Valve Removes Controversial Games About AIDS, ISIS from Steam

AIDS Simulator and ISIS Simulator removed from Steam by Valve

Using Active Shooter, a game which allowed players to assume the role of a school shooter, as an example, communications boss Doug Lombardi said: "We rejected Active Shooter because it was a troll, created to do nothing but generate outrage and cause conflict through its existence".

"From the esteemed asset flippers and shovelware pumpers that brought you gems such as ISIS [and] Suicide Simulator", read Asset Flipper's description before it was taken down, "comes another zero effort cash grab aimed at the fat wallets of edgelords and memesters".

This resulted in many criticising Valve for allowing certain games onto its platform.

Steam, operated by Valve Corp., announced in a statement Wednesday that it will now "allow everything" on its store - except for content that's illegal or "straight up trolling". Do you enjoy wasting your time and money on the internet?

The new policy was developed in the wake of controversies surrounding erotic anime games and a school-shooting game. "Now you're mad and want to kill all Africans that gave you AIDS to get revenge".

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In "Active Shooter", players could simulate a school shooting, controlling the gunman or the SWAT team meant to take the shooter down. The game had been scheduled to launch on June 6.

And going by their names, you can figure out why. Unless you don't have any opinions, that's guaranteed to happen.

It also cautioned to users that the games it will allow "will not be a reflection of Valve's values". The broad nature of the new policy has also left many to question how Valve will define "trolling".

Oculus did, however, comment on its policies regarding VR pornography and said that "We won't distribute pornographic material through the Oculus Store", and "As is the case with many devices, people can access content for Rift through sources outside of our store, in which case that content may not follow our guidelines". "But you're also going to see something on the Store that you believe should be there, and some other people will hate it and want it not to exist".

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