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Enebias: a stupid joke about China's current ruler isn't a big deal, and if God Emperor Xi can't take any kind of humor he should visit a psychiatrist for self esteem issues.
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toxicTom: Agreed. It's the with Mohammed jokes that lead to the deaths of a magazine staff in Paris (Charlie Hebdo shooting). If your divine figure can't take a joke, it's a pretty brittle one...
Ironically, I would say it isn't anything to do with skin or brittleness. China is not a democratic country, so one has to think about it from that perspective. Say back in the feudal ages, if a subject of a court were to outright yell at the king, hurl vulgarities or say something scandalous, will the king just quietly let it go? Absolutely not, right? Because if he does so, it would weaken his rule as his subjects will think he is a doormat and stop respecting him. I believe this is the case when it comes to anything regarding the Chinese government. It's more about enforcement of view than anything else.

For Muslims, it's religious fanaticism where a swath of people self-appointed themselves defenders of their "adored" Mohamed to the point where they'd get very extreme about it. Even though Mohamed isn't real and does not exist.
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LordJF: Cyberpunk isn't even approved for publishing in China and given the content of the game I don't see it being officially released either. Their Chinese customers are using VPN to buy the game or just outright pirating it.
I just checked. Both on Steam and GOG it is available without VPN.

Only very few games are officially approved. Steam was blocked here at times, but for the recent months I don't recall any problems with it.

But what could happen any day if they upset China: the website could be blocked. And that would effectively mean being locked out of the Chinese market. I think that's what they are afraid of.
Post edited December 17, 2020 by ChrisSZ
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ChrisSZ: I guess CDPR was threatened that Cyberpunk 2077 and other games made by them might be banned in China if they don't comply.
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LordJF: Cyberpunk isn't even approved for publishing in China and given the content of the game I don't see it being officially released either. Their Chinese customers are using VPN to buy the game or just outright pirating it.

Maybe they're worried about future trouble by Chinese regulators if they try to enter the Chinese market directly in the future. Or maybe they are just such cowards that Chinese troll army scared them away from the game.
It's Gwent. That game widely spread there. The tournaments always have one or two chinese players in them. And on the ladder there are quite a few chinese names in the top ranks.
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LordJF: Cyberpunk isn't even approved for publishing in China and given the content of the game I don't see it being officially released either. Their Chinese customers are using VPN to buy the game or just outright pirating it.
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ChrisSZ: I just checked. Both on Steam and GOG it is available without VPN.

Only very few games are officially approved. Steam was blocked here at times, but for the recent months I don't recall any problems with it.

But what could happen any day if they upset China: the website could be blocked. And that would effectively mean being locked out of the Chinese market. I think that's what they are afraid of.
Ok, I was under impression that the site was already blocked, so thanks for clearing that out. If I were GOG I wouldn't count on the site staying open for long term though. CCP seems to be going to back to Cultural Revolution days in their blocking of unauthorised entertainment and I'd guess it's only a matter of time before sites like GOG and Steam get blocked for good by the Great Firewall.
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ChrisSZ: I just checked. Both on Steam and GOG it is available without VPN.

Only very few games are officially approved. Steam was blocked here at times, but for the recent months I don't recall any problems with it.

But what could happen any day if they upset China: the website could be blocked. And that would effectively mean being locked out of the Chinese market. I think that's what they are afraid of.
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LordJF: Ok, I was under impression that the site was already blocked, so thanks for clearing that out. If I were GOG I wouldn't count on the site staying open for long term though. CCP seems to be going to back to Cultural Revolution days in their blocking of unauthorised entertainment and I'd guess it's only a matter of time before sites like GOG and Steam get blocked for good by the Great Firewall.
I doubt it. The CCP knows that controlling international companies via their wallets is a great way to project "soft power". They also lobby hard in Western governments, too.
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chimera2025: What has happened to this company. It seems like they can't make a good decision anymore. Seriously, I thought they understood how to deliver good products and services to gamers. I felt like they actually cared about their customers, but now I can't believe how bad they have gotten. I am just absolutely horrified at how bad they are now. Everything now is them cutting corners, hiding bad practices and shafting their customers. I am getting tired of this. No more preorders for them and I think I need to stop buying on GOG now. Hopefully they fix this mess instead of trying to appease dictators.
It's been many months since I posted in GOG's forums. After hearing the debacle re Cyberpunk for days and now GOG's cancelling a game in order to appease the butthurt ching-chongs, I will add my $ 0.02 to this.

