Tag Archives: video games

Russian-Made “Active Shooter” Game Gets Canceled

The New York Times reports: The online game unfolds from the point of view of an attacker, aiming a weapon down a school corridor or throwing a grenade into an auditorium. The character creeps around corners and up staircases. Bullets spray, blood spatters. SWAT team members are shot dead. Civilians are splayed out on the floor. Active Shooter was developed …

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New Russian-Made Video Game “Active Shooter” Lets Players Shoot Students And Cops In School Hallways

The Miami Herald reports: An upcoming computer video game that would allow players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills has been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate by the parents of students who were shot to death during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The game — titled “Active Shooter” and slated for a …

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THE REAL PROBLEM: White House Posts Gory Video Game Montage To Official YouTube Channel [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: Yesterday, President Trump brought together top executives from the gaming industry, parents groups, and members of Congress for a meeting to discuss violence in video games. Announced last week as part of President Trump’s response to the Parkland shooting, the meeting was hastily assembled and has been criticized as a purposeful distraction from more concrete gun-control measures. …

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VERY STABLE GENIUS: Trump Lauded Delivery Of US Fighter Planes That Only Exist In “Call Of Duty” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s announcement of U.S-made F-52s fighter aircraft delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbor Russia, the source of rising tension among NATO allies. Was it a secret advanced jet capable of beating its Russian counterparts? A ruse to fool intelligence analysts? Neither, it turns out. The “F-52” is a fictional jet only available to …

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RUSSIA: Lawmakers Move To Ban Popular Video Game Because Virtual Players Can Wear Rainbow Jerseys

The Guardian reports: Russian MPs have asked the state communications oversight agency to take action against the Fifa 17 video game for violating the country’s law against gay propaganda. Communist MPs sent a letter to the communications oversight and state consumer protection agencies complaining that the popular EA Sports football game, which is rated all ages, “invites users to support …

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Pokemon Go Boosts Nintendo Stock By $7.5 Billion

Via Reuters: Shares in Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd soared again on Monday, bringing market-value gains to $7.5 billion in just two days as investors cheered the runaway success of Pokemon GO – its first long-awaited venture in mobile gaming. The game, which marries a classic 20-year old franchise with augmented reality, allows players to walk around real-life neighborhoods while seeking …

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TRAILER: Hardcore Henry

An entire movie in the style of a first-person shooter video game. Deadline recaps: A lot of movies have been adapted from video games but, so far as I know anyway, there hasn’t yet been a feature-length film that mines video games for inspiration but also cuts out the middle man entirely. Quite literally that’s the case with Hardcore Henry, …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Pokemon Super Bowl Commercial

The Verge recaps: “We’re all united in friendly competition” is a popular trope in Nike and Adidas ads, as parallels are drawn between athletes of all levels. But this isn’t sports in the traditional sense. This is Pokémon, and Nintendo is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a surprisingly classy 60-second spot early in the Super Bowl (which is estimated to …

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Real-Life First-Person Shooter: Level 2 [VIDEO]

The Chatroulette kings are back. Games Radar recaps: The team behind the real-life first-person shooter that debuted back in August is back with Level 2, a sequel that ups the ante in almost every way. No longer bound to backyards and forests, this new video takes the real-life FPS to the depths of space, where aliens have infested the crew …

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Video Game: Condemn Kim Davis

JMG reader Andrea points us to a just-launched game for smartphones: Fight Kim, Defeat Kim, Condemn Her. Battle against bigotry and achieve equality for all. Join us in a battle for the ages. On one side of this virtual battle field littered with shredded paper and sadness, festers Kim – an agent of civil discrimination. On the other side, the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Real Life First-Person Shooter ChatRoulette

Eurogamer reports: If you log on to Chatroulette, you may be in for a big surprise. No, not that sort of surprise. Instead, how about an invitation to a live-action first-person shooter where you are in control? Escape the Room company Red House Mysteries, along with help from neighbours, local residents and cosplay artists, managed to pull off such a …

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Simpsons Game Joins Pride Parade

The Simpsons game Tapped Out has launched a pride month update in which players can spend their winnings (issued in donuts, naturally) to buy rainbow flags, a pride billboard, and even the famous gay steel mill. “We work hard, we play hard.” Donuts are also available for purchase with real money, of course. Learn more at the link. (Tipped by …

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Christian Video Game: Kill The Faggot

ArsTechnica reports that “failed Christian shoe promoter” Randall Hermann yesterday released a video game titled Kill The Faggot. The game briefly appeared on the Greenlight section of the downloadable games site Steam before being yanked following complaints. Before its removal from Greenlight, games critic Jim Sterling downloaded and tested the game, which launched via Herman’s game shop moniker Skaldic Games. …

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Atari To Release LGBT-Oriented Game

Via Engadget: By December, Atari will release Pridefest, a mobile city-building game focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. It’s also launching an online casino service. Yes, both of these initiatives are coming from the same company responsible for Pong. But when you look at the amount of money those two seemingly disparate sectors represent, it’s clear …

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Christian Video Game Makers: Satan Totally Ruined Our Kickstarter Campaign

The makers of an Old Testament-based video game say that their Kickstarter campaign failed because Satan told people not to donate. Via Polygon: “I believe that, 100 percent,” replies Richard Gaeta, a co-founder of Phoenix Interactive. He argues that since the launch of the Kickstarter for Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham, trouble has come into all their lives. “It’s …

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