Xi Jinping's meme comparing him to Winnie the Pooh returns after gaming platform cancels Devotion, here's why

GOG cancels listing Devotion on its platform citing a number of messages from gamers everywhere, but is that the real reason why?


                            Xi Jinping's meme comparing him to Winnie the Pooh returns after gaming platform cancels Devotion, here's why
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After GOG, an online gaming platform announced on Wednesday that they will not be listing the game called Devotion because of the messages they have received from various gamers, the online gaming community brought the meme of Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh back. Of course, if you are not aware of how Devotion was the game in which a meme of China's President Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh had spread like wildfire, you might not understand the connection. However, the meme is what resulted in Devotion being taken off of various online gaming platforms and GOG confirmed on Wednesday that they will not be listing the game on their portal either, despite advertising to the contrary earlier.

They took to Twitter and wrote, "Earlier today, it was announced that the game Devotion is coming to GOG. After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store." From the moment that they made this announcement, fans have flooded their handle, especially their announcement, to react to the news. One of the fans wrote, "You have made a very poor decision, Poland," and shared one of the many memes of Xi Jinping. 



 



 

On a serious note, however, one follower wrote, "I really respected GOG until this move, why not just remove it from the Chinese storefront? I am sure it would be extra popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan now. Or maybe it's just a PR stunt to get more interest in the game when they decide to include it." In addition to the Winnie The Pooh meme, the game is also developed by a Taiwanese company. In addition to these, the game reportedly holds easter eggs that are about Xi Jinping and none of them bode well for the CCP (The Communist Party of China).



 

Some of the gamers believed that the CCP was fragile and has just found another way to oppress Taiwan and its growth. When one of the followers who did not know about the controversy asked for an explanation, another responded, "It was made by tiawanese developers. China doesn't want tiawan to exist and so it seems they have pressured GOG to not host the game on its platform." To this, one came to the defense of GOG and said that the game had made fun of China's leader. That's when another follower tweeted, "Either way it's ridiculous. Imagine being so fragile and defensive that you have to defend your leadership."



 



 

One user also accused GOG of lying about removing Devotion and wrote, "A reminder that corporations are not your friends. The game Devotion used to have a meme about the Chinese president Xi Jinping which compared him to Winnie the Pooh. As a result it was removed off digital store fronts. Now GOG refuses to relist it and lies about the reason."



 

Devotion is a game developed for Steam by Red Candle Games and is a first-person psychological horror video game. The game is set in an apartment complex in Taipei in the 1980s.

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