TOO SEXY for Steam

Game News: TOO SEXY for Steam

A game called House Party has been removed from Steam after complaints about its sexual content. Just what was it about THIS game in particular that made it too sexy for Steam? Maybe the lewdness? Sexually predatory behavior? BOOBS? And is that fair or is it censorship?

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  • MR_DOOM_SWE FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Cant wait to see Funhaus play this game.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    Wait wait wait. Is it a bad time to quote Tovar from Strangerhood?

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    3 months ago

    I would never play this game, but I hope that enough of Humanity understands that it's an exaggerated parody off of the house-party trope, not a training sim.


    Irony is that there are already parental controls in Steam. When kids turns 18, a lot of what they think is wrong and right is already set and no video game is going to change that. That's not on the developers to teach kids right and wrong before then. That's on the parents. Steam already provides tools to help.


    (Granted that the brain is still finalizing stuff until the mid 20s, but most of the wiring is set already.)

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    With the claim that it's training people;

    Couldn't you just as easily make a counter claim that it'll teach people how to spot such tactics?


    I'm just curious as to what separates such things. For example, where's the line between training someone for self defence and training them for assault?

    The more I think on it, the more it seems that any experience is both positive and negative training of some kind left ultimately up to the individual self. 

    • senri FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 months ago

      I think that depends on the presentation and the context of this game, especially on sexual agency, a topic that is not universally agreed upon. The mere fact sexual assault happens at such a high rate indicates that we can't make an assumption of someone playing or watching the game.

      If the game doesn't indicate that such behavior is bad and actively discourages against it, we can't rely on the player to realize on their own that such tactics are bad. If it's like anything FunHaus plays, I imagine that the game would actually reward such play, with a sex scene or pixelated titties. That would seemingly reinforce the behavior, encouraging those who think and play along those lines.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    "It's training users in predatory tactics for sexual assault" the same way COD trains its users in homicidal airport shootings: It doesn't.

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I believe the distinction of what they want to allow is the difference between games that happen to have some nudity/sex in them and games that focus on nudity/sex as one of the primary features. It's probably beating a dead horse by now to say it, but this isn't censorship in the legal sense. It's their platform, they can do what they want, and I'm guessing they just don't want to set a precedent that would invite more "questionable" games to their platform.


    On the flip side, something like this is exactly what a competing platform could double down on to usurp Steam's status as the popular platform it is if there's enough demand.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    I don't agree with taking the game down.

    I wonder why people make a big deal when it comes to sex and mature theme of that nature.  

    Wonder if they will offer the "uncensored" version somewhere else?

  • RWBimbie Keeper of Poems

    3 months ago

    Wait

    so when Burnie throws parties.....

  • LucifExire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    GET THE FUCK OVER, its a game not IRL