19 pages (...) GOG still not addressing issues
Do they EVER?
As far as I'm concerned they only react after half of their house has already been flooded with tsunami of sh*t.
They are becoming a living definition of "this is fine, fire in same room, meme".
Devs shouldn't include their personal political views within their games, videogames should be neutral
"Hey! Stop using "master" in your branch naming! I, an individual different than you, proclaim that I hereby know better than you what were your intentions and which meaning out of array of multimeanings for this particular word you meant! Make your branch naming "neutral" so it doesn't offend ME!".
Are you like, BIASED?
No, they should not be abiding to some arbitrary censorship desires.
Free speech (that includes right to expression through art, such as games) is a fundamental human right.
Thwarting it is stright out CENSORSHIP by the book.
So far the publisher become the victim of that reckless decision, their business license has been revoked, so do the devs want or even capable of feed the publisher's former employees now?
When you sign a contract as a publisher with a developer for publicization and distribution of a product you:
1.Do VERY extensive check of the product in question BEFORE letting through the contract (so the publisher BY ALL MEANS knew what they are about to publish)
2.You accept the risk that you A.May face bad public relations B.Sales may not meet expectations.
The easter egg said to be hidden (...) so would it be possible received e-mails (...) from random GOG users who warn them about this?
Hey, have you ever heard of internet?
It's such a random place where bunch of random people can easily share information worldwide.
Maybe more people knew about the thing than those who found it themselves? Perhaps. "Who knows" /s
They may not telling everything up front but they're not lying, that's what public relations do
Any publicly facing shared info targeted at userbase / consumers / community IS public relations.
It doesn't matter how they say it, whether be it their official twitter account or obscurely hidden official post or official mod response on their own forum.
if GOG kept plummeting after the Cyberpunk who would feed the employees now? Devotion devs?
Perhaps I am missing something but there is no public trace suggesting Devotion devs would give 100% of their proceeds to GOG company.
And unless proven otherwise I don't think ALL sales of ALL products on GOG halted as of now.
There is more soures of income other than just 1 game.
(they received warning email from user
GOG got probably got info from one
of their fans not to list the game
It's funny how you nailed the coffin here.
Yes, they pretty much received an slew of emails spam ULTIMATELY originating from most probably A user, SINGULAR source.
and yet Devotion devs have high moral value by making their publisher get most of the shit that hit the fan and trying to shove their game somewhere else
Having a contract as a game developer / product / content creator with a publisher assumes publisher hanlding at least partial sum of public relations.
It's only natural that they also get some of the blame.
It's a completely normal, even more, EXPECTED, situation in this industry.
I know I would remove the game if I own GOG since I have employees to feed, business to run.
Then you should also remove Cyberfail (at least until issues are ACTUALLY taken care of) since it's costing them stable flow of financial and public appearance issues.
And that certainly HAS impact on employees' wages' sustainability.
I'm surprised that NO ONE is bringing this up on the Steam forums for Cyberpunk 2077 at ALL (...)
That's because we're all doing it on the Detention forum.
HaHA! It's time to conquer a new land!
This is the only cause of the backlash? Really? People need to grow up a bit
"What's the problem? We only took your liberty and right to buy a product on international market because it offended SOMEBODY on our DOMESTIC market"
"Grow up a bit".
It's just a damn texture, photoshop it for a minute or two, it's done
"It's just a damn texture". "Just remove it. What's the problem?" "I, one singular person, am cowardly and don't like memes, so REMOVE THEM from your offshore-made product to-be-sold on non-domestic market".
"Hey! I can see your memes poster through your window through our spy satelite! REMOVE IT NOW!" "You don't want to? What's the problem? It's only a poster".
most likely they're not telling everything up front before submitting their game to GOG. So yeah, I blame the devs
Lol. DO YOU EVEN KNOW how game submission process looks like?
if I own GOG I wouldn't risk my employees getting beheaded
Yes, of course, you wouldn't risk giving your userbase ability to CHOOSE BY THEIR OWN WILL if they want to buy the game or not.
exorio: There's a fine line
of being brave and stupid.
exorio: They are hard to distinguish
but the line is there.
So you're saying activision, raven, treyarch, sledgehammer, etc are living in fear? Come on, that's just stupid.
Ah, yes, "the majority does that so it must be fine".
This specific attitude is one of THE things that piss me off THE MOST in this worldline.
So the dev have removed the easter egg but GOG refuse to list it. So what? That's their right to reject submissions.
If the dev in question removed allegedly offending (SOME questionably low amount of people) material then entire argument as to why GOG refuses to release it ("we recieved blah blah that there is offensive material X") crumbles down like a house build OUT of sand after a tsunami.
GOG(...)proudly announced a Taiwanese game release on Chinese Twitter
Hey, here is an idea, why not just pull the game from one coutry market where allegedly it gets seen as offensive?
Oh, right, it still offends those "people" (cough implication of "them" being non-singular source cough) because they have X-ray vision and see someone playing it in another country. Right. Sure.