Two years after the Columbine High School massacre, the families of several victims have filed a lawsuit against a number of entertainment companies, including Nintendo of America, Atari, Sega of America, Activision, Sony Computer Entertainment, AOL Time Warner, Id Software, Virgin Interactive Media, and GT Interactive. The families are seeking $5 billion in punitive damages from a total of 25 entertainment companies. The lawsuit was filed the day before the two-year anniversary of the shootings. Several popular action games were specifically mentioned in the lawsuit, including Doom, Quake, and Redneck Rampage.
AOL Time Warner was aware of the lawsuit and declined to comment on the situation. Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Activision, and GT Interactive were not available for comment. Id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead had yet to see the lawsuit and was unable to issue a statement.