follow us:

Latest News

Dress up like the Black Hand of Sauron in new Shadow of Mordor DLC
A free piece of DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor made its way to the Xbox One. The new DLC lets players dress up at the servant of Sauron, the Black Hand. ... [read more]
Fly like a Mishima in Tekken inspired jets in Ace Combat Infinity
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tekken series. To celebrate, Bandai Namco has special Tekken aircrafts and Emblems for Ace Combat Infinity players.... [read more]
Xbox One Nov. Update introduces fan-requested personalization features
Microsoft listened to fans of Xbox and making strides to continually improve Xbox One with the November update to include options for gamer profiles, a new way to watch TV and SmartGlass improvements. ... [read more]

Latest Articles

An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 "No Going Back" Review
When Telltale Games announced the second season of The Walking Dead, fans of the first season were wondering where Telltale was going to take the series. By focusing on Clementine, the second season went in a different direction than the TV series or comics have gone. It was... [read more]
Gods Will Be Watching Review
Don't let the looks fool you, this is not a regular adventure game and it's definitely not for the squeamish. ... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Favorite Video Game Rentals
8-Bit Eric takes you back to his childhood to look at some of the games he loved to rent. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: NES Zapper Games
Remember the NES Zapper? That beautiful orange, or gray, gun that let you feel like a real gunslinger. 8-Bit Eric remembers, and he has some NES Zapper games you may not have played. ... [read more]
Connecticut town holding video game disposal program
Posted on January 02, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Less than a month after the horrid shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, multiple individuals and organizations have proposed several ideas to prevent such acts of violence from occurring again. Announced today, a violent video game return program has been coordinated by Southington SOS that will occur on Saturday, January 12th 2013. This media buyback will allow citizens to trade in their collection of violent “games, CDs & DVDs” and put them in a dumpster for “appropriate permanent disposal” in exchange for a $25 gift certificate. I guess that Blu-rays are alright from being saved from this media return.

Organized by Southington SOS, a  group of representatives from the small Connecticut town of the same name, this media return program will prevent violent media from “encouraging and increasing aggressiveness” in the American youth as the organization claims that “there is ample evidence that violent video games … contribute(d) to … desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying”.

The fact of the matter is that there is no conclusive evidence whether the elementary school shooting was even encouraged by video game violence other than what has been exclaimed by multiple national media outlets after the shooter’s Facebook page was thoroughly searched. I’ve attempted to get into contact with Southington SOS and I’ll inform you guys of any updates for this program.

Source: Southington SOS & Polygon

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What your favorite horror series?

Resident Evil
Silent Hill
Fatal Frame
Metro 2033
F.E.A.R.
Dead Space
Siren
Alan Wake
Amnesia
Alone in the Dark
Penumbra
Other (Let us know in the comments)
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


#Gamergate, Destiny, Spurs and more


Southington SOS cancels 'violent video game return'

Violent Video Games: A Change in Public Opinion

Missouri representative wants a violent games tax

Other Gaming News From The Web