PCGamer opened a forum that prohibits users from talking about guns, religion, sexuality, abortion, politics, economics (up: policy taken down)

LewieP

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,727
What a joke.

How can you even meaningfully discuss video games in 2020 whilst banning discussing politics, economics and sexuality?!?!? Themes which are deeply embedded in many aspects of the cultural medium.

Does no guns mean that there's no discussion of FPS games?
 
Nov 23, 2017
4,229
User banned (1month): Inflammatory generalizations, platform warring + numerous prior infractions for hostility, trolling and inflammatory rhetoric
Between shit like this, thinking master race memes are funny, and the worst most vile segments of gamers' preferred genres (both that Mordhau controversy and the GOG trans stuff omes to mind) being primarily on the platform, PC gamers really need to get their house in order.
 

Wintermute

Member
Oct 27, 2017
704
bwahaha that's so fucking cringe.

if i was a pc gamer journo my head would be vanishing into my body with embarrassment like a tortoise right now.

thank goodness they've finally created the promised land where games can be entirely stripped of all social, political and economic context.
 

Slayven

I don’t know what you’re talking about
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
42,088
the acronym makes it seem like a troll at best
 

sredgrin

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Oct 27, 2017
5,478
They probably read their comments section and realized it was a shithole and didn't wanna bother.
 

LewieP

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Oct 26, 2017
9,727




 

Mazzle

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Oct 25, 2017
2,236
Germany
Isn't demanding to be apolitical not also a political statement...
Which means, specifically not talking about politics is political and should be banned there...
 

BAD

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Oct 25, 2017
6,204
USA
That’s sounds like some privileged right leaning trash. The only people who say they don’t want to hear about politics or sexuality are the ones who have bigoted thoughts they don’t like to get roasted for.
 

Avalon

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Oct 26, 2017
1,710




Did you miss the part where it said "except where these topics are expressly covered in articles posted by the PC Gamer Editorial Staff?"
 

ASTROID2

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Oct 25, 2017
553
So no talking about games with guns, religion, sexuality, abortion, politics or economic themes in it? Thats a lot of games.
 

Nanashrew

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Oct 25, 2017
4,625




The forbidden content!
 

riotous

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,926
Seattle
It's fairly obvious that by "guns" they mean "gun politics."

Are people being obtuse in this thread or poking fun at that?