[UPDATED] Malaysia blocks Steam entirely to stop FIGHT OF GODS

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  1. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I guess in some places, when you have an infected toe nail, cut off both legs so you don't get another toe infection, even if it means you'll die.

    I think it would have been easier to block the game from Steam in Malaysia. Although, if you really wanted to play, you could pirate it elsewhere.

    As for the Pokemon bro, I think that's a different issue--you can play the game, just not in churches, which seems like a fair trade for being able to legally own an Ursaring without a pokeball or special licenses. In contrast, Niantic can still make money in Russia, but Steam and everyone associated with Steam are losing business in an entire country.
     
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    Religious fools...

    Edit: The UN should ban religion on the base of war and hate mongering.
     
  3. Windaga

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    I mean... Is it good? I hope it's good. It's pretty easy to get things on Steam now. Seems silly to block all of Steam when Smite has been up for a while.

    Edit
    Just watched the trailer. Looks bad, man. Ever since SMT II I've wanted a God fighting game. This doesn't do the idea justice.
     
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  4. VitaType

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    If they would do that it would render the UN obsolete for many many countries and that isn't in the intresst of the UN.
     
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    Not even GTA, since warnings are before the game start, France accepted it.
     
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    I mean, that would be incredibly insensitive, just like this game...
     
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  7. Gourmet

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    Not sure if overreaction or the publisher of this game paying some government official to have it featured in headlines, I'd guess probably the latter.
     
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    How is it insensitive to make a game where the gods get drawn in a normal way, where they get normal not slap-sticky movesets and should be balanced to be roughly equal powerful due to the nature of the game?
    There is nothing insensitive about this game... If they would make childish jokes with them or show them as incredible stupid I would agree, but this way? It's not more insensitive then e.g. the battle of civilizations in the Sid Meir's Civilization computergame series...

    Since the game also features gods from various cultures it maybe even can teach us a little bit about other gods and belives. This way the game could even be seen as a game of tolerance. I don't see where the developers tried to ridiculo a god or a whole religion.
    If you don't like the idea, just don't play it. I won't play it myself, but mainly because it looks very boring.
     
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  9. Bubsy Bobcat

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    Ah well. I only download my games if they're DRM free (or cracked if it's only on Steam so I have to pirate it). This game looks generic as fuck.
     
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    There are already games like that. One that comes to mind is called Ethnic Cleansing.
     
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    You think the UN should send angry letters about it?

    Forbidding things like that is stupid (it almost always is), religion I think will die out on it's own, just not right now, and nobody can change that so just accept it, and I for one think it does people more good than bad overall. Also when was the last time a war was about religion? Even the crusades were to get valubles by killing and plundering.

    OnTopic: Game doesn't look good, looked like N64 visuals the first ones, and by the looks of it gameplay didn't seem good. But I could be totally wrong about that, but I wont play it so it's if someone quotes me and tells me it's awesome.
     
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    this is where a lack of separation of church and state will getcha. no steam.
     
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    Update, September 8: Valve have removed Fight of Gods from sale in Malaysia, and Steam has returned in that region, though some ISPs are still blocking the store.

    Source:https://pcgamesn.com/fight-of-gods/steam-blocked-malaysia-fight-of-gods

    So steam is back but that game is gone for good apparently, now here is the problem. If SMT and GOW were allowed to be released without any issues then this game itself SHOULD have been released in that country too.

    I personally wont be playing the game as it looks meh and i mainly play Tekken when it comes to fighting games.

    UPDATE: Seems like it was banned by government officials. In that case , there was no reason to ban it since there wasnt a public outcry.

    So i am against what the Malaysian government have done here.
     
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  15. Pluupy

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    In Shin Megami Tensei IV you literally kill god with your best friends who can fuse into Satan but smacking Jesus is bad?

    Priorities.
     
  16. Abu_Senpai

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    But are there any real world depictions of God for every religion? exactly i dont think so. Nor was it specifically stated that the God in that game was the one from a certain religion.

    So because Atlus did specify WHICH god it was, no one cared. Even i bested SMT IV Final and felt great beating God because it was one they literally made up.

    Regardless of my facts you have your opinion and i have mine. That is the beauty of the internet.

    Oh and regarding Satan. i dont think anyone would really care if he was put into any game.
     
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  18. call me Ken or Accel

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    This why our government are stupid assholes
    Im really ashamed of them
     
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    Meh. Malaysian officials need a safe space.
     
  20. supergamer368

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    Hey somebody put a bad game on our site what do we do?
    Block the entire store and don't let anybody on?
    IMG_0304.GIF
     
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