It's all fun and games to Steam, but it shouldn't be

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

video game controller in handsAn anti-exploitation group is not happy with a major video game platform that children can easily access.

Haley Halverson, vice president of advocacy and outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), tells OneNewsNow the problem is with Steam, which is like the Walmart of online video games.

"Unfortunately they have had a game on there they called Rape Day that gives users the ability to act out sexual violence, including necrophilia and even incest, in the game as part of the game’s objective," Halverson reports.

Halverson

That comes less than a year after the largest online game distributor changed its policy from prohibiting nudity and sexual violence to an anything goes policy, unless it violates laws.

After the NCOSE went public with the story, Steam agreed to remove the game. But considering the company's policy, Halverson describes that decision as hypocritical.

"As a result of that policy change, they went from 700 games with sexually exploitive content to now over 2,000 games with sexually exploitive content," the NCOSE spokesperson relays.

So her organization is encouraging consumers who object to this sort of content to let Steam know so. Halverson also advises parents to talk with their children about the dangers of using Steam.

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