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Steam is back in Malaysia

Steam is back in Malaysia

It looks like Valve’s digital storefront is once again available in Malaysia.

Word comes by way of PCGamesN, which says that the block is mostly over, but points out that some ISPs are still not allowing users to access Steam.

Though Steam is back, the title that started this whole mess is not. Fight of Gods has been removed from the store.

“From reports we are reading, this is due to a single game that conflicts with local laws,” Valve’s PR rep Doug Lombardi told GamesBeat.

“We have contacted the developer, removed the game, and are attempting to make contact with the officials in Malaysia to remove the block. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Steam was blocked in the region last Friday due to sale of the deity fighting title. Publisher PQube released what can only be described as a confused statement following the block, saying:

“We are disappointed that such freedom of choice is not given to everyone and in particular that the game has been forcibly removed from sale in Malaysia, although no direct communication has been received by us as to the reasons for this.”


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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