Brutal video game advertisements removed and esports tournaments in the US after Trump criticized

After recent mass shootings in the US, American politicians began to actively pressure the video game

industry. Even Donald Trump himself got involved, accusing the games of "romanticizing violence" and the Internet of "radicalizing unbalanced people." Criticism was not in vain.

First calls

It became known that the Walmart trading network removedposters advertising violent video games from their stores. A similar decision was also made by the leadership of the American sports television channel ESPN. The television company transferred the broadcast of the XGames Apex Legends EXP Invitational to the smaller channel ESPN 3 out of respect for the victims of the executions. It is noteworthy that in the same Walmart, you can relatively easily buy weapons and ammunition.

The market may change

It is not known how the gameindustry words of politicians, however, damage has already been done. For example, after Trump's speech, Activision Blizzard shares fell -5.96%, Take-Two Interactive fell -5.19%, and Electronic Arts lost -4.63% of the value of securities.

The scandal decided to bask at the flaming bonfireand western gaming journalism. A week ago, Gamespot, Kotaku and Next Web editions accused Activision of inhumane treatment of the painted people. It's about using white phosphorus as the ultimate ability in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Forbidden weapons bombing was considered unethical and inhuman.