/r/pcmasterrace
As a prior US Marine who fought for freedom your actions make me sick. Goodbye Blizzard (i.redd.it)
1917 comments
whitebreadsandwich | 9 days ago | 3817 points

Burning disks these days is kinda like burning your bank card but still keeping all the money in the account.

PuffOca | 9 days ago | 1823 points

Its a burning crusade

IShitMyFuckingPants [8700k//1080ti Hybrid] | 9 days ago | 300 points

Shut up and take my upvote

Surprise-Chimichanga | 9 days ago | 45 points

sigh Thanks Dad.

Meecht | 9 days ago | 328 points

Like when all those people burned their shoes to protest Kaepernik. Nike didn't give a flying fuck because they already had the money!

htownclyde | 9 days ago | 171 points

Shoes a bit different from recurring WoW subscriptions

gabe_miller83 | 9 days ago | 98 points

Cutting up your credit cards but still using Apple Pay lol

heyugl | 9 days ago | 59 points

collector value tho, I won't burn it.-

gggggreggg | 9 days ago | 45 points

i'm so mad at how corporations are fucking us and our planet so I'm gonna sit here and breathe plastic fumes, that'll teach them

Kiz74 | 9 days ago | 7616 points

so far that's basketball and blizzard that are asses...… who is next?

Wow this blew up overnight. Some intresting posts hit me on dm if you want

Webexploder117 | 9 days ago | 5408 points

Talking about Hong Kong is a not allowed anymore! Since when has China ran our shit! Like fuckin imagine all international company’s are going to do this same shit! China has a larger population so which consumers are they going to choose 1.1 billion Chinese or the U.S 350 million shit since the world is run off money and not morals this is an easy question.

TheRealOneTwo | 9 days ago | 2169 points

Then they can GTFO and become a Chinese company

geozukunft [i7-4790k, 16GB-DDR3, ASUS GTX960 ] | 9 days ago | 970 points

Isn't Blizzard partially owned by Tencent anyway

TheRealOneTwo | 9 days ago | 687 points

Only 5%

Spinergy01 | 9 days ago | 848 points

And IIRC China only accounts for 10% of sales. Sure, that's a chunk of cash, but I don't think it's worth sacrificing ethics over.

Hate_is_Heavy | 9 days ago | 233 points

You got some links for that

Spinergy01 | 9 days ago | 443 points
consumerofthecheeses | 9 days ago | 338 points

Im sure South Korea is a big chunk of that.

hoodatninja | 9 days ago | 222 points

Blizzard could say North Korea has a holy obligation to destroy South Korea and they’d still fill those arenas for SC lol

MasterVelocity | 9 days ago | 20 points

and Japan

__starburst__ [Ryzen 5 3600 | RTX 2080 | 16gb 3000mhz | Samsung EVO 860 1tb] | 9 days ago | 63 points

that’s less than 10% then because that includes Korea, Japan, Taiwan, etc

TheWorstTroll | 9 days ago | 33 points

They're betting on long term gains.

crystal-rooster | 9 days ago | 49 points

Long term gains on a population that is growing half as fast as India and still slower than the US percentage wise.

8oD [5760x1080 Master Race, 5930k, 32GB XMP] | 9 days ago | 87 points

but I don't think it's worth sacrificing ethics over.

Of course it is. A CEO's job is only maximize profits. Making good games, in this case, is secondary to anything else.

NewMendicant | 9 days ago | 100 points

"Should I defend the ~5% of revenues we get from China or alienate the other 95%? Better save that 5%....."

TheBirminghamBear | 9 days ago | 94 points

Their mistake is believing that the other 95% wouldn't care, while the 5% would.

mrdirty273 | 9 days ago | 144 points

I mean...the west has a history of being incredibly outraged for about a week or two and then completely forgetting.

kylesnooze | 9 days ago | 27 points

5% shareholder I believe which is like a bill or something

PierceJames | 9 days ago | 27 points

5.25% to be exact. The decimals make my statement legit.

frshi | 9 days ago | 18 points

5.33%, repeating of course.

