(FOLEY, Ala.) - Gamers across the nation are being asked not to play violent games today. Games like Halo and Call of Duty. There is growing concern the violence associated with video games can carry over into real life. The 20 year old gunman in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting last week was reportedly obsessed with playing video games.
The "Day of Cease Fire" is not about placing blame. It's about honoring those who were killed in Connecticut. Violent games going silent for one day. It's about standing with families who lost loved ones in the school shooting. It's kind of like an outreach thing. It's like people shaving their hair for cancer patients, " said Gamer Chris Deer of Foley.
With video games being so popular, even at Christmas time it was hard to find folks shopping for games today that were not in agreement with the video game "Day of Cease Fire."
"I got kids of my own so I'd be devastated if somebody doing something to them especially during the holiday season. But this is about putting forth and effort that they do appreciate and showing some kind of reaction to what's happened that's a great thing," said Deer.
The images of the school shooting have been hard to miss.
"I've been sitting there watching and crying thinking about what if it happened here at a school you know it can happen anywhere, " said Jan Dickson, who was buying a game for her son today.
It may be for just one day, but this virtual cease fire for some symbolizes a unified nation now in mourning.
"You know it was sort of like the moment of prayer paying respect for one day. You know we need to bless these children because it's Christmas and those parents are going to have a horrible Christmas," said Dickson.