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aWolfen
aWolfen
yeah, honestly
as I suspected this is steam going around targeting games whose main focus is sex, not "Games with sex in it", because there's way too many of those floating around and the definition is too broad
but when the focus is naked anime women, then I think it's safe to say that it's probably not a good idea for those devs to put all their eggs in one basket
Xylia
Xylia
That, and IMO, when someone uses sex to sell a game, more often than not, it's very shallow and terrible. Now a good game with a sex scene in it, like Mass Effect or something, that's probably a different story. How you would actually come up with a good wording in guidelines for this tho.... I dunno. They might say "case by case basis" or something.
Snickerbobble
Snickerbobble
these types of games do not interest me, but why limit those who do like them? these games are not effecting you, you're not being forced to play them or buy them. just continue playing the games that do interest you.
Xylia
Xylia
Because having a store page full of anime porn is not exactly the most enticing way to get people to come to Steam? It's disastrous for PR and there's already enough stupid shovelware on Steam already that it is hampering indie developers who want to release legitimate games.
Xylia
Xylia
If Joe Schmoe releases an Indie Game, his game has to compete with the 3+ anime porn VNs that come out every week that flood everybody's store pages. It's hard for J.S. to sell his indie game, and lessens the likelyhood of him being able to make another.
aWolfen
aWolfen
believe me when I say that these types of games are better off not being on Steam, for both the developers and Valve's sake. Steam's oversaturated market overshadows any hope of their releases being seen (and on the other end of the spectrum, the VNs overshadow other indie releases), and these games don't really belong on such a platform anyways due to their target audience being present anywhere else
neoselket
neoselket
Personally, i hate steam as a whole, and hope that it either gets completely changed or dies.
Xylia
Xylia
Eh, I like how easy and convenient steam delivers its games. The UI is also nice and easy to use, and I like the IM feature it has, and of course the multiplayer stuff like quick joining games is good too.
Xylia
Xylia
The only real problem I have with Steam, is the tons and tons of shovelware games that need to be gotten rid of.
Snickerbobble
Snickerbobble
Joe Schmoe can compete by making a better game, as by your standards these are "bad" games and competition only leads to better made games. When did Steam become a family-friendly, all ages platform? There are plenty of games targeted for older audiences besides sexually explicit or hinting games, which give a NSFW warning before you access the game's page, as for these anime games.
Xylia
Xylia
I don't think you're understanding the problem and how the Steam Store works. It doesn't matter how good your game is, if you're a no-name indie developer, you could make the most awesome game ever, and it might take months before word-of-mouth spreads if the Steam Store is absolutely drowned out with bad games. And it doesn't matter if it's anime porn or unit-z flips, the problem is the same.
Xylia
Xylia
How much exposure you get to the public in your first two weeks of launching a game is rather important. You want people to be able to see it.... which they won't if the store is flooded with crappy VNs every week.
Snickerbobble
Snickerbobble
which would be rated down negatively, right? you can filter games by most recommended.
Xylia
Xylia
Except these anime VNs usually have enough fans that they don't get rate-bombed... and they will still show up on peoples store fronts.
Xylia
Xylia
That, and again, maybe Valve wants to move things towards a more family-friendly environment? *shrug* It's their company.
Xylia
Xylia
This isn't the first time they banned games before... remember Hatred?
Snickerbobble
Snickerbobble
If they have enough fans, then are they actually "bad" games if enough people enjoy them?
Myu
Myu
rip my alerts
Xylia
Xylia
Well in the end it's up to Valve and maybe they just wanted to clean up some. *shrug* Not up to us to judge. We play by their rules or we don't play at all and apparently a lot of people agree with the change.
aWolfen
aWolfen
@snicker you'd be surprised how much people love to meme up games. that's why Getting Over It has so much attention, because it's a bad game by design, and it was marketed as one
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