Starfield’s greatest mod website sticks it to the sport’s most bigoted mod

Kath Santarin
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In case you’ve been unlucky sufficient to witness the customarily exhausting and embarrassing discourse round video video games, you will little doubt be conversant in a current one involving Starfield. It has nothing to do with the sport’s inventive, narrative, and even technical deserves.

It does, nonetheless, contain a really offended white dude completely having a meltdown about… the choice to choose pronouns within the sport’s character creator! So livid was their rage that you would really feel them rising new capillaries on digicam.

Although modders are principally proficient creators who typically work to resolve issues, carry essential lacking options to the sport and overhaul outdated options (we have now a complete record of a few of their finest Starfield mods to show it) – some simply have sufficient know-how to create work that retains them safe in their very own little ignorant bubble.

That is what one mod tried to do: merely take away the choice of pronouns from Starfield’s character creator. The mod was briefly dwell on Nexus Mods, the most important web site for mods there’s, earlier than the positioning eliminated it.

And that wasn’t an accident, the positioning instructed 404 Media (by way of PC Gamer) that it would not stand for mods that promote division.

A spokesperson for Nexus Mod defined that whereas the positioning is “not the police of what folks can and can’t mod into (or out of) their video games,” it wasn’t going to host content material it objects to.

“Internet hosting this mod was not for us and it’s actually inside our rights to not host content material on our platform,” the spokesperson mentioned.

“It is not a ‘political assertion’ or an ‘alignment to at least one facet or the opposite within the tradition warfare.’ We stand for range and inclusion in our neighborhood and the removing of range, whereas interesting to many, doesn’t promote a optimistic modding neighborhood.”

This is not truly the primary time Nexus Mods took a stance in opposition to mods with questionable content material, the positioning beforehand took down a mod that eliminated the Delight flag from Spider-Man Remastered.

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