Controversial ‘Active Shooter’ video game taken down from streaming site

Controversial ‘Active Shooter’ video game taken down from streaming site

Controversial ‘Active Shooter’ video game taken down from streaming site

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Ryan Petty, whose daughter, Alaina, was killed in the Parkland shooting February 14th said: "It's disgusting that valve corporation is trying to profit from the glamorization of tragedies".

"Keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is in no way a "game", he said in a statement.

One school shooting is too many, which is why it should be no surprise that the last thing parents want is for a new game, called "Active Shooter", to be released to the public.

Chvetsov says all it takes is one teen to turn a game into another tragedy.

The developer recently noted in a Steam-based blog that the game did not promote violence.

This is a big deal because the alleged game developer in question (Revived Games, aka Ata Berdiyev) seems to have a storied history of making bad games, often by reusing the assets and intellectual property of others, and then quickly having them removed from Steam.

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"Video game where you can pretend to go into a school and shoot people", she said. "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".

Senior US Senator from Florida Bill Nelson said, "This is inexcusable".

But recent research has overturned the popular consensus that mass killers are fueled, inspired or otherwise desensitized to violence by playing violent games. A video game for a short time, it seems, the shooter recklessly pounding on civilians when they try to escape.

The publishers say they also plan to add a "civilian survival mode" to the game. The game had been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate by the parents of students who were shot to death during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Professional video gamer "Siefe" explained the video game's premise and how he couldn't believe the game was on Steam in the first place.

For instance, Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho had no history of playing video games, violent or otherwise.

"Ata is my good friend, but past games I've created are mine".

Valve, the company that operates Steam, made the decision to remove "Active Shooter" late Tuesday.

Efforts to reach the developer and the company hosting the game were not immediately successful. "It's just gross watching it", said Murphy.

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