***Update 1 – 2015-06-26 – 09:58 CEST***

Some of you might have noticed something out of the ordinary on Steam as of recently, and what would that be? So you might ask yourself. Well, apparently Valve has yet again taken a stand against censorship when it comes to games. Because as you might already know, Apple made the decision to remove Game-Labs real-time strategy game Ultimate General: Gettysburg, from the App Store just recently. As the game contains quite a few Confederate army flags (which is perfectly normal, since it´s a game about the American civil war after all).  

So Valve decided to make fun out of Apple for their decision about Ultimate General: Gettysburg, as seen in the picture down below. Personally, I think Apple deserved this, and the next time I´ll buy a smartphone, computer (or whatever). It might just not be a Apple product…

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It seems like Valve (and Gaben) is making fun out of Apple.

Credit:
GamerGate news

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Censorship of historical symbols and events, political correctness overload!

I still remember when I first found out that Germany has been censoring Nazi crosses in video games (the Wolfenstein series for example), books, movies, TV-series and whatnot. I found that to be both odd and rather disturbing, at least if it´s a authentic and historical creation. I mean, what´s the point of censoring our history and historical symbols? Because that´s not going to do any good for anyone. Since all it does is hiding the truth for the next generation whom does not yet know the history behind the Nazi cross.

So I got quite upset when I found out that Game-Labs real-time strategy game Ultimate General: Gettysburg (you can buy the game via GOG for 13.79 Euro) has been pulled from the App Store. Why? Because the game features the confederate Army flag (aka “The Dixie” flag). Well, you don´t say? Could it possible be because Ultimate General takes place during the American Civil War? (at the battle of Gettysburg). That´s of course pure nonsense, but it´s a part of the aftermath from Dylan Roof´s slaughter at Charleston, USA (Roof liked to pose with a Dixie flag on most of his pictures).

The Dixie flags stays! And so does Ultimate General: Gettysburg  

ultimate general gettysburg

General Robert E. Lee (the Confederate Army) and General George Meade (the United States army).

So this is my take on Apple´s decision to remove Ultimate General: Gettysburg from the App Store. Well, some of you might not be familiar with strategy games such as Close Combat and Panzer General, but both feature historical and authentic facts, symbols, weapons and such from World War II. So that means Nazi crosses, soldiers, movies of Hitler, etc., And I see no problem with that, since that´s how things went down during WWII. That´s why I don´t understand why Apple pulled Ultimate General: Gettysburg from the App Store, simply because it happens to features some Confederate Army flags in the game. Like, come on Apple, don´t be like that now.

I mean, if you (Apple) haven´t noticed it, both GOG.com and Steam sells Ultimate General: Gettysburg (the game runs on the Unity engine by the way) with no sweat. So what´s the deal? Don´t tell me that you bent over for political correctness and the SJW movement? No matter the reason, I think that you (Apple) should rethink your decision since Ultimate General: Gettysburg is a really good American Civil War real-time strategy game (the PC-version has an average score of 85% via gamerankings and  84/100 via Metacritic).

Oh! Did I mention that UG: Gettysburg is DRM-free? So if you love historical and authentic strategy games, then don´t miss out on UG: Gettysburg!

Source:
Ultimate General´s blog

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