Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Trelliz » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Winckle wrote:Right, Karl and I are going to lock this thread after China have offered us a generous amount of money to help with hosting costs.


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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by captain red dog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:01 pm

Interesting to see Nike taking part in backing censorship.

"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything".

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Presumably the something they believe in is the same something as the other companies on the list.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by captain red dog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:09 pm

Balladeer wrote:Presumably the something they believe in is the same something as the other companies on the list.

Or "even if it means sacrificing everything" doesn't mean an actual financial cost.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Winckle » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:12 pm

I'm sorry to have to tell everyone, but Trelliz has decided to leave GRcade permanently.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Winckle wrote:I'm sorry to have to tell everyone, but Trelliz has decided to leave GRcade permanently.

Seems fair. Got to protect the forum’s mon- I mean appearance.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:33 pm

I have received funds via wire transfer, I don't even know what currency china uses but that's probably enough zeros.

Goodbye forever

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Xeno » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Yuan count your social score.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:40 pm

It's weird that I have no memory or knowledge of that in my brain. It's probably because globalisation refers to sodding everything in US dollars, including Chinese investments overseas - which is the most we generally hear about it.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:41 pm

Counting the zeroes: yuan two three four...

(Also renminbi which I think is another name for the same thing.)

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Peter Crisp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I have received funds via wire transfer, I don't even know what currency china uses but that's probably enough zeros.

Goodbye forever


Bye, are you by any chance going to live in one of those awesome copycat towns they seem to love building? The English village towns they have look pretty great :D .

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:43 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I have received funds via wire transfer, I don't even know what currency china uses but that's probably enough zeros.

Goodbye forever


Bye, are you by any chance going to live in one of those awesome copycat towns they seem to love building? The English village towns they have look pretty great :D .

Look out for the horrible geese.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Karl_ » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 pm

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Peter Crisp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:47 pm

Balladeer wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I have received funds via wire transfer, I don't even know what currency china uses but that's probably enough zeros.

Goodbye forever


Bye, are you by any chance going to live in one of those awesome copycat towns they seem to love building? The English village towns they have look pretty great :D .

Look out for the horrible geese.


To be fair if that's the worst crime the village suffers from then I think we'd all be fine with an angry goose.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Balladeer wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:I have received funds via wire transfer, I don't even know what currency china uses but that's probably enough zeros.

Goodbye forever


Bye, are you by any chance going to live in one of those awesome copycat towns they seem to love building? The English village towns they have look pretty great :D .

Look out for the horrible geese.


To be fair if that's the worst crime the village suffers from then I think we'd all be fine with an angry goose.


Plus I bet the goose would be delicious in pancakes.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:07 pm

Balladeer wrote:Counting the zeroes: yuan two three four...

(Also renminbi which I think is another name for the same thing.)

Ah that's it, I watch quite a lot of Chinese films/TV and they basically say "wan", or at least that's what my dumfuck imperial English ears here.

So, send m0ar wan please.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Rightey » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:41 pm

Talking about Hong Kong on Blizzards forums will now get you a 1000 year ban...

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Green Gecko » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:45 pm

I guess this is what happens when you do billions of dollars of business as part of a global enterprise in authoritarian quasi-communist state.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Tomous » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Qikz has been awfully quiet about all this.

Would be interesting to see his take on things due to his Starcraft casting.


I honestly wouldn't blame him for not expressing an opinion given, you know, what happened to the other guy.

Peter Crisp wrote:Why the hell are Blizzard doing this?
Surely they can do what pretty much every other company ever has done and simply say "The views of our players or staff members playing the game don't necessarily represent those of Blizzard itself!" and boom, problem solved.


The times, they are a-changing.

https://futurism.com/china-hong-kong-ce ... sts-tiktok

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-sho ... -cruz.html

https://gamedaily.biz/article/626/horro ... xi-jinping


Update on the Apple entry from that tweet list - they did let the app in to the appstore, but then they banned it again:

Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests after pressure from China

Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of police and inform about street closures during the ongoing pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong this year.


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I saw a tweet earlier that basically said “Apple would have removed an app keeping Anne Frank safe from its App Store if it protected their market share in Germany”.

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PostRe: Blizzard go full Neville Chamberlain
by Moggy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:03 pm

Rightey wrote:Talking about Hong Kong on Blizzards forums will not get you a 1000 year ban...

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:lol:


I would deliberately make myself immortal, wait 1000 years and then post “strawberry float you” just out of spite.


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