I'm glad that we could find some common ground! Based on what I've read on the matter it seems that most of the symbolism of Columbia has been absorbed into Lady Liberty perhaps rendering the former obsolete as a national icon. Yet this begs the question: why didn't we get a Lady Liberty outfit?
I'd like to thank you for your comment, you clearly put a great deal of time, effort and thought into composing it and I appreciate that. As neighbours on Ship 3 I hope that we can get along in spite of our differences. Even if I disagree with you (which I will, a lot), I want you to know that I'm trying to do so with respect to honour your investment in this topic.
Firstly I'd like to apologize to you and everyone else if I gave you the impression that I think all people from the US are bad. I actually feel quite the opposite! To the best of my knowledge, no single group of people on this Earth has done more to fight US imperialism than the American people, as paradoxical as that may seem. Furthermore the American people are also harmed (albeit less so than their foreign targets) by US imperialism, so I consider us all victims here. It is strictly the imperialistic foreign policy, the government, and (as a very distant third) the institution of the nation state of the US and their associated symbols that I take issue with. I hope that as an Anarchy Marine you can relate to that! To avoid such confusion in the future, I will be using the term US exclusively to refer to the nation and the term American exclusively to refer to the people who live there.
I don't play any of those games you mentioned, but a cursory search yields no result for an Overwatch 4th of July event aside from forum posts complaining of its absence. I see characters with US symbols on their costumes, but I don't take much of an issue with a game portraying presumably American characters wearing US symbols even if I take issue with the symbols themselves, since that's just a representation of a reality that Americans sometimes wear those things. If you choose to play a game set in the US or with American characters I'd say that you opt in to being exposed to those symbols. The same applies to Fallout, since the exploration and subversion of US imagery is a core part of its brand identity. I feel that in both these cases there is sufficient context for the symbols being present and consent from the player in being exposed to those symbols that it is justifiable to include them.
As for Black Desert Online, while event is supposedly an Independence Day event, I don't see any in-game political symbols involved based on a quick search, just fireworks and some animal balloon, so I have no problems worth mentioning with that.
I will concede that PSO2 is a grey area considering Epsiode 4 includes at least in part a US setting, but I hope that you can accept that I don't feel that the use of these symbols is apporpriate outside of the context of that area and items taken from that area.
The meaning of a symbol is granted by two things: the life experiences that someone has in relation to that symbol, and the context with which that symbol is presented. In absence of the significant presence of the latter, one defaults to the former. So, to me, I don't feel that PSO2 grants enough context to these symbols for them to have meaning other than that which my life experience has given them, which is not a positive one for the US flag and Uncle Sam. I'm not trying to destroy these symbols or take them away from people using them benignly in the appropriate time, place and context, I simply feel at this time that this game is not the appropriate place for them and at this time I would rather not see them here. I hope you can see that as a reasonable stance even if you don't agree with it.
I'm not going to engage on the topic of the value of the preservation of symbols that people associate with hate, imperialism, colonialism, etc. since I think that will take us too far off from focusing specifically on this event in this game, but if you consider keeping these things in a museum rather than on the street an acceptable compromise, I would hope that you'd see keeping these symbols confined to domestic celebrations rather than regional scale online video games as an acceptable compromise as well.
I will likewise choose to avoid getting into an arguement over censorship for similar reasons, except that to briefly state that I would define censorship as the prevention of freedom of expression enforced by a state or similar body. A person or company recieving feedback and chosing to add, remove or change something based on that feedback or other data is something more akin to curation or editorial discretion.
I truely am glad that there are many people enjoying the event. While it might not seem that way to some of you, I do want all of us to have fun and enjoy this game together. However, I would like to once again ask how much of this enjoyment is specifically derived from this particular incarnation of this particular event using this particular imagery, and whether you would be just as happy with a "Freedom Day" event featuring "Eagleland" flags and "Uncle Fam" as a costume.
Thank you once again for participating in this discussion and (hopefully) reading my response.