The White House published a new video on YouTube that highlights violence in video games by cherry picking key scenes in first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Wolfenstein, Destiny, and more. A recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL., left 17 children and faculty members dead with another 17 wounded. That spawned a new debate of gun control in the United States while also singling out violent video games as potential catalysts for violence and mass shootings.

The White House and a number of lawmakers from around the United States are seeking to curb violence in video games either by restricting their sales to minors through establishing a rating board – which is already done via the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – or potentially by implementing a tax on select “violent” video games. For instance, one Rhode ...

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