Ion Fury Developers Kowtow To ResetEra Demands: Will Censor Game, Adopts Hate Speech Policy
Ion Fury

Voidpoint Interactive was pressured by ResetEra to remove what the hate-forum labeled as insensitive language. They launched a social media campaign to get the developers fired after one of the developers rightly stated that parents shouldn’t be trying to force their kids to transition at a young age. The media picked up on ResetEra’s outrage and broadcast it high and wide until 3D Realms and Voidpoint responded by apologizing for the developers’ comments, and also acknowledging that they would be donating $10,000 from Ion Fury’s revenue to the Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+.

IGN Africa is reporting that Voidpoint will not only donate $10,000 to the LGBTQIA+ foundation, but they’re also patching the game to censor out any insensitive remarks. So score another win for ResetEra’s censorship campaign.

The developers released a joint statement to IGN, which reads…

“We recognize these statements are insensitive, unacceptable, and counterproductive to causes of equality. We unequivocally apologize both for these comments and language as well as for any pain they have caused the gaming community, particularly women and members of the LGBTQ community. We take full responsibility for any damage that has been done to the relationships we’ve worked so hard to build. Moving forward, Voidpoint will institute a zero-tolerance policy for this type of language and all employees and contractors will undergo mandatory sensitivity training. As part of our efforts to contribute to the work that must be done to further support these communities, we are donating $10,000 from Ion Fury’s release day proceeds to The Trevor Project. We are also patching Ion Fury ASAP to remove all unacceptable language.”

Not only that, but 3D Realms issued a statement to IGN, explaining that any developer that is contracted under the wing will have to abide by the new zero tolerance hate speech policy, so that anyone who says anything that harassment forums like ResetEra deem as inappropriate can find themselves without a job, or without their game being published.

The statement reads…

“It has come to our attention Voidpoint, the developers of Ion Fury, have been accused of making transphobic and misogynistic statements, and included homophobic language in the game which was not approved by us.

 

“Under current leadership, 3D Realms has taken pride empowering marginalized groups, as evident by our strong female protagonist Shelly “Bombshell” Harrison and the makeup of our team.

 

“Moving forward all of 3D Realms’ contracts will include terms which would allow us to sever relationships if a contractor does not abide by our zero-tolerance policy for hate speech, and Ion Fury will be patched ASAP to remove all unacceptable language.”

Basically, the clinically insane are now running the asylum.

Look, let me just outright give you the situation as it stands: you’ve already lost… everything.

There is no nerd culture anymore; it’s a giant melting pot of propaganda now.

You’ve lost the mainstream gaming industry, you’ve lost the AA games industry, and you’ve lost a good portion of the indie games industry.

You’ve lost the mainstream comic book industry, and you only have a couple of indie projects that can sometimes break through the cloud.

You’ve lost television and streaming.

And you’ve also lost the movie industry.

Everything is essentially oriented around a 100% Left-wing Overton Window.

There are shills, propagandists, and sophists who will try to convince you that you’re winning, or that things aren’t that bad, or that the censorship is okay because it “doesn’t affect the game”, but all of these soothsaying platitudes are designed to incrementally chip away at your defenses until you, too, are also aligned 100% with the Left’s Overton Window.

You’re not allowed to disagree, you’re not allowed to use language they don’t approve of, you’re not allowed to speak freely, you’re not allowed to play freely, and you certainly aren’t allowed to create freely.

You’ve lost.

This isn’t hyperbole, it’s a reality. The fact that a company has to apologize on behalf of staff who said that parents trying to force their kids to transition at birth shouldn’t be parents is insane. Nothing they said was wrong, yet it’s considered “hate speech”.

But expect plenty of Centrists to defend the censorship of Ion Fury. Expect plenty of Centrists to try to convince others that common sense is “hate speech”, and not wanting to mutilate or genetically distort their child is “transphobic”.

For everyone who said “just ignore them”, for everyone who said “anti-SJWs are just as bad as SJWs”, and for everyone who said “SJWs are no longer a problem!” this is the future you asked for.

(Thanks for the news tip Gemma Ham)

[Update:] Voidpoint and 3D Realms are now censoring the Steam forums from discussing the censorship. Users are also being banned from the community forum if they mention ResetEra, and discussion about the censorship and ResetEra are being censored on the Discord channels.

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