You're saying EA, 2K etc. are actively operating charities now, by bringing their games to developing countries?
Good gosh, that is naive. I don't know where you're from, but where I'm from, companies don't do shit unless there's money in it. That's the reason for their existence. Charity is a way to get tax rebates, it's generally not something that has any influence on your business strategies as a whole.
The argument apparently isn't crooked when it's companies using tax havens, developing economies and low wages to save their money. Only when I do it. EA may not want me to buy their games in India, but I don't give a shit what EA wants or not. It's a globalized economy, and I'm capable of buying in India at my discretion.
I'm sure some may escape their domestic revenue services by going that way. But are those people responsible for the collection of taxes in their countries? No, the tax service is. If the tax service wants to reach people acting in a global economy, they're well within their rights to do that. But I don't see how you can blame people for a public administrations shortcomings.
For the same reason that EA punishing Indians to try and stop me, is not my problem. I'm not responsible for anything EA chooses to do, EA is. I'm just playing the field, same as the corporations.
If EA would like some hints on how to run their business, I have a number of ideas on how to improve it. But something tells me they don't care all that much.
White guilt is a hell of a drug, I get that. We should all feel sorry for everybody else, because otherwise we can't justify our wealth and privileges. Well, too bad. I don't feel bad. EA doesn't feel bad. The revenue service doesn't feel bad. No one really does. They just talk.
When is the last time you had a tamil orphan from Sri Lanka dining at your table, sir?
Whatever though, if you feel better for trying to impress upon me that we're all bastards for playing the market just like everybody else, that's an entirely free, tax-exempt hobby for you to engage in. And you're welcome, I'm sure the entire Third World appreciates your sacrifice.