America's Army is getting hit by parents for their sniper simulation now. Even though the recent sniper attacks ( and all before it) had nothing to do with video games. Parents are still concerned that some kid will play this game and go out and slaughter as many folks as they can…here we go again!
"Jack Thompson, a father and a Miami attorney is fighting the Pentagon. He says it's wrong for the military to unleash this game on America's youth.
"I'm a father of a 10-year-old boy," Thompson says. "And every day I drop him off at school, I know that he's at greater risk because some of his classmates, as well as others in the general population, train obsessively in these shooter games."
Thompson, who has represented the parents of children killed in school shootings, says he will file an injunction in federal court next week, if the Army doesn't pull the plug.
"While the Defense Department was trying to find the serial sniper in the Washington, D.C., area," he continued, "they were training new snipers to take their place."
Okay so how the heck does a video game train kids how to be a sniper? No kid is going to be able to just pick up an M-16 and go to town after playing this game! This just peeves me to no end that they keep throwing out the video game card every time something happens!
You can't keep the kid from playing the game so you try to destroy the 6 billion dollar gaming industry so no one can play a decent video game? BAH! it known that 60% of gamers today are men over 18. Video game are generally made for that crowd.