Gaming site exposes youngsters to animated porn

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

video game controller in handsMillions of children could potentially be exposed to a form of online pornography designed to be "fun" for them.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has identified an online video game store offering extremely graphic games to youth. Spokesperson Haley Halverson says the source is Steam, a self-described "social entertainment" platform that was created by the Bellevue, WA-based Valve Corporation and boasts an estimated 35 million gamers under 18 years old.

"It's basically the Wal-Mart of online video distribution and it is actually selling games right now that normalize and promote sexual coercion and exploitation," Halverson tells OneNewsNow.

As an example, one game is "Porno Studio Tycoon." It allows users to act as a pornographer. Another is "House Party," which focuses on manipulating women to have intimacy with the gamer in order to win. According to Halverson, the graphics are essentially animated pornography.

Halverson

"This is especially concerning because these video games are easily available to an estimated 35 million children who are regularly buying video games off of Steam. So this is something parents and any concerned citizen definitely need to be aware of," she says.

The National Center's website offers a form allowing individuals to contact the company and voice their objection.

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