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Whether or not you believe 'Guns don't kill people, people do,' one thing we can all agree on is that videogames are the true killers, responsible for raising a generation of mass murders and blood thirsty miscreants. And by "we," we're really referring to politicians looking to score some easy votes, authors of dubious studies, and overreacting retailers like Norway's Coop, which reportedly decided to ban over 50 gaming and toy brands in the wake of recent terrorist attacks that claimed 76 lives.
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So when are they banning books and movies with violence in them?
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So when are they banning books and movies with violence in them?
When are they banning the console, DVD players, blu-ray players, pc's, and TV's that allow you to watch/play them?
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Coop has decided to remove several popular games and other items deemed too "realistic" in how violence is portrayed, including:

Homefront
Call of Duty series
Sniper Ghost Warrior
Counter Strike Source
World of Warcraft
World of warcraft
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World of warcraft
Nothing says realistic like WoW.
    
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World of warcraft
I guess the next guy can write in his manifesto that he's spending all his time attempting to acquire WoW, and as a result ha has no time for friends/family.
    
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Wait... The Battlefield series isn't their and neither is ARMA or Operation Flashpoint? Those are the most realistic and their not banned?

Edit: NVM that's not the whole list of banned games
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post #8 of 47
Or maybe they're banning CoD because they know it is a terrible game and are saving people money?

/customarycodhate

But seriously, I think banning stuff like this isn't the idea, instead crazy people like that guy should be "put down"... Its ok to do it to dogs and cats but not crazy psychopaths like that? :/
    
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Oh yes those sexy blood elves really do make someone want to... err what?
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He also wrote his manifesto in MS word, so that should be banned ASAP so no one else can read his manifesto and get bad idea's.
    
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