Are you a part of the steam community? *Sensitive Topic*

Discussion in 'Press Start' started by Mirah, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mirah

    Mirah Fresh Meat

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    Am I supposed to post trigger warnings at WF? I'm not sure so I'll just go ahead and do it. *Contains Rape Game discussion*

    A game is being released on Steam called "Rape Day"

    The owners of Steam, Valve are taking a "Hands off" approach on game developments-allowing anything that is not illegal-but isn't rape illegal? I'm so confused.
    People's justification is that we play games that kill-what is the difference if we rape also?
    Maybe I am mad that the only people that seem to be getting raped in the game are women-would I be less upset if we could rape men as well?

    No. I wouldn't. That was a joke and I apologize. I understand there are probably sooo many games and platforms that are borderline on this topic and the content they allow-

    But seriously-lets put a game out there and call it Rape Day?

    https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/4/18249916/rape-day-steam-valve
  2. Soma

    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

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    I am extremely offended... that you can't rape the men as well. Or can you? :chris:
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  3. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    People making games purely for controversy should get in the bin.
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  4. Mirah

    Mirah Fresh Meat

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    No. Not in this game. I don't even want to research the kind of games that exist related to this topic.

    I agree.
  5. Mirah

    Mirah Fresh Meat

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    I tried to join steam so that I could join the discussion about this game. It appears I must first spend $. That sucks.

    There is a full on page of discussions over this game. One comment I would like to reply to about someone saying that it is just a fantasy, no big deal-my fantasy would be everyone who logged on to play the game would then in turn be assaulted (IN GAME) and then the person who originally was being assualted could blow their brains out.
    Its just fantasy, no big deal, right?

    https://steamcommunity.com/app/985210/discussions/0/
  6. matthunter

    matthunter Good enough

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    This sounds like the sort of game Jack Thompson would pay some asshole to develop purely so he could point at it and say "Look! Video games are EVIL!!!!".

    Steam should lock this shit down.
  7. Chad Kardashian

    Chad Kardashian Don't believe his lies

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    Nothing illegal about it...no one is actually getting raped. Sure, it's pretty sick to make a game about rape, but it's also pretty sick how many violent killing games predominate the market.

    At the end of the day, video games give people the opportunity to engage in simulated behavior that doesn't harm anyone else. I like to think that violent video games give people an outlet for violence so that they don't go commit acts of violence in their community (in contrast to the '90s worldview that violent video games create more real life violence).

    Maybe a rape simulator will provide a similar outlet? :shrug:

    I certainly wouldn't want to play it, but I don't see this as much different than games that involve homicide .
  8. matthunter

    matthunter Good enough

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    At the ickier level, there has been debate as to whether simulated kiddy porn might be allowable if it lets paedos satisfy their urges without actually harming kids or watching others doing so. I'm repelled by the idea either way, but ABA raises the point that I am literally a serial killer as far as Red Dead Redemption 2 is concerned, or a dozen or so other games...

    Wolfenstein excluded. Fuck Nazis.
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  9. Mirah

    Mirah Fresh Meat

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    If I am playing a first person shooter I tend to gravitate towards tjose where I am shooting aliens or non human looking creatures. If I am shooting humans I prefer it not to be one group of people. If that even makes sense- such as I recall a game where only Vietnamese were being shot at, I chose not to play that game.

    I appreciate the conversation and perspective in this thread. Thank you so much.
  10. Mirah

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    Rape Day update on Steam

    https://steamcommunity.com/games/59...fYnTGhRNSbRrnNgZjQNzPiDGBZOdvwgLqwhqT8iOxfvcU

    Rape Day will not ship on Steam
    MAR 6 @ 11:45AM - EJ
    Over the past week you may have heard about a game called 'Rape Day' coming soon to Steam. Today we've decided not to distribute this game on Steam. Given our previous communication around Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store?, we think this decision warrants further explanation.

    Much of our policy around what we distribute is, and must be, reactionary—we simply have to wait and see what comes to us via Steam Direct. We then have to make a judgement call about any risk it puts to Valve, our developer partners, or our customers. After significant fact-finding and discussion, we think 'Rape Day' poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won't be on Steam.

    We respect developers’ desire to express themselves, and the purpose of Steam is to help developers find an audience, but this developer has chosen content matter and a way of representing it that makes it very difficult for us to help them do that.
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  11. matthunter

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    Good call.
  12. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Out of curiosity, I just looked at my Steam Library. 46 games. Only one, Cities: Skylines, isn't about combat of some sort. Even the more sterile ones involve combat. When I put two fish into a Japanese Tanker in Silent Hunter IV, there are lifeboats with little pixels representing survivors left bobbing in the water as I sail away. There's also a conspicuous lack of lifeboats when I put two fish into a Japanese Tanker, one of which ignites her stores, and detonates the ship in a correspondingly giant fireball.
  13. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM 2098 and counting

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    Hmm.

    I have Golf With Your Friends. And Toki Tori 1 and 2 . . . where things want to do violent killing to that cute little bird and I guess I can occasionally get things to fall into lava. And a lot of updates queued. :unsure: How does MM6 get an update, after 20+ years? I didn't even buy it via Steam.
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    NAHTMMM 2098 and counting

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    . . . Ohhhhh, is "fish" slang for torpedoes? I was thinking it's pretty cold-blooded to shanghai an entire tanker just to catch a couple of salmon.
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  15. Minsc&Boo

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    witcher games have holocaust allegory pogroms race riots they really are Spartacus/gladiator/dextor realism with gore and fights.
  16. matthunter

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    Yes, but they don't show the mage purge as something you are MEANT to sympathise with. Geralt often tries to find ways to banish mystical beings peacefully unless they are actively hostile.
  17. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    What was that game from about 10-15 years ago where you were basically a serial killer and your goal was to walk up behind people and slit their throats?

    Manhunt?

    Seems to me there is a very big difference between the violence in these types of games versus the type of violence in Call of Duty. It's a fine line, for sure, but one game is purely about the violence and the other is about action and story-telling (with some violence).

    A rape game is just not cool. At all. :jayzus:
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    Captain X Responsible cookie control

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    Huh, I could swear I remember there being a thread about this game on TrekBBS way back to before I got banned there in 2009. The thing I remember most about it was that it got taken over by furries. :D
  19. Minsc&Boo

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    Mass effect games I am just pickin on bill the SVU villain.
  20. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Captain Christmas Dinner

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    hmmm... checking my own. 43 games, 4 are railroads, two city builders, one civilian survival with minimal combat.

    Several "Age of" RTS games, and a couple of Civ series... so combat, but not all that graphic.

    A couple of turn based RPGs... they're kinda violent, but not all that graphic either.

    I'm not a big fan of FPS, only a couple of them... Finally decided to splurge on Far Cry 3 because Fallout has gotten meh, and might give Wolfenstein another go now that I've got a controller (always been a mouse and keyboard player, but the run/slide move is hard to accomplish).
  21. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Captain Christmas Dinner

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    of course, rapey games have been around since forever...