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STEAM IS BAD - EPISODE 18
00:10 - It's A Light Show This Week
00:50 - WTF Is Up With Sonic?
05:00 - Nintendo Labo Gets VR
15:00 - More Xbox Live On Switch Proof
21:20 - Australian Government Loot Box Findings
30:00 - THQ Nordic Half-Assed Apology
42:00 - Valve RIGHTFULLY But Slowly Removes Rape Simulation Game
50:40 - Steam Sucks
58:10 - Why Do People Makes These Games?
01:03:10 - What Audiences Are Valve Playing Too?
01:06:10 - Is This "Freedom of Speech?"
01:11:20 - Spicy Outro
01:12:20 - The Bit
(Content Warning for rape this week as our main topic discusses the 'rape simulator' game recently deleted from Steam)
Dylan has had it with Steam and their inability to take a real stance against games that simply shouldn't be allowed on any self-respecting platform. Discussing with Ashley the two talk about why Valve takes the backseat attitude to their storefront platform Valve and why would anyone want to make a game about simulating rape in the first place?
Also on the show:
WTF Is Up With Sonic?
Nintendo Switch VR + Gamepass
Australian Government Findings In Loot Boxes
THQ Nordic Half-Assed Apology
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