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NetEase tears down WoW Orc statue as Blizzard shuts down Chinese servers

Amid the ongoing drama surrounding World of Warcraft's servers going down in China, NetEase has destroyed its WoW-inspired Orc statue.

Bobertt493d ago

Lol Activision Blizzard bent the knee to the CCP and still got discarded. Bootlegs of their games are already in development in China.

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Steam Account Transfer Via Will on Death is Not Permitted, Valve Confirms

In case you were curious, a Steam account transfer via will is not permitted according to an official response from Valve.

anast1d ago

The games are theirs. People just pay to ride the ride.

Skuletor8h ago

Would be nice if the article's writer looked into and reported whether other digital game libraries could be transferred over via will (Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, EGS, EA app, GOG, Ubisoft Connect, Rockstar Launcher etc) instead of this half-baked piece but it's probably the same for all of them anyway

Kornholic7h ago

This seems like a way bigger issue than mandatory PSN account linking for PlayStation games.

So where is the outcry?

Skuletor7h ago

It's not like PlayStation is doing any different.

"You may not sell, buy, trade, or transfer your Online ID, Account or any personal access to PSN Services through any means or method, including by use of web sites."
https://www.playstation.com...

NotoriousWhiz7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

It's not like your account just stops working when you die. Include your email, account id, and password in the will (including the password to your email) and your survivors should have no problem using your games.

anast4h ago

PC gamers are a different lot. They don't mind renting their games forever, they don't mind spending money on overpriced equipment, and they don't mind fiddling with settings for hours before they even play the game, but linking a PSN account demands a riot. This is hard to understand, but then again, we all have to draw our lines somewhere.

Skuletor4h ago

You sure talk a lot of nonsense.Go look up the percentage of digital sales compared to physical sales of PS5 games, then tell me again about "renting" games.

mandf3h ago

Overblown funny and 100percent true

anast2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

There is no option at all to buy a physical copy of a PC game... And more people game on consoles for the reasons that make PC gamers a different lot.

VIK21211h ago

it's not so much the linking but the fact that certain countries aren't allowed to access psn...

VIK21211h ago

@anast I have a disc ps5 since launch, initially I bought some disc games, but I can't be bothered to walk to a physical store nowadays... I just buy the titles when they go on special sale or gray market store like CDKeys...

DustMan1h ago

PSN was a different story altogether. It kept people who bought the game from playing in countries that PSN wasn't supported. I never understood the issue anyway.

I don't know if PC stuff is overpriced considering that you can buy a new video card with the same amount of money you'd spend over 5 or 6 years paying to play games online with a console. I'll never pay double to use the same connection. That is what I'll never understand about console gamers. "let me pay an extra hundred & twenty dollars a year to use the same internet I pay for monthly and use on literally every device in my home for free....except for my Playstation"

Extermin8or3_40m ago

@Skuletor about 50-60% of sales are digital for most games. Meaning 40-50% are physical....

anast39m ago

@VIK

You might not but you are not the expectation that creates a universal.

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thorstein6h ago

So just give your progeny the passwords.

OtterX6h ago

Keep the password sealed in the Will, only to be opened after death. :)

Aphrodia3h ago

Right? How are they gonna know you are dead?

FinalFantasyFanatic1h ago

The only way they will know is when an account is active for 300 years, lol.

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