Video game urges players to kill journalists to make them ‘famous in a different way’

Video game urges players to kill journalists to make them ‘famous in a different way’

[Ed. – It’s all Trump’s fault.]

A twisted video game featured on Apple and Android devices urged players to gun down journalists to make headlines before the level was yanked by developers.

“Sniper 3D Assassin,” which is available on iPads and smartphones, had a mission dubbed “Breaking News” in which a reporter was targeted alongside ruthless murderers and thieves, according to The Washington Post.

“A journalist bribed a cop and will pick up a briefcase from the cop,” the game told players armed with virtual sniper rifles. “The briefcase is full of sensitive documents. Make him famous in a different way.”

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After the reporter is killed, text popped up declaring, “THAT’S A COVER STORY.”

Players embarked on the disturbing mission after they had already killed a gunman who slaughtered innocent people at a pizzeria and someone who stole a backpack, according to the paper.

The popular mobile game, which is developed by the Brazilian tech firm TFG, is rated 4 1/2 stars and has a combined 12 million reviews. It is available on iOS and Android.

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