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Norwegian Retailers Get Rid Of Games After Attacks

| 30 Jul 2011 20:10
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Following the devastating attacks in Norway, a couple of retailers are pulling the games that the accused murderer cited in his manifesto.

Last week, Anders Behring Breivik claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Norway that ultimately claimed the lives of 77 people. While the country is still reeling from the tragedy, a couple of retailers have decided to pull the games that Breivik cited in his manifesto.

Breivik's 1,500 page document (which it turns out had large sections plagiarized from the Unabomber's manifesto) claimed that World of Warcraft gave him a useful cover story while he secluded himself to plot the attacks and also stated that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was a useful way to hone one's shooting skills. Unsurprisingly, certain stores don't want to have any association with Breivik, however tenuous.

According to ITavisen, retail chains Coop Norway and Platekomaniet have both pulled the the following games from their shelves:

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
• Call of Duty: World at War Platinum
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Classic
Sniper Ghost Warrior
Counter-Strike: Source
World of Warcraft
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However, these games haven't been permanently removed from the stores. Reportedly, the decision to pull the games is a temporary one that was made "out of respect and in respect to those affected [by the attacks]."

Source: ITavisen

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