So last week, we reported on this curious "killer games" event arranged by German advocacy group Aktionsbündnis Amoklauf Winnenden (or "Action Alliance").
The event, which took place on Saturday, October 15, called for gamers to bring their violent games and toss the items into a big dumpster. No idea what they were planning to do with the "garbage," but most readers agreed this was a stupid idea. Participants were eligible to win a signed soccer jersey from Germany's star team.
Well, videos of the event have been popping up all over YouTube, supplemented by German news reports covering the "game burning" -- hey, book-burning is out of style! Anyway, who wants to guess how the whole thing turned out? If you guessed "badly," then you are correct.
Not surprisingly, the game trashing event was a complete failure. Videos show a near-empty dumpster with a handful of games inside. No doubt the organizers are disappointed by the poor turnout; as previously mentioned, many members of Aktionsbündnis Amoklauf Winnenden are parents who lost children during a shooting earlier this year, in which the teenage culprit was identified as an avid Counter-Strike player.
We feel for the parents involved because the shooting was a deep tragedy, but how does this help the situation, exactly?
Mind the odd angle on this next one. It shows a couple kids tossing a couple (literally) games into the huge rusty vat, while a cameraman films. He's probably with the media because a clip of that boy throwing away his games is later shown during a German news report. We non-Germans can only speculate that they are taking a FOX news-esque approach to the whole thing, judging by the nature of the comments and the video's low rating. At least those kiddies probably won the signed soccer jersey. We hope.