Quantcast
Steam Greenlight already had to pull a 9/11 simulator - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Steam Greenlight already had to pull a 9/11 simulator


10:00 AM on 08.31.2012
Steam Greenlight already had to pull a 9/11 simulator photo



Steam Greenlight has only been in effect for a day, and already some enterprising shock jock tossed a 9/11 game up there for the rage of others. You gotta give 'em points for efficiency. 

best wtc plane simulator (they couldn't even bother with grammar) was probably not even an actual game, what with the screenshots being photographs of the actual World Trade Center attack. Naturally, most Greenlight users were not amused and swiftly reported it. 

"Allahu akbar, brothers," read the description. What a lazy joke this whole thing was. 

This game is just one of several fake entries already spotted on Greenlight, and it'll be interesting to see how the vetting process evolves in response. Right now, security seems to be doing a decent job of knocking out the bad stuff, but I wonder how the joke:genuine ratio pans out in future. 

Greenlight has a lot of potential to boost games that deserve it, but there's also plenty of opportunity for firestarters to do their thing.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Developer stuff

1:30 PM on 10.22.2014
Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is the new CEO of Unity

Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, the man whose impossible name led to the invention of the copy and paste commands, is now in charge of game engine maker Unity Technologies. Co-founder David Helgason has stepped d...more



3:00 PM on 10.20.2014
I'm down for this Halo 2 Anniversary making-of documentary

You may have heard that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a 20GB day-one update, but did you also know that there's a documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the games in this compilation, on the way? (I hope...more



2:00 PM on 10.20.2014
Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after 10 years

Jade Raymond, the managing director at Ubisoft Toronto, is parting ways with Ubisoft after ten years with the company, the publisher announced today. Raymond produced Assassin's Creed and served as executive producer on Assas...more



View all Developer stuff






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more