Why would you even assume I'm making this up?
Are you completely unfamiliar
with this sort of subject? This sort of thing happens all the time.
I still stand by my comments. If you are going to "boycott" one company for something they had a rule against to begin with
Oh? You want a link?https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzar ... tournament
In the tournament itself blitzchung *played* fair. We now believe he should receive his prizing.
Blizzard itself just said that he didn't break any rule that would deprive him of the prize, so you're now arguing that you know the rules better than the creator *AND* adjudicator of those very same rules.
They even reduced the suspension.
then you must do a deep introspection and get rid of everything Chinese/ Chinese made and further boycott any other companies that do business with China. Lest you become the Hypocrite.
Absolute nonsense. That's business. We don't need to boycott the economic output of an entire country to simply insist that American companies keep American customs outside of that country. China doesn't control Taiwan, and since this could just as easily happen here too, no, they don't (or shouldn't anyway) control us.
There's nothing hypocritical about it.
Blizzard's unfortunately heavy-handed actions here pale into insignificance compared to a metric f-ton of wrong out there in the world, there are companies and governments committing atrocities against millions of innocent people on a daily and ongoing basis.
The backlash got results.
But thanks for "well there are a million of other ills, so why bother about any of them?"
By all means, if you care to boycott, do -- and tell people about it until they're bored of you -- but at least be consistent and have nothing to do with those causing industrial scale death and suffering, slavery, and destruction. What's your smartphone?
If Techreport banned you for simply bringing attention to the human cost of the electronic industry, which they review
, yes, I would absolutely
I would never have been here in the first place, obviously, but thanks for your two cents.
Especially since, with all this bleeding heart business, you didn't seem to notice that Blizzard is totally abusing the "safety" and "inclusivity" mantra to actually mean "don't offend an authoritarian regime that's shooting protesters in the streets."
Don't punch down? Ring a bell? You think it's less true with "don't shoot down
For chrissakes, they're even saying "Every Voice Matters"
Come'on derfunk you know better than that. If you are going get all up in arms about something you best cite supporting evidence/proof.
I'm serious: Are you honestly saying that you thought it was likely that I just made it up?
I'm kinda offended.
Anyways I still stand by my comments. If you are going to blanket boycott Blizzard for this you best be doing the same for any other company that does business with China or your nothing more than a hypocrite.
Again, international business is totally different than American companies ignoring American customs at the behest of foreign powers.
This is not even remotely difficult to understand, and this ridiculous schtick of "YOU HAVE TO DEMAND AUTARKY TO BE CONSISTENT" is just silly.