NCOSE Takes Credit For Steam Censoring And Removing Ecchi Games, Visual Novels
House Party Censored

The anti-porn Christian organization, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, is taking some credit for Valve’s recent move in having developers either censor their game or face the consequence of having their game expunged from the Steam storefront. The organization recently published an article on May 18th, 2018 steeped in self-gratifying text about their role in having Steam attempt to take down ecchi-themed games aimed at the straight male demographic.

Dawn Hawkins, the executive director at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, provided a comment for the piece, where she stated that Valve is a private organization and has every right to censor lewd and sexual content from its platform…

“Steam hosts approximately 35 million users who are children and teenagers, yet it also has hosted videogames that promote themes of sexual violence, exhibitionism, and rape, often depicting child-like characters in sexual scenes. It’s about time that the videogame community is responding to this #MeToo moment, and is distancing itself from gamified sexual violence.”

 

“Some game developers are claiming that Valve is “censoring” them, but Valve is a private company that can—and should—make decisions based on creating a safe and user-friendly environment for its users,”

The NCSE were the ones who originally led the charge against Valve last year when it was brought to their attention that an uncensored version of the game House Party was available on Valve’s platform. The organization worked with other international Christian groups in order to spread the word through Conservative groups and platforms, but they took things a step further by smearing Valve through both enthusiast and mainstream tech media by getting Liberal media involved.

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention for the last six years, Left-leaning media organizations have been catapulting direct attacks at the gaming industry since 2012. They’ve been intent on censoring and blocking the sale of games featuring sexually attractive women. The Left have utilized their platforms to shame Western developers into censorship, insofar that most mainstream Western developers no longer feature sexually attractive women, or they have removed or reduced the appearance of short skirts, cleavage, boob-physics or women that would generally appeal to straight male audiences.

The NCOSE easily used the Left’s current and continued attack against video games as a fulcrum to put pressure on Valve. The company conceded to the attacks under fear of state intervention, and last year Valve forced developers to censor various games and to no longer distribute uncensored patches through the Steam platform.

Mutiny!! Uncensored Patch

However, the pressure didn’t end there. Recently Valve updated its guidelines involving sexual content and pornography on Steam, forcing developers to either further censor their games or risk having their titles removed from Steam altogether. Titles like HuniePop and Mutiny!! are just a couple of the games being affected, even though they’re already censored on Steam.

What’s interesting, however, is that games like Ladykiller in a Bind have not been affected. In fact, Valve broke their own guidelines regarding sexual content appearing in a game by allowing Ladykiller in a Bind to release on the platform uncensored. This is mostly because the developer, Christine Love, is part of the Social Justice Warrior indie-game clique, and has regularly been promoted by friends from the Leftist-media, including Polygon, Kotaku, and Vice.

Valve is obviously showing favoritism toward and against certain developers. However, the makers of House Party, Eek! Games, claims that they have not received a notice from Valve since censoring their game last year.

Some believe that the letters may be going out in waves while others think that only certain developers are being targeted.

The NCOSE seems to want all of the games containing sex and ecchi content removed from the platform, but it’s obvious Valve isn’t targeting mainstream AAA titles like Grand Theft Auto V, Metro: Last Light, The Witcher or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Nevertheless, the NCOSE has been around for decades under different monikers, constantly trying to get porn and sex censored in media. With Leftist-media consistently targeting and creating moral panics around gaming culture any time sexually attractive women are on display, it will continue to grow the platform and give power back to pro-censorship groups like the NCOSE who actually do want to take your games away.

[Update:] The moderator from the Steam sub-reddit shared a comment from Valve regarding why they’re targeting certain games, where they stated…

“Although I cannot refer to any specific decision or any particular title, I can say for certain that – much like the GTA “hot coffee” scandal – if the hardcore content is actually delivered over Steam as part of the game data and just “unlocked” by the patch file, that would be a pretty big violation of the Steam distribution agreement.”

[Update #2:] Huniepot, the developer of HuniePop, announced that Valve has sent them a follow-up letter stating that the game is under re-review but to disregard the message about their game being removed from Steam. As noted, it doesn’t mean all is clear, but it appears the petitions and push back from the community did reach Valve.

(Thanks for the news tip Lyle)


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