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RaptorChrist said:
Excuse my ignorance, but it seems like this is just a case of Steam wanting to save their reputation. I don't believe this game violates any laws (at least in the US). A game where you control a character that murders people isn't a crime, so by extension, this wouldn't be one either.

I bet the game would have been approved by the ESRB or Pegi too, even if it means  an 18 rating, the thing is that the developers doesnt have enough money or knowledge to get there in the first place and Steam doesnt force games to be rated. So now everyone is allowed to trash the developer and calling him a pedophile, thats how it goes.



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jardesonbarbosa said:

"This is a visual mystery novel for all gentleman and gentlewoman who love little girls!"

What the f is that supposed to mean? The whole think is very sketchy, they had good reasons to remove this "game", because at the end of the day, it's their store, they do what they want.

True this is one of the mistakes by the devolopers side, according to him it was a mistranslation 

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/12/key-home-いえのかぎ-removed-steam-valve-thinks-pedophiles-core-audience/46385/

According to Katsuduo Mangaya’s publisher, Henteko Doujin, Valve may have misinterpreted the description of the game, which states “This is a mystery visual novel for every gentlemen and gentlewomen who love little girls!”. The reference is somewhat mistranslated from Japanese, with the intent supposedly being that these are men and women who love little girls in non-sexual ways.


More house cleaning, please. 



"This is a visual mystery novel for all gentleman and gentlewoman who love little girls!"

Oops.



Ruler said:
jardesonbarbosa said:

"This is a visual mystery novel for all gentleman and gentlewoman who love little girls!"

What the f is that supposed to mean? The whole think is very sketchy, they had good reasons to remove this "game", because at the end of the day, it's their store, they do what they want.

True this is one of the mistakes by the devolopers side, according to him it was a mistranslation 

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/12/key-home-いえのかぎ-removed-steam-valve-thinks-pedophiles-core-audience/46385/

According to Katsuduo Mangaya’s publisher, Henteko Doujin, Valve may have misinterpreted the description of the game, which states “This is a mystery visual novel for every gentlemen and gentlewomen who love little girls!”. The reference is somewhat mistranslated from Japanese, with the intent supposedly being that these are men and women who love little girls in non-sexual ways.

Damn westerns and their pervy ways.



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From the looks of this, It's not a game for pedophiles so I don't what the problem is. Do you ban certain grocery items because pedos might buy them? Do you ban schools or day cares because it might provide access for pedos to kids? Do you anything with kids in them because pedos might like it?

This isn't exactly a wise hill to die on, valve.



vivster said:
Ruler said: 

Yeah and people say Steam is a great platforms for Japanese Developers? What comes next Neptunia? 

Nobody ever said that, stop lying. Steam is generally a terrible platform for everything.

That's interesting. As someone who doesn't do PC  gaming as much as he'd like to, what makes Steam terrible? Aside from the very obvious problem of bad software and lack of moderation xD. 

Do we/will we ever have a store front that can rival it with better results? I know we got GOG but that's kind of different



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

That's interesting. As someone who doesn't do PC  gaming as much as he'd like to, what makes Steam terrible? Aside from the very obvious problem of bad software and lack of moderation xD. 

Do we/will we ever have a store front that can rival it with better results? I know we got GOG but that's kind of different

GoG works on making older games playable on modern OS's, but outside of that they release a few indie titles and some AAA titles here and there, but not to the same number that Steam has going for it. GoG also lacks full mod support like Valve has with Steam workshop. Currently on Steam, there are two ways of modding a game:

1. Mod support via the steam workshop, where you can pick and choose what mods to subscribe to and have it downloaded for you.

2. Download mods from an outside source via that game's modding sub forum area (via the game's discussion hub).



                                       

Barkley said:
Now if this wasn't a visual novel there'd be no issue. A live-action film with the following description would be fine:

"A film that aims to raise social awareness of child and school related social issues through a story about four troubled heroines who, under unexpected circumstances, join forces with a young hapless teacher to fight against the evil forces that mean to exploit children."

Visual Novels (and to a lesser extent anime) just have a very seedy reputation in the west.

Does anyone actually believe this angle? 

The premise sounds like its there to titillate a dark fantasy under the guise of a moral story. It definitely deserves a deeper discussion but I think Valve have every right to make the precautious move.



This is one of the many reasosn I either buy via GoG or pirate PC games. Steam is a no-go for me. Some of their policies are questionable at best and they became the bullies of the PC publishing scene.