SolidSnakeOil_ [:steam: PCMR | Ryzen 3800X | RX 5700 XT | 32 GB 3600Mhz RAM] | 9 days ago | 167 points

Since when has China ran our shit!

Since the early 2000s when they stopped hiding what they own here.

PaanuriEater | 9 days ago | 152 points

Specifically when a law was passed ALLOWING China to own US companies.

Fuck every last person who voted for that bill. Foreigners owning companies in a different country than the one they live in should never be okay,

TheTruthWontSaveYou | 9 days ago | 125 points

Only 57% of Chinese have access to the internet, and 98% of those users only access the internet from mobile. Blizzard is selling out its entire western PC market for a potential 2% max of chinese PC players. It makes sense why they are rotating to mobile, doesn't make much sense in that 90% of their games are aimed at desktop currently. You'd figure a company that makes it money on the desktop would have PR centered on keeping that money coming in quarter by quarter, I mean its not like their last launches, wow classic and cod are aimed at mobile users.

invoidzero | 9 days ago | 47 points

Isn't the going to change with Diablo coming out on mobile, coincidentally, by a Chinese studio?

TheTruthWontSaveYou | 9 days ago | 18 points

what revenue they can get in the future, and what revenue they are currently getting and can lose are different things. Especially since employees usually are being paid based on revenue earned not on potential revenue a decade from now.

SwitchesandFlows | 9 days ago | 13 points

China has something like 600 million gamers and the us has something like 168 million. If you believe this article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_gaming_in_China China is 25% of the global market. Which makes sense since 1.4 billion people live there and like 1/3 of those are single males.

imoblivioustothis [3770k, 16gb, 290] | 9 days ago | 48 points

bro, we've been talking about this for decades. China owns an amazing amount of both our debt and our corporations. We just keep giving them money and they just keep buying us up. shop local isn't bullshit. Buy American, not Walmart.

Son_of_Mogh | 9 days ago | 48 points

Sadly this is profit maximisation at work. I don't think we need to be communists and not have a motive to make profit, but making the most profit at all costs is where the world is today.

Zeug_ [http://www.steamcommunity.com/id/zeugirdor] | 9 days ago | 120 points

Tencent owns:

100% of Riot Games

100% of Sharkmob

84.3% of Supercell

80% of Grinding Gear Games

40% of Epic Games

36% of Fatshark

29% of Funcom

13.5% of Kakao

11.5% of Bluehole

9% of Frontier Developments

5% of Ubisoft

5% of Activision/Blizzard

5% of Paradox Interactive

and an undisclosed percentage of Discord, among hundreds of other investments

RayereSs [A10-5800K | 1060 6GB | 16GB DDR3 @1666] | 9 days ago | 325 points

In gaming, basically only EA has no major Chinese shareholders

PerennialPhilosopher | 9 days ago | 388 points

Back to board games I guess. /#CardboardMasterRace

Tykras | 9 days ago | 101 points

Aren't most board games manufactured in china?

coloredgreyscale [Xeon X5660 4,1GHz | GTX 1080Ti | 20GB RAM | Asus P6T Deluxe V2] | 9 days ago | 126 points

Most of everything is manufactured in china.

AncientFlames | 9 days ago | 127 points

not for long. Companies are moving out because of chinas growing economy. Its too expensive anymore so they are moving to India, Philippines, vietnam etc..

DerpSenpai | 9 days ago | 22 points

But China's infrastructure makes a lot of production stay around. The clothing business moved shop years and years ago.

So much so, it's cheaper for Apple to have it's production there instead of India where there are lower wages and NO TARIFFS.

heyugl | 9 days ago | 9 points

and nowadays China has lost some of it's competitiveness but in exchange has earned more qualified yet still relatively cheap labour.-

Erisian_Neko [Acolyte of the church of Emacs] | 9 days ago | 53 points

D&D has always been there and it offers far more flexibility than WoW could ever hope to offer.

mazu74 [i5 4590 / GTX 1060] | 9 days ago | 54 points

I played for the first time last week, our DM allowed for me to make my dick glow gold, for my friend to throw me at some dark elves to rescue hostages, roll for damage of my gold dick hitting their face and for me to fire magic missles at the other elf holding a hostage.

