51 games pulled from sale in Norway following attacks

Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and more taken off shelves after attacks that killed 77

Multiple Norwegian retailers have temporarily removed over 50 games from sale following the recent attacks that killed 77 people in a government building and youth camp.


According to domestic reports (via Gamasutra), Coop Norway and Platekompaniet voluntarily made the decision to suspend sales of a number of violent games including first person shooter Homefront, Sniper Ghost Warrior, Counter-Strike Source and the Call of Duty series, as well as MMO World of Warcraft.

Alleged attacker Anders Behring Breivik mentioned World of Warcraft and of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in a 1,500-page manifesto written before the attacks. He reportedly said he used the former as cover for being out of contact with friends and family, while he viewed the latter as a potentially effective training tool.

[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]