27 thoughts on “Cool new card from Activision Blizzard’s Hearthstone!”

  1. I’ve been giving blizzard so much money for years but they’re not getting a penny out of me after this. Also watch this post get removed by the mods or admins cuz Reddit also takes china money

    Edit with timing / context: a mod replied below and said the post stays but that constant repeats of similar posts do get removed, which I agreed was fair and thanked them for their transparency.

  2. What makes this all the more scummy is that they also took back ALL of the winners prize money.

    A tournament they touted so much, flaunted the ‘massive’ winnings… yet the moment they gotta pay up, they just yank them right back into their pocket and ban/condemn the winner of their Tournament entirely.

    So where did the money go Blizzard? You wanna at least pay out the other players?

  3. As a longtime fan of Blizzard’s games: Blizzard is a fucking joke for doing this. By accomodating China’s ruthless regime they’re also guilty of working AGAINST basic human rights across the globe.

  4. Isn’t Diablo mobile a big announcement during their Blizzcon co-developed with NetEase after all ?

    For me that says it all regarding Blizzard priorities: chinese market.

    They are far from being alone: From governments to Apple everyone wants their share of this market and are ready to give up on all their principles !

    In china your ICloud is not yours alone, apparently many people/servers can get a peek inside this sensitive dataset

  5. Blizzard… I was *this* close to resubbing to WoW for the winter. But now it looks like I’ll have to find another game to play.

    Any ideas, hivemind? I was considering Divinity: Original Sin 2, but I’m open to suggestions.

  6. The company that goes to extremes at times to look politically correct is actively against basic human rights for the people of Hong Kong.

    The company that is helping China put a boot on people’s throat also changed a Tracer pose because one offended parent made a post on the forum about not wanting their daughter to see a character do an “over the shoulder” pose where her butt was visible.

  7. The protests started on April 15 and were forcibly suppressed on June 4 when the government declared martial law and sent the military to occupy central parts of Beijing. In what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre (Chinese: 天安门大屠杀), troops with assault rifles and tanks fired at the demonstrators and those trying to block the military’s advance into Tiananmen Square. Estimates of the death toll vary from several hundred to several thousand, with thousands more wounded.

  8. The 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, commonly known in mainland China as the June Fourth Incident (Chinese: 六四事件, liùsì shìjiàn), were student-led demonstrations in Beijing (the capital of the People’s Republic of China) for the establishment of basic human and press rights and against the Communist-led Chinese government in mid-1989. More broadly, it refers to the popular national movement inspired by the Beijing protests during that period, sometimes called the ’89 Democracy Movement (Chinese: 八九民运, bājiǔ mínyùn). The protests were forcibly suppressed after Chinese Premier Li Pengdeclared martial law. In what became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, troops with assault rifles and tanks fired at the demonstrators trying to block the military’s advance towards Tiananmen Square. The number of civilian deaths was internally estimated by the Chinese government to be near or above 10,000.

  9. Ever wonder how some companies were morally corrupted enough to assist the Nazi in killing jews in WW? We are watching some in real time right now.

  10. I played wow for 12 years, since launch, but quit a few years ago when the company had devolved to the point I couldn’t tolerate it anymore.

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    I’d been thinking about starting it up again to play classic again and see what has changed, but that is certainly not happening now.

    Screw that company. They sold their soul a long time ago.

  11. Guys…

    Can we all get together and make it so Blizzards, Activisions, EAs, and NBAs start being afraid to lose WESTERN markets?

    Sounds like they take us for granted…

  12. Fuck Blizzard. I’ve put more than 10,000 hours of my life into their games over the last 20+ years, and they’ve always held a special place in my heart, but that ends today. I can’t support this. It breaks my heart. It feels like I’ve lost a close friend, but this bullshit cannot be tolerated. We cannot budge an inch on this, no matter what. Jesus. What a fucking shitshow.

  13. Please, please, cancel your subs, don’t log in, don’t spend money. At the very least, do this for a single month.

    Hit hard against the corporate pandering to human right violations now, or it will get worse.

    China is rampaging and it will require world push back to contain.

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