STEAM SAYS IT WILL NOW ‘AL­LOW EV­ERY­THING’

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Valve Soft­ware an­nounced in a blog post that it will now “al­low ev­ery­thing” on its gam­ing ser­vice, Steam, ex­cept for con­tent it deems il­le­gal or “straight up trolling.” Last week, Valve re­moved a game called “Ac­tive Shooter” from the Steam mar­ket­place fol­low­ing up­roar over its sub­ject mat­ter — it al­lowed play­ers to sim­u­late a school shoot­ing. In the game, play­ers could choose the role of SWAT team mem­ber at­tempt­ing to dif­fuse an ac­tive shooter sit­u­a­tion at a school, or con­trol the shooter them­selves. Rather than “try­ing to po­lice what should be on Steam,” Valve said it is work­ing on giv­ing play­ers and developers more com­pre­hen­sive tools to hide games of their choos­ing or to avoid ha­rass­ment.

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