THQ Nordic attempt white-washing Humble Bundle after AMA on wretched hive 8chan


I mean yes that would be cool but that also ignores the realities of like life in general? Like how many HB employees you think can literally afford to say “this situation is fucked and I won’t stand for it”? As was touched upon in a recent Waypoints episode, how many folks distributed by THQ Nordic do you think can honestly do that?

I think a lot of people are probably caught in a very tough spot between “doing the right thing” as you put it and simply being able to live a life. I mean, not to get too basic but this is really just one of the many comprises we all make under a capitalist regime.


Not many. I’d never recommend anyone who wasn’t financially situated or protected in some way do anything that could ruin their life.

But it’s cathartic to think about it. For me at least.


As someone currently working in customer service, this does read as a CS person who has not actually been given a standard script to send out and instead is writing based on an outlined response from managament (i.e. make points X, Y, and Z), which gives them scope to put a little more… personality into it.


As I stated in the other thread, Humble has run numerous bundles with Stardock in spite of (and well after) its CEO openly supported GamerGate, countersued a sexual harassment accuser into silence, etc. Not sure why Humble deserves the benefit of the doubt on this one.

They’ll partner with THQ Nordic again, just like I’m sure there will be another Stardock Humble Bundle this year.

(edit: Humble launched the Strategy 2019 bundle literally today and three Stardock products are in it)

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You can’t spell International Gamergate Network without IGN.

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I got an email detailing their latest strategy bundle, including Homeworld, but it’s not appearing for me on the actual bundle page, anyone else?


Loads fine for me, but there’s no Homeworld in this bundle. You sure that’s the right one?


100%, it’s right there in the email, others are reporting the same thing. Very odd and disappointing.


I think you may be misreading “Offworld” as Homeworld, leading to the confusion.
However it is true that 2 Offworld Trading Company games and Ashes of the Singularity, both published by Stardock, are all in Humble’s latest Strategy 2019 Bundle.


I wish stardock wasn’t run by people like brad wardell because i used to really like sins of a solar empire.


Yiiiiikes, yeah no man, I can read, and spot a logo. The email that was sent out lists Homeworld Remastered as being in the bundle… it was the same icon image as you’d see on Steam.

But TIL Humble Bundle can alter the contents of emails already sent out, which is sketchy AF, because the contents of the same email are ‘correct’ now. Using HTML trickery to swap out info in sent emails is really shady. Should’ve screengrabbed.


While this would fit the narrative you’re going for nicely, I am 99% positive there isn’t a way to alter or edit the contents of a sent email. Google and Outlook will let a sender recall an email but under pretty limited circumstances. Outlook does let a sender “replace” an email sent but I think that is only if the recipient is also using Outlook and hasn’t read the original message.


OK dude, gonna ask you to keep your snide sneering to yourself, I don’t want to hear it. People on Reddit have reported the same thing I have. And like I said, I saw the exact thumbnail they use on steam; upside-down wings logo and everything. It was 100% a thumbnail for Homeworld Remastered.

While I’ve never actually considering it before, if the email contains a div that is written to pull data from their servers upon opening, instead of having it’s own implicit code, it sounds theoretically possible (coming from a front-end background so I’m not sure).


Don’t think ajax is allowed in emails, but if it’s an image from some server you can just change the image.


Definitely wasn’t trying to go for a snide or sneering tone, just pointing out that your analysis may be off.


I just looked, and every game logo image in the last three Humble Emails I have received is a paired image/link to a Humble server, so it would be possible for them to change a game after sending.

However, (my HTML is rusty) the “bundle header” (“Beat the Average to get X, Y, And Z”) is actually text in the email and can’t be changed. Mine for the Humble Strategy Bundle says

<!-- COPY --><td align=3D"center" style=3D"text-align:center; padding: 10px= 18px 10px 18px; font-size: large; line-height: 25px; font-family: Helvetic= a, Arial, sans-serif; color: #666666;" class=3D"padding-copy"> Beat the average and get <em>Dungeons 3, Offworld Trading Company,<= /em> and <em>Offworld Trading Company: Jupiter’s Forge Expansion Pack</em> </td> </tr>

It is possible that they had it linking to Homeworld Remastered at one point.

edit: here’s the “beat the average” block, no I can’t be bothered to fix the spacing

<!-- HERO IMAGE --><td align=3D"center" style=3D"text-align:center; padding= : 10px 30px 10px 30px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px"> <a data-crdl-variant=3D"" target=3D"blank" href= =3D" de80f4733462ca896a36ae:1/25a011f4?jwtH=3DeyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1Ni= J9&jwtP=3DeyJpYXQiOjE1NTI0MTg5MjEsImNkIjoiLm1haWxlci5odW1ibGVidW5kbGUuY29tI= iwiY2UiOjg2NDAwLCJ0ayI6Imh1bWJsZWJ1bmRsZWxpdmUiLCJtdGxJRCI6IjVjODMxZjA5YWZh= YjRlY2U0OTYyZDg1NCIsImxpbmtVcmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3Lmh1bWJsZWJ1bmRsZS5jb21= cL2dhbWVzXC9zdHJhdGVneS1idW5kbGUtMjAxOT9saW5rSUQ9Jm1jSUQ9MTAyOjVjODMxZTgxYW= JhZjRlYmUwOWI2YmNkMTpvdDo1NmRlODBmNDczMzQ2MmNhODk2YTM2YWU6MSZ1dG1fc291cmNlP= Uh1bWJsZStCdW5kbGUrTmV3c2xldHRlciZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj0y= MDE5XzAzXzEyX3N0cmF0ZWd5MjAxOV9idW5kbGVfdmFyaWFudF8xJmxpbmtJRD0mdXRtX2NvbnR= lbnQ9aGVyb19pbWFnZSJ9&jwtS=3D5t7zmMXk44TN-KWcFH06xd-j2JeByVx-2POVucscn5g"><= img src=3D" tier2.png" width=3D"536" border=3D"0" alt=3D"2019 Strategy Bundle - Tier 2 = Titles" style=3D"padding: 0; color: #666666; text-decoration: none; font-fa= mily: Helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: large;" class=3D"img-max"></= a> </td> </tr>

don’t copy/paste the link because it obviously is some sort of tracking thing.


If ‘fit your narrative’ isn’t you bring snide I would hate to see what you considering being snide.


Off-topic but as Dogsarecool has just demonstrated, HTML/CSS3/Front End Web Design is pretty cool and fun, anyone who’s ever considered it should give it a shot, it’s not hard to wrap your head around.

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This thread opens with you stating “I’ve long suspected HB of being staffed by closet gamergaters. . .” and you later dismiss another commenter when they tried to offer a polite explanation with “Yiiiiikes, yeah no man, I can read, and spot a logo.” So you’ll have to pardon me if I came away with the conclusion that you had a view and were sticking to it.

I don’t want to derail the thread and can bow out of the conversation.


The mods feel that this thread as its own topic has run its course. We would encourage any further discussion of this issue to be folded into the existing THQ Nordic thread.

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