r/gaming 13h ago

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r/gaming 3d ago Take My Energy Faith In Humanity Restored

/r/gaming will go dark on June 12th in protest of reddit's API changes


Greetings everyone!

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.

More Information:

  • 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 1h ago

Some weapon, eh?


r/gaming 13h ago

Gaming companies really just said Fuck it let's just do the 2000nds again huh.

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r/gaming 5h ago

At journey’s end.

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r/gaming 4h ago

How do I explain to my partner that games provide me a mental health break?


I get into arguments at times with my partner because she feels that all I do is play video games. Mind you, I cook, clean, we live together so always spend time together but when I get a free moment to myself (Late at night/ when she's gone/ days off while she works) or when we argue, I retreat to playing games. They have been my escape for the past 25 years of my life and I can't just give them up. They help me relax and just leave the world for a moment. Mind you, I don't smoke, don't drink, nothing... How can I articulate this in a way that doesn't make me sound like a baby man? Or am I in fact, just a big baby man?

TLDR: My partner thinks I play games to much (Which I don't, I just like to fill my free time with it). I'm not sure how to explain that games provide me a mental break and escape without sounding childish.


r/gaming 1d ago Wholesome (Pro)

The Golden Era of Call of Duty.

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r/gaming 16h ago

As frustrating as DLC is…

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Every now and then you get an incredible one. What’s your favourite?

r/gaming 3h ago

My original artwork of the Hunter from Bloodborne, created using Bic ballpoint pens, Copic markers and colored pencils.

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r/gaming 22h ago



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 1d ago Platinum

No Undead Nightmare 2 for RDR2 is criminal

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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 10h ago

Found two of them still in STOCK in countryside!

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r/gaming 1d ago

When you forget to get the Paraglider in TotK.

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I played a couple hours without realizing I skipped it :/

r/gaming 16h ago

I hope the new Fable keeps this kind of humor.

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r/gaming 1d ago

This overpowered MTG card.

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r/gaming 2h ago

I'd be more than willing to pay good money to see Kratos kick Set's arse

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r/gaming 1d ago

Just started playing Detroit Become Human and immediately recognised the actor playing your snarky detective partner...Clancy Brown aka Mr Krabs!!

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r/gaming 5h ago

Korok Dice Bag

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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 4h ago

I've got my towel... Don't Panic...

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for Commodore 64.

r/gaming 1d ago

How Many Medals Would This Soldier Get?


r/gaming 2h ago

Finished RDR2 after about 6 months


Got very little kids so playing has been very slow. I think playing it over a longer period of time really made the journey sink in.

Wow what a game and what a story. This was more than a video game. It’s a masterful story telling experience and a work of art!

I haven’t felt quite about a video game like this ever I think.

r/gaming 19m ago

Tekken Customization is both a blessing and a curse.

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r/gaming 16h ago Masterpiece

Finally got a painting hung up

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r/gaming 20h ago

The REAL Golden Era of Call of Duty.

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r/gaming 25m ago

This game was legit amazing

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I dunno why but Croc and the music from the game just pops into my head every now and then

r/gaming 4h ago

We need a remake of the entire series!

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r/gaming 8h ago

Persona 3 ReLoad is a thing.

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