Trump raises concerns about violence with video game reps, pols, critics

Trump to visit California next week, San Diego stop expected

Donald Trump's Video Game Meeting: Here's Who Is Attending Today And What To Expect

Following the attack at Marjory Stoneman High School, which killed 17 students, Trump has said that violent games are "shaping young people's thoughts".

The video was created for a "closed" meeting on Thursday between President Donald Trump and computer game executives, The Verge reports, and is indicative of the United States government's stance on the subject.

US President Donald Trump shows his signature on Section 232 Proclamations on Steel and Aluminum Imports. Yes, the games depicted are violent, but they don't exist in a vacuum. Classmates said Cruz would play video games for 12 or 15 hours a day.

Those present on behalf of the gaming industry were head of the ESA (Entertainment Software Association), a DC-based publisher's lobbying group; the head of the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board); the chief executive of Take Two; and Robert Altman, chairman of ZeniMax Media.

Those in attendance said there was very little discussion of any sort of new government restrictions or policies and that the discussion focused more on what the video game industry could do voluntarily to self-regulate. As far as he can tell, if video games were as influential as politicians say, why is it just with guns?

The objective of the meeting was for the discussion of video game violence and its possible correlation to aggression and desensitization among children.

Studies in recent years haven't found a correlation between the two.

She said her March 10 meeting with Lighthizer, the USA trade representative, was scheduled "many months ago" to address, among other things, global steel overcapacity.

Which, again, is zero: Only one-eighth of the 41 school shooters surveyed by the US Secret Service in a 2004 review were interested in violent video games (twice as many liked violent movies or books, which was still only a quarter of that sample). "Now, that doesn't mean that video games have no influence on you, because let's be honest, everything we consume as human beings affects us somehow. Sex and the City might make you want to go to brunch, Karate Kid might have made people join the local dojo". The video features footage from Call of Duty (the infamous airport scene is in it at some point, of course), Sniper Elite, Fallout and more popular video games. Lt Col Dave Grossman, author of "Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing" was there along with Melissa Henson, a mother from the Parents Television Council. "We think it's an important discussion to have and one the president looks forward to".

Searching for ways to respond to last month's Florida school shooting, Trump has questioned the effect of video games, although decades of research have failed to find a link between gun violence and graphic depictions of violence in games.

The White House moved the video to "unlisted" status (meaning it does not appear on the channel) shortly after uploading it. Also discussed were the topics of First Amendment protection for video game content and the ESRB rating system to help parents make informed choices on what titles to buy for their children.

Latest News