Although in some ways the most shocking thing about this is how little it shocks me. These companies just care about money now and the potential for more money in the future, everything is geared around chasing that one thing.
Cheers Knoyleo/ Jawa/ Taf. So China is a source of significant income and the government would very probably have given them an ultimatum to revoke the prize else loose their business.
Tomous wrote:It is a little scary how quickly China shut down any criticism on a global scale.
This is the worry. With this incident it might not cause waves in the West because the guy is Asian/from Hong Kong so this concession by Blizzard is, kind of, acceptable. But what if in the future that market dominance in China grows and a Westerner criticises them? The value of free speech will be affected because of Western companies wanting to protect their profits. Chinese cinema profits are also making millions for the movie industry so you will certainly be getting more self censorship rather than having a movie banned. But what other choice could Blizzard execs have made? The US government might only step in if it was one of its citizens affected.