Madden NFL 21 Announcement Postponed to Support Protests

A tweet from EA Sports announces that due to the civil unrest in the United States they are postponing the Madden NFL 21 announcement they planned to make today (thanks VentureBeat). They are taking a strong stand on the situation:
IT'S GAME TIME

Tomorrow, we had committed to celebrating Madden NFL 21 with you, but we're not going to do that now.

We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners. Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.

We'll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.
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MrBone wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 00:57:
Ignorance sure is bliss, eh. Daniel Shaver thought the same. Get outside more.

Right back at ya, buddy. You appear to be ignorant of how logic works. A counterexample is used to disprove a quantified deductive statement, e.g.:
Let P(n) be the proposition "will be let off by police".
w ∈ white people, P(w).

However, I did not make a deductive statement. Deductive reasoning depends on deriving true statements from premises that are known to be true, eventually going back to first principals. My use of the adverb "basically", along with the nature of the proposition itself, was the hint that I was arguing inductively, i.e. deriving a general statement from a collection of particulars. A single counterexample does not disprove an inductive generalization; only an aggregate showing a consistent trend contrary to the proposed generalization can act as disproof.

So pick up the dropped mic and try again.
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Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:29:
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:10:
All these corps pandering for a buck make me sick. The only thing they care about if profit. Period.

True. But it's also in bad taste to hold celebratory product launches at a moment when the US, at least, feels as though it's spinning apart into anarchy and despair. As a New Yorker, I've been stuck in a 1 bedroom, 400 sqft apartment for three months, and last night I was kept awake by the sound of looting two blocks away. This is an extremely anxious moment, and I'm one of the lucky ones who still has a job/apartment/income/healthcare and whose skin color basically gives me a free pass when interacting with police.


Ignorance sure is bliss, eh. Daniel Shaver thought the same. Get outside more.
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Jun 1, 2020, 19:53
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The problem with corporations, the profit motive always gets in the way of anything else. Most of these announcements are self-servicing nonsense, there is no social empathy behind it.

What is really sad about the protests, the hate groups have used them to spread their form of hate and the peaceful people have taken the brunt of it.
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HorrorScope wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 17:48:
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:10:
All these corps pandering for a buck make me sick. The only thing they care about if profit. Period.


Actually there are a lot of "good" people in the corps, it is just in the end the CEO and board will talk.

I don't know about that. If you work for a corp you know to be evil that doesn't give you pass to keep working for them but say you disagree with their politics. Read an article about that the other day. An engineer who used to work for Raytheon left after 3 years when he finally found out about all the people his work had been killing. It's like the Google employees who bitch about Google but continue to work for them. You're just as guilty in that case.
"Well, he’s not a villain Summer, but he shouldn’t be your hero. He’s more like a demon, or a super fucked up god." - Morty Smith
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Blue wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 15:17:
RaZ0r! wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 14:26:
Madden hasn't been on PC in ages I thought?

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/madden/madden-20

Yup. And...

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/madden/madden-19
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Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:10:
All these corps pandering for a buck make me sick. The only thing they care about if profit. Period.


Actually there are a lot of "good" people in the corps, it is just in the end the CEO and board will talk.
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EA Exec: Let's make a pandering announcement that we are delaying our real announcement to stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners. You know, the ones we exploit to make the game!

Andrew Wilson: GENIUS!
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HONK, HONK!
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Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:10:
All these corps pandering for a buck make me sick. The only thing they care about if profit. Period.

True. But it's also in bad taste to hold celebratory product launches at a moment when the US, at least, feels as though it's spinning apart into anarchy and despair. As a New Yorker, I've been stuck in a 1 bedroom, 400 sqft apartment for three months, and last night I was kept awake by the sound of looting two blocks away. This is an extremely anxious moment, and I'm one of the lucky ones who still has a job/apartment/income/healthcare and whose skin color basically gives me a free pass when interacting with police.
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 Cutter
 
All these corps pandering for a buck make me sick. The only thing they care about if profit. Period.

"Well, he’s not a villain Summer, but he shouldn’t be your hero. He’s more like a demon, or a super fucked up god." - Morty Smith
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Look at the positive side, it wasn't postponed because of COVID19!
“We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.“
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RaZ0r! wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 14:26:
Madden hasn't been on PC in ages I thought?

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/madden/madden-20
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Timmeh wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 14:46:
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get the fuck out of here

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Madden hasn't been on PC in ages I thought?
I pwnz j00!
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Jbadams wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 11:37:
Let’s be real here they did this because it draws more headlines to do this then to reveal the actual game.

lol true true
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Let’s be real here they did this because it draws more headlines to do this then to reveal the actual game.
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At least it's not as two-faced and full of shit as the statement from the actual NFL.

Shameful league.
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ummm...ok?
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