It's not like you can only play on Steam right? Stay out of Steam if you are region-locked, probably.
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Way too many people pushing their politically correctness in a harmless videogame celebration of a national holiday. Seriously FOH.
SH is super cancer due to ungeared people failing the dps check part of the game. In XH, people are running around with Nemesis / Slave weapons and are fully geared. Mechanics wise, they compensate it with killing everything real fast. Honestly SH Mining Base 3 is super cancerous right now.
I love this game, but I feel very disapointed in it in light of the decision to include an event glorifying the United States of America, especially at this particular time. While to some symbols like the American flag and Uncle Sam might seem harmless, to me and many others they are painful icons of conquest, oppression, exploitation, hate and murder. The USA's extensive history and ongoing actions of genocide and human rights violations in addition to its authoritarian and racist government and head of state should speak for themselves as to why this is. I hope that in the future SEGA will be sensitive to the fact that the continent of North America includes countries other than the USA, such as Canada, Mexico and Carribean states, which have been and continue to be the victims of direct and indirect abuses by the USA. Furthermore, within these countries as well as the USA itself are members, descendants or relatives of groups of people who have been targetted and continue to be targetted by the US for oppression, exploitation and genocide. I don't expect SEGA to do anything about it now, though I would like an apology and the removal of these items with explicitly American iconography from the game, I think it would be a good idea to avoid the use of the flags and symbols of real world nations and organizations in the future given their complex and often problematic histories, except when called for by in-universe conditions such as in Episode 4.
gtfo with your politics please. Don't force your narratives on us.