Insomniacs Spider-Man is prohibited from using homophobic PC mods on popular PC mod sites

Insomniacs Spider-Man is prohibited from using homophobic PC mods on popular PC mod sites ...

Spider-Man, like Sonys God of War, has recently switched from PlayStation exclusivity to Windows PC, just as earlier this year. Naturally, the growing open-world superhero game has attracted some attention from the gaming community, who now has the freedom to transform him into Kingpin and other characters.

Despite this newfound freedom, some modders took it for granted, removing the various Pride flags scattered throughout Marvels Spider-Mans New York and substituting them with American flags. Fortunately, popular mod sites Nexus Mods and ModDB have taken a stand against this behavior.

Nexus Mods published a blog on its website on Thursday, explaining how a user created an anti-LGBTQ mod by using a sock puppet account that removed all of the in-game Pride flags. The site's runners then banned both the sock puppet account and the users main account.

Our policy is this: we are for inclusivity, we are for diversity, according to user Dark0ne, the creator of the Nexus Mods blog entry. If we suspect that someone is attempting to troll other users deliberately to spawn a spike, we will take steps against it.

Nexus Mods can only remove hateful mods from its site, not delete them completely. You may be able to find hateful mods like this on some mod sites, but we wont be arguing this with you, wrote Dark0ne. [...] If you disagree with this policy, please delete your account.

A fan tweeted evidence of a mod that specifically targeted stupid Pride flags and was tagged with both Trump and Trump 2024. The ModDB Twitter account stated that the site is an open forum for everyone and that it does not permit the targeting of marginalized groups.

Although site-specific prohibitions such as these will never eliminate hateful mods altogether, Nexus Mods and ModDBs actions send a clear message of inclusion to gamers both in and out of the PC gaming environment.