Steam take the right approach. They will allow all legal games, and put the power in the GAMERS hands about what they want to see and not see on an individual basis.
2018, Facebook: We didn't moderate enough, and in doing so, fucked up the geopolitical situation, ruined all forms of discourse, and allowed horrible shit to spread. We need to do better. Valve: lets do like this Facebook policy I found on waybackmachine
One of the biggest problems with Steam is how little Valve does to make it a better place, outside of generating more money. Their response to criticism of this policy: double down on doing nothing.
Valve decides not to act as a censor for games on Steam, which is exactly the right thing to do
Bravo, ! This policy is going to be a huge boon for VR software, particularly adult content. Getting onto a platform with visibility and reliable payment processing is practically a pre-requisite for success in the games industry.
"If you're a player, we shouldn't be choosing for you what content you can or can't buy. If you're a developer, we shouldn't be choosing what content you're allowed to create. Those choices should be yours." You mean people should be treated like adults?
Valve's new policy is terrible. You can't say being ethical is too hard so we just won't do it anymore.
Valve will now allow any content on the Steam Store. I have conflicting thoughts about this Awesome to let creators and players decide what to create and buy. But children (faking 18+ age) will get to buy School Shooting Simulators (this is legal)
I feel like Valve could have saved itself a fair amount of trouble with, like, a single sentence just saying they won't approve games that, in their judgement, exist primarily to promote bigotry of any sort. A fair amount of this post is reasonable.