The game called "Active Shooter" is coming out on June 6 and it allows the player to simulate the killing of civilians at a school. The announcement comes a week after a school shooting took place in Santa Fe, Texas.
Jesus H. Christ. Thanks, video games need more flak from ignorant parents and higher-up clowns.
Idk how the devs could think this is a good idea. Like, this is your game idea? Anybody should be able to see the backlash coming.
Conspiracy Theory: Maybe the US Government or the NRA paid the developers to throw this game together. So they can then be like SEE VIDEO GAMES ARE TO BLAME!!!!
Ocelot. Yeah the NRA haha try CIA CLOWNS.
If I had to take a strong guess, the "dev" is probably trying to get attention and money off the shock factor of the game. I mean it got noticed from us, and a couple of other sites, and you can damn well assume other journalist like Kotaku or Jim Sterling will write articles about it, making edge lords want to buy the game.
Obviously controversial for the sake of being controversial, dev seems to be looking for attention through shock value, but honestly its offensive and in very poor taste.
There is no limit to the stupidity of the human race.
Cant wait to see this shit game plastered all over the news. Screw this game, and the children that made it
Free speech, sure. Welcomed members of the gaming community, hell no.
The thing I find the most out of place is not that this exists... of course it does... but that Steam will probably allow this but ban a bunch of games that show a boob or two.
It's just a bunch of pixels and polygons. People get too wrapped up in their feels. No one can stop anyone from making these kind of games. No one should care anyway, because it's not real.
Just cause something can be made doesn't mean it should, and steam doesn't have to allow it on their platform.
That's a really lame way to look at things, why play any game really if it's all just pixels and polygons? Is your favorite game that makes you feel joy pixels and polygons or irrelevant because it's not real?
Yeah I imagine parents who lost their children to senseless gun violence probably have some pretty serious "feels" about it. People can be respectful of that or they can feel like you do. Some of us are just raised differently I guess.
While the school setting is in poor taste, I can't really knock the game for being a "murder simulator". I've gone on killing sprees in video games plenty of times before. I've even played what I call "serial killer mode" in GTA V. That doesn't make me violent in real life. Maybe a morbib. But you could say the same about horror movie fans.
But the main objective in GTA V isn't to mass murder people, unless you're playing rampage mode, and even then you're going after other criminals more often than not. I play GTA V and mostly avoid civilians, and only take out enemies.
The game is all about shock value and being an edgelord's wet dream. Can't way to see idiots bragging about playing it
Fox news is gonna eat this up like moms spaghetti
Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Or at the same time it sounds like a pretty easy honeypot. Anyone who downloads this is going on an NSA and FBI watch list, and if they aren't maybe they should be.
It's like we're giving fuel to people who bitch about video games just being violent murder sims.
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