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Connecticut town cancels game destruction plans

10:30 AM on 01.10.2013 // Jim Sterling

Southington SOS claims victory in defeat

Southington SOS, the group that had planned to physically destroy "violent" videogames in order to save the world from guns, has decided to back down and cancel the event. Claiming it had achieved what it wanted to, the group attempted to save face while backing down. 

"We succeeded in our program," spokesman Dick Fortunato told Polygon. "Our mission was to create strong awareness in Southington for parents and families and citizens and children. And we accomplished that. Our other objective was to promote discussion of violent video games and media with children and with the families at the home. And we've accomplished that in spades.

"So 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."

Seems like they realized it was a dumb idea and are now playing it up as some sort of victory, which is pretty much the American way of dealing with failure. In any case, the Witch Trials are on hold for another day, at least in one Connecticut town. Seems we'll have to wait for another brave soul to destroy those games and end the very real shaman curse of gun violence. 

Connecticut town cancels plan to collect and destroy violent video games [Polygon]

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