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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Fivelives » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:31 am

The truly absurd thing is that the dude published a 1500 page manifesto listing all of his grievances, yet they picked two video games that were barely mentioned to ban.

Way to go, game store chain!
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Astronomic » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:35 pm

Illidan told him he was not prepared, so he QQd
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Angelarc6570 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:42 pm

Astronomic wrote:Illidan told him he was not prepared, so he QQd



Or, they are just using this guy as an Excuse to pull Cataclysm off the shelves because it was just too boring :P
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby fuzzygeek » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:17 pm

I was reading the Wikipedia article about Ultima 4 (I really don't know why I was there; I started from an article about the size of the US Military). And there is a reference to BADD: Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons.

Pulling formed the organization after her son Irving committed suicide[2] by shooting himself in the chest[3] on 9 June 1982. Irving was an active D&D player, and she believed his suicide was directly related to the game. The grieving mother first filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her son's high school principal, Robert A. Bracey III, holding him as responsible for what she claimed was a Dungeons & Dragons curse placed upon her son shortly before his death. She also filed suit against TSR, Inc., D&D's publishers. She appeared on an episode of 60 Minutes which also featured Gary Gygax,[2] creator of Dungeons & Dragons, and which aired in 1985.


25 years later, people still stupid.
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Amirya » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:31 pm

I'm not trying to downplay what happened, not by a long shot.

But this reaction? It's a kneejerk in response to what Everyone knows is a Bad Thing.
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Dantriges » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:50 pm

Yeah if it would be something that actually helped to prevent stuff like this happening but well it´s so pointless and paints people who play this games in a bad light. Some relaives or friends probably take this connection seriously. It creates pointless conflicts when mum tells her son to stop playing these games that turn you into a serial killer. I can see that parents should be concerned if her son/daughter is glued to the PC but this ...
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Melathys » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:10 pm

was telling my gf about this. she said "If anything, he wasn't playing ENOUGH warcraft..."
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Bunni » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:56 am

For what it's worth, Coop (one of the stores) is primarily a grocery chain. They sell a bit of other stuff on the side in some of their stores and they decided to remove the games temporarily from the shelves while emotions are still running high about the shooting. Even their announcement about it says that they aren't trying to say that the games are the root of the problem.

I'm not sure about Platekompaniet's plans and I haven't been in one recently to see if the games are still off the shelves. They haven't actually stopped selling either game as you can order both online from them still so my guess would be it's a temporary thing with them as well.

While it was still sort of a silly knee-jerk reaction it isn't quite as "omg norway says games are the devil" as people are making it sound.

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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Fivelives » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:58 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:people still stupid.


In other news, water is wet. Fire's status as "hot" is still under debate, though.
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Re: Norway takes WoW and Call of Duty off shelves

Postby Dantriges » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:49 pm

WoW Players all over the world tirelessly conduct experiments every week to see if fire is hot or good for your health.

Standing in fire.

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