Valve removes controversial school-shooting simulator from Steam

31 May, 2018, 17:35 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
  • Violent Video Game Encourages Players to Take Part in School Shooting

According to Deadline, the game's publisher, Acid Publishing, is based out of Moscow, Russia.

Active Shooter was developed by Revived Games and published by the company Acid, which has said it plans to sell the game for $5 to $10.

It went on to describe that person as a "troll with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation". His subsequent return under new business names was a fact that came to light as we investigated the controversy around his upcoming title. One video of the game showed the shooter killing civilians.

The game is titled "Active Shooter" and slated for a June 6 release.

A Washington Post video depicts scenes from the game and recounts the criticism it's receiving.

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Despite the comment from Valve, Robinett is happy the game isn't available for purchase now.

The point-of-view video game allows players to be SWAT team members or active shooters walking through school hallways, classrooms and a gym.

"I knew that I needed to step up and do what I could to make change", Robinette stated.

"The company is taking the stand that this game is legal because of free speech and everything else that tech billionaires hide behind when they are doing something the public knows is absolutely morally corrupt but legally fine - but we can not stand for this", the petition read.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting, also urged people to boycott the game.

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"The last thing we need is a simulated training on school shootings", he said.

Robinette's concern is that not enough research has been done to find out how video games may be linked to violent behavior. "This really crosses the line".

A number of politicians, including Florida Sen.

"This is inexcusable", he wrote. In it, it's noted that the developer has a history of creating shady games.

"This is only meant to be the simulation and nothing else", the website reads.

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Valve also promised to have a "broader conversation" on its content policies, and it will be interesting to see what the company has to say. Many peopled argued in favor of the developer, pointing out that other games such as Grand Theft Auto V and various World War II titles all put players in position of killing others, sometimes in cold blood as well.

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