The problem with the gaming community as a whole is that hell is often other people. One nasty player can ruin an entire game for the other nine. Even if it’s just a small percentage of the community, they’re consistently loud, irritating, abrasive and ban-proof, as they simply make new accounts in these free-to-play games. I’m willing to give up my freedom of speech if it means I don’t have to deal with players like that. Obviously, this doesn’t translate across all games, but there are certainly times I wish League of Legends restricted players to Smart Pings, and Call of Duty would auto-mute everyone I play with until the end of time.
It’s not censorship, it’s good game design, and I’m appreciative for it.