Video game "Active Shooter" gets pulled after massive public outrage

Tech guru and publisher at Stuff Magazine Toby Shapshak speaks to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies about a controversial video game called "Active Shooter" which has been pulled from the gaming platform Steam after it caused public outrage.

Parents of victims who were involved in the Florida school shooting earlier this year expressed their anger at a video game billed as a “school shooting simulation”.

Shapshak says the video game allows users to either be a terrorist of a law enforcement officer in an active shooting environment at a school.

Read: No evidence to prove that video games perpetuate violence

The video game has been quickly withdrawn by its publishers and it has left quite a bitter taste in mouths because it is a very touchy subject.

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief at Stuff magazine

Some of the first people to complain were parents of some of the children who were killed in that terrible school tragedy earlier this year.

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief at Stuff magazine

The video game was taken down ahead of its release on 6 June.

To hear the rest of the conversation, please listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Video game "Active Shooter" gets pulled after massive public outrage


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