Steam beta reveals new customer report system for offensive or legally violating games

Thursday, 13th March 2014 11:44 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve appears to be giving Steam users a greater say in flagging up offensive titles or games that violate laws.

Steam Database posted an image of what appears to the store’s new reporting form on Twitter:


It’s not clear what steps Valve will take following a report, or what will happen to games found to be breaking the rules.

What do you make of the system above?

Via DualShockers.



  1. Panthro

    This will do no good for anyone.

    Bring on the crybaby fucks who want to censor and ruin everything for everyone else.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Typical Timing


    Seriously why are some of those options even available?

    I assumed they would at least have an option for reporting unfinished and broken games as per some recent examples.

    Doesn’t make sense.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. OwnedWhenStoned


    This would be a great idea. I would much rather they stop all these “Early Access” scams and broken games before worrying about content.

    The games are already censored too much in my opinion.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Typical Timing

    @OwnedWhenStoned Early access is fine imo as long as it’s clearly stated on the page itself and isn’t just shoehorned in a place where nobody can see it. Ideally there would be a warning that comes up before purchase too. They just need to find a way to deter assholes from releasing unfinished games without informing people.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. salarta

    “I am reporting the new ‘Tomb Raider’ because I find it offensive, pornographic, it contains hate speech from the enemies and it exploits a child in a woman’s body for story purposes. *cliiiiiiiiiiiiick*”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist, too much fun.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. OwnedWhenStoned

    @ Typical Timing

    Yep, fair enough. It would also be good if they would chase up clearly broken games better too. Removing them from Steam might make the developers sit up and take notice. (Hotline Miami, I’m looking at you)

    #6 9 months ago
  7. deathm00n

    @OwnedWhenStoned Hotline Miami? What? What is wrong with Hotline Miami?

    BTW hate speech classify almost half of the games from steam if you take everything seriously.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Panthro


    Hotline Miami worked fine for me when it came out? I played it up until the finish with no errors/ glitches/ freezes etc… what are you talking about?

    #8 9 months ago
  9. OwnedWhenStoned

    Hotline Miami has never worked for me at all. It has never even started. Just gave me an .exe error every time. Tried all the fixes, emailed Devolver, No reply.

    Amusingly I went back and tried it just now (I gave up a month ago) and it bloody well worked!

    So I’ll shut my face.

    #9 9 months ago

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