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Sexual Harassment Remover is a Morrowind mod that replaces the game's sexual abuse references

From Eurogamer: "In the past few weeks, the problem of sexual harassment in the games industry has entered public conversation once again, provoking serious questions about the underlying culture enabling this sort of behaviour. While vital, the discussions involved in the Me Too movement can often be painful for those who have experienced sexual abuse or harassment by re-surfacing memories of past trauma. And now, someone in the modding community has identified this as a problem within games themselves - and has created a mod to help sexual abuse survivors enjoy Bethesda's 2002 fantasy RPG Morrowind."

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pedrof9325d ago

I don't think that by censuring a game sexual jokes and innuendos will do anything. As if you could end sex on people's mind.

VenomUK25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

Eurogamer you can do better than this.

There are many real problems in the world to do with abuse in the gaming industry. But this foppish article is grossly misguided as it hopes to kick off a crusade games where the art is considered ‘inappropriate’ so it can then be deleted. Eurogamer has no right to champion this or edit the work of others because it doesn’t fit your values. Many old novels or movies are controversial, but we judge them to be of their time and their foibles are reflective of their age. It’s also irresponsible because it heralds to similar minded websites like Kotaku, Polygon and Vice to do the same.

It is supremely arrogant and privileged to expect historical art (which is what games are) be changed to fit the opinions of bloggers and developers who do not believe in the expression of different ideas and stories.

ginganinja25d ago

So, do you not like any OPTIONAL mod, or is it just ones which go against your personal agenda ?

lociefer25d ago (Edited 25d ago )

BUT, think about it, it's a good thing. By having more of these mods, game developers can actually make the games they want to without censoring themselves for the few sensitive minority. Then this minority can remove whatever triggers them with these mods.

Christopher24d ago

It's Eurogamer's fault someone in the community made this mod?

VenomUK24d ago

@Christopher. You’re right that Eurogamer didn’t make the mod. My concern is that if it champions it, it then it becomes the norm for people to make mods as political statements. I have no issue with individuals’ freedom to create mods, my concern is that mods rather then just being an optional extra for a niche group in fact become a method by the games media to dictate to the gaming community which games are acceptable. So creators might see their work sidelined for being inappropriate and a revised version is recommended against their wishes.

I know this all is an extreme look at how things might develop! But I can think of two high profile games (rightly and wrongly) changed by publishers concerned about negative press coverage.

Bad things happen in real life and depicting them in movies or games doesn’t mean it’s an endorsement.

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East76lands25d ago

Didn't realise gamers were so sensitive nowadays, thankfully I'm old school so I can handle things sexual references, and historical events or figures without needing a safe space or counselling of any kind.

Christopher24d ago

Do you say the same thing when they make nude mods for these games to play the game how they want? Or is this just a one-way street where we act like someone modding a game to be more to their liking is only approved when it adds mature/sexual content instead of removes it?

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