Gaming site exposes youngsters to animated porn

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
 | 
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.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Who do you believe when you hear them talk about the Republican tax reform bill?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race
Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire
Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains
Islamic convert sentenced to death for beheading co-worker
Feds: New York woman laundered bitcoin to aide Islamic terrorists
White House: FBI records show 'extreme bias' against Trump

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey drops out of House race over 2005 harassment suit
Ranchers defeat Big Brother in property rights fight
Famous actor slammed by liberals for saying a very simple thing about sexual harassment
Charles Barkley: Why not tell blacks to emulate you?
Hallmark Christmas movies under fire for spreading 'Caucasian cheer'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
PTC: Holding out hope for the family at FCC

children watching TVThe FCC should have all its leadership positions filled soon following Senate confirmation hearings next week – and the Parents Television Council hopes the result will be an agency that advocates for the family.