Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 12:28:
But I thought we were talking more generally. I keep remembering Hotline Miami 2, where the argument back was "it isn't even rape, it's showing a part of a movie!" Yeah, but that was the twist at the end of the sequence. By then, any damage would be done.
Alright, that's fair enough, but then I'd say that anything of this kind needs to be clearly advertised outside of the game, so that you know what you're getting into. Which is exactly what this guy has done, there is no doubt on what you're getting in this 'game.'
I have no problem erring on the side of caution in general, when it comes to stuff like this. You gain more that way, and really lose nothing.
Which is fine, but then why do we allow Hitman? And not just allow it, but have every single games media website write glowing articles about how cool it all is? Why is blatant murder fine, and rape isn't?
And in the end, I would wager that the Supreme Court would unanimously rule that this game violates no laws and thus is protected under the 1st Amendment.
I don't think Steam should ban it. They allow the worst kinds of drek on there, I don't see that this is any worse.