Warren Spector says devs of games at Trump meeting should be “ashamed of themselves”

Warren Spector says devs of games at Trump meeting should be “ashamed of themselves”

The trailer used at yesterday’s meeting between Trump and the video game industry to discuss violence in video games was pretty brutal and not everyone was pleased to see it showcased, including Deus-Ex creator Warren Spector.

Warren Spector has chipped in with his thoughts saying that everyone associated with the games that were shown in the video should be “ashamed of themselves” and that games such as these “hurt us”.

Spector was called out in a response saying that Deus-Ex featured the killing of children and he responded.

The Twitter thread continued and Randy Pitchford and John Smedley added their thoughts on Spector’s comments.

Spector’s initial Tweet continued to garner responses and he added:

The video used yesterday (see below) showed extreme cases of violence in video games with samples taken from games such as Sniper Elite 4, Call of Duty and  Fallout 4. There’s no doubt violence is a big factor in games but there is no evidence to suggest it causes violence. That said, games are rated for a specific audience to keep violent games out of the hands of minors but the reality is that underage gamers will get their hands on them, just like to they do with movies. That’s always been the case for anything with an age restriction.

Spector appears to have turned a corner when it comes to showing extreme violence in games but we’ll have to see if he really will stop “killing virtual people”. Here’s the video in question if you missed it yesterday and this is what was shown to Trump at the meeting.