Blizzard’s Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident


  1. Livermush


    File a charge-back with your Credit Card issuer. Blizzard has to legally address each charge back individually and only has a certain amount of time to answer each one.
    Imagine a few hundred thousand disputes to answer in writing…

    This will cause their processors to increase their risk assessment and charge more for processing.

  2. catsandcheetos


    Their stocks have been declining since this happened, but I know stocks aren’t the best way to measure a company’s profitability tho. Guess we’ll see in a few weeks how this BS little stunt impacts their project margins but it’s not looking good based on the sheer amount of people that seem to be cancelling subscriptions and protesting games in this and other threads I’ve seen on this issue. Really doesn’t look good for an American company to suck China’s ass in such a public fashion, I’m glad people are pissed and calling them out for it

  3. 2e7en_


    I tried to delete my account and after one single try to do a SMS activation it said this “Due to too many attempts, SMS Protect Code has been locked. Please try another method for verification.” How fishy.

  4. ovjho


    I tried to deactivate my account today and SMS verification and authenticator verification weren’t working.

    They had the audacity to request I send them a picture of my government ID to cancel.

    There’s not a chance in hell I’m sending that to a company I’m trying to leave for their sell out attitude to China.

    There’s no easy way to remove my info, is this teetering on a legal issue?

  5. LiquidMotion


    The article suggests Blizzard was trying to avoid being banned like Southpark was, so if the Mei memes make it onto real news outlets they just might work at getting Overwatch banned

  6. Sektor30


    Remember people, if youre gonna boycott blizzard, activision is the same company so dont go boycotting blizzard to rush off and buy call of duty immediately.

  7. RustyKumquats


    Anyone find it weird that they request a picture of your government ID to delete your account? Like my email and all of the other info I gave when I made it wasn’t enough?

  8. Activision Blizzard, apparently, was trying to find a new ways to ruin their player’s lives. This time in the form of supporting human abuses instead of bilking people using psychological manipulation.

    It’s only a matter of time before they hit that money ceiling and there is only one way to go from there. This may not be the beginning of the end for them (and others like them) but this is what it will look like.

    Burn and burn hard, *******.

    Solidarity to the workers and anyone who has no say in this but will ultimately be swept up in. Unionize. We support you. We support Hong Kong. We support the people. We support free speech.

  9. samdubbs


    Has blizzard even come out with any statements regarding all the backlash? Or are they still meeting with their PR company to figure out what to say?

  10. Dman125


    **** em, glad I’m not contributing to their pot o gold anymore. Historically the gaming community is really shitty at hanging up the addiction to teach a shitty company a lesson. For once I’ve got my fingers crossed this time is different.

  11. pro-guillotine


    “Screw-up” is far, far too generous a term to describe what this actually is, which is a corporation literally putting profits over people and banking on their customers to be too stupid or dead inside to feel any empathy toward the people of Hong Kong or the genocide / organ harvesting happening in China.

    Calling this a mistake does not convey the monstrous callousness these executives showed when it was decided that even a genocidal police state is not worth hurting the bottom line.

  12. w8cycle


    Ironically, Communist China is using Capitalistic companies’ love of money to censor free speech so that they can spread Communism in a place that was Capitalist.

    Time for a retro review! Let’s see what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future.

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