Valve Says It Will Now Allow ‘Everything’ On Steam, Unless It’s Illegal Or ‘Straight Up Trolling’

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In recent times, Valve has struggled to draw a line in terms of what’s allowed on Steam. Controversy has raged over the removal of games with explicit sexual content as well as objectionable themes like the glorification of school shooters. In response to all of this, Valve has decided to

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Valve says it will now allow "everything" on Steam, unless it's illegal or "straight up trolling"…
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Super glad that Valve is taking a stand on... oh wait, they're not and this is stupid.
Someone find whichever of the SOUTH PARK guys was more responsible for gifting my asinine generation with "Either i…
I see no downside for this. There's a lot of people who keep saying "but what about these bad games" Have you tri…
"Just...fuck it" a beleaguered Gabe Newell said, between drags of a cigarette "You win. Nothing matters. I have mor…
this is the dumbest fucking shit i have ever seen in my entire life
Repent, sinners! For the reckoning is nigh, and Lord GabeN has turned the Valve and unleashed the great flood. Fear…
"We're so shit at curation that we decided we just wouldn't bother any more"
Reminder that big companies don't give a shit about you. They just want your money. Can't wait for Air control 2
the biggest takeaway from this is "wait weren't they doing that already"
Can I make my posts purchasable
so even less quality control well at least we get our anime sex games back am i right
I used to joke about turning off the submission queue at RMN. Joke. Because it is a ridiculous idea.
Spectacularly dumb. Laziness and negligence dressed up as free-market thinking. They've lost it.
they better make it so that the Steam version of Amorous isn't censored >:(
sweet who wants to help with my ultra-violent video game: "bash the fash and skullfuck their dads" (working title)
#waifuholocaust has came to an end. Now begins #animetittyuprising
The time is nigh friends...the hentai uprising has begun
@TripleKyun put Watch Paint Dry back up please
Valve didn't change anything. They just cleared up how things work since Direct. You know, that thing they did aft…
Who wants to develop "kicking senators in the balls simulator 2019" with me
Fuck Steam!
They've gone and went: "right lads, fuck it."
yyeeeeeah gimme dem tiddie games
this sure isn't gonna backfire in any sort of way
Victory!
A great opportunity to create curated platforms for mature & non-toxic games consumers. They don't want to deal wit…
god fucking help us
How crazy is this ? In what kind of industry are we now ?
What else did you expect Valve to do? People complain about every decision they make. They can't win. So, they're d…
Now the world will finally get the Active Shooter x Bloody Boobs game the fans have been demanding.
THIS IS A CODE RED. THE FLOODGATES ARE OP- ...what do you mean it was already like this?
So Exactly as it is right now?
Praise Lord Gaben! Also I am sure he will be made to regret this. My guess is probably by some trolls trying to te…
So you're only moderating your platform by means of -the bare minimum you have to because of the law and -a nebulou…
Traducción: vamos a dejar que los nazis y derivados hagan lo que quieran porque nos dan dinerico
Good. If having to deal with the occasional asset flip means artists won't have to censor themselves, I'm all for t…
People: Let VNs be on Steam Valve: OKAY FINE. WHY DON'T WE JUST ALLOW EVERYTHING AT THIS POINT People: That's not…
imagine if a game is released called "Straight Up Trolling" XD
but some of my favorite things are illegal and straight up trolling
Ah c'était pas déjà le cas ?
this is why steam is a piece of shit nowadays. Like going to a carboot sale and trying to find a gem amongst all th…
So, basically a sewer.
Valve weigert sich Leute als Kontrollinstanz einzustellen, sondern verlässt sich auf die Community und ihre Algorit…
"We will publish your game no matter how terrible or offensive it is to let you find your audience of like-minded b…
Everything is already on Steam though.
Hahaha, oh Valve. You really just don't give a shit about games do you?
Aaaaaaaannnnnd let the fucking floodgates burst open
I guess flight simulator won't be coming back. Pity, that was the one game I wanted.
Yeah... I don't think I want to give Valve any more of my money.
Oh Booooyyy cause steam wasn't full of enough shit already
"We would prefer to curate less, take everyone's money, and blame you for being offended by... Idk, playing a schoo…
We're already seeing this with titles such as "ISIS Simulator" or "RKN BANNED THE INTERNET"
weebs ruin everything they touch and should all get bullied back into the dark waters of the internet
not a good look! there's literally a school shooter vr sim game
Na, was soll da schon schief gehen?
This seems like the normal way to do it i don't get it
"There's no way to do this without making some people mad so we're not gonna do it at all" - Hi you're listening to…
I never gave my full two cents on this. This is a absurdly stupid idea because people while people think it's great…
Hmm c'était pas déjà le cas ?
This will not end well. The whole point of a valve is to hold back the steam...
