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Why is Tencent's (a Chinese company) "political oppression" in gaming any worse than Blizzard's (an American company) who will ban/suspend you for political speech they disapprove of?

A recent example I guess:.
Speedrunner RWhiteGoose was banned from participating in GDQ for saying some basic /pol/ shit in discord.
The /pol/ approved hot take is that Tencent's 5% stake in Activision Blizzard is part of the reason that Blizzard is bending over for their communist masters. It's probably mostly correct if you don't mind oversimplifying Activision Blizzard's relationship with China. One of Activision Blizzard's ins with the Chinese market is their partial Chinese ownership which is pretty much a requirement at this point for safely doing business with the ratmen.
 

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The /pol/ approved hot take is that Tencent's 5% stake in Activision Blizzard is part of the reason that Blizzard is bending over for their communist masters. It's probably mostly correct if you don't mind oversimplifying Activision Blizzard's relationship with China. One of Activision Blizzard's ins with the Chinese market is their partial Chinese ownership which is pretty much a requirement at this point for safely doing business with the ratmen.
Now it makes sense why the company NetEase has a stake in Behaviour. https://kiwifarms.net/threads/dead-by-daylight.54303/page-13

They already censored the mori (kill animation) for the Demogorgon by not having it actually decapitate a survivor.
 
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Why is Tencent's (a Chinese company) "political oppression" in gaming any worse than Blizzard's (an American company) who will ban/suspend you for political speech they disapprove of?

A recent example I guess:.
Speedrunner RWhiteGoose was banned from participating in GDQ for saying some basic /pol/ shit in discord.
If not Tencent it'd be another Chinese company, basically in order to do business in China you have to be doing business with a Chinese company. The easiest way - as far as I know - is to let the company buy stocks in yours otherwise you could work an agreement with said company like Nintendo is with Tencent where Tencent will be handling distribution of consoles and such in China for Nintendo.
 

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The /pol/ approved hot take is that Tencent's 5% stake in Activision Blizzard is part of the reason that Blizzard is bending over for their communist masters. It's probably mostly correct if you don't mind oversimplifying Activision Blizzard's relationship with China. One of Activision Blizzard's ins with the Chinese market is their partial Chinese ownership which is pretty much a requirement at this point for safely doing business with the ratmen.
It seems likely the relationship is more than just a 5% ownership as most 5% owners just STFU and don't care what the company they own such a small stake in does.
 

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I'm just looking forward to BlizzCon. I have an intense schadenfreude for bad companies getting backlash for hypocrisy and selling out.

Plus I want to see this but with Pooh bears:
 
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