Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

January 6, 2012 -

Update: Apparently the original source of our story was off by about $40,000, so we've updated the story to reflect that proper number. We apologize for the error.

N-Control, creators of the Avenger adapter for the Xbox 360 controller, has donated $10,000 to Child’s Play in an attempt to make amends for the bad PR related to Ocean Marketing (Ocean Stratagy) and Paul Christoforo. After Penny Arcade made Christoforo and his ill behavior with a customer public - and promised to ban him from all future PAX events, N-Control decided to get rid of the colorful "social media marketer."

N-Control subsequently apologized for Christoforo's treatment of "Dave," and this week donated a whopping $10,000 to Penny Arcade’s Charity in addition to pledging $50,000 worth of Avenger product should Child's Play find a need for it.

The firm is no longer taking new orders on its Avenger device and is instead focusing on fulfilling orders from anxious customers.

Source: VG247, N-Control press release


Comments

Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

Good. They are doing everything right, sounds like they hired a PR guy who knows what he is doing this time around. They've fired the jackass Christoforo (whose whole life is apparently a 'bad day'), they've apologized for his behavior, they've donated to the charity associated with the website that broke this story in the first place and most importantly they are not taking any new orders until they get their production problems under control.

There could not be a better example of right way to do things versus wrong way to do things.

Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

Indeed. If anything can be saved from the PR debacle, then they are doing everything right to save it.

Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

According to the press release, it IS $50,000. http://avengercontroller.com/press/01062012.pdf

Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

It is $10,000 cash and $50,000 worth of Avenger controllers, if Child's Play requests it.

Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

Nothing says, "we screwed up" more than donating thousands of dollars to sick children.

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Re: Updated: Avenger Maker Donates $10K to Child’s Play

Hey, beats circling the wagons and fighting back even harder.

Which makes me wonder how Christoforo is doing (depressingly, I am guessing even after this he is pulling in more cash then I ever will....)

Re: Avenger Maker Donates $50K to Child’s Play

Is it $50K or $10K?

http://kotaku.com/5873728/avenger-controller-company-announces-50000-don...

(URL there says $50K, article says $10K)

 

Re: Avenger Maker Donates $50K to Child’s Play

We left the link there where we found the story but Kotaku says $10k, so we changed it. Hopefully they will figure it out at some point...
 
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