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Blizzard Is Banning Gamers For Political Speech - But Fortnite Won't

7 monthes ago   |   By Screen Rant

In response to actions taken by Blizzard after a recent Hearthstone tournament, Fortnite developer Epic Games has stated they will never ban players for expressing their political views. Recently, Fortnite's Season 11 was delayed by a week and players have been spending their extra time playing as a Battle Royale Batman due to the game's recent crossover with DC Comics ' Dark Knight. Fortnite has been under some renovation lately, in part to cater towards casual players by adding in a new skill-based matchmaking system to reduce "smurfing," the process of pitting extremely talented players...
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Blizzard Boycott Explained: Why Gamers Are Angry At The Developer

Blizzard Boycott Explained: Why Gamers Are Angry At The Developer

7 monthes ago   |   By Screen Rant

The hashtag BoycottBlizzard is trending right now on Twitter due to the company's recent actions following a Hearthstone tournament in China. The World of Warcraft developer has a large following in China, which has been undergoing numerous protests and marches over the past few months in response to the communist government's control and treatment of Hong Kong. Recently, China banned South Park from airing in their country after an episode which not only depicted prisoners being abused while under the Chinese government's watch but also featured Winnie the Pooh , who is already banned...
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