A small company, no matter how good their intentions are will have their priorities and morals warped once they've gone big. Take a look at today's AAA game companies such as EA and see the kind of bullshit that they're spewing for the last couple of years.

I remember GOG's early years and their no-DRM stance on classic games was the reason I gave my money to them. I didn't care about GOG's Galaxy but I was worried that GOG may someday be like Steam. And when Cyberpunk was announced, I didn't want to pre-order since the current gaming scenario is to release a bad game and then send a day-one patch the next day. Unsurprisingly, I was right - people are angry that Cyberpunk is a bug-ridden mess the day it was released.

And there's also the fact that so many companies bend to SJW's/China's whims nowadays makes me sick. The same companies that used to care for their customers are now shunning them to appease a collective that really doesn't support their product. Kinda like the people running Marvel / DC catering to the crazies who don't buy their comics in the first place. And now that Devotion is cancelled, I'm not confident in GOG's future direction anymore.

Once GOG applies DRM to their games, I will reconsider spending my money elsewhere instead.
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Lord_Kane: They were going to have HATRED on the store as well, but when the snowflakes complained. they backed off.
LOL, I bet GOG's still salty that Steam got the Hatred revenue. For once, Gabe woke up and did the right thing by uploading Hatred to Steam instead of caving in to the onion-skinned crowd.
Post edited December 17, 2020 by makaikishi
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For real CDPR?

I did start to use GoG because I wanted to support a platform what ment something. I did started to use GoG and buy your games directly from you on your platform because I wanted to change game industry for better not to bow before Chinase goverment because some snowflake Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh!!!

I want answers.
I stopped playing Activision-Blizzard games for censoring for China sake!!! Because of Blitzchang and China censorship! Do you seriously planning to go that route?!!!

I'm angry right now. I could play cyberpunk and hope you will make it right after few DLC and that you will fix your reputation but now? Bugged game is one thing but you are starting to mess up with my moral norms and these do not include Chinase goverment! HongKong freedom and Taiwan independence are political disputes and they are one thing that you should not mess up with.

If you were so scared of chinase players (goverment) for "compaining" then right now you will have to worry about west players as well with part of EU as well! Get yourself together and show you are better! Until then no more games from GoG for me!
Post edited December 17, 2020 by T3RS1
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This needs to stop. My internet freedom and my right to buy what i want to buy should be no concern of someone from another Country. You don't like this game, don't buy it. You have no right to censor things for others. And for Gog, if you don't want to " offend " China gamers just don't post it in the Chinese Store if they don't like it.
It is difficult for me to see this the backlash that GOG is receiving for an order to which they are subjected, it has already been observed before the repression of China to other countries of the world and GOG is just a store, it cannot compete against the largest market in the world, much less ignore them, many find it difficult to realize that GOG needs customers to survive, personally they always treated me with great respect and were very attentive when I contacted with technical support... I really wanted to play Devotion and it was extremely hard today to see this, I'm also concerned about Red Candle Games, they didn't diserved that, but GOG is not our enemy, is just one victim more from the censorship. We as gogers have to support GOG more than ever in the difficult times, and don't mislead our hatred toward those who share or same situation!!!!
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CD Projekt Red is a public company and has to answer to shareholders. It can't just turn around and say "we are leaving China and leaving all that money on the table" (which is essentially what they would be doing if they went ahead and released this game).