'Active Shooter' Video Game Removed From Online Platform After Backlash

The Active Shooter game has been removed from Steam after received an angry blacklash

A violent video game is sparking outrage, it lets children play the role of a gunman on a murder spree at school.

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

"The individual named has denied involvement", according to the BBC's report. But Active Shooter is far from being alone.

Especially the parents of students killed in recent school shootings across the country.

A number of politicians, including Florida Sen.

"That is another element of why would you even put that in there other than America entertainment, sex and violence have always gone together, unfortunately", Edenfield says.

David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland massacre who has since become a gun reform activist and the victim of sick right-wing conspiracy theories, rewteeted a message encouraging a boycott of Steam if the game was released. Lombardi called that developer "a troll, with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation".

Valve added that a broader conversation about Steam's content policies "is one that we'll be addressing soon". As of this writing, over 183,000 online petitioners have signed to call on Valve to take action, which the company already did.

A person identifying himself as Arthur Belkin sent a brief reply.

For example, Ryan Lambourn has created two similar games, V-Tech Rampage and The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary.

He also provided a Twitter account address for Mr Berdyev. It was published by the company Acid.

The PC game's publisher had tried to distance itself from the controversy ahead of Valve's intervention.

"The last thing we need is a simulated training on school shootings", said Pollack, the founder of the school-safety advocacy group Americans for CLASS.

A digital counter keeps a helpful tally: CIV KILLED: 1.

The project has sparked controversy on the Steam forums. Valve has since responded to the criticism that the title has drawn, removing it from the platform.

"Games like Hatred, Postal and Carmageddon are literally about mentally unstable people slaying dozens of people", it posted. "We've had others, this is simply unacceptable", he said.

A new video game is drawing backlash from parents and people across social media.

Revived Games and Acid didn't have any name recognition in the industry.

A Change.org petition calling on Valve to not launch the game garnered more than 150,000 signatures. The way the news victimized the victims and overplayed the evil of the shooters disgusted me more than the actual shootings themselves.

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