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  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Politics and video games never mix...

    People and American politicians slamming Blizzard and the NBA this week. People are dumb. Businesses try to stay neutral in broader politics as they don't want to hurt their markets. I see no reason why Blizzard can't ban the player and the NBA issue a statement on their stance over their issue.

    People of the 21st century are too easily manipulated from what is right and what is wrong. Their stubbornness and the acceptance of faulty logic is what causes all these conflicts around the world.

    Honestly, the best way to handle that situation is to cut to commercial, claim a technical error, then cut off the feed.
    Then you quietly fire him a few days or a week later, and no one can question it.
    But yes, they said he broke the terms of his agreement or whatever.

    No, toxic social media in the 21st century always has its way.
    WolfsingerDarkpixie99
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    Politics and video games never mix...

    People and American politicians slamming Blizzard and the NBA this week. People are dumb. Businesses try to stay neutral in broader politics as they don't want to hurt their markets. I see no reason why Blizzard can't ban the player and the NBA issue a statement on their stance over their issue.

    People of the 21st century are too easily manipulated from what is right and what is wrong. Their stubbornness and the acceptance of faulty logic is what causes all these conflicts around the world.

    Honestly, the best way to handle that situation is to cut to commercial, claim a technical error, then cut off the feed.
    Then you quietly fire him a few days or a week later, and no one can question it.
    But yes, they said he broke the terms of his agreement or whatever.

    No, toxic social media in the 21st century always has its way.

    Proof in the pudding, I suppose...
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Politics and video games never mix...

    People and American politicians slamming Blizzard and the NBA this week. People are dumb. Businesses try to stay neutral in broader politics as they don't want to hurt their markets. I see no reason why Blizzard can't ban the player and the NBA issue a statement on their stance over their issue.

    People of the 21st century are too easily manipulated from what is right and what is wrong. Their stubbornness and the acceptance of faulty logic is what causes all these conflicts around the world.

    Honestly, the best way to handle that situation is to cut to commercial, claim a technical error, then cut off the feed.
    Then you quietly fire him a few days or a week later, and no one can question it.
    But yes, they said he broke the terms of his agreement or whatever.

    No, toxic social media in the 21st century always has its way.

    Proof in the pudding, I suppose...

    That's also toxic control of social media. Double the poison.
    Darkpixie99
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    edited October 11, 2019
    That's also toxic control of social media. Double the poison.

    Huh. It got worse. Four hours ago:
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    Yesterday, on NBA Twitter Moment.
    Yesterday, on Blizzard Twitter Moment.

    Inside Gaming's coverage:

    Also, Sesame Street had a Twitter Moment.


  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    That's also toxic control of social media. Double the poison.

    Huh. It got worse. Four hours ago:
    giphy.gif

    Yesterday, on NBA Twitter Moment.
    Yesterday, on Blizzard Twitter Moment.

    Inside Gaming's coverage:

    Also, Sesame Street had a Twitter Moment.


    Social media kills humanity and brain cells.
    WolfsingerDarkpixie99
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    Social media kills humanity and brain cells.

    I use social media to stay informed, but Youtube has yet to disappoint me.

  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Social media kills humanity and brain cells.

    I use social media to stay informed, but Youtube has yet to disappoint me.

    Youtube is for entertainment, not for news.
    Darkpixie99
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    Youtube is for entertainment, not for news.

    I hear it's for fashion now...
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Youtube is for entertainment, not for news.

    I hear it's for fashion now...

    No, it's for Helsa's Mabinogi Jousting Tournaments
    Darkpixie99
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Youtube is for entertainment, not for news.

    I hear it's for fashion now...

    No, it's for Helsa's Mabinogi Jousting Tournaments

    Your check is in the mail.
    Darkpixie99Kensamaofmari
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Youtube is for entertainment, not for news.

    I hear it's for fashion now...

    No, it's for Helsa's Mabinogi Jousting Tournaments

    Your check is in the mail.

    Thanks boss!
    Darkpixie99
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    edited October 11, 2019
    Politics and video games never mix...

    The fact that Epic Games of any company is criticizing Blizzard is absurd, given that they are a subsidiary under the control of Tencent, which doubtlessly has ties within the PRC Communist party.

    I am not defending what Blizzard said, given that I am not interested in finding out what it is, but seriously, I like Blizzard a lot more than Epic Games. Trying to get cheap internet points by criticizing a company that hasn't tried to screw over gamers nearly as much as Epic has recently is just anger-inducing.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Politics and video games never mix...

    The fact that Epic Games of any company is criticizing Blizzard is absurd, given that they are a subsidiary under the control of Tencent, which doubtlessly has ties within the PRC Communist party.

    I am not defending what Blizzard said, given that I am not interested in finding out what it is, but seriously, I like Blizzard a lot more than Epic Games. Trying to get cheap internet points by criticizing a company that hasn't tried to screw over gamers nearly as much as Epic has recently is just anger-inducing.

