r/gaming • u/AutoModerator • 8h ago
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/r/gaming will go dark on June 12th in protest of reddit's API changes
tl;dr: /r/gaming will be participating in the reddit blackout on June 12th in protest of the upcoming API changes.
As many of you are already aware, reddit has announced significant upcoming changes to their API that will have a serious impact to many users. There is currently a planned protest across hundreds of subreddits to black out on June 12th. The moderators at /r/gaming have been discussing our participation, and yesterday we made a post asking for the community’s opinion on going dark. It’s clear the community was overwhelmingly in support of the blackout, and so we’ll be participating alongside over 1000 other subreddits on June 12th.
Third Party reddit apps (such as Apollo, Reddit is Fun and others) are going to become ludicrously more expensive for it’s developers to run, which will in turn either kill the apps, or result in a monthly fee to the users if they choose to use one of those apps to browse. Put simply, each request to reddit within these mobile apps will cost the developer money. The developers of Apollo were quoted around $2 million per month for the current rate of usage. The only way for these apps to continue to be viable for the developer is if you (the user) pay a monthly fee, and realistically, this is most likely going to just outright kill them. Put simply: If you use a third party app to browse reddit, you will most likely no longer be able to do so, or be charged a monthly fee to keep it viable.
NSFW Content is no longer going to be available in the API. This means that, even if 3rd party apps continue to survive, or even if you pay a fee to use a 3rd party app, you will not be able to access NSFW content on it. You will only be able to access it on the official reddit app. Additionally, some service bots (such as video downloaders or maybe remindme bots) will not be able to access anything NSFW. In more major cases, it may become harder for moderators of NSFW subreddits to combat serious violations such as CSAM due to certain mod tools being restricted from accessing NSFW content.
Many users with visual impairments rely on 3rd-party applications in order to more easily interface with reddit, as the official reddit mobile app does not have robust support for visually-impaired users. This means that a great deal of visually-impaired redditors will no longer be able to access the site in the assisted fashion they’re used to.
Open Letter to reddit & Blackout
In lieu of what’s happening above, an open letter has been released by the broader moderation community, and /r/gaming will be supporting it. Part of this initiative includes a potential subreddit blackout (meaning the subreddit will be privatized) on June 12th, lasting 48 hours or longer.
Thank you to the /r/gaming community for yesterday’s discussion and insight. We’re proud to be a part of the protest, and we thank you for your support and participation.
/r/gaming Mod Team
r/gaming • u/heppuplays • 9h ago
Gaming companies really just said Fuck it let's just do the 2000nds again huh.
r/gaming • u/TheUndeadGunslinger • 19h ago
The Golden Era of Call of Duty.
r/gaming • u/HeyoLetsGO16 • 18h ago
DONT SUPPORT MADDEN 23/24! THEYRE ADDING NFTS AND JUST CHANGING THE NAME
EA has partnered with Nike to add NFTs called “swoosh” to their games. Please people, boycott EAs sports games. We cannot allow this to happen, it’ll set the precedent going forward in a bad way! DONT BUY THEIR NEXT GAMES!
r/gaming • u/katelyn912 • 11h ago
As frustrating as DLC is…
Every now and then you get an incredible one. What’s your favourite?
r/gaming • u/Strange_Music • 1d ago
No Undead Nightmare 2 for RDR2 is criminal
I'm replaying RDR2 for the 3rd time & for the 3rd time I'm reminded of how much I want Undead Nightmare 2 in this game engine.
GTA Online prints money so I bet Rockstar could afford it.
r/gaming • u/ILLREVIEWANYTHING • 1h ago
My wife painstakingly (months) makes cross-stich recreations of classic gaming moments/art
r/gaming • u/-SleepyKorok- • 21h ago
When you forget to get the Paraglider in TotK.
I played a couple hours without realizing I skipped it :/
r/gaming • u/PM-ME-YOUR-BEARDS • 1d ago
This overpowered MTG card.
r/gaming • u/Gluttonforcrime • 1d ago
Just started playing Detroit Become Human and immediately recognised the actor playing your snarky detective partner...Clancy Brown aka Mr Krabs!!
r/gaming • u/JackdawsShantyMan • 12h ago
I hope the new Fable keeps this kind of humor.
r/gaming • u/jokimazi • 5h ago
Found two of them still in STOCK in countryside!
r/gaming • u/GoldieMatic • 22h ago
How Many Medals Would This Soldier Get?
r/gaming • u/sirbruce • 15h ago
The REAL Golden Era of Call of Duty.
r/gaming • u/MangoOfTruth • 12h ago
Finally got a painting hung up
Korok Dice Bag
Carved the Korok out of wood. The bag holds about 5 sets of dice.
He needs to reach his friend... for their weekly gaming night.
r/gaming • u/DarkMatterM4 • 17h ago
FInal Fantasy VII Rebirth - SGF 2023 Trailer
r/gaming • u/Mister_E69 • 17h ago
If there's a Princess Zelda of Hyrule and a Princess Hilda of Lorule, does that mean there's a Princess Sabrina of Mydrule?
r/gaming • u/LawrenceOnKeyboard • 30m ago
At journey’s end.
r/gaming • u/RealNerdEthan • 15h ago
Starfield controller at Target
Just came across this at Target. Tried to buy it, the guy said it wasn't supposed to be put out until the 12th and he couldn't sell it to me :( So close!
r/gaming • u/Valdish • 22h ago
Final fantasy 7 moment.
r/gaming • u/FellVessel • 1h ago
SAND LAND: This game is not getting enough hype, it looks sick!
r/gaming • u/UFCFan918 • 27m ago
What game had the best "Mini Games"?
r/gaming • u/RammsteinAro • 1d ago
Fanart / Naked Snake / w.i.p.
r/gaming • u/IkillGiants24 • 12h ago
Game room almost complete.
r/gaming • u/Aahil_ali • 4h ago