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They posted the video on the the official White House YouTube channel (without any warnings or advisories to what it might contain) and it quickly became one of the most disliked videos on the site.

Games for Change has responded to the "violence in video games" montage shown during the White House's recent video game violence meeting by putting together a very different supercut of its own. It depicts some of the most caring and handsome aspects of games, and its been liked at a rate of almost 75 to 1, compared to the White House rate of about.03 to 1.

The video, also captioned with the hashtag #GAMEON, pulls clips from such games as Journey, Life is Strange, Monument Valley, and Never Alone, among many others. "Its more of a love letter to the industry and to the medium".

Games for Change's quiet tribute to the magic of video games brings a positive note to the current conversation.

A showreel featuring gaming's attractive moments has been created to contrast one produced by the White House that merely focuses on violence. "But somehow video games fall into the black-and-white argument around whether games are 'good or bad.' Like every art form, video games are nuanced and there are experiences of all sorts that can move us, entertain us, teach us and sometimes disturb us".

Trump's video was issued publicly, with no age gate indicating the mature nature of the video, after the meeting with game industry representatives (including the Entertainment Software Association's CEO Mike Gallagher, as well as Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick and ZeniMax Media CEO Robert Altman). It was to this footage that Trump reportedly asked, "This is violent, isn't it?" as the correlation between violent games and gun violence was once again questioned. If games are powerful enough to change how we act and feel in one direction, is it fair to say the same thing isn't also happening in the other direction? Instead, bloodshed and chaos reigned - and the team over at Gamer For Change were well aware of this. But what hasn't been proven is whether violent video games cause real-world violence.

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