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Here’s what the new Steam library looks like
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Here’s what the new Steam library looks like

At GDC this week, Valve finally showed off the newly reworked Steam library, one of the biggest chunks of the long-awaited Steam UI redesign – though it doesn’t bear a lot of resemblance to those old leaks. The new library appears to provide all the functionality of the old one, but it now does a better job of showing which games have recently been updated, what your friends are playing, and gives you more ways to sort and search through the games you own. read more

Rape Day brings calls for government review of Steam in UK Parliament
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Rape Day brings calls for government review of Steam in UK Parliament

Scottish National Party MP Hannah Bardell has called for a government review of tech companies and gaming platforms following the controversy around Rape Day, a visual novel-style game which let players rape and murder women in an apocalyptic setting. The game has since been removed from Steam, but critics say it never should have had the chance to get there in the first place. read more

Valve: “Rape Day poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam”
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Valve: “Rape Day poses unknown costs and risks and therefore won’t be on Steam”

After a lengthy back-and-forth with developers of sexual and pornographic games last year, Valve relaxed Steam’s censorship policies to allow anything that’s not “illegal, or straight up trolling.” That policy was put to a significant test earlier this week when people began to notice a game called Rape Day among list of Steam’s upcoming titles – a game which promised to allow players to rape and murder women in the lawless context of an apocalyptic setting. read more