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@James_xeno: well, maybe that's the reason why the country is in the state it is and why trump got elected
It's pretty telling when one goes directly after/attacking the concept of freedom at the first even hint of something they disagree with or don't like.
As for the question.. Or it could be a culmination of many different issues over a sizable period of time. But either way, i'm sure OC that the resurgence of "us vs. themism" among the one group not actively participating in it till now, nor allowed to even if they wanted, that you specifically are no doubt talking about only here.. Could surely have nothing to do with the current trend/fad/obsession over identity worship and very selectively overt racial and sex based animosity, scapegoating and hatred directed against said group... surely not! (You're right, it must be freedom at fault..)
@James_xeno: For context, I was trying to explain why the simulation games Tryit is a fan of are not up for contention, that this topic has to do with Steam's policy regarding pornographic content, broken games and illegal content.
It's a long process and Valve to actively remove asset flipping games, games with illegal content etc. Right now we still have a game using Knuckles from Sonic without SEGA's permission. These things naturally take time but man... I can only imagine it's an uphill struggle, especially since Steam first allow a game on the store to be sold before they inspect the content.
ah ok, i get it now..
It really baffles me that some people believe that hate speech is free speech, worse, that it's fine to be used on any sort of media whatsoever.
It really baffles me that anyone could think that speech of any kind should be banned. (outside of literal threat.. "fire" etc) Usually without ever a thought any deeper into what that would mean. Who would get to choose and how it would be enforced. And as far as it goes with this topic, steam, it's not even a question. Steam is based within the US, and there is no 1st amendment exception for "hate speech".
@tryit: Again, really this has to do with censorship of pornographic and explotive games.
It's about stolen content, potentially illegal or morally grey subject matter and games that are outright unable to run.
Not games that might be unpopular but are generally well made. The games you listed above would all be fine.
On the first part: Yes, that's why people are happy. They aren't going to try to tell us what we can and can't play anymore. Also, define "exploitive" please.
This doesn't really do anything to the first issue. They didn't say they weren't going to deal with those. As for "potentially" illegal, that's a non issue because IF, and when, it is proved to "actually" be illegal, it'll be dealt with. (this is an argument that gets thrown around a lot with this type of topic and is more than somewhat of a red herring 98% of the times it is.) Morally grey is EXACTLY the kind of stuff they themselves don't want to, nor should they, play arbiter to. (nor should we want them to either.) And again on the last part, they never said that broken games and such would get a free pass because of this.. You yourself even said, this is about censorship of content.
Sadly no not really.. It's one of a handful of types of games that with today's tech would be great, but nobody has got around to doing it. :(
Yup OP.. How times have changed.. OC game journalists were different people back then.. Gamers first at the very least. But yeah, it's sad to see that after all the years of fighting the nonsensical "games/media causes ______" bullshit, and finally seemingly winning.. We are right back here under attack again because of another group of dogmatic idealogues with the very same old illogic and arguments, only of a different topic. With the worst part being that we're no longer united against it cause of some of "our own"... allegedly.
As for the topic as a whole.. like I said in my comment.
This is very great news.
For those worried about scam/fake/broken games, it sounds like they aren't giving them a free pass. As it seems like this was only about content and censorship. They just didn't do a good job of making that clear. That's how I read it at least.
And the whining has already begun from some places/types.. lol
@davillain-: We disable comments on articles where we expect comment threads to be extremely toxic. If you're interested in discussing politics, we have this forum: https://www.gamespot.com/forums/political-gamers-909409192/
(Not directing this at you, as you're likely just stating the policy.)
i.e. We want to keep forcing political/ideological nonsense into our game site and (like most who think like such) we can't have the unwashed, trivializing our rants by pointing out that they have no place here, or *gasp* openly questioning the views we're pushing. (*see disagreement... or, as a braindead believer, "toxicity" and "hate")
Also.. If you guys are so worried about people discussing politics in the comments of articles, then maybe STOP ****ing forcing politics and ideology into the articles in the first place! (same goes for clickbait that is nothing but ideological rantings!)