MAKE DESPACITO 2 HAPPEN
Valve will continue to do what it has been doing for years? What amazing news, thanks kotaku! 🙃
They're still going to ask adult game creators to patch their shit though, I bet.
This is in response to Valve not making certain titles available, and people criticizing why they think that is (se…
est-ce que ça veut dire que je peux mettre Nier Automata 2 sur Steam
I don't get the problem with this. If a game isn't good it gets swept under the rug and chances are you won't see i…
Uncensored VNs plz.
Essa é a decisão certa
GOOD GOD VALVE ALL WE WANT IS SOME CURATION SO YOUR PLATFORM ISN'T A NIGHTMARE
Valve, this isn't good enough. You're *the* digital storefront for video game. I think you can afford to exercise…
coming soon to a steam store near you, Nazi concentration camp simulator 2K18, Hanging Sim southern edition, spousa…
Valve fucking succks. Too bad they are the Google of PC gaming. Ugh.
C'était pas déjà le cas avant ?
IT'S HAPPENINGGGG THE ANIME TIDDY RISES
Steam is becoming a place where good games go to die. There are decent games that don't get attention because they…
No sé si la postura de Steam de "No haremos nada" es la más adecuada, pero tambien entiendo que hay cosas que son m…
"We don't want to spend a fraction of a percentage of the mountains of money we're making off of asset flips, so we…
And anime tits are also banned. Yeah, I don't think Steam really understands why they're getting bad press as of l…
This won't end well
So basically if you're an Indie Developer: -Not published by a AAA publisher -Honestly making a game that isn't a…
And they *still* won’t allow my ass on the store, I’ve been trying to get it uploaded for nearly a decade now. Cowa…
By allowing nearly everything, you're ruining absolutely everything
Literally no one asked for this. In fact, most people asked for more regulation of the platform, not less.
Can't wait for the next Steam Hentai Summer Sales!
But... it's not like you monitor that well anyway?? Did y'all just get tired??
This is a moronic and frankly cowardly move by Valve. They've opened the floodgates to a boatload of shit.
وت.... ستيم قاعد يمر بمرحلة غريبة
That's fucking rich coming from the people who brought you "Kill All Faggot", no end of copyright infringing and as…
What the...
Steam básicamente se está lavando las manos ante contenido "incómodo" . Se abre la veda para el acoso y se pierde l…
This shows or will show why the free market and a lasseiz faire attitude to it doesn't friggin work. Everything br…
Still not a good idea Valve... :/
no Half Life 3's allowed
Valve's new policy means they must remove Gabe Newell from Steam for at least one of the aforementioned reasons.
If this means the dead end for a big bunch of Indie Developers to make money from their games... I don't know what…
what do they mean now? i gotta scroll passed 4 pages of anime tiddy simulators to find an actual game.
YESSS. And all the game "journalists" died.
that's um.......certainly.....um....../one/ um, "solution"...... cc @JimSterling
Great. Now implement a system that shows the stuff people like first and the garbage at the bottom and we good.
Oh great. So now we'll be inundated with even more asset flips and shovelware. Good going Valve. 😑
uma vitória pra liberdade de expressão, uma derrota pra quantidade de shovelware que vem pela frente
Valve's response to the school shooting game seems a bit backwards.
Then it's not a platform my household needs to use.
I think a healthier online distribution ecosystem would see many big stores each with their own standards. Let ther…
uhhhhh..............
valve is now letting people have more freedom. i wonder if this means I have a shot now? lol
Özgürlük 1-0 Solculuk
...you know after all the stuff that I've read about Valve this past year (and not just in relation to offensive co…
Valve, tomando cartas en el asunto con respecto a no tomar cartas en el asunto a no ser que tenga que tomar cartas…
Valve est arrivé à un point où ses revenus sont tellement élevés qu'il s'en fout du reste.
And that's a problem...why, exactly? Steam is allowing *consumers* to make there own decisions. As it should be.…
Bring on more crap.
@JimSterling omg lol
Es que de verdad, no entiendo cómo Valve hace esto. Qué forma de maltratar su plataforma. ¡Ridículo!
given that steam has previously been overwhelmed by nazi groups, a gambling epidemic, and tons of scams, it's kind…
Shut the fuck up GAME JOURNALIST
That's not what's happening here: Valve was in a weird situation where games like HuniePop had to self-censor, but…
Nathan Grayson getting scared that he might have to sleep with EVERY indie developer.
Just once I'd like to see a company like Valve just say "No nazis. No homophobes. No transphobes. Because fuck you.…
And that as they say, is that. The last tiny thread of game journalist influence is severed. History has ruled.…
Fuck off Grayson. You had Zoe Quinn gargling your nuts for promotion. You don't get to judge on anything.
