Norwegian Retailers Get Rid Of Games After Attacks

Roofstone

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They removed Sniper Ghost Warrior.. Good choice retailers. /jk

Dont really affect me anyway, as I buy most my games at gamestop or steam. But I dont really get how this is showing respect? If anything it shows respect for the shooter, not the victims.
 

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Oh wow, he's pretty much saying "We're pulling these games off because they caused the incident and so if someone affiliated with the attack sees these games will become offended."

I'm betting at least one person related to the victims play one of those games.
 

Gigano

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Yeah, because scoring free publicity by defaming completely unrelated stuff is totally the proper course of action any company should be lauded for taking.

...not that many people would buy their games at Coop anyway, so it's not of much actual consequence.
 

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That's... you know, in a way, I kind of agree, given the removed 'out of respect and in respect' bit. If it's a temporary measure, then it feels less like trying to pander to knee jerk game-blaming, and more like 'We pulled these because we don't want anything to do with profits that might come from a tragedy giving them publicity.'

'Course I still think the better option would be to just ignore it, lest pulling them only encourage others to try to twist the repercussions to their own ends but.. I can understand at least.
 

thiosk

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WOAH.

My knee. It totally jerked.

At least my fellow American's aren't the only ones to act illogically when faced circumstances beyond their control.
 

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ImprovizoR said:
Those retailers are morons. And that's just putting it mildly.
How dare they show basic respect to the families of the victims.

If he had claimed that he read a book before killing your child, it doesn't matter how accurate the statement is, you'd be glad and comforted that the local bookstores pulled the book from shelves, even if only temporarily.

I don't give a damn how "calm and reasoned" you think you are (as evident in "the retailers are morons"), if you lost your child, you'd feel damn good about the killer's manifesto being thwarted in some way.
 

razerdoh

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for those of you not in the know: Coop Norway = norways answer to Wallmart and platekompaniet is a store primarily for music and films. (PlateKompaniet means RecordCompany in English)

Sojoez said:
1 month later...
Quote from a Norwegian game store clerk.
"Yeah, Online stores like Steam and D2D are the cause of bad sales..."
a friend of mine works for a gameretailer here in norway, they carry PC games ofc, but he says to all customers(when his boss isent arround) "go and buy it of Steam, its cheaper."
 

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Well, interesting. Don't see the reason behind WoW, but still, it's their shelves or whatnot.
Also, i don't remember the last time I saw news on a weekend on the Escapist, it's always dead silent on that side, if i remember correctly.
 

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mad825 said:
"out of respect and in respect to those affected [by the attacks]."
huh, really? what about the food and drinks he likes...And his favourite utility company,political party, music band, his (assumed) porn collection? What about them!?

Maddness >.>
Unless I'm mistaken, he openly cited them as influence. His political party doesn't exist, which is why he massacred people. The other stuff is inconsequential.
 

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ImprovizoR said:
Those retailers are morons. And that's just putting it mildly.
No, they're not morons. Temporarily pulling those games from the shelves is not only the right thing to do out of respect for the people who were hurt by the massacre, it is the right thing to do out of a business standpoint as well. In a store of that size, with that many people shopping in it, for every single little detail that isn't perfect, you have a customer that is ready to throw a fit over it. I've seen people go to the newspaper and cry "scandal!" over issues far, far less significant than this.

Regardless of where these retailers stand in the whole "games cause violence" debate (odds are they don't even care), it would be moronic for them to risk upsetting paying customers, especially when it comes to an issue that is currently ass sensitive as this.
 

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even though it says its only temporary, I cant really see these games coming back because when themotion is made, people who lost someone or just like to ***** about these sorta things will say that this guy used them and it will encourage others.

Also, wihle next to impossible its going o create a dangerous precedent forthe sequels of the mentioned games and if they will be released.

and I'm curious as to if Norway is going to stop WoW period, including people who already have accounts or not, cause i could see some civil liberties being stepped on and if not, at least some retribution sought for the monthly fee that will be lost.
 

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mad825 said:
"out of respect and in respect to those affected [by the attacks]."
huh, really? what about the food and drinks he likes...And his favourite utility company,political party, music band, his (assumed) porn collection? What about them!?

Maddness >.>
I'm assuming that for those things, he only...
food/drink: Baby kittens and blood
Utility Company: None
Political party: Commie!
Music Band: Marylin Manson (when HASN'T he ever been blamed for this shit...)
Porn: Child porn.

Lets also assume that Call of Duty and World of Warcraft makes us like these things more (I mean hey, Gnomes are kid sized...).
HATE MORE ON THEM!
 

FalloutJack

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Norway is casting aside all of its war-based video games?

[HEADING=2]Their defenses are broken! Let the slaughter begin![/HEADING]

MWA HA HA HA HAAA!! Without their precious training programs, we will swoop in and take over!

(Obvious satire.)
 

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AstylahAthrys said:
Because, you know, the shootings totally didn't happen because the guy was a crazy extremest and mentally unstable. At least it's only temporary that the games are gone, I hope logic prevails and they're put back on shelves soon.
If not logic than sales will. Sure, they remove it for a month or two, but when they see how much money they lost they'll put them right back on the shelve.

Or the investors will find a new CEO that will...
 

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They forgot to remove Tetris, Barbie's Super Fun Time, and the latest bloodthirsty Mario fiasco. I swear those fuckin' Bob-ombs made me do it.


LoL my captcha ... 'hand. it yurks' .. wtf?
 

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I wonder if book stores there also stopped selling the numerous pieces of literature cited in the manifesto. Actually, no, I don't wonder at all because I'm quite certain they haven't. *sigh*
 

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Stealthygamer said:
In my honest opinion CSS is the only good game there, and its much cheaper to get it off steam
A multiplayer only quickscoping ego tournament...

Nope, nothing of value was lost to the industry.