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School shooting video game removed online after backlash

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(AP) - A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game off of its online platform following widespread backlash.
  
The "Active Shooter" video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video-game marketplace Steam.
  
Valve Corp. as Steam's parent company said Tuesday that it was removing the computer video game because the developer was a "troll with a history of customer abuse."
  
The game was developed by Revived Games, published by Acid and led by a person named Ata Berdiyev. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi says Berdiyev had previously been kicked off the platform under a different business name.
  
The game allows players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills.
  
It was condemned by the parents of students killed during a Florida school shooting in February.

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5/30/2018 9:17:50 AM (GMT -7:00)

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