By now, you may have heard about Norway's Oslo bombing and Utøya massacre that claimed the lives of over 70 innocent civilians. One store chain called Coop Norway is having an impulsive reaction to the tragedy by pulling several violent video games from store shelves.
Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator behind the attacks, wrote a lengthy manifesto that mentions him having played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft. Coop Norway caught wind of this and proceeded to pull the two games plus Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, Counter-Strike Source, Homefront, and 45 other titles and toys. The removed games have ratings that made them appropriate for individuals aged 12 to 18 years old.
Coop Norway director Geir Inge Stokke says the removal is temporary and was done out of consideration for those affected by the tragedy. As for when the removed games would go on sale again, Stoke said the company will be handling that matter carefully.