Gaming forum Resetera bans conversations about upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game over associations with J.K. Rowling

Fight Censorship, Share This Post!

If you’re tired of censorship, cancel culture, and the erosion of privacy and civil liberties subscribe to Reclaim The Net.

Resetera, one of the largest gaming forums, has banned all discussions of the upcoming game Hogwarts Legacy, a role-playing game (RPG) set in the Wizarding World introduced by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter books. The game is weeks away from release.

The gaming forum started by banning posts promoting the game, effectively banning users from discussing trailers and other promotional content of the game. However, this week, Resetera’s general manager announced that “the mod team has decided to expand our prior ban on promotion for the Hogwarts game to include the game itself,” adding “no discussion of this game” will be allowed on the forum.

The decision to ban discussion of the game is not based on the content of the game, it is based on Rowling’s view on gender ideology and her approach to supporting women’s rights. The general manager’s post said that the mod team “began outlining the issues put forth by Rowling and the game in question … each time we kept coming back to the simple fact that Rowling … is actively pushing, in her position as a wealthy and famous individual, for legislation that will hurt trans people.”

On the gaming platform Steam, activists tried to change user tags to “psychological horror” and “transphobia” after the game’s cast was revealed.

If you’re tired of censorship, cancel culture, and the erosion of civil liberties subscribe to Reclaim The Net.

The post Gaming forum Resetera bans conversations about upcoming Hogwarts Legacy game over associations with J.K. Rowling appeared first on Reclaim The Net.


This post has been republished with implied permission from a publicly-available RSS feed found on Reclaim The Net. The views expressed by the original author(s) do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of The Libertarian Hub, its owners or administrators. Any images included in the original article belong to and are the sole responsibility of the original author/website. The Libertarian Hub makes no claims of ownership of any imported photos/images and shall not be held liable for any unintended copyright infringement. Submit a DCMA takedown request.


Fight Censorship, Share This Post!

-> Click Here to Read the Original Article <-

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.