Germans Say Nein to Killer Game Drive

The “Killer Game Drive” put on by Aktionsbündnis Amoklauf Winnenden over this past weekend appears to have been a relative failure.

The group was attempting to get people to come and toss “killer games” into a dumpster, and, well, while the Action Alliance did have a huge, graffiti-laden repository, let’s just say that it probably didn’t take them hours to empty it.

From pictures posted online of the event, it appears that just three games made it into the dumpster: a copy of Grand Theft Auto, Small Soldiers for the Game Boy Advance and one other unknown title.

A handful of pictures from the event can be found here.

Thanks again to Stephan for the head’s up!

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    kagota says:

     What you guys fail to realize is that actually there were thousands of games bought and thrown away by extremists!  But….  There were also a ton of people in the dumpsters that salvaged and ran away with free games.  :)   

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    dsparil says:

    This is frickin’ hilarious, these assclowns problably expected 100% that the damn dumpster would be overflowing but in JT like fashion they deny reality and act like their dumb little event was a huge success. Which is why they want to continue it in other cities. It’s ridiculous to see the container almost empty. To add insult to injury, two of the three games still have the shrink wrap on them indicating that they were bought and thrown in by the organizers. The only legitamately thrown in game was the small soldiers cartridge. And even that seems like it was thrown in only because the owner didn’t want it anymore.

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    Monte says:

     You know, this would have been A LOT less embarrassing if they had bought a garbage can instead of a super container… really, that massive empty container at the end of the day only serves to emphasize how big of a failure this whole thing was

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    Father Time says:

    Any way to translate?

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    Father Time says:

    Not really, you can relate this to Nazis in two easy steps game burning-book burning-Nazis. Considering all the stuff Germany’s said about the game’s it’s not that much of a stretch.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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    Erik says:

    So has the group that was running this made a comment on their total and utter failure?

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

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    Tammej says:

    What? Small Soldiers was thrown into that dumpster?

     

    The entire movies message was to *value* your toys, and that war … is good for absolutely nothing. Why’d you throw away a game in which you battle lifeless toy-enemies anyway.

     

     

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    Father Time says:

    So if I trashed one of my games, I’d have a 1/4 chance of winning the jersey, interesting.

    What were they expecting though, games are not nearly as cheap as books.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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    hellfire7885 says:

    Peh, one game NO ONE remembers based on a kid’s movie, another game hardly anyone remembers, and a game that went off sale save for digital distribution a long time ago.

    Wow, just wow… I guess anyone with a brain knew they’d be getting a raw deal. I mean a fav game for a football/soccer jersey? Please.


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    DarkSaber says:

    In the comments section of the article about this from earlier in the week most likely.

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    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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    Werrick says:

    Huh… a right-wing German organization advocating and organizing an event where creative media is destroyed.

    There’s something… familiar, one might say, about this. Where have I seen this before?

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    insanejedi says:

    Sorry for the sentence structure. I know that wasn’t as clear as it was supposed to be. I ment that the mass media (intentionally) miscalculated the number of games by a magnitude of 12, saying there were several copies of counter strike and at least 24 games showed up. When in reality there was only 3 games, 2 were placed there in new packaging.

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    Afirejar says:

    Apperently some Kotaku commentators are saying that the mass media is trying to downplay the drive by a magnitude of 12. They said there were at least two dozen games with several copies of counter-strike.

    Actually, that there are two dozen games including several copies of counter-strike is a mass media claim. The same mass media that staged some games being thrown in, because there were no real participants there to film. If anything, it’s the mass media that are trying to downplay the complete failure of the event.
    I certainly didn’t see dozens of games in any picture of that container, I only saw the claim made in the audio to video footage, that was proven to be staged and quite suspiciously didn’t show the inside of the container.

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    Kabyk says:

    24 games would constitute a "relative failure" too. They advertised this event over a large region, and considering how dense Germany is, 24 games is nothing compared to how many people knew about it.

    Whether it’s 3 or 24, it’s still a failure.

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    insanejedi says:

    Apperently some Kotaku commentators are saying that the mass media is trying to downplay the drive by a magnitude of 12. They said there were at least two dozen games with several copies of counter-strike. Erm… Last I checked you can have my copy of Counter Strike because it’s locked onto steam and I can’t get it out even if I wanted to.

    What’s even more lulzy is that the two PS2 games you see, Def Jam and San Andreas still has the packaging foil over them, which suggests that these guys bought them and put them in there to make it seem less pathetic somehow.

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    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    The "leader" is just giving excuses to try to explain his massive amount of fail to everybody. That event was a waste of time for everybody and a waste of neurons. It was like big and loud birthday party that no one came and the celebrated was left alone with a cake, no gifts and his birthday cake.

    They will look up and shout "Give ROFLCOPTERS to us"… and I´ll whisper "NO". The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com

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    tacc says:

    The other Title was Def Jam Fight for NY.

    GTA and Def Jam (both still sealed) were brought along by a camera team.

     

    The leader of the "Action Alliance" said that they were only collecting gams that have been develpoed by the US Army. This shows that they don’t even know what they are talking about.

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    DarkSaber says:

    I thought the same thing. It’s almost like GP is trying to spin things in their favour isn’t it… (not that there is anything to spin, 3 games is 3 games)

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    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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    Baruch_S says:

    I’ll bet that the people who did chuck games picked games they didn’t want anymore and tossed them in solely for a chance at that jersey; nobody did it as an ideological protest.

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    Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    There´s only one way to explain this:

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    OWNED!!!!

    What they were expecting? Nobody is gonna to waste 60 or 70 dollars just to please a bunch of fear-mongering idiots.

     

    They will look up and shout "Give ROFLCOPTERS to us"… and I´ll whisper "NO". The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com

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    GoodRobotUs says:

    Good on Germany, stupid idea in the first place, just because something has happened that upsets you as a parent, doesn’t mean you can go casting around looking for ‘new fangled’ stuff to blame. Years ago ‘Rock’n’Roll destroyed families’, nowadays it’s just another scape-goat with all the same accusations.

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    magic_taco says:

    Wow…3 games?, Looks like there is a bleak of hope after all and some of germany’s gamer pop stuck to their guns…I mean dumping a game for a lousy shirt from something that causes actual violence.

     

     

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