The National Rifle Association (NRA), much to the chagrin of some, has introduced a shooting game weeks after it panned first person shooter (FPS) games. It was just a month ago that the NRA joined the rest of the world in solidarity by expressing their sorrow after the shooting tragedy which occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, and there was speculation as to whether video games containing violent imagery were to be blamed.
NRA stated then, “There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people. Through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse. Then there’s the blood-soaked slasher films like ‘American Psycho’ and ‘Natural Born Killers’ that are aired like propaganda loops on ‘Splatterdays’ and every day, and a thousand music videos that portray life as a joke and murder as a way of life. And then they have the nerve to call it ‘entertainment’… Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?”
Funny how the NRA has then released a shooting game so soon after making a strongly worded statement, and while the game is free, it isn’t going to be a worldwide phenomenon like Angry Birds, as it functions as a tilt and click 3D shooter.