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Blizzard, Hearthstone, and China – Bans, Backlash, and Politics

Blizzard’s insta-ban of Hearthstone grandmaster Blitzchung comes with dubious Chinese politics.

85. The Great Chinese Apple Store Swindle

[Article first published as The Great Chinese Apple Store Swindle on Blogcritics.] Anyone who follows consumer tech can argue about what Apple really excels at and where their success comes from. But to me it’s one thing above all else.…

78. chinese prisoners tortured in the name of gold farming

[Article first published as Chinese Prisoners Tortured for Gold Farming Operation on Blogcritics.] Gold farming is a practice that has been going on forever. If you play any MMO you know what I’m talking about. Whether it’s in World of…

23. the great escape (chinese internet addiction center edition)

probably not this cool while i do always tout that we are living in the digital age, there is a line that can be drawn between “web enthusiast” and addiction.  a web enthusiast may be bored without his or her…

13. china and google III: china is zod

yeah i skipped part ii – do something about it. i’ll nutshell it below. back in january, when i first started this project, my first actual post talked a little bit about the controversy between google and the chinese government…

02. google’s china syndrome, and my favorite toy from CES ’10

to start with a more serious topic, we turn to china.  as you may or may not know, google shared news of a cyber attack on their chinese infrastructure in december.  newer reports indicate that this was not just a…