In Poor and Disgusting Taste! Video Game Advocates School Shooting Scenarios
‘Active shooter’ video game prompts outrage in wake of mass shootings!
There are times in my career as a Pro-Firearm blogger that I have been truly disgusted at society. THIS, is most definitely one of those times.
For many years, I have grown up with video games in my life. From Pong back in the 70’s and 80’s, all the way up to modern day gaming systems like Xbox 1 and PS4.
I have seen many a video game in my time, where I had to stop and ask myself “what on Earth were they thinking when they designed this game?” The Grand Theft Auto games come to mind. A series of games that advocate crime, prostitution and violence against innocents.
Now, in the wake of multiple Mass Shootings at local school in the country, a game developer is set to release this abomination, which in extremely poor taste is named “Active Shooter”
“The game is set to be released on June 6 and will be available on Steam, a digital distribution platform developed by Valve. Players are given the option to either be a SWAT team member or the shooter while simulating a shooting in a school environment.
“Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy!” the game description on the website says. “Only in ‘Active Shooter’, you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T team member or the actual shooter,” the website reads. “Depending on the role, your objective might be to protect and extract or hunt and destroy.”
The developer, on the game’s Steam page, says “please do not take any of this seriously,” but that is unlikely to mollify critics.
Players are given “game stats” where they can see how many civilians and police officers were killed.” (Read More)
Sadly, even with all of the public outrage against this video game being launched, it is looking like many people will be downloading and playing this piece of trash.
Steam said in a statement on its site that the game “does not promote any sort of violence, especially any sort of a mass shooting,” referring back to the phrase “dynamic SWAT stimulator.”
But considering such a “high amount of critics and hate,” the developer will “likely remove the shooter’s role.” However, this does not change the school setting.