It seems censorship has won, with Madmind Studios forced to abandon Agony's PC censorship removal patch
well sure, we can argue about censorship, why idiots (ESRB, PEGI) think their agendas are better than anyone else, and the recent ban of we happy few in Australia. But why do that while million of kids are throwing money on their fortnites, call of duties, and battlefields, this is the direction gaming boards want video games. It's a lost cause, not worth the anger, F it.
We Happy Few was banned in Australia? Wtf?! It's not gory or sexy, lol. Is it because of the Joy drug?
Yeah. Basically drugs cannot make a game easier, as in an incentive to take drugs. If they do then banned.
if this game is allowed in Australia, then Sydney will be destroyed by junkies, and they will bring down the government, they might also resurrect dinosaurs and set them loose on the world, so by banning this game everything will be fine; poverty, drug abuse, and crime rates will be down
And the Australian government wounder why people keep buying products from overseas. Censorship, price gouging, alot of shitty courier services. If we happy few actually ends up being good on full release then I'll just order it from overseas. easy peasy. If the Australian government doesn't want the GST tax from the sale then I'll give it to a country that does.
Seriously? WHF banned because drugs made it easier? That's absurd. What about Pac-man? When he pops those special pills, the game is way easier.
Bioshock instantly comes to mind. You literally were shooting up in that game every 30 seconds
Its gonna get worse, China is buying out the whole country.
And again, they force censorship upon us. I really hate this.... Go back to the middle-ages! And leave us be
If it was the middle ages they wouldn't be censoring, shit was raw back then lol
IMO If they think it warrants it then give it an adult rating but don't censor the shit.
an adult rating is a death sentence for games. Retailers simply will NOT carry AO games.
My bad meant mature rating, figured it was about the same thing.
Agreed, what is the purpose of the AO rating anyways.
Isn't Fakku starting a games service? I bet they'd allow it. Probably worth a look.
Censorship needs to die.
well then, release the patch to modders and let them distribute it... the rest support the devs by buying the game on PC & on Console...
Censorship a spit in the eye to artist down the ages and a restriction on all creative freedom. So not to offend so few.
Maybe it will ‘leak’
what about GoG?
No worries. I have faith in the PC modding community.
That's some bullshit. It was an optional patch! I sure as hell hope modders take the job.
Every country in the world needs free speech. This crap is stupid. They're treating their citizens like mindless children.
Look at that... Some goofball is against free speech.
Sounds like our industry needs to grow up and accept that AO games are ok. Obviously there's some old fool with an outdated mindset pulling the strings behind the scenes who has the console manufacturers and even Gabe Newel spooked should they ever allow that particular rating, but I can't for the life of me understand why. Why does this rating exist for one if it's just akin to an outright ban? Also, shouldn't a rating like that be allowed in an industry where most gamers are old enough to play a game like that? None of this makes sense to me.
So they decided to cancel the patch so they don't face closure. Instead, they will sell much less copies...And face closure anyway.
Just have the modders remove the censorship once the game ships. Fans should make patches available to remove all censorship in games, use the torrent sites to upload your work, torrents are your friend :D
Fug censorship. The FCC wont let me be. Get up on out of here! fools!
Sounds like BS to me. What legal issues would stop them releasing content on an open platform? It sounds like a choice that are trying to blame on someone else.
lmao this comment section
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