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Mass Murder Simulator Appears On Steam Greenlight

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Posted December 18, 2014 by Ivan "Tech Curse" Mashkov in News

You’ll occasionally see some of these games. Games that push what we consider acceptable in our entertainment. I’m not talking about games, like GTA V, which act as a barometer for society. These games show us what we consider acceptable as a society. I’m talking about games that push it to the brink and onward. They go beyond what we consider reasonable.

Hatred is one of those games. It is an isometric shooter that puts players in the shoes of a mass murderer. Yes, in this game you play as one of those shooters that you see in the news. This game is extremely violent and insane. I put up a trailer above, but don’t watch it unless you’re ready to see something very disturbing.

The antagonist in this title wants to kill and be killed. He hates the world and everyone in it. From the footage we’ve seen, it seems like a typical isometric shooter, however you shoot innocents and law enforcement, though children and animals will not be featured in this title. It also feature very brutal executions, so again – don’t watch the above video unless you’re ready for it.

Given the extreme content of the game, it has been banned, then returned to Steam Greenlight. Overall, the title was well received by the Steam community. I’ll start off from the start. Initial reports indicated that Valve removed the game from their service due to its objectionable content. Destructive Creations, the game’s developer, followed up on this by releasing a statement to fans, which included some interesting statistics.

“Even though games like Manhunt or Postal are still available on Steam we of course fully respect Valve’s decision, as they have right to do so. In the same time we want to assure you that this won’t in any way impact the game development, game’s vision or gameplay features we’re aiming for. The game is still to be released in Q2 2015 as planned.

Moreover we don’t treat this as a failure because yet again this showed us a huge community support we’re totally overwhelmed with. After only a couple of hours Greenlight campaign being live, Hatred gathered 13,148 up votes and ended up on a #7 on top 100 list.” – Destructive Creations

You’d think that the story would be over at that point, however Valve had a change of heart. It seems that an executive decision by Gabe Newel allowed the game to return to Steam GreenlightDestructive Creations, Facebook page features an image of an e-mail from Gabe Newel to the developer’s CEO. In it he explained the reasons behind the change of heart.

“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.”

It seems that we’ll be able to play this unique title after all. Hatred is coming to Steam in Q2 2015, if everything goes well. To help them along, head on over to Steam Greenlight and vote yes. Game Responsibly! I mean it!

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About the Author

Ivan "Tech Curse" Mashkov

This is the Japanese Tech Curse, who enjoys GTA way too much and need to lose quite a few pounds. I love open world and I love simulators, so laugh all you want. I am RRR112 on the PSN and Ouya and JTC2008 on Steam, so check me out and let's play!

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