- Feb 7, 2018
Fuggin OUF. Can already see the liberty prime memes blasting blizzard streams. Do wonder what some of the devs over at blizzard feel about this; would be awesome if they were to speak out against the companies actions.
Also it belies the lie that Blizzard aren't allowing political statements.
Feels like a good time for a union
it's the Chinese branch statement.
No matter which branch told that, this is a utterly propaganda shit.
why are you telling me that? I specifically said this wasnt acceptable or excusing them, its just for clarity since in this very page people seem confused.
Blizzard US gotta sell Diablo mobile to China, cuz the western audience sure ain't going to be the biggest audience of that title. Their silence is deafening.
Oh right, let me clarify.
Just i was trying to understand, why on heart a PR of a international company should say something like that (no matter which branch it's coming from) is just like putting more salt to the wounds..
Heh. This is how the Communist Party works. There is no "out" for a Chinese company. You help push the propaganda and you serve the state, or you die (sometimes only metaphorically).
Playing to the audience. It's probably unlikely that this statement was ordered from anyone outside of China, and that office is just doing what they have to do to stay in the party's good graces so they can sell their wares.
For real. They're going to get so many sarcastic questions about this - as they should. This is going to be even more embarrassing for them than last year's "Is this an out-of-season April Fools joke?" and "Do you guys not have phones?" moments.
dude im not sure why youre being dickish about this, you have multiple people confused in this very thread, it's just for clarity's sake. Yes, it's fucking horrible whichever branch said it, but it IS different where it came from, if only because its expected coming from China. Hell you started the topic implying this is "hot off the presses Blizzard just doubled down on this!" when no, this is the statement they put out in China yesterday when it happened.Oh right, let me clarify.
Blizzard China said this while Blizzard North America hasn’t said shit and actually I’m pretty sure Blizzard China and Blizzard North America are the same company with the same leadership who agreed to these separate practices of communication when it came to Hong Kong but hey that’s just me.