Sadly this kind of reasoning actually has some merit. There are so many people who are upset about GOG's stance on selling this game, yet they think nothing of buying their slave made goods from China
. Why is GOG expected to make some kind of political statement regarding this game when the general public has been supporting slave labour in China
for decades. It makes zero sense.
I find the moral indignation on this particular issue to be hypocritical at best.
Anybody who drives a non-electric car, eats red meat or buy cheap products made in foreign countries (I hope nobody complaining here has an iphone) is applying a double standard on this issue.
Lets be honest, the real worry people are expressing here is growing Chinese influence in the world (I would surmise some posters are being made aware of it in a concrete way for the first time here). That's it.
So companies have to bend the knee in order to keep that revenue stream open. The only way to combat that is to make doing business with China
And that requires Western governments to enact things like tariffs and other such things.
I don't see devotion on any game store. I hope people leaving will refrain from purchasing games in the future.
The overwelming majority of corporate entities will bow to the will of a powerful nation state if the request is not downright ruinous.
If you want to impact another nation-state in a significant manner, you need your own nation-state to act (or coalition of thereof in the case of EU).
I think the visibility multi-national corps have has blinded some people about who the main movers of the world are.
If you live in a democracy, your vote has a lot more influence than your money.