Norway’s Coop supermarket chain is reportedly pulling 51 titles from the shelves in response to Anders Behring Breivik’s terror attacks. The move is said to be temporary, reflecting the public mood in the aftermath of Breivik’s onslaught of violence.
It’s reported that games such as World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare will be among those pulled from the shelves. Breivik claimed that video games were a favourite hobby, and although no-one seems to be directly linking violent games to the Oslo and Utøya attacks, there seems to be little appetite for artificial shooting in Norway right now.
It’s reported that many stores have also pulled repilica toy guns from their shelves. It seems no-one in Norway is in the mood to run around playing soldiers in the aftermath of a deadly bombing and shooting.