Mobile Game Takes Down Ad Portraying Its Players as Horny Nerds

Tencent, the company behind the popular, frequently mocked, and loudly horny mobile shooter, NIKKE: Goddess of Victory, has caught flak for releasing a Thai ad portraying its players as horny nerds, which led to Tencent taking the ad down—then, because we are Online, there was a backlash to the backlash where a noticeable portion of the game’s U.S. Reddit community decided that being called horny nerds was good, actually.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7gywq/mobile-game-takes-down-ad-portraying-its-players-as-horny-nerds