Steam gets naughty. Porn for sale!


#30

From an adult game Steam page:

Please note that as with most mature adult sexual content it will be restricted and not available in these countries:

Japan,
Malaysia,
Botswana,
Egypt,
Morocco,
Nigeria,
South Africa,
Sudan,
Uganda,
Bangladesh,
China,
Lebenon,
South Korea,
Pakistan,
Saudi Arabia,
Turkmenistan,
Belarus,
Iceland,
Ukraine,
Russia,
Australia,
Papua New Guinea,
Guyana,
Iraq,
Dubai,
UIE,
Germany,

Wow. Did not know that there were that many uptight nations. Russia? That surprised me.

Link is for the game that started this, Negligee DLC Adult Content: https://steamcommunity.com/games/432100/announcements/detail/1691554794573719882


#31

Germany? Hilarious.


#32

Maybe somebody should inform the public about the landscape of modern gaming.

  • Many games are for adults. Please don’t buy these games for your kids.
  • Gaming extends to all type of people, levels of education and ages.
  • Gaming extends to all tastes. There are violent games, true, but they are any other type of taste considered, like strategy games, exploring games, games where you build and develop your creativity.
  • Games are a audiovisual art. Many artist work on making videogames amazing visual and audio experiences, and we have games following many different graphic stiles. Theres a wealth of visual contrast in gaming.
  • There are many different styles to do gaming. Some people do it in transit, to pass the time, or to relax at home, one hour. Some people do daily. For some people is a hobby, not only put all their free time, they read and is part of a community of like minded people. For some people gaming is a job, that not only include game developers, but journalist, streamers and other content creators.
  • Gaming is young. We don’t really know where it will go in the future. Is a new thing. Is exciting!, please don’t hurt gaming while is growing, we don’t know his true potential as a art.

Opening Steam to porn, withouth informing people that is very uninformed can lead to problems.


#34

Lol water isn’t free.

If you’re lucky your drinking water is free (paid for by taxes!) but you still need to shower:).

I live on a small island, the tap water is desalinated. Don’t drink it.

Bottled water for life…and a tonne of plastic:(.


#35

The real question about this is: when is the first troll-gift adults-only game going to be circulated - which usually cones after one is given a deep discount in a steam sale (ala the Secret of the Magic Crystals sparkle-pony game)?

Since people have to opt-in to view these games, presumably they can only be gifted to people who have opted in? Can they be gifted at all?


#36

Bahahaha I remember gifting this to all my friends a few years back.
They were distinctly unimpressed ;)

EDIT:
All reviews - Overwhelmingly positive (6346)
“Better than Fortnite”


#37

Currently in the midst of a right-wing political uprising with lots of showy adherence to the churches. e.g. the effective banning of public discussion of LGBT issues throughout the country.


#38

don’t shoot-em-ups have to be toned down for German distribution as well?


#39

It would have been shorter to just admit that you’ve already bought and ‘consumed’ all of these games on Steam already.


#40

I expect in a year my the entire “New and Trending” is going to be anime sex games with whatever AAA title is coming out that week.

There’s already 2 of the things in the 10 things shown.

I’d say I want a filter, but any filter I’d use would disqualify say… The Witcher 3. So… meh.
Just more sorting through chaff on Steam I guess.


#41

Yeah this is probably a lot of it. Anything with any sort of homosexuality is gonna get banned in Russia.


#42

Romancing alpacas is still taboo in a lot of places around the world.


#43

Until human alpaca civil rights are recognised, there will.be no world.peace.


#44

ese


#45

Same. I will go further, I think its a net positive for gaming.

One of the marks of an immature art form is a puerile reluctance to address human sexuality or even pretend it doesnt exist. I am delighted at Valve’s decision.

Doubly so in that this took some effort. If that list is accurate, then they also had to handle the pro censorship countries. Instead of folding and just banning sex in games they took the braver path to give customers the freedom to decide whats good or not. I respect that.

The unspoken big story here is how Valve has seemingly faced down PayPal with its regressive ban on adult entertainment. No small feat. Well played.


#46

I did not know about this. What is this all about?


#47

You cant use paypal for any service involving adult entertainment. They gave us a hell of a time at Second Life.


#48

That in itself might end up being quite the long-lasting legacy of this decision, and it would be huge if it ripples. Right now the entertainment industry across the board has become so gun-shy about the effect of even hard R-rated entertainment equivalents on company asset valuation that it’s created this dulling effect on experimentation and envelope-pushing.

Don’t get me wrong: there’s never been a time when there was easier access to porn – and craaaaaazy porn at that – to the general public. But the continued segregation of sexuality in consumed art to a binary setting of porn/not porn everywhere (except France, you go Pierre) is so terribly dulling and uninteresting.


#49

I’m curious as to why? Is it a political thing? What are they afraid of? Dollars is dollars.


#50

No idea. Honestly. While I would like to blame Peter Thiel I in truth am not sure its his fault in this case :)