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Norway stores pull violent video games including Call of Duty (Breivik massacre response)
Metro UK ^
| 2nd August, 2011
| Tom Phillips
Posted on 08/03/2011 3:58:34 AM PDT by tlb
A number of Norway stores have pulled violent video games from sale - including Call of Duty games and World of Warcraft - in the wake of the massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik.
According to Danish gaming website Gamer's Globe, a spokesperson for Coop Norway said: 'In light of Friday's horrific events, and out of respect for those affected, we have chosen to remove selected items from our range.'
The site says that the affected games are Call of Duty: Black Ops; CoD: Modern Warfare 2; CoD: World at War Platinum; CoD 4: Modern Warfare Classic; Homefront; Sniper: Ghost Warrior; Counter-Strike Source; and World of Warcraft.
According to Norwegian local paper Rogalands Avis, the stores have said that the removals are 'temporary', but that they will 'think twice' about stocking the games again. A spokesperson added that: 'Others are better qualified than us to point to the repercussions these games have.'
Norwegian entertainment store Platekompaniet has also removed certain games from sale.
In what is likely to be the section most eagerly seized on by opponents of gaming, Breivik says several times that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be used as one part of gun training, writing: 'I see MW2 more as a part of my training-simulation than anything else. Ive still learned to love it though and especially the multiplayer part is amazing. You can more or less completely simulate actual operations.'
However, he writes elsewhere that he doesn't consider games to be a full substitute for live marksmanship training, and says that he is only playing MW2 'casually'.
(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: boycott; breivik; massacre; wargames
After Bobby Kennedy was shot it was worse in the US. Toy guns and GI Joe were blamed somehow.
posted on 08/03/2011 3:58:40 AM PDT
Yeah, that will fix it. /not
posted on 08/03/2011 4:02:52 AM PDT
by library user
(Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
Well, their over reactions will make crazy Anders happy
posted on 08/03/2011 4:20:36 AM PDT
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
What a bunch of panzie asses!! What’s this world coming to?
posted on 08/03/2011 4:22:03 AM PDT
(Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
Isn’t that horse out of the barn?
posted on 08/03/2011 4:27:27 AM PDT
including Call of Duty
I would have included "Call to Prayer".
posted on 08/03/2011 4:36:56 AM PDT
by PA Engineer
(SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
World of Warcraft??? That game isn’t even violent...
posted on 08/03/2011 4:52:18 AM PDT
To: library user
Yeah, it’s not like they have the internet there.
posted on 08/03/2011 5:07:30 AM PDT
(2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
What a bunch of reactive pansies.
If they had their cops playing these games, maybe they would have rushed in to prevent the slaughter instead of waiting for the monster to spend all of his ammo on children.
posted on 08/03/2011 5:20:31 AM PDT
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Norway land of socialist dumbasses.
Well, I know I feel safer now.
posted on 08/03/2011 5:40:45 AM PDT
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Maybe they should stop sentencing violent sociopaths to 21 year stints in Ikea. Perhaps relinquishing the personal yoga instructors could also help. Just saying.
posted on 08/03/2011 5:53:44 AM PDT
(My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
Tens of millions worldwide play Call of Duty, and you blame it for one guy going beserk?
posted on 08/03/2011 5:55:31 AM PDT
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
............21 years in Ikea.
Good one. And highly accurate.
I worked for Ikea for a brief stint....I’d rather get the chair.
posted on 08/03/2011 5:57:47 AM PDT
(It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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posted on 08/03/2011 6:01:48 AM PDT
by DJ MacWoW
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Yeah, that was the problem. Video games.
posted on 08/03/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT
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The Poang chair or the Tullsta chair?
posted on 08/03/2011 6:06:56 AM PDT
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They need to arm police and provide more equipment for
police: police boats and helicopters.
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