CD Projekt RED Won't Commit to Gender Fluidity in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ (Yet)

they’re required to follow GDPR. send them a strongly worded email imho. get them in as much hot water as possible. be a nightmare customer. but like , don’t curse them out.

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they know exactly who their audience is (protectionist gamergaters). it was absolutely for them, without a doubt

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Agreed, it was clear from the replies to every non-apology tweet they have issued so far. Their games were never for me in the first place, they certainly aren’t going to be in the future either.

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You’re absolutely right. EU regulation requires that they delete your information should you request it, and not doing so opens them up to potentially severe action.

Guy on Twitter I knew hadn’t used his Origin in years and logged back on to discover his profile was blanked out. I can totally buy this is something EA would do.

There was also another huge gaffe a few years ago when someone asked for a GOG refund on Pillars of Eternity due to the transphobic joke one of the backers got included in the credits, and the customer support person made a giant reply post to them saying why they don’t think it was offensive at all. CDPR has always been a bastion for PC gaming grognards.

For other choices in unified storefronts, Discord is looking alright, since—while there are still alt-right servers lurking around—they’ve at least publicly made an effort to stomp out obvious neo-nazi communities, the kinds that run rampant on Steam. It’s probably going to be my go-to platform for the foreseeable future.

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Is anyone having an issue with trying to get GOG to delete their account? I have created two customer support tickets with GOG about deleting my account and no one has responded to them.

That’s the exact demographic they’re catering towards. I imagine many will bend over backwards to defer their actions. This has been very prevalent on more right wing leaning places.

Same thing here

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I know this is rather light for the topic at hand but has a someone made a “seedy PR” joke yet. If not who at Kotaku do I contact so Luke Plunkett doesn’t steal my pun… again.

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They resisted completing my request at first with the non-apology tweet, but they did get back to me within 10-15 hours between each correspondence; as long as you’ve gotten their automatic message you should get a reply. I have a feeling they’re handling a lot of requests after that PR disaster.

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Same here. I’m going to reply today, reminding them of their GDPR requirement.

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I live in the United States so I am unsure whether or not there is a GDPR equivalent over here. I will reply to the ticket again, but I did that once on the first ticket and still got no response.

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It took until today for them to respond to my request. They asked for a confirmation along with some details to prove that I am the owner. Seems to vary a lot how quickly they respond, could be that they’ve had internal discussions on how to handle it.

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I started the process when I made the previous post in this thread a few days ago, just got the confirmation that it was marked for deletion today.

That said in my case there was no back and forth, I just got the request to verify some details a few days later and then got the confirmation today.

Update on the shitty tweets thing: CDPR has fired the community manager responsible, though it’s worth noting he wasn’t the one behind the “did you assume my gender” joke on the Cyberpunk account.

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Also worth noting he didn’t tweet out the non-apologies, meaning that there are indeed multiple awful people handling CD Red’s social media.

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That Kotaku article felt very uncritical of the whole thing, including a community manager’s ignorance about the community they managed.

I’m glad there was some consequences - it seems folks getting angry about this has had an effect - but it sure seems like CDPR are hoping to shift the blame to this one person when really they were a reflection of CDPR and GOG’s corporate culture.

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Yeah, all these articles trying to soften that dude’s image are only serving to make him seem stupid as well as malignant, as well as reminding us that the rot starts at the head.

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I agree with all of the recent comments and criticism of the Kotaku article, and I’m not letting CD Projekt Red off the hook yet, but I did feel some measure of joy that something happened here. With everything feeling like the walls are closing in lately, any good news is welcome.

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