Hot Cakes: War Thunder Blows In From Stupid Town

It’s at a 9% score.

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Reset Those War Thunder Leak Clocks Again

It’s happened again.

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Reset Your Clocks On War Thunder Leaks

It’s happened again.

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War Thunder Player Leaks More Military Docs

I love the internet.

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War Thunder Sent Leaked Military Docs, Again

Warns the community to stop doing that.

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War Thunder Devs Sent Classified Military Docs

Claim they won’t use it to develop War Thunder.

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[Not Massive] Gaijin Throws Taiwan Under Bus For Chinese Gov’t

A game developer doing something scummy to appease an oppressive dictatorship? Must be a day ending in WHY.

In the world of developers doing stupid things, if you push past the western AAA industry of Electronic Arts and Valve and make your way toward the back of the room, you might spot Gaijin Entertainment.

Back in 2015, Gaijin’s producer Pavel Kulikov got caught pulling an extortion scheme against a Youtuber, threatening the guy’s livelihood in return for positive coverage of the game. Kulikov was fired and Gaijin denied any knowledge or involvement in the plan. But Gaijin doesn’t understand public relations, or just doesn’t give a toss, since in 2018 the next scandal popped up with an official content partner referring to players as puny beggars, hoping that they drown in their own bile.

In today’s scandal, Gaijin has been accused of kissing up to the People’s Republic with the outright removal of Taiwan Republic of China flags from the China tech tree in the game War Thunder. The move has been painted by members of the community as an attempt to “suck the toes” (in a manner of speaking) of the Chinese government and is related to recent heightened tensions surrounding the One China policy, by which China does not recognize Taiwan as independent.

So far there has been no comment from Gaijin. The megathread on Reddit has gathered over 500 comments and 4.7k upvotes. This comes two years after Gaijin was accused of cutting story content to appease the Chinese government, involving the Japanese invasion of China in 1939.

Source: Reddit

Gaijin Doesn’t Know PR: Calls Users “Puny Beggars” On Stream

Gaijin Entertainment hasn’t had the greatest history with public relations, going back to a 2014 scandal in which a staffer attempted to extort a Youtuber. This week, however, Content Partner Manager over at Gaijin managed to rustle some feathers during a stream in which he referred to players as “puny beggars.”

The exact details are somewhat spotty, but it appears that Andrey Artamokhin (whose LinkedIn lists him as “Content Partner Management” at Gaijin), was responding to suggestions from viewers that Gaijin offer discounts for recently released content.

Artamokhin’s statement was translated below:

“I would like to say hello to those puny beggars (literal translation here) who believe that we should give 50% discount on the new stuff, good luck to you, I hope you’re OK in your nice wonderland where you get 50% discount on all goods like new iPhones, and wish you all drown in your own bile”

Source: Reddit, Youtube

Gaijin Embroiled In Extortion Scandal, Producer Fired


Gaijin Entertainment, developer of the WW2 MMO War Thunder, is under intense scrutiny this week after allegations that the company’s producer engaged in extortion tactics against a popular Russian Youtuber, attempting to force him into a legally binding contract carrying heavy fines for criticizing the company.

The news of Gaijin’s extortion scheme hit several War Thunder blogs, including Status Report, detailing that producer Pavel Kulikov tried to pressure a popular Youtuber Alconafter into signing a contract that would essentially give Gaijin complete control of the account. Alconafter would be required to create four War Thunder videos weekly and would not be allowed to produce any content critical of the game. To seal the deal, violating the contract would carry at ten thousand dollar USD fine per instance.

In order to force his hand, Kulikov used Youtube’s DMCA takedown system to shut down Alconafter’s Youtube account, offering to start a new account under his name and the contract. Alconafter refused.

Gaijin CEO Anton Yudintsev stepped in and has stated that the whole ordeal was Kulikov acting on his own and did not reflect on the rest of the company. Kulikov is no longer with Gaijin, according to his Twitter and Linkedin profile.


Translation: I offer my public apologies to all touched by this scandal. People have to communicate, and I broke this rule.

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