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While I would like to see all these games uncensored on GOG, there is one big "elephant in the room". It's not GOG itself, but the payservices that are coupled to the website. Especially PayPal is very, very sensitive to any "adult" content. If a website start selling uncensored stuff, PayPal simply stops servicing that site.

I personally don't mind, because GOG uses iDeal, that is far less (if at all) sensitive to "adult" stuff, but a lot of people here use PayPal, and losing that service would be a major blow to GOG.

So - I am sure the people behind GOG are not that short-minded at all, but the people behind PayPal certainly are. They don't mid violence (even extreme violence), but start foam-mouthing the moment things get a bit too erotic (by the way... I wonder why PayPal turned a blind eye to The Witcher 3, but I do not expect rationality from them so I am not too surprised).

Anyway - Like it or not, these are the things GOG has to deal with...
I am sure Steam can get away with more, but even they have to watch their back.
Post edited April 14, 2019 by JClosed
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JClosed: While I would like to see all these games uncensored on GOG, there is one big "elephant in the room". It's not GOG itself, but the payservices that are coupled to the website. Especially PayPal is very, very sensitive to any "adult" content. If a website start selling uncensored stuff, PayPal simply stops servicing that site.

I personally don't mind, because GOG uses iDeal, that is far less (if at all) sensitive to "adult" stuff, but a lot of people here use PayPal, and losing that service would be a major blow to GOG.

So - I am sure the people behind GOG are not that short-minded at all, but the people behind PayPal certainly are. They don't mid violence (even extreme violence), but start foam-mouthing the moment things get a bit too erotic (by the way... I wonder why PayPal turned a blind eye to The Witcher 3, but I do not expect rationality from them so I am not too surprised).

Anyway - Like it or not, these are the things GOG has to deal with...
I am sure Steam can get away with more, but even they have to watch their back.
Factually untrue. Know plenty of folks who pay for online tokens and whatnot on cam sites with their PayPal.
So they would not in any way pressure GOG to not have mature content. Especially since they already do, their first ever game and main franchise is very mature, not anything they can or will change.

It's simply a choice they made. Reasons are their own as it stands.
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JClosed: While I would like to see all these games uncensored on GOG, there is one big "elephant in the room". It's not GOG itself, but the payservices that are coupled to the website. Especially PayPal is very, very sensitive to any "adult" content. If a website start selling uncensored stuff, PayPal simply stops servicing that site.

I personally don't mind, because GOG uses iDeal, that is far less (if at all) sensitive to "adult" stuff, but a lot of people here use PayPal, and losing that service would be a major blow to GOG.

So - I am sure the people behind GOG are not that short-minded at all, but the people behind PayPal certainly are. They don't mid violence (even extreme violence), but start foam-mouthing the moment things get a bit too erotic (by the way... I wonder why PayPal turned a blind eye to The Witcher 3, but I do not expect rationality from them so I am not too surprised).

Anyway - Like it or not, these are the things GOG has to deal with...
I am sure Steam can get away with more, but even they have to watch their back.
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Baalzie: Factually untrue. Know plenty of folks who pay for online tokens and whatnot on cam sites with their PayPal.
So they would not in any way pressure GOG to not have mature content. Especially since they already do, their first ever game and main franchise is very mature, not anything they can or will change.

It's simply a choice they made. Reasons are their own as it stands.
Umm... Buying tokens to finaly buy some "hot" stuff is circumventing that PayPal restriction. Sites like Denpasoft or Mangagamer are excluded from PayPal for those reasons I mentioned. But hey - I agree that it's not clear what is the precise reason some games get censored, while other games are not. As long as you can get a patch to unlock mature content I do not care too much.

Anyway - Even Steam has weird policy's. Not that long ago they stopped censoring the store, but lately more and more games get axed because of "reasons". It is completely unpredictable when a game gets allowed or not. Lately there seems to be a problem with a "school" environment or something (even if all the characters are clearly in the 18-20 age range), so there's that. Some games with clearly explicit stuff get allowed, while other games that are the same get booted. Developers get shot down without even knowing why and/or without any explanation. It's a huge mess.