EA (Electronic Arts, Inc.) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Recently, after the unfortunate school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut, EA was asked links to real gun manufacturers to be removed from such games as Medal of Honor Warfighter. Earlier, EA wanted to highlight the realistic touch to the game, however, it has now backed off from this plan.
EA had intentionally included links to websites of real companies that manufactured weapons which were used in the game. Initially EA gave no attention to this scheme, but later on others who noticed this asked EA to take some action. Already Medal of Honor Warfighter has not succeeded in the video gaming world. There is also a video of arms manufacturer available on YouTube, according to a report in the New York Times, that shows promotional footage shot with the same intent of proving realism.
This is by far the truth that such violent games and their realism has certain psychological impact, especially on younger minds. Being subjected to such violence in a safe environment through a video game might not look horrific, but it has created less questionable attitude toward its penetration in the real world.
Gun laws have been under severe criticism in the United States, but there are more people in favour of keeping safe guns than abandoning them altogether. Media plays its role in promoting images which become easily acceptable when projected too much, but tragedies as these bring matters into focus.