Discussion over violence in video games continues, with at least one lawmaker saying she was shocked by the level of violence in one of the industry’s most popular games.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in a CNN interview that she was “astounded” by the level of violence in “Call of Duty,” a series of video games that has broken numerous sales records in the U.S. and worldwide.
Representatives from Activision Blizzard, which publishes “Call of Duty,” were among a small group of game-makers that met with Vice President Biden last week to discuss how they can contribute to the national conversation on gun violence. Biden, who is heading a task force created after last month’s elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., is expected to release his recommendations on gun violence this week.
Following the Biden meeting, the Entertainment Software Association released a statement, saying it would work with the Obama administration moving forward.