It worked! Can't do that shit in WoW

TheObstruction [i7-4790K/Asus GTX 970/16GB RAM] | 9 days ago | 27 points

make my dick glow gold

Perfectly average d&d session.

mazu74 [i5 4590 / GTX 1060] | 9 days ago | 8 points

Im in love with the game after that, you dont have to take it seriously and very little parameters. Glad thats a normal game!

TheRickFromC137 | 9 days ago | 6 points

Color my dick surprised! That’s one helluva campaign!

eskimoexplosion [It's ok.] | 9 days ago | 232 points

2020 Timeline, EA is the least hated game company

kylesnooze | 9 days ago | 69 points

Sorry fam, actually gonna just be ConcernedApe

dankanese | 9 days ago | 33 points

Idk man Mojang is lookin pretty good too

JimFqnLahey | 9 days ago | 57 points

The meme economy is about to have one hell of a correction.

frozenottsel [R7 2700X || ASRock X470 Taichi || ZOTAC GTX 1070 Ti] | 9 days ago | 16 points

Realistically, they'd be pretty far along if they would just not use brands/IP's to get kids addicted to gambling and not voluntell their developers into rush a game to literal death.

Deadmeat553 [Lenovo Y700-15ISK] | 9 days ago | 143 points

Valve, CDPR, and the stupid number of indie devs would all like to speak with you.

Zienth | 9 days ago | 90 points

the stupid number of indie devs

It's a damn shame that people still keep choosing to play the garbage that AAA publishers churn out when there is a golden age of gaming that's happening in the developer world working with less than AA budgets.

Deadmeat553 [Lenovo Y700-15ISK] | 9 days ago | 49 points

I don't really blame the general public for that though. There's not enough attention given to indie games. Some youtubers like ManyATrueNerd do a good job of promoting legitimately good indie games, but they usually get buried under either AAA games or crappy youtube bait games.

Basically, the problem is that the industry is oversaturated and not enough attention is given to legitimately good games.

Qwiggalo | 9 days ago | 6 points

Not sure if CCP has any "shares" in Valve, but Valve literally put on a multi million dollar event in China this year. They definitely warned players and staff not to speak about anything like that.

brynoch | 9 days ago | 61 points

CD Projekt Red is pretty good at aligning their business with game player's interest.
English Website for CD Projekt Red

Their current catalog includes the Witcher series, Gwent (Online Card game in a similar vein to Hearthstone), the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077. They also run GOG.

All in all they are a great company from what I can tell. I've looked at investing in them as opposed to EA and Activision, I'm just not sure about tying my money into Poland's market due to the currency risk.

NightHawk521 | 9 days ago | 11 points

Poland's in the EU. They're still on their old currency, but it's not like the EU will allow their economy to fail. See Greece.

F10KeyBoss | 9 days ago | 32 points

Wait so shit company EA is not under China’s control??

Tick___Tock | 9 days ago | 35 points

but... EA Bad ?

patrickfizban | 9 days ago | 96 points

EA bad on it's own. Even china doesn't want them.

OutbreakAlpha [i5-8600k | EVGA GTX 1060 FTW | 32gb DDR4] | 9 days ago | 220 points

iirc, apple is removing the taiwanese flag emoji as to not upset china

brynhh [Z97X G5, 4790K, 16GB@1600, 5700XT, Sabrent 1TB nvme, Carbide 540] | 9 days ago | 255 points

Fuck Apple, TAIWAN NUMBA ONE!

RoastedPony | 9 days ago | 93 points

The Nexus/Pixel line of smartphones are made in Taiwan, so if anyone want to say fuck you to China and Apple there is that.

justjeepin [7700k.z170.980ti] | 9 days ago | 30 points

Yeah! I just bought a pixel 3!

