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

After the recent mass shootings in the United States, American politicians began to actively put pressure on the video game

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

First calls

It became known that the retail chain Walmart has removedposters advertising violent video games from their stores. A similar decision was also made by the management of the American sports television channel ESPN. The broadcaster moved its XGames Apex Legends EXP Invitational broadcast to the smaller ESPN 3 channel out of respect for the shooting victims. It is noteworthy that you can relatively easily buy weapons and ammunition at Walmart.

The market may change

It is unknown what will ultimately come back to haunt the gamingindustry is the word of politicians, but the damage has already been done. For example, after Trump’s speech, Activision Blizzard shares fell by -5.96%, Take-Two Interactive fell by -5.19%, and Electronic Arts lost -4.63% of the value of securities.

I decided to warm myself by the growing fire of scandal.and Western gaming journalism. A week ago, Gamespot, Kotaku and Next Web accused Activision of inhumane treatment of the drawn men. We are talking about using white phosphorus as an ultimate ability in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Bombing with prohibited weapons was considered unethical and inhumane.