Trump discusses violence with video game execs and critics

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"Video games are plainly not the issue: entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the USA has an exponentially higher level of gun violence than any other nation", said Dan Hewitt, a spokesman for lobby group the Entertainment Software Association, earlier. The meeting was meant to tackle the issue of violence in video games and how it affects those that play them but ultimately, the meeting was labeled as "unproductive" and "hastily assembled" with people criticizing it as a distraction from the debate of gun control in America.

He said he talks about it with his children and will say "you know that's a video game right?" Trump began the meeting by screening a montage of games, commenting "This is violent, isn't it?"

PTC President Tim Winter told CBN News that violent video games "desensitizes kids to real-life violence, encourages them to resolve disputes with violence and gives them an unfair sense of fear of their environment around them-that it's more unsafe than it is".

Today, president Donald Trump met with a few game makers - and a few against video games in general - to discuss violence in our favorite products, and how they might be affecting today's youth. In a conference call, PTC program director Melissa Henson said about the meeting "the tone in the meeting was information-gathering".

"The last time there was a meeting about video games during the Obama administration, I'm not aware that groups like ours had a seat at the table", she said.

The meeting was closed to members of the press, but the White House later released the clip on its official YouTube channel.

"Discounting the absurdity of linking these outcomes to school shootings, given the dire concerns expressed by politicians you might guess that playing violent video games increase these minor forms of aggression by around 40 or 50 percent", they wrote in an article on Feb.16 for Rolling Stone.

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However, a representative of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) stated that there have been multiple studies conducted in the past that disprove the direct correlation of violent video games to real-life application of aggression.

The Washington Post says a spokesperson for Representative Hartzler confirmed her plan to attend, and a White House spokesperson told the paper that there may well be more meetings to come. The United States is an exception, and the fact that we're No. 1 in gun ownership (by far) is hard to ignore as a likely factor.

"We have to do something maybe about what they're seeing, how they're seeing it and also video game", Mr Trump said last month. The video is unlisted, meaning only those provided a link to it can view it, but nonetheless it is creeping up towards one million views.

"Making video games-or any form of media-a scapegoat for consistently refusing to even CONSIDER the reasonable, rational firearm restrictions Americans want and deserve isn't fooling anyone".

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