Facebook removes VR shooting game demo at CPAC 'out of respect' for Parkland victims

Facebook removes VR shooting game demo at CPAC 'out of respect' for Parkland victims

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Facebook pulled a demo of Bullet Train, a virtual reality game that lets players use an imaginary gun to pretend shoot people in a train station, at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference. 

The move comes following criticism for featuring a violent game so closely after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead. 

“There is a standard set of experiences included in the Oculus demos we feature at public events. A few of the action games can include violence. In light of the recent events in Florida and out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed them from this demo. We regret that we failed to do so in the first place,” Facebook’s VP of VR Hugo Barra said in an emailed statement to Mashable.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Facebook removes VR shooting game demo at CPAC 'out of respect' for Parkland victims

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