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A nine-year-old Orlando, Fla. boy—”so tiny … he could barely see the judge over the podium”—was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge after he brought “multiple weapons to school.” The video game being blamed? Minecraft. Mine-bleeping-craft.1P
The unnamed student had “an unloaded handgun, a magazine with six bullets inside, a steak knife and a small-handled sledge hammer,” reports WFTV-TV of Orlando. The firearm came from his father’s home.
The company says that the new controller allows for higher fidelity than traditional gamepads, which makes it a better alternative to a mouse and keyboard for controlling PC-centric genres like strategy games and first-person shooters.
For Druckmann, who became a father during the development of The Last of Us, turning Ellie into a strong, capable character was no accident. “I had this secret agenda,” he said during a talk at the Toronto chapter of the International Game Developers Association. “I wanted to create one of the coolest, non-sexualized female video game protagonists. And I felt that if we did that, there’s an opportunity to change the industry. I know it sounds pretentious, but that was my goal.”