Parents decry game that simulates school shootings

Parents decry game that simulates school shootings

The game is described as a "dynamic SWAT simulator" allowing the user to play as an active shooter or a SWAT member in active shootings, like in a school.

Valve has not indicated that it will remove the game from Steam, as its content policy only explicitly forbids hate speech, pornography, and adult content that's not properly labeled with warnings.

Following the barrage of criticism and controversy surrounding the release of Active Shooter on Steam in the coming month, Valve has chose to block the publishing of the title on its digital games library, Steam.

The statement also claims that the game was originally meant to make only the swat team officer playable, but the developer then added the ability to play as the shooter or a civilian.

The title had been criticised by parents of real-life school shooting victims, and an online petition opposing its launch had attracted more than 180,000 signatures.

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Acid had earlier responded claiming the game "does not support any sort of violence, especially any sort of mass shooting" after being "stormed with accusations and heavy critics".

A screenshot of the game Active Shooter, which will be available to purchase on June 6.

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The game has a June 6 release date but an online petition, with almost 20,000 signatures, is demanding to stop it.

Valve Corporation has chose to pull "Active Shooter" from Steam, its online gaming store.

Andrew Pollack, the father of 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, who was killed on the third floor of the high school's 1200 building, said "sick people" were behind the game's creation and release.

Local parents said these kinds of games are getting too violent, and they believe exposing kids to this at young age can have a significant impact on them when they get older. Robinett said in the world we live in today, this game just crosses the line.

"It is horrendous. Why would anybody think it's a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely insensitive to the deaths of so many children?" the spokeswoman added.

Many shared their disapproval of the game on social media.

A neighbor said Mr. Cruz spent long hours playing video games.

According to Motherboard, Valve previously booted Berdiyev from Steam after he released the game "Piccled Ricc", which took inspiration from a Rick & Morty episode Berdiyev was accused of "asset flipping", which is a process where developers make games quickly and cheaply by using pre-made assets and doing little of their own work.

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