Published On: Wed, Mar 6th, 2019

‘Rape Day,’ A Video Game That Allows Players To Rape Women, Has Been Banned On Steam

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While video games have often been a focus of controversy — usually for realistic depictions and portrayals of violence, or the occasional manipulative implementation of microtransactions — some video games come under fire for their inclusion of sexual and graphic imagery. While western social norms are typically more accepting of violence in media, the same can’t be said for sexually suggestive or explicit content.

The boundaries and limits to which the medium of video games are being pushed has come to the forefront with an upcoming — and needless to say, controversial — game, which puts rape front and center.

As reported by Variety,Rape Day, an unreleased game from independent developer Desk Plant, has been banned from release on Steam, the most popular digital storefront for PC games. Valve, the publishing giant that owns Steam, recently came to a decision to ban the game from being released, due to its graphic and controversial depictions of violence and rape.

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‘Rape Day,’ A Video Game That Allows Players To Rape Women, Has Been Banned On Steam