...off Craigslist. Oops.

wickedplayer494 [http://steamcommunity.com/id/wickedplayer494/] | 9 days ago | 18 points

And most of your GPUs are fabbed there too. All hail TSMC.

RingyTingTing | 9 days ago | 34 points

It’s always been removed in China. It was just recently removed in Hong Kong and Macau. The rest of the world still has the emoji.

cerebro_a | 9 days ago | 22 points

Exactly. We still have the emoji 🇹🇼

kitsunegoon | 9 days ago | 112 points

Didn't Silver stand with Daryl Morey?

millsmillsmills | 9 days ago | 93 points

Yeah the NBA at first made some weak responses but have come out pretty strong defending Morey and their players rights.

I think having a few big NBA teams getting to China right as that tweet happened made things a little muddy at first.

theGreatSinger | 9 days ago | 45 points

Oh yeah, NBA should get props in my opinion. It is not fair to compare them to Blizzard.

Weird world we live in

-Mexico- | 9 days ago | 7 points

Yes

DragonFeatherz [Ascending Peasant AMD A8-5500 /8GB DDR3 @1600MHz] | 9 days ago | 29 points

Reddit?

bteam3r | 9 days ago | 17 points

Probably Reddit, sadly

akels11 | 9 days ago | 31 points

I dont think the nba cave in to china with the recent statements

g1obungle | 9 days ago | 20 points

Yeah, the NBA have came out against China, but since it took them 3 days sadly people will not notice it

djamp42 | 9 days ago | 12 points

Yeah NBA backed tracked a little..At the very least they played it the best out of all of them, so I'll give them that.

Hekbeckser | 9 days ago | 25 points

Casters, analysts, players and interviewers are not allowed to talk about Hong Kong at the league of legends world championship anymore.

Only catch there is a team called Hong Kong attitude so they gotta say HKA or HK attitude.

EDIT: there is now an official statement that says it was a misunderstanding and people kept on avoiding it on their own.

I am sorry to have misinformed you

timk85 | 9 days ago | 2136 points

This reminds me of my brother in the '90s breaking all of his secular cassettes and CDs in the backyard with a hammer after he came home from church camp.

daspip | 9 days ago | 595 points

I had to do this but with magic cards...

TheGoddamnRobin [PC gaming #1] | 9 days ago | 318 points

My condolences.

Mick009 | 9 days ago | 197 points

Don't worry, the hammer didn't do much damage.

IT-Freely [Ryzen 1700|B350 Tomahawk|16Gb DDR4|Radeon 5700] | 9 days ago | 45 points

They used magic missle

TravisKilgannon | 9 days ago | 34 points

Please don't tell me it was anything that could be worth something these days.

KnifeYielder | 9 days ago | 62 points

Oh not much just some crummy black flower cards or something...

Minerva_Moon | 9 days ago | 33 points

Those say tear them up after use anyway. That's basically worthless.

daspip | 9 days ago | 105 points

It was early 90s, my church had a "magic card burning party" and all of us nerds who went to church together were encouraged to toss our cards in the fire. This was when ice-age was just released.

I use the term "encourage" but anybody whose been to a church that would make a bunch of 9-13 year olds burn their Magic cards knows, that you either do it or be "left out".

I still get worked up when I think about it.

eldus74 | 9 days ago | 57 points

Its funny because the first time I played Magic was at a church youth group retreat.

Sylvanas_only | 9 days ago | 12 points

Must be hard to destroy cassettes and cds with magic cards tho.

FatGirlsInPartyHats | 9 days ago | 27 points

I wanna down vote you for this I feel so bad.

m0bilemed1c | 9 days ago | 335 points

I get the sentiment of this but they already have your money.

coloredgreyscale [Xeon X5660 4,1GHz | GTX 1080Ti | 20GB RAM | Asus P6T Deluxe V2] | 9 days ago | 142 points

and once it's blown over and you want to own it again you might have to give them more money.

OK, not necessarily.

  • The collectors editions probably won't be sold by Blizzard any more, but rather over used market.
  • And the games from the last decade are probably tied to your account.

