You making an app called Nike should have completely different ramifications than you making an app called Texas - in terms of name. There could well be an argument in terms of the maps and other material though. That withstanding, it seems the makers originally changed the name out of respect to the university, which seems courteous enough.
The worst thing is that UT seemingly thinks it has something to gain out of this action. If they care about their students (and don't want to cause any unrest) then they would let the app continue. Its only providing useful information right? What's even better is that it provides information to people who are new around the facility.
Maybe if they worked with the app creators rather than against them then they could have come to some sort of agreement anyway?
This guy seems extremely detached from the majority and how they relate to violence in video games.
That said, I would say that certain video games do seem to be slowly eating away at the 'work ethic' in a minority of my young peers.
Unless your definition of work includes raiding dungeons or killing people online with an m4a1 ofcourse.
So I suppose it could be argued that video games could have a negative effect in that way. Not that this would ever advocate the removal of a certain video game in my opinion - it is a problem with a minority of users, not with a game or console itself. I suppose moderation is what needs to promoted, if only for the health of the individual.
Then again if you can feasibly fund your gaming life with government handouts then at the moment there is little reason for many 'hardcore' gamers to try to further themselves in the real world. /ontopic