Connecticut town cancels plan to collect and destroy violent video games

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 19:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Violent Video Games Return Program, a community initiative started by representatives from Southington, CT, has been cancelled by its organizers. The program would have allowed residents to trade-in their violent games for $25 a gift certificate donated by the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce. According to Polygon, a spokesman said the January 12 event would have created an “unnecessary amount of logistical details,” but the group will still hand out certificates to parents who had a chat with their children about violent games as a goodwill measure. The initiative was created in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, which took place 30 miles from Newtown, CT on December 14.