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THQ Nordic Group CEO Issues Public Apology for 8chan AMA

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THQ Nordic AB, the parent company of THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna, has issued an official public apology for an incident that occurred last week.

Lars Wingefors, co-founder and group CEO of THQ Nordic AB, has issued a formal apology for THQ GmbH Vienna’s actions, specifically for the decision to host an AMA on 8chan, a website known for crude content such as hosting child porn, racist, hate, homophobic and other disgusting content.

8chan is so repugnant that Google refuses to list it.

PR and marketing director Philipp Brock said that he regrets the decision to host the AMA on 8chan, and that it wasn’t an attempt at “being edgy.”

CEO Lars Wingefors issued the following:

“This letter is to offer my sincerest apologies and regret for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna’s interaction with the controversial website 8chan last Tuesday, February 26. I condemn all unethical content this website stands for. Even if no one within the THQ Nordic Group would ever endorse such content, I realize simply appearing there gave an implicit impression that we did.”

“As co-Founder and group CEO of THQ Nordic AB, I take full responsibility for all of THQ Nordic GmbH‘s actions and communications. I have spent the past several days conducting an internal investigation into this matter. I assure you that every member of the organization has learned from this past week’s events. I take this matter very seriously and we will take appropriate action to make sure we have the right policies and systems in place to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

“As a Swedish based, fast growing group, we firmly support equality and diversity. We are also working actively to combat discrimination, harassment, and misconduct. We are already in the process of developing new work processes, based on the United Nations’ SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and using the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards, and we will accelerate this work going forward.“

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Now Xbox One Backwards Compatible

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Ninja Gaiden 2 is now backwards compatible for the Xbox One becoming the latest Xbox 360 game to make it to Xbox One and also be enhanced for Xbox One X.

Ninja Gaiden 2 is now available for those who already own it digitally or own the physical copy of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Joker, New Stage Builder

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A brand new update for Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has introduced a new stage builder, and Persona 5’s Joker as well.

Joker will be available as part of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, or can be acquired through the Challenger Pack 1: Joker DLC.

The new stage builder is a drastic improvement for the game, and something that has been leaked in the past week or so.

It allows players to build their own arenas, opening up and endless workd of creativity when it comes to customizing a player’s experience.

The update rolls out a Video Editor as well which allows players to edit any
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate videos they have saved.

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Apex Legends Update 1.1.1 Focuses on Caustic and Gibraltar

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In the newly rolled out update for Apex Legends, both Caustic and Gibraltar take center stage and get some much needed attention.

Respawn Entertainment has officially released Apex Legends update 1.1.1 and the update reduces the damage taken by both characters.

Additionally, a round of weapon balancing has been applied, a 50% speed increase was made to the Jump Ship, and a UI bug was addressed.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of what has rolled out, specifically for both characters.

Caustic

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gas Damage per tick increased: 1 -> 4
  • Ultimate Throw distance increased: 28 meters -> 33 meters

Gibralter

  • Fortified Passive Perk added: reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Gun Shield health increased: 50 -> 75
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