Video games spark gun violence debate

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Video game executives who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday defended the industry's stance that violence in media isn't linked to aggressive behavior. Trump showed the video, then went around the table asking for comment. Further, the statement from the White House read that the group discussed studies showing a correlation between video games violence and real violence.

Also attending will be executives from two video game-makers, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, which owns Rockstar Games Inc, and ZeniMax Media Inc, which owns Bethesda Softworks. Capitol Hill had representation at the discussion, with seats at the table for Reps.

The Verge reports the meeting was "a unusual one" and that "attendees said there was the little serious talk of government restrictions on content (which would present significant legal challenges), and the conversation focused on more robust age restrictions or voluntary measures that could be undertaken by the industry itself".

"Why isn't Mario here?" says an imitation Trump, who is reminded that video game characters aren't real. Thursday's session was closed to media shortly before it began, when an unrelated event was added to Trump's schedule. The president made his announcement the same day that officials from 11 other Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping trade agreement that came together after he pulled the USA out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership previous year.

"I have a very young son".

Malmstrom warned the Trump administration against considering metal-tariff exemptions for only some European Union countries such as the United Kingdom, which, while long considering that it has a special relationship with the US, she said is behind the bloc on the issue. He knows how an economy runs, he knows what needs to be done to make it healthier for all Americans, and he's not there.

"All we can really say for sure is that there does not appear to be a link at this time between violent video games and school shootings", said Patrick Markey, Villanova University psychologist, in a USA Today article.

During a call with reporters after the meeting, Henson revealed that the mood within the room was "contentious, respectful disagreement". "That Canada could be seen as a threat to USA security is inconceivable", she said.

"It was a fact-finding meeting".

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

And the ESA was unlikely to hold back.

People have been trying to put the blame on video games for any act of violence since the industry started to flourish years ago, an easy way out to not talk about several other more pressing matters.

Donald Trump tweeted that "Video game violence & glorification must be stopped-it is creating monsters!" In 1994, they banded together to institute their own system, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, or ESRB, which assigns video games a rating based in part on whether they include sexual or violent content. Even his predecessor, former president Barack Obama, posed the same questions after the attack in Sandy Hook.

There are fresh fears for the future of the Welsh steel industry after President Trump imposed tariffs on metal imports into the US. Classmates said Cruz would play video games for 12 or 15 hours a day.

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.

A readout from the meeting is expected by the end of the week.

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