As a Chinese gamer we
are able to tell [...]
respect red candles right to express their political views [...]
Who do you mean by "we?"
Maybe it's my misunderstanding but it sounds like an assumption on your part that any Chinese person (any Chinese gamer) is bound to have the same opinion on these issues.
But could it be that most people just don't care about it enough to say anything, so the only opinions we get to hear are from those who feel very strongly about this issue, who however might be just a very vocal minority? This would roughly be the same mechanism as any "Twitter storm."
So I take it you consider the game offensive?
What exactly was offensive about it? Just the poster on the wall, or did you find something else in it objectionable as well?
Presuming it's just about the poster, is the game still offensive after the content was removed (nearly 2 years ago as of now)?
If yes, what would have to happen (what would the developers have to do) to make the game no longer offensive? Or is there nothing they can do at this point anymore?
But for devotion, it will be a different story.
It is a different story already because IGI 2 was banned administratively, and it's apparently against the law to distribute it in China. As far as I know, Devotion wasn't. So it was always just a matter of some people (many people perhaps) having a negative sentiment towards it. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.)
just stop taking the platform hostage. Let's kick politics out of the platform.
I agree. As a matter of fact that's what I've been saying all along. Businesses shouldn't become entangled in political activism. Whether the game should be sold in China or not is up to the Chinese people to decide. That GOG forced the announcement on them failing to consider the local sensitivities (regardless of whether anyone considers them substantiated) was a political decision that put their Chinese social-media followers in the untenable position when if they didn't say anything, it would look like an endorsement. The response was entirely predictable.
Would you say though that the Chinese people who protested against the re-release of the game in China would want to see it banned worldwide? Or just not sold in China? Or maybe even wouldn't mind it being sold in China as long as it wasn't advertised to them?
I appreciate your opinions on all this. It's good to be able to see things from a different perspective.