Connecticut Group Collects 'Violent' Games, Discs to Destroy Them
posted on by Egan Loo
A community coalition in Southington, Connecticut announced on Wednesday that it will collect what it described as violent games, CDs, and DVDs from the public on January 12. Each person who gives such a title to the group "Southington SOS" will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant or bowling alley, and then the group will destroy the collected titles.
Southington is located about 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of a December shooting that killed 20 children and seven adults, including the shooter. Susan Saucier, director of community services, said, "We're not saying the use of video games causes people to become murderers, but there's evidence that it causes increases in aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and desensitization about actions of violence."
The Hartford Courant newspaper listed several games as examples, such as Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior, Manhunt 2 and Resident Evil.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.