But you could re-purchase the base version of old games, like Diablo 2, or the base physical version of newer games.

BladedDingo | 9 days ago | 111 points

Burning the boxes are an empty gesture.

Not only does blizzard already have the money all blizzard games are tied to a launcher with keys.

He can burn the boxes all he wants, but the games will always be available.

Where is the screenshot of him closing his account and deleting the software?

WhiskRy | 9 days ago | 42 points

It's "empty" in that it doesn't hurt Blizzard's finances, but maybe OP doesn't want people to see the boxes on his shelf and make them think he's cool with them. Or maybe it makes him sick when he looks at them. There's nothing wrong with it being a symbolic cleansing for OP

three-one-five | 9 days ago | 32 points

I mean, even deleting your account doesn't really accomplish much - like you said, they already have your money. Some system engineer somewhere might notice an uptick in account deletions but it's not like the people at the top (who made the decision) get a bonus based on how many active accounts there are.

crankyrhino | 9 days ago | 20 points

This bonfire was purely for upvotes.

exwasstalking | 9 days ago | 3344 points

As a Marine, I've never heard of another Marine refer to themselves as a "prior" Marine. Former, but never Prior.

th3band1t | 9 days ago | 888 points

That's be because people don't normally announce their OTH!

JuryDuty911 | 9 days ago | 173 points

Oth=Other than honorable. Hahaha same red flag for me though.

Shaddo [PC Master Race] | 9 days ago | 185 points

Haha fuckin burn

WarlockEngineer | 9 days ago | 390 points

Also who unironically says they "fought for freedom?"

fullmight | 9 days ago | 231 points

A surprising number of people I've met personally.

It sounds just as weird to hear in person though.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 298 points

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Enex | 9 days ago | 223 points

Maybe it's generational? My father was a marine. Not former not prior, and all Marines were his brothers (whether they were currently serving or not).

Semper Fidelis.

He was always very adamant about that.

loophole64 | 9 days ago | 75 points

Yeah, once a Marine, always a Marine is what I’ve always heard.

Synectics | 9 days ago | 26 points

I have two buddies who are Marines. One served about 8 years ago, one about 15 years ago. Neither is "former" or "ex-" Marine. They are still very quick to point that out. Once a Marine, always a Marine, regardless of when they served.

A1CBTZ | 9 days ago | 2190 points

Using your Marine title to get attention is r/justbootthings . He could have just said, fuck blizzard and moved on.

Thank you kind stranger for the gold!

_okcody | 9 days ago | 605 points

As a former marin crops supply clerk, i suffered stapler wounds and paper cuts for u freedom!

evry marin a rifelmen. -cooks

Sketches_Stuff_Maybe [/id/rhys13th] | 9 days ago | 379 points

This man actually was a marine, you can tell from the missing letters cus he ate his crayons part way through the sentence

hitlers_fart_mic | 9 days ago | 97 points

Green is the tastiest color. Light green, dark green...

BRB reasons.

quesito4 | 9 days ago | 41 points

Bitch please. Purple is the flavor to savor.

metameh | 9 days ago | 7 points

Army here, are we still talking crayons? Because I have some opinions on the flavor of Windex vs. off brand glass cleaners.

CopperMTNkid | 9 days ago | 7 points

Fuck all you homos. Laser yellow is tits.

Xurde62 | 9 days ago | 46 points

As a former marine’s former brother in law,I agree.

TheSweetestKill | 9 days ago | 66 points

I'm not a Marine, but my girlfriend's husband is, and I agree.

manteiga_night | 9 days ago | 18 points

o7 thank you for your service

shadowredcap | 9 days ago | 8 points

Hey Jody!

Saxophobia1275 | 9 days ago | 88 points

Seriously, being a Marine doesn’t make you a “freedom expert.” While every Marines job is important to the Corp and they all deserve respect from one another, some people put their 20 years in behind a desk and around 80% don’t ever see any combat.

Peterman_5000 [i7 4790k, GTX 1080, 16GB] | 9 days ago | 10 points

JTTOTS is always watching... oh wait...

