A user-created game modification – or mod – designed to replace pride flags in the game from the recently released PC port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, has been removed by NexusMods and ModDB, two of the biggest online sites of PC games. mods. Both sites have confirmed that the ‘troll’ mod, which was uploaded from a new account, has been removed.
According to a report by The Verge, popular game mod hosting site NexusMods explained in a blog post that the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered mod was uploaded to their site by a brand new account with no modding history, what the site administrators suspect is a secondary account for one of the site’s users, or a ‘sock puppet’ account.
The mod replaced the pride flags found around New York with the American flag on Marvel’s Spider Man Remastered. In addition to removing the mod, “the sock puppet account and the main user account” were banned by NexusMods.
“This was very clearly done deliberately to be a troll mod. The fact that the user needed to make a sock puppet like a coward to download the mod showed their intent to troll and they knew it wouldn’t be not allowed,” NexusMods said.
“If they hadn’t been loose and used their main account instead, we would have just removed the mod and told them we didn’t want to host it, only banning them if they did. uploaded again after being warned. The creation of the sock puppet removed any doubts and made the decision easier for us,” they added.
ModDB, which hosts mods for PC games like NexusMods, too announcement via a tweet that he had removed the mod. “ModDB is an inclusive environment for all and we do not allow targeting of marginalized groups. Our moderation of content is largely automated but once identified we have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content,” the website said. in the tweet.