JMH Moderator, News & Information, BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst, Contributor Joined Apr 2, 2012 Posts 7,197 Jun 19, 2016 #1 This isn’t a post that purports to have answers, or a call to action, or the one true way. Rather, it’s an invitation to open a discussion. Last week, one of the most horrific acts of non-wartime gun violence in US history unfolded in Orlando, Florida, where a single man unleashed an assault weapon inside a nightclub, killing some 50 people and injuring more than 50 more. Just a couple of days later, Microsoft, Sony, and a number of game developers held press events around the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, and each one of those events were filled with action detailing brutal and bloody virtual killings, sometimes on a grand scale, all in the name of “fun.” My colleague Brad Stephenson was moved nearly to tears by the brief acknowledgements by Phil Spencer of Xbox and Aisha Tyler of Ubisoft, deploring the violence that had just occurred in Florida, but the juxtaposition was clear. Microsoft went on to showcase the bloody Gears of War among other violent titles, and Ubisoft featured their own brand of violence with Watch Dogs 2. Click to expand... Can we talk about video game violence?