According tomedia reports, the game platform has begun to realize that the damage does not only come from seeing or getting age-desed games, it can also come from seeing inappropriate or harmful information. Gamers, especially those who are highly competitive, have long used colorful language to communicate with others, euphemistically saying that they sometimes don’t even think about whether the recipient will feel uncomfortable.
Valve now has a chat filtering system for Team that gives players complete control over the language of the chat process without having to control the chat themselves.
Chat or swear filters often take the form of blocking inappropriate information — especially from strangers. Here, Valve is already doing something quite different, replacing vague words or phrases with incomplete information. The recipient will see symbols that replace some text that they do not want to see.
These word filters can come from three sources. One is Valve’s default list of the most common swear words, but players can add or remove them as they want. In addition, they can add lists from other sources that Valve sees as a way for communities and groups to define their own language guides. Chat Filtering lets players control where filters are applied. The system is available on all platforms, such as Team Chat and Chat in Super Games, and by default allows messages to register friends to be unfiltered. Of course, players can choose to change this.