Walmart's new video game policies following a mass shooting at one of its stores now extends to game sales.
UPDATE:IGN reached out to Walmart for confirmation, and received the following response from LeMia Jenkins, director of national media relations:
“We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week, and it does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment. We are focused on assisting our associates and their families, as well as supporting the community, as we continue a thoughtful and thorough review of our policies.”
Jenkins added, “Our statement stands company wide.”
Walmart now denies their earlier statement:
Shortly after the posting of this story, we were contacted by a Walmart representative who apologized for what was apparently a miscommunication on their behalf. We have since clarified with the aforementioned Walmart representative that the company has "not given any directive to remove video games from the shelves."