With all the tragic news about school shootings, it comes as a shock that a video game company has come out with an active shooter game that seems to glorify the crime. Understandably, the said game has been met with outrage by many, especially the parents of shooting victims themselves.
The simulation game entitled ‘Active Shooter’ has been created by Revived Games and it includes “harrowing ‘objectives’ and a count for civilians and police killed,” according to a Unilad report.
Apparently, Active Shooter allows players to be the good guy or the bad guy.
In the game’s description on the Steam website, we read:
“Active Shooter – the Simulation. Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy! Be the good guy or the bad guy.
“The choice is yours! Only in “Active Shooter”, you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T member or the actual shooter.
“Lead your team, extract civilians and neutralize the shooter.”
The victims’ parents are totally up in arms about the controversial video game.
Ryan Petty, father of 14-year-old Alaina who died during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, took things to social media and condemned the “despicable” game.
He wrote on Facebook:
“It’s disgusting that Valve Corp. is trying to profit from the glamorization of tragedies affecting our schools across the country.
“Keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is in no way a ‘game’.”
Meanwhile, the creators were quick to defend the game.
One of the creators shared:
“First of all, this game does not promote any sort of violence, especially any soft of a mass shooting.
“Originally when this game started its course of the development, I have planned on having SWAT only based game-play.
“Then I thought about adding more gameplay to it by adding additional roles: of the shooter and the civilian. While I can see people’s anger and why this might be a bad idea for the game, I still feel like this topic should be left alone.
“As I mentioned on steam discussion forums, there are games like Hatred, Postal, Carmageddon and etc., which are even worst compared to “Active Shooter” and literally focuses on mass shootings/killings of people.
“I have wrote to Valve regarding this game and waiting for the reply. After receiving such high amount of critics and hate, I will more likely remove the shooters role in this game by the release, unless if it can be kept as it is right now.”
Is there really a correlation between mass shootings and violent video games?
So far, experts remain divided about this subject with some saying that it potentially contributes to violence while others are claiming there are no direct connection whatsoever between the two.
Two Teens Die Of Heart Attack, Energy Drinks Suspected As The Culprit
Love energy drinks? Well, this will make you think twice.
While energy drinks deliver an almost instantaneous stimulation of the senses, those who are fond of such beverages must think twice before having them. Recently, two teens are suspected to have died of heart attack as caused by such drinks.
Two 16-year-old kids, who never knew each other, are believed to have died of heart attack after having their respective energy drinks. Doctors suspect that the two had too much caffeine in their systems.
Medical experts claim that it is safe to consume around five cups of coffee in a day. However, one serving of energy drink contains caffeine that is equivalent to the amount found in four cups of coffee.
Gross Moment Woman Is Caught Shaving Her Legs In A Busy Hotel Pool
Several children are swimming nearby as she casually shaves her legs.
Going on a holiday lets you experience home away from home. But one woman has taken the meaning too far as she was caught casually shaving her legs by a public pool packed with children swimmers.
The video showing the disgusting moment a woman is shaving her legs in the pool has gone viral after it was posted on Reddit. The holidaymaker, who's wearing a swimsuit, can be seen holding a razor and scraping her legs while children are in the pool.
She even rinsed the blade in the pool water. Disgusting.
Embarrassed Mom Rescued by Firemen After Getting STUCK in Child’s Swing
You bet she won’t be going on a child’s swing any time soon!
This is the embarrassing moment when a young mother had to be rescued by firemen after she gets stuck in a child’s swing. 23-year-old Megan Kenway-Head got trapped in the seat while she was at the playground of Weston Shore in Southampton, Engalnd with her family.
“Me and my family were enjoying a day out on bank holiday weekend and I decided to take the kids to the park,” the mother-of-two shared. Things, however, took a strange turn when she rode on the swing herself.