    People using the claim that certain corporations having ties to a political party and government is using faulty logic. Just because certain individuals are members of a political party does not mean they are controlled by the government. And as a result, this is how certain groups with an agenda accomplish their goals by feeding material to the public and abusing their credibility to make claims that may not be true to gain support. In other words, this is called propaganda.
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    edited October 11, 2019
    Politics and video games never mix...

    The fact that Epic Games of any company is criticizing Blizzard is absurd, given that they are a subsidiary under the control of Tencent, which doubtlessly has ties within the PRC Communist party.

    I am not defending what Blizzard said, given that I am not interested in finding out what it is, but seriously, I like Blizzard a lot more than Epic Games. Trying to get cheap internet points by criticizing a company that hasn't tried to screw over gamers nearly as much as Epic has recently is just anger-inducing.

    People using the claim that certain corporations having ties to a political party and government is using faulty logic. Just because certain individuals are members of a political party does not mean they are controlled by the government. And as a result, this is how certain groups with an agenda accomplish their goals by feeding material to the public and abusing their credibility to make claims that may not be true to gain support. In other words, this is called propaganda.

    A claim doesn't rely on reasoning in that way. It is simply a positive statement about the world as it is. I suppose a claim can be made with regards to hernuitics of assumptions ala "to assume is to make an ass out of you and me".

    With which I base my claim on the PRC's Communist Party's track record (It should be noted that the communist party is the sole party in power, as in the only party that's effectively legal) and Tencent's financial and political clout. It is a very powerful multinational corporation.

    I am honestly not sure what it is that you are saying about my previous statement. I am stupid, but can you tie it in a way I can understand?
  • Darkpixie99Darkpixie99
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    Either way, oof...
  • JulieJulie
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    Politics and video games never mix...

    People and American politicians slamming Blizzard and the NBA this week. People are dumb. Businesses try to stay neutral in broader politics as they don't want to hurt their markets. I see no reason why Blizzard can't ban the player and the NBA issue a statement on their stance over their issue.

    People of the 21st century are too easily manipulated from what is right and what is wrong. Their stubbornness and the acceptance of faulty logic is what causes all these conflicts around the world.

    Not only was he banned, but the price money was taken away, and the interviewers got fired despite them not being involved on his views, their response also only made it worse. One could say that Blizzard tried to please China a bit too hard and it made everyone upset over it.
    Darkpixie99Wolfsinger
  • SherriSherri
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    I like to stay neutral though all this (of course supporting Hong Kong) but seeing all these memes of Blizzard is kinda funny.
    I think I'm just a cruel person though sometimes
    Darkpixie99Wolfsinger
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Sherri wrote: »
    I like to stay neutral though all this (of course supporting Hong Kong) but seeing all these memes of Blizzard is kinda funny.
    I think I'm just a cruel person though sometimes

    If supporting democracy means to hurt people who do not support your movement, I don't know what democracy is anymore.
    Darkpixie99
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    edited October 12, 2019
    Sherri wrote: »
    I like to stay neutral though all this (of course supporting Hong Kong) but seeing all these memes of Blizzard is kinda funny.
    I think I'm just a cruel person though sometimes

    If supporting democracy means to hurt people who do not support your movement, I don't know what democracy is anymore.

    I am honestly not sure what is happening, but if I have to something troubling about democracy, it is that prerequisite would be the legalized means to seek a redress of grievance. A democratic system only works when there are avenues available for everyone to address their concerns; of course, if no such avenues effectively exist, then one isn't really living in a democracy, now are they?

    To which resistance, even forceful resistance, may have a place, however the propensity it is to devolve into demagogues turned would-be tyrants trying to wrestle power away from one another.

    In short, violence is abhorrent within a democracy, but it is an entirely different scenario to fight for it, rather. Whether or not the latter is justified depends on how we view certain conflicts. Sometimes, one must pick the gun up so that everyone can learn to put it down, to be blunt about my views.

    Of course, there are issues where democracy is itself the masses oppressing the minorities, but that is a tangential topic.
    Wolfsinger
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Sherri wrote: »
    I like to stay neutral though all this (of course supporting Hong Kong) but seeing all these memes of Blizzard is kinda funny.
    I think I'm just a cruel person though sometimes

    If supporting democracy means to hurt people who do not support your movement, I don't know what democracy is anymore.

    I am honestly not sure what is happening, but if I have to something troubling about democracy, it is that prerequisite would be the legalized means to seek a redress of grievance. A democratic system only works when there are avenues available for everyone to address their concerns; of course, if no such avenues effectively exist, then one isn't really living in a democracy, now are they?

    To which resistance, even forceful resistance, may have a place, however the propensity it is to devolve into demagogues turned would-be tyrants trying to wrestle power away from one another.

    In short, violence is abhorrent within a democracy, but it is an entirely different scenario to fight for it, rather. Whether or not the latter is justified depends on how we view certain conflicts. Sometimes, one must pick the gun up so that everyone can learn to put it down, to be blunt about my views.

    Of course, there are issues where democracy is itself the masses oppressing the minorities, but that is a tangential topic.

    But in this situation, most people don't even look at the full picture and immediately back the side that supposedly has grievances. And I believe that is very wrong.