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Law Uvalde families sue Meta and ‘Call of Duty’ publisher Activision-Blizzard over alleged links to gun violence

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Activision/Blizzard does. Why they made the game design change 18 months ago.
 
I was going to say the same thing, those lil' bitches stood around for hours, arresting parents who had the balls to run in and try and save their kids. Those same parents did not have weapons, shields or body armor.
Everyone tells me Texans are tough, but after watching their law enforcement and Ted Cruz being Trump's bitch, I now laugh whenever someone says Texan Tough. Most Texans are all hat and no cattle. Plus Cowboy fans are softer than warm butter.
Uuuh. So the parents are Texans right? Or are they also Cowboy fans?
 
Aren't CoD games like 18+ age rating?

Is like accuse porn lol
 
Some of the parents tried to go into that school, when they figured out the cops were too chicken shit to go in. Those parents did not display Cowboy fan tendencies.
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So they were "Texan Tough"?
 
In fairness, it's the lawyers preying on their pain and suffering. They're not thinking clearly, and I can't blame them.

Sandy Hook families who sued Remington discovered advertising in Call of Duty. While both Remington and Activision/Blizzard played it off as licensing rights. Then when that information reaches the public domain all guns in Call of Duty moving forward are given fictional names.

These are the actions of a company limiting future liability.
 
Problem here for Activision/Blizzard is that theyve been caught promoting specific firearms manufacturers in Call of Duty for monetary gain and licensing rights. With the firearms manufacturers entering into said agreement solely to advertise their products towards kids.

Grounds are there for such a lawsuit. All of this comes down to if discovery is granted.
The games are rated M for mature. It's the parents fault if the kid gets their hands on the game. It's not marketed towards children. More like the 18-40 crowd who actually has $3k to drop on a DDM4
 
I was going to say the same thing, those lil' bitches stood around for hours, arresting parents who had the balls to run in and try and save their kids. Those same parents did not have weapons, shields or body armor.
Everyone tells me Texans are tough, but after watching their law enforcement and Ted Cruz being Trump's bitch, I now laugh whenever someone says Texan Tough. Most Texans are all hat and no cattle. Plus Cowboy fans are softer than warm butter.

Guess what the Texas state motto is.
friendship
 
Sandy Hook families who sued Remington discovered advertising in Call of Duty. While both Remington and Activision/Blizzard played it off as licensing rights. Then when that information reaches the public domain all guns in Call of Duty moving forward are given fictional names.

These are the actions of a company limiting future liability.
Meanwhile Counter-Strike affords gun manufacturers, including Remington, that same "advertising" free of charge. Gun manufacturers with explicit models "targeting children" by Valve:
  • Benelli Armi
  • Beretta (Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta)
  • Brügger & Thomet
  • Colt's Manufacturing Company
  • CZUB (Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod)
  • FN Herstal
  • Glock GmbH
  • Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • IMI (Israel Military Industries)
  • JSC Kalashnikov Concern [aka Izhmash]
  • MAS
  • Military Armament Corporation
  • Remington
  • SIG
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Steyr Arms
  • Techno Arms PTY

Remington Model 870 featured in Counter-Strike 2 developed and published by Valve Corporation

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Blizzard has been no less noble than Valve. If they are sued, so too should Valve be sued, and every other videogame manufacturer that features weapons with real world analogues. Say buh-bye to the realistic/simulation shooter subgenre! Say hello to CSGO with Fortnite aesthetics! Say hello to videogame guns that don't operate with mechanics that could be misconstrued by some lawyer somewhere to impact their target or otherwise operate in a dangerously similar fashion to any real world gun!
 
Meanwhile Counter-Strike affords gun manufacturers, including Remington, that same "advertising" free of charge. Gun manufacturers with explicit models "targeting children" by Valve:
  • Benelli Armi
  • Beretta (Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta)
  • Brügger & Thomet
  • Colt's Manufacturing Company
  • CZUB (Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod)
  • FN Herstal
  • Glock GmbH
  • Heckler & Koch GmbH
  • IMI (Israel Military Industries)
  • JSC Kalashnikov Concern [aka Izhmash]
  • MAS
  • Military Armament Corporation
  • Remington
  • SIG
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Steyr Arms
  • Techno Arms PTY

Remington Model 870 featured in Counter-Strike 2 developed and published by Valve Corporation

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Blizzard has been no less noble than Valve. If they are sued, so too should Valve be sued, and every other videogame manufacturer that features weapons with real world analogues. Say buh-bye to the realistic/simulation shooter subgenre! Say hello to CSGO with Fortnite aesthetics! Say hello to videogame guns that don't operate with mechanics that could be misconstrued by some lawyer somewhere to impact their target or otherwise operate in a dangerously similar fashion to any real world gun!

If you're going to use an example, like the sawed off, you should probably use a gun that actually uses the real name of the gun in the description.
Nowhere in game does it say the sawed off is a Remington 870.
 
The games are rated M for mature. It's the parents fault if the kid gets their hands on the game.

ESRB is a voluntary ratings systems created by the entertainment industry to prevent federal regulation. Their fines deal with game developers not properly rating their game and retailers selling to buyers below the age requirement.
 
If you're going to use an example, like the sawed off, you should probably use a gun that actually uses the real name of the gun in the description.
Nowhere in game does it say the sawed off is a Remington 870.
I highlighted that gun only because it involves a real-world analogue of the specific gun manufacturer in question: Remington. I already named some of those guns with specific namings in the game in a previous post (Glock-18, AK-47, etc).

*Edit* BTW, to be more clear about why this is an irrelevant, toothless nitpick, understand that the gun used in the Uvalde killings wasn't a Remington-manufactured weapon at all. It was a DDM4 Rifle (described by the press as an "AR-15 variant") manufactured by Daniel Defense. That is who is being sued, so I'm curious why Remington is being mentioned in this thread when it was Sandy Hook where they were sued.
 
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I have all the sympathy in the world for the Uvalde families but I don't believe Call of Duty contributed to their pain. This was on the shooter and a horrific failure of the police to stop him in a timely manner.

I still can't wrap my head around why the cops refused to intervene for so long when they had the numbers, equipment, and supposedly had the training. The worst part was aggressively holding back people who wanted to do something about it. If this isn't criminal negligence then I don't know what is.

If the families are going to sue anyone then they should sue the police and the city, whoever gave orders to hold back, and whoever trained them.
 
I still can't wrap my head around why the cops refused to intervene for so long when they had the numbers, equipment, and supposedly had the training.
Leadership. If the guy calling the shots isn't prepared to die, then neither are the rest. Make no mistake, in these situations there's a hefty amount of folks looking for excuses not to risk their lives. If their boss gives them one, they'll gladly stand down.
 
That is who is being sued, so I'm curious why Remington is being mentioned in this thread when it was Sandy Hook where they were sued.

For the point i made was that Activision/Blizzard secretly did advertising like this under the disguise of licensing. Instead you are incorrectly conflating these two terms while inserting personal attacks and ill informed what about'ism.

Popularity of Fortnite BR completely changed the age demographic landscape of FPS players. Prior to its release you know Call of Dutys age demographic on console heavily skewed below its 17+ ESRB rating.
 
For the point i made was that Activision/Blizzard secretly did advertising like this under the disguise of licensing. Instead you are incorrectly conflating these two terms while inserting personal attacks and ill informed what about'ism.
LOL, please, inform us. What was their secret contract with Daniel Defense, and what were the terms of this "advertisement" deal?
 
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