No one cares what you have to say GAME JOURNALIST
Does this tweet have anything to do with your previous bias?
Cry me a river, Depression Quest. Gabe Newell didn't become a billionaire by telling consumers what they can and ca…
Uh, @steam_games, this is a horrible idea.
>Game journo going "REEEEEEEEEEEEE" on his natural habitat.
Nazi groups on Steam 😂 You guys never fail to paint yourselves as absolutely inept. Good thing we know what ideolo…
Sane people: hey, we'd like clear guidelines about what constitutes as inappropriate content so that our already ap…
Wie kann Valve noch mehr Geld scheffeln? Richtig noch mehr Spiele aber niemanden einstellen der kontrolliert was ho…
OH WOW, VALVE. This is a TERRIBLE move.
🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒🆒 [sigh]
Well, that's a strong choice @steam_games...
Looking forward to Brown Person Murder Simulator 2019 🤦
@stvnfblvd
It is terribly unsurprising when a tech company puts either profit (due to not hiring moderators), laziness (due to…
idk about you but what I thought Steam was missing was more trash-quality unfinished shovelware, anime dating simul…
This new approach is, hmmmm, what's the word I'm looking for...oh right, TERRIBLE.
“we will allow your voice here but know that we are not on your side.“ steam said while it was taken over by nazis.…
It's too time-consuming for us to find a fitting way to address the very valid concerns our users have, sow e deci…
"Nazis, nazis everywhere..."
A company run by children
Yeee... I kinda walked away from games and I think I'm just gonna keep on going. I'm sure it'll be fine though it's…
Why are you and your ilk so obsessed with gatekeeping gaming? Why does there have to be regulation? Are you not cap…
>reporter kotaku
how are game journalists consistently the people who don't understand decisions made by game companies
These are some valid fears...
Well, looks like the Switch is officially the best digital distribution platform for indie games now. Valve has tak…
BAWWWW I'm mad that my crazy ideologue friends with benefits can't strongarm Steam into doing their bidding!
if you don't enjoy freedom get off the platform
Levels of unawareness rising We won't let you moderate morals any longer
"That can't be good." "That can't be good for anyone." - Seinfeld, The Chicken Roaster, S8E8
Really terrible but unsurprising to see Valve completely abdicate any sort of moral stewardship. Parts of gaming cu…
I don't get it. You should be able to play anything you want unless it is illegal.
Yeah, wow. It's hard to imagine this playing out well for Valve long-term.
1) They sell games, not politics. 2) This will actually allow MORE diversity of games to exist on the store. Unles…
Nathan seems hurt by the fact that Steam doesn't care what he and his cronies think should be banned. Good. Natha…
Age ratings, report features (even if they are badly moderated) & sentinels of the store actually help ppl out. Som…
yeah i remember that period where the nazis occupied valve
"overwhelmed by Nazi groups" *Inhales* 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
"Hey Valve, you've shown some questionable judgments in the games you've allowed to sell on Steam. Can you do some…
check out this huge manbaby
Valve (noun): "A device for controlling the passage of..." Welp.
Wowie does this seem like a bad idea!
The Sea of Anime Tits... rises.
The Return of Digital Homicide
Cool, cool. Good response to the complaints about your school shooting game, Valve. I'm sure it won't backfire at a…
Hey, why not! It's not Steam's job to police what we play. They're just a platform for the open exchange of good.…
I admire Steam for saying they’ll do this, but I am beyond skeptical that they will be able to follow through and s…
steamが方針を変えて、どんなゲームでも掲載するという方針に。 マーケットを独占し続けるための判断だろうけど、ニッチジャンルは違うストアに託してしまうくらい懐が大きい方がいいと思う …
Steam's new approach in a nutshell: We'll keep the centralized moderation to a minimum, and instead we'll work on b…
These tech platforms have the right to choose what to sell and what not, but given they all trend toward being near…
And Steam is about to make every app store seem 1000% better in comparison Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everythin…
If @steam_games were a physical store, it’d be a Macy’s that one day decided it’s only fair if that guy who shits i…
there's an interesting debate to be had about this but I'm not sure too many people on twitter are interested in ha…
“#valve says it will allow everything on #steam” via @Vahn16 #gamedev #technews
@heathercreature
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Well this sounds like it will be utterly delightful. God I hate this timeline.
@akuma2002fr ils avaient annoncé vouloir bannir certains jeux et justement suite à la réaction d'internet ils ont f…
Oh good, what could possibly go wrong
You go, Valve! 🤗 Valve Says It Will Now Allow "Everything"; On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or "Straight Up Trolling…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
“Taking this approach allows us to focus less on trying to police what should be on Steam, and more on building tho…
So long as Steam gets paid. via @kotaku
Steam: Stop bothering us with your SJW whining. You aren't our target market, anyway.
