and purpose are not mysterious or hard to find. That the company has quickly backpedaled and apologized for their apparent lack of due diligence does precious little to excuse what happened here. What’s especially damning is what each of them said on 8chan. They were more than happy to play ball with the crowd.
It also doesn't explain the most recent like on THQ Nordic's Twitter account
pro-tip for games companies trying to get in on the outrage advertising: you want to be like, posting a pepe meme, then saying you didn't know what it was. something on that level. ya don't gotta jump straight to the blacklisted child abuse forums— Shaun (@shaun_jen) February 26, 2019
In other video game news:
I just want to make it super clear what's happening here. This is the official Sonic The Hedgehog Twitter account realizing that Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is using music from "Sonic 2006" in a piece of political propaganda. pic.twitter.com/PFRdnSsg2M— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) February 26, 2019
pretty bad complicated situation for everyone here -- right wing chinese gamer nationalists policing steam is gross, and a prank possibly triggering a china-wide steam ban is scary https://t.co/Ggf3SSELLD— Robert Yang (@radiatoryang) February 23, 2019