In the wake of another string of mass shootings in the United States, some are once again blaming the video game industry. The same unsubstantiated claims we heard in the 1990s are back in full force, and it goes all the way to the top. In a speech addressing the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Trump put some of the blame on violent video games. Naturally, many in the video game industry disagree. Even former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime spoke up. The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert is the latest to weigh in. He recently aired a segment called Super Trump World. You can view it below.
The Late Show presents Super Trump World
Violent video games
That was…. sure something. While not the funniest or best-written sketch, Super Trump World gets the general point across. I’m not sure Trump had Mario in mind when blaming “gruesome and grisly” games. That said, it’s true that violent video games are played virtually everywhere with no evidence indicating that they cause real-life violence.
Trump indicated that immediate action needs to be taken to change the culture. It’s not clear if he has plans for any specific restrictions on video games. He has met with the ESA to discuss video game violence in the past, but nothing substantial came of it.
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