This one goes beyond the normal, "My spouse hates how much time it takes". For some, an actor's verbal gaffe can put them off watching any movie or show they take part in. A company's practices or policies could turn people off its products forever. It's hard to be a good citizen in the digital world these days, but what do you avoid for non-gaming reasons?
While keeping track of everything that's in or out of the ethical zone is tough, there's also no lack of games vying for your time. Even if you only consider the good ones, you won't have enough time to play them all.
The fact that you're reading this now implies the use of tungsten, tin, or gold. Nobody is perfect - we all just choose the issues we want to champion - and this post is only a curious prod, not a judgemental probe. I could give several examples but don't want to limit thinking. I'll keep it vague because I'm genuinely curious.
This question arose out of an office conversation about the latest FIFA scandal, in which we were wondering if the brand is, in fact, untouchable. One sex scandal was enough for Tiger Woods to quietly recede, but FIFA is not one person. If Sepp Blatter were caught in a brothel tomorrow (let's be honest, that could totally happen), I wouldn't put money on any sponsorships being pulled.
In our realm, what would it take for FIFA to become EA Football? What's the bet that tomorrow's FIFA 16 reveal is just business as usual? We're all football fans, and we let the blowhards at the top play their silly politics because we just want to watch football. Though, to be fair, while Tiger Woods' scandal was his own personal business, in the world of FIFA, vast amounts of money are being wasted. People are dying:
Maybe we should embrace it, and just have the next FIFA include a Manager Mode in charge of FIFA itself? Sepp would be a great boss battle.
The football world aside, is there anything you avoid for reasons other than it just not being your gaming cup o' tea?