International Blizzard games accused of blocking people from deleting accounts. Sounds illegal.

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  1. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt Platinum Member

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    Blizzard accused of blocking gamers from deleting accounts


    “So now Blizzard have disabled ALL FOUR authentication methods to actively stop people from deleting their accounts. This is beyond disgusting. Spread awareness of this. #BoycottBlizzard,” @Espsilverfire2 tweeted.

    https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/blizzard-hong-kong/?amp

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    Can anyone verify this?

    This seems very illegal if true.

    Fuck the Communist Chinese government!

    And fuck Blizzard!

    Discuss........
     
  2. sabretruth

    sabretruth Gold Belt

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    That's shitty of Blizzard if true. People should always be able to delete their online accounts.
     
  3. JudoThrowFiasco

    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Deactivate vs delete - know the difference before signing for any subscribtion based model. Especially online
     
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  4. panamaican

    panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Why would anyone want to delete their Blizzard accounts? There will be a Diablo IV in about 10 years...just be patient.
     
  5. K-Bag

    K-Bag If life gives you lemons you make potato salad.

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    This whole situation is golden, 5% of Blizzard is owned by Tencent the biggest Chinese game developer but 40% of Epic is owned by them and they said they won't ban players for political speech.
     
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  6. bobgeese

    bobgeese Gold Belt

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    Playing vidya games?

    <{clintugh}>


    Go learn something.



    PS. Fuck China too.
     
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  7. MicroBrew

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    On a serious note: Blizzard wants to nip in the bud any viral attempt at showing displeasure for Blizzard kowtowing to the PRC. If the movement goes viral, that is a huge problem/loss for Blizzard.

    I haven't been on Blizzard in years, since my DOTA and Warcraft 3 days.
     
  8. Staph infection

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    Video games in moderation are a great way to unwind and enjoy some relaxation.
     
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    Have you tried meth and bingo?
     
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  11. Richie Madano

    Richie Madano Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Who cares? Just unsubscribe and stop logging in. This affects your life in no way.
     
  12. Low Test With da Best

    Low Test With da Best Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Hahaha! This got me, thanks for that!

    Funny enough, when doing a web search for Diablo 4, engine returns Diablo 3 results..."stop clogging up our search mainframes with this BS and just play the game y'all cried for for 11 years, nerds!" <Lmaoo>
    Screenshot_20191010-135057_1.jpg
     
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  13. BudKing8806

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    Diablo 2 was the shiznit tho.
     
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  14. The ScorpioN

    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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  16. ElKarlo

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    Chianti is playing it's hand too hard. This is just showing what a sensitive beast the country is. It can't unilaterally make it slows and rules be enforced overseas. By doing so it shows things like free HK make it nervous. And companies like blizzard and the NBA are falling over themselves to suck that China D, it's shameful and they should be made to pay via the people boycotting
     
  17. surrealworlds

    surrealworlds <-----Jaime Koeppe----you're welcome

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    You dont care that China is exerting direct and obvious influence over American companies?
     
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  18. Mondo Freaks

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  19. Trotsky

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    What the fuck?

    After looking this up (not a gamer, so I didn't know what Blizzard was), sanctioning and fining that guy for supporting Hong Kong is incredibly out of line.

    It's weird, though, that this is the one liberatory cause that American conservatives apparently care about after hair flipping at every other oppressed group seeking liberation in modern history, from the Jews in the 1930s-40s, to Palestinians since the creation of Israel, to colonial Africa, to Cuba, etc.
     
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  20. Trotsky

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    That's misleading and/or outright incorrect. There's a difference between directly asserting control and a company kowtowing to your interests because they want your business.
     

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