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A bully feels the wrath of Penny-Arcade (and the rest of the tubes)
show user profile  CarnivoreMan
It all begins when an upset customer shares with Penny-Arcade (and others) the email dialogue between himself and a horribly rude PR guy for Ocean Marketing (representing a console gaming controller company)

Go to Penny-Arcade's post from December 27 here:
Scroll down from the "Semen Week" graphic and begin on Gabe's post titled: Just Wow!
here is his first paragraph. Beyond that is the damning email thread.

I got an incredible email today from a Penny Arcade reader. Dave shared with me an email chain between him and Ocean Marketing (the folks behind the Avenger controller) Trust me when I tell you that this is one wild ride. I’m serious, Mr. Toad would look at this ride and just give a slow clap while shaking his head. I have tried to arrange this as best I can in chronological order. I’ve also removed email addresses and other private information. So let’s just jump right in, here is Dave’s first mail to Ocean Marketing:

for expanded followup, slashdot has some links for you:

and apparently it's still unfolding with the former PR guy holding accounts hostage, demanding cash/money/bling for his awesome services.

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12/31/2011 3:47:32 PM (last edit: 12/31/2011 3:47:32 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
sum up:

happened a few days ago
a PR guy from ocean Marketing doesnt know how to deal with clients at all.
bad luck on him that he got a client that knows how to stand against problems
the PR guy is totally ignorant about the gaming industry and starts making up things and trying to look like someone important
it backfires when Mark Krahulik comes in the combo and bans him from PAX and posts the combo in penny arcade
shit gets big and the PR guy loses his job and completely ruined the image of OceanMarketing which changed the company's name to OceanStrategy.
internet comes in and make his life imposible by spamming his phones, mails and DOXing him and his family.
now on an interview he said he got caught on a bad day and hope to get understanding as he apologizes

anyways, that guy now haves 2 memes spreading around.

"I wwebsite as on the internet."

"I know the major of Boston."

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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12/31/2011 5:27:08 PM (last edit: 12/31/2011 5:27:08 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Holy crap.

Visit my Portfolio

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12/31/2011 5:47:02 PM (last edit: 12/31/2011 5:47:02 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Some good reading, the Kotaku article which basically says "nobody is the good guy here" was also an interesting and valid read, as were the user comments below disagreeing with it.

Either way, it was an entertaining way to pass an hour. Cheers!

"I flew over Egypt once"

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12/31/2011 7:30:04 PM (last edit: 12/31/2011 7:30:04 PM)
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