It was only a couple of days ago that I wrote about Fight of Gods, a new fighting game that ridiculously pits gods against each other. And unsurprisingly, it’s already causing some trouble.
Steam users in Malayasia are today being blocked from using the platform as it apparently “violate(s) the National law(s).” And why does it violate National laws? All because of just one game: Fight of Gods. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) doesn’t approve of it apparently.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said, “Malaysians respect all cultural and religious sensitivities, and the sale and distribution of the religiously insensitive and blasphemous games must be stopped immediately.” I mean, sure, Fight of Gods may be a little distasteful, but I hardly think it’s going to cause any civil unrest.
Requesting Steam to disable the title from being downloaded in Malaysia within 24 hours, the MCMC has perhaps been a little heavy-handed in its approach, especially since a statement released by the game’s publisher, PQube Games, indicates that they hadn’t been contacted by Malaysian officials as of the time Steam became blocked for a whole nation of gamers.
Videogames, huh? Who knew they could cause so much trouble? We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about the situation.
Apparently Steam is now unblocked, though Fight of Gods is. Sorry gamers of Malaysia, there’ll be no fisticuffs between the likes of Anubis and Jesus for you!