'Active Shooter' video game pulled after backlash

39;Active Shooter' video game pulled days before release

The online video game store Steam ditched a new video game that put players into an active school shooter scenario.

"We have removed the developer Revived Games and publisher ACID from Steam".

Valve's reasoning behind Berdiyev's exile from the platform seems to relate more to his business practices and previous offenses than that of the controversial content, which could be the reason that the similarly controversial Hatred is still available for purchase.

That game, called "Active Shooter", was expected to give players the option to be an active shooter or a SWAT team member in a school scenario.

There's no doubt the developer was attempting to capitalize and profit from the horrific events that continue to plague schools in the USA, most recently at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.

Argentina hoping it's Messi's year at World Cup
Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain. It's important to start off with a win to build confidence.

The Seattle Times reports that an online petition urging Valve to pull the game before its scheduled June 6 release had more than 100,000 signatures.

"Your objective would be either to neutralize the target (active shooter) or be the target himself".

"We are not going to do business with people who act like this towards our customers or Valve", he added. She may team up with another Mercer Island resident to start programs that would help prevent school shootings, she said.

Valve released a statement Wednesday stating the game's developer has been banned from Steam previously and published the game under a new name.

"We have removed the developer Revived Games and publisher ACID from Steam".

When do the NBA Finals start?
During Boston's late-game charge, Tatum stormed the paint and dunked over James, then bumped him while exulting in the aftermath. Add it all up, and Gilbert cherished the Cavs' victory over the Boston Celtics even more. "We didn't communicate.

The publisher has denied Mr Berdyev was Active Shooter's developer and declined to comment further pending the publication of an interview given to PC Mag.

The statement concluded by noting that Steam will soon have a "broader conversation" about their content policies.

But more recently, other studios have made school shooting games that seem to actively want to be as offensive as possible such as School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, which was later pulled from ModDB where it was being hosted. As of this writing, the video game can no longer be searched or purchased through Steam.

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.

Salah doubtful for FIFA World Cup, says Klopp but Egyptian FA hopeful
Egypt will face Uruguay in their opening Group A game on June 15 before facing host nation Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Ramos said: "Sometimes football shows you it's (sic) good side and other times the bad".

Related News:

  • Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life

    Sleeping in on weekends may extend your life

    The authors from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute tracked the sleep of more than 43,000 people for 13 years from 1997. People who slept too much, regularly conking out for eight hours or longer a night, also had a worse mortality rate.
    MS  joins Louisiana in being removed from all Alberto watches and warnings

    MS joins Louisiana in being removed from all Alberto watches and warnings

    Residents can expect gusty wind near the coast, isolated tornados and localized flooding from heavy rainfall , the advisory says. The storm, with winds up to 50 miles per hour , is expected to reach landfall in Florida's panhandle early Monday.
    Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

    Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

    Helio Castroneves , Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais and Danica Patrick were among those who crashed in single-car spins. Defending champion Takuma Sato also crashed out after running into the back of James Davison's vehicle .
  • White House says Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in US

    White House says Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in US

    The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War. It has been thrown into uncertainty, after Mr Trump said he would no longer be attending.

    United States imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

    Tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the USA can help local producers of the metals by making foreign products more expensive. But the broader market sank because of trade war fears.
    Petroleum price hike: A political game?

    Petroleum price hike: A political game?

    He also asked the Odisha government to reduce Value-Added Tax on petroleum products to contain the cascading effect of rising fuel prices.
  • Father of child in 'Spiderman' rescue was playing Pokemon Go

    Father of child in 'Spiderman' rescue was playing Pokemon Go

    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was among many who praised the 22-year-old's fearless act, calling him an "example for all citizens". For many, the question was how the 4-year-old boy had been able to climb over the balcony's railing in the first place.
    CRAWFORD | Louisville baseball to start NCAA Tournament 'under the radar'

    CRAWFORD | Louisville baseball to start NCAA Tournament 'under the radar'

    Pac-12-champion Stanford is seeded second, followed by OSU, Mississippi, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida State and Georgia. No matter how the schedule plays out, UNCW will face an opponent that has either defeated it this year or in recent seasons.
    Former champions CSK and SRH lock horns for IPL 2018 trophy

    Former champions CSK and SRH lock horns for IPL 2018 trophy

    After taking his time to get his eye in, Watson tore into one of the best attacks of the tournament with his devastating blade. It has the support of batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson who are in great form in the present league.
  • King James rules the court in heroic Game One defeat

