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"Active Shooter", the video game that would have allowed players to take part in a simulated school massacre, will not be released to the public after massive outcry over the product.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter died in February's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, expressed outrage in a tweet about the game.

"We have removed the developer Revived Games and publisher ACID from Steam", stated Valve.

This isn't the first time that Berdiyev has faced consequences on the platform, as Valve has removed the creator from Steam when he was previously operating under '[bc] Interactive" and "Elusive Team'.

Valve said the person behind Revived Games has a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, manipulating user-reviews and changing business names to hide their identity.

"His subsequent return under new business names was a fact that came to light as we investigated the controversy around his upcoming title", Valve's statement added.

"The broader conversation about Steam's content policies is one that we'll be addressing soon", the company added.

An online petition urging Valve to pull the game before its scheduled June 6 release had more than 200,000 signatures. Still, the company's statement didn't exactly inspire trust.

Game Craze Store Manager Alexander Thousand isn't one of them but even he thinks Active Shooter, a game where you shoot people inside a school, potentially goes a step too far. "While I can see people's anger and why this might be a bad idea for the game, I still feel like this topic should be left alone".

Almost 200,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org urging Valve to pull the video game and has since claimed victory.

On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Valve was pulling the game from its platform. "Active Shooter" may have violated some of the guidelines. Groups of users on the site have posted comments celebrating school shooters in the past, according to a March article from Vice publication Motherboard.

Robinette's concern is that not enough research has been done to find out how video games may be linked to violent behavior. "Ninety-nine percent of the people who play this game are going to have no intention of saying, 'I want to go and shoot up a school.' (That's) 99.999 percent".


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