Atarifever wrote:I usually think this stuff is incredibly silly when I see people and companies apologizing, turning tail and running away, etc. I think most companies and people over-react to pressure and then later people talk about how they were "censored." Realizing what you say may have an impact on your image or profits is not the same as being censored.
Thank you for pointing this out. It drives me insane when someone does something ridiculous, suffers a backlash in the court of popular opinion, and then whines about how they're being 'censored' or somehow are having their right to free speech taken away (I'm looking at you, Kathy Griffin). You have the right to say pretty much anything you want, but people don't necessarily have to agree with you or not push back against what you say.
To your actual question; no, I don't think games should be censored/banned just the same as a novelist or a movie maker or a painter should not be censored or have their work banned. There's no point in having freedom of speech if you don't protect offensive speech. Expressing opinions and thought everyone else has and agrees with doesn't need protection, does it?