    King James rules the court in heroic Game One defeat

    And then tonight in the finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our (butt) off, man, it ain't right. James answered with an impressive drive, changing hands in midair before scoring to give the Cavs the lead.
    Andrew Lincoln will leave 'The Walking Dead' during season 9

    Andrew Lincoln will leave 'The Walking Dead' during season 9

    Cohan's contract negotiations with AMC stalled, leading her instead to sign on to the new ABC series Whiskey Cavalier . Grimes will, Collider claims, be phased out of the show and will only appear in a handful of episodes in season nine.
    Service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at Tampa Airport gate

    Service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at Tampa Airport gate

    It was not immediately clear where in the Philadelphia region Van Atter lives. And yes, the two women have since missed their flight to Philly.


Most liked

Warriors await word on top defender Iguodala as LeBron looms
As Durant, driving left, turned the corner on Green, he met LeBron James in the lane, where the two superstars collided. He made 19 of 32 shots, added eight rebounds and eight assists and played almost 48 minutes for a third straight game.

Will plus size smartphone feature iPhone X's best design feature?
Verizon Wireless Inc., for the third year in a row, will be the exclusive US carrier partner for the new Pixels, the people said. Phone Designer focused at first on the larger Pixel 3 XL phone, since that's the more desirable model each year.

U.S., North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks
He is the vice chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee responsible for South Korean affairs. He and Pompeo had discussions over dinner of steak, corn and cheese on Wednesday, Pompeo said in a tweet .

Kim Kardashian Meeting With Trump to Discuss Pardoning Alice Marie Johnson
Johnson's future and hopeful that she - and so many like her - will get a second chance at life ". Johnson is now sentenced to life in prison at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

FIFA calls 2026 World Cup candidates for meeting in Zurich
The Morocco 2026 official Twitter announced the news on Friday and the former World Cup victor has also confirmed the news . Officially launched early on May 29th, this new World Cup mode gives players access to loads of new game modes and content.

What’s cooking? Priyanka Chopra spotted cosying up to Nick Jonas
Recently Priyanka and Nick were seen attending the Beauty and the Beast concert in Hollywood along with a LA Dodgers game. Whether or not they'll make it official remains to be seen, but we have to say they do make a really cute couple.

Boston Celtics: Depth can become the biggest strength
Irving and the Celtics will be back in 2018-19. Check it out and let me know what you think. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston.

Hands-on: HomePod’s AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, stereo pairing, and Calendar support
Apple TV running tvOS 11 .4 will also now show up in the Home app on an iOS device as long as that device is running iOS 11.4. Once paired, the speakers rely on the A8 chip to sync and split the left and right stereo channels between the two devices.

Hawaii: Kilauea volcano erupts again, spews ash up to 12,000 feet
Officials said there was no release of any unsafe hydrogen sulfide gas after lava crept over the plugged wells. Its operator, Israeli-controlled Ormat Technologies, said it had not been able to assess the damage.

Alert: Two New Pokemon Games Are Coming To The Switch This Year
You can use it like a Joy Con to control your Switch, or use it to search for Pokemon on the go without opening your phone. The process for downloading Pokemon Quest on the Nintendo Switch is the same as just about any other game on the system.

Brussels in last-ditch attempt to avoid Trump's trade tariffs
Details of the investment and export controls will be announced by June 30 and the final tariff list will be published by June 15. The merry little trade war with China appears to be back on , as the White House announced tariffs on a broad range of imports.

Open thread game seven: Houston Rockets versus Golden State Warriors
But as they've done so often during this current dynasty, the Warriors erupted in the third quarter. After the game, Curry told reporters coach Steve Kerr had some advice after his rocky start.

Alberto, year's first named Atlantic storm, makes Florida landfall
Steady weakening is expected after landfall, and Alberto is forecast to become a tropical depression Monday night or Tuesday . A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible for the area and time frame described.

Alberto expected to make landfall Monday
EDT advisory that Alberto's core made landfall Monday at Laguna Beach, Florida, about 15 miles west-northwest of Panama City. It was moving northward at 8 miles per hour , bringing the risk of flooding, storm surges and tornadoes.

How to Watch Cavs Celtics Game 7 Live Stream Online
While the absence of Kyrie Irving from late-season knee surgery finally, and ultimately, caught up to the Celtics. Celtics: Paul Pierce , whose number was retired by the Celtics this season, cheered the team on from courtside.