Violent video games have long been a target set firmly in the sights of German advocacy groups and government. A national banhammering of so-called "killer games" has already been called for, but one group thinks that good old fashioned book burning tactics will also do just fine.
Gamepolitics reports that a German group called AktionsbŁndnis Amoklauf Winnenden (loosely translated as Action Alliance) is calling for people to dispose of their "killer games" in a trash can set up in front of the Stuttgart State Opera this Saturday, October 17.
The games will presumably be destroyed afterwards, although their fate is not explicitly stated. Game throwers will also get a chance to win a signed jersey from the German national soccer team. How about that.
Action Alliance counts among its ranks parents of the children slain in the Winnenden high school shooting incident that happened earlier this year. Video games were once again eyed as a catalyst in that particular incident.