Group cancels Newtown-inspired video game return - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Group cancels Newtown-inspired video game return


A community group in Connecticut says it's canceling a collection of violent video games because it already has met its goal of sparking debate in response to the school shootings in Newtown.

SouthingtonSOS was urging people to turn in their violent video games in exchange for gift cards Saturday at the Southington Drive-In theater about 30 miles east of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14. The killer, Adam Lanza, played violent video games, but it's still not clear what led to the shootings.

John Myers of SouthingtonSOS says the event is no longer necessary because people already are talking about the effects of violent video games.

Video game enthusiasts had criticized the group for blaming the shootings on video games.

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