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“Seems like STEAM has become an Adult”

Steam is one of the largest gaming platforms today. Starting back in 2003 by Valve Corporation. Steam had limited its policy to not include games that were full of adult content or controversial content but now, in 2018, Steam seems like care less as it’s going to be allowing all video games including those that contain virtual reality porn and other controversial content in an abrupt reversal policy.

Valve, the owner of popular online video game store came under fire recently when a video game billed as a “school shooting simulation” appeared on the steam store.

Parents of the school shooting victims objected the active-shooter game and also raised a petition which later received more than 200,00signatures to have it removed and Valve eventually removed the game but says it now wants to avoid all the matters regarding how to reform its platform.

The games in the steam store are all checked by a person who approves them but now it seems like everything will be automatically allowed and won’t go through any inspection.

"The harsh reality of this space, that lies at the root of our dilemma, is that there is absolutely no way we can navigate it without making some of our players really mad," Valve's Erik Johnson said in a post to the steam store.

"Valve shouldn't be the ones deciding this. If you're a player, we shouldn't be choosing for you what content you can or can't buy." He continued

The Steam Store will now only ban content which is illegal or "straight up trolling" in a hope that this approach will allow it to focus more on building tools for Steam that will allow its users to control the content they see.

Valve will the first major platform to host adult content inVirtual reality and it might be written in the history.

Even though Valve's decision to remove the Active Shooter game from its store is unlikely to be affected by the new policy, the company said the game creator as a troll when it was removed.

Looks like the game creator was in a trolling mood when he created the game. al.

"The Steam Store is going to contain something that you hate, and don't think should exist," Mr. Johnson said

"Unless you don't have any opinions, that's guaranteed to happen.", he continued

Valve's decision also received mixed reactions, with the founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus VR, Palmer Lackey, commending the company on its laissez-faire approach.

"Bravo @steam games!" Luckey said on Twitter.

"This policy is going to be a huge boon for VR software, particularly adult content.

Getting onto a platform with visibility and reliable payment processing is practically a pre-requisite for success in the games industry."

However, the policy decision has also been criticised by a number of video games bloggers, with popular games site Rock Paper Shotgun, describing Mr. Johnson's blog post as"jaw-dropping".

The site noted: "Unfortunately this also means they'll likely be taking a similarly hands-off approach regarding wildly sexist, racist or homophobic content."

 

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