Video game execs defend industry in Trump meeting on violence

The White House characterized Thursday's meeting as the first of many on media's impact on school shootings and acts of violence, though critics have cited this and as-yet-unscheduled future meetings as smokescreens meant to shift the narrative away from gun control in the wake of last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

"We must have a meaningful conversation about mental health issues and other possible cultural and societal contributors to violent behavior, such as violence in video games", she added. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz would reportedly play violent video games for up to 15 hours a day, according to the Miami Herald.

One solution could be stronger warning labels about the graphic violence in video games, Bozell said, comparing the product to restrictions on liquor, tobacco, and pornography.

The comedian reinforced his point, saying, "I've been playing a ton of Angry Birds, so I've gotta go outside and throw some pigeons at pigs". Take-Two, the owner of Rockstar games, is also aware of the debate after they found themselves in the middle of such issues following the release of Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt titles as well as Bully, notes RollingStone.

Horton wants the video game industry to offer more tools for parents to understand the contents of the games.

EU President Donald Tusk on Wednesday warned Trump that "trade wars are bad and easy to lose", directly rebuffing the U.S. leader's claim last week they were "good and easy to win". The PTC made an adversary of major video game industry lobbying organization the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents top publishers in the media world, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Take-Two Interactive.

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Among the president's guests were Strauss Zelnick, chief executive officer of Rockstar Games; Pat Vance, president of Entertainment Software Rating Board; Mike Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association; and Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax Media. "I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people's thoughts".

"The tone in the meeting was information-gathering, "program director Melissa Henson said".

Markey, co-author of the 2017 book Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong, alsoexplained school shooters typically tend to not do the same activities as their peers. No psychologists, researchers, or scholars qualified to make that assessment were in attendance at the meeting.

Despite decades of research to the contrary, President Trump again drew a link between violence and video games. Such allegations were robustly defended by the video game representatives.

A montage video of bloody and brutal scenes has been created by US President Donald Trump's administration, to showcase extreme video game violence. Said footage is embedded below, having been uploaded to the White House YouTube account, but left unlisted.

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