Uggghh. But there's so many things that *are* straight-up trolling that just don't fit the stereotype and so don't…
Today in Terrible Ideas That Will Backfire
Valve - "Offending someone shouldn’t take away your game’s voice" This is how you do free speech! Give users the t…
First good thing Valve has done in years. Put the tools in our hands instead of playing nanny.…
Ah yes. The logical approach. Take all the Nazi money you want with no repercussions.
@ncose so, how does it feel to know that your little censorship scheme just blew up in your faces?
Given that Steam is now rife with games about nazis, school shootings, 'fag shooting simulators', straight-up gambl…
If there was any wonder why I screen out indie games from my steam, here is all the answer you would need.
Valve just announced that they're gonna try even less hard to moderate Steam. ... I may need to start developing…
I think this is a huge win for gamers and personal freedoms.Well done @steam_games
Moins de modération = pire idée possible. C'est déjà devenu tellement bordélique, et ça va devenir borderline.
"“We’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except…
Valve says it will allow just about everything on Steam
#Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On #Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'…
Valve says morality "too difficult", opts to focus on profit instead
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
And so, surprising no one, Valve seems to do what they usually decide to do...as little as possible.
Some people are coming back to their senses via @kotaku
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On Steam, Unless Illegal Or Straight Up Trolling via @kotaku
#Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On Steam, Unless It is Illegal Or;Straight Up Trolling…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal 'Or Straight Up Trolling'
You'll be happy to know that Valve intends on greenlighting EVERYTHING on #steam: #videogames #BusinessDecision
Стим, ты бежишь не в ту сторону! Стим, проснись!
“If you’re a developer of offensive games, this isn’t us siding with you against all the people you’re offending.”…
This is the correct approach.
Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On Steam, Unless Its Illegal Or Straight Up…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling&#3…
I'm not a gamer at all, but this sure seems like another example of Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling&#3…
@Lupiesoft Extremely relevant
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' #reading…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Sad about this, as it will only make it harder for indie gems with little exposure to peak out above crap. Valve mo…
Valve continues to expand it's capacity to dumb.
*facepalm*: "Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'…
Valve has clearly paid attention to nothing in the last 5 years. This is everything wrong with Twitter x10. There’s…
Well, that’s completely abdicating responsibility. via @kotaku
Kotaku: Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'.…
No more Steam for me, I guess. No way I can support this.
honestly thought this was a joke. fuck valve and their shitty service
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
Valve is opening up Steam, so that they don't have to be the morality police. Assuming there are decent filters ava…
What an irresponsible, trash position by @steam_games. Tolerating intolerance just insures its inevitable victory…s…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
This will not end well.
👎👎👎👎
@ScreamngMantis Good news!
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On Steam, Unless It’s Illegal Or Straight Up Trolling: via @kotaku
@NoobO_Samupo Tome usted
#Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On #Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or Straight Up Trolling via @kotaku
Lol imagine seeing the flood of beyond Wii shovelware on Steam and being like, "Yeah, we need more of this."
I like this decision. Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trol…
Goodbye Valve, I'm no longer purchasing a damn thing from your storefront. An awful ill informed move on their part…
@Steam_Games @aldenkroll You took one good step forward last week, but this is two steps back. Show leadership & re…
I'm sure this will help. I mean so many quality games came out of steam direct. 🙄
Theoretically there is a worse solution to this problem but damned if I can tell you what it is: Valve Says It Wil…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
@Halfmask48 ...again, not condoning nasty games, but do people have the right to make them?…
@darkbluesman82 Oh, they’re not anti-waifu anymore. It’s worse than that. They’re abdicating responsibility, and no…
Ugh: Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling' via @kotaku
Valve Says It Will Now Allow Everything On Steam, Unless It’s Illegal Or Straight Up Trolling via @kotaku
Free market step one start with the gamers ( which is cool I guess)
@_MoonlightP @etdragonpunch @Electivirus Never mind, it crossed my timeline. I try to defend valve based on the hu…
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling&#3…
@JimSterling PLEASE!? Pretty please make a video on this!?
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Valve Says It Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, Unless It's Illegal Or 'Straight Up Trolling'
Lo de Valve es vergonzoso, honestamente. A mí me daría penita. Pero los tipos además hacen el anuncio como si estuv…
I have two jokes RE: Valve 1) Man, these guys sure know how to not turn down ANY MONEY ...and... 2) Is Valve now…
@HaleyCHalverson
@steam_games So does this mean that you all will stop jerking @MDickieDotcom around and let him release his games o…
Can I just say this is the worst take on the history of the planet. At the same time kotaku has an article out tha…
Steam kicked off the resurrection of PC gaming, shining a spotlight on great indie games and making (most) AAA deve…

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