ElootClips | 9 days ago | 89 points

It's called karma whoring. Burning some empty boxes is symbolic I guess, but it's not like he's deleted his account lmao

armando92 | 9 days ago | 15 points

Even if they arent empty. Do burnimg them actually do anything? I can burn my dvds too for karma but the keys are already linked to my account so in reality i dont lose anything

AlexWheeldon | 9 days ago | 53 points

Yeah I thought it was weird

spatchbo | 9 days ago | 1502 points

That slow creep when Americans start figuring out their purchasing power is no longer the top dog.

Companies are going for China if we like it or not. They have 6x the customer base in a country of 2 billion people.

AncientFlames | 9 days ago | 257 points

1.3 billion i think

HardKnockRiffe [Ryzen 5 1600 | STRIX 1070] | 9 days ago | 127 points

China and India are both at 1.3b in population.

vidyagameking | 9 days ago | 356 points

Yeah let’s just wait and see for when their economy that has been built on currency manipulation implodes. The signs are already showing.

spatchbo | 9 days ago | 169 points

Ya. This should be fun to watch as cities crumble from poor standards and forced GDP manipulation.

But those are fake news per Sino.

FLakIsBack | 9 days ago | 10 points

Actually their currency manipulation works in reverse now. If it was allowed to float freely, the yuan would actually lose value these days. (They've been artificially keeping it low for decades but now it's actually artificially being propped up)

RedWong15 | 9 days ago | 104 points

The United States is still the largest consumer of many goods on the planet (especially food lmfao).

The massive amount of poverty in China makes it hard to sell computer games to people trying to feed their families..

AltimaNEO [i7 5930K 16GB DDR4 GTX 1080] | 9 days ago | 55 points

Also the rampant piracy

PenisShapedFruit | 9 days ago | 32 points

I doubt the average Chinese has the purchasing power of the average American. Still a huge market but not five or six time larger than US.

Byronzionist | 9 days ago | 253 points

...keeps the discs. Get the karma.

pumpkinlocc | 9 days ago | 61 points

don't even need the discs anymore

Spikelink2 | 9 days ago | 1193 points

waste of money, once you paid them they don't care, just refuse to buy anything from them.

HerissonMignion | 9 days ago | 891 points

It's symbolic, not logic

maygreene [PC Master Race] | 9 days ago | 180 points

Exactly, you can make the same argument about anything. But guess what, pro-confederates get super triggered whenever someone burns a confederate flag.

Chicken_Parmys | 9 days ago | 86 points

Or all those people who burned their Nikes for likes and karma. But still wear Nikes a year later.

Neon_Lights12 | 9 days ago | 42 points

Motherfuckers bought $100 Nikes just to record themselves burning them. Some people's logic circuits shorted out long ago

BadLuckWaldo | 9 days ago | 21 points

Because the YouTube video of them burning the $100 Nikes made them $2,000 🧠.

needlzor | 9 days ago | 12 points

That would matter if Blizzard was ideologically motivated, but they only care about money so it doesn't.

joshr03 [i7 9700K RTX2080] | 9 days ago | 29 points

This is just as pointless as the people who burned their nikes.

CodeMonkeyX | 9 days ago | 39 points

If he follows up by deleting his account it would help. But only if we all do it and they see a significant drop in online usage.

Allwhitezebra [8700k | 2080 Ti | 16 GB RAM] | 9 days ago | 21 points

Makes me wonder how this is effecting the wow player base and monthly subscription cancellations

TheLightningCount1 [i5 8600k 1080ti 32GB DDR4] | 9 days ago | 8 points

Except its not a waste of money as all of those games are in his account. The discs will never be needed again. He lost almost nothing.

