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


#125

Origin has entirely different blunders, like just deleting your account if you’ve been inactive for awhile, meaning you have to re-buy whatever games you had.


#126

And the weirdos trying to justify these tweets all hate EA for one reason or another.


#127

oh god what

time to see if my old dragon age games have been deleted off the face of the planet i guess


#128

I’m seeing some streamers i typically really like doing thronebreaker streams rn “Sponsored by Gog .com”. they probably have contractual reasons they wouldn’t be able to avoid it but its really frustrating to log onto twitch and see


#129

Yeah, I got the same response. Here’s a screenshot of it:

Told them I didn’t ask to see their non-apology and their commitment to do nothing about it and to delete my account.


#130

Has that ever actually happened to anyone? I remember there was concern when it was spotted in the ToS but it looks like it’s been removed since.


#131

loving this company mandate for PR to jump up and down screeching “we apologized! we apologized! look look look! you jerk!” when asked by a tiny group of users to exercise a common basic platform right.

I wonder if all the GG-adjacent consumer advocate warriors will hold their almighty DRM Is Poopy dot com (buy ur merch 2day) pro-consumer deities accountable for disrespecting the free market expression of trust and desire from their consumers.

lmao


#132

“GOG should stick to games” is both a tacit admission that they don’t feel like their politics are actually bad, and perfectly in line with how GAMERS feel about developers shoving their hated politics into their games by including GASP!!! a gender option


#133

Part of me thinks that for their business and their audience, this is actually a perfect response. It reaffirms their whole brand while taking no responsibility, which makes it seem even more heinous and cynical.


#134

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.


#135

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


#137

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.


#138

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.


#139

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.


#140

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.


#141

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.


#142

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.


#143

Same thing here


#144

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.


#145

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.