- Oct 27, 2017
Disgraceful, but I guess the dollar is more important than the individual.
The NBA didn't though, at least for now.
Watching the press conference on NBA TV now, Silver went on record saying, "If [CCTV] not airing preseason games are consequences of those within the league expressing their values then those are the consequences."
He also went on record saying the league will protect the freedom of speech of NBA employees including those based in Hong Kong.
Also 80% of Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile developper.
That’s like asking if America is capitalist, since capitalism is all about free markets and freedom of trade while the majority of complaints levied against it are the result of monopolies and corporatist lobbying.
The reality is that, if they didn't add those phrases to the profanity filter, then there simply wouldn't be WoW in China at all.Also, nobody seems to have raised this in connection with this latest incident, but Blizzard's complicity with Chinese state interests and propaganda over the Hong Kong issue specifically has been out in the open for months.
Here is a slice of what was added to the profanity filter in WoW back in June. (NetEase operates WoW in China, but of course Blizzard had to be complicit with implementing this update on the development side.)
You're not wrong.It really is incredible to see a modern company, in this day and age of rising social justice awareness, just outright support Nazi-China. I don't think even comparing what the Chinese gov't is doing, to what the Nazis did, is even hyperbole anymore. Camps, forced abortions, organ harvesting. It's so obscene and vile. Fuck Blizzard.
It makes complete sense when you're a spineless corporation that doesn't want to piss off a regime that brings you a lot of customers. It doesn't make it any better but I can understand the motivation, I'm just making the point that firing the casters too is like overkill.