Connecticut Group Drops Plan to Collect & Destroy Games, Discs

posted on 2013-01-09 23:29 EST

Southington, Connecticut, a small town located about 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) from Sandy Hook Elementary School, announced at a town hall meeting that it will not be following through with its plan to collect and destroy violent video games, CDs, and DVDs.

Spokesperson Dick Fortunato declared the program a success for raising awareness and discussion among families in the Southington community. Based on that success, Fortunato stated the return program wasn't needed.

"We deemed it became unnecessary to have the physical return on Saturday of violent games. Also because it would create an unnecessary amount of logistical details for us."

The "Southington SOS" group planned to collect violent video games and discs and destroy them, while in return offering US$25 gift certificates.

Thanks to Nick Andrzejewski and Daniel Zelter for the news tips.

Source: GameSpot, Polygon

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