Valve is being criticized for accepting a rape-themed game
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Valve has once again caused controversy with its politics regarding the games that are being approved for Steam. This time a game called Rape Day dedicated to a serial killer/rapist has popped up in the service, and the title literally allows to “verbally harass, kill, and rape women as you choose to progress the story.” Like, what the hell is going on with approving games on Steam?
If you search for the game’s page through your Steam account, you’ll find out that it’s a visual novel, which represents extremely graphic scenes of raping with all the dongs sticking right in your face from the monitor. Actually, it’s visual porn. Funnily, Valve ensures that all the existing games’ pages pass through a brief review process, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that such games as Rape Day would disappear. Instead, Valve’s content policy allows almost everything to exist on Steam with an only exception of directly trolling games or illegal ones. Whether depicting the process of raping is illegal, remains to be determined by Valve.
Strictly speaking, Rape Day has nothing to do with actual game development, and there’s a fair question why this game was approved in the first place. It hasn’t released yet, and the message says the game is currently under review – so there’s a chance that the game won’t ever release. Honestly, it’s not a project you are willing to see when Epic makes some rival moves with its Epic Games Store.