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Steam Relaxing Rules on Which Games Appear in Their Online Store

Published: 8/Jun/2018 16:28 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Scott Mahoney

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Gaming service Steam has updated their stance, in a new blog post, on what games get to appear in their store following controversy over a school shooting simulator.

The shooter simulation was met with mixed reactions, but also found its way into news headlines and evoked a conversation about what content video games should allow.

The massive gaming service platform has seen many titles come and go since its 2003 release, few have had such impact that the company would have to look at its policy regarding censorship.

They have decided it would be best to a take a more relaxed stance on regulating what comes into the store.

In a statement released on their official blog they had this to say:

So we ended up going back to one of the principles in the forefront of our minds when we started Steam, and more recently as we worked on Steam Direct to open up the Store to many more developers: Valve shouldn’t be the ones deciding this. If you’re a player, we shouldn’t be choosing for you what content you can or can’t buy. If you’re a developer, we shouldn’t be choosing what content you’re allowed to create. Those choices should be yours to make. Our role should be to provide systems and tools to support your efforts to make these choices for yourself, and to help you do it in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

In short, they plan on allowing games into the store provided that they are not illegal or trolling.

The post goes on to say that they do not support everything that makes its way onto the platform, but they feel that everyone should receive an equal opportunity to express themselves.

If you are interested in reading more about the update, you can view the full post here.

They also noted that there would be no significant short-term changes, but their primary focus on new regulation is about legality rather than morality.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions: Mahrez, Griezmann, Coman

Published: 30/Nov/2020 13:34

by Connor Bennett

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Team of the Week is back for TOTW in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. However, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best team we’ve ever seen. 

It might feel like FIFA 21 has been out forever, but the game is still in its infancy as Ultimate Team promos continue to roll out.

We’ve had Rulebreakers, Black Friday, Record Breakers, and Road to the Final get underway already – and we can even start to look forward to FUTMas in the coming days as December is about to get underway.

Amongst all the pop-up promos, Team of the Week remains a constant. We’ve had a best of Team of the Week appar already as well, but away from that, the spotlight turns to TOTW 10 and what that could offer. 

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Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann should feature in TOTW 10.

Truth be told, if our predictions are spot on, it won’t be the best Team of the Week that’s ever graced FIFA – purely because it looks like it’s lacking big names. 

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman look to be the standout players – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also making their way in. 

Karl Toko-Ekambi played a part in all three of Lyon’s goals in their win over Reims, so he’s in – which should help Ligue 1 squad owners. Similarly, RB Leipizig’s Angelino deserves a boost after his performance, as does Leeds United’s Raphinha.

FIFA 21 TOTW 10 Predictions | Team of the Week 10

  • GK: Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • GK: Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • LB: Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • RB: Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • RB: Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • CB: Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • CB: Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • CDM: Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • CM: Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • CM: Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • CM: Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM: Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • RM: Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • RM: Raphinha – Leeds United
  • RW: Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • RW: Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • LW: Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • LW: Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • CAM: Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • ST: Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • ST: Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • ST: Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • ST: Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon

Obviously, we’ve not chosen to give Edison Cavani a slot despite his late-game heroics for Manchester United against Southampton.

The Uruguayan forward doesn’t have a United card in-game, and while EA has given player an IF before a base card, we just don’t know if they’ll do the same here. Either way, we’ll just have to see what happens on Wednesday, December 2!