Thursday, 2 October 2008

quick, make a token gesture!

An Internet game in which players roam a school and kill kindergarten students with a shotgun has been pulled from a Finnish children's gaming site one week after the country's worst school shooting.

What's really odd about this to me is... WHY was this game on a "children's gaming site" to begin with? What were they thinking? (Or was it actually a children's gaming site at all, or just something like Newgrounds that gets lots of random crap posted to it?)

Certainly removing an inappropriate violent game a week after some incident isn't going to do anything to make anyone actually safer. (From what I understand, news coverage is far more likely to incite copycat killers than a stupid cheap game is.)

So... gaming site trying to grab publicity for themselves by taking a token stupid action in the name of children/safety, or bored journalists attempting to invent a story and waggle fingers about evil video games?

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