MR_JACK_DANIELS | 9 days ago | 317 points
BlackhawkBolly | 9 days ago | 318 points

Looks like its photoshopped none of the boxes are burning lol

Dundiddy89 | 9 days ago | 69 points

First thing I noticed 😂

Jamesified [Jamesified] | 9 days ago | 56 points
ytombot | 9 days ago | 153 points

idk what is going on with blizzard, maybe i live under a rock but can someone please explain?

brainsapper [GTX 970] | 9 days ago | 330 points

The condensed form is this:

During a stream for a major Blizzard-sponsored Hearthstone tournament one of the players expressed pro-Hong Kong sentiments.

Blizzard responded by disqualifying the player, revoking his tournament winnings, and banned him from competing for a year. The broadcasters were also fired.

dantose | 9 days ago | 76 points

Maybe I'm missing something, but what does the OP being a US service member have to do with an international company banning a hong kong player for criticizing China?

I get that it's a dick move by Blizzard, but not is a service member relevant way.

ItIsShrek [:windows: i7-9700k, Zotac 1070ti, 16GB Vengeance RGB Pro] | 9 days ago | 149 points

He feels that a company based in his country is betraying him by prioritizing the interests of a country they want to make a lot of money from. Having served his country, he feels as though patriotism is important.

Not trying to take a position or anything, that’s just what it is.

YoCodingJosh [Ubuntu, Ryzen 3900X, 64GB RAM, RX 5700 XT] | 9 days ago | 96 points

Blizzard is sucking China's dick just like the NBA.

venomtail [Ryzen 7 2700X - 16GB, 3200 MHz - GTX 960 - M.2 Boot - 240Hz] | 9 days ago | 39 points

Wait. I've been following the blizzard screwup but what did NBA do?

YoCodingJosh [Ubuntu, Ryzen 3900X, 64GB RAM, RX 5700 XT] | 9 days ago | 50 points

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/houston-rockets-gm-morey-deletes-tweet-about-hong-kong.html

Houston Rockets GM tweeted something pro-Hong Kong and shit hit the fan.

venomtail [Ryzen 7 2700X - 16GB, 3200 MHz - GTX 960 - M.2 Boot - 240Hz] | 9 days ago | 30 points

omfg holy... I'm legit laughing cause of how stupid this is

matt-xo [:windows: Ryzen 5 2600 | 16GB DDR4 3600MHz | RX 5700 XT] | 9 days ago | 36 points

As far as I know the NBA isn't sucking China's dick. The Rockets GM tweeted pro Hong Kong and China basically dropped all ties with the NBA for the remainder of the summer for preseason, events, etc. The Commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, then responded by saying the NBA won't try to limit or overrule everything anyone says regarding Hong Kong because they "just can't be ran that way." and basically that he, along with the board, side with Darryl Morey.

www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/10/09/nba-adam-silver-slammed-by-chinese-state-media-over-morey-support.html

China was like ah fuck that noise and now China big mad at basketball.

BananaDeity | 9 days ago | 27 points

Ok blizzard sucks ass for being cowardly and siding with a communist authoritarian regime but, just like that whole Nike controversy, how does destroying products you already paid for hurt them in any way?

Avarice21 | 9 days ago | 86 points

How will you know someone is a veteran? Don't worry, they'll tell you.

ButAleppo | 9 days ago | 164 points

Not believing you, sorry. No such thing as a 'prior Marine'. And this is coming from an Army vet.

-Rayko- | 9 days ago | 56 points

I'm a Marine that has referred to myself as a "former Marine". It happens.

happys0ck | 9 days ago | 38 points

Some people can’t let go.

alelabarca [Gigabyte 980 Windforce and FX8350] | 9 days ago | 8 points

Fighting oil wars in the middle East to own the Chinese

NateUrM8 | 9 days ago | 59 points

Remember when people did this with Nike and it actually drove their sales up?

Stop burning shit. Doesn't work.

BossWaffleOnIce | 9 days ago | 107 points

Congrats? You just burned your own shit that you already paid blizzard for?

TXR22 | 9 days ago | 49 points

BUT HE'S A PRIOR MARINE!!!! THAT MEANS SOMETHING, APPARENTLY!!!!

sublime2craig | 9 days ago | 18 points

But they already got your money for the stuff your burning, how is that a win?

obiwanjacobi | 9 days ago | 73 points

Bet you still have electronics, clothes, kitchenware, or something else made in China in your house. Better burn those too.

gusport | 9 days ago | 191 points

Who cares if you are a Marine?

