my name is capitayn catte:
You specifically made the claim that nothing had been presented, even though it demonstrably had. It would be like you saying "There has never been any evidence that water is wet". Asking you to back up the claim that there is no evidence is not asking you to prove a negative, but rather the assertion you made.
This is utter nonsense, as is your analogy. So, if someone knocks on my door and claims they saw a unicorn at the local park, the onus would somehow be on me to prove that unicorns don't exist, or I have no right to be skeptical?
The 'water is wet' analogy is completely flawed. Water is obviously wet, by the definition
of the word 'wet'. I am not making a nonsensical claim that something is not true that is obviously true by definition. That is a highly disingenuous analogy.
You are right that 'something has been presented' (assuming we are referring to the Weibo thread); however, the evidence there is so weak it could hardly be considered as such. Certainly, the handful of posts shown there does not support the claim of a huge backlash by Chinese gamers, that would in any way justify the unfortunate knee-jerk reaction that GOG made.
Therefore, I believe my statement that "no evidence has been presented that supports these claims of 'messages from many gamers'" is valid (unless you have another example)? Edit:
Also, let's not forget, this all started with GOG's claim initially that their actions were justified as a result of 'messages from many gamers'. Therefore, if the burden of proof lies on anybody, I would argue that burden is on GOG
to provide evidence of those messages (which they have not done). And that is besides the fact that, if private messages from Chinese gamers were sent to GOG, then GOG are the only ones who can prove that one way or the other, unless I break the law and hack into their systems. Personally, I find their continued silence on the matter quiet damning.
my name is capitayn catte:
Given the population of China and the fervent nationalism it's not really hard to imagine that 9000+ people sent GOG angry messages after the weibo post went viral.
I thought we were talking about evidence (i.e. the real world), not your personal imaginings?
I'm one of those unfortunate 10 percenters who played the dev's previous game Detention (which was slated for a gog release and was collateral damage from the Devotion fiasco) and it was legitimately great. And I don't say this slightly. It's one of the best point&clicks ever made, it had an actually good story that made clever use of the medium (it was remade as a movie some time ago, but there's no way the same story could work as a movie, at least not as well). Take it from me: It's a damn shame that these games aren't here and I don't really mind the "M-Muh Chyna"-mouthbreathers causing a ruckus about it. If anything, there should be more of a ruckus from normie gamers as well.
I have played Detention as well (although not yet Devotion) and I agree it is a very good, well-made and unique game that is certainly worth playing. Perhaps Crosmando should consider actually trying one of Red Candle's games, before making assumptions?