Video Game Site Steam Pulls 'Kill the Faggot' Game

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Officials from popular online video game website Steam removed a video game called "Kill the Faggot" after users complained about the anti-gay and transphobic game.

Gay Star News reports "Kill the Faggot" was created and uploaded by Skaldic Games to Steam's Steam Greenlight section, which allows developers to display their games and let users decide which ones should be made commercially available through the website. Steam, however, does not regularly monitor the games uploaded - but Steam charges developers $100 to put their game into Steam Greenlight, in hopes it will prevent games with offensive content.

The description for "Kill the Faggot" read:

"Hate gays? Want to unleash your frustration with the 'LGBT' community? Well now is your chance. Murder gays and transgenders [sic] while avoiding killing straight people. Get points before time runs out."

Skaldic Games writes the game has "lots of fully voiced lowbrow innuendos" which includes a transgender character yelling: "You want to chop [off] my wiener?" and gay men are labelled in the game as "AIDS carriers" who need to be "eliminated."

Players are awarded 100 points for each "gay fag homos killed" and 150 points for every "transgender freaks killed."

Gay Star News reports the game was supposed to promote another game created by Skaldic Games. "Kill the Faggot" is an in-game arcade that players can play within the game.

Pink Star News points out video game critic Jim Sterling made a video previewing the game and called it "pretty disgusting."

"That is currently on Steam's Greenlight page, awaiting your votes, and demonstrating once again that perhaps having absolutely zero vetting process on Steam isn't the best idea," he said. "Say what you will about [controversial upcoming shooter] 'Hatred'... but at least the trailer for that game wasn't spewing actual hate speech targeted at actual demographics of people.

"I don't know how even the most hardcore adherents of 'developers should be allowed to do what they want' could actually stick up for this one," he said.

Several Steam users left negative comments on "Kill the Fag," with one user writing: "What the actual f**k is this? Seriously? Who the hell creates something like this and thinks it's funny? How psychotic are you to think this is a good idea?"

Since the game was taken off Steam, Skaldic Games released a statement, claiming that "Kill the Faggot" was not intended to support violence towards LGBT people but to call out political correctness in the gaming industry by making the "most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point."

"As for an apology - ain't gonna happen," Skaldic Games wrote in a statement. "To everyone that got overly offended. Good, that's what we were going for. Just wait for our next game we are working on, its gonna be way more offensive as this one [sic]."

"Kill the Faggot" can still be downloaded via Skaldic Games.

Watch Sterling's review below:

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