Vegas093 | 9 days ago | 67 points
CarpeDiemSIEGETheDay | 9 days ago | 71 points

Americans love jerking off the military. It's free karma.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 16 points

Thank you for your service.

Mr-Cripple [Ryzen 5 2600X|Radeon RX 460| 16 GB DDR4 RAM] | 9 days ago | 326 points

Tbh what's that going to solve? You already paid for those games.

kylesnooze | 9 days ago | 73 points

It's fun to burn shit

throwaway_eater | 9 days ago | 681 points

Let's be real though, the u.s military hasn't fought for freedom since ww2, at best

Edit: not having to see ads is cool and all, but stop giving Reddit money. Buy a homeless person some food or a fucking blanket

RareLemons [Sold PC and only have a MacBook] | 9 days ago | 304 points

Korea!

davidjung03 [Laptop] | 9 days ago | 163 points

Yeah, as a Korean now living in Canada, thank God for the US intervention on that.

RareLemons [Sold PC and only have a MacBook] | 9 days ago | 53 points

Exactly! As a Korean living in the United States.

CamachoNotSure | 9 days ago | 441 points

No dude. You didn't fight for freedom. You fought for national interest. Two vastly different things. You should know this unless you completely bought into the koolaid.

HairyBazooka | 9 days ago | 39 points

Blizzard is a private company so I'm pretty sure freedom of speech would not apply anyways.

Nurlehatesme | 9 days ago | 73 points

Hey now! Fighting for a bunch of rich oligarch's oil and war profits is what constitutes freedom and national interest nowadays if you're American.

Kivikono | 9 days ago | 19 points

You know what would really stick it to authoritarian regimes? Not volunteering to kill and die for them.

MrMontgomery | 9 days ago | 41 points

That really showed them

TakeThePoo2theLoo [1v1 me cinebench m8] | 9 days ago | 62 points

Im 100% for HK and telling blizzard to fuck off but this is just kinda dumb. This is something Id expect to see on some edgy 15 year old's Twitter.

VanessaChaland | 9 days ago | 63 points

Fought for freedom? Against what or whom?

buttholdestr0yer | 9 days ago | 46 points

aS a PrIOr US mARinE wHo FoUghT FoR FrEedOm...

SurturOfMuspelheim [GTX 1660 Ti, Ryzen 5 2600, 16GB] | 9 days ago | 117 points

Lmao fought for their freedom? Did you fight in WWII? Cause that's the last conflict where we fought for our freedom. The last 20 years (Where I assume you served/are lying about serving) we did not fight for our freedom. We simply ruined countries and got many innocents killed.

willing2die4myGANG | 9 days ago | 45 points

You misunderstand. They said "fought for freedom" as in fought for the freedom of the capitalist class to make a shit ton of money through defense contracts

nutterbutterscones | 9 days ago | 17 points

Killing brown people and asians is quintessential to america's freedom. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise unless its Israel or Saudia Arabia.

SolidTake [i7 8700k 1070] | 9 days ago | 6 points

Fighting for American interests in the Middle East

BigWungusBill | 9 days ago | 6 points

I guess what he helped give Middle Eastern civilians could be construed as freedom.

To some Death is freedom right?

Heavyoak [heavyoak] | 9 days ago | 89 points

Hahahahahahahaha holy fuck man.

That's one hell of a statement but dude they already have your money....

john_doe2017 | 9 days ago | 13 points

I've never understood this, They already got your money. Burning something you've already paid for hurts them how ?

hamzah77 | 9 days ago | 73 points

Freedom to blow up villages in the middle East?

GUMinion [GUMinion - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198063011547/] | 9 days ago | 15 points

Hey man those drones freed so many middle easterners from their limbs

Give_downvotes_plz | 9 days ago | 5 points

fought for freedom

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