Active Shooter is ruffling feathers for its controversial content

Active Shooter is ruffling feathers for its controversial content

But on Tuesday, following a wave of protests and boycott threats, the game's page listing on Steam had been removed, and Valve confirmed it would no longer carry Acid games or those from Active Shooter's developer, Revived Games.

Valve went on to say that because of the controversy surrounding "Active Shooter, ' they discovered that Berdiyev was trying to conduct business under a different name".

It ends with a trail of students' bodies littering an auditorium as a stats box keeps count of the numbers of police and civilians killed.

"'Keeping our kids safe is a real issue affecting our communities and is in no way a 'game". Parents of victims of the Parkland shooting amplified the opposition to the game, calling for boycotts and seeking to block its release. Steam offers a developer program allowing smaller game designers to publish their video games - commonly played on PCs or Macs - on the platform.

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

"I have seen and heard many horrific things over the past few months since my daughter was the victim of a school shooting and is now dead in real life".

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It also drew the ire of Florida's senior senator Bill Nelson, who called it "inexcusable", adding that the developer should be "ashamed". "We are not going to do business with people who act like that towards our customers or Valve".

"The broader conversation about Steam's content policies is one that we'll be addressing soon", Valve said to end its statement, delaying the discussion about the content of Active Shooter to a later time. Upsetting that it made it to the Steam storefront at all, with Valve (after people got upset over its release) pulling the game and banning both the developer and publisher. The demo released just days ago by Revived Games.

Trump said in the wake of the Parkland shooting that violent games are "shaping young people's thoughts".

The creator of Super Columbine Massacre RPG! said the game was meant as a serious attempt to grapple with the question of "Why did they do it?" and to address claims of whether the shooters' interest in video games (like Doom) fueled their crime.

From Valve's statement, it appears that the content of Active Shooter was an afterthought in the removal of the game from Steam.

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