Skip to comments.Town near Sandy Hook launches $25 violent video game buy-back
Posted on 01/03/2013 11:06:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A Connecticut town thirty miles from Sandy Hook will give people $25 to incinerate their violent video games.
Southington, Connecticut is encouraging owners of violent video games to deposit them in a local dumpster near a drive-in movie theater, so that the games can be collected and destroyed. In return, the local Chamber of Commerce will give participants $25 gift cards to be used toward purchases of non-violent entertainment.
The Violent Video Game Return Program has the backing of a diverse coalition of groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, fire department, board of education, as well as town officials and clergy members.
The program was born out of a desire to respond proactively to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook elementary that left over 20 children dead, which some say was caused in part by violent video games.
Southington schools superintendent Joe Erardi hopes the program will prompt parents to talk to their kids about violent video games...
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Next will come burning violent books.
Lots of violence in The Holy Bible. The entire human race is wiped out at one point, except for a family that owned a boat.
Well I have a couple of old Nintendo games that I will send them if they will give me the $25.....Lets see Duck Hunt(Violent AND has a plastic gun).....Contra(Military Comando’s killing terrorists)........
Makes plenty of sense - the new Assassin's Creed had been released!
I’ve got some nasty old sneakers....always tempted to do a runner whenever I wear ‘em. And heck, I’ll let ‘em have ‘em for $10.
Seriously, this may be a good thing if it leads to people realizing just how silly all these “buy back” programs really are.
Lots of folks will be digging out all those old obsolete video games that nobody plays anymore.
LOL they can have my Borderlands 2 when they pry it from my cold dead STEAM or when a Goliath makes face gravy of me.
Virtually every video game ever created has some level of violence or conflict. I wish I lived near there. I’d dump every old game I had, then take the money and go out and buy some ammo and magazines. lol
Just picked up Borderlands 2. Great game so far!
Well, at least they’re not bitching about “Assault Weapons”. Buying a tool to protect yourself and your family and going to the range to sharpen your skills is far removed from sitting on your butt and playing a game.Read over Charles Krauthammer’s article and see if it changes your thinking any:
I just bought Call of Duty Black Ops. I’m gonna kill a bunch of pixels but, would never touch another person unless threatened.
Can’t. I will even pick up bees when they are in the house and release them outside. they are just lost.
Tiny Tina is a hoot, about 200 hours on the game (PC version) and I still find and hear new stuff. Well worth the bucks, got it during the Thanksgiving sale on Steam.
I’m still loving Far Cry 3.
Killin’ pirates and all sorts of animals.
It’s pretty sweet.
“...then take the money and go out and buy some ammo and magazines.”
Great idea, KoRn.
I’ve been passing them up at yard sales because of my lack of interest. Quite often for as little as a buck a piece!
I’ll be loading up on them this coming summer in hopes that this ‘buy-back’ thing catches on.
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LOL!!! I’m hearing u there. Can make quick 500.
At long last I can unload all those Atari, Nintendo 64, and ps1 games.
Wow, Gamestop would probably give you $2 on trade in. Heck, this is a no brainer. A stack of old outdated games and you could trade in for a used IPad or even a new one. Perhaps there's enough left over for a new violent video game!
Of course this resolves nothing regarding the original issue, but if it makes them feel better...
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Ah, my lovely hometown, which has a slim republican majority. I should ask my kid if he has any old “violent” games he wants to turn in for free gift cards.
LOL! But, when I think about it, I like the idea. However, people are going to bring in their old NES cartridges. Double Dragon was pretty violent. I wonder if Mario Bros. would qualify. Mario (or Luigi) punched Yoshi in the back of the head, then Yoshi extended his tongue and swallowed his enemies. Frightening!
This is great! I have about 20 old games that Game Stop would give me about 50 cents for...but the state will pony up $20! Sweet! Haha gotta love the smell of idiots in the morning.
Aha! I should have read a couple more posts before contributing.
“...to be used towards non-violent entertainment...”
LOL! I would like to see them enforce THAT! Even if they tried, what does it leave?
Movies tickets? Hrm. No. The Hobbit sure contained a lot of fight scenes.
Books? Nope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter all had a lot of fighting and death.
Music? Have they even HEARD the rap and hip-hop BS lately?
Sports? Football is WAAAAAY violent! I’m not even going to mention boxing. (Oh, snap, I just did.)
Board games? Risk is about WAR!
I suppose someone *could* take a pottery class. Or a painting class.
This hogwash about violent video games causing these shootings is absolute bovine excrement.
i wonder if they consider startegy wargames as violent video games. i don’t. they are completely different from FPS games. i have nuked entire countires in some of these, turned hill 221 into hill 121 with massed artillery and run over infantry with tanks. doesn’t make me want to do it to my neighbore, well at least not the first two.
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