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‘Active Shooter’ video game is pulled from Steam gaming platform after backlash from shooting survivors

By Andrea Diaz, CNN

A much-criticized video game that would let players shoot up a school has been pulled from a digital storefront just days before its release.

The PC game, “Active Shooter,” was set to be released June 6 on Steam, an online gaming store and platform owned by Valve Corp., a video game developer.

News of the game’s release had sparked widespread outrage, including among students and parents at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a shooting in February.

Marketing materials for the game, developed by Revived Games and published by a Russian company called Acid, promised to let players choose between portraying a SWAT team member responding to a shooting or portraying an actual shooter whose objective was to “hunt and destroy.”


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