We Compiled Some More Violent Video Game Clips for the White House

We Compiled Some More Violent Video Game Clips for the White House

Warning: You may need a hug afterwards.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump showed a reel of violent video game footage to support his argument that games, not guns, take most of the responsibility for the United States' epidemic of mass shootings.

There's a problem with this reel: It's too predictable. It lurches immediately for the throats of the usual suspects. Oh, Mortal Kombat is brutal? Oh, Fallout 4 contains disturbing disfigurations and non-stop gunplay? Wowie! Somebody summon Neil deGrasse Tyson, we've got some hella fresh discoveries on our hands.

Vault Boy can dish it out, but he sure can't take it.

Where's the condemnation-nay, where's the praise-for the video game characters whose acts of violence continue to go unnoticed by the critical eyes of politicians and parents? They're the industry's quietest, most skilled assassins. They literally crush their adversaries beneath their feet, or they dunk them in hot lava. In particularly gruesome instances, they simply eat the ones they intend to kill. No fuss, no muss. No evidence.

We think it's about time we swept a spotlight on these killers. Here it is, then: A reel of some purveyors of video game violence the White House missed.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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