School shooting video game cancelled ahead of release News Lens

School shooting video game cancelled ahead of release News Lens

School shooting video game cancelled ahead of release News Lens

The point-of-view video game allows players to be SWAT team members or active shooters walking through school hallways, classrooms and a gym.

Valve Corporation pulled "Active Shooter" from the Steam Entertainment platform hours after a petition demanding it be removed topped almost 200,000 signatures.

"Ata is a troll, with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation", Valve said.

"Valve continued that the developer and publisher is, in fact, a person calling himself Ata Berdiyev, who operated as "Elusive Team" and "[bc] Interactive".

Game Craze Store Manager Alexander Thousand isn't one of them but even he thinks Active Shooter, a game where you shoot people inside a school, potentially goes a step too far.

According to the outlet, "Steam's owner, Valve, said it had dropped the game because its developer had a history of bad behavior".

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Almost 200,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org urging Valve to pull the video game and has since claimed victory.

"It's disgusting that Valve Corp.is trying to profit from the glamorization of tragedies affecting our schools across the country", said Ryan Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter Alaina died in Parkland. His subsequent return under new business names was a fact that came to light as we investigated the controversy around his upcoming title.

Lombardi added that Valve planned to have further conversations about the policies that regulate content on Steam.

It's called "Active Shooter" and it encourages players to take part in a school shooting. As Variety reported, Steam has a program that allows anyone to release a video game for a $100 fee, but that it does have guidelines in place forbidding hate speech, pornography and "adult content that's not appropriately labeled".

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