The owner of 4Chan is running scared from threats from Cracked.com, various SJW hackers and is getting pressure from Polygon lately into censoring and deleting stuff, you think 4chan was really behind this?
And even if 4chan was behind it (even though now it's not), it wouldn't have lasted very long before being shut down.
I said this in the chat, needs to be repeated here...
At some point, fans of video game franchises are just going to have to go "fuck it" and make the games and get them completed without the copyright holder knowing about it until WAAAAY after it's done.
I'm sorry, what? Last I checked, they weren't petitioning anything. And the last time a mass petition in this country happened, I seem to recall cops using tear gas on people who were sitting down and not doing anything to break it up.