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1 Rape Video Game Removed, 2000 Similar Remain

After coming under fire from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for listing a video game featuring the rape and murder of women, major video game distributor Steam has backtracked and removed the game. Despite their “allow everything” that isn’t “illegal, or straight up trolling”content policy, Steam delisted the game due to posing “unknown costs and risks”. Steam’s vacuous…

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Steam Lists Video Game Featuring Rape & Murder of Women

Less than a year after Steam, the largest online video game distributor, changed their policy from prohibiting nudity and sexual violence to an “anything goes” policy that would allow the sale of any game that was not illegal or “straight up trolling”, a new game is under review and has been listed on their store…

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Parents’ Guide: Roblox

Children today have more video games available to play than ever before. With so many different gaming consoles and variety of games, it is incumbent that parents are informed about the types of content their child may be exposed to. Today, we will look specifically at Roblox, helping you understand the game that young children…

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Steam Approves Game Promoting Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Steam, the largest digital distributor for video games to children and adults, recently approved the first “100% uncensored” porn game for sale on its platform. The decision comes not long after Steam stated it would publish all video games regardless of content, barring anything illegal. Set to release on September 14th, Negligee: Love Stories is…

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The Videogame Company Steam Welcomes Sexual Violence Games, Reverses Restrictions

A month after Steam told select game developers to pull sexual content from their game they have reversed their stance and created a new policy to “allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.” The National Center on Sexual Exploitation denounces this decision in light…

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Steam Announces Release of a New App, Makes it Easier to Access Exploitative Content

Valve Corporation, the parent company of Steam, recently announced the upcoming launch of a new app that will enable users to access videogames from their Steam libraries on mobile devices and tablets. This new app creates even more ways for people, especially children, to view the hypersexualized and exploitative content that is still easily accessible…

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Why Video Games With Sexually Exploitive Content Harm Children

Children are at a high risk of being exposed to sexually exploitive content on Steam. The PC gamer website, Steam, offers entire categories of “nudity” and “sexual content” video games. These categories include over 780 video games with explicit content, featuring only mild warnings that such material “may not be appropriate for all ages, or…

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Parental Controls for the Steam PC Video Game Platform: Family View

Steam is a very popular, free gaming platform that you download onto your PC and allows you to buy and download games onto your computer. From the latest figures from January 2018, Steam has 18.5 million simultaneous users at peak time. That is a massive number of users, including adults and kids. Steam offers a…

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Steam Video Games Promote Rape Myths, Sexual Violence in Our #MeToo Culture

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added black…

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Statement: Why Are Rape-Themed Video Games Being Sold in the Age of #MeToo?

Washington, DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has identified some in the video game industry as perpetuating rape culture and rape myths. In July NCOSE reached out to Steam, a video game distribution platform and one of the most egregious culprits, asking the company to remove sexually exploitive games. After NCOSE’s complaint, Steam added…

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