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The Huffington Post takes victory lap after pressuring game developer into censoring their game (Opinion)

In their relatively short life as an entertainment medium, video games have a rich history of “killing.” Since the advent of the hobby, there have been games in which players are tasked with killing criminals, soldiers, politicians, police officers, lawyers, zookeepers, movie stars, circus acrobats, babies, animals, even sushi chefs. For activists journalists at The Huffington Post, however, only one

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Proposed legislation will ban pay-to-win games; the last remaining arcades start packing it up

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) will propose legislation banning “pay to win” features and in-game “loot boxes” in games for children under 18 and games with a wide user base but “whose developers knowingly allow minor players to engage in microtransactions.” The proposed legislation empowers the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general to treat pay-to-win features and loot

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“PUBG” pulled in Communist China, replaced with propaganda-infused reskin “Game for Peace”

The Chinese version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been removed by the game’s publisher Tencent and replaced with Game for Peace, which is essentially a mod of the original PUBG altered to provide “healthy, positive cultural and value guidance” for Chinese players. Tencent agreed to tone down some of the more mature themes of PUBG in 2017, but even after

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Facebook bans “Bounding Into Comics” page for “something, something, violations” (updated)

*Update! Late on Wednesday, Facebook restored the Bounding Into Comics page without any changes, nor any explanation regarding why it was removed. On Sunday, the Bounding Into Comics Facebook page was a popular entertainment-themed outlet with 250+ thousand followers featuring content from the Bounding Into Comics website. On Monday morning, the page was simply gone. So what happened? According to

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New interview from Japan contradicts previous Sony statements on PlayStation censorship

Earlier in April, a Sony spokesperson noted that the MeToo movement and video streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube were the reasons behind the company’s decision to start censoring mature-themed content on PlayStation platforms. They also noted that Sony has adopted a new guidelines and an internal regulatory board (based in California, the self-righteous, politically correct capital of the world)

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DC Comics censors late artist Michael Turner’s work in Walmart reprints

Chilean artist Mr. Genzoman pointed out on social media that DC Comics has censored the late Michael Turner’s artwork in issues #9 and #10 of Giant-Sized Superman. Without beating around the bush, here are the comparison images. Completely flattened out If it’s not evident from the images, the artwork around both Wonder Woman’s and Artemis’ posteriors has been altered –

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Sony blames #MeToo movement, video streaming sites for its PlayStation censorship policy

On Tuesday, Sony finally revealed details on why it has taken such a censorious stance towards mature-themed content in Japanese games. The company has adopted a new internal regulatory board (based in California, the pearl-clutching capital of the world) to scrutinize and approve games submitted for publishing on PlayStation platforms. It’s important to note that Sony’s new review board is

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