exodus Eating squash leaves was a prior recommendation of yours I think.
I think the question of when is it ethical to buy a video game is an interesting one. I did have a really intriguing conversation with one of my (read: the only) bar customers on Christmas Eve; I had felt we agreed on a lot and both liked video games, but I soured a little bit when she expressed that she was going to buy the Harry Potter game.
I did find it funny that Tim had described exactly the scenario that played out in my head about High On Life, a game that I almost entirely want to play because of the music by TOBACCO, one of my favorite artists. If I’m not mistaken, this recording took place right before the story of Adult Swim and wretch Squanch Games dropping Justin Roiland. The timestamps on the articles I just googled say they’re from Tuesday and Wednesday. It does seem like a bizarre premonition, but not impossible. (I also found it encouraging and kinda funny that there is a slider for gun quip frequency in the game. TOBACCO had posted about this game, and I’ve been torn by my desire for some tasty synth tones and my desire to avoid hearing Morty talk at me through a whole video game.)
I agree with Jason and Brandon’s sentiment against using No Ethical Consumption as an excuse to not spend your money or give your business uncritically. I haven’t spent money on anything from amazon for a couple of years, but I do still watch twitch streams. I try to support the local coffee shops in my town, but I know that the owners are young enough that these are some real Daddy’s Moneytm businesses. I work for a family owned business, but it’s really a Trump supporter family that bought their son a restaurant after he got out of culinary school; they doesn’t preclude them from running a business well and creating a positive workplace, which I think they have. I like getting deals on games, but there are some games that I’ve waited until they aren’t on sale. Dadish 2 and 3 come to mind; they’re really simple, breezy one button platformers about a radish made by a small, possibly one person, team. I know what I’m getting from them, and I like them enough to re-up for a whole ten dollars.
When it comes to game foods, I had a real good time last year munching on leftover guacamole from my job while playing Elden Ring. Salted tortilla chips are a pretty decent game snack, and my job makes a bunch of fresh guacamole daily that sometimes doesn’t get sold.