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Valve has a change of heart, restores Hatred to Greenlight

Shortly after it was removed from Steam Greenlight for being unpublishable, Destructive Creations' Hatred has been restored to the service with what appears to be a personal apology from Gabe Newell.

Alex Wawro, Contributor

December 17, 2014

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On Monday, Destructive Creations' Hatred was removed from Steam Greenlight because it didn't meet Valve's publishing standards. Now the game has been reinstated to Greenlight and the developers have published a screenshot to their Facebook page of what they claim is a direct apology from Gabe Newell. "Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight," reads the note. "Since I wasn't up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that it wasn't a good decision, and we'll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers." Steam Greenlight's developer guidelines -- which Hatred was presumably seen to breach earlier this week -- still include only the vague restriction that submissions "must not contain offensive material or violate copyright or intellectual property rights." Hatred -- described by its creators as "an isometric shooter with disturbing atmosphere of mass killing" -- certainly seems to cross that line, but (as the developers pointed out in an email earlier this week) so too does Postal, which has been available for purchase on Steam for some time.

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