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Submitted by DBergmark 1056d ago | news

Southington SOS cancels 'violent video game return'

This morning, a collection of representatives of Southington SOS came together for a press conference at Southington's town hall to officially cancel the event. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Update Actual source: Polygon -

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aLucidMind  +   1056d ago
Good, this even was completely retarded and ignored the real issue by punishing people taking part in a completely harmless hobby.
47  +   1056d ago
Damn. I was planning on going to get rid of some M rated games i dont play any more. Amazon was only offering like 4 bux per title, these ppl were offering up 25 dollar gift cards to local eateries and what not. Sounded like an awesome deal to me.
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Xklaw  +   1056d ago
Ignorance is a dangerous thing.
Nevers0ft  +   1056d ago
Apparently so are console games! It explains the need for rounded edges on Wii U disks - it stops us spazzing out and slashing peoples throats with them or using them as rudimentary Shuriken ;)
RFornillos4  +   1055d ago
perhaps they realized that their offer was way, way better than Amazon/GameStop -- at least the retailers get to re-sell it for a profit. or perhaps they felt that there are better ways of using the $25/game.

the article stated however that they will be "providing gift certificates to families who had 'the violent video games conversation with their children.'" -- now, i'm wondering how that "conversation" goes... "Son, violent games are bad for you (long pause)... Now where's my gift check?!?" -- or what if it turns out that the gift check's for GameStop.
AO1JMM  +   1055d ago
Whats next? Books? Rap music CDs? Rock music CDs? lol
FunkMacNasty  +   1055d ago
Talk about scapegoating. As if gathering violent vidoegames into a big pile and burning them is gonna solve ANYTHING. (???)

What a great way to ignore the real issues like MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, BULLYING, and FIREARM REGULATION. Nah.. that stuff's got nothing to do with violent tragedies taking place. It must be those gosh darn kids and their videogames.

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