A user-created recreation modification — or mod — designed to exchange in-game delight flags from the recently-released PC port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, was reportedlt taken down by NexusMods and ModDB, two of the largest on-line websites for PC recreation mods. Each websites have confirmed that the ‘troll’ mod, which was uploaded from a brand new account, had been eliminated.
In keeping with aby The Verge, common recreation mod internet hosting web site NexusMods in a weblog put up that the mod for was uploaded to its web site by a brand-new account with no modding historical past, which the location’s directors suspect is a secondary account for one of many web site’s customers, or a ‘sock puppet’ account.
The mod changed the delight flags discovered round New York Metropolis with the US flag on Marvel’s Spider Man Remastered. Together with eradicating the mod, each “the sock puppet account and the consumer’s principal account” have been banned by NexusMods.
“It was very clearly completed intentionally to be a troll mod. The very fact the consumer wanted to make a sock puppet like a coward to add the mod confirmed their intent to troll and that they knew it will not be allowed,” NexusMods acknowledged.
“Had they not been a coward and had they used their principal account as an alternative, we might have merely eliminated the mod and informed them that we didn’t need to host it, solely banning them in the event that they re-uploaded it once more after being pretty warned. The creation of the sock puppet eliminated any doubt and made it an easy choice for us,” they added.
ModDB, which hosts mods for PC video games like NexusMods, additionallythrough a tweet that it had eliminated the mod. “ModDB is an inclusive atmosphere for all and we don’t allow concentrating on marginalized teams. Our content material moderation is essentially automated however when recognized, we now have a zero-tolerance coverage for this sort of content material,” the web site stated within the tweet.