Video game companies unaware of Trump’s summit on video game violence

The meeting is supposed to take place next week. Almost as quickly as it came together, Donald Trump’s video game summit seems to be falling apart.

Last week, in the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida that killed 17, Trump held a meeting on school safety at the White House where he said, “We have to look at the internet, because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds, and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what they’re seeing and how they’re seeing it. And also video games.”

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lxeasy281d ago

oh we go again

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Eonjay281d ago

So basically he has a meeting with the 'industry' and doesn't invite the industry. How is the gaming industry supposed to stand up in defend itself?

mikeslemonade281d ago

Politics is boring, next story.

nitus10281d ago


Like it or not politics does affect your everyday life. This is why once you reach the voting age (assuming you live in a democracy) you should have at least a working knowledge of how your government works and not be complacent preferring to pick the political party or politician that will benefit you or your community. In other words be a "swinging voter".

Actually, the so-called "swinging voter" is despised by the mainstream politicians since they have to panda to them if they are in sufficient numbers to affect the vote.

rainslacker281d ago

Maybe he's meeting with those famous people who licensed out their name to make some mobile game? Or the Candy Crush guy....

gamejediben281d ago

Trump is teaching the gaming industry "The Wall" defense buff spell. Once cast, it adds a +10 to constitution and resistance to liberal talking points.

Yodagamer281d ago (Edited 281d ago )

Probably just say I said there was one and then no one wanted to talk about it. Then use that as an excuse to sign some bs executive order against video games probably to create a rating system. He was clearly oblivious to the esrb last week.

mikeslemonade275d ago

Politics effects my daily life..

No it doesn’t.

Voting matters..

No it doesn’t.

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Ranma1281d ago (Edited 281d ago )

I like Donald Trump because he makes so many people go ballistic and cry and have a fit e.t.c He upsets so many snow flakes and triggers so many unpleasant intolerant people who claim they are tolerant.

But I do not like Donald Trump when he does things like this. Not good Mr Trump.

Septic281d ago

^^ Lol how stupid is this post ? 😂

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chaos-emeralds281d ago

Think the porn on the internet is worse.

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Bahamut281d ago

Speaking of.... ::zip::

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Dragonscale280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

This is about video games not the internet. Porn isn't an issue with games generally however violence is highly prevalent. I'm not advocating censorship as it has never been proven that violent games cause violent behavior. Its just another knee jerk reaction and games always end up as the scapegoat tbh.

deno280d ago (Edited 280d ago )

You hit the nail on the head. Pornography destroys peoples morality and view of the opposite sex. It's a degradation that's been happening in the west for a long time. Our people are sick from head to toe, there's no soundness in them.

chaos-emeralds280d ago

Exactly, im glad you get it.

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Godmars290281d ago

Think it says more that the main media doesn't seem to have picked up or reported this.

Seraphim281d ago

the media only covers wars, terrorism, these school shootings, natural disasters, and politics (especially so Politics now that we have a wanna be dictator who is lacking in the mental department for President). I swear this guy needs a competency exam. In a bad mood so imposes steel tariffs? Oh and obviously now that we have 24/7 news many programs leading toward propaganda instead actual journalism/news.

Anyway, aside from the occasional instance I think the media realizes it's not games that are the problem. Or at least until an active shooter is found to own a console. What's funny is every time something like this comes up that, God forbid, we target parents and try to get them to understand parenthood is a job. As always I know there's some great parents out there but there are also a lot who do not do their job parenting. Now in the latest case it sounds like a bad case where the kid just lost his mother recently, etc. So for this situation parenting doesn't necessarily apply. In which case, any even previous ones that can be applied, why not focus on finding ways to exam and if need be, treat people who have been flagged. Now obviously being what we call a democracy this is easier said than done and it's a fine line between obtrusion and protection. Even then there will never be no way to prevent any crime. School shootings, terrorism, drugs, etc, you spend trillions of dollars but at the end of the day these things are going to happen. That is unless Minority Report becomes reality in which case who's to even say that would be right.

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