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Gabe Newell Personally Adds Hatred Back Onto Steam Greenlight

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On the 15th, a game called Hatred was removed from Steam. According to valve  it “violated terms and conditions” thus resulting in the removal. Valve never officially commented on how exactly the game violated said terms and conditions, so it left gamers like me wondering. Part of me wanted to say censorship, but logically speaking I assumed it was a misunderstanding. The game jumped to #7 in the Top 100 leaderboard for Greenlight mere hours after being originally added, so clearly the playerbase on Steam wanted this game on the platform.

Gabe Newell himself reversed the removal decision and sent Destructive Creations an apology for the inconvenience.

Hi, Jaroslaw.
Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight. Since I wasn’t up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that it wasn’t a good decision, and we’ll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers.
Good luck with your game.
Gabe

Gamer reception was mixed regarding the removal. Some were glad that a game that appeared to be glorifying/romanticizing mass murder was taken down. While others were irritated that Valve didn’t seem to have a problem with having games like Carmageddon and Postal which involve players killing plenty of innocent people. Maybe this was a marketing ploy, after all, the game is being advertised as incredibly controversial. In some ways it is.

hatred stats

Whatever the reason, it is back and it appears to be staying. The game is set to launch Q2 of 2015 on PC. After just 7 hours of being added Hatred  has taken the #1 spot of the highest voted games on Steam Greenlight with a staggering 27,000 votes.

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About Zach Martinez

Freelancer here at Armed Gamer, North American Video Game Correspondent for Following the Nerd, and a regular on Examiner.com, Zach has made somewhat of a name for himself at the age of 23. He has been writing professionally for just over 5 years now. He doesn't care about resolution or frames per second, he cares about what matters most, the games. You can reach reach him directly at zach.martinez09395@yahoo.com.

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